Analyst (Water Policy Solutions)

Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI)

Seoul, , KR

GGGI has a diverse portfolio of programs in developing countries around the world. These in-country programs, together with global products and services, focus on delivering results through an integrated approach of evidence-based green growth planning and implementation aligned to countries’ development priorities. The organization also focuses on knowledge development and management activities which build a strong theoretical and empirical basis for green growth, while providing concrete options and guidance for policymakers; as well as building the conditions for public and private green infrastructure investments.                                                                                           

The Investment and Policy Solutions Division (IPSD), based at GGGI’s Seoul headquarters works with programs in countries and on (global) projects, by:

  • Providing technical and financial know-how through advice to country programs in the areas of energy, green cities, land-use and water;
  • Working with the Green Growth Planning and Implementation Division (GGP&I) on the development of service offerings (in GGGI’s four main focus areas) and related methodologies (delivery approaches);
  • Converting experience gained through country activities and engagement in international networks into elements of South-South cooperation programs, sub-regional knowledge sharing programs and national level capacity building activities;
  • Developing global level tools such as the Green Growth Potential Assessment methodology and flagship products (such as the planned Green Growth Index);
  • Contributing to the preparation of corporate communication material;
  • Managing GGGI’s involvement in knowledge management networks such as the Green Growth Knowledge Platform or other international platforms as appropriate.

The Division expects to expand its technical capacity and broaden intellectual base by hiring a technical resource person for the Water sector, particularly on policy analysis, development of market-based approaches, and knowledge sharing.


Based in Seoul, The Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) is an intergovernmental organization founded to support and promote a model of economic growth known as “green growth”, which targets key aspects of economic performance such a poverty reduction, job creation, social inclusion, and environmental sustainability. GGGI works with countries around the world, building their capacity and working collaboratively on green growth policies that can impact the lives of millions. The organization partners with countries, multilateral institutions, government bodies, and private sector to help build economies that grow strongly and are more efficient and sustainable in the use of natural resources, less carbon intensive, and more resilient to climate change.


GGGI’s Investment and Policy Solutions Division (IPSD) is hiring an Analyst who is passionate about building an extraordinary organization that continues to drive innovation in accelerating green growth in developing countries. The Analyst will work to support partner countries in planning, designing, and implementation of green growth policies in the Water sector and in generating bankable projects.


The Analyst will work to support partner countries in the planning, designing, and implementing of green growth policies related to various aspects of the Water sector and in generating bankable projects by providing technical support that includes: conducting required assessments, reviewing/drafting analytical papers, preparing documents on best practices and experiences, participating in knowledge sharing programs, and refining and solidifying GGGI’s service offerings in the Water sector. The Analyst shall engage with colleagues within GGGI and government officials in developing countries to expand meaningful application of up-to-date green growth knowledge and tools as well as the synthesis of cutting-edge insights and ideas. The individual shall also be expected to assist in the development of a partnership with private sectors to ensure environmentally sustainable and inclusive practices and catalyze investment in the Water sector.                                                                                                                                                 


The individual shall support relevant projects and activities in the Water sector across GGGI country operations by, among others, engaging with in-house and external experts/organizations to translate GGGI’s Thematic Strategies into innovative service offerings and in-country, regional, and global initiatives.


The general roles and responsibilities of an Analyst include:

  • Support the Deputy Director of the Water sector and other staff through technical and content-based involvement in the planning and execution of country projects.
  • Support the development and dissemination of flagship/core knowledge products.
  • Support the synthesis, codification, and dissemination of experiences gained through country activities and engagement in international networks into elements of South-South cooperation programs, regional knowledge sharing programs, and national level capacity building activities;
  • Provide on-demand analytical and operational support to in-country activities,
  • Support the development of implementable products and solutions; for example, development scheme, tailored policy tools, business model, etc.
  • Understand GGGI project cycles and support the coordination of all projects in the thematic portfolio with respect to their design, execution, and closure; and
  • Facilitate effective communication and cooperation across thematic areas and with country teams to enhance GGGI’s delivery.

REQUIREMENTS (only recruitment purpose)


Education: An advanced university degree in environmental economics, public policy, international business, or other related disciplines related to green growth and sustainable development in the Water sector


  • Work Experience: Minimum 3 years of professional experience in the Water sector with a public or private sector organization
  • In-depth technical expertise in decentralized sanitation, bioeconomy, and ecosystem services – particularly on the analysis of relevant policies or project design and implementation in these three areas – is strongly preferred.
  • Specific knowledge/experience required includes, but not limited to, a general understanding of the Water sector, a highly technical understanding of specific policies and measures relevant to the Water sector, governance and regulatory approaches in developing and emerging countries, and global trends in the thematic area
  • Experience and expertise in data analysis, research, and application of quantitative/qualitative assessment
  • Overall understanding of the concept of green growth in the context of developing countries
  • Understanding of project cycles and management and effective means of communication is a plus
  • Experience in the Water sector projects by delivering agreed outputs on time and managing relationship with stakeholders is a plus.
  • Experience in carbon market, sustainability standards, and impact investment is a plus.
  • Experience in developing countries context, preferably on policy consultation and project development, is a plus.
  • Fluent in English, knowledge of another relevant language is an asset.


 GGGI needs a person who can bring more than knowledge and passion to the role: someone who has the grit and resilience to do this work, someone who is proactive, dynamic, and able to work together with minimal supervision. The successful candidate is a skillful team member with an ability to interact within and beyond GGGI, a thoughtful communicator, a deep thinker, and a diplomatic change agent who understands the dynamics and tensions in this kind of diverse, global landscape. The individual should:

  • Demonstrate a high level of expertise in relevant area
  • Be excellent in knowledge development
  • Anticipate and provide necessary technical and content-based support
  • Handle complex multi-stakeholder relationships
  • Be keen on maintaining a high degree of professional integrity
  • Be willing to travel internationally, be curious about new environments and new countries
  • Effectively communicate, listen to others, and create and promote an environment for open communication
  • Work effectively with other teams of a high degree of cultural/professional diversity