Development Economist

Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI)

Kampala, , UG


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 supports stakeholders through complementary and integrated work streams – Green Growth Planning & Implementation and Knowledge Solutions – that deliver comprehensive products designed to assist in developing, financing, and mainstreaming green growth in national economic development plans.


Objectives/Purpose of the Assignment:

The Consultant shall undertake all the research and analysis in relation to the economics and policy implications of green growth. Specifically, the Consultant shall take the lead in conducting the job creation assessment, into the Uganda Green Growth Development Strategy and prioritizing bankable projects in targeted secondary cities. The Consultant shall also support the team in the development of the Country Planning Framework (CPF) for Uganda.

Scope of Work:

The Global Green Growth Institute is supporting the Government of Uganda to adopt the green growth path through the Green Growth Pathways Project, since January 2016. This project will support green growth in Uganda, in the medium to long term, through its three key components, namely: Component 1 seeks to support the ongoing mainstreaming of green growth as the primary development approach in Uganda; Component 2 supports green secondary city development in Uganda through developing a comprehensive green growth road map for secondary cities in Uganda, in order to maximize green growth outcomes in the urbanization process; and Component 3 seeks to strengthen green growth understanding in Uganda by building the institutional and human resource capacity of government officials and staff of partner agencies to independently plan and implement green growth policies and projects tailored to the Ugandan context.

The Consultant shall support the government in their approach and delivery of economic analysis for the Uganda Green Growth Development Strategy. The Consultant shall also offer support the conducting of an urban transitions and job creation assessment and in prioritizing bankable projects in the area of green city development. In addition, the Consultant shall take the lead in the development of the Country Planning Framework.

  • The Consultant shall: Conduct economic or climate change related analysis and provide expertise in the inter-linkages of spatial, environmental and economic visions of Uganda’s secondary cities, and the economic impact of green cities development and urban infrastructure projects;
  • Provide technical input in the prioritization of key bankable projects in secondary cities and in the formulation of the National Green Secondary City Roadmap and associated investment strategies from the perspective of climate change and economic development;
  • Incorporate urban transitions assessment, macroeconomic assessment into the Uganda Green Growth Development Strategy (UGGDS);
  • Conduct job creation and finance barriers analysis;
  • Support the development of an indicative list of prioritized interventions to implement green city development;
  • Provide advisory support in the development of Country Program Framework (CPF) by incorporating any needed strategic/economic analysis;
  • Participate in relevant dialogues with concerned Government agencies, Donors, NGOs and private sector partners to discuss and present the progress and results of the assignment; 

Output/Reporting Requirements/Deliverables:

The expected outputs of this position are as follows (however, the Consultant may be required to produce additional output(s) as deemed reasonably necessary by GGGI):

  • Macro-economic analysis report (July – August 2016)
  • Green growth scenarios and  job creation analysis report (August – September 2016)
  • GGGI’s technical input brief into the Uganda Green Growth Development Strategy (July – September 2016)
  • Raw data and analytical notes developed in the course of the assignment (July – December 2016)

The reports shall include a context, an analysis, gaps and recommended actions for the case of Macro-economic analysis and potential green job scenarios and recommended actions for green growth job.

All reports must be in English, in accordance with GGGI’s formatting requirements, and submitted in hard copy and compact disk formats along with complete sets of raw data, research materials, and interview notes.


  • A postgraduate degree in Development/Environmental Economics and/or development planning or relevant fields
  • At least 8 years of experience in assignments related to environmental policy evaluation and development, climate change, sustainable development, green growth, and economic development;
  • Extensive experience in economic and policy analysis.
  • Operational knowledge of Uganda’s development processes and issues.
  • International experience in related work is an advantage;
  • High level of maturity to work with a team of diverse consultants, and ability to relate with varied levels of Government counterparts;
  • Excellent communications skills.
  • Strong proficiency in Microsoft Office applications
  • Fluency in both spoken and written English. Knowledge of a local language would be an advantage.