Deputy Director General

Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI)

Seoul, , KR

GGGI’s hands-on, country work is carried out by our Green Growth Planning & Implementation (GGP&I) division. Our experts are embedded within partner governments as trusted advisors to explore green growth opportunities in line with the country’s development goals.

Responsible for managing in-country relationships and overall delivery results, GGP&I is the primary interface with partner governments. This work began in 2010, with delivery of services in three partner countries: Brazil, Ethiopia and Indonesia. Between 2011 and 2012, GGP&I extended its work into Cambodia, China, India, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Mexico, Mongolia, Peru, Philippines, Rwanda, Thailand, United Arab Emirates and Vietnam. In 2013 and 2014, our GGP&I work continued in these countries and developed regional projects in the Mekong Delta, as well as launched programs in Colombia, Morocco, South Africa, and the South Pacific.

In response to Member’s demands, 2015 will see GGP&I increase its presence in 10 least developed and lower income Member countries across Asia, Sub-Saharan Africa, and Latin America. Earmarked funding will also support additional operations in 7 other countries in the Middle East and North Africa regions

The Deputy Director-General, Green Growth Planning and Implementation (GGP&I) reports to the Director-General and is responsible for effective management-for-results of the organization’s core green growth planning and implementation work in line with strategic framework.  As a senior member of the Management Team, s/he shapes vision and strategy together with stakeholders, and provides strategic leadership to GGGI’s overall business.


  • Plans, develops and assists in directing all aspects of the GGP&I operations
  • Establishes operating policies and procedures and evaluates operating results
  • Directs GGP&I in program management and/or operations support
  • Formulate, recommend and lead proactive strategies and approaches for business development and help position GGGI as an accountable and trusted partner to stakeholders


  • Models engagement with counterparts, building awareness/engagement of program challenges, stimulate discourse on priorities and approaches to achieve organizational mandate and demonstrate effectiveness as a partner in development
  • Build, manage, and motivate about 170 staff in 27 countries globally to implement GGGI’s projects and programs effectively


The strategic planning, implementation, and delivery of GGGI’s green growth projects and programs in the partner countries within GGGI’s strategic framework, “proactively engage” with country partners through utilizing the work of the Thought Leadership group to maximize program results. The need to have this position as a strategic bridge adding high level inputs, with special focus on generating business development including bankable projects for the partner countries and other beneficiaries

As a senior member of the Management Team responsible for:

  • Achieving GGGI’s strategic objectives by converting them into implementable projects and programs, through effective management and integration of human and financial resources across the business lines
  • Framing and timely communicating the organization’s strategy, programs and projects, and intellectual and research agendas internally and externally
  • Proactively identifying and soliciting funding and GGGI membership within the strategic framework 
  • Balancing divisional and organizational needs to establish and then accomplish the expected results
  • Advising in developing both overall objectives and strategic plans for the business development initiatives to fulfill the leadership vision and facilitate their implementation
  • Identifying donors and expanding donor relationship to include private sector
  • Consulting with donors as needed and enhancing GGGI’s resource mobilization effort in coordination with other GGGI units
  • Representing GGGI in external settings to promote green growth and GGGI’s work and to provide leadership and input into global debates around green growth, ensuring that GGGI is at the fore of international thinking
  • Working with the Management Team to create and maintain an organizational culture of innovation and continuous learning which understands and recognizes the intrinsic value in the diversity of GGGI staff; and
  • Leading and implementing any other key organizational initiatives and work as deemed necessary by the Director-General



  • Minimum of 15 years of relevant professional experience that combines intellectual and managerial leadership, at least 5 years of which would be as the head of an organization, or of a major department/division of a large-scale public or private entity of an international and multicultural nature
  • Master’s degree required, PhD preferred, in relevant fields in international development, public policy, environmental studies, economics, or other relevant green growth related field
  • Experience of business development, donor expansion and strategic planning
  • Excellent communications skills in English, both orally and in writing; and agility for various traditional and modern communication modalities
  • Experience in a number of different continents and exposure to development and climate related agencies


  • A proven track record of effectively building, managing, and nurturing a diverse team of professionals in an international setting, and provide strategic and practical guidance to country representatives on exploring and designing the delivery-oriented green growth project and programs
  • Proven project, program, and portfolio management skills and ability to apply economics into green growth policy options and mainstream green growth into policy formulation and implementation in developing countries
  • Extensive track record of effectively engaging stakeholders and mobilizing resources from the public and/or private sector, in areas such as energy, water, agriculture, urban development, waste management, etc.


  • GGGI needs a person who can bring more than knowledge and passion to the role, someone who inspires trust and integrity, with the track record to build on diversity to forge innovation and complementarity of skills as a leader in the international and multi-cultural setting