Green Growth Analyst Consultant

Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI)

Dakar, Senegal 🇸🇳

Introduction:

Based in Seoul, the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) is an intergovernmental organization founded to support and promote a model of inclusive 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 assist developing and emerging countries with integrating their ambitions for strong economic performance and environmental sustainability with the goal of bringing about poverty reduction, job creation, social inclusion, and climate change mitigation and adaptation. 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 workstreams – 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.

Senegal has made its principal strategic focus in the coming 5 years to successfully implement policies to sustain strong macroeconomic growth and catalyze structural change that targets poverty reduction and social inclusion. Like many developing countries, Senegal faces a host of interrelated challenges that are difficult to solve independently, some of which include: vulnerability to exogenous shocks (due to dependence on fuel and food imports); inadequate urban infrastructure; low agricultural productivity; oil dependent energy sector (44% of energy consumption in Senegal and accounts to 2.4% of GDP, 90% of GHG emission coming from the energy sector.); dependence on a deteriorating natural resource base (e.g. 45% of energy comes from biomass); rapid population growth and urbanization and a weak business climate.

The government of Senegal (GoS) recognized the need for change and adopted a very ambitious development strategy called “Plan Senegal Emergent” (PSE), to make the country an emerging economy by 2035. A Priority Action Plan (PAP) has been adopted to substantially improve the investment climate by end of 2016, and implement key reforms and projects to reach an annual growth rate of 7.1 percent in the period of 2014-2018 and to reduce the budget deficit from 5.4% in 2013 to 3.9% in 2018.

The GoS, as outline in its INDCs, is increasingly aware that green growth approaches are essential to integrate within its economic growth strategies.  GGGI plans to support this initiative.  Taking stock from 2016 planned deliverables, the interventions in the proposal for the 2017-2018 period will strengthen the efforts to green the economic growth and ensure poverty reduction and social inclusion. Building on GGGI’s lessons learned in other countries like Rwanda, and based from the current development priorities of the GoS as well as some of the ongoing green city initiatives of key development partners in the country, GGGI will accompany the Government of Senegal in 2017 to achieve the followings: (a) Adoption of the National Green Growth Strategy; (b) Confirmation of priority green growth actions for 2017-2018 by selected secondary cities; and (c) Design of financially feasible Green energy projects. Through these strategic areas in 2017, GGGI will be responding to the GoS’s request and help creating coherence and providing guidelines for the government to reach the goals set in the INDC and the Emergent Senegal Plan (PSE). In developing the guidelines, a special emphasis will be put on poverty reduction and social inclusion measures.

Senegal’s principal strategic focus in the coming 5-10 years is the successful implementation of policies to sustain strong macroeconomic growth and catalyze structural changes that targets poverty reduction and social inclusion.  Current challenges such as inadequate urban infrastructure, delayed reform in the energy sector along with obsolete infrastructures, high cost of production outputs, low productivity of the private sector inhibit GDP growth and poverty reduction. In addition, the challenge in attracting the competing resources/funding for projects submitted to financial institution further complicated Senegal’s pressing need for effective climate change mitigation and adaptation. The government recognizes the need for change and adopted an ambitious strategy ‘Plan Senegal Emergent’ PSE, the economic growth roadmap that ambitions to make Senegal an emerging country by 2035. Though, green growth strategy has not been well included in the PSE framework; fortunately, the country has subscribed to ambitious INDCs. Under the INDCs, the country has also described its sustainable development growth prioritizing the sector of energy, transport, waste management etc.  Senegal has recently developed the National Strategy for Sustainable Development but the government is requesting a National Green Growth Strategy, to better define the norms, understanding and implementation of green growth strategies.

For 2016, GGGI and the Government of Senegal have agreed on the following key areas of collaboration:

  • Development of green secondary city guidelines;
  • Development of an implementation roadmap for the green secondary city guidelines;
  • Policy recommendations and strategic investment program to scale up the energy for productive use sector; and
  • Development of bankable projects.

The strategic collaboration framework (Country Planning Framework – CPF) will be developed in 2016 to capture the 5-year plans for the collaboration between GGGI and the Government of Senegal.

 

Objectives/Purpose of the Assignment:

 The Consultant shall provide administrative and technical supports to the country team of GGGI Senegal in conducting the timely and quality monitoring of delivery of Outputs and Outcomes, the knowledge management and knowledge sharing within GGGI Senegal and with the rest of the Organization, the collection and analysis of data related to green growth from various stakeholders in Senegal for their use by the key team members, and the development and management of tools used for the information and data processing and reporting at the country and corporate levels. The Consultant shall contribute to ongoing strengthening of internal monitoring and evaluation systems to ensure effective implementation of quality programming and GGGI and donor compliance.

Scope of Work:

The Consultant shall work with all project consultants, and undertakes communication and operational activities, to successfully implement GGGI’s country program in Senegal. Under the guidance of GGGI senior staff, the Consultant shall execute various activities, both technical and administrative.

The Consultant shall perform the tasks related to the monitoring and evaluation of GGGI activities in Senegal, leading the progress reporting (monthly and quarterly) and facilitate the development of the 2016 Annual Report, and support the organizing of workshops. The Consultant shall manage the implementation of the strategy for stakeholder engagement, the meetings of the steering committee and project advisory committee, under the supervision of the Country Representative.

This position reports to the Senegal Country Representative.

Output/Reporting Requirements/Deliverables:

The Consultant shall provide the following outputs:

  • Monitoring and reporting according to corporate and donor standards and schedules: Ensures timely and quality reporting to donors including the consolidation of workplans/detailed project implementation plans, baseline reports, annual workplans, monthly and quarterly progress reports, annual report, etc.
  • Data, Information and Knowledge management: Provide support to the team for the day-to-day management and coordination of project activities and guidance in the planning and management of data collection and analysis, knowledge management and information sharing, assessment of green growth impacts of GGGI initiatives.
  • Stakeholder engagement: Support and ensure efficient communication and consultation between GGGI and project steering committee, different working groups, ministries, agencies, international and national development partners in the public and private sectors.
  • Evaluation: Organizes periodic evaluations of projects as necessary and work with the team to standardize and further strengthen Program Compliance monitoring systems and tools across the portfolio
  • Green growth assessment: Support the program team in development of all work streams (including thematic interventions, capacity development programs etc.) and assessing the green growth impact of the projects
  • Facilitation of meetings, workshops and missions: Support in organizing GGGI’s internal and external gatherings including consultation meetings, capacity building sessions, workshops and field trips;
  • Manage GGGI Dakar office operation related tasks including procurement, supplies, and facilities and ensure Administration support:  that administrative duties align with the country team’s work plan and budget and GGGI policies
  • Assist in developing, maintaining and updating a project budget file, including producing disbursement requests and internal and external reporting;

Qualifications/Experience/Expertise

  • A Master’s degree in economics, international relations, development, organizational management, economics/finance/business, or other related to green growth, or equivalent combination of relevant education and experience
  • At least 5 years of working experience, preferably in an international setting.
  • Experience studying, analyzing and presenting the national economic development/green growth context of the country.
  • Ability to build and maintain positive relationships with key stakeholders including Government entities MDBs, other partners, with a good understanding of the Senegalese green growth context
  • Strategic thinker and solutions oriented person with good ability to multitask and work in a matrix environment
  • Experience coordinating successful functions and events (workshops, meetings, etc.) that are smoothly run and well facilitated.
  • Good knowledge in monitoring and evaluation systems within a performance-based management context
  • Excellent communication, presentation, writing and networking skills
  • Excellent information gathering, assessment and presentation skills
  • Strong background in green growth, climate change, sustainable development and/or the technical strategic areas including energy, cities and water is a plus
  • Experience working with government counterparts
  • Able to establish priorities in a time-sensitive environment, and meet deadlines with strong attention to details.
  • Fluency in both spoken and written English and French is a requirement. Knowledge of a local language in Senegal would be an advantage.

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