Vacancy at GGGI: Senior Analyst, Green Growth Performance Measurement (GGPM) - Thought Leadership

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10 July 2017

Location: Republic of Korea, Seoul
Contract Type: Staff
Grade: X9
Salary scale: International Scale
Contract Duration: 36 months
Date to close: 13/07/2017
Ref No: STA1389

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 as poverty reduction and job creation, as well as 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 the private sector to help build economies that achieve strong growth and are less carbon intensive, more resilient to climate change, and more efficient and sustainable in the use of natural resources.

The Office of Thought Leadership (TL) plays a critical part in supporting GGGI’s global, regional, and country-level programs and projects by:

  • demonstrating GGGI’s leadership in evidence-based program planning and implementation, research, analysis, tools and methodologies, and knowledge dissemination, exchange, and cooperation;
  • producing GGGI’s flagship and strategic knowledge products;
  • conducting applied or policy research and analysis, and designing and disseminating analytical tools and methodologies;
  • overseeing GGGI’s knowledge sharing (South-South cooperation) activities;
  • leading climate diplomacy programs and activities;providing technical support to operational teams; and
  • providing technical support to operational teams; and
  • building and supporting partnerships with international development and academic institutions.

GGGI’s green growth methodology team creates and applies new analytical tools and methodologies to assess green growth performance. Currently, there are two tools being developed and implemented under the Office of Thought Leadership. Green Growth Performance Measurement (GGPM) is a tool being developed to understand and analyze green growth performance at a national level and aims to enhance evidence-driven approaches to measure green growth performance among policymakers and other stakeholders. The project aims to develop a multi-country green growth composite index, a simulation tool for studying the impacts of policies, an evidence library, and periodic flagship reports summarizing country and sectoral performance. Green Growth Potential Assessment (GGPA) is a tool that examines a country’s performance in key green growth areas in order to identify areas of underperformance and to transform them into opportunities for high-impact green growth interventions.


The purpose of the GGPM Senior Analyst position is primarily to oversee implementation of the GGPM project and, secondarily, to contribute to and support other relevant GGGI projects and activities, like GGPA, focused on performance metrics, indicators, and tracking methodologies that support targeted GGGI country programs and country stakeholder priorities.


  • An advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in econometrics, development economics, statistics, engineering, environmental science, international development, law and policy, or other disciplines related to sustainable, development, environmental management, or green growth;
  • At least 5 years of professional experience with an emphasis on developing and applying methodologies for quantitative analysis – especially projects involving indicators and indices – and conducting comparative country assessments.

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