Vacancy at Global Green Growth Institute: Country Representative - Papua New Guinea

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5 February 2019
Organization: Global Green Growth Institute 
Duty station: Papua New Guinea
Closing date: 15 February 2019


The Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) is looking for a Country Representative for Papua New Guinea (PNG) to manage and strengthen GGGI's country program in PNG. The application deadline is 15 February 2019. 



The Country Representative will manage and strengthen GGGI’s country program in PNG. Under the supervision of the Pacific Regional Coordinator and Guidance of Deputy Director General, the Country Representative has the overall responsibility for the strategic leadership and direction of the country program to achieve the organizational vision, goals and objectives. The Country Representative is responsible for both the programmatic and operational management of the country program office. The Country Representative will lead and direct the operational day to day activities of the country program and ensure implementation of all projects. S/he represents GGGI with government and international organizations in country and thus act as the focal representative of GGGI in the country for all GGGI related activities. S/he is responsible to ensure cross-learning and fertilization of knowledge across GGGI programs and divisions.

On the programmatic side, s/he will take a leading role in establishing adequate physical presence including an office, developing and implementing the country business plan, and other key corporate planning documents, cultivating new business opportunities and partnership and overseeing the program implementation. The Country Representative will identify resource mobilization opportunities and support the development of in-country resource mobilization strategies and their execution. S/he is responsible for overall financial and human resources. The Country Representative will spend his/her time on country level programming but also spend significant time to inform and contribute to corporate level programming (i.e. contributing to thematic priorities of GGGI, providing strategic inputs in ensuring GGGI remains relevant in country and globally).



  • Advanced university degree (Masters or PhD) or equivalent professional background is a requirement; preferably a specialty in economics, engineering and development areas
  • Relevant professional experience (preferably 7-12 years) with managerial and budget responsibilities, in either an international organization, a large multinational business or consultancy, a large non-profit organization or government is a requirement
  • Familiarity with operating in developing countries is a requirement; experience in the relevant country is an asset
  •  Individuals will also have exceptional strategic thinking skills, a track record of senior-level interaction and political awareness as well as substantial work experience in a relevant field in Papua New Guinea and/or the region. S/he will have an understanding of the PNG’s economic, social and environmental aspects relevant to green growth planning, green financing and sustainable waste sector development in particular
  • Experience identifying, prioritizing, scoping, and implementing green growth opportunities in one or more relevant sectors such as water, energy, climate adaptation, waste, the urban and peri-urban development
  • Proficient written and spoken English is a requirement; Tok Pisin, Hiri Motu and PNG sign language is a plus

How to Apply 

Further information and details regarding this position can be found here



The Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI), is an innovative international intergovernmental organization, based in Seoul, Republic of Korea, with offices in nearly 30 countries and a staff of 300 committed to strong, inclusive green growth. They 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 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.