Vacancy at Global Green Growth Institute: Senior Officer - Pacific NDC Implementation

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5 February 2019
Organization: Global Green Growth Institute 
Duty Station: Fiji
Closing Date: 19 February 2019


The Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) is looking for a Senior Officer to support the implementation of the NDCs in the Pacific. The application deadline is 19 February 2019. 



The Senior Officer will be embedded within the Pacific NDC Hub within SPC in Suva, Fiji and will be part of the NDC Hub core team of staff, led by the Hub Team Leader. The Senior Officer will report to the GGGI Pacific Regional Representative, while also providing regular updates on their work to the Hub Team Leader. The Senior Officer is in charge of developing substantive inputs and analyses to the development and delivery of technical assistance and capacity-building in the area of investment planning and project formulation, design and development, including proposal preparation. 

The Senior Officer assists countries to develop investment plans and design, develop, write concepts or full proposals for and carry out financial/economic analysis for projects in the NDC sectors which result in emission reductions, possibly resilience and sound economic, environmental and social returns.  S/he is expected to be technically competent in at least one of the sectors featured in the Pacific NDCs or likely to be added into future NDCs (e.g. energy, transport, forestry, agriculture, oceans, adaptation, etc.) and be able to engage the private sector to become project partners, co-developers, investors, etc.;

Tasks include:

  • Assess issues and opportunities for investment planning and project pipeline development relating to NDC implementation in various Pacific SIDS
  • Following the Hub work plan, formulate projects/activities within the context of the NDC Hub and GGGI Pacific Regional Program;
  • Implement specific projects, including budget, project monitoring and reporting
  • Develop scalable business models and work on strategies and models to advance the implementation of projects that contribute to NDC/SDG implementation.
  • Analyze dynamic contexts and evolving needs & priorities of the Hub countries and integrate them into design and implementation of the Hub/GGGI plans and activities
  • Promote partnerships for targeted technical or financial assistance and develop project proposals that align with national development priorities and can be promoted to the donor community.


Brings knowledge and passion to the role: someone who is proactive, dynamic, and able to work together with multiple partners under minimal supervision. The successful candidate is a skillful team member with an ability to interact within and beyond GGGI and the Hub, a thoughtful communicator, a deep thinker, and a diplomatic change agent who understands the dynamics of the climate change sector in the Pacific.

  • Masters Degree (or PhD) in Finance, Economics, Business or an area related to the relevant NDC sectors (energy, transport, agriculture, forestry, etc.)
  • Minimum 7 years of total experience with significant applied experience in at least one of the main NDC sectors (energy, transport, forestry)
  • At least 2 years of experience working in the Pacific
  • Demonstrated experience in project formulation, design and development leading to projects attracting public or private financing
  • Demonstrated know-how in business case development, financial and/or economic analysis for projects (such as cost-benefit analysis or least cost analysis)
  • Demonstrated experience of requirements and procedures of international financing institutions, bilateral donors/organizations or multilateral organizations (such as GCF, GEF, EU, DFAT, ADB, WB, etc.)
  • Experience in day-to-day engagement with Government ministries and agencies
  • Experience in engaging with private sector in particular and also other stakeholders (academia, NGOs, development partners, etc.)
  • Experience in assisting in investment planning, evidence-based decision-making, research and analysis;
  • Demonstrated ability to build and strengthen partnerships
  • Strong technical advisory, analytical and problem-solving skills relating to investment planning and project formulation
  • Experience in organizing policy consultations, validation meetings, workshops and capacity building events at the national and regional level would be an advantage
  • Demonstrated excellent oral and written communications skills in English are essential as well as excellent team building and interpersonal skills

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