Deputy Director General and Head, GGP&I Division

Global Green Growth Institute Yeonsu-gu, Korea; Republic Of (South)

About the Global Green Growth Institute

Based in Seoul, the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) is a treaty-based international, inter-governmental organization founded to support and promote a model of economic growth known as "green growth", which targets key aspects of economic performance such a poverty reduction, green job creation, social inclusion, and environmental sustainability.

GGGI has a unique in-country presence and prominent role as a neutral, trusted advisor and strategic development partner embedded in Member and partner governments. These advisors are directly engaged with national governments in setting the strategic direction for national program development guided by a Country Planning Framework with the Government. The operating model maximizes the potential to translate green growth strategies and policies (especially economic policies) into green investment plans, mobilizing green finance commitments needed to bolster support for low-carbon and climate-resilient economic development and strong institutional capacity development.

GGGI's hands-on, country work is carried out by the Green Growth Planning & Implementation (GGP&I) division, with experts embedded in partner governments as trusted advisors to explore green growth opportunities that are in line with the country's development goals.
As of 2021, GGGI has 39 Members and delivers programs for more than 30 Members and partners – in Africa, Asia, the Caribbean, Europe, Latin America, the Middle East and the Pacific – with technical support, capacity building, policy planning and implementation, and by helping to build a pipeline of bankable green investment projects.

Deputy Director – General and Head of GGP&I Division Role Profile
Responsible for managing in-country relationships and overall delivery results, GGP&I is the primary interface with partner governments. The Deputy Director-General and Head of Green Growth Planning and Implementation (GGP&I) Division 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.

Duties and Responsibilities
  • 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
  • Builds, manages, and motivates 250+ staff in 40 countries globally to implement GGGI's projects and programs effectively
  • Works 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
  • 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 Investment and Policy Solutions 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; and
  • Leading and implementing any other key organizational initiatives and work as deemed necessary by the Director-General
Required Competencies
  1. Experience successfully managing a decentralized organization with multiple field offices in developing countries is a critical selection criterion.
  2. Experience developing and managing a complex project portfolio for a wide variety of climate and development donor agencies is critical, with hands on experience with both resource mobilization and project implementation and timely delivery a requirement.
  3. International experience living and working in multiple countries is a requirement and professional experience across different continents is highly desirable.
Qualifications and Experience
  • Master's degree required, PhD preferred, in relevant fields in international development, public policy, environmental studies, economics, or other relevant green growth-related field
  • 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.
  • Excellent communications skills in English, both orally and in writing; and agility for various traditional and modern communication modalities

Terms of appointment

This is a full-time position with the successful candidate being contracted on a three-year basis with the possibility of renewal. GGGI offers compensation and benefits comparable to the UN and major international development organizations.

Location: Seoul, South Korea
Flexibility surrounding location may be open to discussion for the successful candidate.

How to Apply
If you wish to be considered for this position, please complete the Application form below on or before 4 September 2021. In addition, we encourage you to please attach a copy of the most recent English version of your CV.  

All information will be treated in the strictest confidence as we pride ourselves on our professional service.

If you have an initial query rather than an application, kindly email us at [email protected].

 SRI Executive is exclusively retained by Global Green Growth Institute to undertake this assignment.

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