Scholarship Exchange Program in U.S.A
The 2018 YSEALI Civic Engagement Fellows Program

Country Representative, Cambodia

Organization:  Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI)
Post Date:  28 February 2014
Location: Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Assignment: Fulltime Employment
Position Number: GGGI-HR_13-119
Closing Date: 30 March 2014

* Candidates who have already applied do not need to reapply


INTRODUCTION
The Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) is an international organization dedicated to green growth. Headquartered in Seoul, it is a new, hybrid international organization – interdisciplinary, multistakeholder and driven by the priorities of emerging and developing economies – established by an initial group of eighteen governments pursuant to a treaty signed at the United Nations Rio+20 Conference in June 2012.  

GGGI is dedicated to helping governments and industry pioneer and diffuse a new model of economic growth, green growth, that integrates ambitions for strong economic and environmental performance to achieve poverty reduction, job creation and social inclusion, as well as climate change mitigation and adaptation, addressing biodiversity loss and resource security. GGGI’s approach is particularly suited to developing countries as we believe growth is an essential ingredient in economic and human development.

GGGI’s theory of change leads it to focus on three major outcomes: (1) adoption and implementation of rigorous green growth plans based on strong analytics that form the core of national and provincial economic development strategies in emerging and developing economies; (2) research which builds a strong theoretical and empirical basis for green growth, while providing concrete options and guidance for policymakers; and (3) public-private partnerships that enable the scaling of resource-efficient investment, innovation and practice in key industry sectors as well as the engagement of companies in the implementation of national and subnational green growth plans.

JOB DESCRIPTION
  • Develop a long-term program portfolio of Cambodia green growth, acting as a trusted advisor to the government and a key actor in promoting green growth in the country;
  • Build and maintain partnerships and coordinate communication with officials and stakeholders in the government, development agencies, research institutions, and the private sector of Cambodia;
  • Conduct analysis and provide expert knowledge relevant to implement national strategic plan and/or policy on green growth including sectoral and/or provincial-level action plans in the context of sustainable development of Cambodia;
  • Manage teams of individuals with varying areas of expertise and levels of experience, including external consultants, and ensure project delivery is on time and to budget;
  • Develop and ensure an effective work environment in Cambodia where the team members are engaged and confident in their work scope and have a solid local presence;
  • Plan, organize, and manage programs and activities for capacity building and knowledge sharing for green growth in Cambodia and its regional and international dissemination;
  • Coordinate with GGGI’s Green Growth Planning and Implementation’s East Asia and Pacific (EAP) unit to leverage information and resources;
  • Maintain strong information and program ties to GGGI’s Knowledge Development and Management Unit and its Public Private Cooperation Unit;
  • Develop new project opportunities of the Cambodia country program;
  • Maintain GGGI’s standards through all actions and communications at all times;
  • Report to GGP&I’s Director of EAP in Seoul; and
  • Perform other related duties as required for the final delivery of the work

QUALIFICATIONS
  • A Masters or equivalent preferably in sustainable development, economics, renewable energy, energy efficiency, or business/finance as well as 10+ years of relevant experience;
  • Experience working in other international organizations preferred;
  • Experience building up comprehensive green growth strategy•action plan and/or investment plan in various areas such as central government, local governments, governmental agencies, and companies
  • Experience identifying, prioritizing, scoping, and implementing opportunities for sustainable development in one or more relevant sectors such as adaptation/mitigation, renewable energy, energy efficiency, natural resources, and industry, etc.;
  • Experience in Cambodia managing relationship with various levels of public and private entities including central and local governments, relevant agencies, or companies;
  • Successful experience engaging multiple stakeholders in Cambodia and/or other neighboring countries, and building consensus around a clear course of action;
  • Significant team management experience and ability to lead;
  • Excellent communication and networking skills, ability to communicate complex economic and development issues in a clear and simple way to a diverse audience;
  • Strong entrepreneurial drive, motivation and the ability to creatively find solutions to complex problems, with examples of personal initiative and impact;
  • A track record of delivery of complex programs, having delivered projects involving capability building and/or significant knowledge dissemination activities;
  • Effective and efficient operational and organizational skills – project management and project coordination experience; 

HOW TO APPLY
  • Interested candidates should apply to: recruiting@gggi.org
  • Please submit CV and Cover Letter in English (these should be merged into one file) including the position number in subject line.
  • Given the high volume of applications, GGGI can unfortunately only contact candidates with whom we intend to have further discussions
  • For more information on GGGI, please visit our website at www.gggi.org
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