Country Representative Career Vacancy – Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI)

Job Title:      Country Representative
Organisation: Global Green
Growth Institute (GGGI)
Duty Station: Kampala,
Position Number: GGGI-HR_15-151
About US:
The Global
Green Growth Institute (GGGI) is a new international organization committed to
strong, inclusive green growth. We 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.
Job Summary: The Country
Representative (CR) will be representing GGGI as the focal person, leading the
in-country program. The incumbent will oversee and direct the operational day
to day activities of the country program and sustain portfolio to a new level
of operational excellence, efficiency and effectiveness. The job holder has the
overall responsibility for the strategic leadership and direction of an
integrated country program to achieve the organizational vision, goals and
objectives. The CR is responsible for the programmatic and operational
management of the country program. S/he represents GGGI with Government and
international organizations in country and thus acts as the focal
representative of GGGI in the country for all GGGI related activities,
including Knowledge Solutions Division activities. S/he will take a leading
role in developing the country planning framework document and attendant
discussions and cultivation of relationships; oversee program delivery; review,
monitor, and report progress on the country strategy in line with GGGI’s global
strategic directions and overall thematic focus. S/he is responsible to ensure
cross learning and fertilization of knowledge across GGGI programs. The incumbent
will also be responsible for identifying resource mobilization opportunities
and collaborate with appropriate units to design and implement resource
mobilization efforts. S/he is responsible for all aspects of management and
administration as they pertain to the country program and its staff and
consultants. S/he 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).
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
Country Program Management
Develops an integrated and quality-assured Biennium
Work Plan and Budget that is aligned with the Strategic Plan 2015-2020
Delivers results on the ground based on the Work
Plan and Budget for respective country program
Builds and strengthens networks and partnerships
with national/regional institutions and leads in country donor collaboration
and new project development
Stays abreast with trends within the donor
environment in the country
Undertakes responsibilities for new proposal
development for funding from earmarked sources, in close collaboration with
resource mobilization unit
Respects relevant donors’ conditionality and monitors
GGGI’s compliance with specific donor requirements as they relate to in-country
Provides oversight to all finance and administrative
services in line with GGGI financial regulations
Manages the development and implementation of annual
country budgets as per approved WPB
Ensures that adequate internal control mechanisms
are in place and review and minimize significant expenditure variances
Manages the annual and project-specific audit
Ensures the preparation, accuracy and timely submission
of monitoring reports in the ERP and in other formats as required
Ensures the high quality of documents and outputs
produced by the project team on the ground
Strategy Development and Implementation:
The incumbent will oversees the development and
implementation of the Country Strategy in line with the GGGI’s Strategic Plan
Actively facilitates the alignment of country
program to GGGI’s thematic priorities
Leads, directs and mentors the country team in line
with the organizational strategy
Stays abreast on socio-economic and political
changes in the environment and undertake timely strategic review of GGGI’s
country program ensuring continued relevance
Maintains close and productive communication with
the HQ
Ensures country program implements GGGI policies,
procedures, operational guidelines and standards
Ensures coordination with other divisions of GGGI
for prompt support services
Manages technical staff members supporting the
country program from the HQ
Human Resources Management and Organizational Development:
Provides leadership support to staff development in
Manages adequate implementation of the performance
management system
Organizes regular meetings with the senior
management team and all staff for the purpose of exchanging information,
coordination and learning
Ensures that the country team is effective, mutually
supporting and sufficiently involved in decision making
Communication and Learning:
Ensures that the country program is maintaining a
coordinated and agreed information exchange internally and externally
Ensures that key country documents are internally
shared with the HQ and agreed upon before communicating to donors
Ensures that experiences and best practices are
documented and shared across the organization
Qualifications, Skills and
The ideal candidate should hold an advanced
university degree (Masters or PhD) is a requirement; a specialty in economics
and development is an asset
Significant 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
Proficient written and spoken English is a
requirement proficient French is recommended; additional knowledge of other
relevant languages is an asset
How to Apply: 
All suitably
qualified and interested candidates should send an updated CV and cover letter in
English (Merged into one PDF file) and sent to: GGPI2016.60101.3830@gggi.aplitrak.com
Deadline: 1st December 2015

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