Program Officer Jobs – Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI)

Job Title:  Program Officer
Organisation: Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI)
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
About US:
Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) is an 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 Program Officer will work closely with the
Country Representative, other local staff and consultants and HQ staff to
ensure the on-time, on-scope and on-budget delivery of results as planned. This
person will be a key anchor for GGGI’s in-country programming, possessing
knowledge of the local context and the ability to interact with national and
international stakeholders and government counterparts. The Program Officer
(PO) will play a focal role as part of the country team responsible for
establishing the delivery program in 2016 and achieving the objectives outlined
in the workplan and budget. This will require close consultation with the
Country Representative, Seoul headquarters staff, local consultants, technical
experts, and public and private sector stakeholders.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
1. Engagement:
  • Engage in primary research and regular
    dialogue with public sector representatives, private companies and
    associations to collect and verify data when necessary.
  • Use knowledge and experience with local
    context to contribute to meetings and presentations for and by Program
    Manager, Country Representative, or other HQ staff.
2. Delivery:
  • Support the program team in the development
    of all workstreams for 2016 (including thematic interventions, capacity
    development programs, etc.)
  • Keenly review project documents and provide
    constructive input to important deliverables with a strong eye for quality
    control and consistency.
  • Support the country team (staff and
    consultants) to ensure the effective organization and execution of
    stakeholder workshops.
  • Ensure that administrative duties align with
    the country team’s workplan and budget and GGGI policies.
  • Work closely with the Program Managers and
    Country Representative in monitoring, evaluating and reporting on project
    progress, in order to fulfill the full needs of the Project Cycle
Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The applicant should preferably hold a Bachelor’s
     degree in international relations,
    development, organizational management, economics/finance/business, or
    other area related to green growth
  • A minimum of three years of working
    experience, preferably in an international setting.
  • Significant experience studying, analysing
    and presenting the national economic development/green growth context of
    the country.
  • Prior exposure and experience coordinating
    successful functions and events (workshops, meetings, etc.) that are
    smoothly run and well-facilitated.
  • Previous experience in project monitoring,
    evaluation and reporting.
  • Excellent communication, presentation,
    writing and networking skills.
  • Broad knowledge and background in green
    growth, climate change, sustainable development and/or the technical
    strategic areas including land-use, energy, cities and water is an added
  • Past exposure and experience working within a
    team to produce results under tight deadlines. Experience working with
    government counterparts
  • The PO must have some knowledge of the
    national economic development context and provide relevant advisory
    services as part of GGGI’s support to government counterparts as they set
    targets and work toward their green growth ambitions.
  • Ability to think strategically and in close
    collaboration with others.
  • Detail-oriented striving for quality and
    consistency in all outputs and communications.
  • Able to perform strategic and technical
    analysis in tandem and under time constraints.
  • Output-oriented, demonstrating creativity,
    innovation and an entrepreneurial drive.
  • Highly-organized and able to effectively and
    efficiently multi-task and prioritize.
  • Comfortable working both in a team and
  • Understand and actively supports GGGI’s mission,
    vision and values.
  • Promote an organizational culture of trust,
    transparency, respect and partnership.
  • Process and share information easily and is
    excellent at problem solving.
  • Manage emotions and stress positively, builds
    rapport and resolves conflict easily.
  • Excellent command of spoken and written
  • Fluency in the local language is preferred.
How to Apply:
suitably qualified and interested candidates should send an updated CV and
cover letter in English (Merged into one PDF file) and sent to:
Deadline: 26th February 2016

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