Organisation: Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI)
Position Title: Senior Programme Manager
Location: London or Indonesia
Salary Package: Competitive plus benefits
Closing Date: Candidates will be interviewed in summer 2012. The position will be filled as soon as a suitable candidate is found
Acre has partnered with The Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) to hire an experienced Senior Programme Manager to lead their rapidly growing activities in Indonesia.
GGGI is dedicated to helping government and industry pioneer and diffuse a new model of economic growth, known as "green growth," that simultaneously targets key aspects of economic and environmental performance. These include poverty reduction, job creation and social inclusion as well as mitigation and adaptation to climate change, biodiversity loss and energy and water security. GGGI's approach is particularly suited to developing countries because it is based on the premise that growth is an essential ingredient in economic and human development. GGGI was founded as a non-profit organization under Korean law in June 2010, and is in the process of converting to an intergovernmental organisation later in 2012.
GGGI's theory of change leads it to focus on three major outcomes: adoption and implementation of rigorous green growth plans that form the core of national and provincial economic development strategies; research which builds a strong theoretical and empirical basis for green growth, while providing concrete options and guidance for policymakers; and public-private partnerships that strengthen incentives for the scaling of resource-efficient investment, innovation and practice as well as for the engagement of companies in the implementation of national and subnational green growth plans.
Reporting directly to the Director of the London Office, the Senior Programme Manager will be part of GGGI's global country program team and will have responsibility for a portfolio of work in Indonesia. GGGI has just completed successful project work in the regions of East and Central Kalimantan, and is about to expand this work toward regional implementation and national strategic planning. GGGI has made a large commitment to working in Indonesia, and its activities will expand rapidly in the next year.
The SPM for Indonesia will lead multiple project teams responsible for the detailed analysis, policy design and implementation, public and private sector stakeholder engagement, and international collaboration that lie at the heart of the green growth planning process. The key priority will be to identify, evaluate and prioritise green growth opportunities, and support the institutions to deliver these opportunities, enabling Indonesia to drive implementation and tangible impact on the ground.
Key responsibilities will include:
• Developing and applying suitable assessment methodologies and decision-making tools, e.g. sector-level modelling, marginal abatement cost curves, climate change and vulnerability modelling, environmental and socio-economic impact assessments, multi-criteria analysis, etc.
• Prioritizing opportunities and policy actions, and synthesizing recommendations and implementation plans, including technical and financial support vehicles and public-private cooperation mechanisms
• Managing multiple teams of individuals with varying areas of expertise and levels of experience, including external consultants, and ensuring project delivery is on time and to budget
• Building robust relationships and managing multiple stakeholders including public sector officials in partner countries, private sector, non-governmental stakeholders, and project donors
• Working closely with the research, capacity building, and public-private cooperation functions at GGGI to develop knowledge, tools, and case studies that can be shared internally and externally
• Developing a long-term portfolio of work in Indonesia, acting as a trusted advisor to the government and a key actor in promoting green growth in the country and region.
• Engaging directly in international events and knowledge networks to share GGGI experience and bring international best practice into GGGI's work
• Advising and contributing routinely to GGGI's global leadership team activities such as overall strategy development, fund-raising, stakeholder management, external presentations and so on.
The successful individual will have a strong analytical background, experience of working in developing countries, exceptional strategic thinking skills and a track record of senior-level interaction and political awareness. You will have substantial work experience in areas directly relevant to green growth within the public or private sector (e.g. sustainable development, climate change or cleantech). You will excel at problem solving, clear reasoning, creative thinking, and the ability to detangle complex issues. More specifically, the ideal candidate will have:
• A Masters or PhD level or equivalent, preferably in engineering, economics or business/finance as well as 5-8 years of relevant experience
• Experience identifying, prioritising, scoping, and implementing green growth opportunities in one or more relevant sectors such as natural resources, energy, water, industry, transport, the built environment or services
• Successful experience engaging multiple stakeholders, and building consensus around a clear course of action
• A track record of strong client relationships, and a client service orientation
• Significant team management experience and ability to lead
• Excellent communication skills, having delivered projects involving capability building and/or significant knowledge dissemination activities
• Strong entrepreneurial drive, motivation and the ability to creatively find solutions to complex problems, with examples of personal initiative and impact
• The freedom to travel and spend time in the project countries, and a familiarity and comfort with multi-cultural environments
GGGI presents a fantastic opportunity to join a new, innovative international organisation that working on projects with real impact on people's lives, and building a cutting-edge paradigm of economic development and sustainability. Further, this role offers the opportunity to lead GGGI activities in a new region, with significant budget and institutional backing.
For more information contact Acre on + 44 (0) 20 3170 8036, apply here or send your CV to michael(at)acre-resources.com.
sent by Fred Rose
Acara Program Director
Institute on the Environment, University of Minnesota