Deputy Country Representative, Papua New Guinea Job at GGGI

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Deputy Country Representative, Papua New Guinea

INTRODUCTION TO GGGI

The Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) is a treaty-based international, inter-governmental organization dedicated to supporting and promoting strong, inclusive and sustainable economic growth in developing countries and emerging economies. To learn more please visit about GGGI web page.

Papua New Guinea (PNG) joined the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) in 2012, embarking on a partnership to foster sustainable and inclusive economic growth. GGGI’s presence in PNG, established in 2018, supports the government’s integration of climate-resilient green growth (CRGG) strategies and the execution of green growth projects through mobilization of climate finance and investments.

The GGGI PNG main office is embedded within the Climate Change Development Authority (CCDA), government of PNG, with presence in the Center of Excellence for Financial Inclusion at the Central Bank of Papua New Guinea, and at the sub-national level within Enga, New Ireland, and Milne Bay Provincial Government Administrations. GGGI PNG Program is scaling up its activities with the support from Australia, New Zealand, USA, and France for inclusive green economic growth for PNG over the next five years with a target to mobilize USD 500 million in climate investments and scale up climate resilience and green growth planning at national and subnational levels.

POSITION SUMMARY

The Deputy Country Representative (DCR) for Papua New Guinea (PNG) will support the Country Representative in managing GGGI’s country program in PNG. The DCR will play a key role in developing and managing implementation of green growth projects, engaging with stakeholders particularly the Government of PNG/CCDA, donor partners, private sector, and civil society, and ensuring alignment with GGGI’s global and regional strategies. This position requires a dynamic individual with strong leadership and managerial skills, a deep understanding of green growth and climate change concept and principles, and the ability to drive sustainable development initiatives

PURPOSE

The Deputy Country Representative is responsible for, but not limited to:

  • Support the Country Representative in overseeing the design, implementation and monitoring of green growth and climate change projects in PNG, ensuring they are delivered on time, within budget and meet the required quality standards as well as provide technical guidance and support to the project teams.
  • Foster strong relationships with government agencies, development partners, private sector and civil society organizations, represent GGGI in meetings, conferences and forums to promote green growth and GGGI’s work in PNG.
  • Ensure effective project financial management, including budgeting, forecasting, and reporting; oversee procurement, contract management, and ensure compliance with GGGI policies and procedures.
  • Lead and implement robust reporting, monitoring, and evaluation of GGGI’s PNG country program for both donor and internal reporting to track the progress and impact of projects, ensuring a strong and systematic impact-focused operation, overseeing regular monitoring and evaluation of results and impacts.
  • Conduct regular field visits to conduct fact finding and stakeholder consultations, monitor project activities and engage with beneficiaries.
  • Keeps abreast on technical knowledge and expertise in the diverse range of themes of the PNG program and facilitate knowledge sharing and collaboration among stakeholders.

ENGAGEMENT

  • Develop and foster strong relationships with donors, development partners, key government institutions, relevant academic institutions, non-governmental organizations and/or private sector as key stakeholders of PNG’s CRGG program.
  • Facilitate an effective stakeholder dialogue both internally and externally to support teams on issues relevant to the components/work streams of the program
  • Maintains close communication with technical divisions in HQ on relevant topics to ensure their participation in program delivery for quality outputs.
  • Be the HQ focal point to the delivery of the bi-annual Work Program and Budget (WPB)

DELIVERY

  • Independently manage projects and organize and deliver component(s)/work stream(s) with tight deadlines and manage a team, consisting of staff members and consultants
  • Develop and deliver CRGG bankable projects on areas such as agriculture, renewable energy, green cities, COVID-19 related green recovery and cross-cutting aspects such as social inclusion, communications and capacity building
  • Oversee program-related outsourcing and procurements and ensure that the workstream activities that you manage result in quality products, strong government and private sector engagements, and well-designed projects
  • Achieve synergies between the various workstreams of the program (including energy, Agriculture, forest and land use, green cities and resilient infrastructure) and the shaping of learning and capacity development for the GGGI team and government partners
  • Clear and timely reporting on program delivery to the Country Representative and GGGI HQ
  • Deliver bi-annual Work Program and Budget, and Monitoring and Reporting processes, including the monitoring of logical framework and workplans

REQUIREMENTS

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Postgraduate Degree in economics, international policy, renewable energy, climate change, international development and/or related subjects in green growth, with minimum of 9 years’ of experience in managing programs in relevant sector
  • Recognized leadership, experience holding leadership positions in the past is preferred
  • Effective and efficient operational and organizational skills coupled with project management and project coordination experience, including team management and quality assurance
  • Experience in ERP systems and ability to apply ICT tools in project management is an asset
  • Experience in working in a developing country, particularly in the Pacific, will be an important advantage
  • Strong written and verbal English skills is a must

FUNCTIONAL

  • Strategic thinking with a proven track record in successful program monitoring and delivery
  • Outstanding interpersonal, stakeholder engagement and consensus-building skills, ability to foster strong relationships with key government agencies, and understand their needs
  • Flexible, responsive, and able to manage multiple activities in multidisciplinary teams, while meeting tight deadlines
  • Possess multi-cultural literacy and be easily adaptable
  • Knowledge and experience in one or more areas of renewable energy, sustainable agriculture, green cities, green entrepreneurship, climate finance and climate adaptation is a must
  • Experience in bankable project proposal development and fund raising for climate resilient and green growth projects is a must
  • In-depth knowledge of PNG’s political economy, as well as environmental, climate policy context
  • Exceptional analytical skills, alongside strong synthesis and strategic thinking skills

CORPORATE

  • 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
  • Promote creativity and innovation among staff
  • Be able to lead, develop and motivate staff and support the Country Representative to make sound decisions

WORKING CONDITIONS

  • This is an X10 grade level in GGGI’s International salary scale. For X10 International salary scale annual base salary begins at USD 93,480. Determination of base salary is subject to candidate’s experience, academic background, and internal equity.
  • GGGI provides 15% of base salary towards retirement plan/long-term savings, 27 days of annual leave, and private health insurance that covers dental and vision.
  • GGGI is committed to providing a work environment that is sufficiently flexible to accommodate diverse life-cycle challenges and assist Staff members to achieve a better balance between work and personal/family commitments, thus ensuring high performance, long-term productivity, and well-being of Staff members.
  • The chosen candidate is expected to be based in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea.
 
 
 
Child protection – GGGI is committed to child protection, irrespective of whether any specific area of work involves direct contact with children. GGGI’s Child Protection Policy is written in accordance with the Convention on the Rights of the Child.
Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea