GGGI vacancy : Associate Environmental Economist

Associate Environmental
Economist

Location       :
Palangka Raya, Central Kalimantan
Start date     : 1 March 2016
End date      : 31 December 2016 (with possibility of extension)
Type of contract : Consultant
Period          : 170
days (1 March– 31 Dec 2015)

Background
The Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) seeks to hire a Junior Environmental
Economist to support their collaborative green growth program with the
Government of Indonesia (GoI) especially in East and Central Kalimantan. 



GGGI is an international
organization founded in June 2010 (www.gggi.org).
GGGI is dedicated to pioneering and diffusing a new model of economic growth,
known as “green growth”. This simultaneously targets key aspects of economic
performance, such as poverty reduction, job creation, social inclusion and
those of environmental sustainability, such as mitigation of climate change and
security of access to clean water. GGGI’s approach is particularly suited to
developing countries because it starts from broad-based progress in living
standards and growth. Since 2013, GGGI has worked in close collaboration with
the Government of Indonesia in the GoI-GGGI Green Growth Program (GGP).
 
The Jakarta office is offering a consultant
position within a varied and dynamic team, who will play an integral role in
supporting GGGI’s sub-national work with Central and East Kalimantan Government.
The post holder will be based in Palangka Raya, to support mainstreaming of green
growth, especially in the energy and forest and landuse sectors. The position
is also expected to support relevant program activities in East Kalimantan as
needed. The role will
involve extensive within the province, to East Kalimantan as needed as well as occasional
travel to Jakarta. The position will have dual-reporting lines to GGGI’s
provincial and Jakarta offices.

Role overview



He/she will play an active role in identifying local government’s
economic development priorities,   and
provide  insight to government partners
on how green growth can help achieve their economic and development goals as
well as contribute to climate change goals and SDGs. He/she will work closely
with government counterparts, especially in the forest/landuse, mining and
energy sectors and support the gathering of data and information for economic
valuation, modeling to support green growth related policy shifts, and identify
opportunities to drive public & private investment towards green growth. In
addition, he/she will support  GGGI’s
capacity building efforts through workshop/FGD preparation. 
 
Key responsibilities


1.      
Work closely with provincial and district level
governments to mainstream green growth into their economic and development
plan, especially in the forest/landuse, mining and energy sectors.
2.       Stimulate
green growth dialogues and document a systematic approach to mainstream and
implement green growth within the government’s mid-term and short-term
provincial development and sectoral plans.
3.       Identify
opportunities to mainstream green growth in program/ project development which
contribute to local and national development plans as well as the GoI-GGGI Green
Growth Program goals
4.       Monitoring
and evaluation of the existing government programs, including assessing
government budget (re-) allocation, and assessing other opportunities and
barriers to implementation as basis to drive investment towards green growth
strategy at selected pilot districts.
5.       Support
data and information collection as needed as well as cost benefit training
workshops at sub-national level to
strengthen GoI counterparts’ capacity in making more informed policy and
investment decisions in planning/design of economic activities.
6.      
Identify, compile and summarize capacity
building and policy development needs in order to promote further adoption of
green growth within development planning processes
 
The
position is expected to participate and actively contribute to government-run
workshops and FGDs related to economic and development planning and work
as part of the hybrid teams that GGGI has established with each of our GoI
counterparts at  sub-national level.
 
Skills and qualifications
 
–         
A Bachelors (preferably Masters) Degree in Economics,
ideally with a focus on environmental economics and a keen interest in
environment and climate related issues
–         
Minimum five years of relevant  experience, ideally with international
organizations or NGOs, in analytical capacity
–         
Excellent analytical skills and able to use economic
assessment tools that value environmental and social costs and benefits
–         
Ability to communicate complex green growth

related issues in a clear and simple way to a diverse audience
–         
Flexible, adaptive and able to carry out multiple
activities to tight deadlines
–         
Ability to deliver quality products
independently with minimal supervision
–         
Outstanding stakeholder engagement, government
relationships, and consensus building skills
–         
Engagement and policy experience with
Indonesian government officials will be seen as an asset
–         
A wide
network with local governments, private companies, academicians and local CSOs will be seen as a strong asset
–         
Good understanding of domestic/public and
private investment flows will be seen as an asset
–         
Working fluency in English
 Applicants must hold exemplary and relevant academic credentials
as described above. To
submit your application please send a cover letter describing
why you are most suitable for the position attaching your latest CV to Gema Junita
([email protected])  by 5 February 2016.
 

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