Land Use Expert
Based in Seoul, The Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) is an intergovernmental organization founded to support and promote a model of economic growth known as "green growth", which targets key aspects of economic performance such a poverty reduction, job creation, social inclusion, and environmental sustainability. GGGI works with countries around the world, building their capacity and working collaboratively on green growth policies that can impact the lives of millions. The organization partners with countries, multilateral institutions, government bodies, and private sector to help build economies that grow strongly and are more efficient and sustainable in the use of natural resources, less carbon intensive, and more resilient to climate change.
GGGI supports stakeholders through complementary and integrated workstreams – Green Growth Planning & Implementation and Knowledge Solutions – that deliver comprehensive products designed to assist in developing, financing, and mainstreaming green growth in national economic development plans.
Upon approval of ‘Strategic Plan 2015-2020’ by the Council in 2014, GGGI has selected four thematic clusters as its focus areas: energy, water, land-use, and green cities. GGGI is currently in the process of establishing its strategic direction in each of these areas.
Scope of Work
Under the direct supervision and guidance of the relevant Division/Department Head/Project Manager, and in collaboration with relevant GGGI units and personnel, the Land Use Expert will support implementation of GGGI's Land Use strategy and/or delivery of country level work plans with the following duties and responsibilities:
- Review GGGI’s existing work on Land-Use and long-term planning methodologies in light of local demands and international trends;
- Produce a concept paper that helps explain the rationale and significant potential benefits of a specific policy interventions in a designated country, in achieving green growth, by addressing issues related to agricultural productivity, subsidy reforms, landscape approach, deforestation, restoration of degraded land at national and subnational levels;
- Based on international mega-trends and realities of emerging economies and their pressures on deforestation and forest degradation, develop an assessment report, with detailed findings, conclusions, and recommendations;
- Support the development of implementable products and solutions in the country context; for example, management scheme, forestry funds, sustainable value chain management, and so on;
- Support GGGI in identifying financeable projects and programs within partner countries, particularly related to GGGI thematic priorities on land use
- Contributing to capacity building and knowledge sharing on Land use sector/sub-sectors;
- Prepare briefing and communications materials for sharing and support internal briefings and communications about these efforts for GGGI staff at headquarters and around the world as appropriate;
- Supporting multi-stakeholders engagement; and
- Must be internationally recognized in the field of Land-Use related area. Must have worked for developing countries in an applied capacity, dealt with a variety of stakeholders – government, private companies, small-holder farmers, financial institutions, etc. Sectoral experience in forestry and/or agriculture is a must.
- Minimum 7 years of progressively responsible experience in research or project management in the policy planning and implementation context in the areas of land-use (e.g. ecosystem valuation, natural resource management, payment for ecosystem services, REDD+, etc.)
- Strong interpersonal and collaboration skills with a particular ability to communicate with stakeholders in developing countries;
- Must have experience at the technical assessment of land-use sector policy issues
- Good understanding of up-to-date financing trends for sustainable land-use management (e.g. impact investment, forest resilience bond, etc.); financing background is a plus.
- Experience related to green growth, sustainable development, or related topics is a must;and
- Fluency in English is a must; other languages of GGGI operating countries are an asset.