Economic Officer - Macroeconomic Analysis of Low Carbon Development
Republic of Korea (Korea (Republic of))
Economic Officer - Macroeconomic Analysis of Low Carbon Development
GGGI is seeking to hire an Economic Officer. The Economic Officer will play an important role within the Climate Action and Inclusive Development (CAID) team as part of the Investment and Policy Solutions Division (IPSD) by contributing to current and future GGGI engagements with its member and partner countries, supporting them to analyse the macroeconomic impacts of their low carbon development trajectories while greening their economic recovery packages and accelerating green growth worldwide.
The Economic Officer will, through provision of evidence-based macroeconomic modelling and economic analysis, help key stakeholders in member and partner countries to understand the costs and benefits of low carbon development pathways in specific sectors, such that they can take informed decisions regarding the development of Long Term Low Emission Development Strategies and National Determined Contributions while at the same time greening their economic recovery packages.
The Economic Officer will report to the Principal Economist. S/He will conduct research and analysis and engage colleagues across Investment and Policy Solutions Division (IPSD), as well as country offices to provide evidence based economic research and modeling to support member and partner countries in development of Long Term Low Emission Development Strategy and development of COVID-19 recovery packages.
The Economic Officer is expected to:
- Analyze data and information, assess results and draw conclusions, develop models, prepare and present results to internal and external stakeholders, and draft and compile technical and policy reports;
- Conduct cost – benefit analysis and marginal abatement cost analysis of low carbon actions and scenarios;
- Produce evidence – based research and modelling to show the macroeconomic impacts of economies’ decarbonization to assist countries in developing their low emission development strategies and design their economic recovery;
- Provide evidence and advocate green deals and green growth as the avenues to deliver post-covid19 economic recovery with short term employment benefits while achieving long term low carbon development and sustainability, demonstrate GGGI’s strength in this area, by supporting GGGI’s participation in conferences, seminars, capacity building, and knowledge sharing programs.
- Contribute to knowledge and insights on topics related to the economics of climate change and green growth, and making this knowledge available and accessible to policy-makers and the public through various publications and outreach methods;
- Contribute to innovative economic analysis and modelling in low carbon development programs, in alignment with the organization’s strategic objectives and partner countries’ needs and expectations, such as national-level economic analyses and macroeconomic modelling of climate change and green growth, green economic recovery, fiscal policies and low carbon investment opportunities;
- Provide technical know-how and economic modelling services as part of the CAID unit to country programs in support of operational/country teams;
- Advocate green growth through economic analytical insights gained from country activities, and findings from knowledge sharing, South-South cooperation, and country-level capacity building activities;
- Share GGGI knowledge externally and contributing to GGGI’s participation at international events, knowledge networks, and other fora.
- A Master’s degree in economics, econometrics, environmental economics, or related area is required.
- At least 5 years of relevant experience in macroeconomic modelling, or economic forecasting in the context of low carbon development and green growth.
- Experience in one of GGGI’s thematic focus areas (sustainable landscapes, energy, cities), other relevant disciplines (climate change, green growth, environment), or a combination of these is preferred,
- Experience in international organizations and/or in government sector, working with developing countries is a strength. Proven record of providing analytical and technical advisory services to developing countries is a plus.
- Fluency in English. A working knowledge of French is desired. Other relevant languages are assets.
- Experience in cost-benefit or marginal abatement cost analysis for climate mitigation and/or climate adaptation is required
- Solid experience in applied economics/econometrics, research, and quantitative analysis in one or more thematic areas related to climate change and low carbon development,
- Experience on Input – Output modelling, use of Social Accounting Matrices, Computable General Equilibrium or System Dynamics modelling in the context of climate change, carbon emissions or environmental policy is an asset,
- A clear understanding of The Paris Agreement, Long Term - Low Emission Development Strategies and Nationally Determined Contributions and related concepts is strongly preferred,
- Comprehensive understanding of the concept of green economic recovery and of economic policy and regulatory approaches in developing and emerging economies and of recent developments and global trends.
- Ability to communicate effectively including strong oral and writing skills to publish technical reports, policy briefs, journal papers on topics relevant to economics of climate change and green growth,
- High degree of professional integrity, work successfully as part of an international team effectively, deliver expected outputs on time, effectively communicate with and listen to others, and coordinate across an organization and with external partners.
- Willingness and ability to travel (Regional and International)
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 as poverty reduction and job creation, as well as social inclusion and environmental sustainability. GGGI works with countries around the world, building their capacity and working collaboratively on green growth policies and bankable projects that can impact the lives of millions. The organization partners with countries, multilateral institutions, government bodies, and the private sector to help build economies that achieve strong growth and are less carbon-intensive, more resilient to climate change, and more efficient and sustainable in the use of natural resources.
The Paris Agreement invites Parties to submit their Long Term -Low Emission Development Strategies by 2020 towards achieving the ambitious commitment by all countries to limit the increase in global average temperature to well below 2°C, and to pursue efforts to limit the increase to 1.5°C. GGGI is providing support to member and partner countries to develop their LT-LEDS and decarbonize their economies. Among other LT-LEDS related support, GGGI is providing technical support on analysing and modelling the macroeconomic impacts of countries decarbonization processes. In addition, GGGI is supporting its member and partner countries to green the post-covid19 economic recovery packages. Assessing the economic and employment impacts of low carbon development actions is at the core of the greening process of the economic recovery.
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