Senior Low Emissions Climate Resilient Devt (LECRD) Program Management Officer
Fiji (Fiji )
Senior Low Emissions Climate Resilient Devt (LECRD) Program Management Officer
The Senior Program Officer is responsible for developing substantive inputs and analyses to the development, delivery, and assessment of the LECRD program in the Pacific. The Senior Program Officer will plan and organize project activities across green growth planning, and support the implementation of projects that contribute to addressing challenges to the sustainable development of Fiji, Kiribati, Papua New Guinea, Tonga and Vanuatu.
The Senior Program Officer will drive new project development, coordinate with GGGI in-country teams and delivery partners for effective results deliveries under annual LECRD workplans, and maintain effective program reporting and communication internally and externally in line with GGGI corporate policies, standards and protocols. Under the supervision of Country Representatives for the abovementioned countries, the Senior Program officer provides day to day support to in-country teams as well as to relevant government counterparts in the context of GGGI’s program in Fiji, Kiribati, Papua New Guinea, Tonga and Vanuatu.
The LECRD program is funded with support from the Government of New Zealand. The duration of the position is 3-years with the possibility of extension.
The purpose of this role is to manage the delivery of the three-year, LECRD program in Fiji, Kiribati, Papua New Guinea, Tonga and Vanuatu. The LECRD program aims to develop policy, legislation, regulations, standards, strategies, roadmaps and an investment pipeline to support Pacific Island Countries to transition to low-emissions climate resilient economies and societies. The selected candidate will enable successful implementation by working closely with GGGI’s in-country teams and senior managers in the Pacific, through engagement with strategic stakeholders, and through technical program and project delivery.
- Formulates projects within the context of the LECRD program, GGGI’s Strategic outcomes, the biennial/annual work program and Country Planning Frameworks and aligns activities with GGGI’s core values, corporate vision and objectives
- Provides analysis and technical input into LECRD program activities and ensures coordination of the program across the target countries
- Assess effectiveness of the in-country projects and recommends improvement to meet key milestones for the projects as well as ability to focus on longer term program outcomes.
- Identifies opportunities to enhance the delivery and impact of projects and integrates them into design and implementation of LECRD plans and activities
- Monitors program progress and budgets, the planning of resources, completes reporting, and seeks strategic direction from Country Representatives
- Ensure high quality and timely reporting and communications, internally and externally, on all matters relating to the LECRD program.
- Collaborates with GGGI’s in-country teams, and other units and divisions of GGGI on identified joint LECRD activity opportunities to ensure integrated delivery as “One GGGI”
- Communicates regularly with LECRD donor and technical teams to report on program progress and address strategic matters
- Maintains active professional relations with partner governments, regional organizations and other key stakeholders to capture and integrate their changing green growth needs and manage “client” expectations.
- Promotes green growth and GGGI methodologies within the donor community, regional organizations, and other stakeholders;
- Facilitates in-depth and effective stakeholder dialogues both internally and externally to support Pacific programs and stakeholders
- Deploys strategies to secure collaboration/garner buy-in and support from a diverse range of stakeholders to ensure local ownership of the outputs
- Coordinates with Pacific stakeholders and development partners to identify synergies and ensure additionality in program delivery
- Maintains close communication with the Country Representatives in the Pacific and the broader country teams and the technical divisions in HQ on relevant topics to ensure their participation in program delivery for quality outputs.
- Advises Country Representatives in the Pacific with evidence and data driven substantive inputs and analyses on program activity development, implementation, and assessment
- Organizes activities that support in-county project and output delivery with tight deadlines while managing multiple priorities
- Establishes program management committee to regularly report on LECRD program progress, discuss implementation challenges and take strategic decisions
- Carries out consultations on multi-disciplinary issues relevant to the project implementation, such as government stakeholder consultations
- Develops and submits program progress and financial reports as agreed to with donor partner
- Prepares briefing notes, concept notes and analytical reports to support GGGI’s LECRD work in target countries
- Effective and efficient management and ability to adapt project cycles in anticipation of multiple challenges and bottlenecks in service delivery.
- Responsible for clear and timely reporting on project delivery to Country Representatives and GGGI HQ
- Develops results reporting of program activities internally and externally
- Leads recruitment and management of staff and consultants needed to deliver the LECRD program
- Advanced academic degree in the field of international development, science, social sciences, or economics and/or a combination of engineering, science, social science or economics.
- At least seven years relevant experience in policy, planning, techno-economic analysis and/or project implementation related to renewable energy, sustainable landscapes, green cities, climate finance, and/or green entrepreneurship
- Experience in day-to-day engagement with Government ministries and agencies
- Experience of requirements and procedures of international financing institutions, bilateral donors/organizations or multilateral organizations.
- Experience in project cycle management
- Experience applying participatory approaches, gender, environmental and social inclusion safeguards.
- Experience working in SIDS or developing countries. Experience in the Pacific is an advantage.
- Overall understanding of the concept of green growth and climate change vulnerability in the context of small island countries
- Fluency in English and excellent report writing skills are essential
- Leadership, teamwork and creative problem-solving abilities
- Ability to work independently while following agreed work plans and instructions
- Excellent multi-cultural literacy and interest in being a part of an international team working in an evolving and entrepreneurial environment
- Excellent communication (both written and oral), ICT and facilitation skills.
- Problem solver, able to find and implement solutions
- Innovative thinker, able to see opportunities across different sectors/disciplines
- Anticipate and provide necessary technical and content-based support
- Willingness and ability to travel
- Applies sufficient technical skills to acquire relevant information/knowledge from a variety of sources which are often difficult to access, in support of delivery of a good quality output.
- Attention to detail
- Understands and actively supports GGGI’s mission, vision and values.
- Promotes ethical and efficient use of public resources
- Promotes an organizational culture of trust, transparency, respect and partnership.
- Processes and share information easily.
- Manages emotions and stress positively, builds rapport and resolves conflict easily.
- Promotes creativity and innovation among staff and consultants.
- Is able to lead and manage a project independently, while knowing when to seek advice and liaise closely with the Country Representatives to make sound decisions.
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.