The Program Officer is a national full-time GGGI staff who will be responsible for supporting the management, implementation and timely delivery of the GGGI Readiness Program in Togo, under the guidance and leadership of the Country Representative (CR), and in close cooperation with the NDA and key stakeholders. She/he will report directly to the Country Representative and update NDA on the project progress and will receive support from GGGI technical experts at headquarters, including the GGGI GCF Liaison Unit. The Program Officer will support the Program’s activities and its implementation in accordance with GGGI’s highest quality standards, under the guidance and with collaboration and support from the Country Representative.
GGGI has a diverse portfolio of programs in developing countries around the world. These in-country programs, together with global products and services, focus on delivering results through an integrated approach of evidence-based green growth planning and implementation aligned to countries’ development priorities. The organization also focuses on knowledge development and management activities which build a strong theoretical and empirical basis for green growth, while providing concrete options and guidance for policymakers; as well as building the conditions for public and private green infrastructure investments.
Building on and complementing existing on-going supports, GGGI is proving support to the Ministry of Environment/NDA, through the Readiness Programme aims to enhance the capacity of national institutions to efficiently engage with GCF - the world’s largest dedicated fund helping developing countries reduce their greenhouse gas emissions and enhance their ability to respond to climate change. Thus, this grant is being requested to support the identification and nomination of a potential national direct access entity that will enable Togo to tap directly into GCF funding to implement the country’s climate actions; and working with the entity, develop a concept note for needed climate change project for submission to GCF. This grant will also support in identifying climate finance sources available for Togo as well as gaps to rationalize tapping into GCF funding, through the development of the climate finance strategy; and in improving the National Employers Council of Togo’s (CNP-TOGO) knowledge on climate change such as on employment opportunities, climate financing, green transport, green building standards and in developing the Council’s green policy to engage more private sector on sustainability and environmental management initiatives.
Following the request from the GoTGO, GGGI is hiring a program Officer to support the design, implementation of the readiness program in Togo.
The Program Officer in collaboration with the CR is expected to support deliver the following:
The successful applicant would ideally take up the position in March 2021, with a contract duration of 24 months.
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