TOGO: INDIVIDUAL CONSULTANT FOR PROJECT ASSISTANT

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GGGI - Global Green Growth Institute

TOGO: INDIVIDUAL CONSULTANT FOR PROJECT ASSISTANT

INTRODUCTION TO GGGI

The Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) is a treaty-based international, inter-governmental organization dedicated to supporting and promoting strong, inclusive and sustainable economic growth in developing countries and emerging economies. To learn more please visit about GGGI web page. 

The DE (Direction de l’Environnement) of the Ministry of Environment and Forestry Resources (MERF) of Togo, National Designated Authority (NDA), received a grant from the Green Climate Fund (GCF) to undertake a twenty-four-month Readiness Program started in 2024, in partnership with the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI)as Delivery Partner (DP). The Readiness is a funding program to enhance country ownership and access to the GCF. In the context of Togo, the readiness project will enhance Togo’s access to the GCF by strengthening Togo’s institutional capacity for a low-carbon transport system. It will support Togo in addressing its key climate change needs by building the institutional capacity of the country to implement a Low-carbon Emission Transport System. Moreover, the project will establish a coordination mechanism allowing relevant stakeholders to develop a low-emission mobility program, develop a stakeholder engagement plan, support the Ministry of Public Health to implement a robust methodology to assess the impact of transport emissions on public, and develop and validate a financial strategy to support the implementation of the Green Mobility Program for Togo.

GGGI is supporting the Republic of Togo to embrace the Green Growth transition model (aligned with and beyond the scope of this GCF Readiness project), in supporting the management of implementation of Strategic projects and programs. For that purpose, GGGI is seeking to contract an individual local consultant with extensive track record in Low-carbon Emission project delivery as Project Assistant.  

 

OBJECTIVES / PURPOSE OF THE ASSIGNMENT

[A] POSITION SUMMARY

The Project Assistant is an individual national consultant to support the overall GCF Readiness project implementation as well as other program related matters for the office.  The Project Assistant is a full-time national consultant who will be assisting the Project Manager (PM) and the Country Lead (CL) for the implementation of the program and timely delivery of the GGGI Readiness Program in Togo, in close cooperation with the NDA and key stakeholders. She/he will report directly to the Project Manager and will receive guidance/support from GGGI Country Lead and technical experts at headquarters. The consultant will be in charge of the Projects’ delivery and operations in collaboration with the Finance and Administrative Assistant in accordance with GGGI’s highest quality standards.

 

[B] PROJECT SUMMARY

The Project Assistant will support the Togo’s GCF Readiness project in addressing its key climate change needs by building the institutional capacity of the country to implement a Low-carbon Emission Transport System. He/she will provide administrative and logistical support in close coordination with the Directorate of Environment, Ministry of Environment to enable effective delivery of the readiness support grant. Deliverables 

Are as follows:

Scope of Work, Roles & Deliverables

  1. Supports the program activities with preparation for, organizing of, or processing of, meetings or workshops.
  2. support in the engagement with the Ministry of Transport and collect relevant policy documents by providing administrative support in organizing the mission and meetings with the Ministry of Transport and coordinating and following-up the collection of policy documents.
  3. Provides general support to the program activities where necessary.
  4. Updates the Country Team, and/or Program Unit on project status and up to date data repository and document archives, asset inventory, and stakeholder contacts.
  5. Supports all procurement and recruitment related activities.
  6. Support in the engagement with the potential stakeholders e.g. decision-makers in private companies and Government agencies through consultation meetings and awareness raising workshop by providing administrative support in organizing the workshop, send invitation letters, coordinate the collection and distribution of agenda materials, follow-up and confirm participation of stakeholders, draft minutes of the meeting and workshop, draft workshop report.
  7. Explains logistics procedures and requirements for external partners who participate in GGGI workshops and meetings.
  8. Assists in the preparation of briefing materials, presentations, and reports.
  9. Generates and maintains an up-to-date program data repository of the country program by compiling, cleaning, sorting out and calibrating all program related data including monitoring of the work plan and budget.
  10. Compiles and files all program related documents for document archives (inventory, library) both electronically (on SharePoint) and as hard copies
  11. Supports program activities with preparation for, or processing of, meetings or workshops.
  12. Supports in the preparation of internal coordination meetings including notes taking.
  13. Provides logistics arrangements with respect to workshops and meetings.
  14. Prepares financial reports as required by the program.

 

QUALIFICATIONS / EXPERTISE / EXPERIENCE

[A] QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent in Economics, Climatology, Management, Logistics, Policy, and other related disciplines.
  • Preferably 3 years of relevant experience in Project Management, Institutional Arrangement, private sector engagement
  • Over 2 years of experience in developing project proposals at national level,  
  • A proven record of national consultation in the transport sector (at least two consultancies for the country)
  • Over 2 years of experience in climate change projects delivery.
  • Ability to engage the private sector to become project partners, co-developers, investors, etc.
  • Good knowledge/Experience on the Green Climate Fund is desirable.
  • Experience superintending planning, green mobility and Institutional Arrangement is desirable.
  • Managerial responsibilities for program planning, budgeting, reporting and staff coordination.
  • Experience in stakeholder engagement and working on inter-institutional programs.
  • National experience working in Togo context, including knowledge on GGGI work is a plus.
  • Experience in providing executive/management support to high-level oversight committees.
  • Excellent written and verbal English and French communication skills is a must.
  • Ability to lead and work effectively with people from diverse cultural and professional backgrounds.

 

[B] FUNCTIONAL

  • Experience in green mobility, transport policy, policy formulation, capacity building and multi-stakeholder engagement.
  • A strong track record in undertaking research, analyzing country trends, and drawing lessons learned.
  • A solid understanding of sustainable mobility finance at the national level
  • Well-grounded in matters of public services delivery from a public and private sector perspective with an understanding of Government policy and strategy formulation/implementation mechanisms at national and sub-national levels within a multi-sectoral context.
  • Highly developed technical and strategic knowledge of planning, policy and strategy, infrastructure services, alternative financing, institutional reforms, and governance.
  • Excellent understanding and experience in institutional capacity support.
  • Demonstrated understanding of principles of green climate financing
  • Experience in participating in the development/preparation of pipeline projects.
  • Experience in undertaking/leading functional research (e.g. baseline, mid, end evaluations).
  • Excellent facilitation and capacity-building skills.

 

[C] CORPORATE

  • Excellent ability to leverage diversity as an asset in collaboration across divisions and in multi-disciplinary and culturally diverse teams.
  • Strong commitment to GGGIs organizational values, and excellent ability to advocate organizational values and accountability within and outside the organization.
  • Effectively adapts own approach to suit changing circumstances or requirements.
  • Demonstrated ability to think critically and synthetically across fields and topics.
  • Open to change and flexible in a fast-paced environment.
  • Always pursues continuous improvements.
  • Demonstrated commitment to GGGI’s core values.
  • Demonstrated ability to work in team environments and cultivate productive partnerships across a diversity of stakeholders to achieve organizational goals.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Ability to read, analyze and interpret government, multilateral and organization rules, and regulations.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills including ability to summarize the GCF program rules and give constructive feedback.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills to interact effectively with all levels of staff and partners from diverse cultural backgrounds.
  • Capability to develop and implement effective strategies and tactics for accomplishing assigned duties.
  • Strong ability to work independently and/or remotely, while maintaining productivity.

 

[D] Documents to be submitted (Online application)

  • Curriculum Vitae (CV)
  • Cover letter.

 

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