Green Growth Knowledge Partnership

Global Green Growth Institute, Seoul, South Korea

Skill Required:, Media and CommunicationProject/ Programme Management
Preferred Experience: 
Closing Date for Applications: 
16th May, 2021

Job Description

The Climate Action and Inclusive Development (CAID) Department plays a critical part in supporting GGGI’s global, regional, and country-level programs and projects by:

  • developing long-term low-emission development strategies (LT-LEDS),
  • strengthening measurement, reporting and verification (MRV) analysis and guidelines, including capacity building,
  • supporting NDC revisions through defining or updating quantified mitigation and/or adaptation targets; enhancing scope of NDC to cover a greater part of the economy/society; including and assessing macroeconomic impacts of climate action and socio-economic co-benefits,
  • leading climate diplomacy programs and activities,
  • applying tools to integrate poverty reduction and gender equality into climate and green growth planning and investments to enhance prosperity and welfare,
  • measuring the Green Growth Index performance to support policy planning,
  • providing technical services related to Environmental and Social Safeguards in order to meet investor and financier requirements; and
  • producing GGGI’s flagship and strategic knowledge products.

Co-hosted in GGGI (Seoul) and UNEP (Geneva), the Green Growth Knowledge Partnership was launched in January 2014 to support a global partnership of over 60 leading international organizations, research institutes and think tanks focused on:

  •   Collaboratively identifying knowledge gaps in green growth theory and practice;
  •   Catalysing knowledge generation to address these gaps; and
  •   Sharing and disseminating green growth knowledge.
  • The Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI), the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) and the World Bank comprise GGKP’s Steering Committee, and provide strategic direction and oversight for the initiative.
  • The Global Green Growth Institute internship program (also called "Grow Green" Program) provides a unique learning opportunity for students and recent graduates from diverse academic backgrounds. The program is designed for talented and motivated individuals skilled in areas relevant to GGGI’s operations. The program allows selected candidates to gain insight into the work of the Institute and provides assistance and training in various professional fields in a multicultural environment. We encourage qualified women and men, in particular, nationals of developing countries, with diverse professional, academic, and cultural backgrounds to apply.

Current Opportunity

We are looking for a talented individual to work with us in the Climate Action and Inclusive Development Department (CAID) in the Investment and Policy Solutions Division (IPSD) to primarily support the communication workstream of the Green Growth Knowledge Partnership (GGKP).

The assignment will include but not be limited to the following tasks:

  • Draft, edit and promote digital and printed promotional and informational materials on green growth topics, including monthly newsletters, press releases and infographics.
  • Contribute to the development of GGKP’s online community space, the “Green Forum”, through drafting, curating posts, moderating discussion groups and updating thematic pages.
  • Support the management of GGKP’s social media platforms, including Twitter, LinkedIn, Youtube and others, including through drafting content, tracking partner updates and
  • Perform user analytics on major GGKP offerings, including web platforms, webinars and offerings
  • Create, update and promote GGKP manuals, guidelines and tools for internal and partner use.
  • Support GGKP’s knowledge management work across its knowledge platforms


To be eligible for an internship, candidates must:

  • Be enrolled in a Bachelor’s (ideally in final year), Master’s or PhD program prior to internship assignment, or a recent graduate within the last 12 months.
  • Be engaged or recently engaged in academic study in a field directly related to one or more of the outlined tasks.
  • Possess an excellent command of English.


  • Be enrolled in a Bachelor’s (final year), Master’s or PhD program or a recent graduate within the last 12 months in communications, social sciences or a related field preferred.
  • Proven computer literacy in standard office software applications, as well as willingness to learn new tools.
  • Previous experience in communications or marketing, in print, digital and/or web settings preferred.
  • Excellent English communication skills, particularly writing and/or editing experience preferred. Familiarity with other UN working languages is a plus.
  • Familiarity with or willingness to learn one or more of standard graphic design, publication layout, video editing or audio editing tools preferred.
  • Good interpersonal skills, ability to work collaboratively with colleagues from diverse cultural backgrounds and timezones.

Selection Process

  • Applications submitted after the deadline will not be considered. Closing date: 16 May 2021
  • GGGI evaluates applications based on: eligibility requirements, relevance of academic study and work experience (if any); and the level of interest and motivation to contribute to development work.
  • Due to high volume of applications, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Important information:

  • Duration: The internship program is for at least three months and up to six months. Once selected, interns must begin the internship either prior to or within 12 months of graduation.
  • Stipend: GGGI interns receive a monthly stipend of USD$500 per month unless the interns are otherwise sponsored by another institution above this amount. All costs related to travel, insurance, accommodation, and living expenses must be borne by either the interns or their sponsoring institutions. 
  • Visa: GGGI will provide a supporting letter for visa. Interns will be responsible for obtaining and financing the necessary visas. 
  • Travel: Intern will arrange and finance their travel to the internship location. 
  • Medical Insurance: Interns must present proof of valid medical insurance to GGGI upon returning the signed internship contract.
  • Confidentiality: Interns must keep confidential any and all unpublished information obtained during the course of the internship and may not publish any documents based on such information. 
  • Academic Credit: Interns may get academic credit from their institution of higher education for the internship. Interns need to check with their university to confirm their academic credit policy for internships. 
  • Working Hours: interns are expected to work during normal working hours. Leave should be pre-approved by the Intern Manager, and the latter should inform the Office of HR accordingly.
  • Learning Outcomes: before completion of the internship, Intern Managers are expected to review the learning outcomes with the intern.
  • Certificate: provided upon successful completion of the internship, upon request.


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