Program Lead

Global Green Growth Institute - GGGI

Lome, Togo

Under the guidance of the Regional Director and Head of Programs for Africa, the Program Lead supports the strategic development of the country program to achieve the organizational vision, goals, and objectives. The PL will lead the operational management of the country program and provides day to day technical/strategic advice internally as well as externally to ensure impactful delivery of relevant outputs under the program. S/he will also take a role in high level representation of GGGI with donors and various stakeholders and thus act as one of the focal representatives of GGGI in the country.

  • S/he will take a major role in developing the country planning, overseeing development of work plans and budgets, and reviewing and monitoring of the country strategy.
  • S/he will support cross learning and fertilization of knowledge across the country program. S/he will also lead the identification of resource mobilization opportunities and support the development of in-country resource mobilization strategies and their execution as well as oversee staff and consultants within GGGI
  • Assess effectiveness of program delivery and recommend improvements to meet long term outcomes.
  • Ensure synergy and alignment of program activities and oversee effective and efficient delivery of program outputs.
  • Coordinate preparation of annual workplan and budgets and assist in budget reviews.
  • Manage several of GGGI's focal sectors/themes, especially related to CSA, sustainable forestry, green mobility, renewable energy, energy efficiency, start-up and SME development, green bonds, and cross-cutting aspects such as social inclusion, communications, and capacity building.
  • Manage multiple projects within Togo programs including MAFRA, KFS, and GCF Readiness projects with support from international and national experts/staff.  
  • Manage a multi-disciplinary and cross-geography team of staff members, consultants, firms, and other experts and oversee the collaboration with an international Korean NGO sub-granted under the KRC Project.
  • Keeps abreast on technical knowledge and expertise in the diverse range of themes of the Togo program
  • Oversee program reporting, monitoring and evaluation of GGGI's Togo country program both donor and internal reporting.
  • Ensure effective people management.
  • Develop and foster strong relationships with donors, development partners, key government institutions, relevant academic institutions, non-governmental organizations and/or private sector as key stakeholders of Togo's green growth program.
  • Deploy strategies to secure collaboration/garner buy-in and support from a diverse range of stakeholders to ensure local ownership of the various analytical outputs.
  •  Facilitate an effective stakeholder dialogue both internally and externally to support teams on issues relevant to the components/work streams of the program
  • Maintains close communication with technical divisions in HQ on relevant topics to ensure their participation in program delivery for quality outputs.
  • Be the HQ focal point to the delivery of the bi-annual Work Program and Budget (WPB)
  • Mentor, coach, and promote staff development under your supervision to foster professional growth and enhance team performance.
  • Deliver bi-annual Work Program and Budget, and Monitoring and Reporting processes, including the monitoring of logical framework and workplans
  • Ensure a strong and systematic impact focused efficient and timely operation of the country program and a regular monitoring and evaluation of program results and impacts
  • Independently organize component(s)/work stream(s) delivery with tight deadlines and manage a team, consisting of staff members and consultants.
  • Oversee program-related outsourcing and procurements and ensure that the workstream activities that you manage result in quality products, strong government and private sector engagements, and well-designed projects
  • Achieve synergies between the various workstreams of the program (CSA, sustainable forestry, green mobility, renewable energy, energy efficiency, start-up and SME development, green bonds, and cross-cutting aspects such as social inclusion, communications and capacity building, green finance, etc.)
  • Clear and timely reporting on program delivery to the Regional Director and GGGI HQ
Requirements Qualifications:
  •  Advanced University Degree in rural development, agriculture, agricultural economics, sustainable forestry, economics, international development, law and/or related subjects in green growth, with minimum of 9 years of experience in managing programs in relevant sector.
  • Experience and Team Leader/ leadership positions is preferred.
  • Effective and efficient operational and organizational skills coupled with project management   and project coordination experience, including team management and quality assurance.
  • Experience in ERP systems and ability to apply ICT tools in project management is an asset.
  • Experience in working in a development country especially in West African context will be an important advantage.
  • Strong oral and written English and French is mandatory.
  • This is an international position, requiring at least 2 years of international experience (i.e. experience outside of one’s home country).