Sustainable Energy Officer

Global Green Growth Institute - GGGI

Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Under the general supervision of the Country Representative and reporting to the Senior Analyst, Sustainable Energy, the Sustainable Energy Officer is responsible for implementation of the ALCBT project in Cambodia.

Being the coordinator of a Project Management Unit (PMU) in Cambodia, s/he will be responsible for overseeing the project deliverables, co-ordinate with government/ project stakeholders/consortium partners/consultants/peer team members, manage risks, ensure tangible project outcomes & visibility of GGGI. Under the guidance of the Senior Analyst, s/he will also work on resource hiring and procurements for successful completion of the project. S/he will review the performance of consultants as well as being a key point of technical advice and escalation for problem solving within the context of output delivery. The officer will also support and coordinate the Cambodia Project Steering Committee (PSC).

Along with managing the ALCBT project, the Officer will also contribute to other sustainable energy projects as assigned by the Senior Analyst, Sustainable Energy.

The above will require understanding and expertise on Building Energy Efficiency, policy landscape, EE financing including ESCO mechanisms pertaining to building sector. It also requires skills of project management, effective coordination with clients/consultants, crisis management, collaboration with PMU at GGGI-HQ and strategic partnerships within Cambodia. This position is required to bring the necessary subject expertise, networking skills, sense of client’s priorities etc. This position reports to Senior Analyst- Sustainable Energy, GGGI-Cambodia.
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. 

  • Manage project planning, stakeholder consultation, implementation, monitoring, and reporting for ALCBT project.
  • Implement pilot initiative on low-carbon building in Phnom Penh in partnership with the local government, development of the regulatory framework etc.
  • Analyse the country context and evolving needs/priorities and integrate them into the project planning.
  • Review the regulatory framework for a transition toward low carbon building.
  • Review research, analysis, and validation activities to support the development and delivery of technical outputs of ALCBT project.
  • Manage, coordinate and support the PMU and PSC of ALCBT project.
  • Ensure quality control of the ALCBT project outputs and activities.
  • Ensure visibility and branding of GGGI and low carbon building as an economic climate solution through effective communications and public relations.
  • Provide technical expertise and support to other sustainable energy projects as required and project conceptualization.


  • Support Country Representative and Senior Analyst, Sustainable Energy with evidence and data drive inputs and analysis on program activity development, implementation, and assessment.
  • Collaborate with PMU and other country PMUs (if required), and PMU at GGGI-HQ on agreed joint activities to ensure integrated delivery as “One GGGI”
  • Maintain active professional relationships with partner governments, external experts and other key stakeholders to stay abreast of evolving needs and opportunities.
  • Promote the project objectives and Building Energy Efficiency initiatives of GGGI and comparative advantages with government counterparts, development partners and other stakeholders.
  • Contribute to internal communities of practice related to energy efficiency & climate change.


  • Deliver project activities and results within established timelines and budgets, identify, and communicate project delivery issues and potential solutions to ensure goals and objectives are achieved.
  • Organize program activities including consultations, validation meetings, workshops, and capacity building programs based on work plan and budget.
  • Develop ways of working internally and externally to effectively manage project implementation with stakeholders and partners.
  • Develop policy framework required under the project in close consultation with the government counterparts.
  • Design and deliver capacity building activities to relevant stakeholders.
  • Develop financing mechanisms to scale up green building initiatives. 
  • Contribute to resource mobilization and proposal development in the areas of sustainable energy.
  • Execute effective project management in line with GGGI’s project management cycle.
  • Capture lessons learned to support continuous learning and improvement.


  • Master degree in engineering / environment /climate change / economics / sustainable development / public policy/ business administration.   
  • Minimum 5 years of post-qualification professional experience in energy sector, out of which 3 years must be in energy efficiency and 2 years of international experience.
  • Experience in managing large scale projects preferably in energy sector
  • Experience in Energy Audits / ESCO program management / EE Financing / Technical Consultancy/Program Administration in Building and Industrial Sector
  • Experience in dealing with donor agencies (including philanthropic organizations), multilateral, bi-lateral and developmental organizations
  • Experience in policy development, handling technical trainings, and capacity building
  • Understanding of financing mechanisms for projects and experience in market assessments, feasibility studies, cost benefit analysis, and stakeholder consultation etc