Republic of Korea (HQ): GCF Project Pipeline Development Consultant

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Global Green Growth Institute

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Seoul, South Korea

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30+ days ago

Based in Seoul, The Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) is an intergovernmental organization founded to support and promote a model of economic growth known as "green growth", which targets key aspects of economic performance such a poverty reduction, job creation, social inclusion, and environmental sustainability. GGGI works with countries around the world, building their capacity and working collaboratively on green growth policies that can impact the lives of millions. The organization partners with countries, multilateral institutions, government bodies, and private sector to help build economies that grow strongly and are more efficient and sustainable in the use of natural resources, less carbon intensive, and more resilient to climate change.


The Republic of Korea (ROK) has made efforts and contributions to demonstrate international leadership in tackling climate change through Green ODA strategy. In line with the national strategy, the Korea International Cooperation Agency supports improving capabilities in developing countries to address climate change by increasing climate action through projects to promote the achievement of SDGs in partner countries and specifically under SDG 13. The “GCF Project Pipeline Development” (the “Project”) has stemmed in pursuit of the KOICA, a new GCF Accredited Entity. The Project, funded by KOICA, aims to achieve the following priorities:

  • Co-develop GCF project idea and concept notes that will get access to GCF finance
  • Support to enhance KOICA’s leadership on the Green ODA, increasing contributions to green-related international organizations, including the Green Climate Fund and the Global Green Growth Institute

Recently, KOICA and GGGI have signed an agreement to initiate the Project, which will be carried out until June 30, 2024. GGGI will take the lead in developing two Final Project Concept Notes, two Pre-Feasibility Study Reports, one Progress Report, and on Final Financial Report.

Republic of Korea, HQ
Contract Type
Individual Consultant (Daily Rate)
Individual Consultant 1
Salary scale
Individual Consultant Scale
Contract Duration
17 months (approx. 170 working days)
Deadline (23:59 KST)
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The Consultant will support the implementation of the ROK’s Green ODA strategy by developing the GCF project concept note through sectoral needs assessment and carrying out its pre-feasibility study considering the guideline published by GCF. The identified concept note will get access to GCF finance and support the expansion of KOICA’s green ODA project portfolio. The Consultant will work closely with KOICA and GGGI HQ and the country offices to underpin the logic of the project structure and activities The Consultant will support and deliver a Consolidated Progress Report including a summary of meeting notes, with GCF, NDAs relevant stakeholders, other communication materials and a Final Financial Report certified by an authorized official of GGGI having responsibility for financial matters. The Consultant will have to meet the deadlines for the requested deliverables indicated in the agreement between KOICA and GGGI, and assist Korea Liaison Unit with other tasks as may be assigned by GGGI.


Under the primary supervision of the Head of Korea Liaison Unit at GGGI HQ, the Consultant will be responsible for the following activities on daily basis:

1. Provide assistance with conducting in-depth sectoral needs assessment

  • Support GGGI HQ to call for ideas from GGGI country office for GCF project development, screen and shortlist ideas based on criteria, and provide a list of project ideas with KOICA for preliminary review
  • Based on KOICA’s review, work with GGGI staff to conduct consultation between KOICA & GGGI country teams for final selection of target country
  • Participate in analyzing the enabling environments and potential of target country for determining a priority or a focus sector for concept note development

2. Support the elaboration of Project concept note development that will get access to GCF finance

  • Work with GGGI HQ and country teams in order to coordinate consultation with KOICA for the improvement of concept notes regularly
  • Participate in analyzing existing information and data from secondary sources, evaluation reports and previous feasibility studies, and collecting technical studies, data, and information for the preparation of pre-feasibility study
  • Provide backstopping support to GGGI staff in carrying out pre-feasibility study: assess the soundness of technical design, cost and benefits, social and environmental impacts, legal regulatory environment, and other analysis to assess the feasibility of the investment

3. Monitor, track and assist in the implementation arrangement

  • Follow up on the status of the deliverable with regular updates and inform the country team in advance of the due date for submitting reports(Sectoral Needs Assessment Report, Consolidated Progress Report, Project Concept Notes, Pre-Feasibility Study Reports, Final Financial Report, Quarterly Monitoring Reports)
  • Coordinate and participate in project development discussions and reporting meetings with KOICA and aid technical support in related documentation
  • Translate relevant documents from Korean to English and vice versa, and provide other related tasks assigned from time to time by the team

The description of the required expert may be split into the following parts:

  • 2+ years of relevant experience, including experience working for Korean organizations, ministries, or International, inter-governmental organizations;
  • An advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) or be enrolled in a Master’s program in Climate Change, International Relations, Environmental Studies, International Development/Affairs, or related areas;
  • Strong analytical skills and experience in developing technical reports – undertaking research, primary and secondary data collection, analysis, and report writing;
  • Ability to work/deliver independently with minimal supervision;
  • Good interpersonal skills, and ability to work collaboratively with colleagues from diverse cultural backgrounds;
  • Excellent English and Korean communication and writing skills in the field of green ODA
  • Proficiency in standard Microsoft Office and Hangul Office; and
  • Experience in International Organizations, development agencies, government, private sector, or non-profit sector.

The followings may be included in this section:

  • Request for an additional document to be submitted for application in addition to the cover letter, and CV
  • Selection method/process
  • Timeline of selection

Date to close is Korean Standard Time (KST). Applications submitted after the deadline will not be considered. Application, Cover Letter, and CV must be sent in English. A consortium or a firm may not be engaged for the individual consultant assignment.

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