Junior Professional Program (JPO) – Green Investment Services – Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI)

Junior Professional Program (JPO) - Green Investment Services - Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI)

Junior Professional Program (JPO) – Green Investment Services – Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI)

Location: Mexico. City: Mexico City or Bogota. Contract Type: Staff. Grade: JPO

Contract Duration: 1 + 1 year (subject to performance). Deadline (23:59 KST): 31/10/2023


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. 

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GGGI’s Green Investment Services (GIS) unit supports emerging economies to bridge the sustainable development investment gap by developing bankable projects, national financing vehicles and risk reducing instruments to mobilize national and international climate finance. The GIS unit delivers its work by:

  • Developing and maintaining a pipeline of bankable green growth projects;
  • Performing the role of an “arranger”, that is, designing and structuring commercially viable projects that attract climate finance;
  • Structuring financial solutions that blend public/ concessional finance and commercial/private finance in order to reduce risk and consequently help position public and private parties with commercially viable project structures;
  • Designing innovative financial mechanisms often in the form of funds and instruments that reduce and possibly mitigate risks and overcome other barriers specific to green growth;
  • Establishing dedicated vehicles (National Financing Vehicles) capable of blending international and domestic sources of capital for financing green growth;
  • Prioritizing projects and instruments that are impactful and are catalytic, i.e. they mitigate risk sufficiently to pave the way for private investment in the sector;
  • Designing innovative public finance instruments to help developing countries raise long-term concessional finance, including thematic bonds and debt for nature/climate swaps;
  • Integrating social and environmental considerations into projects, valuing and monetizing natural assets where possible, and
  • Advising partner countries on the development of their investment plans.

Between 2017 and 2022 GIS successfully mobilized USD 7 billion dollars in national and international climate finance towards GGGI’s member countries’ NDC and SDG goals.

PURPOSE: Junior Professional Program (JPO) – Green Investment Services – Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI)

Based in Mexico City, Mexico or Bogotá, Colombia ,  the JPO will support the origination, design and structuring of investment projects, concept notes and funding proposals to mobilize international climate finance for resilient, low-carbon development in Latin America and Caribbean countries. This position reports to the GGGI  Regional Director for LAC and will work closely with Green Investment Officers and Sustainable Finance Officers across the region.

  • Work closely with investment and sustainable finance officers across the region to support investment mobilization efforts;
  • Support deal team in the engagement with multi-lateral development banks and international climate funds’ accredited entities;
  • Engage with GGGI country teams to provide on-demand financial advisory and strengthen GIS portfolio development efforts;
  • Support the engagement with third-party capital providers to secure co-financing for GIS projects portfolio;
  • Build and maintain strong relationships with entry and mid-level public and private finance sector counterparts (e.g. financial institutions, project developers, banking and multilateral partners and government officials);
  • Organize and deliver consultation and validation workshops to validate products and activities;
  • Participate to GGGI-wide events to create awareness about GGGI-LAC GIS work and activities;
  • Origination: identify, assess and prepare the business case for new investment opportunities;
  • Project structuring: apply specialized finance skills to develop and/or improve financial models and projections; oversee prefeasibility and feasibility studies; conduct early marketing efforts with capital providers and investors;
  • Develop investment and deal documentation, including financial models, investment teasers, investor pitch decks and information memorandums;
  • Perform financial modeling and financial projections (including valuation) to design/recommend optimal financial solutions and capital structures;
  • Contribute to the conceptualization of innovative blended finance structure to enhance the bankability and risk/reward profiles of priority investment projects;
  • Contribute to the development of concept notes and funding proposals for Green Climate Fund, Adaptation Fund and Global Environment Facility, other.
  • Support the head of department on business development by collecting and analyzing market data to support identification of new business opportunities.

REQUIREMENTS: Junior Professional Program (JPO) – Green Investment Services – Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI)

  • Advanced degree in finance, business, engineering, and other relevant disciplines.
  • At least two years post-graduate work experience in climate finance, preferably for an international financial institution, national development bank or consulting firm; The experience can include internships, volunteering, and unpaid assignments. The experience can be gained within a candidate’s country or outside.
  • Demonstrates commitment and passion to green growth through their academic studies and paid/unpaid work experience.
  • Age 32 or under at the commencement of the program.
  • Excellent written and spoken English and Spanish.
  • Must be a national of GGGI member countries [list of member countries]
  • Demonstrates good communication and organizational skills and evidence of teamworking.
  • Excellent MS Office application skills required and experience of using databases a definite advantage.
  • The ability to undertake research and analyze data and experience of report writing.
  • Experience of living and/or working in multi-cultural contexts would be an advantage.
  • The ability to develop and read financial models and balance sheets
  • Experience in at least one of the following areas: renewable energy, cities and the financing of cities, design of financial instruments, infrastructure project development/assessment/finance, economic/financial analysis of infrastructure investment
  • Experience with project finance, private or public sector projects, and/ or in PPP transactions is an asset
  • Understand and actively supports GGGI’s mission, vision, and values
  • Promote the optimum use of public resources
  • Promote an organizational culture of trust, transparency, respect, and partnership
  • Process and share information easily
  • Manage emotions and stress positively, builds rapport, and resolves conflict easily
  • Promote creativity and innovation among staff
  • Provide solutions to project level




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