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The Senior Officer, Green Investment – Private Sector Support will be the technical expert on marketing and generating private investment within the implementation of the above-mentioned EU funded Project titled “Greening Uganda’s Urbanization and Industrialization”. The idea of private sector support is very important. The Senior Officer will contribute to the greening of both urbanization and industrialization. Outcomes of the program and will be providing technical advisory and support to the other outcome areas (see all outcomes in Annex A).

Purpose
  • Lead marketing and financing elements of the implementation of Outcomes 1and 2. This shall include the marketing of Green Growth Development to investment organisations as a precursor to pursuing specific possibilities. Details are provided in Annex A.
  • Support private sector actors in the development of their orientation and capacity to contribute to green investment possibilities by:
    • identifying and conceptualizing potential green investment projects and create a project pipeline;
    • developing financial models and performing sound financial analysis to assist screening of business opportunities;
    • designing/recommending suitable financial structures, identifying project issues, opportunities and risk/reward factors; and
    • developing and maintaining investment documentation where required.
  • Contribute to the implementation of other project outcomes where applicable.
  • Responsible for parts of the budget management and monitoring and evaluation.
  • Support Donor, Government, and GGGI reporting for the assigned output(s)/outcome(s)
  • Day-to-day management of one or more firms and international experts/consultants under supervision of the Project Lead.
  • Support the identification and development of spin-off opportunities of the Project, including potential additional resource mobilization to further accelerate Uganda’s shift to green urbanization and industrialization, specifically in relation to the Outcome 2.
  • Assess issues and opportunities for development, within the green industrialization thematic area.
Engagement
  • Engage and participate in the day-to-day communication with potential private sector investment organizations as well as the Ugandan counterparts such as (but not limited to) the Ministry of Finance, Planning and Economic Development (MoFPED), the Ministry of Trade Cooperatives and Industry (MTIC), Uganda Free Zones Authority (UFZA), Uganda Investment Authority (UIA), the Ministry of Lands, Housing and Urban Development (MLHUD), the National Planning Authority (NPA), Makerere University, and others when relevant.
  • Support and participate in communication with the EU and other development partners to ensure alignment and complementarity and identify opportunity for cooperation when possible.  
  • Coordinate when applicable with GGGI experts and other departments (legal, HR, Procurement etc) to ensure high quality delivery and delivery within the rules and regulations of GGGI and the EU.
Delivery
  • Ensure successful completion of the project deliverables detailed in the Project Agreement and summarized in Annex A. With a special focus on the identification of potential green investment projects, policy development support in both the urbanization and industrialization spheres.
  • Investigates and prepares the business case for new potential opportunities, including discussing with a wide range of stakeholders
  • Develop a portfolio of active and potential investors in the light of the greening agenda, down to ‘investment teasers’.
  • Identify project delivery issues and ensure effective coordination of project activities and resources to ensure attainment of objectives against established timeframes.
  • Develop execution modality and documents for any proposal. Capture lessons learned to support refinement/improvement of the execution modality.
  • Safeguards, Poverty Reduction and Social Inclusion are key for this Project and need to be mainstreamed and/or applied in all deliveries and outputs.
Requirements
Qualifications
  • Master’s Degree or equivalent in Economics, Industrial Ecology, Civil engineering, Environmental Engineering/science, Industrial chemistry, Business administration or a comparable relevant field.
  • More than 8 years of relevant technical working experience within the theme of green investment at middle technical level, including participatory planning, report writing (in English) and financial management. International experience and exposure to (green) industrialization is an advantage.
  • A Bachelor’s degree in these relevant fields with 10+ years of relevant experience is also acceptable.
  • Proven experience with Industrial policy development, strategy development and support programs
  • Practical understanding of physical/spatial and land use planning; and use of geo-spatial mapping systems is an advantage
  • Ability to engage the investors (local and international), private sector actors and development partners to become project partners, co-developers, investors, etc.
  • Exceptional skills in building productive working relationships with colleagues, field offices, stakeholders, donors and other partners
  • Good knowledge in monitoring and evaluation systems within a performance-based management context.
Functional
  • Proven strong network within Uganda within the required themes, proven experience with working with Ugandan Government entities especially with the ones involved in this Project (as mentioned above).
  • Good understanding of the Ugandan and regional financial markets in relation the Green Growth Development, with direct experience, an advantage.
  • Good understanding of the local context and the relevant policy environment.
  • Detail-oriented striving for quality and consistency in all outputs and communications.
  • Output-oriented, demonstrating creativity, innovation and an entrepreneurial drive.
  • Highly organized and able to effectively and efficiently multi-task and prioritize.
  • Comfortable working both in a team and independently.
  • Excellent organizational and management understanding and demonstrated experience with successful mainstreaming of safeguards, gender, poverty reduction and social inclusion.
  • Demonstrated experience in implementing projects that are supported and/or executed by both international and local consultants.
  • Understanding of green (climate) financing is an advantage.
  • Experience in mobilization of resources from financial institutions and development partners is a benefit.
Corporate
  • Strategic thinker and solutions-oriented person with good ability to multitask and work in a matrix environment
  • Understand and actively supports GGGI’s mission, vision and values.
  • Promote an organizational culture of trust, transparency, respect and partnership.
  • Excels at problem solving, ask questions and seeks support when needed, shares easily information and knowledge with others both internally as externally.
  • Manage emotions and stress positively, builds rapport and resolves conflict easily.
  • Strong ability to work independently and/or remotely, while maintaining productivity.
  • Excellent English oral and written communication skills (a written assignment might be part of the selection process)
  • Experience and strong public speaking skills is an advantage.
Working Conditions
  • GGGI Uganda has a Host Country Agreement in place with the Government of Uganda.
  • The chosen candidate is expected to be based in Kampala, Uganda and will report directly to the Project Manager (also based in Kampala).
  • For more information on GGGI’s terms and conditions (allowances, health care, education etc) please familiarize yourself with GGGI’s Rules and Regulations that can be found here: https://gggi.org/policy-documents/.
  • The expected starting date for the Industrial Development Officer is the 1st of January 2021.
Annex A. Expected Project Outcomes and Outputs

The final logframe will be shared with the Candidate upon commencing the position.

Outcome 1: Green City Development is pursued and demonstrated in four (4) secondary Cities
Output 1.1National Urban Development and Physical Planning Guidelines are finalized 
Output 1.2The National Building Code incorporates green building standards 
Output 1.3Green Growth is mainstreamed in the Masterplans for four (4) Secondary Cities. 
Output 1.4Infrastructure Investment Plans for four (4) Secondary City are finalized 
Output 1.5A knowledge and engagement platform established by Makerere University 
Outcome 2: Green Industrialization is pursued and demonstrated at four (4) locations.
Output 2.1National Green Industrial Business Parks (IBP) and Free-Zones (FZ) Policy Guidelines are finalized 
Output 2.2National Low-Carbon Industrialization Strategy 2020-2040 is finalized 
Output 2.3Green Growth is mainstreamed in the Masterplans for four (4) selected IBPs and/or FZs 
Output 2.4Infrastructure Investment Plans for four (4) IBP and/or FZ is finalized 
Outcome 3: Efficient and effective waste management is pursued and demonstrated
Output 3.1GKMA Waste Management Strategy Developed 
Output 3.2Three waste sorting and diversion centers designed for the GKMA 
Output 3.3Organic Waste Valorization Opportunities identified 
Output 3.4Investment opportunities for oil/petroleum waste and e-waste products identified 
Output 3.5Business Development Support for waste management value chain actors/SMEs is provided. 
Outcome 4: Green Growth integrated into the National Development Plan’s planning and budgeting
Output 4.1The Uganda Green Growth Development Strategy (UGGDS) communication strategy implemented. 
Output 4.2National “Green Growth integration and tracking in planning and budgeting” guidelines developed. 
Output 4.3Key UGGDS green growth elements are mainstreamed into the National Development Plan III 
 
Activity 5.1Project Management 
Activity 5.2Project Communication and dissemination 
Activity 5.3South-South Knowledge-Exchange 
Introduction

GGGI, hosted in Uganda by the Ministry of Finance Planning and Economic Development (MOFPED), working together with its government and Non-government partners and the European Union (EU) and have commenced the implementation of a 3-year project titled “Greening Uganda’s Urbanization and Industrialization”.

There is clear evidence that sustained economic growth is a major driver of poverty reduction and human development. Over the past decades, rapid economic growth has pulled more than 600 million people out of poverty and improved their quality of life. With about 900 million people worldwide still trapped in extreme poverty, the growth imperative remains strong, especially in developing nations. However, sustaining economic growth with the incumbent model is a serious concern. Growth came at the expense of unsustainable use of natural resources and massive negative impacts on the environment, leading to dangerous air pollution, biodiversity loss and climate change.

Green growth is a development approach that seeks to deliver economic growth that is both environmentally sustainable and socially inclusive. It seeks opportunities for economic growth that are low-carbon and climate resilient, prevent or remediate pollution, maintain healthy and productive ecosystems, and create green jobs, reduce poverty and enhance social inclusion. Green growth aims at multiple objectives in economic, environmental and social dimensions, and recognizes that issues are inter-related, and development is specific to culture and context. Thus, an integrated approach, long-term thinking and local solutions with a global view are key aspects of the green growth approach.

While Uganda actively pursues rapid economic growth, to attain the ambition of becoming an upper middle-income country by 2040, the Government of Uganda increasingly recognizes the need to integrate multiple aspects of natural and social well-being within its economic development goals and plans. This has been reflected in the Uganda Green Growth Development Strategy 2017/18 – 2030/31 and its implementation roadmap that were launched in November 2017, supported by GGGI (and others).

In line with EU’s Inclusive Green Economy Program that is promoting a paradigm shift which better acknowledges the economic opportunities that ‘green’ policies, markets and business practices can deliver, the proposed project will support Uganda in transitioning towards a green growth pathway which will facilitate sustainable green investments (public and private) at national and subnational level as well as increased employment.

The “Greening Uganda’s Urbanization and Industrialization” project (hereafter called the “Project”) impact objective is therefore: Uganda achieves strong, inclusive and sustainable economic growth. The Uganda Vision 2040 specifically highlights Industrialization and urbanization as key focal areas as it envisions that 60% of Ugandans will live in urban areas by 2040. Therefore, the project is aligned with these key sectors, and the impact will be delivered through linked outcomes defined as following:

  • Outcome 1: Green City Development is pursued and demonstrated in four Secondary Cities
  • Outcome 2: Green Industrialization is pursued and demonstrated at four locations
  • Outcome 3: Efficient and effective waste management is pursued and demonstrated
  • Outcome 4: Green Growth integrated into the National Development Plan’s planning and budgeting

The project takes advantage of GGGI Uganda country program’s achievements so far and established relationship with key government partners. Moreover, it is also complemented by GGGI’s ongoing efforts on mainstreaming green growth and green city development in the country.

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