Project Assistant

  • Full Time
  • Janakpur
  • Applications have closed

Website Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI)


Project Assistant

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.

GGGI has a diverse portfolio of programs in developing countries around the world. These in-country programs, together with global products and services, focus on delivering results through an integrated approach of evidence-based green growth planning and implementation aligned to countries’ development priorities. The organization also focuses on knowledge development and management activities which build a strong theoretical and empirical basis for green growth, while providing concrete options and guidance for policymakers; as well as building the conditions for public and private green infrastructure investments.

Nepal’s terai flood plain is hard hit by recurrent climate emergencies and a humanitarian crisis induced by returning economically displaced migrant workers. The new project, titled ‘Building Climate Resilience and Reintegrating Economically Displaced Workers through Climate Smart Agriculture in the Terai Flood Plain, Nepal (2022-2025)’ – hereafter KOICA CSA project – will support widespread adoption of climate smart agriculture to reduce vulnerability and improve food and job security, especially for women, youth, and returned migrant workers. It will do this by a) improving emergency management in the agriculture sector to protect lives and livelihoods; b) strengthening resilient agriculture planning and implementation; c) building and financing climate smart agriculture businesses for job creation and long-term resilient green growth.

The Project Assistant ensures consistent quality across of a specific project (KOICA CSA project) and/or output delivery. The primary role of the Project Assistant is responsible of providing technical support in designing and implementing the project under the leadership of Project Coordinator. In addition, the Project Assistant will be also responsible of maintaining and verifying project/output level budget execution and controls in line with GGGI policies and the work programme and budget (WPB); setting up procurement plans, hiring and onboarding plans, contract management in keeping with GGGI policies, standards, and donor requirements.

The Project Assistant will work closely with GGGI under the leadership and guidance of the Program Lead, Senior Agriculture Officer (KMCO), Associate and Province Coordinator to ensure that the outputs delivered are in line with project KPIs.


The role of the Project Assistant is to provide technical support to Project Coordinator, Agribusinesses Specialist, DRM and Agriculture Specialist in project operation and specific project/output delivery.

  • Support the implementation and monitoring of the KOICA CSA project under the leadership of Project Coordinator.
  • Provide support for data collection activities related to the project, including data processing, analysis and report writing.
  • Assist in drafting training and education materials for government officials and selected agribusinesses for output 1.1, 1.2, and 2.2.
  • Assist the Agribusinesses Specialist and DRM and Agriculture Specialist in organising training activities in the field and participate in such activities for output 1.1, 1.2, and 2.2.
  • Provide support to ensure timely production and submission of reports.
  • Any other duties assigned by Senior Officer, Project Coordination.

In addition, the role of the Project Assistant is also to ensure process integrity in project operation and specific project/output delivery, fully meeting established institutional policies, standards and donor requirements across budget execution, procurement & HR processes implementation and other operational functions.

  • Monitor and report on project and workstream activities to ensure efficiency and consistency with established workplans to support program management
  • Support the monitoring of project budget and track expenditures to ensure that program resources are optimally allocated and utilized.
  • Oversee the maintenance, repair, and replacement of office equipment and furniture.
    Schedule and manage meetings, conferences, workshops, and special events.
  • Make travel arrangements, coordinate conference calls, and handle RSVPs for events.
  • Any other duties assigned by the Project Coordinator and Associate.


  • Advise the team on the procedures, policies, and tools of all operational transactions for project/output delivery
  • Identify issues and risks that will affect consistent program and delivery and report to the manager
  • Identify issues from across projects and workstreams and advise project staff on remedial measures in order to maintain integrity of delivery
  • Communicate program needs to service providers/suppliers and ensure that services/products are delivered in line with established agreements.


  • Detailed budget execution plans and schedules in line with yearly work programs and budget lines
  • Procurement plans and requisition procedures in line with yearly work programs and budget lines
  • Project hiring plan and manage onboarding procedures based on approved headcount
  • Consolidated financial documentation for projects and ensure accuracy of project financial reporting.



  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in agriculture, agribusiness, agricultural economics or business administration, or related field of study required
  • Minimum 1 year of professional work experience relevant to this position.
  • Advanced technical knowledge in several of the following areas: Agricultural market analysis, Product value chain improvement, Market linkages, Agricultural policy development and analysis, Dissemination of improved agricultural practices, and
  • Strategic planning and commercial management
  • Work experience working with an international organization, and/or in an English-speaking work environment will be an important advantage.
  • Advanced ability to communicate verbally and in writing in English and Nepali required.
  • Work experience in Province 2 preferred.
  • Experience in engaging with multiple stakeholders, including financial institutions, government institutions, NGOs, civil society, others, would be an advantage.


  • Strong understanding of diverse climate-smart agriculture techniques for soil health and moisture regulation, water and wind erosion control, natural pest control and pollination, biodiversity protection, organic food production, etc.
  • Experience in working with federal, provincial and local government.
  • Experience in private sector agri-business engagement is an advantage.
  • Demonstrates strong organizational skills, time management, multi-tasking


  • Understand and actively support GGGI’s mission, vision, and values
  • Promote an organizational culture of trust, transparency, respect, and partnership
  • Has strong client orientation
  • Process and share information easily and is excellent at problem solving
  • Manage emotions and stress positively, builds rapport and resolves conflict easily
  • Demonstrate high level of integrity in handling privileged information and in stewardship of public resources
  • Value the importance of promoting environmental sustainability within the workplace and green growth within society as a whole
  • Able to support the Country Representative in all aspects of procurement, event organization, and GGGI assets management.


  • GGGI provides 13% of base salary towards retirement plan/long-term savings, 27 days of annual leave, and private health insurance.
  • GGGI is committed to providing a work environment that is sufficiently flexible to accommodate diverse life-cycle challenges and assist Staff members to achieve a better balance between work and personal/family commitments, thus ensuring high performance, long-term productivity, and well-being of Staff members.
  • The start of this position is still pending the signing of the contract between GGGI and KOICA.

Child protection – GGGI is committed to child protection, irrespective of whether any specific area of work involves direct contact with children. GGGI’s Child Protection Policy is written in accordance with the Convention on the Rights of the Child.

Location: Nepal
City: Janakpur
Contract Type: Staff
Grade: X4
Salary scale: Country Scale
Contract Duration: 3 years
Date to close (KST): 30/06/2022
Job Reference: NP07_KOI_01

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