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Global Green Growth Institute - GGGI




A Consultant is being sought to support the first phase of GGGI’s initiative on Data and Artificial Intelligence (AI) in Seoul. The work will include contributing to a data inventory, researching innovative and secure AI solutions, and providing subject-matter expertise on AI for green growth and internal operations of GGGI, including pilots. The assignment will also require periodic reporting of progress and activity updates to the Task Force in charge of the project, and GGGI’s management team (MT). Upon clearance from GGGI’s MT, this Initiative may be extended to a broader scope (Phase 2) depending on budget and satisfactory performance.

The primary Objectives and Tasks of this consultancy are as follows:

Data Inventory: Guide the conducting of a comprehensive data inventory to assess existing data resources within GGGI, undertaking the following tasks:

  • Support the making of a thorough data inventory of data sources and datasets currently utilized by GGGI, including their types, formats, and accessibility etc.
  • Help identifying data gaps and opportunities for improvement in data collection, storage, and analysis processes.

AI Research: Contribute to research and analyze potential applications of AI for green growth and internal operations of GGGI, by undertaking the following tasks:

  • Contribute to researching existing and in-development AI systems to ensure GGGI has access to the most appropriate, proven, and secure AI adapted for its internal operations.
  • Contribute to assess the feasibility and potential impact of AI integration in GGGI’s operations and activities.
  • Contribute to reviewing existing literature and best practices in the application of AI in environmental research, climate action, sustainable development, and related fields.
  • Propose examples of Responsible AI use guidelines which can later be adapted to GGGI.

AI Pilot selection: Advise the selection of pilot AI projects to demonstrate the practical use of AI in selected areas of GGGI’s services and operations, while building the capacity of GGGI teams, by undertaking the following tasks:

  • Contribute to assessing and evaluating detailed proposals for data and AI use cases and projects within GGGI.
  • Provide a minimum of two (2) online capacity building and awareness raising sessions to GGGI Teams on capabilities of AI for more efficient operations and accelerated green growth, using practical examples.


The ideal candidate for this consultancy should possess the following qualifications:

  • Advanced degree (Master’s or equivalent.) in computer science, information technology, machine learning, artificial intelligence, data science, environmental science, or a closely related field.
  • Proven experience in advising organizations on data strategies and the adoption of AI, ideally in the context of sustainable development and climate change related services.
  • Expertise in data management, data engineering in the context of intergovernmental organizations.
  • Experience conducting research in fields relevant to the outlined activities is required.
  • Exceptional analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Minimum of 10 years of work experience in the field of strategy, data science, machine learning, AI or related technologies is required;
  • Proven skills in applying relevant AI software and models; 
  • Proficiency in using Microsoft Package (SharePoint, OneDrive, Word, Excel, PowerPoint) collaborative platforms (i.e., Teams) and virtual meeting platforms (i.e., Webex, Zoom, etc.).
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English, in addition to the ability to independently generate clear and concise content.
  • Experience of working in an international and intergovernmental organization.
  • Experience in implementing AI initiatives at organizational level.





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