Consultant - Waste Expert (Budapest)

  • Global Green Growth Institute
  • Budapest, Hungary
  • 04 May, 2020
Full time Green Jobs Non-Profit Jobs

Job Description

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. In the newly approved Strategy 2030, GGGI is driven by the vision of “a low-carbon, resilient world of strong, inclusive, and sustainable growth”. 

This year GGGI has a budget of USD 56 million and operations in 33 countries that produce approximately 100 green growth policy advisory outputs, 35 adopted green growth policies, and 70 knowledge products as well as mobilizing approximately USD 700 million in committed green and climate finance per annum. By 2030, GGGI will grow to at least 50 countries if it can mobilize revenues on the order of USD100-110 million per annum. At this scale, GGGI targets to mobilize over USD16 billion in green and climate finance commitments for its members. Our ex-ante impact assessment shows that GGGI would support its members to reduce emissions by an estimated one Gigaton of CO2e, generate 2 million green jobs and provide sustainable services to 100 million people.




GGGI Hungary is looking for a Waste Management Consultant to provide substantive inputs to development of the National Clean Development Strategy (Long-Term Strategy of Hungary), a project executed under the supervision of the Ministry for Innovation and Technology, Government of Hungary. S/he will provide data provisions for low-carbon scenarios and sectoral modelling (Green Economy Model, GEM), will be coordinating and consulting with sectoral stakeholders, the GGGI core/modelling team and the GoH, and will be drafting relevant chapters of the document.

The Waste Management Consultant reports to the Country Lead and works closely with the National Coordinator to support quality and timely delivery of outputs under the HU LTS. The project falls under the supervision of the Ministry for Innovation and Technology, Government of Hungary.



In line with Article 4 Paragraph 19 of the Paris Agreement to communicate long-term low greenhouse gas emission development strategies and the requirement of the European Union’s (EU) Governance Regulation (regulation no. 2018/1999), the Government of Hungary (GoH) has developed its National Clean Development Strategy (HU LTS) covering the main sectors for reduction of emissions. Comprehensive sectoral work, modelling and consultation at national level will be conducted to further develop the LTS.


  • Data provisions for low-carbon scenarios and sectoral modelling for GEM: acquire, generate, process and assess sectoral data for developing low-carbon scenario pathways for the waste sector and modelling the impacts of the green transition.
  • Lead the delivery of sectoral material for information, decision-making or engagement with stakeholders as required under the LTS.
  • Constantly coordinate with key sectoral stakeholders on data provisions, and about the developments, trends and plans in relation with decarbonization/green transition efforts.   
  • Lead the development of sectoral policy analysis and the drafting of the sectoral plans as required.
  • Remain abreast of climate relevant development in Hungary, at EU and at international level.


  • Collaborate with the Government of Hungary, participate at relevant meetings and events as needed to support the LTS project.
  • Maintain active networking and consultation with the relevant stakeholders in Hungary as needed to inform the modelling team and the Government of Hungary on sectoral developments.
  • Promote green growth and the GGGI methodologies in Hungary and the region.  


  • Deliver evidence and quality sectoral data for GEM modelling and the low-carbon scenario development.
  • Deliver quality and timely policy inputs, with messages adapted to the different audiences and targeted groups as required.
  • Facilitate communications under the HU LTS project as needed. 




  • Advanced academic degree in the field of environmental sciences, engineering and technical sciences, and/or another relevant discipline.
  • At least eight years of relevant experience in policy, planning, techno-economic analysis, policy development.
  • In depth knowledge of waste management  policy and related developments in Hungary.
  • Experience in day-to-day engagement with Government ministries and agencies. Excellent knowledge of the Hungarian public administration.
  • Experience in assisting in sectoral policy development and strategic planning, evidence-based decision-making, research and analysis and project design is an advantage.
  • Overall understanding of the concept of green growth.
  • Experience applying participatory, consensus-based approaches is an advantage.
  • Experience in conducting and organizing policy consultations, validation meetings, workshops and capacity building events at national level is an advantage; and
  • Fluency in Hungarian and English and excellent report writing skills are essential.



  • Teamwork and creative problem-solving abilities.
  • Ability to work independently while following agreed work plans and instructions.
  • Excellent multi-cultural literacy and interest in being a part of an international team working in an evolving and entrepreneurial environment.
  • Excellent communication (both written and oral) and facilitation skills.
  • Problem solver, able to find and implement solutions.
  • Innovative thinker.
  • Anticipate and provide necessary technical and content-based support; and
  • Attention to detail.




  • Promote the best use of public resources.
  • Manage emotions and stress positively, builds rapport and resolves conflict easily.
  • Be able to lead where needed and support the Country Lead to make sound decisions.

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