Position title: Programme Officer (1 position for Thai national)
Salary: Depending on experience
Contract: Initially one year contract with 3 months probationary period and possible extension
Work hours/days: Full-time (7.5 hours/day) with possibility of remote work, 5 days per week except for Saturdays and Sundays
Place of work: IGES Bangkok Regional Centre, Thailand
Established in 1998, the Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES) is an independent think tank and strategic policy research institute that contributes to sustainable development and environmental preservation. The Institute’s mission is to achieve a new paradigm for civilization and conduct innovative policy development and strategic research for environmental measures, reflecting the results of research into political decisions for realising sustainable development both in the Asia-Pacific region and globally. IGES works closely with national governments, local authorities, international organisations, research institutes, businesses, NGOs and local communities on various critical environmental issues including climate change mitigation and adaptation, forest and biodiversity conservation, water resource management, sustainable consumption and production, waste management, integrated policies for sustainable societies and sustainable cities.
IGES Bangkok Regional Centre (BRC) is seeking qualified Thai applicants for the position of Programme Officer, Sustainable Cities for the ASEAN SDGs Frontrunner Cities Programme Phase 2 (SDGs-FC 2) funded by the Japan-ASEAN Integration Fund (JAIF). The SDG-FC aims to support ASEAN cities in achieving inclusive, sustainable, resilient and dynamic development in line with ASEAN Vision 2020 by aligning city actions with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. To attain the goal, the Programme will support the planning and implementation of multi-benefit model projects, as well as developing the capacity of next generation cities, and sharing the experiences and knowledge generated from the Programme among ASEAN Member States (AMS) to promote the replication of innovative ground policies/practices towards clean and green ASEAN.
The Programme Officer is expected to have extensive engagement to strengthen partnerships with the ASEAN Secretariat, the ASEAN environmental-related Working Groups, Thailand’s Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment, Thai municipalities as well as leading experts, civil society, media and private sector entities in the global development community. The position will play a critical role in shaping the expansion of IGES’ programmes related to sustainable cities within Thailand and the ASEAN region. Specifically, he/she will contribute to the research, design, fund-raising and management for new regional programmes within ASEAN. This position is also expected to contribute to elevating IGES’ profile on ASEAN issues, through contact with the media and social/cultural influencers.
TERMS OF REFERENCE
Under the supervision of the Programme Manager, Sustainable Cities, the Programme Officer will perform the following duties:
Competences and Qualities
The following attributes are optional and may be evaluated as ‘plus’ points:
The Programme Officer will report to the Programme Manager, and ultimately to the Director of IGES Regional Centre.
How to Apply
Candidates should submit the following documents and information;
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interview. Reference letter(s) from your supervisor(s) in the past positions (latest preferred) may be requested for short-listed candidates. Additional materials may be also requested in time for the interview.
Send your application to:
The application documents are not returnable.
Contact : regionalcentre-HR@iges.or.jp, firstname.lastname@example.org (Shom Teoh, Programme Manager)