We are currently recruiting for a Research Fellow who will support the projects of the Centre for Finance for Sustainability Bangkok (CFSB), which will be expanding. The Research Fellow, Finance for Adaptation, will lead the implementation of the key research activities for the project.
Location: Bangkok, Thailand
Type of contract: Full-time, fixed term two years with possibility of extension depending on funding availability and performance
Deadline: 3 April 2023
Start date: As soon as possible
Based in Bangkok, SEI Asia has a diverse team of multinational experts who integrate scientific research with participatory approaches to co-develop and share knowledge, build partnerships, and influence policy for resilient development. SEI Asia’s work focuses on gender and social equity, climate adaptation, disaster risk reduction, water insecurity and integrated water resources management, transitional agriculture, renewable energy and urbanization.
SEI Asia is an affiliate of Chulalongkorn University (CU), Thailand. SEI and CU have an agreement to foster innovative scientific research combined with effective policy engagement on development and environmental challenges in Asia. The key areas of collaboration are intellectual engagement for joint research applications and fund mobilization, lectures and seminars for CU students, post-graduate supervision and examination, and CU–SEI employee links.
The Research Fellow will support the projects of the Centre for Finance for Sustainability Bangkok. Hosted as a programme by the Stockholm Environment Institute – Asia (SEI Asia) the CFSB works with the private sector and financial hubs to reorient the financial sectors in the region to align more closely with the global goals of the Paris Agreement and the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), as well as Thailand’s Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC).
Following its launch in 2022, the CFSB has hosted Aid Atlas, the platform on finance for development and official development assistance. The CFSB is also implementing a large-scale programme called Inclusive Climate Finance for Communities in the Asia Pacific (ICCAP). The main beneficiaries of ICCAP are private-sector financial service providers (FSPs) and public sector actors that will work in partnership to build viable models and systems to serve climate vulnerable communities. The CFSB also anticipates four upcoming projects focusing on climate adaptation finance.
The Research Fellow, Finance for Adaptation, will lead the implementation of the key research activities for the project.
Key duties and responsibilities of this position include:
We are looking for a motivated professional with relevant expertise who is passionate about sustainable development.
Formal qualifications and knowledge:
Personal skills required in the position:
SEI Asia researchers share principles and beliefs that underpin the work of the organization and guide the actions and behaviours of all employees, no matter their position:
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With a team comprising over 20 nationalities, SEI Asia welcomes diverse global applicants from all genders, nationalities and social backgrounds for all posts and provides an internationally competitive level NGO salary and benefits package. All employee contracts are under Thai labour law.
SEI is an equal opportunity employer, and we consider all applicants on the basis of qualifications and competencies regardless of and not limited to race, national origin, religious beliefs, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, disability and/or marital status. We are committed to ensuring diversity and equality within our organization and applicants from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.
We are reviewing applications on an ongoing basis, so please submit your application as soon as possible, but no later than 3 April 2023, 23:59 Bangkok local time.
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