Senior Program Officer Asia Pacific Sustainability
The Asia Society Policy Institute (ASPI) is a think- and do-tank
that tackles major policy challenges confronting the Asia-Pacific
in security, prosperity and climate. ASPI’s climate work supports
the development and implementation of ambitious and effective
climate policies in Asia including carbon pricing, energy
transition and net zero emission goals. Major areas of work
currently include resolving design challenges of China’s national
greenhouse gas emissions trading system, supporting
development of successful national emissions trading systems
across North East and South East Asia and climate policy
cooperation between U.S. and China.
A Senior Program Officer will coordinate and help implement
our climate projects that help to shape climate policy in Asia.
The position will support the Director of Asia-Pacific
Sustainability. It is a 2-year, grant-funded position, with the
potential for extension.
• Coordinate and draft reports, policy papers, media articles, and
other project deliverables on carbon pricing, energy transition,
net zero emission goals and other climate policy topics, within
quality, time and budget constraints.
• Conduct desk research on status of emissions trading system
development and related policy areas in China and elsewhere in
Asia, as well as international best practice.
• Develop high quality materials for publication and coordinate
their dissemination through various media outlets.
• Support development and delivery of online and in-person
meetings, workshops, seminars and conferences, including all
organizational and logistical aspects.
• Build and maintain relationships with key project stakeholders at
Asian and international levels.
• Support development of project concepts and proposals for new
• Provide all administrative support and budget tracking for ASPI
• Engage in other duties as assigned.
Qualifications and experience:
• Master’s degree or higher in subject relevant to climate change
• At least three years of relevant professional experience in a
government, consulting, research or NGO environment.
• Knowledge and experience in greenhouse gas emissions trading
systems, national GHG mitigation targets (including net zero
goals) and energy transition, and associated policies at national,
including Asian, and international levels.
• Knowledge of policy development methodologies including cost-
benefit analysis, impact assessment, policy implementation and
• Experience in developing high quality and impactful written
products for policy decision-makers.
• Experience with organization and delivery of events such as
workshops, panel discussions, roundtables, etc.
• Experience in supporting project management including
administrative and financial support to projects.
• Excellent team working, able to work within multi-cultural and
multi-disciplinary teams spread across several countries and time
• Strong analytical skills in relevant areas.
• Good project management skills.
• Excellent oral and written communication skills.
• Highly developed interpersonal skills and self-motivation, able to
work independently with minimal supervision.
• Ability to prioritize, multi-task and work to strict deadlines.
• Excellent attention to detail.
• Fluency in English required.
Competitive salary and benefits
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