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Program Officer/Sr. Program Officer (AGMC) (AIT Extension, Asian Greenhouse Gas Management (AGMC))
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February 10, 2015
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Tel no. (66-2) 524-5019
Fax no. (66-2) 524-5056
Only applications of shortlisted candidates will be notified.


 About the Asian Greenhouse Gas Management Center:

The Asian Greenhouse Gas Management Center (AGMC) is an “open platform” for coordinating and delivering state-of-the-art trainings, needs assessments, and innovative solutions for greenhouse gas (GHG) management in Asia to ultimately promote and enable the implementation of Low Emission Development Strategies (LEDS) across the region.

The AGMC was founded in September 2012 at the Asian Institute of Technology (AIT) by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Low Emissions Asian Development (LEAD) program, implemented by ICF International ( The AGMC is housed under AIT Extension in Thailand with training delivery at AIT in the Bangkok area (Pathumthani), at AIT satellite campuses, and other facilities. Trainings are also offered online via facilities such as the Greenhouse Gas Management Institute (GHGMI)'s virtual e-learning campus.

To date, the AGMC has delivered trainings to build the technical skills necessary to implement private and public sector green growth programs through a combination of traditional face-to-face and e-learning classroom hours—balancing accessibility with rigorous technical learning objectives. Trainings delivered include those on energy modeling tools, carbon registries, the latest United Nations’ Intergovernmental Panel on Climate change (IPCC) guidelines for national GHG inventories, building institutional capacity for developing national GHG inventories, and more.

Job Description:

The incumbent will work under the Director of the Asian Greenhouse Gas Management Center (AGMC), under AIT Extension, and liaise closely with the program’s Bangkok-based partners: USAID RDMA, academic and professional units within AIT, and the LEAD program office.


Key Responsibilities:

Tasks with regard to USAID Low Emissions Asian Development (LEAD) Program

  • Assist in establishing Asian Greenhouse Gas Management Centerat AIT with other LEAD Program Partners through consultations and preparing necessary documents.
  • Oversee preparation and delivery of regional capacity building activities through both on-site training and in-country trainings in GHG accounting; Monitoring, Reporting and Verification (MRV) protocols and tools development; LEDS policy, or other topics of interest to the LEAD program, including logistics.
  • Assist in the development of training tools, modules and manuals together with other implementing partners and team members.
  • Partake in the pilot demonstrations and provide technical assistance for propagation of best practices, MRV frameworks or systems and LEDs policy in specific countries.
  • Liaise with key regional contacts to facilitate program implementation in the participating countries through various meetings and other modes of communication as necessary.
  • Assist participating countries in relevant research activities relating to the Program.
  • Assist in the preparation of proposals for Donor agencies and other potential funders
  • Assist in identifying resource generation opportunities driven by appropriate collaborative project activities.

Tasks with regard to AIT Extension’s regular activities

As time permits,

  • Assist in AIT Extension’s collaboration and engagement with UNESCAP’s online e-learning facility on Green Growth Capacity Development.
  • Assist in preparation and delivery of online courses under UNESCAP’s online e-learning facility on Green Growth Capacity Development.
  • Assist in AIT Extension’s capacity building activities on environmental and natural resources management including climate change
  • Assist course directors and coordinators in designing training curricula and proposals
  • Assist course director and coordinators in preparation and delivery of both on-site and in-country trainings and continuing professional education programs
  • Prepare training program evaluation and completion reports
  • Writing reports and articles on courses conducted.


  • Master Degree in Energy, Environmental Management or Natural Resources Management
  • At least 5 years of working experience
  • At least 3 years of working experience in energy/environment related field is preferred
  • Working knowledge on low emission and low carbon development related programs/projects is preferred
  • Proven good command of written and spoken English
  • Excellent IT Skills
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work in an international and multicultural working environment.



Level V for Program Officer

Level VI for Sr. Program Officer

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