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Program Officer, RRCAP-CCC
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Field of study
November 30, 2022
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Tel no. (66-2) 524-5019
Fax no. (66-2) 524-5056
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Program Officer
Climate Change Cluster
Regional Resource Centre for Asia and the Pacific
Asian Institute of Technology


The Regional Resource Centre for Asia and the Pacific is an outreach centre of the Asian Institute of Technology focused on generating and synthesizing resources for setting policies at all levels of governance and enhancing capacities for impact-driven actions towards the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals. Since 1989, RRC.AP has accumulated firm trust from 70+ governmental agencies, international organizations, academes, NGO’s and other stakeholders of the region by progressively contributing solutions to a broad range of environmental, social, and economic issues through capacity development, knowledge sharing, and the provision of policy guidance, advisory services, and technical research.

Duties and Responsibilities

The Programme Officer, under the supervision of the Head of the Climate Change Cluster and in consultation with the programme members, is expected to perform the following:

  • Provide technical support to the formulation and implementation of projects and activities on climate actions through capacity-building, knowledge sharing, research, and policy advocacy. 
  • Monitor requests for proposals and similar opportunities and support preparation of bids and proposals by providing technical inputs, including drafting sections or segments of the proposal;
  • Support the organization and convening of capacity-building and other events by providing inputs to agenda setting, preparing materials, engaging participants, and supporting administrative and logistical tasks as necessary.
  • Conceptualize, develop, and facilitate a knowledge management system to deliver accurate information relating to past activities, projects, and work programmes as well as stakeholders and partners in a timely and efficient manner;
  • Analyse current stakeholder engagement efforts and contribute recommendations for the work plan strategy of the climate change cluster;
  • Prepare various written outputs, including reports, studies, policy briefs, publications and outreach materials;
  • Assist in developing outreach materials and updating the Cluster's website content
  • Performs any other tasks as assigned by the Head of the Climate Change Cluster, and the Director of RRC.AP.

Required Competencies:

Professionalism: Sound knowledge and understanding of climate change issues and the intergovernmental climate change process. Familiarity with the climate finance architecture and landscapes. Understanding of concepts and good practices in capacity building, in particular in relation to the access to financial resources for climate change action. Shows pride in work and in achievements; is conscientious and efficient in meeting commitments, observing deadlines and achieving results; shows persistence when faced with difficult problems or challenges; remains calm in stressful situations.

Communication: Fluency in spoken and written English; excellent drafting skills; demonstrated skills in having two-way communications; openness in sharing information and keeping people informed; ability to tailor language, tone, style and format to match the audience.

Planning & Organizing:  Ability to formulate clear goals, prioritize activities and assignments; to allocate the appropriate amount of time and resources for completing work, foreseeing risks and allowing for contingencies when planning; and to monitor and adjust plans and actions as necessary.

Required Qualifications and Experience:

Advanced studies in climate change, environmental science, international relations, or relevant fields; higher levels of education in related fields would be an asset. Demonstrated knowledge of sustainable development and climate change related issues with experience in project management, research, training, coordination/development and/or implementation of environmental and climate related projects and activities. A solid  knowledge and experience in working with computers and online systems including use of online events platforms is must.

​We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability status, or any other characteristics protected by law.

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