Opportunities

Clean Air Asia offers opportunities for:


STAFF POSITIONS

Communication and Outreach Manager India

Location: New Delhi, Clean Air Asia office in India

Duration of Appointment: 1 year with probationary period of 3 months

Application closing date: 15th November 2018

Estimated Start Date: Immediate

 

I. JOB PURPOSE

The Communication and Outreach Manager will lead and develop a brand and outreach strategy to promote Clean Air Asia in India, engaging and aligning stakeholders around it, and then advancing that brand across the country by identifying leverage points for engagement and developing influence maps as needed.

 

II. RESPONSIBILITIES AND SCOPE OF WORK

The role will entail and not be restricted to the following responsibilities:

Strategy

  • Develop communication strategies for programmes and projects of the CAA India Office
  • Lead the development  of a strategic communications and outreach plan (including objectives and action plans) which align with various programme strategies and with the overarching objectives of the organisation.
  • Keep abreast of all trends in the air quality space and the new ways and tools of communicating with diverse groups of stakeholders.
  • Conceptualise innovative campaigns to support resource mobilisation and the implementation of projects as well as overall strengthen the Clean Air Asia brand in India

Communications

  • Position Clean Air Asia India as a high value-adding partner to external stakeholders like cities, corporates, NGOs, funding agencies, and the Indian public at large
  • Lead the development of overall brand and outreach strategies to create higher visibility of programmes and its purpose with key target audiences
  • Build and execute media relations and ensure regular press coverage
  • Oversee select advocacy related project activities and ensure alignment of those with overall organisational goals/outcomes.
  • Coordinate with the Programmes Team to ensure effective alignment between advocacy activities, and brand building, marketing, and communications interventions.
  • Independently develop and disseminate accurate, clear and consistent messages and communication materials to well-targeted stakeholders using different media
  • Possess in-depth, working knowledge of all communication media especially the use of digital strategies including social media.
  • Monitor the progress and report tangible outcomes of branding efforts to the senior management
  • Ensure high quality strategic communication to all internal and external stakeholders, including government, private sector, civil society organizations, and individuals.
  • Lead and ensure high level delivery of projects with partners, the media and  donors.
  • Manage the CAA India websites to ensure current and interactive content for audience development.
  • Create descriptive concepts that support fundraising efforts.
  • Edit articles, technical reports and associated roll out events.
  • Propose, draft and/or edit articles, presentations for the India Director to position CAA in national and international media
  • Engage, as needed, in designing and/or oversite of the communication strategies of individual projects
  • Network with other local NGOs, networks, trusts etc. to advance the Clean Air Asia’s vision and mission.
  • Represent Clean Air Asia in India at national and international conferences and events of interests with an objective to build awareness about the organisation’s mission and work

 

III. Competencies and Skills

  • Effective Communication – Ability to convey accurate information in the right way using a variety of approaches with individuals or groups in a manner that engages them and helps them to understand and retain the message
  • Content writing skills – Demonstrated experience in developing crisp content in English for diverse collaterals (website, brochures, IEC material, along with social media content)
  • Influencing & Negotiation Skills – Ability to develop and manage relationships with and through others to persuade, convince and/or gain support in order to achieve strategic objectives
  • Innovative Thinking – Ability to apply creative thinking in all initiatives and generate ideas and drawing insights from unexpected sources for gaining advantage for the foundation
  • Team Building and Management – Proven experience in team building, mentoring and effective problem solving
  • Achievement Orientation – Should have sustained energy and determination in the face of obstacles to set and meet challenging objectives in compliance with quality and time standards
  • Leading and Developing Others – Ability to lead, encourage, inspire and support others to contribute to the overall communication goal of the organisation
  • IT & Presentation Skills – Should be tech savvy and possess tremendous knowledge of MS suite and other related applications

 

IV. Education, Experience and Exposure

  • Full time Post-graduate Degree/Diploma in Journalism/Mass Communication/ Development Communication from a reputed University/institute
  • Minimum 5 years’ experience of leading communications and preferred 2 years in a managerial experience
  • Strong verbal and written English communication skills and ability to articulate ideas in a compelling manner.
  • Prior experience in supporting implementing effective projects and advocacy and resource mobilization initiatives
  • Professional experience of working in a NGO, foundation or business
  • Willing to travel across India
  • Experience working with senior management and preferably with experience in developing thought leadership initiatives.
  • Experience in managing a range of stakeholders, internal and/or external.
  • Media relations experience.
  • Experience developing strategic messages, coordinating, editing and proofreading them
  • Experience coaching others to deliver strategic messages and presentations.
  • Experience in communication for communication planning and management, developing communications, media and engagement strategies and measuring results.
  • Experience cultivating and managing donor relationships.

 

V. DURATION

The selected candidate will be appointed for a period of one year under a fixed term contract with a probationary period of 3 months.

 

VI. HOW TO APPLY

Quoting ‘Manager- Outreach and Communications, CAA India’ in the subject line, applicants should email current CV (as Word attachment), and a cover letter (maximum 2 pages) stating why they would like to join Clean Air Asia to Ms. Jovy Corona at center@cleanairasia.org, on or before 15th November 2018. All applicants must clearly state in their cover letter how they meet the job specification above, as well as contact details of three referees.

Kindly indicate Current/last drawn compensation & expected compensation in your application.

Please note that applications without cover letters will be rejected.

We encourage early applications as applications will be processed as they arrive so the recruiting process may end earlier than closing date. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

 

 

Manager, Air Quality Programme, India

Location: New Delhi, Clean Air Asia office in India

Duration of Appointment: 1 year with probationary period of 3 months

Application closing date: 15th November 2018

Estimated Start Date: Immediate

 

I. JOB PURPOSE

The Manager, Air Quality Programmes, India will play a key role in leading the implementation of the Air quality management projects in Indian cities by engaging and aligning stakeholders around it, and then advancing it across the country by identifying  leverage points for engagement and developing influence maps as needed.

 

II. RESPONSIBILITIES AND SCOPE OF WORK

The role will entail and but are not be restricted to the following responsibilities:

Project Management, Implementation, Reporting and Coordination

  • With the support of the India Director lead in the implementation, monitoring, and evaluation of air quality projects of the Clean Air Asia India Office, including research and data collection, providing the technical guidance in the knowledge products, preparation of project reports, liaising and coordinating with project team members/staff, consultants and partners, and developing and reviewing technical reports as necessary.
  • Coordinate meetings and workshops with relevant partners in India at the national and state and city level.
  • Manage project budgets and monitor expenditure with the finance officer
  • Mentor, guide and supervise the programme team for effective implementation
  • Ensure monitoring of project activities to track progress and achievements against planned programme outcomes
  • Prepare  donor reports
  • Oversee process documentation of projects and documentation of best practices emerging from the field
  • Develop case studies, success stories and any relevant news worthy items with Communications the communications manager and share it with project stakeholders  for improved visibility of programme.
  • Participate in and/or coordinate various supporting activities related to Clean Air Asia’s India Strategy.
  • Carry out other tasks as appropriate and relevant to Clean Air Asia’s programs and activities
  • Support the Programme Team in the HQ by providing information on India for development of India specific projects
  • Identify potential donors, funding agencies and prepare concept notes and project proposals

Inputs to Knowledge Management and Capacity Building 

  • Lead in keeping track of relevant air quality updates, trends and developments in India. This includes (1) maintaining air quality database for India; (2) undertaking assessment and surveys on air quality levels and air quality management; (3) conducting research / data analysis, interpreting the findings and developing reports with action-oriented recommendations (4) writing articles for publications
  • Prepare technical presentations and write ups for India Director to showcase CAA work in national and international forums.

Building Partnerships among Clean Air Asia partners

  • Support in maintaining relations with existing Clean Air Asia partners in India and in developing new partnerships
  • Represent Clean Air Asia in selected meetings/conferences with technical proficiency

 

III. ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS AND CRITERIA

  • Post-Graduate degree in environment sciences, environment management, social sciences, rural management or related field
  • At least 5-8 years of experience in leading and managing field operations at the city/state level.
  • At least 3-4 years’ leadership experience and demonstrated ability to manage projects
  • Experience in project management and working with partners like government, industry and civil society
  • Strong interest and demonstrated capacity in research, data collection and analysis
  • Excellent writing and speaking skills in English. Knowledge of Hindi/ any other Indian languages would be an added advantage
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Demonstrated attention to detail
  • Proven ability to meet deadlines and work on multiple projects simultaneously
  • Ability to work independently and as part of multi-cultural and multi-disciplinary team
  • Willingness to travel extensively in India

 

IV. COMPETENCIES AND SKILLS

  • Drive Change and Innovation: Act with urgency for continuous improvement and with a drive towards action; promote development of breakthrough solutions; embrace and advocate innovations that improve results; aggressively promote the need for breakthrough improvements
  • Develop Others: Work with the team on challenging assignments to develop capabilities; provide timely coaching, instruction and feedback. Ability to lead, encourage, inspire and support others to develop confidence and capability to help them realize their full potential.
  • Act with Long term Perspective: Take actions to build a strong foundation for future success; identify and take advantage of emerging opportunities; keep CAA’s long term goals in mind when addressing short-term issues and problems. Identify and act to create organizational capability needed to meet future organizational goals
  • Manage Complexity: Clarify issues in complex or challenging situations; balance competing priorities or goals; make timely decisions using available facts in complex situations; focus on key objectives and results when addressing the details of a situation. Should have sustained energy and determination in the face of obstacles to set and meet challenging objectives in compliance with quality and time standards
  • Influence Decisions & Actions: Build support for recommendations and decisions; find common ground and mutual benefits to gain agreement and commitment; show enthusiasm, excitement and passion for goals. Identify and communicate benefits

 

V. DURATION

The selected candidate will be appointed for a period of one year under a fixed term contract with possibility for extension and with a probationary period of 3 months.

 

VI. HOW TO APPLY

Quoting ‘Manager- Air Quality Programme, CAA India’ in the subject line, applicants should email current CV (as Word attachment), and a cover letter (maximum 2 pages) stating why they would like to join Clean Air Asia to Ms. Jovy Corona at center@cleanairasia.org, on or before 15th November 2018. All applicants must clearly state in their cover letter how they meet the job specification above, as well as contact details of three referees.

Kindly indicate Current/last drawn compensation & expected compensation in your application.

Please note that applications without cover letters will be not be accepted .

We encourage early applications as applications will be processed as they arrive so the recruiting process may end earlier than closing date. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

 

 


 

 

CONSULTANCY/PROJECT-BASED POSITIONS


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INTERNSHIPS


We are accepting interns of varied qualifications for the Clean Air Asia offices in Manila (Clean Air Asia Center), Beijing (China Office) and Delhi (India Office).

Internship applications are accepted throughout the year. Email your expression of interest and CV to center@cleanairasia.org.

The internship opportunities available are for the following:

 

Communications and Visual Arts Intern

A Communication and Visual Arts Intern, to be based in CAA Manila, is sought to assist Clean Air Asia on the following in preparation for the 10th Better Air Quality Conference in November 2018.

• Visual materials (flyers, brochures, etc.)
• Powerpoint/Slide/Video presentations
• Digital materials (electronic announcements)

Interested applicants are requested to send their CVs and application letter to center@cleanairasia.org. We offer a modest allowance and flexible time during the internship period but do not fund international travels nor provide accommodation to accepted interns.

Environment Policy Researcher

  • Scan the web and provide an overview of existing databases on air quality laws and regulations in Asia and other regions
  • Review studies done by Clean Air Asia and collate Asia air quality legislation and regulations
  • Assist Clean Air Asia staff in designing an online database of Asia air quality legislation and regulations

Duration: 1-1.5 months

Qualifications: Preferably environmental science or environmental management graduate or student, however, those with policy research background are also welcome; possesses good research skills; can work independently

Air Quality Research Intern

An Air Quality Research Intern is sought to assist Clean Air Asia in updating the Air Quality in Asia: Status and Trends Report and Clean Air Management Profiles (CAMPs).

Duration: 1-1.5 months

Editorial Intern

Clean Air Asia together with its partners and its country networks release a wide range of publications from the state of the air we breathe, impacts of air pollution and climate change, clean air management measures and stakeholders involvement for Asian countries. Editorial interns assist in the review and proofreading of reports. Click here for the list of publications.

Duration: 1-1.5 months

Lay-out Artist Intern

Graphic artists are sought to assist in the design and layout of:

  • Clean Air Management Profile of Asian Countries
  • Clean Air Asia Fact Sheets
  • Display booth materials
  • Annual Report
  • Powerpoint Presentations

Communications Intern

Interns with background on Communications assist in ensuring effective presentation of Clean Air Asia’s mission by writing articles for publication, preparing videos, organizing events and web content management.

Clean Air Asia will consider suggested topics or proposed research from prospective interns, provided that it fits our mission of promoting better air quality and livable cities in Asia.

Interested applicants are requested to send their CVs and application letter to center@cleanairasia.org. We offer a modest allowance and flexible time during the internship period but do not fund international travels nor provide accommodation to accepted interns.

Internship applications are accepted throughout the year.