Opportunities

Clean Air Asia offers opportunities for:


STAFF POSITIONS

 

Transport Program Coordinator (short term)

Location: Manila, Philippines
Application closing date: 15th November 2019
Estimated Start Date: 01 December 2019

 

I. BACKGROUND

Clean Air Asia works towards achieving better air quality and livable cities by translating knowledge to policies and actions that reduce air pollution and greenhouse emissions from transport, energy, and other sectors. Clean Air Asia was established as the leading air quality management network for Asia by the Asian Development Bank, World Bank and USAID in 2001, and operates since 2007 as an independent non-profit organization. Clean Air Asia has offices in Manila, Beijing and Delhi, networks in several Asian countries and is a United Nations-recognized partnership of more than 250 organizations in Asia and worldwide.

 

Clean Air Asia, Manila is currently recruiting for a full time Transport Program Coordinator on a short fixed term contract to cover its staff on maternity leave. A self-motivated and independent individual with technically-sound knowledge and skills in sustainable transport with strong interest in policy research, capacity building and communication, and with skills in project management.

 

II. JOB PURPOSE

The Transport Program Coordinator shall oversee the Sustainable Transport Programs of Clean Air Asia and collaboration between the Manila, China and India Office as well as relevant Country Networks for these programs.

 

III. RESPONSIBILITIES AND SCOPE OF WORK

Under the supervision of the Deputy Executive Director, and in coordination with other relevant staff in Clean Air Asia, the Transport Program Coordinator shall manage, and lead the implementation of various sustainable transport projects of Clean Air Asia. The Transport Program Coordinator will:

A. Program Implementation, Coordination and Administration

  • Work closely with the Deputy Executive Director and program personnel to implement, monitor and evaluate program goals and communicate the strategic direction and outcomes of the program.
  • Keep track of regional trends and developments in transportation to strengthen the relevance and sustainability of the program.
  • Represent Clean Air Asia by participating in and/or coordinating supporting activities (e.g., steering committee and/or advisory group meetings) related to Clean Air Asia’s transport program.
  • Actively contribute to the fundraising effort for Clean Air Asia’s transport-related programs by leading and/or helping in the development of selected proposals, securing funds for these, and engaging relevant partners, as needed.
  • Together with the Deputy Executive Director, actively find synergies and linkages with other Clean Air Asia programs and projects which could lead to joint proposals and improved outcomes.
  • Provide overall management support for the Transport Program.

B. Project Planning, Management and Implementation

  • Ensure timely submission of quality deliverables and outputs within the allotted resources.
  • Lead the monitoring of project implementation under the Transport Program taking a lead role in planning for and managing selected projects. This would entail, but not be limited to the following tasks: managing personnel involved, reviewing of outputs, liaising with partners and consultants, direct development of outputs.
  • Provide implementation support towards the successful implementation of projects (contribute substantive inputs towards the successful delivery of project outputs, provide technical and strategic guidance in the development of knowledge products).
  • Work with the Communications Team on the development of advocacy and outreach materials to promote project and program results.

C. Relationship Building and Networking

  • Actively engage in developing and strengthening professional relationships with key Clean Air Asia partners and stakeholders
  • Represent Clean Air Asia in selected meetings and conferences

D. Support Services

  • Actively engage in relevant activities that contribute to the growth, relevance and sustainability of the Center (e.g. proposal discussions and brainstorming with other Clean Air Asia programs or offices).
  • Provide support in ensuring the delivery of relevant Clean Air Asia activities and outputs.
  • Deliver other tasks assigned by the Deputy and Executive Director/s of Clean Air Asia.

IV. ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS AND CRITERIA

  • Master’s degree in transportation planning, mechanical engineering, environmental sciences, and/or transport-related discipline. Relevant PhD degree will be an advantage.
  • At least 5 years of relevant experience in transport and related areas
  • Strong project management and organization skills
  • Capable of representing Clean Air Asia at high-level meetings and workshops
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, fluency in English, and other Asian languages
  • Demonstrates initiative, good interpersonal skills, and inquisitiveness
  • Proven ability to meet deadlines and implement multiple projects simultaneously
  • Ability to work independently and as part of multi-cultural and multi-disciplinary team
  • Willingness to travel on average once-twice per month, mostly within Asia
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications required, and database, statistics software, and website development experience is an advantage

 

V. DURATION & REMUNERATION

The assignment is on a short fixed term contract for five (5) months from 01 December 2019 to 30 April 2020 on full-time basis. The work outputs and reporting schedule shall be agreed with Clean Air Asia. The remuneration is competitive but may vary subject to the candidate’s professional qualifications and work experience.

 

VI. HOW TO APPLY

Quoting reference application “Transport Program Coordinator (short term)” in the subject line, applicants should email their application letter, current CV (as Word attachments), and sample write ups to Clean Air Asia at [email protected], on or before 15th November 2019. All applicants should state the reasons for their interest in the position, relevant details of qualifications and experience (inclusion of documents/files demonstrating previous work is encouraged), and contact details for three referees. We encourage early application as applications will be processed as they are received so the recruiting process may end earlier than the closing date. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. For further information on the position you may contact Ms. Jovy Corona, [email protected].

 

ABOUT CLEAN AIR ASIA

Clean Air Asia is an international non-governmental organization leading the regional mission for better air quality, and healthier, more livable cities throughout Asia. We work with partners to reduce air pollution and greenhouse gas emissions across Asia by building capacity, advocating for effective and appropriate policies and practice, and informing stakeholders of air pollution and climate change impacts. We aim to reduce air pollution and greenhouse gas emissions in 1000+ cities in Asia through a range of innovative policies and programs covering air quality, transport and industrial emissions, and energy use. We work with energy, environment, health and transport ministries, cities, the private sector, development agencies, academia and civil society to provide leadership and technical knowledge in Air Quality and Climate Change and Sustainable Transportation (Low Emissions Urban Development, Clean Fuels and Vehicles, Green Freight and Logistics), and Clean Air Certification. Clean Air Asia is headquartered in Manila and has offices in Beijing and Delhi.

Clean Air Asia’s approach is one of science-based, actionable guidance combined with an ethos of partnerships and collaboration to ensure our work has meaningful and sustainable impact.
We are a member of multiple regional and international committees and forums, including the Air Quality Technical Working Group under the Regional Forum on Environment and Health, the Partnership for Clean Fuels and Vehicles, the Global Fuel Economy Initiative, the ASEAN Working Group on Environmentally Sustainable Cities, the Asian Co-benefits Partnership, the Climate and Clean Air Coalition, the Global Atmospheric Pollution Forum, the Asia LEDS Partnership, the Global LEDS Transport Working Group, the Partnership on Sustainable, Low Carbon Transport, and the Urban Electromobility Initiative.
Our Better Air Quality Conference, a biennial event first held in 2002, brings together more than 1,000 policymakers, practitioners and industry leaders in developing solutions for cleaner air and livable cities. It is Asia’s largest and most prestigious air quality gathering.

In 2008, Clean Air Asia became a United Nations-recognized partnership comprised of more than 250 organizations in Asia and internationally, with six Country Networks (Indonesia, Malaysia, Nepal, the Philippines, Sri Lanka and Vietnam).

 

Technical Researcher (Short Term)

Location: Manila, Philippines

Application closing date: 8th November 2019

Estimated Start Date: 01 December 2019

 

I. BACKGROUND

Clean Air Asia works towards achieving better air quality and livable cities by translating knowledge to policies and actions that reduce air pollution and greenhouse emissions from transport, energy, and other sectors. Clean Air Asia was established as the leading air quality management network for Asia by the Asian Development Bank, World Bank and USAID in 2001, and operates since 2007 as an independent non-profit organization. Clean Air Asia has offices in Manila, Beijing and Delhi, networks in several Asian countries and is a United Nations-recognized partnership of more than 250 organizations in Asia and worldwide.

 

Clean Air Asia, Manila is currently recruiting for a full time Technical Researcher on a short fixed term contract to cover its staff on maternity leave. A self-motivated and independent individual with technically-sound knowledge and skills in environmental management, air quality and climate change with strong interest in policy research, capacity building and communication, and with experience in project management.

 

Clean Air Asia, Manila is currently recruiting for a full time Technical Researcher on a short fixed term contract to cover its staff on maternity leave. A self-motivated and independent individual with technically-sound knowledge and skills in environmental management, air quality and climate change with strong interest in policy research, capacity building and communication, and with experience in project management.

 

II. JOB PURPOSE

The Technical Researcher will play these key roles: keep track of relevant air quality updates, emerging trends and developments in air quality management across Asia; manage and implement air quality and related projects; and building partnerships.

 

III. RESPONSIBILITIES AND SCOPE OF WORK

Under the direct supervision of the Senior Air Quality Program Coordinator, the Technical Researcher will:

  • Maintain the air quality database for Asia and undertake assessments, surveys and analyses of air quality levels and related air quality management indicators;
  • Conduct research, data analysis, interpretation of findings and report writing on air quality in Asian cities and countries.
  • Provide technical assistance and support in shaping Clean Air Asia’s position on current and emerging air quality issues in the region from all air pollution sources – industrial (including power generation) sources, motor vehicles, non-road sources, area sources, indoor sources, agricultural burning, among others – and the technological solutions to air pollution.
  • Provide technical expertise and guidance to effectively plan, implement, and evaluate air quality projects.
  • Conduct research and analysis; prepare reports, knowledge products, meeting proceedings, presentations; organize workshops, conferences and events related to relevant air quality and climate change projects within the organization.
  • Implement and coordinate city-level projects on air quality management, including monitoring and evaluation, capacity building, air quality monitoring, emissions inventory and modeling.
  • Review reports prepared by staff or by consultants for technical quality and other quality criteria.
  • Participate in and/or coordinate various supporting activities to implement Clean Air Asia’s air quality strategy in the region.
  • Work with the Senior Air Quality Program Coordinator in ensuring the quality of technical outputs of staff across Clean Air Asia’s programs.
  • Participate in progress team meetings and fieldwork as necessary in the implementation of project activities.
  • Deliver other tasks assigned by the Deputy Executive Director and Executive Director of Clean Air Asia.

 

IV. ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS AND CRITERIA

  • Master’s degree in Atmospheric Science, Environmental Science, Environmental Engineering, Environmental Policy, Chemistry, Meteorology, Engineering or any related discipline. Relevant PhD degree will be an advantage.
  • At least 2 years’ experience working on environmental issues
  • Capable of representing Clean Air Asia at high-level meetings and workshops
  • Experience in project management and stakeholder coordination
  • Strong interest and demonstrated capacity in research, data collection and analysis
  • Excellent English writing skills
  • 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

 

V. DURATION & REMUNERATION

The assignment is on a short fixed-term contract for five (5) months from 01 December 2019 to 30 April 2020 on full-time basis. The work outputs and reporting schedule shall be agreed with Clean Air Asia. The remuneration is competitive but may vary subject to the candidate’s professional qualifications and work experience.

 

VI. HOW TO APPLY

Quoting reference application “Technical Researcher (short term)” in the subject line, applicants should email their application letter, current CV (as Word attachments), and sample write ups to Clean Air Asia at [email protected], on or before 08th November 2019. All applicants should state the reasons for their interest in the position, relevant details of qualifications and experience (inclusion of documents/files demonstrating previous work is encouraged), and contact details for three referees. We encourage early application as applications will be processed as they are received so the recruiting process may end earlier than the closing date. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. For further information on the position you may contact Ms. Jovy Corona, [email protected].


 

Technical Researcher

Location: Manila, Philippines

Application closing date: 18th October 2019

Estimated Start Date: ASAP

 

I. BACKGROUND

Clean Air Asia works towards achieving better air quality and livable cities by translating knowledge to policies and actions that reduce air pollution and greenhouse emissions from transport, energy, and other sectors. Clean Air Asia was established as the leading air quality management network for Asia by the Asian Development Bank, World Bank and USAID in 2001, and operates since 2007 as an independent non-profit organization. Clean Air Asia has offices in Manila, Beijing and Delhi, networks in several Asian countries and is a United Nations-recognized partnership of more than 250 organizations in Asia and worldwide.
We are currently recruiting for a full time Technical Researcher to join our dynamic team at Clean Air Asia in Manila, Philippines. A self-motivated and independent individual with technically-sound knowledge and skills in environmental management, air quality and climate change with strong interest in policy research, capacity building and communication, and with experience in project management.

 

II. JOB PURPOSE

The Technical Researcher will play these key roles: Provide technical assistance and support in shaping Clean Air Asia’s position on current and emerging air quality issues in the region from all air pollution sources – industrial (including power generation) sources, motor vehicles, non-road sources, area sources, indoor sources, agricultural burning, among others – and the technological solutions to air pollution.

 

III. RESPONSIBILITIES AND SCOPE OF WORK

Under the direct supervision of the Senior Air Quality Program Coordinator, the primary duties include:

A. Project Management, Implementation, Reporting and Coordination

  • Provide technical expertise to effectively strategize, plan, implement, and evaluate projects on air quality
    and climate change;
  • Conduct research, data analysis, interpretation of findings to prepare reports, meeting proceedings,
    presentations and knowledge products on air quality and climate change in Asian cities and countries to
    contribute to Clean Air Asia strategy development and implementation;
  • Review reports prepared by consultants for technical quality and other quality criteria; work with the
    Program Lead – AQCC and Air Quality Specialist in ensuring the quality of technical outputs of Clean Air
    Asia’s projects
  • Organize workshops, conferences and events related to relevant air quality and climate change projects within
    the organization;
  • Participate in and/or coordinate various supporting activities to implement Clean Air Asia’s air
    quality strategy in the region;
  • Deliver other tasks assigned by the Deputy Executive Director and Executive Director of Clean Air Asia

 

B. Program Development, Knowledge Management and Capacity Building

  • Support for keeping track of relevant air quality updates, emerging trends and developments in air quality
    management and climate change across Asia;
  • Provide support for maintaining the air quality database for Asia and undertaking assessments, surveys and
    analyses of air quality levels and related air quality management indicators;
  • Support the management and consolidation of knowledge products and application of tools developed by Clean
    Air Asia and its partners;
  • Provide technical inputs to the design and delivery of relevant capacity building activities of Clean Air
    Asia.

 

C. Building Partnerships among Clean Air Asia partners

  • Develop and maintain strong professional relationships with key Clean Air Asia partners and stakeholders;
  • Represent Clean Air Asia in selected, approved meetings or conferences and effectively communicate Clean Air
    Asia’s position on technical issues;
  • Contribute to fundraising for Clean Air Asia’s Air Quality and Climate Change program.

 

IV. ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS AND CRITERIA

  • Master’s degree in Atmospheric Science, Environmental Science, Environmental Engineering, Environmental
    Policy, Chemistry, Meteorology, Engineering or any related discipline. Relevant PhD degree will be an
    advantage.
  • At least 4 years’ combined experience working on different areas of environmental management and sustainable
    development, including but not limited to air quality, climate change, energy, policy research and guidance,
    capacity building, urban development, monitoring and assessment.
  • Capable of representing Clean Air Asia at high-level meetings and workshops
  • Experience in project management and stakeholder coordination
  • Strong interest and demonstrated capacity in research, data collection and analysis
  • Excellent English writing skills
  • 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

 

V. DURATION, REMUNERATION and OTHER BENEFITS

The selected candidate will be appointed from October 2019 to September 2021 under a fixed term contract with possibility of extension based on satisfactory performance, with a probationary period of 3 months. The base monthly remuneration is competitive but may vary subject to the candidate’s professional qualifications and work experience. In addition to government-mandated employee benefits, Clean Air Asia provides HMO medical and hospitalization insurance, 24 days paid vacation leaves, up to 10 days sick leave, and observes 13 public holidays per year. Clean Air Asia also provides opportunities for travel domestically and internationally.

 

VI. HOW TO APPLY

Quoting reference application “Technical Researcher” in the subject line, applicants should email their application letter, current CV (as Word attachments), and sample write ups to Clean Air Asia at [email protected], on or before 04th October 2019. All applicants should state the reasons for their interest in the position, relevant details of qualifications and experience (inclusion of documents/files demonstrating previous work is encouraged), and contact details for three referees. We encourage early application as applications will be processed as they are received so the recruiting process may end earlier than the closing date. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. For further information on the position you may contact Ms. Jovy Corona, [email protected].


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 [email protected].

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 [email protected]. 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 [email protected]. 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.