Clean Air Asia is an international non-governmental organization leading the regional mission for better air quality and healthier, more liveable cities throughout Asia. Our mission is to reduce air pollution and greenhouse gas emissions in Asia and contribute to developing a more sustainable, equitable, and healthier region. We empower governments and cities by inspiring action and focusing efforts on planning and implementing solutions at scale, fostering regional cooperation to address issues of mutual concern, and ensuring the integration of air quality management across sectors and institutions. Our work focuses on implementing solutions that reduce air pollution and its detrimental health impacts and mitigate the climate crisis. We do so by providing policy guidance, building capacity, and making a compelling case for action among stakeholders at the city, national, and regional levels. Since 2008, we have been part of 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). Our headquarters are in Manila, Philippines, and we have offices in Beijing, China, and New Delhi, India. 

Clean Air Asia is supporting the UN Environment Programme project to promote a global transition to no and low emissions mobility for improved air quality and climate change mitigation, through a program "Promoting clean fuels and vehicles" in Southeast Asia. Part of the initiative involves the developing reports on the adoption of vehicles equipped with technologies that target emissions from light- and heavy-duty vehicles.

We are looking for a dynamic and self-motivated individual who will support in report writing and copy editing of the reports for this initiative.  



The Writer will support the development of the final reports of the project.



Under the direct supervision of Clean Air Asia’s Sustainable Transport Lead, the Writer will be responsible for providing technical support and editorial services for the final reports (3) on soot-free vehicles, vehicle emissions standards, and fuel quality monitoring. The consultant will be responsible for content/copy editing of the three publications and support the drafting of a short version of the reports on vehicle emissions standards and fuel quality monitoring. The consultant will also provide technical support on the development of executive summaries of the reports.

The consultant will perform the following tasks:

  • Ensure that the reports meet the highest standard of English writing
  • Ensure the correctness of context, content, and terminologies.
  • Ensure accuracy, clarity, and conformity with the organization’s writing style and practice.
  • Evaluate the reports for consistency and appropriate use of vocabulary, scan and identify sensitives that may require revisions on the text.
  • Coordinate and liaise with researchers to effectively articulate content ideas and present these clearly, concisely, and strategically.
  • Provide constructive feedback to the team to improve product quality
  • Content, copyedit of the following texts described below:


Number of pages (estimated), including tables, figures, and formatting

Develop a White Paper on soot-free HDVs for ASEAN


Technical guideline report for implementation of Euro 4/VI vehicle emission standards for Cambodia


Technical guideline report for fuel quality monitoring for Cambodia


Guidance document on MRV for electric mobility (with a focus on electric 2&3 wheelers) for the Philippines


Provide a shortened version of the following texts:


Technical guideline report for implementation of Euro 4/VI vehicle emission standards for Cambodia

Technical guideline report for fuel quality monitoring for Cambodia



  • Has excellent written and verbal communication skills and interpersonal skills
  • Experience with writing for organisations, preferably on topics related to sustainable transport, air quality, environment, policy, and governance is desirable. Experience or familiarity with technical terms that affect the environment is desirable.
  • High proficiency in Microsoft Office applications required
  • Demonstrated attention to detail.
  • Team player with the ability to contribute more widely to the direction of Clean Air Asia’s program.



The Writer will be appointed under an intermittent lumpsum contract. The remuneration is competitive but may vary subject to the candidate’s professional qualifications and work experience.

All applicants must clearly state in their cover letter how they meet the job specification above, as well as contact details of three referees.


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