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Created Date 20-09-03 22:14
Due Date 2020-09-21   OVERDUE


Job opportunity in Seoul, South Korea:

Join ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability!

Application deadline: 21 September 2020

ICLEI-Local Governments for Sustainability is the leading global network of 1,750+ member cities and regions committed to building a sustainable future (more information at link below.
ICLEI supports local and regional governments to take actions towards low emission, nature-based, equitable, resilient and circular development.

Our Members and 22 offices work together through peer exchange, partnerships and capacity building to create systemic change for urban sustainability. ICLEI World Secretariat is based in Bonn, Germany. Established in 2012, the ICLEI East Asia Secretariat is hosted by the Seoul Metropolitan Government, and serves to coordinate regional projects and activities, and provide supports to ICLEI Members in the Greater China Region, Japan, Korea and Mongolia. We provide technical consulting, training and information services to build capacity, share knowledge and support local governments in pursuing sustainable development via local and regional programs and exchange platforms.


Vacancy: Program Officer (Low emission development)


  Coordinating and implementing ICLEI’s low emission development pathway with a focus on the East Asia Clean Air Cities Network (EACACN), which is evolving into a new operation phase, including but not limited to:

o   Working closely with the EACACN participating cities from East Asia, and particularly the host city Seoul Metropolitan Government, on the program development and daily operations of the Network

o   Assisting the development of short-, medium- and long-term implementation plan of the Network

o   Liaising with participating local governments in East Asia (and to a less extent Southeast Asia) regarding their engagement

o   Supporting network maintenance and expansion

o   Co-organizing and supporting annual air quality forums initiated by participating local governments, e.g. Seoul and Beijing

o   Delivering capacity building workshops to local government officials, with focus on co-control / co-benefits on air quality management and climate change mitigation

o   Continuing existing research topics and initiating new research ideas

o   Converting outcomes into external publication

  Synergizing with ICLEI’s urban programs and projects related to its low emission development pathway, as co-control is one the main development directions of the Network

  Providing also air quality technical assistance and capacity building to other ICLEI members and other project cities, facilitating exchange and cooperation between cities on the areas mentioned in the Requirement section

  Communicating with government agencies, non-governmental organizations and other partners in the region to foster partnership

  Supporting project specific resource mobilization and strategy development

  Working in close cooperation and coordination with ICLEI East Asia Secretariat Beijing Office in Beijing, China


  have lived in one or more East Asian countries for a minimum of six years

  have an excellent command of English and one more East Asian languages, preferably Chinese

  have a postgraduate degree in environment, climate, sustainable urban development or another subject relevant to the position

  familiar with related areas such as: urban air quality management, monitoring, sectoral pollutant reduction (e.g. power system, transportation, building), low carbon development and greenhouse gases, co-control on air pollution and climate change

  have at least two years of working experience in a relevant field, with preference to previous experience in international entities and/or with local governments

  Have good skills on external communication and networking, and good at team working and time management

  With innovation, self-initiative, critical analysis and problem solving skills

Terms and conditions

  This position reports to the Program Manager at ICLEI East Asia Secretariat

  The position is available immediately at the ICLEI East Asia Secretariat in Seoul, South Korea.

  International travel will be required; communication with partners around the world may require work during unusual hours

  Working languages: English

  Applicants must be eligible to obtain the appropriate work permit for the Republic of Korea prior to the commencement of work. 


Please email job application (reference in subject line: “Program Officer (LED)) including:

  Letter of motivation

  CV (max 3 pages), and photo

  Indication of salary expectation and current salary (if applicable)

  Indication of citizenship

  Indication of availability date

to <jobs.seoul@iclei.org>.


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