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Page last updated: November 4th, 2014

PSC - Director of Program Management, U.S. Trade and Development Agency (USTDA)


Location: Beijing, China

Position: PSC - Director of Program Management, Classification Code: R, NAICS Code: 541

Application Deadline: November 17, 2014

Purpose:

The United States Government, represented by the U.S. Trade and Development Agency (USTDA), is seeking applications from qualified United States (US) citizens interested in providing Personal Services Contract (PSC) services as described in the attached solicitation for services. 

Responsibilities:

The PSC serves as the Director of Program Management for East Asia, based in Beijing, China and is responsible for identifying project opportunities for participation by USTDA; advising USTDA’s Regional Director on investment strategy in the region; following up on the status of past USTDA investments; ensuring the formalization and implementation of USTDA grants and contracts; supporting USTDA Definitional Mission (DM), conference organizers or other contractors; and other related duties as assigned.

The PSC works closely with both public and private sector project sponsors, policy makers and other leaders; various lending institutions; and a variety of U.S. Government agencies. As a part of the U.S. Government team in East Asia, the PSC works especially closely with the U.S. Ambassador and other embassy/consulate colleagues at the U.S. Embassy and Consulates in China and Mongolia. 

Business Development and Project Management

USTDA Representation

Communication and Travel

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Mastery of the underlying concepts and operational environment of foreign assistance and economic development programs, of the U.S. Government structure for international affairs, the roles of the various agencies involved in foreign affairs, the factors influencing international trade, and how international trade can contribute to developmental goals. Working knowledge of USTDA’s operation and program mandate is essential.
  • Extensive knowledge of current political, economic, financial, and social conditions and cultural intricacies of the assigned region together with knowledge and understanding of the major development needs and emerging trends in the countries and areas concerned.
  • Understanding of international banking and financial practices, the policies and requirements of multilateral banking and regional development lending institutions, and alternative methods of private and public infrastructure project finance.
  • Understanding of major infrastructure and industrial project development and management.
  • Applicant must demonstrate strong knowledge of the mission and functions of the U.S. Trade and Development Agency as well as sufficient qualitative and quantitative evaluation skills and knowledge of the mission and functions of the U.S. Trade and Development Agency to be able to apply appropriate measurement techniques to determine the effectiveness, efficiency, and successes of the various projects funded by USTDA.
  • Expertise in the use of databases, spreadsheets, charts, graphs, and tables in order to properly present findings and conclusions of evaluations, and to develop comprehensive reports on the results of Agency efforts to assist in the increase of U.S. export trade through USTDA projects.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with U.S. business executives, officials of host country governments, and representatives of other Federal agencies.
  • Ability to effectively market USTDA’s programs to U.S. companies and host country project sponsors.
  • Ability to operate independently, while also functioning as a member of an interagency team and within USTDA policy guidelines.
  • Ability to accurately and effectively communicate and defend ideas orally and in writing. 
  • Ability to work under pressure to meet tight deadlines in an environment of multiple and rapidly changing priorities while effectively managing longer term projects. 

How to Apply:

  •  An up-to-date curriculum vitae (CV) or resume: Your CV/resume must contain sufficient relevant information to evaluate the application in accordance with the stated evaluation criteria. Broad general statements that are vague or lacking specificity will not be considered as effectively addressing particular selection criteria. Applicants are encouraged to write a brief appendix to demonstrate how prior experience and/or training addresses the minimum qualifications and evaluation criteria set forth in the solicitation.
  • References: Three (3) to five (5) professional and/or academic references, who are not family members or relatives, with working telephone and e-mail contacts. The references must be able to provide substantive information about your past performance and abilities. USTDA reserves the right to contact your previous employers for relevant information concerning your performance and may consider such information in its evaluation of the application.
  • Salary history: Submittals shall be in accordance with the attached information at the place and time specified. In order to be considered for the position a candidate must meet the Minimum Qualifications listed in the solicitation. Consideration and selection will be based on a panel evaluation of the applications vis-a-vis the Evaluation Criteria. Applicants should note that the salary history is the base salary paid, excluding benefits and allowances such as housing, travel, educational support, vehicle use, etc.
  • Writing Samples: Applicants must provide at least two writing samples with their application. These samples should be 350 to 1,000 words (preferably 750 to 1,000 words), and should demonstrate the applicant’s ability to clearly communicate complex ideas to the public. Samples must be authored solely by the applicant; co-written articles are not accepted.
  • Proposals/applications must be received by e-mail by closing date and time specified in the cover letter of this solicitation and should be submitted via E-mail to: contractproposals@ustda.gov

Please note that attachments to e-mail must be in Word format (.doc) and Adobe Acrobat format (.pdf) only. Please reference the solicitation number and title of position on your application and in the subject line of any cover letter.

Failure to submit all of the required materials may result in your application not being considered.

An application received after the closing date and time will be considered late, unless there is acceptable evidence to establish that it was received by the Government installation prior to the time and date specified in the solicitation and in accordance with Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) Clause 52.212-1(f).

Any questions regarding this solicitation may be directed to:

Mr. Garth A. Hibbert
Contracting Officer
U.S. Trade and Development Agency E-mail: contractproposals@ustda.gov

This contract shall be awarded solely to an individual, not to a firm. The individual must have an active DUNS # and a fully approved & active www.sam.gov record. USTDA reserves the right not to award any contract as a result of this solicitation. Applicants should retain for their records copies of all enclosures accompanying their applications. 

 

Program Manager, Asia Society 


Location: San Francisco

Position: Program Manager, Sustainability (Grade 6)—Code 1509

Application Deadline: November 15, 2014

Purpose:

Asia Society Northern California is seeking a Program Manager to oversee sustainability programs at the Center and manage the Asia Society’s flagship Pacific Cities Sustainability Initiative (PCSI), which aims to foster long‐term collaboration, dialogue, and the sharing of best practices among various stakeholders in the U.S. and across Asia to address urban sustainability challenges around the Pacific Rim. S/he will also develop and oversee new and existing partnerships associated with the Initiative.

Responsibilities:

Program Planning and Development

  • Reporting to the Associate Director, oversee program planning and development of ASNC’s programming focused on sustainability in Asia and the United States, such as public events, roundtables, workshops, forums, and other activities.
  • Lead the development and management of new and current projects, including researching and vetting areas of focus; conceptualize and lead local (Bay Area) public programs on topics related to PCSI or on sustainability more generally.
  • Assist in creating goals, strategies, and metrics for sustainability-related programs and initiatives.
  • Manage all aspects of the Asia Society’s PCSI initiative, which brings together global leaders in business, government, and academia working in the field of urban sustainability from a range of fields and industries, including architecture, technology, energy, transportation, and infrastructure, among many others, for presentation of case studies, dialogue, and collaboration.
  • Develop and implement work plans and systems with Asia Society staff that links program planning and fundraising goals.
  • As necessary, support Programs Department with developing and implementing other ASNC programming and initiatives.

Project Management

  • Oversee research in support of programs and initiatives.
  • Coordinate the sharing of information across Asia Society’s global centers and arrange deliverables related to program and initiative plans, goals, and timelines.
  • Develop and maintain relations with key project partners, including the Urban Land Institute (a PCSI partner), and other policy, the private sector, nongovernmental, educational, and philanthropic organizations in the U.S. and Asia.
  • Represent Asia Society at meetings and conferences and prepare/deliver presentations.
  • Organize and attend relevant program and planning meetings.
  • Coordinate plans for strategic communications and marketing and outreach efforts via traditional media and social media.
  • Solicit, recruit, and manage Sustainability Program interns.

Fundraising and Budget Management

  • Collaborate with Development staff on developing and implementing fundraising strategy, including grants and donor solicitations.
  • Administer and manage existing grants/sponsorships; track reporting deadlines; and oversee preparation of narrative and financial reports.
  • Develop/write grants/sponsorship proposals; prepare financial data required for submission of new grants/sponsorships; and clarify and sharpen proposal goals and deliverables and translate into a budget.
  • Manage PCSI budget and monitor financial reports to ensure revenue and expense targets are met.
  • Manage all invoices, reimbursements, and billing for approval by the Associate Director.

Other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Advanced degree in a relevant field and 4-5 years’ work experience in program conceptualization and project management preferred.
  • Strong background in sustainability and environment, as well as Asian and international affairs.
  • Experience in nonprofit management, including fundraising, institution-building, developing partnerships, and public/media relations.
  • Self-starter, highly organized, with strong attention to detail and an entrepreneurial spirit.
  • Outstanding verbal, written and overall communications skills; ability to communicate complex concepts and programs at leadership levels and across multiple fields.
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills; ability to work successfully with diverse constituencies, including the public, NGOs, academic institutions, the private sector, and government agencies.
  • A team player, able to work closely in collaboration other ASNC staff, as well as with management and staff at Asia Society Centers in the U.S. and Asia.
  • Proficient in Mac/PC and Office applications; knowledge of Raiser’s Edge a plus; image, video and audio editing experience a strong plus.
  • Asian language skills a plus but not required.
  • Flexibility to work evenings for events.
  • Willingness to travel in the U.S. and abroad, as needed.

COMPETENCIES:

  • Highly knowledgeable and passionate about sustainability and Asia and determined to learn more.
  • Creative thinker who can communicate program ideas and plans effectively both in written and verbal form.
  • Solid planning and organizational skills, including the ability to plan and execute programs to meet organizational goals in collaboration with other staff.
  • Able to develop and maintain partnerships with other organizations, while advancing organizational goals and raising awareness of ASNC activities.
  • Capable of multi-tasking and overseeing numerous projects at once and moving more than one project forward simultaneously toward successful completion.
  • Proactive thinker who can identify problems before they emerge.

How to Apply:

Please read application instructions carefully. Email a 1) cover letter with salary requirements, 2) resume, and 3) writing sample (3-5 pages max) to: sfjobs@asiasociety.org

Indicate job title and job code 1509 in the subject line. Resumes without cover letters will not be accepted. No phone calls, please. Only those candidates considered for an interview will be contacted. Please regard your resume as having been received unless your email is bounced back.

Program Associate, The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation


The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, based in Menlo Park, California, seeks a Program Associate for its Environment Program.

About the Foundation

The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation has been making grants since 1967 to help people build measurably better lives. The Foundation concentrates its resources on activities in education, the environment, global development and population, performing arts, and philanthropy, and makes grants to support disadvantaged communities in the San Francisco Bay Area. For more information about the Hewlett Foundation, please visit www.hewlett.org.

About the Environment Program

The Environment Program focuses on three issue areas: climate change and energy policy, western conservation policy, and environmental issues affecting poor communities in the San Francisco Bay Area. We are committed to clearly identifying our goals and measuring progress toward them. Additional information about the Program is available at http://www.hewlett.org/programs/environment.

About the Position

The Program Associate supports both the Western Conservation Program Officer and the U.S. Climate and Energy Program Officer.  He or she manages the administrative aspects of the grantmaking process, communicates with grantees regarding proposals, budgets, and grant reports, and assists with scheduling and other duties.  The Program Associate may be assigned from time to time to research issues, programs, and organizations to assess their potential fit with Hewlett Foundation funding strategies or other special projects as needed.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Grants Administration and Grantee Interface (40%)

  • Manages a high volume of grants through proposal application processes by planning, coordinating, and tracking communications, document submissions, proposal review, and legal compliance timelines.

  • Develops and implements proposal submission timelines to meet Foundation deadlines.

  • Ensures organizations meet reporting requirements and deadlines.

  • Participates in meetings and calls, and answers grantee questions throughout the entire grant cycle.

  • Coordinates the development and delivery of grantee proposal webinars and/or other communications to explain complex proposal requirements in everyday terms.

  • Enters proposal data in grants database and program budget planner. Completes grant coding, including adding/updating grant contacts, scheduling payments or program contingencies, and entering wire transfer information.

  • Reviews and analyzes documents submitted by grantees, and helps prepare written recommendations about grants for consideration by the Foundation’s Board of Directors.

  • Works with Grants Management staff to ensure legal compliance on proposals and reports.

  • Stays up-to-date on the common legal compliance issues that the grant portfolio presents, and continues to develop expertise in managing complex compliance issues.

  • Reviews and assesses incoming letters of inquiry through the grants database.

  • Liaises with Grants Management, Legal, Finance and Accounting, and obtains legal and Foundation-required documents.

  • Develops and maintains strong relationships with grantees, funders, and other potential partners to advance Foundation agendas in priority areas.

Program Support (30%)

  • Tracks annual grants budgets.

  • Assists Environment team in preparing, formatting, and editing final versions of docket material for the Foundation’s three board meetings each year.

  • Manages progress metrics collection website and coordinates grantee reporting of annual progress.

  • Collects information from prospective consultants and prepares consultant agreements.

  • Manages consultant agreement legal compliance process, including contract checklists and questionnaires, and coordinates contract reviews with the legal department.

  • Improves program systems for obtaining knowledge on grantee organization health.

  • Recommends and manages projects to improve efficiency and workflows of the Environment Program as needed.

  • Conducts special research projects for program staff as needed.

  • Applies program knowledge in responding to inquiries in a courteous and timely manner.

Administrative Support (30%)

  • Provides calendaring and scheduling support for Program Officers, including assistance setting up one-on-one and group meetings.

  • Provides travel planning support for program activities, site visits, conferences and meetings.

  • Coordinates and organizes seminars and technical meetings, including off-sites, webinars, or videoconferences.

  • Researches and provides background information for meetings and presentations; compiles reference materials as needed; prepares agendas and takes minutes as appropriate.

  • Drafts and develops routine business correspondence on behalf of the Program Officer; responds on their behalf to requests for information and commitment of time.

  • Prepares and submits expense reports.

  • Prepares and submits consultant invoices and reimbursements.

  • Understands and applies internal policies and systems.

Qualifications

  • Strong administrative and project management skills and experience, including the ability to plan and manage projects both independently and with colleagues.

  • Proven organizational skills, including attention to detail and the ability to multi-task.

  • Ability to meet tight, sometimes simultaneous, deadlines with a keen ability to prioritize and partner with others to meet common goals.

  • Proven ability to work as a strong, contributing member of a team to deliver philanthropic services in a clear, efficient, collegial manner.

  • Strong oral and written communication skills.

  • Advanced experience in MS office: Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, and Adobe.

  • Experience in web-based document management tools and practices.

  • Proficiency with problem solving, analysis and applying appropriate level of judgment.

  • Experience with grants processing and grants database an asset.

  • Positive attitude, sense of humor, and a commitment to being part of and building a positive work environment.

  • Sets high standards for performance.

  • AA degree desired, Bachelor’s degree preferred.

Physical Demands/Work Environment

The physical demands described are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this position, the employee is required to spend extended hours at the computer.

How to Apply

Please send our Human Resources Department a resume and cover letter explaining how your skills fit this position:

Email: employment@hewlett.org (Subject Line: [Your Name] – Program Associate, Environment Program).

Application deadline: Until filled

The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes a diverse pool of candidates in this search.

 

Science and Exploration Director, National Geographic Global Exploration Fund in China


Overview

Working in close collaboration with National Geographic Society (NGS) teams in China and Washington DC, the Science and Exploration Director will advise and guide the development and execution of NGS grantmaking programs in China. Our flagship program, the National Geographic Global Exploration Fund (GEF China), currently addresses critical water and air conservation issues on the mainland through grantmaking and capacity building to leading Chinese researchers and environmental practitioners. While the program currently focuses on conservation issues, it is anticipated that the program will expand over time to include additional scientific disciplines and exploration.

First piloted in 2012, GEF China supports research and conservation efforts that lead to innovative solutions to environmental problems, particularly on air and water, in China. GEF China works with an Advisory Board, comprised of leading Chinese air and water experts, to select and award proposals from Chinese researchers and environmental practitioners. The Director’s role is to help identify the most promising and innovative projects and guide grantees to yield the best possible results. Additionally, the Director will oversee a pilot environment and community youth leadership award program.

Past grants in the portfolio have supported diverse projects including water purification, community outreach, traditional use of water management, biodiversity research, and laboratory water analysis. We anticipate that the Director will build and scale this program, further defining the portfolio of grants.

This is a hands-on position in a lean organization and successful candidates will have broad knowledge of conservation efforts in China and experience working with a wide spectrum of conservation organizations. Three key sets of duties of the Director are: 1) strategically and prominently placing the

Fund’s activities within the broader scientific and conservation landscape in China [40%]; 2) helping build the capacity of Chinese researchers and environmental organizations to have a stronger input into developing solutions to environmental problems in China [40%]; and 3) coordinating with teams in China and DC to raise the profile of NGS projects in China [20%].

Responsibilities:

  • Identify high caliber air and water scientists and environmental groups in China, and work with them to tailor proposals that will have high profile and high impact on air and water conservation in China.
  • Review and provide guidance and advice to the rest of the team and Advisory Board on pre-applications and applications.
  • Direct and maintain close communications with grantees and prospective grantees on all aspects of the grantmaking process including development of proposals and initiatives.
  • Monitor and evaluate the scientific and conservation components of projects.
  • Communicate with DC NGS media representatives on project highlights, updates, and communications through weekly internal media pitch meetings and other communication vehicles.
  • Help the Program Officer assign proposal reviewers.
  • Contribute to the development and refinement of methods and systems to assess the impact of grants and funded programs.
  • Represent NGS and the program at meetings, forums, presentations, and promotional activities.
  • Seek new opportunities for collaboration with donors, media, and other institutions.
  • Contribute to the preparation of high-quality written material such as work plans, reports, etc.
  • Other duties and projects as assigned.

Knowledge/Skills:

  • Degree in scientific discipline, MS or Ph. D. preferred, and minimum of 10 years working experience in China.
  • Strong hands-on practical experience in developing, executing, and evaluating conservation projects in China.
  • Fluent in English.
  • Experience in non-profit capacity building and mentoring civil society organizations and youth.
  • The Director will have a strong understanding of science and conservation in China, professional grantmaking, and the work environment in the non-profit sector and media.
  • Experience working with researchers and conservationists, and is able to understand the value of both conservation science and applied conservation.
  • Strong strategic and analytical skills and creative problem-solving ability.
  • Excellent organizational skills and judgment; ability to prioritize work, manage multiple tasks, and meet deadlines.
  • Demonstrated ability to handle sensitive information effectively and confidentially.
  • Strong written communication skills, along with highly effective oral communications and engaging presentation skills, both in Chinese and English.

Additional Skills:

  • Experience working in or with media.
  • Strong philanthropic or non-profit experience working in China.
  • Strong knowledge of the methods, procedures and techniques used in grant administration, coordination, and implementation.
  • Familiarity with universities, conservation programs and conferences for grant applicant outreach.

Please submit CV, introduction letter, and writing samples to the below email address NGSChina@ngs.org by August 20, 2014 with the subject line ’NGS China Science and Exploration Director’. 

China Program Internship, The Center for Climate Strategies


Overview
The Center for Climate Strategies (CCS) is currently looking for a China Program Intern to help move CCS’ China Low Carbon Development project forward via research, translation, technical, and outreach assistance for our senior team and help effectively and efficiently manage the logistics surrounding team events, tours, and trips, among many other things. Our main focus this summer and fall will be planning, organizing, and conducting the next steps of CCS’ work on U.S.-China information, policy, and technical exchange, support, and capacity building around the integration of climate, energy, environment, and the economy. We are continuing our work with our Chinese NGO partner, the Global Environmental Institute (GEI), and U.S. and Chinese experts to adapt and scale up application of CCS’ micro and macro economic analytical tools and methods at the subnational level in China, and include air quality in our planning and analysis toolkit. For more information about CCS and our work, please visit our website: www.climatestrategies.us.
 
Duties:
  • Support China Program Manager and Senior Technical Program Manager in bilingual research on Chinese climate, energy, environmental, and economic policy
  • Translate technical and policy documents between Chinese and English
  • Work with Project Managers and Chinese partners to support sector-based technical expert team work on spreadsheet tools and curriculum and background materials for developing economic, energy, and emissions baseline inventory and forecast and microeconomic policy analysis of climate, energy, and environmental policies
  • Support research and development of policy design information for analysis
  • Monitor activity around climate policy at the national and subnational levels in the U.S. and China
  • Research new and upcoming international climate planning projects and potential partners
  • Prepare memos and briefs for the CCS Senior Management Team
  • Manage and organize logistics for CCS trips, study tours, etc.
  • Build and maintain database of contacts involved in China and international work
  • Assist in the production of reports, handouts, and other CCS China Program communications materials
  • Attend meetings, briefings and other programs around D.C. and synthesize information gathered into reports for our senior team
  • Conduct project-related administrative tasks, as required

Qualification:

  • Advanced undergraduate, candidate for Masters Degree or recent graduate in environmental science, policy, economics, engineering, law, or business
  • Strong background in U.S. and Chinese climate, energy, and economic policy research and analysis
  • Strong bilingual English and Chinese qualitative and quantitative research, analysis, and communications skills
  • Independently motivated, flexible, able to manage multiple projects simultaneously
  • Team player but also productive working independently
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office, especially Excel; experience with web management systems a plus

Compensation:

  • Based upon education and experience
Please submit a resume, cover letter, and writing sample to info@climatestrategies.us if you are interested. This position will be based in CCS’ downtown Washington, DC office.
 
 
 
 

Research Assistant, ChinaFAQs of World Resources Institute


Overview

WRI’s Climate and Energy Program seeks a Research Assistant for its “China Climate and Energy Information Network”, also known as ChinaFAQs (www.chinafaqs.org). The Research Assistant will work with the project lead to facilitate a group of academic and other experts engaged with Chinese energy and climate programs and activities to disseminate data, analysis, and expert opinions on Chinese climate and energy actions. The goal of the Network is to track and communicate progress and pitfalls of China’s climate and energy actions to Congress, federal agencies, and U.S. opinion leaders. In addition, the Network develops comparative data, information, and analysis on the two countries to support mutual understanding on common actions.

 

The Research Assistant will work with the project lead, Network partners and other WRI ChinaFAQs staff to assist with content and project management, including key decisions and overall strategy. The successful Research Assistant will be a motivated self-starter who has studied China and environmental issues or has knowledge of these areas that s/he seeks to pursue further; has interest regarding Washington policy making; has strong writing and organizational skills; is capable of working independently; and has good interpersonal skills. S/he will work collaboratively with other WRI and external staff as circumstances require.

 
Responsibilities

The Research Assistant will be responsible for assisting the project lead to ensure progress in the following key activity areas:

 

1. Facilitating an internationally renowned experts network

  • Convene core network members
  • Engage experts and share ongoing expert research and findings
  • Provide common tools and information that can be accessed by network members

 

2. Preparing and maintaining up-to-date analysis and other information for decision makers and opinion leaders

  • Maintain and promote attractive and engaging web and other tools for communication and outreach
  • Prepare summaries of expert analysis
  • Collect data and analysis from institutions in the U.S., China, and around the world
  • Communicate critical data, statistics, and analysis – including by development of visual tools and images
  • Catalogue media stories, data, and congressional questions to swiftly identify and respond to key concerns and issues as they arise in public debates and in Congressional offices on China’s energy and climate actions
  • Prepare and disseminate outreach materials and messages

 

3. Outreach to Members of Congress and Others

  • Identify key issues and concerns of Members of Congress and other decision makers and constituencies regarding China’s energy and climate policy, action, and progress
  • Conduct briefings designed to leverage network expertise – group and one-on-one meetings
  • Co-design and participate in events with other Institutions and groups

 

4. Outreach to concerned constituents

  • Facilitate discussions and activities regarding U.S.-China competition and cooperation on climate and energy
  • Share lessons, case studies, and data from the network with constituencies such as states, cities, business, and labor

 

5. Outreach to critical media outlets

  • Print, broadcast, and online media
  • Data and communications to influential constituencies

 

6.  Fundraising

  • Participate in efforts to maintain funding for the ChinaFAQs project
  • Write fundraising proposals
 
Qualifications

The Research Assistant must have the following key competencies:

  • BA degree in relevant field.
  • Knowledge of climate and energy issues.
  • Interest in China’s climate and energy policies and in U.S.-China cooperation, as well as the work of U.S. based China experts working in the field.
  • Experience or knowledge regarding Congress or relevant federal agencies a plus.
  • Strong organizational skills and demonstrated ability to work effectively in teams and to assert initiative.
  • Interest in fundraising.
  • Excellent writing and oral communication skills. Familiarity with Chinese language and culture an important plus.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office and World Wide Web, capacity to turn raw data and statistical information into clear and visually compelling images and tools, and ability to maximize use of the web as a communications tool. 
  • Final candidates will be required to take a writing test.

Salary and benefits

Salary is commensurate with experience and skills. WRI offers a generous, comprehensive benefits package. 

 

Location

Washington, DC. 

 

Qualified applicants should apply online at www.wri.org/careers. All applications must be submitted online through this career portal in order to be formally considered.

 

 

Program Assistant, George Washington University


Position Type: Administrative/Professional
Posting Number: Staff - 003317
Working Title: Program Assistant, Asian Studies Program and Partnerships for International Strategies in Asia
Full-Time/Part-Time: Full-Time
Work Schedule: Monday through Friday 8:30 am to 5:30 pm
Total Hours Per Week: 40
Pay Grade: 11
Recruitment Salary Range: $16.29/hour

Function: 
This position provides administrative and programmatic support to the BA and MA Asian Studies academic programs; Partnerships for International Strategies in Asia (PISA); and the Sigur Center for Asian Studies at George Washington University. In particular, this position involves academic scheduling, event and seminar planning, budgeting, student advising, making travel arrangements, and managing social media and communications tools.

Minimum Qualifications: 
Associates degree, or higher, plus 0-2 years of relevant experience. Degree requirements may be substituted for a combination of education, training and experience.

Desired Qualifications:     

  • Knowledge of a modern Asian language
  • Demonstrated experience and interest in Asia and international affairs
  • Excellent writing, editing, and public presentation skills
  • Experience using social media tools (Twitter, Facebook, and blogs) for outreach, targeted campaigns, and fund-raising
  • Prior professional experience in either project or program management 
  • Experience with marketing, outreach, and academic recruiting
  • Experience with website design and management
  • Cross-cultural experience and/or working in an international environment
  • Excellent communication, customer service, and organizational skills
  • Excellent organizational skills and ability to juggle multiple tasks while meeting multiple deadlines 
  • Familiarity with word processing, database management, Excel, and PowerPoint
  • Ability to work with little supervision, but also teamwork skills

To apply for this position, please see https://www.gwu.jobs/postings/21120 for more details:

Environmental Governance Program Officer, The Global Environmental Institute


The Global Environmental Institute (GEI) is a Chinese non-profit, non-governmental organization that was established in Beijing, China in 2004. Our mission is to design and implement market-based models for solving environmental problems in order to achieve development that is economically, ecologically, and socially sustainable. For more information about the programs, please refer to GEI’s website at: http://www.geichina.org/

Position: Environmental Governance Program Officer

Location: Beijing, China

Major Responsibilities:

GEI is looking for a motivated and self-driven professional who will work on the Investment, Trade, and the Environment program. The current projects are focused on promoting and providing research support and recommendations for environmentally friendly policies related to China’s trade and investment overseas. In addition to cooperating with the Chinese government and finance institutions to promote more environmentally responsible policy related to Outward Foreign Direct Investment (OFDI) and encouraging enterprises to improve their environmental performance overseas, GEI also works in host countries receiving Chinese investment to improve environmental governance capacity there. The main tasks associated with the position are as follows:

  • Day-to-day project management and coordination
  • Perform specific project tasks (usually defined on a project-by-project basis), communicate progresses with project donors and write project reports in timely manner
  • Collaborate and communicate with colleagues within the same program
  • Maintain good relationships with project partners, government agencies, research institutes and other NGOs
  • Follow the latest progress in the field and keep an up-to-date knowledge of global energy and climate change
  • Design new projects and develop proposals
  • Occasional domestic and international travels (~25%) may be involved

Requirements:

  • Must be Chinese citizen.
  • Understanding of environmental issues
  • 5+ years of policy research experience
  • Masters Degree in policy research, economics, environmental sciences, or related field; International education background is an advantage
  • Sound organization, management, research, analytical and writing skills
  • Team player, self starter
  • Strong oral and writing skills in English
  • Good computer skills
  • Availability for occasional travel

How To Apply

Interested applicants should email rpzhang#geichina.org (Please replace # wtih @) with a CV and cover letter in both Chinese and English. Please indicate your available date and expected salary in your application. Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

 

China Program Coordinator, International Rivers


International Rivers is an international environmental NGO that protects rivers and the rights of communities that depend on them. 

Since 2006, International Rivers’ China Program has increased awareness about the role and impacts of Chinese dam builders and financiers in China and internationally. We work directly with Chinese state-owned enterprises to advocate for policy reform, and carry out research and monitoring activities. Our program’s success was one of the reasons International Rivers’ won the MacArthur Foundations 2013 Award for Creative and Effective Institutions. Many of our learnings and successes have also served as a model for other international NGOs.

2006 年以来,国际河流的中国项目做了大量重要的工作,大大提升了公众对于中国在国内外水坝建设和投资中扮演的角色和形成的影响的认识。我们与中国大型 国企进行对话,倡导政策改革,同时开展相关研究并跟踪重要项目进展。2013年国际河流获得麦克阿瑟基金创新和影响力机构奖,这与中国项目的成功是密不可 分的。我们的成长和成功经验也成为众多其他国际NGO的典范。

We are seeking a China Program Coordinator. The position is full time and will be based in Beijing. The position is suited to someone who can work independently and managing multiple responsibilities. We are seeking a dedicated environmental professional who will contribute to a strong China program.

我们的中国项目正在招募中国项目协调员。该职位是全职职位,办公地点位于北京。这一职位要求可以独立工作并且可以管理多重责任。 我们希望寻找一位愿意投身环境事业的专业人员加入中国项目团队,为保护健康的河流而共同努力。

Required Qualifications

  • Knowledge of environmental and social issues in China and China’s global environmental footprint.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills in Chinese and English languages.
  • At least two years of work experience in an environment-related field.
  • Commitment to environmental integrity, social justice, and the vision and mission of International Rivers.
  • Strong computer skills, including the ability to maintain web pages.
  • Evidence of experience and exposure to international environmental and social safeguard standards.
  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent professional experience required; post-graduate degree(s) a plus.

Compensation and Application Process:

Salary will be commensurate with experience.

To apply, please submit the following in Word or pdf format to jobpostreg@internationalrivers.org with “China Program Coordinator - YOUR NAME” in the subject line:

  • A letter of interest explaining why you would like to join International Rivers and how your skills are appropriate for this position. Also include when you would be available to start.
  • A brief relevant writing sample in English and Chinese.
  • A resume or CV.

Applications accepted until position is filled.

For more information about International Rivers see www.internationalrivers.org and www.guojiheliu.org

Research Economist, The Economic Research Service of the U.S. Department of Agriculture 


The Economic Research Service of the U.S. Department of Agriculture has an opening for a full-time research economist to conduct research and analysis on agricultural and food issues in East Asia, with a particular focus on China. The incumbent will participate in and/or lead research projects in cooperation with team members on policy-relevant research issues relating to the agricultural economy of East Asian countries. The incumbent will plan and conduct research on the economics underlying agricultural supply and demand; domestic agricultural policy and trade policies; structural change in the agricultural and food sector, including food marketing and distribution; sectoral factor allocations; and their effects on agricultural production, consumption, marketing, trade and changing competitiveness in world markets.

Anyone interested in this position is encouraged to apply at USAJOBS.

  • Job Title: Research Agricultural Economist
  • Department: Department Of Agriculture
  • Agency: Economic Research Service
  • Job Announcement Number: ERS-S14N-0016

Information about the position, including instructions for applying, can be found on the USAJOBS web site at https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/358504700.

Note that this is general position announcement. Be sure to indicate your experience/interest in agricultural and food issues in East Asia.
The position is open to U.S. citizens and closes on April 9, 2014. However, candidates are encouraged to apply as soon as possible.

Research Assistant - 100,000 Strong Foundation


Location

American University School of International Service 

Basic Functions

 
The research assistant (RA) will support the activities of senior Foundation staff 
in the following areas: research on issues and organizations related to study 
abroad in China; event planning, including for Board meetings/calls and public 
events; social media engagement, and other tasks as requested. The RA will 
also be asked to perform administrative duties including but not limited to: 
answering phone calls to the main phone line, keeping track of incoming 
inquires/appointment requests, and monitoring email. May be asked to participate 
in special projects as needed. This position is unpaid. 
 

Education

 
Current undergraduate or graduate student 
 

Knowledge

 
Interest in and general understanding of US-China relations. A student currently 
focusing on US-China relations is preferred. Mandarin language is not required, 
but preferred. 
 

Skills and Abilities

 
Strong office and computer skills; strong interpersonal and communication skills; 
ability to independently conduct research; ability to prioritize competing tasks; 
attentiveness to detail and organization; a good sense of humor appreciated!
 

Salary

Unpaid 

Contact

Position open immediately. Submit cover letter and resume to: 
Tara Sun Vanacore, Associate Director: 
Call 202-885-3377 with questions.
 
 

Associate, Climate Policy and Research, Climate Advisers


Original positing

Climate Advisers, a growing mission-driven consulting firm, is seeking a smart, talented and self-motivated Associate to join its research and policy team, which promotes climate policies and solutions through original analysis and outreach. The successful candidate will participate in major research projects as well as interact with policy makers and opinion leaders in the federal government, foundations, think tanks, environmental organizations, and corporations. The position provides an exciting opportunity to contribute to the development of innovative policy solutions to halt climate change, protect the world's tropical forests, and support low-emissions growth in developing countries.

Role and Responsibilities

  • Researching and writing high-impact policy briefs, background papers, and other materials
  • Collaborating with internal and external peers on research and policy analysis
  • Arranging, attending and participating in meetings with government officials, clients, and climate change stakeholders
  • Coordinating projects to ensure efficient operation of the research and policy team
  • Assisting with proposal writing and fundraising efforts as needed

Qualifications

  • Truly exceptional academic achievement
  • Discretion, creativity, maturity, intellectual curiosity, initiative, and good judgment
  • Exemplary and proven communications skills in English, including writing and editing skills
  • Strong knowledge of and passion for climate policy and action
  • Ability to absorb and synthesize large amounts of information and data quickly
  • Excels in an a rapidly changing and dynamic political and business environment
  • Exceptional collaborative style
  • Ability to work on small teams at a fast pace and under time constraints
  • Flexibility and desire to take on new roles and responsibilities as the firm evolves
  • Strong research skills using library and online resource

Education and Experience

  • 1-3 years practical experience in energy and climate policy strongly preferred
  • Bachelors or Masters degree - graduate degree preferred
  • Quantitative skills desirable
  • Strong preference given to graduates of highly competitive programs in economics, international relations, environmental studies/science, or political science
  • Must be willing to relocate/stay in DC

Salary and Benefits

This position provides salary and benefits that meet or exceed senior research assistant (RA) positions at comparable think tanks and research groups. 

 

Clean Technology Development Manager, The Innovation Center for Energy and Transportation


The Innovation Center for Energy and Transportation (iCET), with headquarters in Beijing and an office in Los Angeles, is currently seeking a highly-motivated individual with broad US-China and environmental/clean technology experience for an entrepreneurial role of Clean Technology Development Manager.  iCET is a leading think tank with a mission to strengthen international collaboration and provide decision makers with urgently needed innovative solutions to solve the energy, environment, and climate crises. The position will be full-time based in downtown LA with occasional travel to China.

Job Description

Reporting to the Executive Director and in coordination with staff in Beijing and Los Angeles, the Clean Technology Development Manager will oversee iCET’s primary program for US-China clean technology collaboration – the US-China Clean Tech Center (UCCTC: www.uschinacleantech.org). The US-China Clean Tech Center is a partnership between iCET and the International Trade Administration of US Dept. of Commerce to expand US exports in clean technology to China – the fastest-growing clean technology market in the world.  The manager will also support the overall think tank mission to introduce US best practices, technologies, and policies to China. The major responsibilities are:

US-China Collaboration on Clean Technology

  • Help the Executive Director set the strategic direction of the US-China Clean Tech Center
  • Lead business development for new and existing products, services, and projects (e.g., recruiting US companies for trade missions, developing trade missions and B2B services between US and China, providing export and consulting services)
  • Oversee and maintain partnership database and lead in building partnerships with US government agencies, trade associations, US companies and other US stakeholders
  • Conduct and supervise China market research for US companies

Clean Technology Expertise

  • Follow trends in US clean technology and communicate how UCCTC can make contributions
  • Represent UCCTC/ iCET at meetings and conferences on clean technology and enhance UCCTC/ iCET ‘s public and media engagement

Broader Organizational Management and Development

  • Manage staff and interns and ensuring high-quality output
  • Provide English-language support to native Chinese staff
  • Maintain and develop new linkages with partners
  • Write and present both business and grant proposals

Basic Skills and Knowledge

  • 2+ years of work experience required in an environmental, clean technology, or relevant field, ideally in a business-related capacity within a US firm (e.g., consulting, private company)
  • A strong understanding of sustainability, particularly in the areas of clean energy, environmental technology, energy efficiency, clean transportation, etc.
  • Native English is required, and ability to deal with US government (federal, states, cities) and engaging directly with senior decision makers and business leaders
  • Chinese language and cultural experience are desirable; successful candidates will be proficient in US-China collaboration (e.g., cultural, business, legal issues)
  • Excellent communication (especially writing) skills and interpersonal/teamwork skills; creative, yet detail-oriented. 
  • A Master’s degree in business, policy, international affairs, energy/environment, or related field from a reputable academic institution is highly preferred

Additional Qualifications

  • Self-motivated and long-term commitment for environment and sustainability
  • Strong analytical skills, preferably with technical background in the area of energy, clean technology, carbon, etc.
  • Able to manage multiple time-sensitive priorities
  • Able to attend occasional calls or events in the evening
  • Basic knowledge of working in non-profit or public sector

Salary

Competitive salary dependent on experience.  Compensation includes performance bonus.

Contact

Please send CV and cover letter (with availability) to:

Rainning Bao, Project Manager, rbao@uschinacleantech.org.cn

Website: www.uschinacleantech.org               www.icet.org.cn

 

Communications Intern (Paid), The Center for Climate Strategies


The Center for Climate Strategies (CCS) is currently looking for a Communications Intern to help assist managers, staff and the CEO with project and administrative duties. This unique paid opportunity will allow the intern to interact at all levels and with all projects with in the company providing them with excellent knowledge of a nonprofit working to mitigate and adapt to climate change. For more information about CCS and our work, please visit our website: www.climatestrategies.us.

Communications Intern

The Center for Climate Strategies (CCS) is currently looking for a Communications Intern to help assist managers, staff and the CEO with project and administrative duties. This unique paid opportunity will allow the intern to interact at all levels and with all projects with in the company providing them with excellent knowledge of a nonprofit working to mitigate and adapt to climate change. 

 Duties:

  • Draft Newsletters and speeches
  • Maintain company website
  • Manage the company’s CRM (Customer Resource Management) System
  • Coordinate with staff re projects and potential newsletter stories
  • Participate in weekly staffing meeting and weekly project meetings
  • Manage the company’s social media sites (Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn)
  • Assists project managers, staff, and CEO with projects and administrative tasks
  • Attend US Congressional meetings and conferences with the CEO

 Requirements:

  • Must have BA or BS
  • Excellent written and verbal skills
  • Familiarity with social media
  • Experience with tight deadlines under pressure
  • Must be proficient in Microsoft Suite

 Preferred qualifications

  • Experience writing newsletters, or announcements
  • Degree focused in Communications, Environmental Studies/Science, Biology, economics, or a comparable degree
  • MA or MS
  • Strong written and spoken proficiency in either Mandarin or Spanish

Compensation

  • Based upon education and experience

CCS welcomes inquiries for internships on an ongoing basis. Please submit a resume, cover letter, and writing sample to info@climatestrategies.us if you are interested. 

 

China Program Intern (Paid), The Center for Climate Strategies


The Center for Climate Strategies (CCS) is currently looking for a China Program Intern to help move CCS’ China Low Carbon Development project forward via research and outreach assistance for our senior team and help effectively and efficiently manage the logistics surrounding team events, tours, and trips, among many other things. Our main focus this spring will be planning, organizing, and conducting the next steps of CCS’ work on U.S.-China information, policy, and technical exchange and capacity building around the integration of climate, energy, and the economy. We are continuing our work with our Chinese NGO partner, the Global Environmental Institute (GEI), and U.S. and Chinese experts to adapt and apply CCS’ micro and macro economic analytical tools and methods at the subnational level in China. For more information about CCS and our work, please visit our website: www.climatestrategies.us.

Duties:

  • Support International Project Manager and Senior Technical Program Manager in bilingual research on Chinese climate, energy, and economic policy
  • Translate technical documents between Chinese and English
  • Work with Project Managers to support sector-based technical expert team work on spreadsheet tools for developing economic, energy, and emissions baseline inventory and forecast and microeconomic policy analysis of climate and energy policies
  • Support research and development of policy design information for analysis
  • Monitor activity around climate policy at the national and subnational levels in the U.S. and China
  • Research new and upcoming international climate planning projects and potential partners
  • Prepare memos and briefs for the CCS Senior Management Team
  • Manage and organize logistics for CCS trips, study tours, etc.
  • Build and maintain database of contacts involved in China and international work
  • Assist in the production of reports, handouts, and other CCS materials
  • Attend meetings, briefings and other programs around D.C. and synthesize information gathered into reports for our senior team
  • Conduct project-related administrative tasks, as required 

    Qualifications:

    • Advanced undergraduate, candidate for Masters Degree or recent graduate in environmental science, policy, economics, engineering, law, or business
    • Strong background in U.S. and Chinese climate, energy, and economic policy research and analysis
    • Strong qualitative and quantitative research, analysis, and communications skills
    • Independently motivated, flexible, able to manage multiple projects simultaneously
    • Team player but also productive working independently
    • Strong written and spoken Mandarin skills
    • Proficiency in Microsoft Office, especially Excel; experience with web management systems a plus

    Compensation:

    • Based upon education and experience

    CCS welcomes inquiries for internships on an ongoing basis. Please submit a resume, cover letter, and writing sample to info@climatestrategies.us if you are interested. 

     

    Summer 2014 Internship,  Congressional-Executive Commission on China


    The Congressional-Executive Commission on China (www.cecc.gov) is offering paid internships to qualified undergraduates, graduate students, or recent graduates this coming summer in Washington, D.C. Interns must be U.S. citizens. The application deadline is March 1, 2014 for the Summer 2014 internship that runs from June to August 2014. Summer internships are full-time; interns are expected to work from 32 to 40 hours per week. See application instructions below.

    CECC internships provide significant educational and professional experience for undergraduates, graduate students, or recent graduates with a background in Chinese politics, law, and society, and strong Chinese language skills.

    Interns work closely with the Commission and its staff on the full array of issues concerning human rights, the rule of law, and governance in China (including criminal justice, democratic governance institutions, environmental problems, religious freedom, freedom of expression, ethnic minority rights, women's rights, etc.).

    Interns perform important research support tasks (often in Chinese), attend seminars, meet Members of Congress and experts from the United States and abroad, and draft Commission analyses. Click here for CECC analysis of recent developments in the rule of law and human rights in China. Interns may also be trained to work with the Commission's Political Prisoner Database, which has been accessible by the public since its launch in November 2004 (click here to begin a search).

    The CECC staff is committed to interns’ professional development, and holds regular roundtables for interns on important China-related issues.

    Summer 2014 interns will be paid $10/hour. Those unable to apply for Summer 2014 internships may apply for the Spring (February-May) or Fall (September-December). Further details are available on the Commission's Web site at http://www.cecc.gov/pages/general/employ.php.

    Qualifications:

    • Interns must be U.S. citizens.
    • Interns should have completed at least some China-related coursework. It is also desirable that they have some background in one or more of the specific human rights and rule of law issues in the CECC legislative mandate.
    • Interns should be able to read Chinese well enough to assist with research in newspapers, journals, and on Web sites. More advanced Chinese language capability would be a plus. The successful candidate for an internship often will have lived or studied in mainland China, Hong Kong, or Taiwan.
    • Although our interns are generally undergraduates, graduate students, or recent graduates, others are also welcome to apply.

    Application Instructions for Summer 2014:

    Interested applicants should send a cover letter, resume, and the names and contact information for two references, to the CECC via e-mail to Judy Wright, Director of Administration at judy.wright@mail.house.gov by March 1, 2014. Applications must be received by our office no later than 11:59 P.M. Eastern Time on March 1. Please discuss in your cover letter how your professional goals, interests, and background relate to the Commission's legislative mandate regarding human rights and the rule of law in China. No phone calls please.

     

    Client Service Director, The GreenPoint Group


     

    The GreenPoint Group is a boutique U.S.-China strategic advisory firm with offices in Washington, D.C. and Beijing, China. GreenPoint has developed a strong track record of outstanding client service with companies across multiple industries. GreenPoint develops and executes strategies that effectively connect people and resources in the United States and China, with particular attention to executive counsel and the policy drivers of business opportunity and risk.

    Term: Full-time

    Work Location: GreenPoint’s Beijing Office

    General Description

    The GreenPoint Group is seeking a dynamic, creative, and results-oriented professional with the ability to serve clients well and interface with government, private sector, and other important constituencies. The right individual will have the ability to contribute meaningfully to the support of clients’ interests on specific initiatives. Organizational and execution abilities in China are of paramount importance in this role, as are communication skills and the ability to develop relationships with diverse constituencies.

    This position offers a unique opportunity to connect public policy and business strategy in support of clients in key industries in China. GreenPoint is highly selective in its work with clients and aspires to the highest level of integrity in all of its operations. Candidates should be able to demonstrate a track record of sound judgment in the context of complex political and commercial matters. This role is well suited to an individual with a passion for business excellence with a long-term desire to contribute meaningfully to society and U.S.-China relations.

    Primary Job Functions

    Drive execution of client deliverables within dynamic client team context

    • As “action officer”, initiate, coordinate, and execute client service delivery
    • Memo and briefing paper drafting; trip and meeting support
    • Proactively work with team members to develop innovative methods of client service

    Develop insight into the China environment as it relates to client goals

    • Assess the political climate and identify issues which could affect GreenPoint and clients
    • Develop a broad analytical understanding of the U.S.-China relationship as it relates to client goals
    • Acquire and maintain a precise understanding of client business needs and processes

    Pursue meaningful relationships with stakeholders in the policy, commercial, academic, and social communities

    • Develop effective relationships with networks of stakeholders relevant to GreenPoint and client goals

    Detailed Qualities and Responsibilities

    •Organization and Execution

    • Highly organized, action oriented, and efficient
    • Proven ability to execute complex projects in fast-moving, high-pressure environments
    • Demonstrated success proactively executing multiple initiatives on tight deadlines
    • Able to work independently to deliver results in bicultural professional situations

    •Team Player

    • Proven commitment to teamwork, steady record of collaboration internally and externally
    • Trustworthy, reliable, dedicated
    • Skilled in serving senior management of client companies, understanding their needs
    • High dependability, low ego in small and remote team environments
    • Ethical in all interactions, with a high degree of personal integrity

    •Relationship and Network Development

    • Extensive existing relationship networks in U.S.-China relations and within China’s political, thought leader, commercial, and social communities
    • Knack for and proven experience in cultivating existing and establishing new relationships with various stakeholders

    •Communications

    • Native Chinese speaker
    • Superior communication skills at a professional level in both English and Chinese, written and spoken
    • Natural ability to communicate comfortably and effectively (verbally and in writing in both Chinese and English) with key stakeholders and GreenPoint clients
    • Excellent interpersonal skills, focused listening and awareness of other points of view

    •Innovative, Entrepreneurial, Strategic

    • Demonstrated pursuit of better methods in achieving objectives
    • An entrepreneurial spirit that thrives in a fast-paced and close-knit work culture oBrings a strategic mindset to client services and the needs of corporate executives oDemonstrated judgment and decision making capabilities
    • Substantive analytical experience with a deep understanding of China’s political, social, commercial, and economic dynamics

    Requisite Background

    • Master’s or Bachelor’s degrees in a relevant discipline
    • Minimum five years’ work or study experience in an international (bilingual, bicultural) environment
    • Minimum five years’ work experience

    How to apply

    Please email your resume with a cover letter and salary expectations, in English, to: <info@greenpoint- group.com>. Please use the subject line “Client Service Director Application - [YOUR NAME]”.

    Applications received by 5 February 2014 will receive priority consideration. Short-listed candidates will be contacted directly – no phone inquiries please.

     

    Business Advisory Services Manager (Shanghai), US-China Business Council


     
    The US-China Business Council (USCBC) is a private, non-profit membership association that comprises more than 220 US companies engaged in commercial activities in China.  Through close collaboration among offices in Washington, DC, Beijing, and Shanghai, USCBC provides extensive China-focused information, advisory, and advocacy services, along with events, to its multinational member companies.

    USCBC’s Shanghai office seeks to hire a Business Advisory Services Manager, reporting to the Shanghai office chief representative.

    Primary Responsibilities

    • Research, analyze, and write on China commercial issues and related policy developments
    • Respond to individual member company requests for advice and information on China business and trade topics; build and maintain contacts within USCBC member companies
    • Write regularly for USCBC publications and USCBC briefing papers
    • Aid in coordinating and organizing in USCBC programs and events
    • Help research, prepare, and participate in member company business briefings
    • Assist in developing USCBC advocacy positions; develop and maintain relationships with the US Consulate representatives
    • Proactively assist with member recruitment
    • Coordinate intern hiring, scheduling, and assignments
    • Other responsibilities as assigned by the Chief Representative

    Required Qualifications

    • Minimum 2 years work experience, preferably in China
    • An understanding of and ability to communicate the basic dynamics of the US-China trade relationship, the business environment, and China’s government structure; very strong interest in researching and writing about China’s business, policy, and regulatory environment
    • Undergraduate degree in applicable field (business, law, public policy/political science, etc.); graduate degree preferred; strong critical thinking skills to develop a working knowledge of multiple subjects in a relatively short period of time
    • Native English speaker
    • High level of proficiency in Mandarin (spoken and written) C candidates must be able to read and analyze Chinese-language policy documents, newspaper articles, etc.
    • Organized and detail-oriented to manage multiple and varied business sector developments and requests from member companies and USCBC headquarters
    • A high degree of initiative, professionalism, sense of responsibility, and dedication to quality
    • Strong interpersonal and cross-cultural skills; sense of humor

    Start Date: March 2014

    Application Deadline: February 7

    Submission Guidelines

    To apply, please submit the following materials to Jake Parker (jparker@uschina.org.cn):

    • A resume and cover letter explaining your qualifications for the position
    • An English writing sample of no more than two (2) pages
    • Contact information for 5 professional and/or academic references

    Salary will be competitive for non-profit organizations and commensurate with experience.  For background on USCBC, see www.uschina.org. (Please do not call)

     

    Environmental Policy Faculty/Coordinator, Duke-Kunshan University


     
    Duke Kunshan University (DKU) in Kunshan, Jiangsu, China invites applications for a full-time assistant, associate or full professor position in environmental policy beginning in fall of 2014. Successful candidates will be Duke Kunshan University faculty members, with the potential for appropriate consideration for Duke University affiliation. Chinese language proficiency is not required. However, candidates should demonstrate native-like proficiency in English. Candidates should have a PhD degree in public policy, political science, economics, environmental science or a related field, with a focus on environmental policy.
     

    The ideal candidate would have research interests related to China and its role in the region/world, and demonstrate, through background or training, an ability to collaborate with other disciplines. We are particularly interested in candidates whose research foci relate to the areas of energy, the urban environment, climate, environmental health, and air or water quality. The successful candidate will have opportunities to collaborate with faculty at Duke University in Durham, NC, as well as with other faculty at DKU. Strong preference will be given to candidates with three years of teaching and some administrative experience.

    Salary and benefits are competitive and based on experience. Initial appointments are multi-year contracts and are renewable based on academic rigor of research, teaching, curriculum development, professional development and service.

    For more information, see: https://dku.edu.cn/en/environmental-policy-faculty-coordinator

     

    Four staff positions at the Natural Resources Defense Council


     

    NRDC is one of the most effective environmental organizations in the United States and abroad. Established in 1970, NRDC uses law, science and the backing of 1.3 million members and online supporters to protect the planet and ensure a safe and healthy environment for all living things. We are a non-profit, non-governmental international organization headquartered in New York, and have offices in Washington D.C., San Francisco, Los Angeles, Chicago, and Beijing, China. Our staff of over 380 environmental lawyers, scientists, policy analysts and engineers work together protect the world's environment and curb carbon emissions through advocacy, law, policy change and education, as well as on-the-ground project implementation support.

    With a team of nearly thirty experts in Beijing and the United States, NRDC's China Program is at the forefront of supporting China's efforts on energy efficiency, renewable energy and environmental protection. We are proud to have collaborated with many academic, governmental, and non-governmental partners around the country to help accelerate these efforts.

    NRDC is seeking four individuals based in its Beijing office:

    • Staff Engineer
    • China Coal Project Manager
    • Climate & Energy Policy Project Program Associate
    • Program Assistant

    For detailed job description and applications, please visit NRDC's website: http://www.nrdc.org/jobs/.

     

    Science, Technology & Public Policy Fellowships


     

    STPP offers fellowships for pre-doctoral and post-doctoral researchers for one year, with a possibility for renewal.  Applications for post-doctoral research fellowships are welcome from recent recipients of the Ph.D. or equivalent degree, university faculty members, and employees of government, military, international, humanitarian, and private research institutions that have appropriate professional experience. Applicants for pre­-doctoral fellowships must have passed general examinations prior to appointment and have made significant progress on their dissertations. STPP seeks applicants from a wide range of disciplinary and multi-disciplinary fields, and those holding a Ph.D. in Engineering or in the Natural Sciences are strongly encouraged to apply.  STPP also encourages applications from women, minorities, and citizens of all countries.

    Fellows are expected to devote some portion of their time to collaborative endeavors, as arranged by the appropriate program or project director. Post-doctoral research fellows are also expected to complete a book, monograph, or other significant publication during their period of residence. Pre-doctoral fellows are expected to contribute to the Program's research activities, as well as work on—and ideally complete—their doctoral dissertations.

    Applications are welcome for fellowships in the following research areas for the 2014–2015 academic year:

    • Technology, Security, and Conflict in the Cyber Age (The Cyber Project)
    • Energy Technology Innovation Policy research group (ETIP), joint with the Environment and Natural Resources Program (ENRP)
    • Water-Energy Nexus Project
    • China and Environmental Sustainability Project, joint with ENRP and SSP
    • Technology & Innovation
    • Geoengineering and Climate Policy
    • Science, Technology, and Globalization (STG)
    • Agricultural Innovation in Africa (AIA)
    • Geospatial Policy and Management
    • Managing the Atom Project (MTA), joint with the International Security Program (ISP)
    • Geopolitics of Energy, joint between ENRP and ISP
    • Geopolitics of Energy/Arctic

    STIPEND INFORMATION

    An STPP fellowship appointment will include a full Belfer Center fellowship stipend plus a supplemental stipend, together totaling $37,500 for post-doctoral or advanced research fellows, and $25,000 for pre-doctoral fellows, over the ten month academic year (September–June).  STPP also offers a possibility of renewal through June 2015, with a continuing monthly stipend of $3,750 for post-doctoral and advanced research fellows, and $2,500 for pre-doctoral fellows, (equivalent to $45,000 and $30,000, respectively, on a yearly basis). STPP fellows have the option to enroll in Harvard University's employee health insurance program at a heavily subsidized rate for the duration of their fellowship, as well.

     Application Requirements

    1. CV
    2. Unofficial transcript (pre-doctoral fellowship applicants only)
    3. Research statement (3–5 pages)
    4. Writing sample (less than 50 pages)
    5. Contact information for 3 recommenders

    Applications for these fellowships for the 2014–2015 academic year will be accepted until January 15, 2014. Decisions will be announced by March 31, 2014.

    The link to the Online Application system will be available on December 15, 2013.

    Potential fellows should apply through the Belfer Center's regular fellowship process to one of the research areas specified above and should highlight research interests that are relevant to STPP. Visit the Belfer Center's fellowship page here: http://belfercenter.ksg.harvard.edu/fellowships/applying.html.

    CONTACT INFORMATION

    STPP Fellowship Coordinator Telephone: 617-495-1498
    Email: patricia_mclaughlin@harvard.edu

     

    Senior Policy Director, China Program,

    Environmental Defense Fund


     

    Overall Function
    The Senior Policy Director, China Program is the primary policy advisor to the Vice President, China Program on US aspects of our program. The scope of remit includes Chinese energy policy analysis, economic development, environmental evaluation, policy implementation, and training coordination.  
     
    Key Responsibilities

    • Lead decision-maker/stakeholder mapping and identify opportunities to advance  EDF’s China program in the United States, focusing on the US federal government;
    • Identify and build strategic opportunities to advance EDF’s U.S- China’s energy goals in the United States primarily through government agencies;
    • Partner with the Vice President, China Program and Vice President, U.S. Climate and Political Affairs on the goals of EDF’s China program from a US policy and political perspective and with the Senior Vice President for Strategy and Communications on outreach;
    • Managing communications and promotion of information and educational exchanges to advance the goals of EDF’s China program, including travel to China and within the United States;
    • Cultivate and manage relationships with political, policy, and other consultants in order to achieve programmatic goals;
    • Serve as a liaison to the Political Affairs Program in order to effectively engage EDF’s supporters in advocating on behalf of the China Program;
    • Serve as key external U.S. spokesperson for the China Program to decision and policy-makers;
    • Cultivate and maintain relationships with leading policy-makers and decision-makers in Washington, DC including Members of Congress and their staff, and Administration officials;
    • Liaise with NGO colleagues and seek opportunities to collaborate on projects where appropriate;
    • Other duties as assigned.

    Qualifications

    Qualified applicants will understand and have proven experience with policy development or policy promotion and will be a strategic partner to grantees, partners and funders.

    • Advanced degree in a related discipline
    • Minimum 10  years’ experience in public policy development, promotion and implementation in government or through private sector government relations.
    • Deep knowledge of China and its political processes
    • Strategic and analytical thinker who partners effective with diverse groups on the ground and who has the gravitas and personal agility to navigate a complex policy making process.
    • Solid knowledge of the US legislative and executive branch operations, activities and personnel and US environmental and energy policy.
    • Excellent research, written and oral communications, analytical and organizational skills.
    • Ability to work effectively independently as well as be a productive team member.
    • Exceptional interpersonal and diplomatic skills with the ability to relate well to all levels of individuals.

    Location
    This position will be located in Washington, DC

    Due to the volume of employment applications and queries received, EDF is unable to respond to each application individually. Applicants will be contacted directly if selected as a candidate.
    Environmental Defense Fund is an Equal Opportunity Employer

     

    China Senior Fellowship, Chatham House


     

    Chatham House is pleased to invite applicants for the China Senior Fellowship in the Academy for Leadership in International Affairs at Chatham House. The Fellowship is intended to provide an established expert or practitioner who is a Chinese citizen with the opportunity to write, speak at events, expand his or her personal networks and further develop an understanding of critical issues in international affairs, as a Senior Fellow of the Academy.

    The Fellow will have the opportunity to conduct research from Chatham House, including consultations with experts within the institute’s extensive network.

    The Fellow will also take part in the Academy's Leadership Programme. This will comprise approximately one training session or seminar each week, ranging from skills-based training to knowledge-based seminars.

    This Fellowship is part of Chatham House's new Academy for Leadership in International Affairs. 

    Research topics

    The Fellow will spend six months at Chatham House and will be hosted by and based in one of Chatham House's research departments, either International Security or Energy, Environment and Resources. During this time, the Fellow will conduct a research project of their own design on one of the research topics as specified below:

    Research topics with the International Security Department: 

    1. Possibilities for Europe-China cooperation on outer space norms and codes of conduct.
    2. Cyber security of outer space systems.
    3. Cyber security of communications that transit through outer space systems.
    4. EU-China interdependencies and cooperation on energy, resource and climate security.
    5. Achieving resource security and sustainability in China.
    6. Developing innovative south-south cooperation and new partnerships for sustainable development.

    Application Process 

    Candidates are invited to apply for the China Senior Fellowship for 2014. The Fellowship will start in March 2014.

    To be eligible for the China Senior Fellowship candidates must hold Chinese citizenship. Full eligibility criteria can be found in the information pack below. The application window is open until 15 November 2013.

    Please read the documents below to apply. Please refer to the website to download the application form.

    Download the information pack (pdf) >>

    Download the flyer (pdf) >>

    Contact

    For more information please contact us at academy@chathamhouse.org

     
     
     

    Resident Faculty Position for 2014-2015, Energy, Resources and Environment, Hopkins-Nanjing Center for Chinese and American Studies


     
    The Hopkins-Nanjing Center for Chinese and American Studies (HNC) opened in 1986 in Nanjing, China, as a one-of-a-kind educational collaboration between the Johns Hopkins University and Nanjing University. For 27 years the HNC has been at the forefront of efforts to build ties between the United States and China. The Center has helped build a generation of leaders on both sides of the Pacific with a deep understanding of each other’s history and culture. As one of the three locations of the School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS), HNC is a highly selective graduate institution founded to provide a practical approach to training students in international leadership and foreign relations, and to provide educational opportunities for professionals already working on global issues.
     
    The Position
     
    HNC is seeking to fill a position of resident professor in Nanjing in a newly established concentration of Energy, Resources, and Environment (ERE). The ERE program is new for the Center and seeks to focus on teaching, research and policy analysis related to global energy issues, international resource management and environmental concerns. An economist with expertise in one of these areas is preferred. The position is open to all applicants in any of the three areas. The goal is to fill the position to begin fall semester 2014.
     
    Qualifications
     
    Applicants must have a Ph.D., a strong theoretical and methodological training, significant teaching experience, should provide evidence of scholarly productivity, and show a commitment to advancing cross-cultural dialogue and intellectual exchange in this unique, joint Sino-American residential graduate school. Applicants should be prepared to teach courses with an interest in current public policy issues related to energy, resources and/or the environment. International faculty teach in English and primarily teach Chinese M.A. degree-level students preparing for careers in international affairs. The course load is two courses each semester and M.A. thesis advising is required.
     
    Application
     
    A letter of application, a current CV, two syllabi of courses taught in the area of focus, and current teaching evaluations for those courses should be submitted to ctownsley@jhu.edu or mailed to HNC Faculty Search Committee, HNC Washington Support Office, 1740 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20036 (electronic copies are preferred). Applications will be reviewed beginning October 20, 2013 and will be accepted until a decision is made.
     
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