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[Met-jobs] APEC Climate Center: Open Positions for International Project Manager

From Roger Brugge <>
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Date Thu, 28 Sep 2017 08:58:09 +0000


Position Title:               International Project Manager, APCC
Reports to:                    Head of External Affairs Department, APCC
Location:                       Busan, South Korea
Desired Start Date:       15 December 2017
The APEC Climate Center (APCC) based in Busan, South Korea is a unique 
organization that catalyses climate information-based solutions through three 
interconnected pillars of work: climate prediction and information services; 
climate information application and climate change response; and capacity 
building. APCC provides value-added, reliable, and timely climate prediction, 
while serving as a key climate information center to distribute climate data, 
prediction and related tools, in order to bridge technology gaps globally.
By blending cutting-edge research in both climate data production and 
application fields such as agriculture, water, and disaster management, APCC is 
able to lead in developing and transferring interdisciplinary application 
techniques to serve social needs and respond to climate change in specific 
countries and regions. At the request of governments across the Asia-Pacific 
region, APCC has implemented a host of collaborative projects in diverse 
fields, working together to bring climate technology solutions to vulnerable 
areas. For the management of these projects, as well as the execution of our 
capacity building programs and events, we are looking to hire a motivated and 
talented International Project Manager.
Major Functions:
Under the general supervision and guidance of the Head of External Affairs 
Department, you will act as a Project Manager for international projects (70%), 
implement various External Affairs Department responsibilities including 
training programs and other events (15%), provide miscellaneous English 
language support (10%), and perform other tasks (5%).

•      Manage and implement all aspects of assigned international projects as 
necessary: (1) draft and finalize MOU’s, project proposals, concept notes, 
reports, etc. as necessary, (2) oversee budget usage and project timeline, (3) 
plan and execute relevant project-based meetings and events, (4) maintain 
positive communication with project counterparts, (5) manage the internal APCC 
project team’s workflow, and (6) work to ensure the highest level of success of 
the projects;

•      Support the development of research or project proposals;

•      Actively seek out funding opportunities for international projects;

•      Communicate with counterparts in APEC member economies, international 
organizations, and government agencies and manage these networks;

•      Develop and/or edit research reports, articles, and other documents 
written in English;

•      Other tasks as required.

Required Skills and Qualifications

•      Bachelor degree in climate change, atmospheric science, environmental 
science or policy, international development, or other relevant field;

•      Native English proficiency with excellent communication and writing 

•      Strong capacity to independently implement, manage, and evaluate 
projects related to climate;

•      Excellent interpersonal, communication, and diplomatic skills with the 
ability to manage and interact at all levels within the organization;

•      Networking, coordination, stakeholder engagement, and facilitation 

•       Independent, optimistic, flexible, and detail-oriented;

•       Willingness to travel internationally to developing countries in order 
to implement various project activities.

Desired Skills and Qualifications

•       Graduate degree in above mentioned fields;

•       Ability to speak basic Korean a large advantage;

•       Experience with training programs, event management, financial 
management, and reporting;

•       Practical experience in managing projects and engaging stakeholders, 
preferably in a climate-related field;

•       Background knowledge on current global sustainable development and 
climate change;

•       Experience working with Government officials, local communities, and/or 
donors, particularly in the Asia-Pacific region.

To apply:
Submit the following documents to by 20 October 2017 
(midnight KST):

·      Please find attached document.


APEC Climate Center (APCC)

12 Centum 7-ro, Haeundae-gu, Busan, Republic of Korea
Tel: +82.51.745.3917  / Fax: +82.51.745.3949

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