Leadership and high - level representation:
Working with country director and urban manager, to supervise a multi-disciplinary team of professionals, maintaining collaborative relationships and a fast-paced work environment.
Serve as the technical lead by providing the rest of team with technical insights, innovative plans and policy guidance.
Lead technical research and serve as the key source for external expertise.
Represent ORGANIZATION with influential national, regional and municipal leaders in cities in China, and its counterparts in the U.S.
Program implementation, oversight and support:
Working with the urban manager, lead the design to assess key challenges Chinese cities face in reducing greenhouse gas emissions, and how the program can best help them meet those challenges.
Provide direction and oversight on design and delivery of training/peer-learning workshops for teams of key stakeholders from selected Chinese cities with the objective of increasing capacity on low carbon urban development.
Create and maintain a peer-learning network among practitioners from participating cities, and its U.S. counterparts.
Working with country director, urban manager, senior program officer (SPO), and M&E manager, develop work plans, budgets and progress reports as required by ORGANIZATION, donors and other partners.
Contribute significantly to the development of ORGANIZATION's program goal of urban sustainability in China. Actively develop ideas for future actions in this field.
Initiate trainings, roundtables, networking events and other activities to achieve the program goals.
Ensure coordination and relevance of the China-US city exchanges.
Working with the urban manager, ensure monitoring and evaluation activities and reporting meet ORGANIZATION’s standards, and are completed on schedule.
Working with urban manager, M&E manager, and senior program officer, review and finalize annual and quarterly program reports.
Represent the Low Emission Cities Alliance program to government officials, funding sources, partners, beneficiaries, and at conferences and other outreach opportunities.
Regularly inform all staff of program activities and accomplishments.
Communicate program activities, challenges and accomplishments to the Country Director and headquarters staff.
Work closely with ORGANIZATION HQ organizational and programmatic leadership.
Master’s degree in climate policy, urban planning, public administration, environmental management, government or other related political/social science degree and 15+ years of experience.
Technical expertise and/or knowledge in one of these areas: energy efficiency, GHG emission reduction concepts, mass rapid transit systems, green buildings, environmental governance, climate resilience, etc.
Sound understanding on climate change issues and the challenges it presents to the sustainability of Chinese cities.
High-level representation abilities, with experience in China.
Significant experience with international organizations, and municipal government in Chinese cities.
Exposure to or experience with a range of government agencies.
A track record that demonstrates energy and creativity, and the ability to successfully deliver training and workshops.
Strong supervisory and mentoring skills.
Proven analytical and organizational skills.
Strategic thinker with an open and collaborative work style.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including public speaking and presentation skills. Sound interpersonal skills.
Experience with Microsoft Office suite and web-based software.
Ability to travel up to 30% time between selected cities in China and the U.S.
Fluency in written and spoken English and Chinese.
Commitment to ORGANIZATION’s values and mission.
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