Job Opportunity at Talentvis Recruitment (Thailand) Co., Ltd

About the Company
As a leading Singapore recruitment agency with offices growing across Asia Pacific, we believe in being your partners rather than mere recruiters. At Talentvis, they see things from applicant perspective to join to the right people and company. The truth is that creating a fulfilling career is no mean feat, so we support with regular insights and tailored advice to help you achieve your dreams.

With the expertise in recruiting over ten industries, Talentvis bridges people to opportunities and network beyond. For those talented individual looking to grow professionally, come speak with Talentvis. They are present in over ten industries such as Banking & Finance, Logistics, Retail, Information Technology, Engineering, Business and offer permanent, contract and temporary positions in these verticals. They are constantly growing as a company and find out about life at Talentvis and the available openings at www.talentvis.com

Job Position: Security Engineer
Benefits: 150-200K

Requirement:

  • Strong foundations in software engineering in a cloud-native context.
  • Experience or working knowledge of modern development, test, and deployment models.
  • Expertise in application security domain and architecture design.
  • Understanding of application security in context of SDLC and CI-CD.
  • In-depth knowledge of common web application vulnerabilities (i.e. OWASP Top 10).
  • Understanding of OWASP MASVS and ASVS or other relevant standards (we value effectiveness over abbreviations!).
  • Working knowledge on exploiting and fixing application vulnerabilities.
  • Proficient in one or more programming languages such as Python, Go, Node.js, etc.
  • Familiarity with industry standard secure design models.
  • Strong background in threat modeling, experience red/blue/purple-teaming.

Responsibilities:

  • Play a lead role in developing and designing application-level security controls and standards.
  • Perform application security design reviews against new products and services.
  • Track and prioritize all security issues, develop and implement an incident response plan.
  • Build or buy security tools that help fix security problems at scale.
  • Perform code review and drive remediation of discovered issues.
  • Enable automated security testing at scale to measure vulnerability, and report on risk across all services and applications, internal and external.

Target Field : Computer Engineer, Computer Science, Information Technology or similar relevant field

Job Opportunity at the United Nations World Food Programme

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

JOB TITLE:                     Regional Environmental Management Advisor
TYPE OF CONTRACT:   International Regular Consultancy Contract (Level I)
UNIT:                               Administration
DUTY STATION:             Bangkok, Thailand
DURATION:                    06 months (Extendable)

ABOUT WFP

The United Nations World Food Programme is the world’s largest humanitarian agency fighting hunger worldwide. The mission of WFP is to help the world achieve Zero Hunger in our lifetimes. Every day, WFP works worldwide to ensure that no child goes to bed hungry and that the poorest and most vulnerable, particularly women and children, can access the nutritious food they need.

The 2020 Nobel Peace Prize awarded to WFP is recognition that ending hunger is a critical first step towards global peace. WFP recognizes that one of the greatest contributions it can make to humanity is to provide a voice to the 690 million hungry people in the world. The Nobel Peace Prize gives us a platform to make their needs heard and to mobilize support for the assistance they need.

BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE OF THE ASSIGNMENT

WFP strives to be a leader in environmental sustainability within the UN system. In pursuit of this goal, WFP adopted a new Environmental policy in February 2017, which commits the organization to avoiding unintended harm to the environment, its beneficiaries, or any other affected populations as a result of our operations and programmes, and to maximise environmental benefits. The policy contains three tools: a set of environmental and social standards, risk screening of activity design, and an environmental management system (EMS) consistent with the international standard ISO 14001. Collectively, these three elements are known as WFP’s Environmental and Social Sustainability Framework (ESSF).

WFP is recruiting up to six Regional Environmental Management Advisors to facilitate the implementation of the EMS in country operations within their region. They will also support country offices in researching and delivering local actions to reduce environmental impacts on a continuous improvement basis, develop and deliver training to colleagues, and support global environmental mainstreaming efforts across WFP, within the UN system and in collaboration with the wider humanitarian community.

These roles will be based in the regional bureaus and report to the regional head of admin, with a secondary functional reporting line to senior staff within the Environmental Unit, part of WFP’s Management Services Division in the Rome Headquarters. The regional environmental advisor is expected to coordinate with the Environmental and Social Safeguards Advisors (who support country office teams on the risk screening process described above) as well as counterparts in Administration, Supply Chain, TEC and other units as necessary. It is expected that the Regional Environmental Management Advisors will ordinarily be travelling in the region up to 50% of their time with occasional travel outside the region as required.

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES (not all-inclusive)

  • Capacity building and training of country offices: Promote awareness of WFP’s ESS Framework among senior management and staff; promote understanding of the organization’s environmental impacts and of EMS as a tool for systematically managing those impacts. Contribute to the development and lead delivery in the selected region of specific training for key functional areas (within administration, supply chain etc.). Contribute to the continuing development and review of guidance materials, SOPs, data collection tools and other EMS documentation.
  • Technical support to country offices: in line with WFP’s EMS Manual, undertake and document environmental assessment missions and support country operations to secure senior management approval for priority actions. Within the framework of WFP’s EMS, support WFP staff from diverse functions to research, plan and implement environmental improvement solutions to address significant environmental aspects and impacts and deliver continuous improvement in environmental performance. Advise country operations during an emergency response to promote adherence to WFP’s environmental and social standards. Collect and share best practices and seek opportunities to promote regional and global solutions to common environmental challenges, where applicable.
  • Contribute to the strategic direction and guidance to country offices: Support country offices to identify and comply with national environmental regulations, specific requirements from donors and other stakeholder obligations. Support the application of sustainable procurement principles in procurement processes (develop guidance, conduct market research, draft specifications, suggest minimum requirements etc.). Seek opportunities to collaborate with other UN agencies in the same locations, and as part of UN Reform processes; contribute proactively to UN and humanitarian networks to promote mainstreaming of environmental sustainability practices and collaborative solutions. Work to identify regional and country-specific funding sources to support implementation of improvement projects.
  • Management oversight: Support country operations to monitor and report periodic progress of implementation of the EMS action plans, and to compile indicator data for WFP’s annual environmental footprint and to meet UN and WFP corporate reporting commitments. Support country operations staff in preparation for EMS spot checks and reviews as required.

DELIVERABLES AT THE END OF THE CONTRACT

  • Completed environmental assessments and action plans for agreed countries within their region.
  • Completed environmental footprint data for 2020 (compiled early 2021) for all countries within the appointed region
  • Project implementation documented in corporate software (ARCHIBUS) and selected projects written up as published case studies;
  • A standalone final report summarising training delivered, missions completed and key achievements during the period of appointment.

STANDARD MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Education: Minimum Bachelor’s Degree in one of the following areas: Environmental Studies, Environmental Management, Natural Resource Management, Environmental Engineering, or a related field.

Experience: 

  • At least five (5) years of professional experience in environmental management, including site assessment, EMS implementation and corporate sustainability reporting;
  • Experience in delivering training is required;
  • Professional experience must include implementing, or supporting implementation, in developing country contexts, in environments similar to WFP field operations;
  • Prior experience working within, or in connection with, a UN system organization or in the humanitarian sector will be highly regarded.

Knowledge& Skills: 

  • Detailed knowledge of the ISO 14001 standard and its application, including auditing and development of supporting documentation.
  • In-depth knowledge of at least two of the following disciplines: waste management, energy/GHG management, water management, environmental compliance, and sustainable procurement, preferably in a developing country/humanitarian context.
  • Proficiency in MS Office software, particularly Excel and communication tools.
  •  Ability to expertly write and translate complex concepts for a variety of audiences, with the ability to facilitate training workshops/meetings and write reports for internal and external audiences.
  • Persuasive public speaking skills and proven ability to coordinate and effectively communicate across multiple units and departments (including headquarters, regional, and country office levels) and with external private and public parties/stakeholders
  • Ability to work and coordinate with multiple teams and with offices in remote locations
  • Proven ability to successfully operate within the different geographic and cultural contexts in which WFP operates. In-depth understanding of environmental and social sustainability and links with food security.

Languages: Excellent written and spoken English (Level C) is a requirement.

DEADLINE FOR THE APPLICATIONS

Thursday 23 September 2021, Midnight, Bangkok Time.

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

Female applicants and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. 

WFP is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages all qualified candidates, irrespective of gender, nationality, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of the organisation. We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the selection & recruitment process, and for work-related needs upon joining the Programme. WFP has zero tolerance for sexual exploitation and abuse, any kind of harassment, including sexual harassment, abuse of authority or discrimination. All selected candidates will, undergo rigorous reference and background checks.

No appointment under any kind of contract will be offered to members of the UN Advisory Committee on Administrative and Budgetary Questions (ACABQ), International Civil Service Commission (ICSC), FAO Finance Committee, WFP External Auditor, WFP Audit Committee, Joint Inspection Unit (JIU) and other similar bodies within the United Nations system with oversight responsibilities over WFP, both during their service and within three years of ceasing that service

Job Opportunity at Talentvis Recruitment (Thailand) Co., Ltd

About the Company
As a leading Singapore recruitment agency with offices growing across Asia Pacific, we believe in being your partners rather than mere recruiters. At Talentvis, they see things from applicant perspective to join to the right people and company. The truth is that creating a fulfilling career is no mean feat, so we support with regular insights and tailored advice to help you achieve your dreams.

With the expertise in recruiting over ten industries, Talentvis bridges people to opportunities and network beyond. For those talented individual looking to grow professionally, come speak with Talentvis. They are present in over ten industries such as Banking & Finance, Logistics, Retail, Information Technology, Engineering, Business and offer permanent, contract and temporary positions in these verticals. They are constantly growing as a company and find out about life at Talentvis and the available openings at www.talentvis.com

Job Position: Project Manager
Benefits: 60-100K (WFH)

What we’re searching for?
We are looking for talented graduates with potentials, Team player, attention to details, and Proactive problem solver and results driven.

  • Bachelor’s Degree or higher in Computer Engineer, Computer Science, Business, Management or similar relevant field.
  • Previous working experience as a Project Manager for 2 years.
  • 2 year of experience as a System Engineer or similar role.
  • 3 year of experience in agile development.
  • In-depth knowledge of project management and development procedures.
  • Any additional Project Management Certifications will be considered an advantage.

Responsibilities

  • Define project scope, goals, and deliverables.
  • Define project tasks and resource requirements.
  • Develop full-scale project plans.
  • Formulate strategy and direction, develop a business model, product roadmap, and monetization potential.
  • Manage agile product development process from the product management point of view.
  • Manage the project resource plan and budget.
  • Manage project issues, risks, and actions.
  • Manage the development of appropriate documentation required by the projects.
  • Lead the planning and implementation of projects.
  • Manage project resource allocation.
  • Quality assurance, Monitor and report on the progress of the project to all stakeholders.
  • Implement and manage project changes and interventions to achieve project outputs.
  • Project evaluations and assessment of results.
  • Perform risk management to minimize project risks.

Job Opportunity at SEI Asia

SEI Asia, based in Bangkok, has a diverse team of multinational experts that integrates scientific research with participatory approaches to co-develop and share knowledge, build partnerships, and influence policy for resilient development. It focuses on gender and social equity, climate adaptation, disaster risk reduction, water insecurity and integrated water resources management, transitional agriculture, renewable energy and urbanization.

SEI Asia is an affiliate of Chulalongkorn University (CU), Thailand. SEI and CU have inked a long-term agreement to foster innovative scientific research combined with effective policy engagement on development and environmental challenges in Asia.

Currently, SEI Asia is looking looking for an early career professional with a background in climate change adaptation, disaster or resilience research who intends to pursue a career in applied research on climate change adaptation and resilience, is passionate about bridging science to policy to achieve sustainable development and has excellent technical and proposal writing skills.

Position:  Research Associate – Climate Change Adaptation and Resilience
Location: Bangkok, Thailand
Deadline: 20 September 2021
Length of contract: 2 years with possibility of extension depending on funding and performance

The role

The Research Associate will join the Climate Change, Disasters and Development (C2D2) cluster at SEI Asia to undertake social science research, policy analysis and stakeholder engagement on climate change adaptation, resilience and development issues in Asia. He/she/they will support the development and implementation of activities related to projects related to displacement, climate and disaster resilience, national adaptation planning and human rights. The Research Associate will also be expected to work with colleagues from other clusters at SEI Asia including Gender, Urban, Water and Policy, as well as colleagues at other SEI centres as necessary.

The Research Associate will report directly to the C2D2 Cluster Lead, under the overall supervision of the SEI Asia Centre Director.

Key duties and responsibilities include

  • Work as part of teams to conduct social science research, policy analysis and stakeholder engagement on climate change adaptation, resilience and development issues in Asia
  • Support cluster lead in developing and carrying out research using appropriate research techniques and methods including desk-based and primary data collection, qualitative and quantitative approaches, and analysis and interpretation of research results
  • Participate in the design and implementation of new projects, including concept note development and proposal writing
  • Identify new opportunities and support fundraising activities and potential future areas of work
  • Disseminate research outcomes by publishing in peer-reviewed journals and prepare communications and outreach products such as discussion papers, policy briefs, blogs and op-eds
  • Establish and maintain partnerships and networks with relevant actors in the region
  • Contribute to organization of events and meetings, as well as represent SEI at external events and participate in networking with relevant institutions and organizations
  • Build relationships and collaborate with colleagues, both within SEI Asia and across SEI centres.

 Who you are

We are looking for an early career professional with a background in climate change adaptation, disaster or resilience research who intends to pursue a career in applied research on climate change adaptation and resilience, is passionate about bridging science to policy to achieve sustainable development and has excellent technical and proposal writing skills.

Formal qualifications and knowledge

  • Master’s degree in relevant subject areas such as human geography, economics, sociology, development studies, political science, environmental science, anthropology and/or other interdisciplinary programmes or social science fields
  • Two to four years of experience working on climate change adaptation, disaster or resilience-related research
  • Experience in conducting either qualitative or quantitative social science research on various aspects of climate change adaptation and resilience
  • Demonstrated experience in carrying out fundamental research activities, including research design, literature reviews, surveys, interviews, focus group discussions and data analysis
  • Authored at least two recent publications
  • Experience of working with different stakeholder groups such as researchers, decision makers, civil society organizations and community groups
  • Excellent written and spoken English communication skills.

Desirable qualifications

  • Demonstrated desire to build a career in research or knowledge production in climate change adaptation and resilience research
  • Strong interest in understanding the social and political aspects of climate change adaptation and resilience through sociological, anthropological or geographical research
  • General understanding of gender inclusion and human rights-based approaches and passionate about inclusivity, equity and human rights in research and policy engagement
  • Experience or research interests in the fields of human rights and climate change, disaster displacement and/or climate smart land use
  • Familiarity and understanding of the global goal of adaptation in the Paris Agreement
  • Demonstrated experience in proposal writing
  • Working experience in Southeast Asia
  • Ability to speak a Southeast Asian language.

Personal skills required in the position

  • Good interpersonal skills and team collaboration
  • Good communication skills to effectively engage with different audiences
  • Proactive and self-motivated working style
  • Able to work both independently and as part of a team, as appropriate
  • Good prioritization and time management skills

Applications should be written in English and consist of a short CV and cover letter highlighting relevant qualifications and experience.

As we only accept applications through our recruitment system, please apply online using the button below and include:

  • Cover letter highlighting relevant qualifications and experience (maximum 1 page)
  • Curriculum vitae (maximum 4 pages).

For inquiries about the position, please contact Albert Salamanca, Senior Research Fellow (albert.salamanca@sei.org). For inquiries about the recruitment process, please contact Chinnarat Buttho, HR Specialist (chinnarat.buttho@sei.org)

 

Job Opportunities at TechBerry

About the Company

Techberry is a software product company that has built a low code integration platform, which enables AS400 enterprise applications such as core banking and insurance to connect to other legacy systems as well as newer technologies such as APIs and blockchain ecosystems.

Their platform allows real-time integration to be achieved simply and rapidly, thereby accelerating the digital transformation process through reusing existing IT assets to the greatest extent possible. Inherently flexible and scalable, depending on the use case, the platform can also be used instead of robotic process automation (RPA).

By accomplishing integration easily, companies are able to expand digital capabilities and offer new products and services that respond to rapidly changing market demands. The growing list of clients that currently benefit from 24 x 7 business operations on our platform include: FWD Insurance, MSIG Insurance, Krungsri Auto Leasing (AYCAL), Isuzu Tripetch.

Techberry currently operates in 3 countries: Innovation Lab and Sales (Thailand), Development Center (India) and Research and Investment (USA).

The following job openings are currently available at the company.

1. Business Analyst
This position will play an important role in assisting the company’s international expansion. Responsibilities include developing business operations in the US, preparing various commercial agreements, and coordinating with partners. Candidates should have:

  • Basic understanding of digital platforms such as e-commerce, social media marketing, and online business models like Software as a Service (SaaS)
  • Good communication skills
  • Entrepreneurial skills and innovative mindset
  • Initiatives to identify and develop new business ideas
  • Problem solving abilities, based on systematic and methodical approaches
  • Flexible and open-minded attitude and is willing to accept new challenges
  • Knowledge of accounting and finance will be ideal
  • Previous work experience is not necessary but will be an advantage

2. Systems Analyst

The position will be responsible for developing requirements for the company’s core product, a software integration platform. Duties include analyzing customer feedback in order to improve product functionality, preparing various requirements documents / manuals, and reviewing work completed by developers. The candidate should have:

  • Good understanding of software development lifecycle models and standards
  • Knowledge of key technologies such as HTML, XML, JSON, Database systems, and APIs
  • Familiarity with open source usage and licensing
  • Analytical skills to prepare requirements documents, including activity and sequence diagrams
  • Communication and problem solving skills
  • Ability to code in Java or GoLang is not necessary but will be an advantage

Job Opportunity at Siam Macro

About the Company

Siam Makro Public Company Limited is a cash and carry wholesaler that sells high volumes of food and non-food products to professional customers. Our mission is to distribute products with excellence in price, quality and variety to professional customers, offering them competitive advantages and opportunities for growth.

Job Position: Management Trainee (Thai-Indian Engineering)

Role:

This position will receive on-the-job training and will collaborate with our Engineer and Property Teams, as well as accept international assignments to support Makro International.

The job will be based in India.

Qualifications:

  • Graduated in Civil Engineering or any related fields.
  • Work experience: 0-2 years.

Job Opportunity at Research Triangle Institute (RTI) International

The Research Triangle Institute (RTI) International is an independent, nonprofit research institute dedicated to improving the human condition. Our vision is to address the world’s most critical problems with science-based solutions in pursuit of a better future. Clients rely on us to answer questions that demand an objective and multidisciplinary approach—one that integrates expertise across the social and laboratory sciences, engineering, and international development.

STATEMENT OF WORK

Sustainable Fish Asia (SUFIA) Local Capacity Development Activity Communications Consultant

1. Introduction/Background

The purpose of the USAID Sustainable Fish Asia Local Capacity Development Activity Task Order (TO) is to facilitate the organizational capacity development of two regional organizations in Southeast Asia and the Pacific; facilitate and document project co-creation between these two organizations and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID); and conduct a regional private sector landscape assessment of the fisheries sector in Asia.

2. Scope of Work
The Communications (CC) Consultant will support SUFIA Local Capacity Development Activity’s on-going work with partners, working directly with the SUFIA team in Thailand and in collaboration with RTI Home Office team. The Communications Consultant shall:

  • Collaborate with SUFIA team and its partners to develop content and communication materials, especially for SUFIA’s page on RTI website and social media content, that document program activities that are in alignment to USAID RDMA’s protocol requirements and expectations and for external audiences.
  • Support the team and partners in communications and outreach-related activities during the implementation of the Capacity Development Action Plans (C-DAPs), Capacity Strengthening Initiative Grants and Gender and Inclusive Development Action Plans (GIDAP).
  • Support the development of communications to promote the private sector engagement activities by SUFIA and its partners when relevant.

3. Period of Performance
The period of performance of this consultancy is between September 1, 2021 and November 30, 2021 (not to exceed a Level of Effort of 9 days). All work must be completed within this timeframe. Any modifications or extensions shall be requested through RTI SUFIA’s Project Manager for review and discussion.

4. Place of Performance
The Communications Consultant shall perform the work remotely. The Consultant may communicate with SUFIA Project Team, and vice-versa, for status updates and consultation on the deliverables. As part of information gathering to prepare for the articles, the Consultant may contact partners virtually in consultation with SUFIA team. The Consultant should have their own computing and office facilities to perform the tasks.

5. Work Requirements
As part of the SUFIA Local Capacity Development Activity, the Consultant shall be responsible for performing the following tasks throughout the various activities with partners over the duration of the consultancy. The following is a list of these tasks:

Press Releases: Consultant shall provide articles for press releases on the following events:

  • Subcontract agreement signing between RTI and partners (2 events)
  • Launch of an assessment report (1 event)

Blog Articles: Consultant shall provide articles for the SUFIA RTI web page on the following activities:

  • Task 1 activities such as implementation of the Capacity Development Action Plans (C-DAPs), Capacity Strengthening Initiative subcontracts, Gender and Inclusive Action Plan, regional
    events.
  • Task 2 activities such as SUFIA and partners’ activities with the private sector

Handoff/Closure of Consultancy Services:

  • Consultant shall provide RTI SUFIA with all documentation (electronic and hard copies) generated during the Consultancy.

Depending on the articles and comments, editing and revision may be necessary.

6. Schedule/Milestones/Deliverables

No. Deliverables Date (TBD) Estimated Level of Effort (Days)*
1 2 Press Releases on Subcontract Agreement Signing with 2 partners August – September 2021 2
2 1 Blog Article on Task 1 activities October 2021 3
3 1 Press Release on a report launch October – November 2021 1
4 1 Blog Article on Task 2 activities November 2021 3
  Total LOE (Days) 9

*1 day = 8 hours; LOE includes preparation, writing, editing and revision.

7. Acceptance Criteria
The Acceptance of all deliverables will reside with RTI SUFIA Project Manager (PM) for Deliverables 1 and 2, and with the RTI Private Sector Engagement Specialist for Deliverables 3 and 4. The PM will work with the Finance and Administration Manager (FAM) to ensure completeness of each stage of the work and that the scope of work has been met. Once the deliverables have been submitted, the PM and the PSES will review the respective deliverables and sign off on the approval.

The Consultant will submit the deliverables according to the timeline as stated above in Section 6 to the PM and PSES, accordingly. The acceptance of these deliverables by the PM and PSES will acknowledge approval of all deliverables and that the Consultant has met all assigned tasks. Any discrepancies involving completion of project tasks or disagreement between RTI SUFIA and the Consultant will be referred to RTI’s Asia Regional Office and the RTI Home Office for review and discussion.

8. Other Requirements
REPORTING AND COMMUNICATIONS
The Consultant may provide written electronic communication on the status of the work done and to report on challenges faced, if any. RTI SUFIA may communicate to the Consultant regarding feedback on the submitted deliverables prior to approval.

RISKS AND CONSTRAINTS
Due to the pandemic situation, travel is not required. The Consultant may then need to be in touch with SUFIA team and partners virtually to gather needed information for the deliverables. The Consultant will copy furnish SUFIA PM and/or PSES in all electronic communication with partners, if any.

CONSULTANT RESPONSIBILITIES
The Consultant shall use their own computer and other IT equipment to complete the work. Tax payments will also be shouldered by the Consultant.

RTI REPRESENTATIVE AND SUPPORT
For Deliverables 1 and 2: The SUFIA Project Manager in Bangkok, Thailand will provide technical oversight to the Consultant and will be the Consultant’s main contact point, and to whom deliverables will be submitted.

For Deliverables 3 and 4: The SUFIA Private Sector Engagement Specialist in Bangkok, Thailand will provide technical oversight to the Consultant and will be the Consultant’s main contact point, and to whom deliverables will be submitted.

Submission Requirements

  • Capability Statement and Portfolio: Applicants should indicate their capacity to provide the services. This information should include past verified performance of similar assignments undertaken and include a contact person for reference (we are not expecting actual reference but only a contact name, e-mail address and phone number of the person that can provide reference). This capability statement should not exceed 2 pages. Anything more than 2 pages will not be reviewed. In addition, please submit a portfolio (with links if possible) highlighting past work with your application (submissions without one will not be considered).
  • Professional CV
  • Applicants must submit copies of the following:
    • Personal ID Card/passport info page
    • Educational degree certificates

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Job Opportunity at SEI Asia

SEI Asia, based in Bangkok, has a diverse team of multinational experts that integrates scientific research with participatory approaches to co-develop and share knowledge, build partnerships, and influence policy for resilient development. It focuses on gender and social equity, climate adaptation, disaster risk reduction, water insecurity and integrated water resources management, transitional agriculture, renewable energy and urbanization.

SEI Asia is an affiliate of Chulalongkorn University (CU), Thailand. SEI and CU have inked a long-term agreement to foster innovative scientific research combined with effective policy engagement on development and environmental challenges in Asia.

Currently, SEI Asia is looking for a person with a strong interest and proven track record in urban development research (including topics such as urban informality, urban poverty and urban climate resilience) who is knowledgeable in research application with excellent writing skills and passionate about communicating and collaborating with multi-stakeholder actors.

Position: Research Associate – Urban
Location: Bangkok, Thailand
Deadline: 31 August 2021
Length of contract: 2 years with possibility of extension

The role
The Research Associate will undertake research and development activities related to new and ongoing projects under the Urban Cluster with a focus on policy-relevant urban research in Asian cities. The Research Associate will participate in ongoing urban research projects, including urban health and well-being, urban informality and poverty and urban climate change resilience. The Research Associate will also play a role in identifying new funding opportunities and collaborations and be expected to work with colleagues from other teams in SEI Asia, including water resources, gender, climate change and disaster risk reduction, in developing cross-cutting work programs, as well as SEI colleagues internationally. The Research Associate will also contribute to other SEI-wide activities and projects as appropriate.

The Research Associate will report directly to the assigned line manager (Urban Research Fellow) and respective project leaders/managers that he/she/they is/are working for under the overall supervision of the Centre Director.

Key duties and responsibilities

  • Work with Urban cluster and other SEI colleagues to carry out research activities for ongoing projects, including organizing and participating in data collection and analysis, stakeholder workshops and dissemination activities.
  • Participate in research analyses and writing up research findings in peer-reviewed research publications and other project outputs such as policy briefings, project reports, blogs and conference presentations.
  • Participate in outreach activities and interaction with media as and when appropriate, with support from Communications team.
  • Participate in external meetings, workshops and conferences to support research and project work, network and raise SEI Asia’s profile.
  • Cooperate with and support colleagues to ensure high quality and on-time delivery of project outputs.
  • Identify new research opportunities and participate in developing project ideas and proposals for new initiatives.
  • Gradually take on increasing responsibilities, including leading sub-projects, and managing interns or assistants.
  • Respect, implement and contribute to development of institute policies, including environment policy and institute code of conduct.
  • Contribute to office activities (staff meetings, team meetings, administrative tasks) and other duties and participate in training activities.
  • Ensure assigned research and project activities are properly implemented to high standard.
    Take responsibility for own administrative tasks such as travel reports and time sheets.

Who you are
We are looking for a person with a strong interest and proven track record in urban development research (including topics such as urban informality, urban poverty and urban climate resilience) who is knowledgeable in research application with excellent writing skills and passionate about communicating and collaborating with multi-stakeholder actors.

Formal qualifications and knowledge

  • Master’s degree in a relevant subject such as urban planning, international development or other social science.
  • Experience in social science research skills, including participatory methodologies, literature reviews, questionnaire surveys, interviews and analytical skills for both quantitative and qualitative data.
  • Experience in writing up research, including peer-reviewed research papers, using appropriate referencing styles.
  • At least two years of experience working on urban development research, with good understanding of urban contexts and trends.
  • Experience on urban informality and/or urban risk and resilience and/or urban health.
  • Experience of working with different stakeholder groups, such as decision makers, civil society organizations and community groups.
  • Excellent English skills, both written and spoken.

Desirable experience and knowledge

  • Understanding of gender and social equality, human rights, poverty alleviation and/or environmental management.
  • Experience of fundraising and proposal development.
  • Experience of managing projects, including ensuring timely delivery and budgeting.
  • Ability to speak an Asian language an advantage.
  • Experience of living and working in Asia.

Personal skills

  • Good interpersonal skills and ability to work as part of a team.
  • Strong and diverse communication skills to effectively engage with different audiences.
  • Proactive and self-motivated working style.
  • Able to work both independently and as part of a team as appropriate.
  • Good prioritization and time management skills in order to work on multiple projects and tasks at the same time and meet deadlines.

Job Opportunity at the United Nations World Food Programme

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

Job Title:                   Regional Forecast-based Financing Advisor
Grade:                        P3
Type of contract:      Short Term Professional
Vacancy Number:     144508
Duration:                   11 months
Duty Station:             Regional Bureau for Asia and the Pacific

 

ABOUT WFP

The United Nations World Food Programme is a leading organization delivering food assistance and working with communities to improve nutrition and build resilience. We also support governments of developing countries in their efforts to eliminate hunger and malnutrition by addressing the underlying causes and disparities in access to food and good nutrition to ensure that no one is left behind in line with the Agenda 2030, Sustaining Peace and Agenda for Humanity. WFP is particularly focused on Goal 2 (Zero Hunger) and Goal 17 (Partnerships).

The 2020 Nobel Peace Prize awarded to WFP is recognition that ending hunger is a critical first step towards global peace. WFP recognizes that one of the greatest contributions it can make to humanity is to provide a voice to the 690 million hungry people in the world. The Nobel Peace Prize gives us a platform to make their needs heard and to mobilize support for the assistance they need.

BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE OF THIS ASSIGNMENT

The Regional Bureau for Asia and the Pacific (RBB) provides guidance and support to seventeen WFP Country Offices (COs) and governments on activities related to climate risk management, climate change adaptation and disaster risk reduction. These services range from climate analyses to understand climate change impacts on food security and nutrition to providing technical and policy advisory services to Country Offices and Governments.

WFP uses Forecast-based Financing (FbF) as a means to facilitate early actions to mitigate and reduce the impacts of extreme weather events, including food insecurity and vulnerability, for at-risk and exposed populations. By releasing funds early based on early warning information and impact projections linked to contingency plans and other anticipatory actions, FbF can reduce subsequent humanitarian assistance needs after a disaster has occurred.

WFP’s FbF approach, so far, in Asia-Pacific has focused on sudden-onset hazards such as floods and cyclones in Bangladesh, Nepal and the Philippines. WFP now seeks to expand its work on FbF to other countries, including Afghanistan, Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao PDR, the Pacific and Pakistan, to complement and build on other anticipatory action investments and opportunities. WFP will focus at both sudden and slow-onset hazards according to country-level priorities.

The RBB is seeking an expert in FbF systems to provide technical advice, support and coordinate its work in this area. We envision that the FbF expert will help establish and strengthen partnerships with other institutions and regional inter-governmental bodies (including ASEAN), identify and support opportunities for collaboration and advocate for FbF and the anticipatory action agenda in the region.

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES

Under the supervision of the WFP Regional Programme Policy Officer for Resilience and Emergency Preparedness and Response and in close collaboration with Climate Advisors in RBB and Headquarters, the FbF Regional Coordinator will be responsible for the following:

1. Support the operationalization of the WFP Regional Roadmap for Anticipatory Action (2021-2023), also reflected in country-level priorities and workplans and in accordance with recommendations on evidence generation, partnerships and resource mobilization. Provide guidance and technical expertise to WFP COs as they design and implement and help national partners to institutionalized FbF through remote and in-country guidance and support and connecting countries offices with other experts and partners. Support may include the following:

  • undertake feasibility studies and capacity gaps assessment to develop and operationalize national FbF systems;
  • assess and address capacity gaps in national Disaster Risk Management (DRM) frameworks and CO operations (where applicable);
  • develop forecast triggers and thresholds for fast- and slow-onset hazards in consultation with partners;
  • develop or contribute to repositories of anticipatory actions;
  • co-develop/implement Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for anticipatory actions together with government and humanitarian partners,
  • implement monitoring and evaluation processes and invest in return-on-investment and impact analyses;
  • make capacity investments to design, adapt and ensure the integration of FbF into national DRM systems and processes.

2. Support and provide guidance to institutional capacity assessments for national meteorological agencies, agrometeorological advisory departments, and intermediary organizations to support FbF systems. This may include a review of available climate information products (e.g., weather alerts, forecasts and seasonal outlooks) at local, national and regional scales, to determine possible entry-points and improvements to existing efforts.

3. Support FbF actions with partners, including:

  • co-development of vulnerability thresholds, forecast tools and triggers; establishment of information transfer and mechanisms;
  • identification of appropriate anticipatory actions and resilience building interventions for different sectors/livelihoods; and
  • development  and testing of Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) with forecast thresholds and triggers for anticipatory actions.

4. Broker strategic partnerships with stakeholders for policy engagement and advocacy at regional level and help CO staff connect with partners, including research institutions and service providers, on implementation, evidence generation and institutional systems strengthening. Support and represent WFP, as required, at high-level dialogues such as the Asia-Pacific Regional Dialogue Platform on anticipatory humanitarian action.

5. Provide oversight for WFP FbF activities and support compliance with quality standards and guidance and reporting of results.

6. Work closely with other technical experts in the RBB to ensure alignment of the FbF portfolio within regional  programmatic and policy priorities and capitalize on opportunities to link FbF with other anticipatory action investments such as WFP’s PRISM (Platform for Real-time Impact and Situation Monitoring) and shock-responsive social protection and partnerships with RIMES, UK Met Office and the Asia Disaster Preparedness Center.

7. Provide technical inputs and advice on FbF for climate finance proposals working closely with the WFP Regional Climate Advisor. This may include the facilitation of introductory and advanced sessions on FbF to CO staff and government stakeholders, technical guidance to climate finance consultants, technical inputs to M&E frameworks and support with terms of references and recruitment of FbF experts in COs.

8. Work with COs and RBB teams to ensure the robust set-up of and implementation of country M&E frameworks and tools to ensure evidence generation and the capture of lessons learnt. Support COs to access technical and financial resources through the WFP Technical Assistance Facility (TAF) and Anticipatory Action Account (AAA) and technical inputs for the preparation of proposals for climate financing.

9. Support other activities as required.

DELIVERABLES AT THE END OF THE CONTRACT

  • Anticipatory Action SOPs at country level which include thresholds, triggers, actions, costs, timelines, and relevant stakeholders in each of the countries implementing FbF/anticipatory action;
  • Validated annual workplans and budgets for GFFO and FbF activities in the region;
  • Successful management and timely submission of reports and financial oversight of the GFFO projects;
  • Produce or contribute to analytical products generated on FbF in visually engaging formats. This may include monitoring reports, country-case studies published following an FbF activation, return-on-investment and impact studies and a regional report on good practices and lessons learned from FbF and other anticipatory actions;
  • Regional and national workshops and sessions delivered on FbF for advocacy, WFP positioning and capacity strengthening

QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE REQUIRED

Education: Minimum Bachelor degree (Master degree is preferable) in environmental sciences, climatology, meteorology,  hydrology, geography, climate sciences or other related field.

Experience:

  • At least 7 years of progressively responsible work experience with Bachelor degree or 5 years for candidate with Master degree in forecast-based financing (FbF) or forecast-based action (FbA), weather or seasonal forecasting, early warning systems and/or project management related to any of these topics.
  • Experience in the application of climatology/meteorology skills to a wider development context, such as: integration of climate information (short-term to seasonal timescale) into food security early warning and monitoring systems.
  • Experience working with and providing direct technical assistance and capacity strengthening support to National Hydro-Meteorological Agencies, Disaster Management Authorities, and sub-national government stakeholders.
  • Previous work experience in the Asia-Pacific region is an asset for this position

Knowledge & Skills:  

  • Advanced knowledge of Forecast-based Financing/Anticipatory Action systems as well as other innovative disaster risk management and financing tools and approaches.
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision and set priorities.
  • Excellent communication skills (orally and writing).
  • Ability to work in and across teams and establish effective working relations with persons of different national and cultural backgrounds.

Languages:  Fluent in English. Second official UN language is advantageous.

Before applying, candidates are invited to create their profile in the WFP careers website. https://www.wfp.org/careers/job-openings

When applying for the position, candidates are to upload their CVs and cover letters.

 

Job Opportunity at Research Triangle Institute (RTI) International

The Research Triangle Institute (RTI) International is an independent, nonprofit research institute dedicated to improving the human condition. Our vision is to address the world’s most critical problems with science-based solutions in pursuit of a better future. Clients rely on us to answer questions that demand an objective and multidisciplinary approach—one that integrates expertise across the social and laboratory sciences, engineering, and international development.

STATEMENT OF WORK

Sustainable Fish Asia Local Capacity Development Activity (SUFIA) Graphic Designer for the Private Sector Landscape Assessment Report

1. Introduction/Background

The purpose of the USAID Sustainable Fish Asia Local Capacity Development Activity Task Order (TO) is to facilitate the organizational capacity development of two regional apex organizations, the Coral Triangle Initiative on Coral Reefs, Fisheries, and Food Security (CTI-CFF) and the Southeast Asian Fisheries Development Center (SEAFDEC); facilitate and document project co-creation between these two organizations and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), leading to USAID-issuance of a Public International Organization (PIO) grant to each organization; and develop a regional Private Sector Landscape Assessment (PSLA) report.

2. Scope of Work

The graphic designer will work with SUFIA’s Private Sector Engagement Specialist to develop a series of graphics for the Private Sector Landscape Assessment (PSLA) report.

Qualifications: At least five years of professional experience and preferable with experience with USAID projects. Please submit a portfolio highlighting past work with your application (submissions without a portfolio will not be considered).

3. Period of Performance

The period of performance of this consultancy is between August 1 – September 31, 2021, with a maximum of 14 days of work. All work must be completed within this timeframe. Any modifications or extensions shall be requested through RTI SUFIA’s Project Manager for review and discussion.

4. Place of Performance

Work can be conducted off-site with meetings online and via in-person meetings in Bangkok (depending on pandemic and RTI’s protocols), Thailand at RTI International’s office in 208 Building on Wireless Road.

5. Work Requirements

As part of the SUFIA Local Capacity Development Activity, the graphic designer shall be responsible for attending meetings and the development of at least 20 graphics for the PSLA report:

  1. 14 Country Profile Graphic – Infographic style highlighting key industry information.
  2. 1 Graphic explaining Illegal, Unreported, and Unregulated (IUU) fishing.
  3. 1 Graphic explaining the seafood supply chain and its complexities.
  4. 1 Graphic depicting private sector or multi-stakeholder initiatives.
  5. 1 Graphic depicting trust and partnerships.
  6. 1 Graphic depicting blue economy and sustainable fisheries management.
  7. 1 Graphic depicting unity, urgency, and political will.

Meetings: the graphic designer will be asked to attend an induction meeting (early August – TBC for 1 hour maximum) and short weekly check-in meetings (TBC – 15 – 30 minutes maximum).

6. Schedule/Milestones/Deliverables

Deliverables Date* Estimated LOE (Days)**
  1. First draft of all graphics
Friday, August 13, 2021 10 days
  1. Final version of all graphics
Friday, August 20, 2021 4 days
Total 14 days

*These dates are tentative, but all work must be completed by August 30, 2021.

**1 Day = 8 hours; similarly, the estimated LOE is flexible if graphic designer needs more time for revisions, but it must not exceed 14 days total.

7. Acceptance Criteria

The Acceptance of all deliverables will reside with RTI SUFIA Private Sector Engagement Specialist (PSES) and SUFIA Project Advisor. Once a deliverable has been submitted, the PSES will review and sign off on the approval.

Once the consultancy period is near completion, the graphic designer will provide all the deliverables during this stage as stated above in Section 5 and 6 to the PSES. The acceptance of these deliverables by the PSES will acknowledge acceptance of all deliverables and that the graphic designer has meet all assigned tasks.

Any discrepancies involving completion of project tasks or disagreement between SUFIA’s PSES and the chosen graphic designer will be referred to RTI’s Asia Regional Office and the RTI Home Office for review and discussion.

8. Other Requirements

COMMUNICATIONS

The graphic designer should communicate directly with SUFIA’s Private Sector Engagement Specialist for all matters relating to the work and there will be a 15 – 30 minutes weekly online meeting (date and time to be determined later).

CONSULTANT RESPONSIBILITIES

The graphic designer will use their own computer, graphic software, and all related equipment to complete the work. In addition, if there is to be any travel, the graphic designer is responsible for arranging their own travel arrangements to travel to any in-person meetings in Bangkok and use their own computer and other IT equipment to complete the work.

RTI REPRESENTATIVE AND SUPPORT

The SUFIA’s Private Sector Engagement Specialists in Bangkok, Thailand will provide technical oversight and be your main contact point, and to whom deliverables will be submitted.

Submission Requirements

  • Capability Statement and Portfolio: Applicants should indicate their capacity to provide the services and specify which technical expertise they would like to be considered for shortlisting. This information should include past verified performance of similar assignments undertaken and include a contact person for reference (we are not expecting actual reference but only a contact name, e-mail address and phone number of the person that can provide reference). This capability statement should not exceed 2 pages. Anything more than 2 pages will not be reviewed. In addition, please submit a portfolio highlighting past work with your application (submissions without one will not be considered).
  • Professional CV
  • Applicants must submit copies of the following:
    • Personal ID Card/passport info page
    • Educational degree certificates