Highly-skilled in coordination and management: You are deeply committed to equity and equality, inclusivity and diversity. You are both consultative and decisive; you appreciate the importance of consultations but can also make quick decisions when necessary. You love building and nurturing relationships, and take great care in making members and partners feel valued and respected.
A global and local thinker: You thoroughly understand that local pollution and advocacy efforts can contribute to changing the global campaign and discourse on plastic pollution, and vice versa, and you are adept at making and articulating these connections. You are deeply respectful of and cognizant of the expertise and knowledge coming from different members of the community, and value the importance of bringing different perspectives together.
Highly-skilled in program and project implementation: You continuously look for ways to make things better, more efficient and effective. You are organized and disciplined with your time and resources, know how to prioritize and know how to support your team members to accomplish their respective responsibilities.
Goal-oriented but flexible: You always have one eye on the big picture, and another eye on the details. While you never waver from achieving the larger mission, you are highly adaptable and can adjust to changing realities and situations easily.
Solutions-oriented: You are not easily overwhelmed by setbacks and obstacles, you love thinking on your feet to develop solutions and help your team overcome challenges, and you continually learn and adapt to motivate yourself and your team to win!
Strong in organizational, financial and administrative management: You are highly-experienced in delivering administrative, organizational and financial functions such as staff management, HR services, fundraising, budget tracking & reporting and overall financial management, report-writing and other related responsibilities.
Well-rounded and confident: You have facilitation, writing, public-speaking, negotiation, mediation and other skills that you can easily pull out of the hat when needed. You are not afraid of speaking out especially in high-level discourses and can hold your own in stressful and crucial situations. You can clearly articulate technical issues in a manner that makes it easier for the general public to understand.
Role duration: This role is subject to grant funding, funding has been secured until March 2026
Role Salary & benefits: Competitive, based on location and grading levels of the host organisation. Pending the location of the successful candidate, arrangements for consultant employment arrangements may be required. We offer a competitive salary plus benefits, including health insurance, vacation, maternity/paternity leave, and other similar employment protection.
Role Type: Coordination/Project and people management
Role Location: Applicants with the right to work in any country within the Asia Pacific may apply (with the exception of Mainland China). There is a preference for this position to be based in South or Southeast Asia, reflective of the membership they will work with.
Role Flexibility: This role is full-time and equivalent to 5 days a week, with flexibility to adjust working hours as it regularly requires outside of normal office hours availability.
Reports to: Matrix management systems may be in place, however, primary workflow and line management will be held by the BFFP Global Coordinator.
Direct Reports: Matrix management systems may apply, with overseeing workflow management for staff assigned to the Asia Pacific (currently up to 6)
The Break Free From Plastic (BFFP) Asia Pacific Regional Coordinator is responsible for the coordination of strategies, program and movement within the region - with a focus on South Asia, Southeast Asia and Oceania. The role delivers interdisciplinary programs and supports the development of a strong, vibrant and resilient movement in the region. The Asia Pacific Regional Coordinator will ensure the delivery - and sustainability of work and the movement in the region, co-creating and collaborating with BFFP members in the region, in alignment with BFFP coordination teams around the world and with management oversight of the Asia Pacific Coordination Team.
No day will ever be the same!
1. Ensure the BFFP AP Strategy is delivered in alignment with the BFFP Global Strategy and regional members priorities.
2. Build the strength of the BFFP movement in the Asia Pacific region
3. Identify and develop collaborations and partnerships with allies and key stakeholders in line with programmatic and project priorities. People and Program management
4. Other duties and responsibilities as assigned and agreed with the Global Coordinator
This role will need to be able to maintain a range of different relationships - many which will be remote and online, some that will be ‘internal’ and some that are key target audiences.
Desirable (one or more of the following)
We are committed to equal employment opportunity principles and to provide all employees with a safe work environment free from discrimination and harassment. We welcome you regardless of your gender identity, sexual orientation, ethnicity, religion, age, physical ability, or any other status unrelated to the performance of the job. People from historically marginalized groups are strongly encouraged to apply.
If you meet some of the criteria - we encourage you to apply, even if you don't meet all of them. We understand that long lists can be overwhelming and that some candidates might hesitate if they don't meet every single criterion.
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No calls, please. Deadline of submission is on 13 October 2023, please consider applying ASAP as qualified applicants will be screened and shortlisted immediately, and the position may be filled before the deadline. Should you have further questions about the role, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.