|Job Title||Break Free From Plastic (BFFP) Asia Pacific Project Coordinator – Waste Trade|
|Role Duration||August 2021 – July 2024 (subject to annual renewal as funding dependent)|
|Role Salary & benefits||Competitive|
|Role Type||Full Time – equivalent to 5 days a week for an initial one-year term.|
Based on the host organisation’s office location, some working from home arrangements may be accommodated. This position is open to all nationalities from the Asia Pacific region, and location is dependent on where the successful candidate resides, with a preference for India, Malaysia, Thailand, Vietnam, or Indonesia
Flexible working hours are required
▪ As this role works across time zones, working hours will frequently be outside of normal office hours. This includes work on weekends.
|Reports To||The Project Coordinator will report to the Asia Pacific Coordinator and be responsive to the project teams established from BFFP members for the project.|
|Direct Reports||This role will have supervisory responsibilities for Asia Pacific Projects Communications Officer; consultants and third-party suppliers.|
The Break Free From Plastic (BFFP) Asia Pacific Projects Coordinator is responsible for the collaborative planning, coordination of implementation, and evaluation of a BFFP focus project in the Asia Pacific. The role supports the development of the campaigns, engagement with the BFFP movement, and strengthens the capacity of members in the Asia Pacific to synthesize activities and plans to maximize impact. The role provides project coordination support to these focus projects, ensuring alignment to BFFP’s key strategy (Tagaytay 2.0) and priorities for BFFP in the Asia Pacific. The BFFP movement is active in 17 countries in the Asia Pacific region – working with different languages, cultures and political systems.
◾ Working with strong Project Teams (from the BFFP Movement) to ensure that key campaigns deliver outcomes – winning key objectives of the focus projects
◾ Collaboration and co-creation with various BFFP stakeholders, for the achievement of Tagaytay 2.0, in line with the Asia Pacific and global priorities.
◾ Well-organized, coordinated, and accessible project delivery for the focus projects.
◾ Coordinate the project on waste trade – focused on the Asia Pacific, working in collaboration with a group of BFFP members to synergize plans and activities to maximize impact.
◽ Development and implementation support of project plans – including planning and scheduling of project timelines.
◽ Coordination of, and support to, the project teams – including project partners, team meetings, activities, and deliverables.
◽ Risk assessment including quality assurance and information security
◽ Resource planning and allocations – including overall project budget oversight and reporting
◽ Managing project administration, including all documentation.
◽ Build, strengthen and support the project partners teams (these teams acts as management for the projects)
◽ Identification of opportunities for the project to align with, or intersect with, other planned BFFP activities.
◾ Implement strong monitoring and reporting practices
◽ Monitoring activities and track progress/project performance
◽ Regular, scheduled evaluations and impact assessments
◽ Maintaining documentation, including budget tracking
◽ Providing regular updates to key stakeholders
◽ Ensuring regular external landscape scans are shared
◽ Leading the preparation of reports (grant, impact, other)
◽ Identifying and implementing opportunities to amplify project campaigns, activities, and messages within BFFP (in the Asia Pacific and through BFFP global networks)
◾ Build and facilitate strong relationships (liaison, engagement, and communications)
◽ Ensure strong relationships with project partners including research, identification and outreach to potential project partners
◽ Promote communications and information exchange between project participants and partners
◽ Maintain strong relationships with BFFP stakeholders
◽ Maintain strong relationships with funders
◽ Identify and engage potential new members for project participation
◽ Provide facilitation services as required to project partners/project team
◽ Build bridges with other relevant movements at national, regional and international levels
◾ Publicly represent the project and campaign to internal and external stakeholders , including:
◽ Developing and maintaining relationships with key external stakeholders, including movement allies, politicians, corporate CEOs, funders as necessary
◽ Stand as campaign spokesperson in public events, media conferences, meetings, etc
◾ Contribute as part of the Asia Pacific and Global BFFP Teams
◽ Co-supervise the work of the Project Communications Officer
◽ Ensuring the alignment of progress to BFFP broader strategies, global and Asia Pacific focused.
◽ Participation as a member of the Asia Pacific Coordination team and BFFP global team
◽ Any other duties as delegated by the Asia Pacific Coordinator or Global Coordinator
This position supports BFFP building strong relationships throughout the movement. This includes those dedicated solely to BFFP work, and those for whom, BFFP is a contribution, rather than a key focus. This role will need to be able to maintain a range of different relationships – many which will be remote and online.
◾ Focus Project partners and project teams
◾ BFFP Asia Pacific Coordination Team and various Asia Pacific national points of contact
◾ BFFP Communications Hub
◾ Global Coordination Team and coordination teams in other regions
◾ BFFP Corporate Campaigns coordinator
◾ Fiscal Sponsor/Host Organisation (tbc)
◾ Project Funders, potential donors and supporters.
◾ Suppliers and contractors
◾ At least five years of experience in project coordination, campaign coordination and/or management role, preferably with an international non-profit/people’s organization or network;
◾ Ability to speak or write in other regional languages.
◾ Collaborative team player with strong interpersonal communication skills and demonstrated experience in working with people from different cultures and nationalities in the region
|All participants in BFFP hold ourselves accountable to the following values:|
◾ Trust & Respect
◾ Distributed Leadership
◾ Resilience & collaboration
◾ Diversity, inclusion & equity
◾ Being Adaptive and Responsive
◾ Ensuring Transparency in decision making and Accountability in our work
◾ Upholding and respecting Confidentiality as required
◾ Direct Communication is encouraged in conflict resolution
◾ Openness and Flexibility.
Our Movement Values
Our Relational Values
◾ Commitment to Self-Transformation (walk the talk)
Our Issue Values – in our issues, we value:
◾ Being Strategic and Goal Oriented
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
About Break Free From Plastic
#breakfreefromplastic is a global movement envisioning a future free from plastic pollution. We believe in a world where the land, sky, oceans, and water is home to an abundance of life, not an abundance of plastic, and where the air we breathe, the water we drink and the food we eat is free of toxic by-products of plastic pollution.
Our vision is a world where the principles of environmental justice, social justice, public health, and human rights led government policy, not the demands of elites and corporations. This is a future we believe in and are creating together. We come together with a common goal – to bring systemic change through a holistic approach tackling plastic pollution across the whole plastics value chain, focusing on prevention rather than cure, and providing effective solutions. Read More about our Principles here
About the project:
Demanding Corporate Accountability for Plastic Sachets Pollution in Asia project is to develop and implement coordinated campaigns calling for the end of single-use plastic sachets in Asia, based on the results of rigorous research, data, and campaign planning and implemented by member groups and country alliances of BFFP in Asia. The countries of focus are the Philippines, Indonesia, and Vietnam. A regional focus is South Asia. There is also a need to target European countries and worldwide pending finalization of project plans.
Qualified applicants should email a cover letter, resume, two writing samples or links to work portfolio, expected salary in USD, and two references to “Hiring Manager” at firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject: “BFFP Asia Pacific Project Coordinator – Waste trade” by August 15, 2021.
This position will be open until filled. Screening and interviews will begin after the deadline. Resumes without cover letters will not be considered. Please do not contact BFFP directly with questions or inquiries. Thank you!