Senior Programme Manager - Just Coal Transition Platform

  • Location
    Bangkok, Thailand
  • Sector
    Non Profit
  • Experience
    Mid Career
  • Posted
    Aug 24

Position description

Under direct supervision of the Fund Director and in coordination with the  Senior Fund and Program Managers, and the ETP Secretariat, the incumbent, supported by the Platform Secretariat team, will be responsible for performing the following tasks:


A. Platform implementation and management

  • Lead the establishment and management of the Platform Secretariat team and the partnerships directly and indirectly contributing to the Platform and its activities. 

  • Oversee, guide, and manage the Platform, including all of its activities and structures, agreements and coordination arrangements, including annual forums, learning academy, thematic committees, twinning arrangements, governance meetings and all other activities of the Platform. 

  • Guide the Platform’s technical, financial, programming and coordination functions and  execute the Platform’s implementation plans in collaboration with partners as defined in the Platform’s Project Implementation Manual to ensure timely delivery of the Platform’s activities.

  • Ensure effective relationship management with the Platform’s partners and establish and maintain productive relationships with the Platform stakeholders, regularly expanding the stakeholder relationships. 

  • Set up the arrangements for the Platform, including its Thematic Committees and provide guidance for effective operation of the committees in collaboration with their thematic leads, and ensure that the set objectives, performance measurements, standards and results meet the Platform’s anticipated results expectations providing and complementing time execution of the Committee's services.

  • Design and implement twinning programmes to foster the anticipated exchange of knowledge, experience and good practices crowding in and nurturing collaboration with partners and oversee the execution of these arrangements in view of the expected results.

  • Manage and facilitate the preparation of programme documents and terms of reference for contractors, consultants, staff of the Platform Secretariat among other specific contracting services required to deliver Platform’s activities.

  • Ensuring that the governing arrangement meet the expectations of the Platform partners, arrange for the Governing Body events and support the Governing Body in all of its activities by providing secretariat services for the Governing Body, enabling the greater range of members’ participation in the Platform.

  • Develop the Platform’s sustainability plan, which will set the path for the Platform to move to its permanent institutional arrangement, including financing arrangements and agree on these with the governing body.

  • Coordinate and ensure alignment of the Platform’s activities and coherence with other just transition facilities in Southeast Asia.

  • Act as a go-to-coordinator for the Platform, represent the Platform Secretariat, provide leadership in expansion of the Platform’s relevance and effectiveness and expanding its partnerships and reach and oversee the Platform’s capacity to meet its results expectations as a coordinator of Just Transition programs in the region, strategizing and implementing relevant plans and activities. 


B. Operations Planning and Oversight

  • Prepare timely and accurate project tracking, analysis of outputs and reporting in close coordination with ETP Fund Management and Support Services.

  • Plan, develop and manage the project personnel/technical experts with the skills to implement effective communication strategy in engaging with all relevant stakeholders and managing the knowledge resources of the Platform.

  • Develop and submit reports on the activities of the Platform, including quarterly, Semi- and Annual reports that contain its results-based monitoring framework, budget utilisation and resource planning updates, and reports on the events and plans. 

  • Take responsibility for the implementation of the JCT Platform implementation and daily operational running in accordance with its terms of reference in all aspects, continually providing innovative and agile leadership, including for capturing emerging opportunities to generate greater impact.


C. Organization of Platform meetings, capacity-building events and arrangement of logistical support

  • Plan and organize platform meetings, local workshops, and learning academy meetings for the Platform’s relevant stakeholder groups in close collaboration with partners.

  • Provide effective and timely logistic support for the organization of Platform’s events, workshops and meetings. 


D. Knowledge Management and Innovation 

  • Lead the development and maintain oversight of the ETP/JCT online platform and relevant databases.

  • Contribute to the development and introduction of innovation to ensure ETP/JCT and UNOPS is continually incorporating best practice approaches.

  • Contribute to the dissemination and sharing of best practices and lessons learned for corporate development planning and knowledge building.

  • Plan, implement and organise capacity building of personnel, partners and stakeholders.


E. Other Assignments

  • Perform other tasks and responsibilities as assigned by the Director of ETP.




  • An advanced university degree (Master’s Degree or equivalent) preferably in Economics, Political Science, Social Sciences, Energy Studies, Project Management, Humanities, or related field is required.

  • A first-level university degree (Bachelor’s or equivalent) in above-mentioned fields with two (2) additional years of relevant experience may be considered in lieu of an advanced degree or higher degrees.

  • PRINCE 2 or similar project management certification will be an asset.



  • A minimum seven (7) years of relevant project/programme management experience in leading/coordinating project implementation or related areas with an advanced degree is required.

  • Within relevant experience in coordinating complex environments, multiple and diverse stakeholder groups, generating coherency and collaboration, experience working in an international organization or internationally (working outside the country of origin)  is required.


The following experiences are desirable, but not essential:

  • Experience in just transition issue analysis or related development issues. 

  • Experience in administration, strategic planning and management, strategic liaison, donor or Partners coordination.

  • Experience in a senior management or advisory role.

  • Experience implementing strategic guidance on behalf of high-level officials.

  • Experience working in developing countries.

  • Experience in planning and applying Health & Safety procedures.

  • Experience in risk management for infrastructure implementation projects.

  • Experience in just energy transition.

  • Experience in the region of programme operation.

  • Experience working in UN agencies and/or UNOPS.



Fluency in English is essential.

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