Program Officer at Communications & Outreach Division - SupChina

Program Officer at Communications & Outreach Division

Asia-Pacific Network for Sustainable Forest Management and Rehabilitation (APFNet)
March 14, 2018
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We are currently seeking a highly-motivated Program Officer to join COD to support these and other policy dialogue and outreach programs, to be based in Beijing, China. The candidate will gain insight and experience on international relations and policy development in the forestry sector in the Asia-Pacific region.

This is a fulltime position. The candidate should be able to commit to a period of at least one year. Payment is commensurate to the candidate's qualifications and experience.

Tasks and responsibilities:

  • Supporting the Policy Dialogue Coordinator and COD Program Manager in the management of policy dialogue programs - this includes coordination with stakeholders, technical reporting, event management and communications.
  • Supporting the management of other policy dialogue programs;
  • Supporting knowledge sharing projects and publications under policy dialogue programs;
  • Supporting the Partnerships Coordinator in APFNet outreach activities, including high-level visits and events;
  • Organizational support of project events (workshops, meetings, trainings, etc.); and
  • Other duties as assigned by the COD Director.

Prospective candidates require:

  • At minimum an undergraduate degree preferably in environmental studies or forestry (preferably with a focus on forest policy, international forestry or conservation biology), international development or other field related to environmental management; Master’s degree preferred;
  • Native English speaker or native fluency, spoken and written Chinese language skills a bonus;
  • Excellent English writing skills, strong ability to analyze and summarize information;
  • Experience in project management and communications is strongly preferred;
  • Team player with self-management and organizational skills;
  • Strong attention to detail; and
  • Excellent proficiency in Microsoft Office programs.

How to apply

Interested candidates should send a CV, cover letter and writing sample to Ms. Anna Finke ([email protected]) and Ms. Liu Wei ([email protected]) by 30 April 2018. Due to the expected high volume of applicants, only shortlisted applicants will be contacted for interviews.

The Asia-Pacific Network for Sustainable Forest Management and Rehabilitation (APFNet) is an international non-profit organization dedicated to advancing sustainable forest management and rehabilitation in the Asia-Pacific region. Proposed by China and co-sponsored by Australia and the United States, the creation of APFNet was agreed during the 2007 Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Economic Leader’s Meeting in Sydney, and the organization was officially launched in 2008. APFNet operates according to four activity pillars: policy dialogue, demonstration projects, capacity building and information sharing. Further information can be found on

The Communication and Outreach Division (COD) is mainly responsible for carrying out the organization’s institutional communication activities, as well as programs and activities under APFNet’s pillars on policy dialogue and information sharing. Policy dialogue programs include activities under the APEC Meeting of Ministers Responsible for Forestry, the Greater Central Asia Forestry Cooperation Mechanism and the Asia-Pacific Forestry Planning Network.

The Forestry Planning Network (FPN) is an informal knowledge network under the policy dialogue pillar of APFNet that aims to strengthen national economy-level forestry planning processes in the Asia-Pacific region, through experience exchange, capacity building and the provision of technical support.

The APFNet Transboundary Wildlife Conservation Initiative (@Wild) in the Greater Mekong Subregion aims to provide regional policy makers with opportunities to coordinate their wildlife protection efforts and increase structured information sharing on a cross-departmental and cross-boundary level.