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Climate Change and Sustainable Energy Program Manager

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Sectors Environmental, CSR & Sustainability
Location Kazakhstan
Town/City Head office of CAREC in Almaty, Kazakhstan
Type Fixed Term and Permanent Roles
Status Full Time
Level Senior Level
Deadline 15/08/2018
Company Name Regional Environmental Centre for Central Asia (CAREC)
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The Regional Environmental Centre for Central Asia (CAREC) is an independent, non-profit, non-political, international organization assisting the Central Asian governments, regional and international stakeholders in addressing environmental and sustainability challenges across Central Asia. By promoting dialogue and collaboration among all environmental stakeholders, CAREC has today become a leading regional knowledge hub in the field of environment and sustainable development recognized by national, regional and international partners.

CAMP4ASB is one of the largest projects, CAREC implements nowadays. The initiative is implemented and led by the Climate Change and Sustainable Energy Program Manager, who is responsible for the overall performance and management of the project at the regional level (Component 1, and Subcomponent 3.1). This means that up to 90% of the Program Manager’s time is dedicated to the CAMP4ASB project, while the remaining time is to be committed to the overall management of the CCSE program, maintaining its thematic directions and exploring new project opportunities at CAREC. Respective coordination between the CCSE related interventions, including CAMP4ASB project, shall be assured with all other CAREC programs.


CAREC announces the above-mentioned position with the following objectives and requirements:



·         Oversee the CCSE Program and Regional Coordination Unit (RCU) by ensuring overall functioning in the interests of the Program according to regulatory documents.

·         Administer operations of the CCSE/RCU according to the project tasks, coordinating with National Coordination Unit (NCU) offices.

·         Ensure that all inputs to the Program are directed towards achievement of outcomes that are in line with the CAREC corporate regulations and World Bank guidelines.

·         Ensure updates required to the CAMP4ASB POM are carried out in a timely fashion.

·         Ensure effective task performance for all priorities according to fixed quantitative and qualitative indicators (M&E logframe).

·         Take measures to provide the CCSE Program and RCU with qualified human resources, for the best use of knowledge and experiences and create a safe and favourable environment for the work and implementation of the duties.

·         Maintain a good reputation and network with the relevant ministries and departments in Central Asia, and promote a sub-regional cooperation.

.         Interact with all program stakeholders (Ministries, NGOs, Mass media, private sector) to assure an effective coordination and cooperation in the area of climate change and sustainable energy as well as CAMP4ASB.

·         Please, see detailed ToRs for other duties and responsibilities.



·         Higher education (PhD, Ms) obtained from the universities overseas in the field of environmental protection, energy, agriculture, social sciences, or sustainable development.

·         Experience in management positions and environmental management programs for at least 5 years; work experience in international organizations and interaction with multilateral development banks (WB) is an asset


·       Knowledge (and / or work experience) in the field of adaptation to climate change, promotion of technologies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, energy efficiency, renewable energy sources, and integration of plans / programs for sustainable development and sustainable energy use (at the sectoral or local level);


·         Excellent analytical, research, and presentation skills, ability to think critically; excellent organizational skills – ability to prioritize and optimally use time and resources to achieve goals;

·         Fluency in English both in written and orally, including excellent speaking skills and interpersonal communication, with the proven ability to synthesize information and outreach effectively to all levels of target groups; Knowledge of Russian is an asset;

·         Ability to work in a multidisciplinary and multicultural team environment, with a good experience in creating and maintaining effective relationships with various stakeholders;

·         Flexible approach to work - ability to cooperate and work with various programs;


·         Preparedness for business trips to the countries of the Central Asia and beyond.


Interested candidates are required to send:


-          Detailed CV in English and Russian;

-          A cover letter in Russian and English (not more than two pages);


by e-mail: asatybaldina@carececo.org before 15 August, 2018.


Please indicate the job title “Climate Change and Sustainable Energy Program Manager/ CAMP4ASB RCU Coordinator” in the subject line of your message.


Detailed Terms of Reference is available through the link.


Please note that only short-listed candidates will be contacted. 

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