NUS is looking for a project coordinator for SE Asian Corporate Leaders Initiative on Climate Change [SEAChange]:
Position: Project Coordinator – SEAChange Roundtable 2011
Employment period: November 2010 – May 2011
Closing Date: 12 November 2010
The SE Asian Corporate Leaders Initiative on Climate Change (SEAChange) will convene CEOs and senior business leaders from leading Southeast Asian and international companies who believe that there is an urgent need to develop new and longer‐term policies to tackle climate change.
Sponsored by the Centre on Asia and Globalisation at the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy with support from the British High Commission of Singapore, SEAChange plans to host a half-day roundtable for business leaders in early 2011. The roundtable will explore what policies and practices are needed to meet the scale of the threat posed by climate change, and to grasp the business opportunities created by moving to a low carbon economy.
Your role will be to project manage the organisation of and follow-up from this roundtable.
You will be based in the Centre on Asia and Globalisation and will work closely with the British High Commission in Singapore; British Embassies throughout the region; and the Corporate Leaders’ Group on Climate Change based at the University of Cambridge, UK.
Support the overall lead of the SEAChange initiative in organising a roundtable event for 20-25 business leaders primarily, with participation from select government officials and civil society representatives.
Manage relationships with invitees, keynote speakers and other participants; • Contribute to the design of the roundtable programme;
Liaise with partners, sponsors and suppliers of services for the event; • Produce and distribute material relating to the roundtable;
Lead on the logistical arrangements including booking meeting rooms, arranging catering and related requirements such as hotel accommodation; and
Collate action points from the roundtable event and manage follow-up.
Required education, skills, abilities:
BA or BSc degree with proven interest and experience in environmental sustainability and climate change issues
High level organisational skills and a demonstrated capacity to act independently within established guidelines using sound judgment and discretion
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Other: The position is only open to those with Singapore citizenship or PR. Please send a cover letter and resume to: Sumi Dhanarajan – firstname.lastname@example.org by 12 November 2010.