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Program Officer I, Transportation

Job Title: Program Officer I, Transportation
Location:
Beijing, China
Report To:
Senior Program Director, Transportation

SUMMARY:

As part of the Transportation Program, the Program Officer I (PO) will focus on the policy and technology development and pilots of next-generation infrastructure to support zero emissions vehicle transformation and next-generation grid system considering energy storage and renewable energy penetration, covering Electric Vehicle (EV) charging, fuel cell vehicle refueling, smart charging, V2G, parking management, land use, urban infrastructure planning, and green financial investment, etc. The PO is responsible for supporting the Senior Program Director (PD) to develop strategies, raise funding, build partner networks, and develop and manage a grants portfolio to achieve the program’s goals. He/she will support the PD to develop and manage budget and spending plan, represent the program internally and externally, interface with individual grantees and supervise Program Associate (PA) when applicable. He/she will work with the program team including PD, other POs, and PAs, and collaborates with other program teams. PO’s responsibilities are categorized as: Grants and Projects Development and Management, Strategy Development and Fundraising, Collaborations, Partnership and General Management.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

Grants and Projects Development and Management

  • AssistPDtomanage budget, andtodevelop an attainable spending plan that supports the implementation of program strategy;
  • Work with PD to identify and select grantees/partners, design project plans with grantees/partners to assure project goals and deliverables are in line with program goals and strategies;
  • Oversee grant making process for the assigned grants, review grants applications, and approve grants in EFC’s grants management system timely;
  • Monitor project progress with support from Program Associates, provide on-going support to grantees to ensure desirable deliverables and outcomes;
  • Provide timely updates to PD on the assigned grants and projects;
  • Conduct grant-level evaluations for the assigned grants annually and make adjustments accordingly to improve project effectiveness and efficiency;
  • Support grant auditing and assure full compliance with EFC policies and regulations both in China and in the US.   

Strategy Development and Fundraising

  • Support PD to develop program/initiative strategies that are in alignment with EF China vision, and refresh the strategies according to the field trend;
  • Develop and update logic models annually with PD to support program strategies implementation in response to the field dynamics;
  • Work with PD to propose program budget in line with program/initiative strategies;
  • Continuously seek opportunities to expand knowledge and experience in building domain expertise to ensure the thought leadership in the assigned areas;
  • Support PD in developing, reviewing and coordinating the submission of proposals and reports to funders in coordination with SF office;
  • Assist PD to prepare funder engagement materials such as newsletters, policy analysis, partner updates and invitations to conferences/workshops and study tours.

Collaborations

  • Proactively identify opportunities for initiative or project level collaboration, and work closely with related program staff and other programs to deliver the impact;
  • Work closely with Communications team to effectively communicate the program or initiatives/projects related messages to various stakeholders;
  • Share knowledge, expertise, critical information and networks with other colleagues.

Partnership

  • Identify and cultivate valuable partners, including grantees, policy makers, opinion leaders, funding partners, commercial partners and other experts or leaders in the field;
  • Build and maintain trust and relationships with partners for better collaboration;
  • Share knowledge, expertise, critical information and networks with partners to increase support and demonstrate shared purpose;
  • Provide thought leadership in some areas and/or provide support to partners in the field with the shared purpose of growing the field.     

General Management

  • Help PD to foster team spirit and a learning atmosphere within the team;
  • Guide and support Program Associate’s development;
  • Assist PD to prepare reporting materials, such as the program updates, reports and work plan to the board and regulators;
  • Undertake additional tasks and responsibilities as assigned by PD; and
  • Back up other colleagues as needed.

This job description reflects the assignment of essential functions, it does not prescribe or restrict the tasks that may be assigned.

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:

  • Education: Master’s degree or equivalent,preferably in a related field: transportation, environment, power and grid, urban planning, etc.
  • Working experience: Above 8 years of related experience, or equivalent combination of education and experience. Strong interest and knowledge in policy researches on air quality, climate change and energy issues related to zero emissions transportation preferred; Experience in next-generation infrastructure will be a plus. 
  • Language: Chinese native speaker; excellent command of spoken and written English.
  • Communication: ability to communicate logically and articulate key messages/points with clear structure and fact-based supporting arguments, listen actively to audience’s purpose, and communicate effectively in public.
  • Project management: ability to propose project direction, lay out project plan with milestones, timelines and tracking mechanisms, and to accomplish the project on time and in good quality.
  • Problem solving: ability to define and prioritize the key issues when facing complex situations, make analysis with logical reasoning, propose possible solutions and resolve some complicated issues independently.
  • Networking: ability to initiate partnership, cultivate networks and deepen the relationships with key stakeholders to effectively leverage resources.

SUCCESS FACTORS:

  • Ethical Behavior/Integrity – Demonstrates principled performance and sound ethics, showing consistency among principles, values and behaviors to build trust and credibility internally and externally.
  • Mission-driven/Initiative –Inspired by the organization's vision and mission, and take actions with ownership, can-do attitude and proactive mindset.
  • Team Spirits – Collaboratively works toward solutions, which benefit all involved. parties; willingly cooperate with others to accomplish team/organization objectives.
  • Self-motivated and disciplined – Goal-oriented with strong motivation to set benchmark of high-quality work and keep learning and improving independently.

Please email a cover letter and resume, with subject line "Application for CTP PO I", to jobs@efchina.org.

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