Program Manager (Asia)

Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI)

Bangkok, , TH


The overall responsibilities of the Programme Manager are to undertake activities related to ongoing projects and support the development of new projects. Performance will be evaluated in annual reviews against this JD and SEI Asia Position Descriptions. The Programme Manager is reporting to the assigned Line Manager under overall supervision of the Centre Director.


Duties and responsibilities

Project management (70%)

  • Ensures the appropriate management of SEI Conference Support Facility grants by coordinating the development of criteria to assess proposals, assessment of proposals, inviting candidates for proposals, coordinating the review process, contracting and monitoring its implementation.
  • Coordinate and manage consultants to develop 2 Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) on human rights and gender equality, and utilise support of SEI experts and other partner experts.
  • Identify, formulate, and develop projects that further the aims and objectives of SEI.
  • Implement and coordinate projects and/or research work according to the work plans and available budgets, cooperate with and support colleagues from the project team to ensure the delivery on time and of the quality, and report progress in accordance with the SEI Project Manual and funder’s specification.
  • Develop and implement a monitoring and evaluation framework that will capture intended outcomes of projects as key measures of project success.
  • Coordinate and support policy engagement and communication activities, including the organisation and participation in relevant events, information dissemination through offline and online channels and production of publications.
  • Identify funding sources, lead or contribute to fundraising, and seek to secure funding for these projects and provide overall guidance for the junior members on project management, implementation and reporting, and monitoring and evaluation.

Centre development (20%)

  • Support the centre management and development upon request by SEI Asia Management Team.
  • Provide guidance to junior research staff porgramme/project management, support professional and career development for early career employees as appropriate.
  • In collaboration with the SEI Communications Team and the Centre Communications Coordinator, facilitate and support internal communications and outreach activities including e.g. presentations, speeches, dialogues and media articles in relations to programmes/projects managed.
  • Contribute to strengthening the relationship between Asia Centre with the host country (Thai government) and partnership with the host institute (Chulalongkorn University).

Other duties and responsibilities (10%)

  • Respect, implement and contribute to the development of the Institute policies, including the environment policy, different programs e.g. staff development, etc. and the Institute Code of Conducts.
  • Be a proactive team member, cooperating with and supporting colleagues in the research group or crossing the groups within the Centre; participate in crossing-centre communications.
  • Ensure exchange of ideas with relevant institutes, scientists and experts including other SEI Centres.

Additional duties

  • The Programme Manager is also expected to participate fully in team meetings and to undertake required administrative tasks including input to the employee meeting and centre reports (e.g. monthly highlights) as well as timesheets and financial report in relation to their work in a timely manner. The Programme Manager will provide support to the Centre Director on other tasks as assigned and will also actively engage in the annual performance review process.



  • At least a Master’s degree in Development Management, Business Management, or other related degrees.
  • Minimum of 5 years of working experience in project management in non-profit management sector.
  • Experience in developing a grant management system, from ideas inception to contracting.
  • Sound knowledge on Theory of Change and good experience in designing and implementing monitoring and evaluation framework for capturing progress of project outcomes achievement.
  • Ability to multitask with clear prioritisation and work under pressure.
  • Ability to perform engagements towards high-level policy making within government institutions, multilateral regional organizations, research institutes, non-profit organizations and private sector in Asia Region.
  • Strong interest and capacity to support colleagues in their development process, both as individuals and as a team.
  • Experience in working in international, multi-disciplinary research teams in policy environments, and with international partners.