Job opening: Junior Programme Coordinator

Posting Title:

Junior Programme Coordinator


UNEP-Tongji Institute of Environment for Sustainable Development (IESD)



Posting Period:

8 June 2022 - 20 June 2022


Assists in the coordination with international organisations, over the development, implementation and evaluation of assigned programmes/projects; monitors and analyses programme/project development and implementation; reviews relevant documents and reports; identifies problems and issues to be addressed and proposes corrective actions; liaises with relevant parties; identifies and tracks follow-up actions.

Performs consulting assignments, in collaboration with partners, by planning and organising conferences, forums, workshops, through other interactive sessions and assisting in developing the action plan, facilitates related application and finance procedure.

Provides substantive support to consultative visits and other meetings, conferences, including agenda topics, identifying participants, preparation of legal documents and presentations, as well as onsite support.

Assists in the preparation of written outputs, e.g. drafts background papers, event concept notes, new release, forum summary, etc., and adapts the contents as well as format for website, social media and internal reporting.


PROFESSIONALISM: Shows pride in work and in achievements; demonstrates professional competence and mastery of subject matter; is conscientious and efficient in meeting commitments, observing deadlines and achieving results; is motivated by professional rather than personal concerns; shows persistence when faced with difficult problems or challenges; remains calm in stressful situations. Takes responsibility for incorporating gender perspectives and ensuring the equal participation of women and men in all areas of work.

TEAMWORK: Works collaboratively with colleagues to achieve organizational goals; solicits input by genuinely valuing others’ ideas and expertise; is willing to learn from others; places team agenda before personal agenda; supports and acts in accordance with final group decision, even when such decisions may not entirely reflect own position; shares credit for team accomplishments and accepts joint responsibility for team shortcomings.

CREATIVITY: Actively seeks to improve programmes or services; offers new and different options to solve problems or meet client needs; promotes and persuades others to consider new ideas; takes calculated risks on new and unusual ideas; thinks “outside the box”; takes an interest in new ideas and new ways of doing things; is not bound by current thinking or traditional approaches.


Advanced university degree (full time Master’s degree or above) in sustainable development, environmental science, social science, political science, economics English studies, or other relevant background; foreign (overseas) degrees must provide the Authentication from the Ministry of Education of China;


1. Chinese nationals

2. Experience in international research project or programme management is desirable.


Working level of English; Knowledge of another official United Nations language is desirable.


120,000 to 150,000RMB annually (before tax) + bonus based on the performance evaluation

Contact Information:


Please scan the QR Code below to finish the application form and send your CV (both Chinese and English) to,

About IESD:

UNEP-Tongji Institute of Environment for Sustainable Development (IESD), jointly established by United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and Tongji University in 2002, has served as a strategic think-tank for UNEP, an inter-disciplinary platform for Tongji University and contributed significantly for environment and sustainable development from three main pillars – education, research and outreach. IESD has the mandate to mainstream environment and sustainable development into higher education, to promote research, education and South-South Cooperation on the environment and sustainability, to enhance the service of science and technology to policy-making and implementation, and to provide tailored solutions to the Southern countries.