The GAIA Asia Pacific secretariat is looking for a passionate and innovative person to fill the Asia Pacific Climate and Clean Energy (CCE) Campaign Associate post! As the CCE Campaign Associate, you will have the opportunity to catalyze a global shift towards Zero Waste by empowering grassroot communities in the region in fighting false solutions to waste problemsespecially waste incineration and co-incineration. This position will also play a crucial role in carving a systematic pathway for Zero Waste to be the mainstream solution in the region. Also, the roles assigned to you as an associate will help you learn from and share your expertise with environment organizations, fellow campaigners, and frontline communities. 

Reporting lines. The AP CCE Campaign Associate reports to the GAIA AP’s Climate and Clean Energy Campaign Officer and coordinates with GAIA AP’s Communication Officer, and is part of several internal working groups. 

Responsibilities. As the AP Climate and Clean Energy Associate, you will:

  • develop and organize knowledge management systems to create ease of access to  information and data related to the anti-incineration work of GAIAincluding, but not limited to, managing databases, producing data/factsheets and starter kits; 
  • manage and supervise projects on developing knowledge products (i.e. budget management and reporting, coordination with project consultants and members, etc);
  • provide member support with regards to information/data requests and working with different partners to increase visibility of grassroots work.
  • Implement capacity building activities for grassroots groups on effective on-the-ground organizing and campaigning
  • Facilitate and support anti-incineration cohort groups in the Asia Pacific region as part of movement building work, in tandem with the Climate and Clean Energy Campaign Officer and relevant country coordinator(s).

You are who we are looking for if you have:

  • Strong writing and communications skills. Knowing other regional languages is a plus.
  • At least 1 to 2 years experience in waste management work. Experience gained from an environmental non-profit or civil society organization is a plus.
  • Strong interest and experience in working for social and environmental justice groups and commitment to elevating the voices of the grassroots communities and members to global environmental discourse.
  • Knowledgeable or familiar with Zero Waste, plastics, anti-incineration, and/or climate issues. Relevant academic degrees on these topics are a plus.
  • Experience working with teams from diverse cultural backgrounds is considered as a plus point. 

Desirable qualifications:

  • Humble, honest, and hungry for personal and team growth.
  • Has a strong work ethic, agile, a team player, and is eager to learn.
  • System innovator, intuitive by nature, and comfortable to work under minimal supervision.
  • Adaptive to digital workspace and technologies; willing to try new approaches.
  • Organized at work, diligent, and persevering.
  • Has a positive attitude, is resilient, and committed to equity and equality, inclusivity, and diversity.
  • Flexible with working hours including outside regular work-hour calls with the global team. 
  • Willing to travel, as required, allowed, and needed for the job. In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, work-related travel is limited.

Location, Compensation, and Work Environment

This is a full-time position, equivalent to 5 days a week, for an initial commitment of two years.  This position is open to individuals based in the Asia Pacific region, and location is dependent on where the successful candidate resides.

We offer a competitive salary plus benefits, including healthcare package, paid vacation and sick leaves, and other similar employment protections. We take pride in our ability to support one another’s work in an atmosphere of mutual trust, transparency, and respect, and look forward to introducing the successful candidate to our welcoming and highly motivated team and members.


We are committed to equal employment opportunity principles and to providing all employees with a safe work environment free from discrimination and harassment. We welcome you regardless of your gender identity, sexual orientation, ethnicity, faith, age, physical ability, or any other status unrelated to the performance of the job. People from historically marginalized groups are strongly encouraged to apply.

To Apply:


  1. Updated resume and cover letter with your salary requirements;
  2. 2-3 references (IMPORTANT: 2 of your references must be your immediate supervisor or manager, or colleagues who worked closely with you in recent programs/projects/campaigns);
  3. At least 2 writing samples or references/links to programs/projects you led or spearheaded.

No calls, please. The position is open until filled; first round of applications will be reviewed beginning September 24, but consider applying ASAP. Qualified applicants will be screened and shortlisted immediately.