• Full Time
  • Anywhere

GAIA Asia Pacific


GAIA is a worldwide alliance of more than 800 grassroots groups, non-governmental organizations, and individuals in over 90 countries whose ultimate vision is a just, Zero Waste world built on respect for ecological limits and community rights, where people are free from the burden of toxic pollution, and resources are sustainably conserved, not burned or dumped.  We recognize that our planet’s finite resources, fragile biosphere, and the health of people and other living beings are endangered by polluting and inefficient production practices, and health-threatening disposal methods. Because of this, we oppose incinerators, landfills, and other end-of-pipe interventions. Our goal is clean production and creating a closed-loop, materials-efficient economy where all products are reused, repaired, or recycled.


The Capacity Building and Training Officer will provide the overall support for training and communication to network members, collaborators, stakeholders and staff with regard to Zero Waste implementation, plastics reduction, anti-incineration, waste workers rights, financing and organizational development. This will include designing and providing training to its network members,  local government waste managers, and communities affected by incinerators and plastics pollution. 

Reporting: Working under the direction of the Executive Director, the Regional Capacity Building and Training Officer will closely coordinate with the program team. The officer will be part of the Network and Movement Building Unit. The officer will have the opportunity to work and learn with other units in our global network.

Duration: A full-time regular position subject to a probationary period.

Location: This position will require a hybrid work setup with a combination of remote work and in-person meetings and events (involving local and international travel).

Responsibilities: The scope of the position includes but is not limited to the following responsibilities:

  • Curriculum Development
  • Develop curriculums and design training modules and identify learning approaches to meet the learning objectives of target participants based on the needs of the programs in coordination with program leads, members and/or consultants
  • Build a  knowledge management system  in coordination with program officers—especially on data and information management— which can be transformed into various training materials (i.e. presentation slides, reports, articles, etc.) 
  • Lead coordination with and management of external consultants for materials development (e.g. presentation slides, training tools, video production), as needed

  • Training Management
  • Identify and meet training requirements  with program leads and collaborators
  • Lead in inviting participants, speakers and suppliers
  • Help maintain a database of trainers and other resource persons
  • Develop Terms of References (TORs) and contracts for collaborators, speakers, suppliers, and/or consultants 
  • Where necessary identify and manage consultants to provide technical and institutional support for the requirements of the capacity-building activities including conferences, and learning tours, among others.

  • Program Management
  • Coordinate with program leads, collaborators, members, local government, and other stakeholders
  • Prepare annual program reports and project reports 
  • Ensure training and communication to the participating communities are undertaken in respect of planned activities and project deliverables
  • Collaborate with the program team, project management lead, and OD and HR lead in the preparation of annual work plans and budgets ensuring that they reflect all relevant capacity-building aspects for campaigns, projects, and staff development. 
  • Perform any other tasks related to capacity building, planning and implementation


  • The ideal candidate will have a bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience, and 3+ years working on program management, curriculum development and training management for staff, community organizations, policymakers, and other stakeholders
  • Understand the waste, environment, climate  and policy issues at local, national and regional levels
  • Ability to work effectively in a highly collaborative team environment
  • Have knowledge of digital tools and office applications for learning engagement
  • Ability to perform and prioritize multiple tasks
  • Excellent communication, facilitation, listening and report writing skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills including demonstrated communication and project management skills 
  • Passion for social and environmental justice


Interested candidates should complete the form through this link ( no later than September 30, 2023.

The position will be open until filled; the first round of interviews will commence immediately. 

GAIA is an equal-opportunity employer. This is a full-time, non-exempt position. Salary is commensurate to qualifications and experience, based on experience. Benefits are competitive for a mid-sized environmental and social justice group based in the Philippines.

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