Regional Learning and Networking (RLN) Coordinator

  • Posted on 26 February 2021

Job Description

Position Title Regional Learning and Networking (RLN) Coordinator

Long Term / Short Term Fixed Term – Two years with possibility of extension

Place of Work Partnerships for Infrastructure (P4I) Hub (Bangkok)

Salary 100-110,000 BHT/month

Reports To Head of Program Delivery and Performance

Program Background

Partnerships for Infrastructure (P4I) is Australia’s new flagship infrastructure initiative for Southeast Asia. The goal of this regional initiative is to contribute to quality infrastructure development that drives inclusive growth in Southeast Asia.

P4I has three core themes: infrastructure planning and prioritisation; procurement; and sector policy and regulation. It will also focus on the crosscutting issues of climate change, disaster risk reduction, gender equality and social inclusion. P4I will provide flexible support to Southeast Asian partner governments (Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Thailand, Timor-Leste and Vietnam) and ASEAN through government-to-government partnerships, high-calibre private sector advisory services, and knowledge-sharing and networking activities.

P4I commenced in December 2020 and will operate initially for three and a half years (2020-21 to 2023-24). It will be delivered collaboratively by One Team comprising DFAT and four Delivery Partner organisations (Ernst and Young, Adam Smith International, The Asia Foundation and Ninti One). Under this model, the Executive Director (a DFAT officer) and Delivery Partner personnel will function as a single team. This will include a core team located together in the P4I Hub in Bangkok, Thailand.

Alongside government partnerships and technical advisory services, regional learning and networking (RLN) will be one of P4I’s main delivery modalities. P4I will work with DFAT to ensure RLN activities build awareness of and engagement with P4I across SEA and in Australia, and bolsters Australia’s reputation on infrastructure in the region. P4I will support the creation of networking, knowledge sharing and learning opportunities among ministers, officials, civil society and private sector representatives, P4I Delivery Partner Organisations and/or other relevant experts/organisations. Virtual RLN engagements will play a particularly important role while COVID-19 travel restrictions remain in place.

Job Specification

The Regional Learning and Networking (RLN) Coordinator will work closely with the P4I Executive Director, Head of Program Delivery and Performance, Head of Technical Advisory, Delivery Partner organisations and other P4I Hub staff to help deliver the Regional Learning and Networking Plan (RLNP). The RLN Coordinator will be responsible for ensuring that RLN activities are well planned, adequately resourced, and effectively delivered.

The responsibilities of the position will include, but not be limited to:

  • Assist with maintaining an iterative forward calendar of activities;
  • Assist with identifying and assessing the performance of RLN opportunities, both in the form of activities and events led by others and those that P4I could initiate
  • Take a significant role in planning and delivering RLN activities, which are expected to change in nature during COVID-19 and post-COVID-19 periods.
  1. COVID-19 period: greater emphasis on virtual learning opportunities, events and engagements, as well as limited in-country delivery where permitted; and
  2. Post-COVID-period: a mixture of in-person and virtual learning opportunities, engagements and events, in multiple countries in SEA and Australia.
  • Prepare materials, and work with P4I Hub staff to organise event logistics and provide coordination before, during and after events, as required.

Qualifications and Experience

  • Degree in a relevant field (such as business, communications, development studies, economics, or law). A post-graduate degree would be preferred.
  • Experience of design and management of learning and networking events for the private sector, government and/or in academia.
  • Experience in the economic governance and/or infrastructure sector preferred.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills and a track-record in delivering reports and presentations to a high standard.
  • Excellent computer skills, with the ability to creatively transform prose into graphics and compelling visual displays (minimum of MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint)
  • Experience in running and managing online/virtual events.
  • Demonstrated experience with the use of multimedia tools to communicate information and facilitate knowledge sharing highly desirable.

Personal Attributes

  • Willingness to travel regularly for events throughout the region.
  • Demonstrated capacity to work collegially with partner organisations and international staff.
  • Demonstrated commitment to gender equality, youth empowerment, disability inclusion and Do No Harm principles.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills in English. Working proficiency in additional Southeast Asian languages is desirable.

How to Apply

Interested applicants are requested to submit a CV and a short covering note in an email to nick.martinez@adamsmithinternational.com. Unfortunately, due to high application volume, only short-listed applicants will be contacted. Applications close 26 March 2021.

About the Organization

Adam Smith International is a global advisory company that works locally to transform lives by making economies stronger, societies more stable, and governments more effective. Our clients are governments, international organisations, companies, and foundations. They come to us to develop strategies and to design, deliver and evaluate programmes that address the big challenges facing the world.

As a company with experience of delivering lasting results, including in fragile states and where there is conflict, we are prepared to manage a high level of risk to achieve our purpose. For nearly three decades in almost 100 countries, we have been working in partnership with governments, the private sector and civil society in countries at all stages of development.

Our core team of staff and technical experts, in offices around the world, ensures the quality of delivery and high ethical standards that we and our clients require. We bring together a global network of specialist experts, who contribute their experience and know-how, where and when it is needed.

ASI is owned and operated by its employees. We are committed to corporate integrity and a triple bottom line of social, environmental and financial performance. That is the way we work, and that commitment was formally recognised when we became a certified B Corp. The certification indicates we balance profit and purpose through the highest standards of transparency and accountability as well as social and environmental performance. We are also a participant in the UN Global Compact, which certifies our respect for standards of human rights, labour, environment, and anti-corruption. By sharing our knowledge and experience, we help to improve learning in our industry, as well as the positive impact we can have on people’s lives. We are strategic, operational, and on a mission to take on global challenges.

Adam Smith International (Australia) Pty Ltd is a wholly owned subsidiary of Adam Smith International. It was established in February 2012 as the company’s Asia Pacific regional office, responsible for leading business development and project delivery across the region. Current locations of operations outside Australia include Laos, Mongolia, Myanmar, Papua New Guinea (PNG), Samoa, Solomon Islands, Timor-Leste, Tuvalu, Vanuatu and Vietnam. ASEAN more broadly is serviced by a regional hub in Thailand.

Headquartered in Sydney, the company’s Asia Pacific office is responsible for the management of our portfolio of projects funded by the Australian Aid Programme (managed by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade), the New Zealand Aid Programme (managed by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade) and other donors. Our team is engaged in business development, project management and consulting activities across a range of sectors including private sector development, governance, agriculture and agribusiness, human development, extractive industry regulations and infrastructure development.

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