The ambition of the Foundation's work in China is threefold: to broaden the scope, the understanding and the adoption of the circular economy, with a view to enable better forms of economic growth. Our strategy revolves around four building blocks that have been at the core of the Foundation’s strategy, placing emphasis on high-level relationships, local demonstrators, and building capacity through communications, learning, insights and analysis.

  • Engage, exchange – Information exchange to bridge best practices between China and international examples; translate and tailor circular economy research findings to different audience groups in China; make China-specific and international insights available in both Chinese and English; open-access; an online repository.
  • Mobilise along value chains. Mobilise stakeholders around selected material streams and value chains, such as plastics, fashion and food.
  • Convene, shape pilots and implement in cities. Use cities as a focal point to build multi-stakeholder coalitions and conduct city pilots covering the whole process from strategy development, financing, dialogue mechanisms, implementation process, to measurement, and turning lessons learnt into shareable knowledge assets.
  • Equip – Businesses, students and citizens. Develop educational initiatives to complement our work and embed systems thinking. Focus on engaging the design community, businesses, schools and academia to impact strategies of today’s and future decision-makers.

Role and Responsibilities

You will lead the creation and delivery of a showcase project for circular economy at the city level in China by:

o Research and analysis. Working with various projects and initiatives of the Foundation to research and prepare a city pilot to showcase the circular economy at the city level.

o Stakeholder engagement. Working with a wide range of senior-level stakeholders ranging from, policymakers both at the city and national level, companies, philanthropists, academics and NGOs to students and citizens, to jointly co-create the city pilot.

o Internal capability building. Actively contributing to developing the Foundation’s expertise through the development of the Foundation’s knowledge repository on cities.

Your profile

  • Strong verbal and written skills in both Mandarin and English.
  • Strong evidence of relationship management skills.
  • Must be prepared to travel within China and internationally.
  • Previous project management experience (3-5 years).
  • Understanding of Chinese policy-making process at national and city level.
  • Previous experience with city projects (pilots) in China.

Please apply with CV, covering letter and salary expectations

Desired starting date: As soon as possible

Salary package: Competitive within the charity sector and

dependent on experience

Location: Beijing, China

Closing date: 24th February 2020

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