Consultant, China Environmental Management Program

Job Title: Consultant, China Environmental Management Program
Beijing, China
Reports To: Program Director, China Environmental Management Program
Duration: Half year to one year


The Consultant is responsible for supporting the Program Director (PD) to identify strategies and manage a grants portfolio to achieve the program’s goals. This person will support the PD to manage budget and grants, represent the program internally and externally, interface with individual grantees and supervise team members when applicable. The Consultant will work with the program team and collaborates with other program teams. Consultant’s responsibilities are categorized as: Strategy Cycle, Fundraising, Grants and Projects Management, Collaborations, Partnership and General Management. The ideal candidate is preferred to have years of experiences in air quality and environments, plus extensive network of contacts across government  and NGOs globally. Expertise in climate philanthropy, economics and public relations would be a plus. 


Under PD’s supervision, the Consultant will support PD and other team members on strategy development and fundraising, and manage grants, projects, or specific initiatives within the program. His/her responsibilities include:

Strategy Cycle

  • Support PD and other team members to develop program strategies that are in alignment with EF China vision, and refresh the strategies according to the field trend. If applicable, taking ownership of the assigned topics, follow through and deliver the satisfactory end-product;
  • Develop and update logic models with PD and other team members to guide program strategies implementation in response to the field dynamics;
  • Work with PD and other team members to propose program budget in line with program strategies;
  • Continuously seek opportunities to expand knowledge and experience in building domain expertise to ensure the thought leadership in the assigned areas.


  • Advise and support PD and other team members to cultivate new funders and resources and engage existing funders in a collaborative way;
  • Support PD and other team members in developing, reviewing and coordinating the submission of proposals and reports in coordination with SF office;
  • Work with PD and other team members to report and update funders on progress of related grants and projects and actively seek feedback and engagement, proactively communicate changes in strategic direction or changes in agreed upon goals and objectives;
  • Assist PD and other team members to prepare funder engagement materials such as newsletters, policy analysis, partner updates and invitations to conferences/workshops and study tours.

Grants and Projects Management

  • Assist PD and other team members to manage budget, and to develop an attainable spending plan that supports the implementation of program strategy;
  • Work with PD and other team members to identify and select grantees/partners, design project plans with grantees/partners to assure project goals and deliverables are in line with program goals and strategies;
  • Monitor project progress with support from Program Associates, provide on-going support to grantees to ensure desirable deliverables and outcomes;
  • Provide timely updates to PD and other team members on the assigned grants and projects;
  • Support grant auditing and assure full compliance with EF China policies and regulations both in China and in the US.


  • Proactively identify opportunities for initiative or project level collaboration, and work closely with related program staff to deliver the impact;
  • Work closely with Communications team to effectively communicate the program or initiatives/projects related messages to various stakeholders;
  • Share knowledge, expertise, critical information and networks with other colleagues.


  • Identify and cultivate valuable partners, including grantees, policy makers, opinion leaders, funding partners, commercial partners and other experts or leaders in the field;
  • Build and maintain trust and relationships with partners for better collaboration;
  • Share knowledge, expertise, critical information and networks with partners to increase support and demonstrate shared purpose;
  • Provide thought leadership in some areas and/or provide support to partners in the field with the shared purpose of growing the field.     

General Management

  • Assist PD and other team members to prepare reporting materials, such as the program updates, reports and work plan to the board and regulators;
  • Undertake additional tasks and responsibilities as assigned by PD;
  • Back up other colleagues as needed.

This job description reflects the assignment of essential functions, it does not prescribe or restrict the tasks that may be assigned.


  • Education: Master’s degree or equivalent, preferably in a related field: environmental sciences and engineering, environmental economics, public policies, energy, climate change and economics, deep interests in climate change and energy.
  • Working experience: Minimum 5-year experience in air quality, environment, energy and climate change preferred.
  • Language level: Chinese native speaker; excellent command of spoken and written English.
  • Communication: ability to communicate logically and articulate key messages/points with clear structure and fact-based supporting arguments, listen actively to audience’s purpose, and communicate effectively in public; ability to manage in a matrix reporting structure with multiple stakeholders and effectively coordinate activities across organizational boundaries.
  • Project management: ability to propose project direction, lay out project plan with milestones, timelines and tracking mechanisms, and to accomplish the project on time and in good quality.
  • Problem solving: ability to define and prioritize the key issues when facing complex situations, make analysis with logical reasoning, propose possible solutions and resolve some complicated issues independently.
  • Networking: ability to initiate partnership, cultivate networks and deepen the relationships with key stakeholders to effectively leverage resources.


  • Ethical Behavior/Integrity – Demonstrates principled performance and sound ethics, showing consistency among principles, values and behaviors to build trust and credibility internally and externally.
  • Mission-driven/Initiative –Inspired by the organization's vision and mission, and take actions with ownership, can-do attitude and proactive mindset.
  • Team Spirits – Collaboratively works toward solutions, which benefit all involved parties; willingly cooperate with others to accomplish team/organization objectives.

Please email a cover letter and resume, subject line "Application of CEMP Consultant", to


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