Senior Program Associate, Global Energy Transition Initiative (Southeast Asia)/

ClimateWorks Foundation

About ClimateWorks Foundation

ClimateWorks is a global platform for philanthropy to innovate, collaborate, and accelerate climate solutions that scale. We partner with leading funders in the climate mitigation space, working with broad networks of international NGOs, in-country civil society organizations, and research institutions to dramatically escalate climate solutions. Through our Global Programs and Services, we have helped grow climate philanthropy to where it stands today, by equipping philanthropists with the knowledge, networks, and strategies to drive climate solutions and by building the infrastructure and networks to execute progress.

Our overall work falls into three core functions:

  • Scaling solutions: Our collaborative Global Programs — focused on solution areas including carbon dioxide removal, cooling, industry, transportation, and more — produce results that are bending the greenhouse gas emissions curve. From the U.S. to Europe, China, Brazil, and beyond, we collaborate with a diverse community of funders, NGOs, and climate leaders to accelerate just and equitable climate solutions.
  • Guiding and supporting funders: Our Global Services provide funders with comprehensive resources to assess, build, evolve, and execute high-impact climate-giving strategies. Our Global Intelligence service equips funders and the climate community with climate insights to pinpoint opportunities for impact and philanthropic insights to help identify investment priorities. We facilitate Global Collaborations that enable funders to increase individual and collective impact. Our Global Grantmaking services enable funders to invest in climate solutions around the world.
  • Fostering collaboration, exploration, and growth: Our collaborative approach and commitment to learning ensures that we continuously explore innovative ideas and emerging opportunities — all with the aim of scaling philanthropy-supported initiatives to help end the climate crisis.

As experts in climate science, public policy, economic and social analysis, and strategic philanthropy, ClimateWorks’ staff understands the multi-faceted challenges and opportunities of climate change. We are researchers, strategists, collaborators, and grant makers who care passionately about our mission. For more information, please visit

About Global Energy Transition Initiative

The CWF Global Energy Transition Initiative (formerly named: Clean Energy, Clean Air Initiative) is a customized partnership between Bloomberg Philanthropies and ClimateWorks with a single mission: to deliver high-impact and immediate actions to drive a country-level transition from coal to clean energy that is in line with the global 1.5° C pathway. This Initiative collaborates with philanthropies and partners/grantees to advocate for and implement high ambition solutions to accelerate the coal to renewable energy transition in East Asia, Southeast Asia, Australia, South Asia, and Eastern Europe. Starting in mid-2022, this initiative is expanding its energy transition partnerships to include grantees in Africa and Latin America.

The Global Energy Transition Initiative is collaborating across a broad spectrum of stakeholders: from civil society, governments, companies, financial institutions, citizens, youth groups and local community. With key partners from these countries/regions, The Global Energy Transition Initiative aims to achieve the following objectives:

  • Shape and implement robust country-specific coal phase-out and renewable-based electricity transition pathways in line with the global 1.5° C scenario.
  • Leverage international and regional initiatives to scale-up renewable energy investments and coal early retirement in developing economies in the regions noted above.
  • Advance open-source data, policy research, and analytics to inform and empower the energy and climate community and strengthen countries’ and non-state actors’ net-zero accountability.

To achieve these objectives, The Global Energy Transition Initiative collaborates with Bloomberg Philanthropies, grantees, aligned regional/in-country philanthropic foundations, and other partners to deliver five implementation strategies, including (1) policy advocacy; (2) civil society coalition building; (3) data and analytics; (4) supporting enabling environment for clean energy pilot projects deployment; and (5) identifying finance mechanisms to support a just energy transition for coal early retirement.

Job Summary

We are looking for a Senior Program Associate to join the Global Energy Transition Initiative.

Essential Tasks

  • Support the Global Energy Transition Initiative to strengthen the partnership with funders and grantees.
  • Conduct research on global/regional and in-country energy transitions, informing the development and refinement of Initiative implementation strategy.
  • Help develop a pipeline of grants and contracts to support Initiative objectives; Develop grant assessment, communication materials, and other content as necessary.
  • Support Initiative Director on collaboration and consultation with aligned funders who are active in the clean energy transitions in select countries.
  • Develop internal and external communication materials, and other content as necessary.
  • Producing regular and/or ad-hoc briefing memos for funders on political, economic, industrial and technology developments and trends that are pertinent to energy transition in the region.
  • Support the convening workshops, conferences, publications and stakeholder meetings; Assist in the planning and execution of events with funders and partners, either virtual or in person.
  • Assist in scheduling meetings as needed.


Required Qualifications

  • Minimal 5 years of professional experiences in climate mitigation and energy transitions in the emerging markets and developing economies.
  • Business consulting and/or policy advisory firm background is a plus.
  • Savvy about the dynamics between political, government policy-making, business and financial community, and civil society in power sector decarbonization.
  • Strong stakeholder and partnership development skills.
  • Ability to work effectively and efficiently (both virtually and in-person) with minimal supervision.
  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field such as public policy, economics, or business administration, background with electric engineering and/or power system modelling is a plus. Advanced degree in a related field is a plus.


ClimateWorks offers an excellent benefits package and a competitive salary that is commensurate with experience (geographic differential applied based on location).


ClimateWorks Foundation is based in the San Francisco Financial District. This position will be remote, candidate must be based in Southeast Asia with a preference for someone based in Singapore.

Commitment to Racial and Social Justice

At ClimateWorks Foundation, we are driven by our vision of creating a thriving planet for all living beings for generations to come. We aim to foster an inclusive workplace that values diverse lived experiences and emphasizes the voices of marginalized people — especially Black, Indigenous, and People of Color — who are most vulnerable to climate impacts, and whose voices, ideas, and leadership are crucial to winning the climate fight.

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