Program Coordinator

Mekong Institute Vacancy Announcement

Program Coordinator


Sustainable Energy and Environment (SEE)


Program Coordinator

Duty Station

Mekong Institute, Khon Kaen, Thailand

Mekong Institute

MI is an intergovernmental organization that contributes to regional cooperation and integration through capacity development, dialogue, and advocacy for the acceleration of sustainable socioeconomic development and poverty alleviation in the Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS).

Founded and represented by Cambodia, P.R. China, Lao PDR, Myanmar, Thailand, and Vietnam, MI’s strategies are aligned with the core tenets of the GMS Cooperation Program Strategic Framework 2030, ASEAN Economic Community, and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

MI supports these frameworks through the implementation of projects across the areas of Agricultural Development and Commercialization, Trade and Investment Facilitation, and Sustainable Energy and Environment, while addressing issues of social inclusion and vulnerability, digital economy and innovation, and labor mobility to cement holistic and sustainable development impacts in the subregion and beyond.

Program Coordinator, Sustainable Energy and Environment (SEE) Department

We are seeking a Program Coordinator for Sustainable Energy and Environment (SEE) Department, reporting to the Director of SEE, the Program Coordinator performs two interrelated roles. Firstly, working with the Program Team todeliver the program capacity development activities, monitor the activities for data collection purposes, and coordinate follow-up activities with team leaders. The second role is to support GMS-focused research on hot and emerging issues related to MI thematic areas.

Main deliverables, responsibilities and tasks

Key deliverables

  • Inputs for case studies for content development
  • Concept notes for capacity development activities
  • Smooth working relationships with implementing partners and Coordinating Agents
  • Smooth coordination of expert inputs and implementation of capacity development activities
  • Delivery of content in capacity development activities
  • Timely submission of the final draft of activity reports, and contribution to 6 monthly reports to MI Council
  • Contributions to research projects as required
  • Capacity development activities are properly monitored and data is consolidated for inclusion in MI organization-wide M&E system
  • Demonstrable acquisition of knowledge in program content to further own professional development.
  • Succeed the concept note and proposals
  • Monitor and follow up on the projects’ budget as the requirements from donors effectively and efficiently.

Main responsibilities and tasks

  • Coordinate the implementation of capacity development activities (workshops, structured learning visits, seminars, etc) under assigned areas.
  • Prepare the draft of the concept note and proposal related to the energy/environment field.
  • Prepare the projects’ narrative report by quarterly, semi-annual, annual and donors’ requirements.
  • Lead teams and serve as Team Leader or Lead Facilitator by coordinating with subject matter experts to arrange facilitation of all capacity development activities under the thematic area. This includes working with resource persons in preparing session plans and materials, facilitating learning activities, and synthesizing and evaluating each training session or module
  • In coordination with M&E Officer, design evaluation forms for activities, administer pre-test, post-test, and online evaluation system
  • Devise the budget for project activities
  • Disburse activities budgets and report on expenditures according to MI procedures
  • Work closely with the finance team to review and monitor projects’ revenue and expenditures. Advise the finance team to charge and adjust the budget lines according to the approved regulations.
  • Responsible for project completion reports, evaluation reports, and post-activity follow-up in accordance with the MI standards and or as required by funding partners
  • Under the guidance of MI management, liaise with MI Coordinating Agencies, government officials, local partners, development partners, and collaborating agencies as required for capacity development activities
  • Write the report, contribute to information releases on the thematic area for MI the website, and contribute to MI publications (Mekong Connection, Course Design Statement, Brochures, etc.)
  • Lead coordination and provision of support for research processes undertaken in collaboration with MI local partners on emerging issues related to the thematic area for case studies and policy dialogue
  • Any other reasonable task requested by management

Required qualifications, skills and experience


  • Master’s degree in Energy & Environment, Sustainable Development, Economics, or other related fields
  • Knowledge of the technical issues relevant to the program in the GMS, ASEAN, and globally
  • Basic understanding of technical concepts related to project management, such as logical frameworks, results-based management, evidence-based advocacy, and research methodology
  • Understanding of basic accounting procedures
  • Minimum of three-year experience in:
  1. Project implementation, particularly of capacity development projects;
  2. Design and implementation of capacity development activities, particularly as a facilitator; and/or
  3. Carrying out research studies and surveys
  • Proven skills and experience in the facilitation of capacity development activities in the program's technical specialism
  • Proven ability to communicate in the English language in written and spoken form.
  • Good negotiation and interpersonal skills
  • Proven ability to work in a team and coordinate with others
  • Proficient user of all Microsoft Office applications


  • Skills in any of the languages of the GMS region
  • Work experience in sustainable energy, energy transition or energy connectivity
  • Excellent report writing skills in English

If you have the skills and experience to exceed in this position, and are passionate about equitable and inclusive economic growth in GMS, please send your CV and cover letter to [email protected] by September 25, 2023, titled ‘SEE Program Coordinator’.

Please note that the closing date is midnight Bangkok, Thailand time and only applications successful in progressing to the next stage will be responded to.

Job Details
Organisation Name: 
Mekong Institute
Khon Kaen, Thailand
Application Deadline: 
Mon, 2023-09-25