Recruitment Details: Sustainable Consumption and Production Area (SCP)

IGES Sustainable Consumption and Production Area (SCP) contributes to the actions of the governments, business, and civil society toward enabling sustainable consumption and production through conducting researches and leading international programmes and projects including the following.

International Cooperation Programmes and Projects

  • The Sustainable Lifestyles and Education Programme of the One Planet Network (the UN 10-Year Framework of Programmes on Sustainable Consumption and Production Patterns): IGES plays the key role as the coordination desk to develop, implement, and monitor projects facilitating sustainable lifestyles all over the world, in close cooperation with international organisations, governments, and civil society organisations.
  • EU SWITCH-Asia Programme: IGES supports national governments in Asia in formulating SCP Policies and Strategies.
  • IGES Centre Cooperating with UNEP for Environment Technologies (CCET): IGES supports national and local governments in policy formulation and capacity development of municipal solid waste management and 3R.
  • IGES contributes to policy dialogues on resource efficiency and circular economy held by the OECD, G20, G7, and so on.

International Joint-Research Projects

  • Research on Policy Design and Evaluation to Ensure Sustainable Consumption and Production Patterns in Asian Region
  • Action-research on the impact of lifestyles on carbon emissions and the co-creation of scenarios for future low-carbon lifestyles
  • Research on the policies in regulating and reducing plastic consumption and waste in Asia (contributing to the EU-ASEAN dialogue)

Asian countries have undergone rapid economic growth during the past decades, leading to the increasing trend of resource use, greenhouse gas emissions, and waste generation. However, these countries have become proactive in introducing transformative policies, business models, and civil societies' actions to meet the increasing demand while minimizing the negative impacts. To realise sustainable societies, further accelerated transformation to the sustainable consumption and production is desired in the region. Therefore, IGES SCP area is collaborating with the partners to strengthen the regional platform for sharing scientific and practical knowledge, tools and methodologies, and supporting capacity development of the key actors, building on the experience and partnerships that have developed.

IGES calls for a programme manager or a researcher who plays a central role in the implementation of the two programmes, namely the One Planet Network SLE Programme and Switch-Asia.

Position and Recruitment Details

Position now Open Sustainable Consumption and Production Area (SCP) 
Programme Manager (Senior Staff) or Researcher (Professional Staff):  1
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How to Apply Please fill in the IGES Application Form in English and submit it to the HR Team <recruit-iges7phase@iges.or.jp> together with the requisite documents as advised below. 
IGES will ONLY accept applications using the IGES Application Form. 
Please do NOT apply through any automatic job application systems.
  • Application documents are not returnable.    
  • Short-listed candidates may be requested to submit additional documents.
Document to submit
  • Application Form
  • Two recent publications, academic papers, etc.
  • Self-introduction in English (please describe how you can contribute to the position within 500 words)
Closing Date 24 November 2019

Contact us

Human Resource Management (HR) Section at IGES Head Office
E-mail: recruit-iges7phase@iges.or.jp