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Senior Officer of ASEAN Plan of Action for Energy Cooperation (APAEC)
30 June 2024


The ASEAN Centre for Energy (ACE) is an intergovernmental organisation that independently represents the 10 ASEAN Member States’ (AMS) interests in the energy sector. The Centre serves as a catalyst for the economic growth and integration of the ASEAN region by initiating and facilitating multilateral collaborations as well as joint and collective activities on energy. It is guided by a Governing Council composed of Senior Officials on Energy from each AMS and a representative from the ASEAN Secretariat as an ex-officio member.

The ASEAN Plan of Action for Energy Cooperation (APAEC) is a guiding policy document to advance multilateral energy cooperation and integration towards achieving the goals of ASEAN Economic Community. The strategies of APAEC 2016-2025 Phase II: 2021-2025 is driven by the overall theme of “Enhancing Energy Connectivity and Market Integration in ASEAN to Achieve Energy Security, Accessibility, Affordability and Sustainability for All” and sub-theme “Accelerating Energy Transition and Strengthening Energy Resilience through Greater Innovation and Cooperation”. The APAEC consists of seven (7) Programme Areas, namely (i) ASEAN Power Grid, (ii) Trans-ASEAN Gas Pipeline, (iii) Coal and Clean Coal Technology, (iv) Energy Efficiency and Conservation, (v) Renewable Energy, (vi) Regional Energy Policy and Planning, and (vii) Civilian Nuclear Energy.

Part of the efforts to fulfil ACE’s function as a regional centre of excellence that builds a coherent, coordinated, focused and robust energy policy agenda and strategy for ASEAN, the APAEC Department leads the development, monitoring, and implementation of APAEC by catalysing the regional energy cooperation among ASEAN Member States (AMS) as well as facilitating the engagement with Dialogue Partners, International Organisations, and other partners.

ACE is seeking one (1) Senior Officer from ASEAN nations.


The Senior Officer will assist the Senior Head of the ASEAN Plan of Action for Energy Cooperation (APAEC) Department in the development, coordination, implementation, monitoring, evaluation, score carding, and reporting with regards to programmes and projects of the APAEC seven (7) programme areas and in light of the priorities and directions of the ASEAN Ministers of Energy Meeting / Senior Officials Meeting on Energy;

Senior Officer will perform the following core activities:

  • Lead the development of ASEAN Plan of Action Energy Cooperation Post-2025 and facilitate the consultation process with ASEAN Member States and related stakeholders towards the adoption/endorsement of AMEM.
  • Lead the monitoring of Work Plan and Key Performance Indicators of the APAEC.
  • Lead the preparation, coordination, facilitation, implementation, monitoring and score carding of the ASEAN Plan of Action for Energy Cooperation (APAEC) to ensure the completion of APAEC Milestones.
  • Lead the engagement with dialogue partners and international organisations to support the implementation of APAEC, including exploring the expansion of new engagement and provide support in the process of planning, review, assessment, development of projects.
  • Organise and facilitate dialogue meetings and seminar-workshops and other related events to facilitate exchange of information, promote cooperation, etc.
  • Develop opportunities for project funding, such as, drafting concept papers, project proposals and reports, developing project budget and cash flows and monitoring strategies.
  • Contribute in the development of information and communications technology (ICT) and advocacy strategies and papers to promote regional energy cooperation.
  • Coordinate and communicate with other Staff of the Centre; and
  • Carry out another task/s that may be assigned to him/her by the Executive Director.


Technical skills:

  • Master’s degree in engineering, energy management, energy policy and planning, economics or another appropriate specialist discipline
  • At least three (3) years working experience in energy sector or in other relevant field in technical capacity is preferred. Working experience in international/intergovernmental organisation as well as experience in Southeast Asia region is an advantage.
  • Experience in the development, coordination, implementation, monitoring, evaluation, score carding and reporting of projects.
  • Knowledgeable on energy issues, global and regional energy trends and developments and has demonstrated skills to coordinate and implement projects and programmes.
  • Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain sound working relationships with stakeholders.
  • Demonstrated ability to perform project management, such as, project review and evaluation, identifying opportunities for project funding and to prepare quality project reports and other documents; and be able to communicate such reports in meetings, seminar, workshop, etc.
  • Demonstrated ability to plan and organise tasks and workflows, with proven ability for accuracy under pressure and adherence to deadlines.
  • Demonstrated commitment to collaborative work practices.
  • Ability to multi-task, work long and irregular hours, perform tasks outside of job scope, and willingness to travel on short notice.

Other skills:

  • Excellent interpersonal attributes including sensitivity, sound and strong organisational and leadership capability, able to work effectively and efficiently in a multicultural environment.
  • Promote open reporting culture, that is transparent, compliant and practice integrity.

Language proficiency:

  • Excellent written and spoken English.
  • Excellent in presentation using the English language.


The successful candidate will be stationed in Jakarta, Indonesia and will be offered a one-year contract, with a probationary period of three (3) months. The contract may be extended by the Executive Director depending on performance.

The monthly salary ranged from USD 1,760 – USD 2,992. The compensation shall be commensurate with the educational qualification and experience of the candidate. All other applicable benefits (gratuity, housing allowance, communication allowance, health, life and travel insurance, etc.) shall be subject to the ACE consolidated rules and regulations.



Submit your application through https://aseanenergy.org/vacancies/ and click apply now at the right side of the page or apply here directly, by latest 30 June 2024.

The Selection Committee’s decision is final and only shortlisted candidates will be notified.

General Internship Programme
31 December 2024

The ASEAN Centre for Energy (ACE) Internship Programme offers a small number of outstanding students the opportunity to acquire work experience with ACE at the ASEAN level, in implementing the ASEAN Plan of Action for Energy Cooperation (APAEC) 2016-2025.

Qualifications and Skills:

  1. Final year or recent graduate (at least within one year after graduation) in engineering, energy studies, statistics, law, international relations, finance, human resources, computer science, business, administration and/or other appropriate specialist discipline.
  2. Graduated with a university degree (Bachelor) and, if selected, must commence the internship within a 6 – 12 months period.
  3. Excellent command of both written and spoken English.
  4. MS Office skills, familiarity in Microsoft Outlook, with advanced knowledge in Excel, Powerpoint and Word.
  5. Ability to plan and organise workload.
  6. Previous experience in another internship program is preferable.
  7. Possess attention to detail, a strong willingness to learn about the energy sector, passion for working in an international environment, initiative, enthusiasm and detailed-oriented.
  8. Ability to work in a team and to adapt to an international working environment.
  9. An understanding of international and/or development issues.
  10. Demonstrate commitment to ASEAN’s mission, vision, and values.
  11. Display cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability.

Duration: 6-12 Months

Grant: IDR 100,000 per effective working day to cover the daily meal and transport.

Submit the application to https://www.ace.aseanenergy.org/internship-application-form, please refer to our ToR for more details.