South Korea Climate Specialist

Date: January 12, 2022

Pacific Environment

Pacific Environment seeks to protect communities and wildlife of the Pacific Rim. We support community leaders to fight climate change, protect the oceans, build just societies, and move away from fossil fuels toward a green economy. Learn more at

Pacific Environment is working to end fossil fuel use, including to get ships off fossil fuels. Our strategies include creating strong regulatory frameworks to achieve zero-emission shipping in a timeline commensurate with the climate emergency, inspiring corporate customers to demand zero-emission ships, and influencing ports and shipping stakeholders around the Pacific Rim and beyond to end fossil fuel build out and ready themselves for zero-emission shipping instead.


Pacific Environment is looking for a candidate with experience in government relations and climate in South Korea to help us grow our climate work in South Korea. We are excited to pursue new opportunities to help South Korea meet its climate pledge and broaden Pacific Environment’s climate related work in South Korea, including bringing expertise on clean energy shipping, port, and other freight policy expertise and supporting grassroots capacity building.

Pacific Environment seeks a full-time consultant for a six-month assignment (which may be extended) to help us with program scoping, research, government relationship building, networking, and other project launch tasks in the field of climate change. We seek a consultant with expertise in South Korea; experience in other Asian countries is a plus.

The chief duties of the consultant are to conduct scoping work and feasibility assessment to support the achievement of zero-emission shipping and zero-emission ports in South Korea. Duties will include feasibility research, setting up and participating in scoping meetings to understand the field, organizing an initial stakeholder workshop, and producing 1-2 final reports.

The consultant will work under the supervision of Pacific Environment’s Climate Campaign Director.

English proficiency and Korean fluency are required.

Location and Travel

This position has a flexible work location within South Korea. Some travel within South Korea is expected.

Key Qualifications

English proficiency, government relations experience, and experience in a climate-related field or in transportation policy is desired. He or she should be capable of working independently, often with tight deadlines, and to conduct travel within South Korea (an average of one to two scoping trips per month is expected). Specifically, we are seeking a consultant with the following skills and experiences:

  • At least 4 years of work experience in relevant field (NGO administration, government relations, advocacy, campaigns, grassroots mobilization climate, transportation, etc.);
  • Korean fluency and excellent Korean writing skills;
  • English proficiency (ability to conduct everyday organizational business in English)
  • Advanced degrees are a plus (tell us about yours); and
  • Passion for solving climate crisis.


Consulting fee commensurate with experience, plus reimbursement for work-related expenses (travel, communications, printing, etc.).

To Apply

Send cover letter, resume, and three references by email to [email protected] with “South Korea Climate Specialist” in the subject line.

Applications encouraged by January 28, 2022 (applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis). The position has an estimated start date of February 14, 2022. The position will remain open until filled, and we encourage even late applications.

Pacific Environment is an equal opportunity employer. We value diversity and believe that creating teams in which everyone can be their authentic self is key to the change we seek. We encourage people from communities harmed by environmental degradation and from backgrounds underrepresented in the environmental movement to apply.

No phone calls, please.