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The Asia Foundation is an equal opportunity employer. Employment selection and related decisions are made without regard to sex, race, age, disability, religion, national origin, color or any other protected class. See our Code of Business Ethics and Ethical Conduct; Gender Equality policy; and Child protection policy.

San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance:
The Asia Foundation will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance.

Pay Transparency Policy Statement:
The Asia Foundation will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant.  However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information.

INDEPENDENT CONTRACTOR/CONSULTANT OPPORTUNITIES

The Asia Foundation is an international organization based in San Francisco with 18 offices in Asia, and an office in Washington, D.C. The Human Resources Department in San Francisco handles all employment and internship inquiries for the entire organization. The Asia Foundation is committed to a policy of providing equal opportunities in recruiting and selecting employees.

The Asia Foundation believes in providing equal opportunities without regard to age, color, country of origin, handicap, veteran status, religion, sex or sexual orientation. For U.S.-based positions, you must be legally eligible to work in the U.S.

We are currently seeking qualified motivated individuals for the following independent contractor/consultant positions:

Asia

Regional

Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning Advisor, Asia Regional CTIP Program

Private Sector Engagement Specialist, Asia Regional CTIP Program

United States

No positions are available at this time.

Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning Advisor, Asia Trafficking in Persons Program

POSITION DESCRIPTION

The Asia Foundation (the Foundation), a non-profit international development organization committed to improving lives across a dynamic and developing Asia, seeks an experienced Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning Specialist for a proposed five-year, Asia Trafficking in Persons Program (“Asia CTIP”). Issued as a Leader with Associates (LWA), Asia CTIP will be a cooperative agreement through which selected implementer will provide USAID with a broad range of support for CTIP programing across the region. The Foundation is leading a consortium of organizations applying for this anticipated award.

The Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning Specialist will be considered Key Personnel for Asia CTIP. The position will be full time and based in Bangkok, Thailand (pending confirmation), contingent upon award and approval by USAID. The Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning Specialist will be responsible for the following essential duties:

SUMMARY OF JOB RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Oversee and coordinate all project monitoring, evaluation, and learning activities.
  • Develop and design the project’s learning agenda.
  • Oversee the planning and implementation of monitoring and evaluation plans for both country-level and regional activities.
  • Support the establishment and maintenance of an overall evaluation framework processes, procedures, and procurement mechanisms, to measure, assess, and report on program results.
  • Ensure rigorous research and robust data collection in a timely manner.
  • Analyze M&E data and develop project activities based on results.
  • Ensure that learning is integrated throughout the project to identify and share outcomes and impact of activities.
  • Develop innovative strategies to enhance CTIP learning and pilot new approaches to counter TIP.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Advanced degree in economics, business, international relations, social science, political science, or other related field;
  • Minimum five (5) years of relevant professional experience managing monitoring and evaluation in democracy, human rights, governance programming with a minimum of five (5) years’ experience in Asia;
  • Demonstrated ability in data analysis, project design, monitoring, and evaluation of development activities, such as gender-based violence, particularly in monitoring complex and hard to identify populations such as trafficked persons;
  • Experience developing results frameworks, logical frameworks, or similar tools for project design;
  • Experience developing and/or using monitoring, evaluation, and learning plans;
  • Demonstrated knowledge of and experience in monitoring and evaluating programs, including indicator development, study design, and data analysis, with particular focus on democracy, governance, and human rights programs; and
  • Experience using knowledge management software or database.

Interested applicants should submit a cover letter and CV by September 23, 2016 to [email protected] with the position listed in the subject line. The Asia Foundation is an equal opportunity employer. No phone calls, please.

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Private Sector Engagement Specialist, Asia Trafficking in Persons Program

POSITION DESCRIPTION

The Asia Foundation (the Foundation), a non-profit international development organization committed to improving lives across a dynamic and developing Asia, seeks an experienced Private Sector Engagement Specialist for a proposed five-year, Asia Trafficking in Persons Program (“Asia CTIP”). Issued as a Leader with Associates (LWA), Asia CTIP will be a cooperative agreement through which selected implementer will provide USAID with a broad range of support for CTIP programing across the region. The Foundation is leading a consortium of organizations applying for this anticipated award.

The Private Sector Engagement Specialist will be responsible for developing and implementing a robust private sector engagement strategy for countering trafficking in persons. This includes developing partnerships and building relationships with the private sector, identifying opportunities for public-private partnerships, and working with specific high risk supply chains. The Private Sector Engagement Specialist will be considered Key Personnel for Asia CTIP. The position will be full time and based in Bangkok, Thailand (pending confirmation), contingent upon award and approval by USAID. The Private Sector Engagement Specialist will be responsible for the following essential duties:

SUMMARY OF JOB RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Develop and implement strategies for outreach to private corporations and other potential partners, both at the national and regional level.
  • Develop and maintain relationships with private sector partners.
  • Coordinate private sector stakeholders’ cooperation in information sharing.
  • Foster engagement between private sector actors and civil society organizations in the region.
  • Work with suppliers in high risk supply chains on a range of CTIP activities.
  • Support the development of effective mechanisms for access to remedy for workers in target sectors

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Advanced degree in economics, business, international relations, social science, political science, or other related field;
  • Minimum five (5) years of relevant professional experience managing public-private sector engagement and partnership, with a minimum of five (5) years’ experience in Asia;
  • At least three years’ experience – in the private, nonprofit or public sectors – on issues related to international development, private sector development, or another international development technical area (i.e. agriculture, climate change, education, health);
  • Experience in developing partnerships in the context of international development, including identifying partnership opportunities, brokering and cultivating relationships, designing partnership arrangements, facilitating partner negotiations, and formalizing partnership deal structures;
  • Private sector experience, ideally including work on issues related to the intersection of business and international development;
  • Demonstrated ability to engage at senior levels in business and development sector contexts, and to build trust-based relationships with senior-level executives; and
  • Experience working with stakeholders across the public, private and nonprofit sectors, and an existing network of contacts to draw upon with respect to public-private partnerships for development.

Interested applicants should submit a cover letter and CV by September 23, 2016 to [email protected] with the position listed in the subject line. The Asia Foundation is an equal opportunity employer. No phone calls, please.

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DOUGLAS K. BEREUTER PROGRAM FOR JUNIOR ASSOCIATES IN ASIAN AFFAIRS

The Asia Foundation invites recent post-graduate degree holders to apply for an opportunity as a Junior Associate in Asian Affairs in the Foundation’s offices in San Francisco, San Leandro, or Washington, D.C. This short-term affiliation is to further the professional development of an individual specifically interested in Asia. The successful applicant will gain further knowledge of the region and an understanding of the Foundation’s work through specific assignments such as the following: conducting research; contributing to proposal development; assisting with the design and implementation of programs; preparing reports on Foundation projects; and other tasks as needed.

The full-time Junior Associate position is available during the summer. The Junior Associate will receive a transportation allowance and a bi-weekly salary during the three month program. For a list of frequently asked questions, please click here.

CURRENT OPPORTUNITIES:

The application period is currently closed. Please check back for further updates.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

The position for the Douglas K. Bereuter Program for Junior Associates in Asian Affairs is expected to be very competitive. We are seeking talented, high-energy individuals who will benefit from their affiliation with the Foundation and contribute to the organization as well.

Candidates must have the following:

  • Received a post-graduate degree within the past two years. In addition, to be considered a candidate must have completed and obtained this degree prior to the beginning of the program period
  • Completed graduate studies in Asia-related areas: international relations, international development, public administration, public policy, law, political science, economics, or sociology with work experience in Asia
  • Must be legally eligible to work in the United States (sponsorship will not be provided)
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Great organizational skills
  • Great computer skills

REQUIRED DOCUMENTATION:

  1. Cover letter describing why you are interested in applying for this opportunity and what particular knowledge and skills you would bring to the Foundation. Please be aware that your cover letter will also be used to assess your writing capabilities
  2. Resume
  3. Official Transcript confirming the completion of your post-graduate degree OR an official letter from your school confirming that your degree is currently in process and that you are on track to graduate before the start of the program. This letter must include your course completion date.. Either the official transcript or the confirmation letter should be attached to your online application within our system.
  4. Two academic letters of recommendation should be attached to your online application within our system.

FOR A LIST OF FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS, PLEASE CLICK HERE.

APPLICATIONS WILL BE CONSIDERED COMPLETE ONLY IF WE RECEIVE THE APPLICATION ONLINE AND ALL OF THE REQUIRED DOCUMENTS ARE SUBMITTED PRIOR TO THE DEADLINE.

APPLICANT SYSTEM INSTRUCTIONS:

Applicants, please note that you do not have the capability to delete documents that you uploaded to your record. Because of this, when uploading a document(s) please be sure to name each one with the job title and date applied.

After uploading a new document, you will have to log back into your record to upload an additional one OR to confirm it was completed.

All applicants are asked to complete assessment questions that are tied to the position. If you for some reason do not see the questions, please try logging into the system again.

If you have any issues with the applicant tracking system, please email [email protected]