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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.

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]

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

Afghanistan

Institutional Development and Change Management Consultant

Regional

Call for CVs: USAID Asia Regional CTIP Program

Finance and Administration Director, Asia Regional CTIP Program

Technical Director, Asia Regional CTIP Program

United States

No positions are available at this time.

Institutional Development and Change Management Consultant

The Asia Foundation (the Foundation) is a non-profit, non-governmental organization committed to the development of a peaceful, just, and thriving Asia-Pacific region. Drawing on 60 years of experience, the Foundation supports initiatives to improve governance, law and civil society; women’s empowerment; economic reform and development; sustainable development and the environment; and international relations. The Asia Foundation has offices in 18 countries throughout Asia and is headquartered in San Francisco. In Afghanistan, the Foundation supports four primary themes: Governance and Law, Women’s Empowerment, Education, and Survey/Research and Knowledge Development.

In the Education department, the Foundation, with the support of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), is implementing a six year project titled Strengthening Education in Afghanistan (SEA-II). The goal of SEA-II is to improve institutional capacity, operations, management, and programming of educational institutions and civil society organizations in Afghanistan that implement activities in line with higher and basic education needs of Afghanistan as expressed in the Ministry of Higher Education (MoHE) and Ministry of Education (MoE) strategic plans as well as the USAID-Afghanistan strategy.

His Excellency, the Minister of Education (MoE), has initiated a process to restructure the ministry to deliver results more effectively and efficiently. To facilitate this process, the Foundation through the SEA-II project, has been requested by USAID to support MoE in revising the organizational structure of the ministry, the relationship among its departments/directorates/units at national and sub-national levels and modifying the existing procedures and processes according to the revised structure developed and being implemented by MoE. In order to do this high quality work, the Foundation is in need of international consultants along with a team of national consultants.

SCOPE OF WORK

There is a need for three international consultants for 6 months (with possibility of extension) with skills in institutional development and organizational change management. The consultants, under the supervision of MoE and the Foundation, will be responsible to assist the national consultants in revising the organizational structure of the ministry, the relationship among its departments/directorates/units at national and sub-national levels and modifying the existing documents, procedures and processes according to the revised structure developed and being implemented by MoE

The consultants will be based in the ministry and will be working in close coordination with related MoE staff.

KEY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

The consultants will be required to do below tasks but not limited to:

  • Assist the national consultants in compiling the required data from various MoE departments e.g. organizational charts, scope of the work for department unit, individual positions ToRs within the department/unit, standard operating procedures, policies and guidelines etc. to understand roles and responsibilities of various MoE departments in an inclusive and participatory manner;
  • Identify gaps in the data/documents such as scope of work, individual staff ToRs, procedures and processes according to the new structure and recommend modifications to address the same;
  • Assist the national consultants in designing tools for the interviews and Focus Group Discussions with high level management of MoE and Central/Provincial Directorates to solicit feedback on the new proposed structure and document information on their desired state;
  • Analyze and consolidate the data collected and document the findings to assist the Directorates with re-structuring the middle tiers of management;
  • Together with MoE teams, draft ToRs for the restructured departments and staff members;
  • Work with the MoE and the national consultants team to develop a calendar that lays out in which sequence the modifications should be introduced and implemented (including detailed organograms for departments and units, scope of the work for department/units, ToRs for the staff positions within the units, standard operating protocols/procedures for the department/unit functions);
  • Assist the national consultants in developing a communication plan and capacity building initiatives for the effective implementation of the new organogram and facilitate the identification of gaps in the initial phase of the restructuring;
  • Assist the national consultants in mapping out the flow of authority and responsibilities across and within directorates, sub-directorates and other units both vertically and horizontally; and
  • Undertake any other related tasks as directed by the supervisor.

Required Qualifications and Skills

  • Master’s degree (Ph.D. preferred) in Organizational development, Change Management or other relevant academic field;
  • Over seven years of experience in Institutional Development and Change Management in the governmental sectors of a developing country (especially in Afghanistan);
  • Demonstrated experience in leading national teams and developing their capacities in the areas of institutional development and change management;
  • Ability to collect, analyze quantitative and qualitative data and develop comprehensive reports;
  • Must be diplomatic and politically savvy, as s/he will interact with high level government officials and academics;
  • Demonstrated ability to work in complex environments, work across different cultures, and manage diverse teams to deliver program outcomes within agreed timelines;
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills;
  • Fluency in written and spoken English is required. Knowledge of Dari or Pashto will be advantage; and
  • Able to quickly join the organization.

Please submit your application to [email protected].

Applications should be submitted by 8 August 2016 with the subject line: “Institutional Development and Change Management Consultant.”

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

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

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Call for CVs: USAID Asia Regional CTIP Program

The Asia Foundation (the Foundation), a non-profit international development organization committed to improving lives across a dynamic and developing Asia, seeks candidates for long- and short-term positions for an anticipated five-year, $50-$75 million USAID Regional Counter Trafficking in Persons (CTIP) in Asia Program (“Asia CTIP”). Expected to be 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 programming across the region. The Foundation is leading a consortium of organizations applying for this anticipated award.

The Foundation seeks experts with experience working on TIP and labor migration issues, especially in multi-country programs, for the following positions:

POSITIONS:

  • Monitoring, Evaluation, Learning (MEL) and Innovation Specialist
  • Gender and Social Inclusion Specialist
  • Research Coordinator
  • Private Sector Engagement Specialist
  • ICT or ICT4D Specialist
  • Communications and Knowledge Management Specialist
  • Labor Migration/Labor Trafficking Specialist
  • Livelihoods Specialist
  • Rule of Law Specialist
  • Health and/or Psychosocial Care Specialist

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor’s degree required, advanced degree in relevant field strongly preferred;
  • Technical expertise and professional work experience in one or more of the CTIP areas identified above;
  • A minimum of five years’ experience working on donor-funded CTIP projects, including in developing countries and preferably in Asia; experience working on USAID-funded projects strongly preferred;
  • Strong interpersonal skills with evidence of ability to productively interact with a wide range and different levels of organizations and stakeholders (national governments, municipalities, private sector, NGOs, research institutions, universities, donors);
  • Excellent oral and written English communication skills; professional fluency in an Asian language preferred

Interested applicants should submit a cover letter and CV by August 31, 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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Finance and Administration Director, Asia Regional CTIP Program

The Asia Foundation (the Foundation), a non-profit international development organization committed to improving lives across a dynamic and developing Asia, seeks an experienced Finance and Administration Director for an anticipated five-year, $50-$75 million USAID Regional Counter Trafficking in Persons (CTIP) in Asia Program (“Asia CTIP”). Expected to be 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 programming across the region. The Foundation is leading a consortium of organizations applying for this anticipated award.

The Finance and Administration Director is responsible for financial and administrative management of the Cooperative Agreement resulting from the LWA award, including procurement, sub-granting and sub-contracting, financial management and reporting, and general administrative support. S/he will lead procurement efforts for the program; serve as the direct contact with USAID on finance and administrative issues, including leading negotiations with USAID on contract issues, actions, and follow-up on requests and concerns.

The Finance and Administration Director will be considered Key Personnel for Asia CTIP. The position will be full time and based in Bangkok, Thailand (pending confirmation from final solicitation), contingent upon award and approval by USAID. The Finance and Administration Director will be responsible for the following essential duties:

SUMMARY OF JOB RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Oversee program finance and administration operations including human resources, logistics, procurement, subcontracts, sub-grants, accounting and finance.
  • Assure that the program meets all Foundation, USAID, and host country requirements relative to USAID funds accountability and operations within the region.
  • Coordinate and oversee all procurement activities, ensuring strict compliance with USAID regulations.
  • Provide financial reporting for annual budget planning, pipeline analysis, audit reviews and assessments.
  • Support the Technical Director in program budget planning and management.
  • Maintain accurate and timely financial information and records for all program activities.
  • Prepare cash projections and fund requests, and oversee payment of invoices.
  • Develop, analyze, review, and negotiate contract documents.
  • Provide guidance and advice to program staff on compliance issues and questions
  • Report to the Technical Director and supervise junior finance and administration staff within Asia CTIP program team.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Master’s degree in business, finance, accounting, or another related field
  • Minimum of eight years of related experience with USAID program administration, project management, and financial management
  • Experience working on large and complex USAID awards required, including LWA or IQC mechanisms from USAID
  • Demonstrated knowledge of USAID rules, regulations, and procedures
  • Strong analytical and computer skills, with an emphasis on budget and financial analysis
  • International field experience is desirable
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English
  • Excellent organizational, analytical, oral and written communications skills
  • Demonstrated supervisory and leadership skills, ability to work well in a team environment, and ability to work under pressure

Interested applicants should submit a cover letter and CV by August 31, 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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Technical Director, Asia Regional CTIP Program

The Asia Foundation (the Foundation), a non-profit international development organization committed to improving lives across a dynamic and developing Asia, seeks an experienced Technical Director for an anticipated five-year, $50-$75 million USAID Regional Counter Trafficking in Persons (CTIP) in Asia Program (“Asia CTIP”). Expected to be 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 programming across the region. The Foundation is leading a consortium of organizations applying for this anticipated award.

The Technical Director will be responsible for providing overall vision, leadership, and guidance for the program. The Technical Director will market Asia CTIP to and maintain relationships with USAID bureaus and missions; design and lead/participate in field assessments and other technical assistance activities and support visits; develop technical materials, tools, and guidelines for program staff, consultants, and technical assistance recipients; lead and/or facilitate the design and delivery of training; write and present technical papers highlighting emerging trends; identify opportunities to disseminate technical learning and expertise through local and international fora; and maintain effective collaboration with consortium members.

The Technical Director will be considered Key Personnel for Asia CTIP. The position will be full time and based in Bangkok, Thailand (pending confirmation from final solicitation), contingent upon award and approval by USAID. The Technical Director will be responsible for the following essential duties:

SUMMARY OF JOB RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Provide technical leadership for all activities under the LWA, including conceptualizing, designing, implementing and monitoring innovative, cutting-edge programming and technical leadership activities that cover “the four Ps” of CTIP: prevention, protection, prosecution, and policy/partnerships, and reflect multi-country and/or cross-regional application and relevance.
  • Serve as the primary point of contact with USAID for procedural and substantive matters, and be responsible for the technical aspects of performance, procurement, personnel, reporting, and other management-related requirements of the cooperative agreement.
  • Manage relationships between and among members of the Foundation-led Consortium and USAID representatives in Bangkok, including meeting and consulting regularly with USAID regarding the program’s performance and direction.
  • Coordinate the Consortium’s response to program opportunities.
  • Lead the Consortium in marketing the LWA to USAID missions across Asia.
  • Plan and lead regular Consortium meetings to facilitate collaborative planning and implementation of awards.
  • Identify and share learnings across country-level projects under the LWA.
  • Supervise a multi-cultural team of professionals and experts across various technical and functional areas (e.g. CTIP, gender, research, monitoring and evaluation, etc.)

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Relevant advanced degree in management, international development, social science, law enforcement, law, public policy, or a related field of study;
  • Minimum of ten years’ progressively responsible experience in international development, with at least five years of senior managerial-level experience in a developing country, preferably in Asia;
  • Strong professional credibility and technical knowledge of trafficking, migration, and human rights issues, with at least ten years of demonstrated experience working on CTIP and/or cross-border and/or internal labor migration, including for USAID and other donor-supported CTIP programs;
  • Technical knowledge of gender integration strategies and the gender dimensions of TIP in Asia highly preferred;
  • Demonstrated capabilities in high-level strategic visioning and leadership, and experience in working effectively with senior government officials/ agencies, civil society, local, and national government authorities and with USAID and/or other development partners and donors;
  • Demonstrated leadership and administrative skills in program management, including managing budgets and personnel, motivating and supervising team efforts, and achieving success in complex activities are required;
  • Broad geographic experience across Asia, as well as experience designing and implementing programs in a range of political contexts;
  • Experience managing large and complex multi-country USAID and/or other donor programs (with experience in USAID LWA and/or IQC/IDIQ mechanisms highly preferable), and extensive knowledge of USAID procurement rules and regulations;
  • Candidates must have experience developing and managing multi-sectoral projects, and leading and supervising multi-cultural and multi-disciplinary teams;
  • Proven effectiveness in relationships with counterparts, partners and clients is required. Strong interpersonal and organizational skills required.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English. Proficiency in at least one Asian language preferred.

Interested applicants should submit a cover letter and CV by August 31, 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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