Country Representative, South Korea

Location: Korea
Deadline: March 24, 2024
Type: Regular employment

The Asia Foundation is a nonprofit international development organization committed to improving lives and expanding opportunities across Asia and the Pacific. Informed by 70 years of experience and deep local knowledge, our work is focused on governance, climate action, gender equality, education and leadership, inclusive growth, and international cooperation. We work in more than 20 countries through our 17 permanent country offices and programs across Asia and the Pacific, supported by a headquarters in San Francisco and an office in Washington, DC. Our funding comes from a diverse array of bilateral and multilateral development agencies, foundations, corporations, and individuals.

This country representative sets the direction for the Foundation in South Korea, maintains critical external relationships, interacts regularly with senior officials in government, the private sector, the international development and NGO communities, and is responsible for the day-to-day management of the office. The country representative oversees all aspects of the Foundation’s work in Korea. They will also play a critical role in strengthening regional cooperation initiatives and representing fundraising interests for other Foundation offices across Asia and the Pacific. This position is based in Seoul and has a direct reporting relationship to the executive vice president in San Francisco. They will also collaborate very closely with the vice president for Strategic Partnerships as well as engage regularly with peer country representatives across Asia and the Pacific to effectively represent the Foundation’s work and seek resources to support international cooperation and development work across the region.

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