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Senior Program Officer, Regional Governance

Location: Dhaka, Bangladesh; New Delhi, India; Jakarta, Indonesia; or Manila, Philippines
Program area: Good Governance
Deadline: July 7, 2024
Type: Regular employment

The Asia Foundation’s Regional Governance team operates across the Foundation’s governance strategy and programming portfolio throughout its 17 country offices. The team works remotely, with the senior director based in Hanoi and several other team members in Asia and the Pacific. The team supports the program design and implementation of governance programs and promotes the Foundation as a thought leader in the key sectoral areas in which it operates. Key priorities include building skills and capabilities of Foundation staff and partner organizations, helping country office staff keep abreast of the latest thinking in international development, and connecting the Foundation to relevant regional and international dialogue and fora.

Governance is a broad topic, and, as such, the team’s policy, program, and research efforts are also necessarily varied and expansive. Subtopics and areas of interest include political economy approaches to development, democracy and democratization, inclusion and inequality, decentralization and local governance, judicial and legal sector reform, urban governance, social media and mis- and disinformation, technology and governance, civil society, and civic spaces. They stretch from local case studies of a city, community, or individual organization to national-level thematic or sectoral analyses to subregional and regional assessments.

The team is seeking a new senior program officer to contribute to managing the increasing variety and complexity of the larger and smaller ongoing projects and new initiatives. The senior program officer will support the Governance team in managing budgets, training, research activities, and consultants.

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