The Asia Foundation

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Employment Opportunities

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 consultant positions:

ASIA

Cambodia

Civil Society Strengthening Advisors, Chief of Party

Civil Society Strengthening Advisors, Deputy Chief of Party

Quantitative Specialist

Research Team Leader

UNITED STATES

 No positions are available at this time.

For U.S.-based positions you must be legally eligible to work in the U.S.


Cambodia

Civil Society Strengthening Advisors

The Asia Foundation, a nonprofit international development organization committed to improving lives across a dynamic and developing Asia is seeking qualified long-term and short-term advisors in the area of Strengthening Civil Society to serve as Chief of Party, Deputy Chief of Party and Short Term Technical Advisors for an upcoming project in Cambodia.

Candidates should be development professionals with specific sectoral expertise, including but not limited to: activities aimed at providing financial support, capacity building and technical assistance to CSOs to improve their technical and organizational capacities to serve in a more influential role in the country's transformation to an enduring democratic and prosperity. The proposed project seeks to provide innovative means to improve the effectiveness of civil society. The project seeks to enhance the external advocacy tools and methods, research and analysis capabilities, to expand networks and collaboration and to improve outreach and accountability.

Qualifications

Chief of Party

  • Chief of Party candidates must have a relevant advanced degree in international development, social science, public policy, or another relevant field of study.
  • A minimum of 10 years of progressively responsible international experience managing similar programs and at least 5 years of senior managerial level experience in a developing country, preferably in Southeast Asia.
  • 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 or other development partners and donors.
  • Proven technical and managerial experience and skills, preferably in Southeast Asia.
  • 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.
  • Candidates must have experience developing and managing multi-sectoral projects, leading and supervising multi-cultural and multi-disciplinary teams, and working with donor communities.
  • Proven effectiveness in relationships with counterparts, partners and clients is required. Strong interpersonal and organizational skills required.
  • Previous experience of managing USG funding preferred.
  • Knowledge or experience of the CSO environment in Cambodia preferred.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills in English required.


Deputy Chief of Party

  • Deputy Chief of Party candidates must have an advanced degree in a relevant field.
  • A minimum of seven years of progressively responsible international experience managing civil-society and programs in the democracy and governance sector.
  • Proven leadership in the design, management, implementation, monitoring, and evaluation of similar sized program.
  • The ability to develop and communicate a common vision among diverse partners and the ability to lead multidisciplinary teams.
  • Practical experience establishing and operating programs, and monitoring and reporting on complex, interdisciplinary activities.
  • Experience in Southeast Asia preferred.
  • Knowledge or experience of the CSO environment in Cambodia preferred.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills in English required.


Essential Skills

All candidates must be able to demonstrate an understanding of value systems, traditions and social norms and practices of different cultures and religions. Excellent consulting skills will be required including: communication, both oral and written, consensus building, team facilitation, all with an emphasis on results and cultural sensitivity.

Desirable skills include but are not limited to: knowledge and experience of the legal, political, economic, administrative and socio-cultural context of civil society programs in Cambodia or Southeast Asia; experience undertaking effective consultation with a wide range of national and international stakeholders; and familiarity with USAID program design principles and methods. Excellent written and spoken English are required. Local language capability is desirable. Experience or knowledge of Cambodia and/or Southeast Asia is strongly preferred.

Interested applicants should submit a cover letter and CV to consultantssf@asiafound.org with the position listed in the subject line by Cambodia Civil Society Advisor. The Asia Foundation is an equal opportunity employer. EOE/M/F/D/V. No phone calls, please.

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Quantitative Specialist

The Asia Foundation is a nonprofit, nongovernmental organization committed to the development of a peaceful, prosperous, just, and open Asia-Pacific region. The Foundation supports Asian initiatives to improve governance and law, economic development, women's empowerment, the environment, and regional cooperation. Drawing on 60 years of experience in Asia, the Foundation collaborates with private and public partners to support leadership and institutional development, exchanges, and policy research.

With funding from the Australian government, The Asia Foundation will conduct a research study aimed to improve targeting of Intimate Partner Violence (IPV) prevention interventions, both geographically and thematically, in Cambodia.  Results from the study will enable the Australian Aid to decide on a sound, future course of programming for eliminating violence against women.

The Asia Foundation is seeking a qualified Quantitative Specialist, national or international, to lead the conduct of the quantitative component of a targeting research project to achieve the following three objectives: (1) Strengthen the Community of Evidence Based Practice for Elimination of Violence Against Women (EVAW); (2) Identify Drivers and Trends in Risk & Protective Factors; and (3) Disseminate Findings and Facilitate Uptake.  The Quantitative Specialist will provide technical assistance for an eight-month research project.

The Quantitative Specialist will manipulate quantitative data to perform extensive data mining and correlative and multivariate analysis to identify risk and protective factors for IPV in Cambodia, and drivers and trends of the factors, in order to identify potential creative solutions to reducing the prevalence of IPV.  Processing large, complicated and noisy data, the Quantitative Specialist will be responsible for performing model building and interpret models in order to identify IPV risk reduction measures.  Able to articulate complex statistical results into simple language, the Quantitative Specialist will be responsible for presenting analysis to mixed audiences.  The Quantitative Specialist will support the team, consisting of a team Leader, a Senior Program Officer, a GIS Specialist, as well as, Sector Specialists to provide statistical analysis and geospatial data, working with standard statistical software packages and geographic information systems (GIS).  The Quantitative Specialist will provide tables, charts, and graphs and written interpretations of data to be included in the project's policy briefs.

Desired Qualifications

The successful applicant will possess the following:

  • Expert knowledge in the execution for various models through statistical testing, data validation and parameters estimation through statistical analysis to determine accuracy, rank ordering and soundness, social science/research background is preferred but not required;
  • Experience with multivariate analysis, and other advanced statistical methods;
  • Excellent Excel skills; knowledge of pivot tables and creating charts;
  • Knowledge of SPSS or other analytical software is essential;
  • Collaborative working style with experience in leading team-based programs;
  • Past experience in presenting in front of large and small group settings;
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills using data to identify trends and issues and potential ways to solve the issue;
  • Strong organizational and logistics skills;
  • Attention to detail, accuracy and high level of personal accountability;
  • University degree in Statistical Analysis or other related degree
  • Excellent written and spoken English essential; Khmer fluency is a distinct advantage;


This consultancy is open for both qualified national and international applicants.

Timeframe T

he consultancy is expected to begin as soon as possible, but no later than May 1, 2014.

The final work plan and timeframe will be developed in the initial consultation meeting with The Asia Foundation. The timeframe for the study is estimated to take place over the period of 7 months, or within May 1 and November 31, 2014.

Application Process To apply for this consultancy, please send the following documents to The Asia Foundation:

  • Cover letter detailing relevant experience
  • Resume
  • Consultancy fee and related costs


Detailed Terms of Reference (TOR) are available upon request.  Application should be submitted by 5:00 PM on Tuesday, April 29, 2014 with the subject line: "Quantitative Consultant for a Research Study to Improve Targeting to Prevent Intimate Partner Violence in Cambodia"

Please email jobsCB@asiafound.org for TOR, and to submit applications.

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

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Research Team Leader

The Asia Foundation is a nonprofit, nongovernmental organization committed to the development of a peaceful, prosperous, just, and open Asia-Pacific region. The Foundation supports Asian initiatives to improve governance and law, economic development, women's empowerment, the environment, and regional cooperation. Drawing on 60 years of experience in Asia, the Foundation collaborates with private and public partners to support leadership and institutional development, exchanges, and policy research.

With funding from the Australian government, The Asia Foundation will conduct a research study aimed to improve targeting of Intimate Partner Violence (IPV) prevention interventions, both geographically and thematically, in Cambodia.  Results from the study will enable the Australian Department for Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) to decide on a sound, future course of programming for eliminating violence against women.

The Asia Foundation is seeking a qualified consultant to lead the aforementioned research project to achieve the following three objectives: (1) Strengthen the Community of Evidence Based Practice for Elimination of Violence Against Women (EVAW); (2) Identify Drivers and Trends in Risk & Protective Factors; and (3) Disseminate Findings and Facilitate Uptake.  The Team Leader will provide technical and management oversight for an eight-month research project.

The Team Leader will design and deploy quantitative and qualitative components of the project.  S/he will work closely with and oversee the activities of  a gender balanced team consisting of a Quantitative Specialist, a GIS Specialist and Senior Program Officer, as well as, Sector Specialists, as short-term consultants, and contractor for data processing.  The Team Leader will oversee and coordinate statistical and geospatial analysis and synthesis.  S/he will be responsible for drafting and preparing clear, concise policy briefs, appropriate for DFAT and other development partners.

Desired Qualifications

The successful applicant will possess the following:

  • Substantial experience in designing and conducting large scale, advanced social and economic policy driven research programs, ideally in programs related to VAW;
  • Profound knowledge of gender and/or women's basic rights and security;
  • Experience in the management of international-donor-funded projects and working with partnerships among government and nongovernmental partners;
  • Collaborative working style with experience in leading team-based programs;
  • Strong analytical and organizational skills;
  • Good track record of writing research report, and communication skills;
  • Advanced degree in a relevant field, including but not limited to: public health, crime science, gender and women's empowerment, public policy, socio-economics, macro-economics, demographics, social epidemiology;
  • Excellent written and spoken English essential; Khmer fluency is a distinct advantage.


This consultancy is open for both qualified national and international applicants.

Timeframe

The consultancy is expected to begin as soon as possible, but no later than May 19, 2014.

The final work plan and timeframe will be developed in the initial consultation meeting with The Asia Foundation. The timeframe for the study is estimated to take place over the period of 7 months, or within May 19 and November 31, 2014.

Application Process

To apply for this consultancy, please send the following documents to The Asia Foundation:

  • Cover letter detailing relevant experience
  • Resume
  • Samples of previous relevant work
  • Consultancy fee and related costs


Detailed Terms of Reference (TOR) are available upon request.  Application should be submitted by 5:00 PM on Wednesday, April 30, 2014 with the subject line: "Consultant for a Research Study to Improve Targeting to Prevent Intimate Partner Violence in Cambodia"

Please email jobsCB@asiafound.org for TOR, and to submit applications.

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

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