The Asia Foundation

The Asia Foundation
Addressing the Critical Issues Facing Asia - 60 Years
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Employment 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:



Civil Society Strengthening Advisors, Chief of Party

Civil Society Strengthening Advisors, Deputy Chief of Party


 No positions are available at this time.

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


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.


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 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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