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The Asia Foundation
Last Date: August 19, 2011
is seeking a Country Representative to oversee and run its office in
the Republic of Korea. The Country Representative is the senior-most
Foundation employee in Korea and is accountable for all Foundation programs,
operations and external relations in accordance with Foundation strategies and
policy guidelines. The Country Representative provides overall leadership and is
responsible for managing all aspects of the Foundation’s work in Korea,
including the design, implementation, monitoring, and evaluation of program
activities; security, administration, and fiscal management; the direction,
supervision, and evaluation of employees; and fundraising and the
diversification of donor support. The Country Representative will lead and
direct the Foundation’s engagement with the Korean international aid community
on Official Development Assistance (ODA) policy and aid effectiveness; and
develop and implement plans for securing Korean funding of The Asia Foundation
programs and initiatives in South and Southeast Asia. The Country Representative
will also develop and administer programs to further productive U.S.-Korea
relations and regional cooperation in Northeast Asia. The Country Representative
represents The Asia Foundation with host government, donors, partner agencies,
diplomatic missions, national and international institutions, and the media. In
addition to its work in the Republic of Korea, the Foundation engages with the
DPRK through a modest program of dialogues and exchanges. Accordingly, the Korea
Country Representative liaises closely with the Programs unit, the Asian
American Exchange unit, Books for Asia, and the Office of the President in the
Foundation’s San Francisco headquarters.
years of progressively responsible professional experience, or the equivalent,
in international development and foreign affairs in Korea or elsewhere in Asia
with private or public, bi-lateral or multi-lateral development institutions
or non-profit organizations.
executive management leadership, proven skills in managing host country
relationships and partnerships, a track record in development assistance
policy, planning and administration, and a grounding in foreign affairs.
professional and academic credentials, with an in-depth knowledge of
development issues and with extensive practical background in international
development assistance and foreign affairs.
experience in fund raising, including designing and managing resource
mobilization campaigns, donor cultivation and stewardship, and proposal
and professional experience in Korea and language proficiency in Korean highly
Master's degree, in a field related to Foundation interests.
start date will be December 1, 2011. The Foundation offers excellent benefits
and salary commensurate with experience. Applications must be submitted by
visiting The Asia Foundation website:
http://www.asiafoundation.org/about/employment and selecting “Regular
Employment”. The application deadline is August 19, 2011.
The Asia Foundation is an equal
opportunity employer. Women and people of color are encouraged to apply. For
information on The Asia Foundation, please visit our website:
No phone calls please.
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