Program Officer - East Asia

Seoul, South Korea (KR)
Competitive rates of pay apply
11 Oct 2018
19 Oct 2018
Full Time
Contract Type

The OSF East Asia Program seeks a Program Officer with expertise on East Asia, with a focus on Japan. The position is intended for a mid-career professional with substantial work experience committed to the protection of human rights, the advancement of the rule of law, and the development of civil society in East Asia.

You will have a deep understanding of the landscape of activism in East Asia, with a focus on Japan, and will have a strong strategic sense of the avenues for change in the regional context, both within the governments and civil societies, and be able to articulate a strategy for OSF work in the region.

The Program Officer will be part of the Asia Pacific Regional Office (APRO) team and will report to the East Asia Office Representative with a focus on grant-making, strategy development, policy analysis, and advocacy efforts to promote the Program’s vision.

This post requires experience working with civil society organizations and/or government officials in both formal and informal contexts, in order to advance the goals of a more open and just society.

To be successful, you will have 7-10 years of relevant experience working in or on East Asia, with a focus on Japan, on issues related to the work of OSF including human rights, civil society and preferably in the non-profit or philanthropic field. Native-level written and spoken communication skills in English and Japanese is required as well as a Bachelor’s Degree in a relevant field of study, Graduate Degree preferred.

Competitive rates of pay apply.

To view the full job description and apply online, please visit the employment page of Open Society Foundations’ website.

Closing date: 19 October 2018.

We are strengthened by the diversity of our colleagues across the Open Society Foundations. We welcome applications from people of all cultures, backgrounds, and experiences, and are committed to providing reasonable adjustments so that colleagues with disabilities are able to fulfill the essential functions of the job.