Job Title: Junior Associate
Organisation: The Asia Foundation
Location: San Francisco, CA, USA
Closing Date: 21 May 2021
Salary: Not Stated
Contract Type: Fixed Term. The summer 2021 program period is June 28, 2021 – September 17, 2021.
Working Pattern: Full Time
Sponsors international candidates? Not Stated
The Junior Associate (JA) working with the Environment team will gain a deeper understanding of the most pressing environmental challenges facing in the region and contribute to TAF efforts to help address them at the national and regional levels. Specifically, the JA will work with the Environment team to strengthen the ability to communicate TAF's unique approaches and expertise in addressing a broad range of environmental issues, through expanded program website content, online publications, development of outreach materials, and curation of TAF's environmental project database used for developing capacity statements and other outreach materials. The JA will also support the team to identify emerging environmental trends and donor interest to propose new project ideas and interventions. Through guided instructions, the JA will deepen the knowledge of environmental programming and sharpen the skills in related research and writing.
Role and Responsibilities
Enhance TAF environmental program online presence through the TAF website and social media channels.
Collect relevant information and developing marketing and outreach materials (capacity statement, project highlights, blog posts).
Research competitor organizations involved in TAF environmental programming areas (natural resources management; disaster risk reduction and climate resilience; green growth and climate change mitigation) in the region to assist in niche specification and differentiation.
Support high prospect donor identification and concept note/proposal development.
Experience, Skills and Qualifications
Received a post-graduate degree within the past two years. In addition, to be considered, a candidate must have completed and obtained this degree prior to the beginning of the program period. The summer 2021 program period is June 28, 2021 – September 17, 2021.
Completed graduate studies in Asia-related areas: international relations, international development, public administration, public policy, law, political science, economics, women’s empowerment and/or sociology with work experience in Asia
Authorization to legally work in the United States without sponsorship
Strong written and verbal communication skills
Great organizational skills
Great computer skills
The ideal candidate has a passion and ideally a background in environmental issues and/or communications, who can operate with a minimum of supervision but also prepared to work collaboratively as a member of a close-knit team. The candidate should have strong interpersonal/intercultural communication skills as s/he will engage with multiple teams and program offices within the Foundation and beyond.
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