The Asia Foundation 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.
* Minimum ten 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.
* Demonstrated 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.
* Excellent professional and academic credentials, with an in-depth knowledge of development issues and with extensive practical background in international development assistance and foreign affairs.
* Successful experience in fund raising, including designing and managing resource mobilization campaigns, donor cultivation and stewardship, and proposal preparation.
* Knowledge of and professional experience in Korea and language proficiency in Korean highly desirable.
* Doctorate or Master's degree, in a field related to Foundation interests.
The expected 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: www.asiafoundation.org. No phone calls please