APC is expanding! We are developing exciting new programmes that will need a team of dynamic, talented, passionate and smart people to lead and champion for greater philanthropy within our region.
1. Founding Executive Director – Creating Systems Change for Migrant Workers
Since the pandemic started in 2020, one of the critical issues that were surfaced in Singapore is the plight of our male migrant workers. Similar with many other well-intentioned people, our members also contributed to the immediate relief of their conditions. However, APC members also want to explore ways to improve the system that puts the workers in these oppressive situations.
Over the course of more than four months, we worked with local and international NGOs to assess the feasibility of an Employer Certification Scheme or Code of Conduct that will help employers self-regulate their treatment of their migrant workers.
We are currently at the stage of seeking a Founding Executive Director (ED) who will be committed to bring this project forward. The candidate must be someone who is passionate about this area, and sees this as a personal mission to improve the current system, and not just in addressing symptomatic issues.
The project is currently phased, with milestones to mark the progress, and is projected to require at least 2 years till full implementation. That said, we are not looking for a project manager, the right candidate has to believe in the mission of this project, and has autonomy to co-create the next phases with the stakeholders involved. The candidate will be fully supported by a network of funders, APC team and a coalition of sector leaders that they must lead.
To strengthen our team, the Asia Philanthropy Circle is seeking qualified interns throughout the year. The duration of the internship is minimum three months (negotiable during winter term holidays) and not more than one year but the terms of employment are open for discussion. We expect exceptional candidates with an equally high commitment, the willingness and ability to proactively seek ways to contribute value to the growing organisation as well as to continuously learn and develop, and a service-oriented mindset. The candidate must be diligent, structured and possess a detail-focused work style, secure written and oral communication skills with senior stakeholders and fluent business English. We have the following positions available to support on our full range of projects and membership programmes:
The research position requires candidates who are passionate about social and political issues, the philanthropy sector, and are interested in and good at desk research and writing. The candidate will also be involved, where possible, in primary research and outreach to members and the wider philanthropic community.
We are also looking for a candidate who has skillsets in WordPress, Mailchimp and other online platforms and can assist us in our communications. Experience in html, design (Adobe Illustrator and similar) will be ideal. Candidates will also be involved in drafting press releases, and articles for publish.
Our programmes and projects are the most successful if we are able to document them and measure their impact accordingly. By doing so, we can not only understand their effectiveness and to make adjustments where necessary, but also share our practices and models with others for replication and scaling. Candidates should have a strategic and analytical mind-set; able to conceptualise and apply measurement frameworks.
If you think you have what it takes and are interested to find out more, please write to [email protected]