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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.

Careers

1. Climate Collective Programme Lead – Catalysing strategic philanthropy for impactful climate action in Asia

Few issues demonstrate complexity and the need for systemic change as climate change does. APC is thus launching a Climate Collective to bring philanthropists at different stages of climate action to learn and work together and with external partners, with the intention of building members’ capacity to collaborate on and co-fund efforts to drive impactful climate action in the region.

We are looking for a Programme Lead to spearhead the activities of the APC Climate Collective, support members with knowledge and resources on their climate philanthropy journey and help build an ecosystem of climate actors in Asia. This will be a full-time role and the candidate should preferably be currently based in Singapore and able to commence work in June, July or August 2021.

Click here to learn more about this position. Interested candidates should write in with your cover letter indicating areas of interest and your CV to Natalie Kennedy at [email protected]

2. In-Country Consultant: Philippines (Part-time Consultancy)

We are seeking an in-country consultant for its Philippines market development and philanthropic work. The consultant will present themselves as a representative of APC. This is a part-time service engagement for a period of up to 3 years, with annual reviews, including specific targets that will be agreed between APC and the consultant, for continued renewal.

The consultant must demonstrate prior experience in the Philippines philanthropic market, robust experience of how the sector works, and also have existing networks to the UHNWI and philanthropic market.

Click here to learn more about this position. Interested candidates should write in with your CV and areas of interest to Stacey Choe at [email protected]

3. 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.

Click here to learn more about this position. Interested candidates should write in with your CV and areas of interest to Stacey Choe at [email protected]

Internships

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:

Research Intern
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.

Communications Intern
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.

Impact Intern
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]