Employment Opportunities

There are five opportunities:

Program Manager (Surveys & Polling)

The Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada (APF Canada) is looking for a Program Manager to provides support to APF Canada's work on surveys, research methods, data analytics and to associated activities related to polling including the National Opinion Poll. The position is based in Vancouver, B.C.

Major Responsibilities
• Leads the design, development and execution of Asia Pacific/Canada polls and surveys.
• Supports the research team in the collection and analysis of data across the work of the organization.
• Prepares analytical reports and briefing papers on related issues including analysis and interpretation of results from surveys/polls
• Coordinates and facilitates meetings, consultations and partnership events in conjunction with enhancing assigned discipline trade
• Prepares project reports and action plans
• Provides other research support as needed
• Supervises and guides junior staff and post-graduate research fellows as needed

Desired Skills and Abilities
• Excellent quantitative and qualitative research skills.
• Knowledge of surveys, polling and research design including issues related to Asia Pacific/Canada relations.
• Experience in conducting research, data collection/analysis and report writing.
• Proficiency in STATA or SPSS, Survey Monkey, Microsoft Office software, including strong MS Excel Skills.
• Experience in data analytics and data visualization techniques.
• Familiarity with policy research and/or policy making.
• Strong project management, interpersonal, intercultural and networking, presentation and communication skills.
• Knowledge of Raiser's Edge.

Education and Experience
• MBA/Masters Degree in related field such as Economics, Statistics, Political Science, or Public Policy. PhD is desirable.
• 5-10 years previous work experience in public policy, market research or related position.
• Project management experience
• Knowledge of Canada-Asia relations or public policy issues related to the Asia Pacific region also desirable

If you are interested in this position and have the required education and experience, please send a letter of interest, CV, and your salary expectation to Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada by email to jobs@asiapacific.ca not later than January 31, 2017. Please include 'Program Manager (Surveys & Polling)' in your subject line.
Only short-listed candidates will be contacted. Thank you.

 

Events & Office Admin Coordinator

The Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada (APF Canada) is looking for an Events & Office Admin Coordinator to provide support to APF Canada's events and office administration. The role is responsible for planning, managing and implementing events as assigned, including logistical coordination, as well as general administrative support to maintain the day-to-day operations of the Foundation. The position is based in Vancouver, B.C.

Major Responsibilities
• Develops and implements invitation lists and invites using the Foundation's database to support internal and external events;
• Plans, manages and maintains support for assigned events, including negotiation of venue and supplier contracts, invites, RSVP follow-ups, registration lists, name tags, programs, onsite management, and other related duties;
• Monitors and maintains comprehensive records of past events and attendees, and conducts post-event evaluations using the Raiser's Edge (R.E.) database;
• Provides current event-related information to feature on APF Canada's website and assists in the development of website content pertaining to major events;
• Ensures R.E database is updated;
• Provides support for general office administration, including phone calls, stationery orders, facilitating office equipment maintenance, and service repairs;
• Assists with other related duties as assigned;

Desired Skills and Abilities
• Experience planning and implementing events; proven track record developing and implementing promotional plans;
• Experience managing and working closely with staff, donors, vendors, partners and volunteers;
• Strong problem solving and organizational skills; attention to detail is imperative;
• Excellent time management and multi-tasking ability;
• Demonstrates enthusiasm, team work and flexibility;
• Excellent computer skills, including proficiency in MS Office. Good understanding of Adobe Acrobat and Raiser's Edge Database is an asset;
• A "team player" who is positive, proactive, personable and willing to pitch in as needed.

Education and Experience
• Post-secondary degree in a related field (preferably Event Planning, Marketing, Public or Community Relations), OR an equivalent combination of experience, education and training;
• Two years of experience in event planning, preferably in the not-for-profit sector;
• Previous work experience in government, think tanks, or policy advocacy groups is an asset.

If you are interested in this position and have the required education and experience, please send a letter of interest, CV, and your salary expectation to Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada by email to jobs@asiapacific.ca not later than January 31, 2017. Please include 'Events & Admin Coordinator' in your subject line.
Only short-listed candidates will be contacted. Thank you.

 

 

Junior Research Fellowship
Call for applications: Research on Canada-Asia Trade and Investment

Program Description
The Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada is committed to fostering the next generation of Asia Pacific researchers and practitioners. To this end, it is offering a short-term Junior Research Fellowship for applicants interested in learning more about Canada-Asia trade and investment relations. Applicants should be Canadians who are currently enrolled in a graduate or undergraduate program, or who have completed their degree programs within 12 months of the application deadline of Tuesday, January 31st, 2017. The successful applicant will be notified in early February.
The Junior Research Fellow will work at the Foundation's Vancouver office and will complete a program of research and other work related to the Foundation's research. Successful applicants will have the following qualifications:
1) Excellent research skills;
2) Degree or significant coursework in economics and/or international relations;
3) Good interpersonal skills.
4) Interest in learning about the Canada-Asia trade and investment relations.

Benefits to the Junior Research Fellow
The Junior Research Fellow will work under the mentorship of one or more of the Foundation's project managers, and will engage in three types of activities:
• Working with the APF's research team in conducting research on Canada-Asia trade and investment relations;
•Providing support to APF Canada Investment Monitor project.
• Working under the guidance of the Foundation's research team to produce one or more short analytical essays (700 – 1,000 words) on a topic chosen by the applicant in consultation with APF Canada staff.

Please send all applications and direct all enquiries to Serena Ko at: serena.ko@asiapacific.ca. No phone calls please.

Eligibility
Applicants should be Canadian citizens or permanent residents who are enrolled in an undergraduate or master's-level program. Recent graduates may also apply as long as they have completed their degree programs no later than 12 months prior to the application deadline.
The Junior Research Fellow will be encouraged to work out of the Foundation's head office in downtown Vancouver, M-F during normal office hours for three days a week.

Amount of grant
The amount of the grant will be $4000.00, and will be payable in two installments, the first at the beginning of the fellowship and the second upon successful completion of the fellowship deliverables (described under "Benefits to the Junior Research Fellow").

Start/End Dates
The recipient should be able to complete the fellowship between mid-February 2017 and terminate on April 28th, 2017.

Application Procedures
Applications should include the following:
• Résumé detailing the applicant's academic background, skills and professional experiences;
• 1-2-page cover letter detailing the applicant's career interests and goals, how they hope to benefit from the fellowship, and why they are interested in working in the thematic area specified in the call for applications;
• Copy of applicant's university transcript (scanned or electronic copies are sufficient);
• Name, title and contact information (email and phone number) for two references.
References will be contacted only if the applicant is short-listed for the fellowship.
Applications should be submitted by email to Serena Ko at serena.ko@asiapacific.ca, and should reference "Junior Research Fellowship" in the subject line.
Applications are accepted in English and French.
Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

 

 

Policy Research Grant
Call for Proposals on: e-Commerce Consumer Culture and Market Behaviour in Asia

The Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada's (APF Canada) Research Grants Program, funded through the proceeds of a conditional grant established by the Government of Canada, is designed to support research and informed discussion on Canada's relations with Asia. APF Canada is interested in supporting research that will assist in understanding key Asian e-Commerce markets.

To that end, it is offering Five Policy Research Grants (CAD$15,000 each) for projects that provide original research, using both primary and secondary sources, on e-Commerce in the following markets:

1. China
2. Japan
3. South Korea
4. India
5. Vietnam

Note that the Foundation is seeking five separate research reports wherein each is focused on a specific country's e-Commerce market. Applicant(s) can apply as a research team or individually and are not restricted to one report should they have the expertise and capacity to cover more than one market. The objective of the research papers is to provide businesses with an understanding of the e-Commerce culture, as well as the consumer and market behaviour in that country. Note that the report is not designed to provide readers with a step-by-step guide on how to enter e-Commerce platforms, but should serve to provide an understanding of the social and cultural dynamics of e-Commerce in that particular market. The analysis should help companies to understand how these markets work, as well as the keys to success in e-Commerce platforms.

Key Project deliverable
Grantees should prepare an 8000-10,000 word report. The final copy must be completed no later than May 1, 2017. Based on the research areas identified above, we ask that researchers address the following in the selected market research paper:
• The e-Commerce consumer culture in the specified market (e.g. consumption behaviour, patterns, trends, consumer taste, preferences, etc.);
• Cultural/historical context for that specific market's consumer culture;
• Brief statistical overview of the e-Commerce market (e.g. consumer demographics, key products and services found on e-Commerce platforms);
• Any peculiarities or unique attributes of the e-Commerce market;
• Insights and market strategy advice for businesses seeking to enter and succeed in the e-Commerce market (e.g. how goods and services should be promoted; adaptations that should be made to ensure a product's success);
• Two-to-three case studies demonstrating how businesses have succeeded in e-Commerce, including market strategy adaptions;
• Future outlook on the e-Commerce consumer culture;
• Theoretical framework and methods used in your analysis.

Application deadline
Proposals must be received by 3 February, 2017 and should include:
• 750-1000 word description of the project, including which market will be selected for focus, and what method will be used to collect the information;
• CV of the (principal) researcher and short bio for other members of the research team if applicable;
• Budget for how the funds will be used, including any matching funds or in-kind contributions;
• Timeline for completion;
• Name, email address and phone number for primary contact;
• Relevant project experience;
• We accept proposals in both English and French.

Selection criteria
Recipients will be selected based on the following criteria:
• Established track record of research on relevant subjects;
• Demonstrated knowledge about the consumer behaviour/markets analysis under study;
• Minimum of PhD candidate or equivalent level of experience in consultancy;
• Strength of proposal and the potential impact of the research.

APF Canada will notify successful applicants by 17 February, 2017. Successful applicants will receive 25% of the grant upon signing of the grant agreement, and 75% contingent upon satisfactory completion of the project.
For more information about the Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada's grants program, please see www.asiapacific.ca/grants.
Please send proposals and any enquiries to:
Serena Ko
Grants Manager
900-675 West Hastings Street,
Vancouver, BC V6B 1N2
Email: serena.ko@asiapacific.ca

 

Junior Research Fellowship
Call for applications: Research on Trade and Investment with China

Fellowship Description
The Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada is committed to fostering the next generation of Asia Pacific researchers and practitioners. To this end, it is offering a short-term Junior Research Fellowship for applicants interested in learning more about trade and investment with China.
The amount of the grant will be $6,000, and will be payable in two installments: $3,000 upon signing of the grant agreement, and $3,000 upon successful completion of the fellowship deliverables.
• The Junior Research Fellow will work under the mentorship of one or more of the Foundation's project managers, and will engage in two types of activities:
o Working with the APF's research team in conducting research on China;
o Working under the guidance of the Foundation's research team to produce one or more short analytical essays (700 – 1,000 words) on a topic chosen by the applicant in consultation with APF Canada staff.
The Fellowship is for three months, starting from February, 2017. The Junior Research Fellow will be encouraged to work out of the Foundation's head office in downtown Vancouver, Monday to Friday during normal office hours.

Eligibility
Applicants should be Canadian citizens or permanent residents who are enrolled in an undergraduate or master's-level program. Recent graduates may also apply as long as they have completed their degree programs no later than 12 months prior to the application deadline.
Successful applicants will have the following qualifications:
• Excellent research skills;
• Degree or significant coursework in trade and investment;
• Fluency in Mandarin;
• Interest in learning about contemporary China and/or Canada-China policy issues.

Application Procedures
Applications should be received by Friday, January 27, 2017 and include the following:
• Résumé detailing the applicant's academic background, skills and professional experiences;
• 1-2-page cover letter detailing the applicant's career interests and goals, how they hope to benefit from the fellowship, and why they are interested in working in the area specified in the call for applications;
• Copy of applicant's university transcript (scanned or electronic copies are sufficient);
• Name, title and contact information (email and phone number) for two references. References will be contacted only if the applicant is short-listed for the fellowship.
• Applications are accepted in English and French.

Please send all applications and direct all enquiries to Serena Ko at: serena.ko@asiapacific.ca, indicating "Junior Research Fellowship- Trade & Investment China" in the subject line and in the email. No phone calls please.

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

 

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