Employment Opportunities

There are two employment opportunities:

Project Specialist (APEC-Canada Growing Business Partnership)

The Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada (APF Canada) is looking for a Project Specialist to work on its APEC-Canada Growing Business Partnership project focusing on micro-, small-, and medium-sized enterprise (MSME) growth in developing APEC economies. The position reports to the Program Manager, APEC-Canada Growing Business Partnership, and is based in Vancouver, B.C.

Major Responsibilities

· Supports the work of APF Canada on MSME-related research;

· Assists the Program Manager in co-ordinating and managing meetings, consultations, and partnership events linked to the project, including conferences, roundtables, workshops, and training sessions with leaders and experts from Canada and other APEC economies;

· Contributes to the production of MSME-related research papers, toolkits, and briefs;

· Implements a monitoring and evaluation framework to evaluate project activities;

· Prepares project reports and action plans;

· Under the guidance of the Project Manager is responsible for the day-to-day management of the project budget;

· Liaises with relevant Canadian government agencies and international organizations related to the project;

· Provides other research support as needed.

Desired Skills and Abilities

· Knowledgeable about issues related to MSMEs particularly in the context of fostering sustainable development and poverty reduction, and promoting gender equality;

· Ability to conduct research, produce analytical reports and briefs;

· Excellent project management skills. Experience in developing or managing a Global Affairs Canada Project Implementation Plan is highly desirable;

· Strong interpersonal, intercultural, and networking skills;

· Familiarity with policy research and/or policymaking;

· Ability to multi-task and work under pressure and with short deadlines;

· Ability to work independently on specific files and master new topics quickly;

· Excellent computer skills (MS Office suite, MS Outlook, etc.);

· Working knowledge in Bahasa Indonesia, Spanish, Tagalog, or Vietnamese (asset)

Education and Experience

· A master's degree in international development policy, public administration, business administration, or international political economy, or an undergraduate degree in one of these disciplines combined with 3-to-5 years experience that is directly relevant to this project;

· 1-to-3 years previous work experience in government, think tanks, non-profit organizations, or international development-related organizations;

· Previous work experience liaising with and preparing reports required by Canadian government agencies (asset);

· Project management experience in international development initiatives (asset);

· Experience working in Indonesia, the Philippines, Peru, or Vietnam (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 the Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada by email to jobs@asiapacific.ca not later than June 3, 2016.

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted. Thank you.

 

Program Manager (Networks and Research Grants)

The Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada (APF Canada) is looking for a Program Manager to maintain and strengthen its Asia Pacific institutional networks and assist in the management of its research grants. The position reports to the Vice-President, Research and Programs, and is based in Vancouver, B.C.

Major Responsibilities

· Leads APF Canada's support of Canadian members for the APEC Business Advisory Council (ABAC) and Pacific Economic Cooperation Council (PECC);

· Supports the work of the Asia Business Leader's Advisory Council (ABLAC);

· Monitors current affairs relevant to ABAC, PECC, ABLAC, and produces reports, briefings and recommendations on how to advance issues in these organizations;

· Responsible for the day-to-day management of APF Canada's research grants;

· Co-ordinates and facilitates meetings, consultations and partnership events;

· Researches and prepares support for research in assigned projects;

· Provides other research support as needed.

Desired Skills and Abilities

· Knowledge of current affairs, research and related briefing/reporting of issues related to Asia Pacific-Canada economic relations;

· Familiarity with policy research and/or policymaking;

· Strong project management, interpersonal, intercultural and networking, presentation and communication skills;

· Ability to multi-task and work under pressure and with short deadlines;

· Ability to work independently on specific files and master new topics quickly;

· Interest in advancing an informed understanding of Canada-Asia relations;

· Ability to negotiate challenging diplomatic environments;

· Entrepreneurial;

· Excellent working knowledge of MS Office and customer relationship management (CRM) software;

· Willingness to undertake frequent international travel;

· Working proficiency in at least one Asian language (asset)

Education and Experience

· At least a master's degree in related fields such as economics, public administration, business administration, political science, or international political economy;

· 3-to-5 years previous work experience in government, think tanks, non-profit organizations, or track-two organizations;

· Previous work experience developing and maintaining networks;

· Experience working with or in a multilateral organization;

· Experience supporting CEOs and high-level diplomats;

· Project management experience;

· Grant management experience;

· Previous work experience liaising with and preparing reports required by Canadian government agencies (asset);

· Experience working in Asia (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 the Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada by email to jobs@asiapacific.ca not later than June 3, 2016.

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted. Thank you.

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