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Senior Researcher

job title: Senior Researcher
location: Central
salary: to be discussed
ref: JOB_000132[23]
job published: 27 days ago

job description

The Centre for Asian Philanthropy and Society (CAPS) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to increasing the quality and quantity of private social investment in Asia through world-class research, advisory and knowledge dissemination. CAPS carries out both policy and applied research projects.

CAPS is seeking to hire a full-time Senior Researcher with strong research and research management abilities for its head office in Hong Kong. The Senior Research will be a member of a small but high-powered research team and work closely with the Director of Research. This position will be advertised on a rolling basis until a suitable candidate is found.

If necessary, CAPS will sponsor the qualified candidate’s employment visa in Hong Kong.

Role and responsibilities
  • Work with the Director of Research to design and plan policy and applied research projects, including writing research proposals;
  • Help execute and manage the research process, including guiding and mentoring junior members of the research team;
  • Conduct primary research (e.g. interviews, surveys) and secondary research (electronic and print sources) to fulfill research responsibilities;
  • Collate, organize, and analyze qualitative and quantitative information gathered from surveys, interviews and other sources;
  • Support the analysis and writing of research reports and articles for publication consistent with the high standard expected at CAPS;
  • Research relevant information, intelligence, and trends on philanthropy, charity, and private social investment throughout Asia;
  • Help nurture and grow research partnerships across Asia;
  • Participate in conferences, events and meetings across the region to disseminate research findings and be an ambassador for CAPS.

Requisite qualifications and skills
  • Master’s degree in the social sciences, business or humanities from a reputable university;
  • 5+ years of experience in research/analysis/writing/journalism or related fields;
  • Passion for social science research, and experience in both quantitative and qualitative research methods;
  • Interest and experience in data analysis;
  • Excellent analytical and critical thinking skills;
  • Proven experience of managing and editing a large research project and/or published reports and articles;
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills for effective teamwork across different cultures and nationalities;
  • Ability to transform research from various sources (academic, development, media) into sharply focused, digestible output;
  • Self-starter who is intellectually curious and eager to contribute ideas and opinions;
  • Willingness to “roll up one’s sleeves” and get involved end-to-end in research projects;
  • Willingness to travel (as required) to Asian locations outside of Hong Kong;
  • Interest in philanthropy/nonprofit/social sectors;
  • Native proficiency in English. Fluency in additional Asian languages desirable.

Additionally, the successful candidate will:
  • Appreciate this position as a singular opportunity with the potential for learning and growth;
  • Have a sense of humor.
If interested, please send a cover letter, CV, and at least one writing sample. Please note that shortlisted candidates will be required to complete a writing assignment.