|job title:||Senior Researcher|
|contract type:||Full time / Flexi-time|
|salary:||to be discussed, depending experience|
|job published:||11 days ago|
The Centre for Asian Philanthropy and Society (CAPS) is a uniquely Asian, independent, action-oriented research and advisory organization committed to maximizing private resources for doing good. CAPS works across 18 Asian countries and territories to generate evidence-based insights into how individuals, companies and governments can best address social challenges.
CAPS is seeking to hire a full-time Senior Researcher with strong research, writing and editorial skills for its head office in Hong Kong. The Senior Researcher 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.
- Write and edit research reports and articles for publication consistent with the high standard expected at CAPS;
- Conduct primary research (e.g. interviews, surveys) and secondary research (electronic and print sources) to fulfill research responsibilities;
- Analyze qualitative and quantitative information gathered from surveys, interviews and other sources;
- Help execute and manage the research process, including mentoring junior members of the research team;
- Contribute to designing and planning both policy and applied research projects, including writing research proposals;
- 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.
- Master’s degree in the social sciences, business or humanities from a reputable university;
- 8+ years of experience in research/writing/journalism or related fields;
- Stellar writing and editing skills;
- Proficiency in mining information from different sources, including academia, the media, and the corporate and social sectors.
- The ability to connect the dots and see patterns when analyzing quantitative and qualitative information;
- Ability to transform insights into sharply focused, digestible output;
- Passion for comparative research and a fearlessness in tackling new questions and exploring unfamiliar areas;
- Proven experience of managing and editing a large research project and/or published reports and articles;
- Experience of or interest in data analysis;
- Interest in philanthropy/nonprofit/social sectors;
- Knowledge of at least some of the countries covered by CAPS;
- Strong interpersonal and communication skills for effective teamwork across different cultures and nationalities;
- 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 projects;
- Willingness to travel (as required) to Asian locations outside of Hong Kong;
- 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.
More information about CAPS can be found at caps.org.