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Senior Researcher

job title: Senior Researcher
contract type: Full time / Flexi-time
location: Wan Chai
sector:
salary: to be discussed, depending experience
ref: JOB_000451[907]
job published: 11 days ago

job description

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.

Responsibilities

  • 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. 

Requirements 

  • 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.