The Asia Foundation Job Vacancy: Private Sector Engagement Specialist – Bangkok, Thailand

Posting Job


August 25, 2016

Expired Job


June 19, 2019



Asia Foundation (the Foundation), a non-profit international
development organization committed to improving lives across a dynamic
and developing Asia, seeks an experienced Private Sector Engagement Specialist for a proposed five-year, Asia Trafficking in Persons (CTIP) Program (“Asia CTIP”).Issued
as a Leader with Associates (LWA), Asia CTIP will be a cooperative
agreement through which selected implementer will provide USAID with a
broad range of support for CTIP programing across the region. The
Foundation is leading a consortium of organizations applying for this
anticipated award.

Private Sector Engagement Specialist will be responsible for developing
and implementing a robust private sector engagement strategy for
countering trafficking in persons. This includes developing partnerships
and building relationships with the private sector, identifying
opportunities for public-private partnerships, and working with specific
high risk supply chains.  The Private Sector Engagement Specialist will
be considered Key Personnel for Asia CTIP. The position will be full
time and based in Bangkok, Thailand (pending confirmation), contingent
upon award and approval by USAID.

The Private Sector Engagement
Specialist will be responsible for the following essential duties:


  • Develop
    and implement strategies for outreach to private corporations and other
    potential partners, both at the national and regional level.
  • Develop and maintain relationships with private sector partners.
  • Coordinate private sector stakeholders’ cooperation in information sharing.
  • Foster engagement between private sector actors and civil society organizations in the region.
  • Work with suppliers in high risk supply chains on a range of CTIP activities
  • Support the development of effective mechanisms for access to remedy for workers in target sectors


  • Advanced degree in economics, business, international relations, social science, political science, or other related field;
  • Minimum
    five (5) years of relevant professional experience managing
    public-private sector engagement and partnership, with a minimum of five
    (5) years’ experience in Asia;
  • At
    least three years’ experience – in the private, nonprofit or public
    sectors – on issues related to international development, private sector
    development, or another international development technical area (i.e.
    agriculture, climate change, education, health);
  • Experience
    in developing partnerships in the context of international development,
    including identifying partnership opportunities, brokering and
    cultivating relationships, designing partnership arrangements,
    facilitating partner negotiations, and formalizing partnership deal
  • Private
    sector experience, ideally including work on issues related to the
    intersection of business and international development;
  • Demonstrated
    ability to engage at senior levels in business and development sector
    contexts, and to build trust-based relationships with senior-level
    executives; and
  • Experience
    working with stakeholders across the public, private and nonprofit
    sectors, and an existing network of contacts to draw upon with respect
    to public-private partnerships for development

Interested applicants should submit a cover letter and CV by September 5, 2016 to with the position listed in the subject line. The Asia Foundation is an equal opportunity employer. No phone calls, please.
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