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

The 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.

The 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 structures;
  • 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.