Senior Researcher - Hong Kong
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 to be based in Hong Kong. The Senior Researcher will be a member of a small but high-powered research team.
· Conduct primary and secondary research;
· Analyze qualitative and quantitative information gathered from a variety of sources;
· Help execute and manage the research process, including mentoring junior team members;
· Write and edit research reports and articles for publication consistent with the high standard expected at CAPS;
· 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;
· 8+ years of experience in research/writing or related fields;
· Native proficiency in English. Additional Asian languages are desirable;
· Excellent writing, editing, and critical thinking skills;
· Extensive experience using a mixture of qualitative and quantitative research methods;
· Ability to connect the dots and see patterns when analyzing quantitative and qualitative information;
· Ability to transform insights into sharply focused, digestible output;
· Project management skills refined through extensive experience in planning and managing large-scale research projects with high levels of autonomy, and stakeholder management;
· Strong interpersonal and communication skills to effectively work across different cultures;
Additionally, the successful candidate will have:
· Strong attention to detail and the ability to stay organized and juggle multiple priorities;
· Passion for comparative research with a curious mind to tackling new questions and exploring unfamiliar areas;
· Demonstrable interest in philanthropy/nonprofit/social sectors;
· Knowledge of at least some of the economies covered by CAPS;
· A sense of humor.
If necessary, CAPS will sponsor the qualified candidate’s employment visa in Hong Kong. To apply for this position, please send a cover letter, CV and two writing samples to firstname.lastname@example.org. Only shortlisted candidates will be notified of their application status.