CAPS takes pride in being a pioneer in philanthropic thought leadership in Asia. We endeavor to maintain an invigorating, challenging, and healthy work environment that values individuality, fosters collaboration, and encourages personal and professional growth for all team members.

From time to time, we offer research and non-research opportunities for individuals who share our vision and commitment to improving the world that we live in. We invite you to peruse the current openings below.

Current Openings - last updated: 17 July 2019

Ad-hoc Interpreter/Translator (Korean, Japanese, Vietnamese and Thai) - Hong Kong

The Centre for Asian Philanthropy and Society is a pan-Asian research and advisory non-profit organization based in Hong Kong ( We are seeking interpreter/translator services of a speaker and writer with native and business-level fluency in the following languages: Korean, Japanese, Vietnamese and Thai. We require these services from time to time and on an ad-hoc basis primarily at our offices in Wanchai, Hong Kong. There is some flexibility to work from home. Attendance at business functions such as meetings, conferences and report launches may also be required from time to time. Remuneration will be based on an agreed hourly rate. While is it not required, it would be advantageous for the applicant to have been professionally trained in interpreting, translation or in the language at an established and reputable educational institution. This position would be suitable for high-calibre applicants who are seeking a part-time/flexible engagement with a professionally run organization, operating in an intellectually challenging and stimulating environment.

The applicant should have the following qualifications and attributes:

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Native fluency in the target language (one of Korean, Japanese, Vietnamese or Thai)
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong interpersonal communication skills
  • Accuracy and keen attention to detail
  • Ability to work independently, effectively manage own time and to meet deadlines
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Intellectually curious
  • Team player with a sense of humour

If interested, please send a cover letter and current CV to

Short-term Data Consultant - 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 short-term consultant as a Data Analyst to help with data processing for an exciting project that spans 18 countries and territories in Asia. This is a 1-2 month position requiring 2 days of work per week. The start date is as soon as possible.


  • Support the cleaning and mining of primary data collected from almost 1800 organizations.
  • Work with data analysts on the CAPS Research Team to create and scrutinize .DO files in STATA.
  • Contribute to data mining for subsequent analysis by the research team.
  • Undertake other tasks related to data processing as needed.


  • Graduate training (Masters or PhD) in statistics and/or econometrics. Doctoral students encouraged to apply.
  • Experience in working with large datasets.
  • Able to handle all stages of data processing, including data cleaning and mining.
  • Proficient in STATA.
  • Interest and experience in data visualization is a plus.

 Additionally, the successful candidate will:

  • Appreciate this position as a singular opportunity to work on unique, original data that support a groundbreaking study.
  • Have a sense of humor.

If interested, please send a cover letter that highlights experience with data processing and a CV to