Careers

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: 5 November 2019

Executive Director (CAPS India) - India

The Centre for Asian Philanthropy and Society (CAPS HK) is a uniquely Asian, independent, action-oriented research and advisory organization committed to maximizing private resources for doing good. CAPS HK is establishing CAPS India as a sister organization.

CAPS HK identifies and disseminates best practices, models, policies, and strategies that can contribute to positive system change in the social investment sector across Asia. CAPS HK’s mission is to increase the quality and quantity of private resources going towards doing good in Asia. CAPS HK works across 1 economies throughout Asia and recognizes that each has its own unique set of strengths, challenges, and needs. In collaboration with their partners across Asia, they carry out both in-depth and comparative studies. All of their work is grounded in evidence-based research and meticulously collected data.

CAPS India will focus on issues and projects idiosyncratic to India and also be part of the team working on regional initiatives.

About the Role
CAPS India is seeking to hire a full-time Executive Director with experience in stakeholder management and project implementation in a philanthropic context. This is a unique opportunity to establish CAPS’ brand and projects in India and set the organization’s vision

and strategy in the Indian landscape. You will work with a small but highly global, high-powered research team.

What’s on Offer

This is an opportunity to work with industry leaders focused on rigorous, evidence-based research. The team at CAPS HK is committed to providing world-class research and advisory services in the field of private social investment. They have developed a wide network of partners and collaborators in over 18 economies with whom they work to improve the quality and increase the quantity of social investment throughout the Asian region. This comes with a highly competitive salary anchored on your experience and competencies.

Key Responsibilities:

  1. In collaboration with the CEO of CAPS India, develop CAPS India’s strategy and drive implementation:
  • Shepherd complex stakeholder dynamics and build consensus across the different project partners, boards members, donors, and wider ecosystem;
  • Lead cross-functional internal teams—or cross-organization teams—to conduct special research projects across India;
  • Identify research needs and approaches relevant to the Indian context;
  • Identify projects that have a global appeal but are rooted in the regional context.
  1. Represent CAPS India nationally and globally:
  • Identify and foster relationships with potential research partners in India and the sub-continent;
  • Participate in conferences, events and meetings across the region to disseminate research findings and be an ambassador for CAPS India.
  1. Build a team:
  • Manage, and cultivate a high-performing, innovative team;
  • Play an active role in creating and fostering an organizational culture aligned with the values, and mission of CAPS India.
  1. Manage CAPS India:
  • Oversee the organisation’s finances and administration;
  • Oversee reporting requirements;
  • Co-author strategic plans and project proposals.

Requirements:

  1. Entrepreneurial Track Record:
  • A track record of having successfully built and led a new organization or vertical;
  • 10+ years of professional experience, including at least 5 of those years in India;
  • Expertise in risk management, including the identification of conflicts of interest.
  1. Proven ability to drive high impact research projects in India:
  • Understands research methodology and is intellectually curious;
  • Ability to identify and drive high impact research goals for the country based on pressing challenges and questions. This includes having a good understanding of policy and implementation at the grass-roots level.
  1. Team Building and Stakeholder Management Skills:
  • A track record of achievement in building and managing teams;
  • Experience in managing a diverse set of stakeholders, including donors or investors.
  1. Excellent Presentation Skills:
  • Demonstrated writing ability;
  • An ability to speak publically and generate consensus through group leadership.
  1. Philanthropic Sector Experience
  • Experience in successfully engaging with the philanthropic community, either “externally” through leading the process to raise philanthropic funds, or “internally” from having held leadership positions in philanthropic organizations.

Culture fit:

  1. Integrity and hard work.
  2. Learning and growth mindset.

If interested, please click here to apply.

Senior Researcher (CAPS India) - India

The Centre for Asian Philanthropy and Society (CAPS HK) is a uniquely Asian, independent, action-oriented research and advisory organization committed to maximizing private resources for doing good. CAPS HK is establishing CAPS India as a sister organization.

CAPS HK identifies and disseminates best practices, models, policies, and strategies that can contribute to positive system change in the social investment sector across Asia. CAPS HK’s mission is to increase the quality and quantity of private resources going towards doing good in Asia. CAPS HK works across 18 economies throughout Asia and recognizes that each has its own unique set of strengths, challenges, and needs. In collaboration with their partners across Asia, they carry out both in-depth and comparative studies. All of their work is grounded in evidence-based research and meticulously collected data.

CAPS India will focus on issues and projects idiosyncratic to India and also be part of the team working on regional initiatives.

About the Role

CAPS India is seeking to hire a full-time Senior Researcher with experience in primary and secondary research in a development sector/philanthropic context. This is a unique opportunity to work in a small but global, high-powered research team.

What’s on offer

This is an opportunity to work with industry leaders focused on rigorous, evidence-based research. The team at CAPS HK is committed to providing world-class research and advisory services in the field of private social investment. They have developed a wide network of partners and collaborators in over 18 economies with whom they work to improve the quality and increase the quantity of social investment throughout the Asian region. This comes with a highly competitive salary anchored to your experience and competencies.

Key Responsibilities:

  1. Write and edit research reports and articles for publication consistent with the high standards expected at CAPS HK.
  2. Conduct primary research (e.g. interviews, surveys) and secondary research (electronic and print sources) to fulfil research responsibilities.
  3. Analyze qualitative and quantitative information gathered from surveys, interviews and other sources.
  4. Help execute and manage the research process, including mentoring junior members of the research team.
  5. Contribute to designing and planning both policy and applied research projects, including writing research proposals.
  6. Help nurture and grow research partnerships across Asia.
  7. Participate in conferences, events and meetings across the region to disseminate research findings and be an ambassador for CAPS India.

Requirements:

  1. Should have 8+ years of experience in research/writing/journalism or related fields.
  2. Experience and aspiration to work with global, senior stakeholders.
  3. Experience in either quantitative or qualitative research.
  4. Experience in project management especially leading research projects in a strict deadline-driven environment.
  5. Should possess proficiency in mining information from different sources, including academia, the media, and the corporate and social sectors.

Preferred:

  1. Experience or interest in data analysis. Should not be afraid of numbers.
  2. Experience in philanthropy/nonprofit/social sector.
  3. Fluency in additional languages (preferably Asian).

Culture fit:

  1. Integrity and hard work.
  2. Learning and growth mindset.

Role logistics:

Location: Mumbai

Years of experience: 8+

Travel: Frequent (may involve international travel)

If interested, click here to apply.

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 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.

If interested, please send a cover letter, CV, and at least one writing sample to info@caps.org. Please note that shortlisted candidates will be required to complete a writing assignment.

More information about CAPS can be found at caps.org.

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 (www.caps.org). 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 info@caps.org.