Regional Director, Asia Pacific Regional Office

Regional Director, Asia Pacific Regional Office

Open Society



You will be responsible for the design and implementation of strategies that promote and bolster human rights and expand inclusive democratic space in the Asia Pacific region, and for leading the dedicated team of APRO staff in this effort.


- Personal and professional alignment to the core mission and values of OSF and in excess of 15 years’ progressively responsible in a field connected to the advancement of human rights and democratic practice in Asia;

- Extensive knowledge of political and social dynamics across the Asia region; a passionate interest in and intellectual curiosity about global trends affecting the region;

- Strong networks amongst civil society, governmental and private sector actors; demonstrated experience in effective coalition building and policy influence;

- Experience at leadership level in the design of strategy and programs that amplify the capacity of civil society in Asia and/or strengthen mechanisms that protect democratic practice, justice and rights in the region;

- Excellent writing, analytical, interpersonal, organizational and communication skills with sensitivity to cultural communication differences;

- Ability to perform in an advisory role to senior management, including the President of OSF and Global Board;

- Proven experience in the development and nurturing of teams, instinctive understanding of when to delegate or lead, empowers and enables staff to incorporate their perspectives in strategy development;

- Experience in planning and managing budgets, maintaining high standards of fiscal governance;

- Willingness to undertake frequent travel (when COVID-19 related policy and restrictions allow);

- Commitment to continuous learning and growth in the areas of diversity, equity, inclusion, antiracism and social justice;

- Commitment to listening and working with humility; ways of working that are respectful to all people; and that support space and voice for all diverse perspectives in our workplace.

About Company

The Open Society Foundations work to build inclusive and vibrant democracies whose governments are accountable to their citizens.

We are a global network of foundations committed to local knowledge and national expertise. Active in more than 120 countries, Open Society is the world’s largest private funder of independent groups working for justice, democratic governance, and human rights. In addition to making grants to organizations and individuals, we engage in policy advocacy, legal advocacy and litigation, program-related investing, and public communications, as well as providing direct assistance to governments.