By Anthea Mulakala and Binayak Basyat
Despite rapid economic growth, conflict has persisted in many parts of Asia. Half of the countries in South and Southeast Asia have experienced subnational conflicts in recent decades. Many face the challenge of managing tensions between diverse ethnic and religious communities. Local conflicts associated with land, natural resources, and urban crime have also arisen as Asian countries have developed and urbanized. Protracted conflicts in the region have hindered development and growth, nationally and regionally.
Kathmandu, May 23, 2018 — Protracted conflicts in Asia have negatively impacted development and growth, nationally and regionally. Local conflicts, associated with land and natural resources, along with urban crime, are on the rise as Asian countries develop and urbanize.
By Huang Zhen
Women have a critical role to play in the development of Myanmar, but they face a broad range of challenges including low skills, limited employment opportunities, and inadequate representation and participation in governance. In response, The Asia Foundation is committed to gender equality in its program in Myanmar and works with the government, civil society organizations, business associations, media, and international development partners to support women to maximize their full potential.
Position Title: Consultant Technical Writer
Department: Policy and Research
Organization: The Asia Foundation (TAF)
Contract Duration: 45 days (Aug 20, 2018 to Oct 5, 2018)
Duty Station: Kabul office / or Home based
Number of Posts: Multiple
Announcement Date: July 30, 2018
Closing Date: Aug 17, 2018
Background about the Foundation:
The Asia Foundation is advertising an open call for consultants for its Coalitions for Change (CfC) program, a partnership between Australia’s Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade and The Asia Foundation. CfC focuses on key policy reforms to improve the lives of Filipinos and promote their economic well-being, encouraging civil society, private sector, academe, and government to work together to bring about public policies that contribute to development reform priorities for the Philippines.
The successful recruit will support the “Restoring Mutual Trusts in Mindanao through People to People Engagement Project” also known as Project Peace Connect, a USAID funded initiative of TAF. S/he will provide technical support in a) monitoring and evaluation, b) qualitative case writing and c) specialized research and d) project reporting. S/he will support the Program Manager in the design and management of Peace Connect’s MEL component. S/he will serve as the day to day leave staff in charge of MEL related tasks and activities.
The Asia Foundation (TAF) in China is implementing a two-year project (June 2018-May 2020) with the objective of addressing gender gaps and enabling the adoption of gender-sensitive corporate responsibility practices by Chinese textile and garment investors in Cambodia. The Asia Foundation is currently looking for a Gender and Cooperate Social Responsibility Expert based in Phnom Penh to support this program.