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Thank you for being as enthusiastic about social democracy as we are. Join one of our offices across Asia and get engaged in the work of Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung (FES). Please find our current job vacancies and information on the application process below.

Call for Expression of Interest: Graphic Design and Art Direction; Print Design and Publication Layout / DEADLINE EXTENDED

Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung (FES) is updating its roster of qualified experts in the field of graphic design and art direction as well as Print Design who may be involved in its projects, publications and activities in Asia. The eligible applicant can choose to express interest in one or both types of services and will be a national and/or residing and working in any of the following countries: Bangladesh, China, India, Indonesia, South Korea, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam.

Main Responsibilities

Under the overall supervision of the Regional Communication Coordinator based in Thailand, the duties and responsibilities of the graphic designer will be to:

  • Create on demand and propose graphics (infographics, maps, graphs etc.) for publications and outreach material as well as the web and social media;
  • Ensure the corporate identity of FES is correctly applied;
  • Prepare new and update templates for presentation materials and publications;
  • Advise on art direction and designing posters and backdrops for events as well as helping with promotional materials;
  • Layout publications, produce press-ready artwork for publications and other materials following a house template
  • Art direction in the production of different media formats as required

Eligibility requirements

  • Expertise with design software such as InDesign, Adobe, Quark
  • Excellent command of standard formatting applications
  • Experience with art direction
  • Any experience with Flash and/or web development is a definite plus
  • Capacity to creativly convey ideas through text and image 
  • Working knowledge of English. German language skills are an asset.
  • Proven track-record of successful long-distance work
  • National or located in the countries where FES has offices in Asia (see a full list here)

Procedure

Interested candidates are invited to express their interest by 30th March 2018 via email by submitting a CV, portfolio (or link to it) and daily service fee in English to Thamonpat.cooperider(at)fes.asia. In the subject line of the email please specify if applying for Graphic Design and Art Direction, Print Design and Publication Layout only or all. 

Call for Expression of Interest: Copy Editing (English) / DEADLINE EXTENDED

Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung (FES) is updating its roster of qualified experts in the field of copy editing who may be involved in its projects, publications and activities in Asia. The eligible applicant will be a national or residing and working in any of the following countries: Bangladesh, China, India, Indonesia, South Korea, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam.

Main Responsibilities

Under the overall supervision of the Regional Communication Coordinator based in Thailand, the duties and responsibilities of the copy editor would be:

  • Edit country studies, policy papers and reports on social, political and economic issues in countries in Asia for content and flow
  • Edit short stories for web-publishing and occasionally brochures and flyers
  • Edit with a view to ensure clarity of structure and and internal consistency, both analytical and stylistic
  • Ensure that the statistical data used and referenced in the text are consistent with the data in the tables, figures, charts and maps
  • Ensure the house style is maintained for all segments of the document, including references.
  • Occasional copy-writing

Person Specification

  • Advanced university degree in Communication, Journalism, English, Social Sciences or related fields
  • Minimum of five years professional editing experience in Asia with non-profit organizations, universities or media outlets
  • Excellent written and verbal communication, strong fact checking, meticulous proofreading - Proven track-record of successful long-distance work
  • Reading knowledge of German is desired
  • National or located in the countries where FES has offices in Asia (see a full list here)

Interested candidates are invited to submit a CV, sample of latest work and daily service fee in English to Thamonpat.cooperider(at)fes.asia by 30th March 2018. In the subject line of the email please specify the call you are expressing interest in. 

Internship

Thank you for your interest in an internship with Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung in Asia. For internships in the Singapore-based FES Office for Regional Cooperation in Asia see for more information below. For internship opportunities in any of our 13 other offices in Asia, get information on our About page and contact the respective country offices.

More information

An internship at the Singapore-based FES Office for Regional Cooperation in Asia offers the possibility to experience and support the work of a political foundation at the regional level in Asia.

Who can apply

You may apply for an internship if you are an advanced student (minimum final year of B.A. studies) of Political Science, Social Sciences, Economics or related studies and display strong interest in international cooperation. FES scholarship recipients and applicants with a keen interest and preliminary experiences in the field of labour and trade issues, trade unions, feminism and social protection are particularly welcomed to apply. English proficiency is a must for our work. German and/or other Asian languages are beneficial.

Duration of internship and what to expect

During an FES Singapore internship, you will experience the working environment of a German political foundation and its cooperation activities in the field of social justice. Interns are required to support the FES team in its daily work, including organizing and implementing workshops and conferences, doing desk research, writing reports and assisting in office administration. The maximum internship duration is 3 months.

Upon request, FES can provide you with more detailed information on living and working in Singapore. Please be informed that standards of living in Singapore are very high which translates into high living expenses while living here. Due to internal regulations, FES can only offer a minor contribution to your internship-related expenses. In total FES will support you with 450 €uro/month. Additional expenses like flight ticket, visa fees, health insurance, etc., are not covered by FES.

How to apply

Applications (to be written in English) should be submitted at least 3 months in advance of your preferred starting date of the internship. You are requested to include the following documents in your application:

  • Motivation letter (1-1.5 page): What motivated you to apply for an internship with FES? Why did you choose the FES Office for Regional Cooperation in Asia based in Singapore? What do you expect from the internship? How can you contribute to our work? Please state your preferred time window for the internship. You may indicate two time windows in case your availability is flexible;
  • Curriculum Vitae (please also state your date of birth);
  • Recent overview of grades and study credits issued by your university;
  • Other relevant documents, e.g., reference letters from previous internships.

Once you are shortlisted you will be invited for a brief skype interview. Upon a successful application, you will need to apply for a visa and work permit under the Singapore Work Holiday Programme which permits you to enter Singapore for the purpose of your internship only. Singapore has specific and strict regulations for internship applicants based on age and university affiliation.

For details on visa matters please refer to the website of the Ministry of Manpower of Singapore.

Please send your application by email to FES Office Administrator Ms. Patricia D'Cotta at info[at]fes.asia.

We are looking forward to hearing from you!

Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung
Office for Regional Cooperation in Asia

7500A Beach Road
#12-320/321/322
The Plaza
Singapore 199591

+65 6297 6760
info(at)fes.asia

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