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.
Period: one year, starting 1 May 2019 (or sooner)
Type: part-time consultancy (75 hours a month)
Location: Bangkok (Thailand) or Singapore
Deadline for application: 6 March 2019
Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung (FES) is the oldest political foundation in Germany with a rich tradition in social democracy dating back to its foundation in 1925. Our work focuses on the core ideas and values of social democracy, freedom, justice and solidarity.
With more than 100 offices worldwide, FES has built a vast network of international partners, contacts and friends. In 2015 FES decided to intensify its online-based communication with partners and contacts. FES Connect is a digital offer in English for partner engagement by the Division for International Cooperation comprised of a monthly newsletter, a web portal and a Twitter account. It brings the latest news and updates from the work by the international FES community, partners and friends.
Through the use of digital communication tools, the digital offer aims for a dynamic exchange between partners of FES across national borders and areas of work. The objective is to strengthen and grow the international network of organizations and individuals whose political work commits to the values of social democracy and globalization on the basis of solidarity.
This vacant consultancy is a great opportunity for a Social Media and Community Manager to work with the partner engagement programme team based in Bangkok and Berlin to co-design, adapt, and implement the social media communications strategy of FES Connect.
If you believe in the positive role social media can have for social change to strengthen solidarity, freedom and justice for a democratic society, the Social Media and Community Manager is the role for you.
Submit a resumé (max two pages) with one name for reference, one page cover letter with expected monthly fee and a writing sample (facebook post/design or blog maximum 1000 words, inclusive of the hyperlink) from a platform you had contributed or managed in English.
Email the documents to thamonpat.cooperider(at)fes.asia with Name_Last Name and the title of the position in Subject line by 06 March 2019.
Only successful candidates will be notified and invited for an interview (via skype or in person) as soon as possible.
No relocation costs are applicable for this job.
Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung (FES) in Asia is updating its roster of qualified editors who may be involved in its projects, publications and activities in Asia. The eligible applicant will be a native speaker of English with at least five years of editorial experience residing and working in any of the following countries: Germany, Bangladesh, China, India, Indonesia, South Korea, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand or Vietnam.
Deadline for expression of interest is 15 February 2019.
How to apply
Interested candidates are invited to submit a short CV, sample of latest work and daily service fee for editing and professional copywriting in English to Thamonpat.cooperider(at)fes.asia by 15 February 2019. For editing, please include a charge per page (where page is considered 500 words) to reflect price difference for type of editing (substantive, line, copy-edit or proofreading). For professional copywriting include price per word.
Applicants will be notified by 1 March 2019.
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.
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:
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!