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.
Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung (FES) is a non-profit German foundation, funded by the Government of the Federal Republic of Germany. The oldest German political foundation, FES has more than 100 offices around the world and its headquarters are located in Bonn and Berlin. The foundation is committed to the social and economic upgrading, in the spirit of social democracy, through education, research and international cooperation.
FES began working in Bangladesh in 2014. Since then it has been facilitating inclusive dialogues and research on social justice with a focus on labour and social partnership, sustainable development and international cooperation. For more information please visit our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/fesBangladesh/
Position description: Programme Coordinator (PC)
Status: Contract-based local employee (full-time)
The role requires:
If this sounds like something that you are interested in, please submit the following:
Applications close at 2:00pm on Thursday 7 June 2018. Only complete applications sent by email will be accepted: application.fes(at)fesbd.org
We know diversity makes a positive difference and we encourage people of ethnic and religious minorities and other diverse backgrounds to apply. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interview.
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!