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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 - Copy Editor English

Duration of assignment: 1 year
Location:
Remote. The consultant must be based in either Thailand, Singapore or the Philippines
Reports to:
Regional Communications Coordinator

Deadline: 1 December 2020

Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung (FES), a German non-profit organization, is updating its roster of qualified copy editors who may be involved in its projects, publications and activities in Asia under a year-long framework agreement. The eligible applicants will be native speakers of English with at least five years of editorial experience residing and working in any of the following countries: Philippines, Singapore, or Thailand. 

Service Specifications

Under the direct supervision of the FES Asia Regional Communications Coordinator based in Manila, Philippines, and the overall guidance of the Director of the Singapore-based FES Office for Regional Cooperation in Asia, the duties and responsibilities of the editor are as follows:

  •  Undertake substantive copy-editing of 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 documents to ensure clarity of structure and internal consistency with FES values, 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, verifying factual correctness of  data used and that there is no error in the way it is presented in the text;
  • Ensure the house style is maintained for all segments of the document, including noted and bibliography.

Requirements

  • Degree in Communication, Journalism, English, Social Sciences or related fields;
  • Minimum of five years’ experience as professional editor in Asia with non-profit organizations, international organizations, universities or media outlets editing academic papers, policy reports and exposure stories dealing with development cooperation on current political affairs, regional cooperation, gender equality, future of work, international trade, climate change, good governance and/or peace and security; 
  • Excellent written and verbal communication, strong fact checking, meticulous proofreading;
  • Proven track-record of successful long-distance work;
  • Reading knowledge of German is considered an asset;
  • Native English speaker.

How to apply

Interested candidates are invited to submit a short CV, sample of latest work and a cost breakdown in English to isabelle.mischke(at)fes.asia  by 1st December 2020.

The costing should be based on daily rates that apply for the different level of editing service required, and the average number of standard pages expected to be completed per day of editing work (Level 1 and Level 2), where one standard page averages 500 words. The number of pages, where applicable includes the titles page (cover page), table of contents, text body, footnotes, tables and figures. Reiterations between the author (s) /copy-editor/ publisher will be kept to a minimum (one only where applicable) and will relate only to major text change and/or queries.

The editing levels referred to are understood as:

Editing level 1: Copy-edit to improve errors in grammar, spelling, usage and style, tightening up wordy prose, smooth awkward transitions and ensure accuracy of information.

Editing level 2: Copy-edit to correct flow and re-work some of the text, re-structure some paragraphs, correct style, flow, and grammar including all points under Level 1.

Applications will be reviewed based on the following considerations: 

  • 40% price 
  • 30% work sample
  • 30% CV 

Applicants will be notified by 20th December 2020.

 

Contact:

Ms. Isabelle Mischke

Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung Philippines

Unit 2804 Discovery Centre

#25 ADB Avenue, Ortigas Center

1605 Pasig City, Metro Manila, Philippines

+ 63-28-6377186

isabelle.mischke@fes.asia

 

Download the ToR as pdf here as well.

Call for expression of interest - Graphic Designer

Duration: 1 year

Location: Remote. Must be based in either Thailand, Singapore or the Philippines.

Deadline:  1 December 2020

Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung (FES), a German non-profit organization, is inviting qualified graphic designers to express their interest in a year-long framework contract of creating engaging, on-brand graphics for a variety of media, working with the regional communications team with projects, publications and activities in Asia. https://www.fes-asia.org/

Background

The Friedrich Ebert Stiftung (FES) is the oldest of the German political foundations with its tradition dating back to 1925. The foundation owes its formation and mission to the political legacy of Friedrich Ebert, the first democratically elected president of Germany.

FES is an independent non-profit organization. We promote the core values of social democracy: freedom, justice and solidarity – in Germany and with country offices in more than 100 countries worldwide. In Asia, FES has country offices in Afghanistan, Bangladesh, China, India, Indonesia, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, Philippines, South Korea, Thailand, and Vietnam and the FES Asia Regional Office in Singapore.

Service Specifications

Under the direct supervision of the FES Asia Regional Communications Coordinator based in Manila, Philippines, and the overall guidance of the Director of the Singapore-based FES Office for Regional Cooperation in Asia, the duties and responsibilities will include the following:

  • Design of a variety of digital and offline materials for social media, publications and other FES projects;
  • Conceptualize visuals based on given requirements;
  • Work with typography, layout and illustrations using the appropriate software or technology, or by hand;
  • Ensure internal consistency of designs, adhering to brand guidelines and organization values;
  • Provide quality input for brainstorming of project designs;
  • Works closely with the regional communications team.

 Requirements

  • A strong portfolio of illustrations or other graphics;
  • Familiarity with design software and technologies (such as InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop);
  • Meticulous eye for minute design details and executes feedback quickly;
  • Believes in adherence to brand guidelines;
  • Excellent communication skills;
  • Proven track-record of successful long-distance work;
  • Located in the Philippines, Singapore or Thailand;
  • Fluent in English.

How to apply

Interested candidates are invited to submit a short CV, portfolio of designs and cost breakdown to isabelle.mischke(at)fes.asia  by 1st December 2020.

Please include a charge for the following outputs:

  •  Publication layouts (per page),
  • Cover design (per design),
  • Social media graphic (per design with dimension variants in 1:1, 16:9, 3:1, 3:2, depending on the need, including a tier for basic and more complex designs),
  • and additional design services (per hour).

Applications will be reviewed based on the following considerations:

  • 40% portfolio
  • 30% price
  • 30% CV

Applicants will be notified by 20th December 2020.

 

Contact:

Ms. Isabelle Mischke

Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung Philippines

Unit 2804 Discovery Centre

#25 ADB Avenue, Ortigas Center

1605 Pasig City, Metro Manila, Philippines

+ 63-28-6377186

isabelle.mischke(at)fes.asia

Download the terms of reference here

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 Senior Office Administrator Kejalekshimi Sivalingam at info[at]fes.asia.

We are looking forward to hearing from you!

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This website gives you regular updates of FES regional projects and activities across our Asia country offices.

It offers news articles on current debates and a range of research publications and policy briefs to download.  

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