Organisation: Foundation

Position: Deputy Regional Director for Asia

Location: Flexible location in Asia

Salary: Competitive, defined based on country of preferred location


Closing date: 28/03/2021 (day/month/year)

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Deputy Regional Director for Asia Foundation


The Foundation empowers millions of people to use technology to build social movements and create transformational change. With staff teams in 10 countries, 95 million users, a growing base of user-generated revenue, and thousands of campaign victories every year, our model is a proven engine for social change and citizen leadership, with incredible potential to grow.

Today, we are facing an exciting challenge of maximizing the impact in different continents and expanding relevance beyond the petition experience. We are interested in improving our current products and creating new ones especially focused in promoting collective action and unlocking action-driven communities.

Job description

We are looking for a passionate person for social change and citizen mobilization, who can boost our teams in the technological vanguard of citizen campaigns in Asia.

As the Deputy Regional Director, you will be responsible for delivery against the overall strategic direction and operations in the Asia region, covering Japan, India, Indonesia and Thailand, and our expansion into Malaysia, with support and under the supervision of the Regional Director.

The person can be based anywhere in Asia with a strong internet connection. We will not be working from any of our physical offices until at least mid-2021 due to covid-19.  

As member of our team, you will:

  • Management: Manage Country Directors and other relevant regional roles, supporting them on running successful operations in their countries, setting ambitious goals with their teams and motivating them to execute their plans with high quality.
  • Strengthening Digital expertise: In particular, infuse our work in the region with the latest in digital marketing expertise, assessing our strengths and weaknesses and working with each country to develop tailored strategies to set them on a path of increasing growth.
  • Revenue: Ensure the design and delivery of ambitious and rigorous revenue sustainability strategies that guarantee the healthy financial sustainability of countries in the region.
  • Maintaining effective and cohesive teams: Ensure training, problem-solving, effective communication and sharing learning and innovation in the region.
  • Strengthening our Brand regionally: Support countries in growing and protecting our brand as the world’s leading hub for civic organizing in the region.
  • Liaison and network: Liaise with the Foundation global team to ensure needs from countries in the region are addressed.
  • Expansion:  Identify opportunities for regional expansion and support team members who are leading expansion efforts. 

Candidate requirements

This describes you:

  • have the ability to think strategically, develop long-term plans and to adapt to fast-changing political situations in an international environment,
  • have a track record of supporting teams to build out a strong digital presence across multiple channels to reach our users where they are, and implement strategic goal-setting, measurement, and best practices to ensure teams are working on the highest-leverage opportunities,
  • have a high level of business acumen including successful P&L management; the ability to balance the delivery of programs against the realities of a budget; and problem solving, project management, and creative resourcefulness,
  • have some knowledge of geographical, political, socio-economic trends, challenges and key players in the Asia region and ability to work effectively within a varied and changing set of issues and countries,
  • have experience in digital businesses and a strong understanding of digital marketing strategies,
  • have excellent verbal and written communication skills, including exceptional negotiation and advocacy skills in English and any other language of the region.

We would also like to see you:

  • identify closely with the core values and principles of the Foundation and is driven by our mission to empower people everywhere to create the change they want to see.
  • are an agile learner to develop the capability to both build and lead driven, passionate, diverse and globally distributed teams, supporting equity, diversity and inclusion within a global setting.
  • demonstrate passion for breaking new ground in citizen-led social change.
  • are action-oriented — enjoys working hard and looks for challenges; able to act and react as necessary, even if limited information is available.
  • not afraid to take charge of a situation; and take unpopular stands when necessary.
  • have a strong sense of self-confidence, resilience and experience adapting to complex and changing situations
  • are an energetic, motivated individual who acts with integrity.
  • are able to build strong and long-lasting relationships with multicultural internal and external stakeholders with different backgrounds.

Additional comments

The Foundation is committed to being a diverse and inclusive workplace. We especially encourage applicants of different backgrounds, cultures, genders, experiences, abilities and perspectives to apply.

We know that it is not common for applicants to meet every single experience/skill set requirements. If you feel that you might be missing one or two of the skill sets listed above, please apply anyway!

We love serving our users, and we love our staff too. We show it through competitive salaries, five weeks annual leave, robust maternity and parental leave, an amazing culture where you'll work alongside some of the world's leading campaign and communications experts in the world. Your co-workers are high-impact, low-ego, and have a deep respect for our users.

We’re working for a world where no one is powerless, and where creating change is a part of everyday life. We hope you’ll join us.

How to apply

Please send a letter of application stating the skills and approach that you would bring to the post with your CV/resume (no photos) in strict confidence by email only to: Karem Armstrong to  

Please ensure that they are sent with the titles “your name cover letter” and “your name CV” Please put “ Dep Regional Director Asia” in the email subject line. 

Contact person: Karem Armstrong

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Preferred method of response: Any

Closing date: 2021-03-28

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