The Digital Information Specialist will provide written recommendations for an overarching technology strategy; provide written pilot project concept notes and preliminary budgets; identify viable funding sources; and may be required to present these materials to Asia Foundation and Books for Asia management at a strategic planning meeting.
BFA responds to the higher-than-ever demand in Asia for cutting-edge information and research in English and local languages as students, reformers, professionals, and governments seek to participate in a globalized world. BFA continues to be the leading provider of brand-new donated books in Asia.
The Digital Information Specialist will be based in Asia and will be responsible for developing a robust technology component in collaboration with the BFA team to complement the BFA program. The Digital Information Specialist will interview and engage with Asia Foundation field staff, partners, local stakeholders, and prospective public and private donors in order to identify and propose innovative technologies and develop strategies and projects that use ICT resources to complement the BFA mission in the context of national governments.
Qualifications and Experience
•Bachelor’s Degree required. Degree in Information Technology and International Development or similar strongly preferred. A technical degree with international development graduate studies is ideal.
•Minimum three to five years of relevant experience preferably in applying technology to international development, online learning in Asia, or ePublishing.
•Extensive professional network of contacts working in technology and international development in Asia highly desired.
•Experience working or consulting on technology projects highly desired.
•Experience in strategic planning, proposal development, and budgeting for international development ICT or similar projects.
•Proven ability to communicate, coordinate, and effectively work with diverse stakeholders, from government
Interested applicants should email a cover letter and resume to Protected content . Please indicate the position (Consultant, Digital Information Specialist – Books for Asia Program) in the subject line. The Asia Foundation is an equal opportunity employer. Women and people of color are encouraged to apply. Application deadline is June 21, Protected content .