Country Advisor, South Korea

About Us

Give2Asia is a US public charity that promotes and facilitates philanthropy to Asia. Our mission is to strengthen communities in Asia by making overseas giving easier and more effective. Since 2001, Give2Asia has facilitated more than $350 million of charitable grants across 23 countries. We are based in Oakland, California with offices in Beijing and in-country experts across the Asia-Pacific region.


About the Position

Give2Asia is seeking a talented Country Advisor to work with the members of the Give2Asia team on their program development and grantmaking goals across South Korea.

This is a contract position, and the Country Advisor must be prepared for the fluctuations in the workload depending on the demand and necessity of the assigned tasks. This job does not require supervision responsibilities.


Job Functions

  • Facilitating the due diligence process for new and prospective grantees as well as existing grantees needing renewals
  • Review and assess due diligence documents according to Give2Asia requirements
  • Provide recommendations and advise Give2Asia as to whether the organization should be considered for grants
  • Reviewing grant proposals and budgets according to Give2Asia requirements
  • Ensuring timely receipt of proposals and budgets from grantees
  • Reviewing documents to ensure they are complete and in compliance with Give2Asia standards
  • Facilitating grants administration for all grants in South Korea
  • Assisting with grant monitoring and reporting
  • Conducting mid-point telephone check-ins with grantees and conduct site visits, when necessary
  • Advising Give2Asia on the performance of the grantee
  • Ensuring timely receipt of reports from grantees
  • Reviewing all grantee reports to ensure they are complete and in compliance with Give2Asia standards
  • Assisting with other activities related to liaising with grantees or providing high quality stewardship to donors, as requested
  • Researching and identifying new projects and partners, and conducting needs assessments or other special research, as requested
  • Assisting donors and Asia-based representatives of donors on-site in South Korea as requested
  • Supporting Give2Asia’s Friends Funds program by expanding the partner network, including developing a robust pipeline of potential partners
  • Respond to other requests for assistance from Give2Asia staff on a timely manner



The Country Advisor will be creative and entrepreneurial with the following experience and qualifications, or their equivalent:

  • Minimum 5 years of professional experience, with significant program experience in the nonprofit and social impact sector
  • Solid understanding of international grantmaking
  • Experience in international grantmaking would be preferred, but not mandatory
  • Proven professional experience engaging with key stakeholders, including National and community-based NGOs International donors, and Nonprofit boards
  • Extensive network and knowledge of the social sector
  • Outstanding business communications skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively in remote and diverse cultural settings
  • Knowledge or experience with CSR and philanthropy in South Korea is a plus
  • An interest in building a platform for effective philanthropy in Asia and enthusiastic about the mission, services, and impact of Give2Asia

How to Apply

Please use the link below to submit a resume and cover letter.

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