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7116 The Asia Foundation vacancy 1 -12 February 2023

The Asia Foundation


Program Officer – Pacific RISE-CTIP

Nuku'alofa, Tonga

POSITION: Program Officer – Pacific RISE-CTIP

Location: Nuku'alofa, Tonga

Deadline: February 12, 2023

The Asia Foundation is a non-profit international development organization committed to improving lives across a dynamic and developing Asia and the Pacific. Informed by six decades of experience and deep local expertise, our programs address critical issues affecting Asia and the Pacific in the 21st century. One of our major programs is the Pacific Regional Initiative and Support for More Effective Counter Trafficking in Persons” “(Pacific RISE-CTIP)”. It is 5-year project implemented by The Asia Foundation with funding from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). Pacific RISE-CTIP aims to address trafficking in persons (TIP) through a holistic, multi-sectoral approach that engages an inclusive cross-section of Pacific Island Countries’ stakeholders from government, civil society and the private sector to strengthen TIP prevention, protection and prosecution.

Pacific RISE-CTIP is seeking applications from qualified Tongan national, or a Pacific Islander who is eligible to work from Tonga, for the position of Program Officer. The Program Officer will work closely with the Chief of Party in planning, implementation, and monitoring of activities; developing innovative and entrepreneurial approaches in delivering and expanding the Foundation’s program in counter trafficking in persons; as well as identifying emerging issues and new opportunities for possible programming. She/he is expected to closely coordinate and engage with Pacific RISE-CTIP’s partner organizations, consultants, and other stakeholders to ensure alignment with program objectives, timely delivery of outputs, and compliance with USAID and TAF’s rules on expenditures and overall program management. This position works with the other Program Officers to deliver the team target results and to coordinate with the Foundation’s Finance and Administration unit on all logistical, administrative, and financial aspects of program and grants management related to the project.


  • The successful candidate should have at least five (5) years of relevant professional experience and a degree in the social sciences, international relations, law or other related field
  • Must have deep local knowledge and familiarity in some of the following: human rights, transnational organized crime, labour rights or similar or related development projects, preferably in the area of counter-trafficking in persons;
  • Should have experience in program development and management, project monitoring, financial and grants management, strategic planning
  • Should have experience in partnerships and management of grantees and consultants
  • Should have strong analytical skills, problem solving skills, and excellent communication skills (verbal and written)
  • Previous work on international development in the Pacific with private, public, bi-lateral or multi-lateral development institutions and/or non-profit organizations also an advantage.

Interested applicants should send CV with a letter of intent to pacific [dot] rise-ctip [at] asiafoundation [dot] org on or before 12 February 2023. For enquiries and to request for a copy of the full job description, send an email to pacific [dot] rise-ctip [at] asiafoundation [dot] org


Matangi Tonga Online ref. #7116 The Asia Foundation 1-12 January 2023