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[Job Posting] [Heinrich Böll Foundation] Program Officer Foreign and Security Policy

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Who we are 

The Heinrich Böll Foundation (hbs) is a political foundation with an affiliation to the German Green  Party. Fostering democracy and upholding human rights, taking action to prevent the destruction  of the global ecosystem, advancing equality between women and men, securing peace through  conflict prevention in crisis zones, and defending the freedom of individuals against excessive state  and economic power – these are the objectives that drive the ideas and actions of the Heinrich Böll  Foundation. We maintain close ties with the German Green Party (Alliance 90/The Greens) and as  a think tank for green visions and projects, we are part of an international network encompassing  well over 100 partner projects in approximately 60 countries. The Heinrich Böll Foundation works  independently and nurtures a spirit of intellectual openness. We maintain a worldwide network  with currently 35 international offices.  

The foundation is in the process of opening an office in Seoul which will operate in the Koreas, Japan  and possibly other countries in East Asia. 

Who we are looking for 

To organize and administer the foreign policy work of the office we are looking to hire a  Program Officer Foreign and Security Policy 

Roles include: 

∙ Building a network of partners and stakeholders on foreign policy topics in the region  ∙ Political advisory on foreign policy topics in the Koreas and possibly other countries such as  Japan and the wider region of East Asia to the Office Director, other parts of the foundation,  Green politicians and other like-minded actors. 

∙ Planning, implementing (incl. budget management and administration) and evaluating  projects in the field of foreign policy. This includes projects run by the foundation as well as  grants made to third parties. 

∙ Reporting and analysis pertaining to your topics. 

∙ Contact with our HQ and our worldwide offices to shape the foreign policy work of the  foundation together. 

∙ High willingness to travel in- and outside Korea.

What you should bring 

We are looking for somebody who knows the foreign policy field in Korea and East Asia well!  Possible topics include: 

∙ China and Indo-Pacific Security 

∙ Korea as an ODA donor country  

∙ Japan 

∙ North Korea 

You should know the most important players in civil society, research and possibly politics, and if  possible, already have a good network. You should have a sharp mind and be able to produce top notch analysis on the issue. We are looking for somebody who thrives in teams, is willing to support  others and believes that we can achieve a better world together. A keen interest in politics is a must,  as is a belief in gender equality. 

As this job also includes administrative tasks, you should also be willing to handle those.  

You should have a fluent command of Korean and English, knowledge of other languages (esp.  German or Japanese) is a definitive plus. Your background could be in civil society, journalism, think  tanks or politics/government or in whatever you can convince us that it is the best fit. You could be  both an analyst or from politics, but would have to be willing to entertain the other side a bit as  well. Experience in dealing with governmental donors and an NGO-environment are desirable.  First experience abroad gained through either work, internships or study is highly desirable. 

What we offer 

A permanent contract in a dynamic environment in our office in Itaewon, with flat hierarchies and  the possibility to be part of a worldwide team working for a greener future. We offer you the  possibility to contribute with your ideas to our work and see them put into reality. A fair salary negotiable based upon prior experience.  

We value work-life balance and strive for a 40-hour work week. The hbs is a family-friendly  organization, parental leave, regular work hours and similar regulations are important to us,  although from time-to-time work on Saturdays or the evenings is possible, but will be compensated.  

How to apply 

Please send your CV, a letter introducing yourself and your motivation for the job to  kristian.brakel@kr.boell.org under the subject: ApplicationFSP1+YOURNAME until 31st July 2024

Being in possession of Korean nationality or a standing work permit for Korea (independent of your  employer) is a prerequisite for applying! If you are not a Korean citizen, please state your visa status  in the email. We apologize that candidates not meeting the minimum requirements in language or  visa status cannot be considered! 

Interviews for shortlisted candidates are planned to be conducted at the end of August 2024.