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Project Manager (1 year contract, Communications)

Asia-Europe Foundation (ASEF) Singapore Contract

About ASEF Communications Department

ASEF’s Communications Department (COM) is responsible for corporate communications. It promotes Asia-Europe cooperation by advancing awareness and knowledge of ASEF, ASEM and key topics in Asia-Europe relations. Aimed at a diverse range of constituencies, including the media and general public, the COM's activities foster greater mutual understanding between Asia and Europe through overseeing ASEF’s websites, newsletters and social media platforms. It organises projects around the Media theme from time to time, such as the ASEF Journalists Seminar.

About The Position

ASEF is seeking to hire a highly self-motivated, hardworking, experienced and creative Project Manager who can be a good team member to assist the Director of Communications in furthering the mission of the Department. The Project Manager will work with a team of 2-3 communications professionals while implementing his own Project.

The appointment is on a one-year contract basis with an initial 3-month probation period.

Roles And Responsibilities
  • Support thought leadership through ideas, speeches, messages, reports, branding, message house, and fun events around bringing Asia and Europe closer
  • Budget planning and expenditure
  • Manage stakeholders such as officials, press, think tanks and alumni
  • Organise outreach events such as press conference, book launch, lecture and webcast
  • Develop and implement the organisation’s Public Relations Strategy, including Social Media and Mass Media
  • Manage websites, publish newsletters, annual reports and other occasional books
  • Operate social media channels, including content development and production
  • Be a Project Manager
  • Other related tasks assigned by the Communications Director
Key Competencies & Skills Requirements
  • A creative, independent and tireless worker with good judgment and ability to make decisions in a fast-changing working environment who is also a strong team player
  • Good writing and language skills in English; must be a good communicator with a strong level of interpersonal and presentation skills
  • Ability to multi-task and handle multiple assignments and deadlines
  • Project management competencies
  • Experience/Knowledge in working with the media
  • Experience in running social media campaign
  • Competence in using an array of tools including Hootsuite, Hubspot, Formstack, Mailchimp, Zoom, Microsoft Teams, and Google Analytics
  • Competence in graphic design, webcasting, copywriting
  • Competence in data analysis
  • Competence in using design software such as Adobe Creative, Canva, Powerpoint
  • Knowledge of desktop publication
  • Ability to use social media platforms like Facebook, Twittter, etc
  • Ability to operate/willingness to learn video-making and photography
  • A bachelor's degree or higher in mass communications, design or related studies
  • Relevant work experience, in staff work and/or policy related duties and implementing social media campaigns
  • Candidates without all the skill-sets or experience are also welcomed so long as they indicate their gaps

Candidates must be citizens and passport holders of ASEM[1] countries


The successful candidate will be offered a monthly salary commensurate with her/his qualifications and work experience. Other applicable benefits include an annual wage supplement, paid leave and medical benefits.

How To Apply

To apply for this position, please submit the following documents via e-mail with the subject “COM_PM_Your Full Name” to by Friday, 31 March 2023:
  • Cover letter detailing the qualities and contributions that you can bring to ASEF
  • Curriculum vitae (CV) with your contact details, highlighting your education, work experience and other qualification related to the job requirement
  • Copy of your passport
  • Contact details of 2 referees who can comment about your recent work in a professional capacity; please mention the capacity in which you know them
As we receive a large number of applications, we seek your understanding that only shortlisted applicants will be contacted via e-mail.

ASEF is an employer who does not discriminate against any job applicant or employee based on gender, sexual orientation, disability, age, colour, ethnicity/race, national origin (ancestry), religion (creed), marital status or pregnancy.

[1] The Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM) is an intergovernmental process established in 1996 to foster dialogue and cooperation between Asia and Europe. The 53 ASEM partners are Australia, Austria, Bangladesh, Belgium, Brunei Darussalam, Bulgaria, Cambodia, China, Croatia, Cyprus, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Kazakhstan, Korea, the Lao PDR, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Malta, Mongolia, Myanmar, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Pakistan, the Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Romania, the Russian Federation, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, the United Kingdom, Viet Nam, the European Union, and the ASEAN Secretariat. For more information, please visit

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