Assistant Director of CDB(English) job opening in Beijing

China Development Brief (“中国发展简报”) (English) Assistant Director

China Development Brief (CDB) is looking for an Assistant Director (AD) to assist in managing and developing its CDB (English) project. The AD is a full-time position at CDB’s office in Beijing, and will report to the Editor of CDB (English).

CDB is a Chinese NGO whose mission is to empower China`s civil society by facilitating the free flow of information, resources and views for grassroots NGOs and activists through independent reporting and analysis. CDB (English) began as a translation project under CDB in early 2011 to facilitate international understanding of and support for China’s growing nonprofit, civil society sector. It has developed quickly over the last two years. Starting with a seed grant from the Ford Foundation, CDB (English) has received funding from the U.S. Embassy, the German foundation, EED (now the Protestant Development Service), the Henry Luce Foundation, the British Embassy, the Canada Fund and the China Foundation for Poverty Alleviation. This spring, we published a bilingual Chinese NGO Directory and a Special Report on the Diversification of Public Advocacy in China, and organized a two-day Civil Society Forum which attracted more than 150 participants. Recently, in collaboration with two other Chinese NGOs, we applied for and received a major three-year grant from the European Union to develop an advocacy training program for NGOs. The AD will play an important role in managing these existing projects and in developing new projects.

This is an ideal position for someone interested in developing multiple skill sets – research, writing, project management and development, fundraising – with room for promotion and greater responsibilities in managing and developing CDB (English) in the next year.

Location: Beijing, China.

Starting Date: early September.

Duties and Responsibilities of the Assistant Director:

Working with CDB’s staff to manage the three-year EU advocacy training program.

Working with CDB(English)’s Editor on grant applications and other fundraising activities.

Collecting Chinese news articles, and providing brief summaries in English, for the Weekly Civil Society News.

Writing articles and reports on China’s civil society sector.

Translating and reviewing Chinese-language and English-language materials when needed.

Managing CDB (English) interns.

Coordinating and communicating with CDB (English)’s partners to develop new projects and partnerships.

Working with CDB(English)’s Editor on administrative matters such as managing the budget and grants, and writing up reports as required by our funders.

Working with the CDB staff to maintain and develop the CDB (English) website.


College graduate, Master’s degree preferred

Bilingual (strong English and Chinese language skills)

Excellent organizational, communication and writing skills

A team player who is collegial, culturally sensitive, and patient and able to work closely with a Chinese staff

Knowledge of and commitment to China’s public interest NGO sector

Previous volunteer and management experience in a NGO a plus

Knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel


Salary range is 6,000-9,000 RMB per month, including social insurance, depending on educational level and experience, with opportunities for salary increases and promotion depending on the AD’s performance. We can also obtain a work visa for foreign employees.

How to Apply:

Please send a brief cover letter stating your interest in the position and a CV in English to, and

Deadline for application: August 17, 2013



Tel/Fax: +86 (10) 10 8402 5759

Website: (Chinese); (English)


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