Chinese Law Prof Blog

Editor: Donald C. Clarke
George Washington University Law School

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

US Chamber of Commerce seeks Senior Manager/Director, China

Here's the job announcement. It seems to be based in Washington, DC. Among the job requirements: "An advanced degree and 5+ years’ experience working with China trade and investment policy issues."

March 21, 2017 in Internships/Employment Opportunities | Permalink | Comments (0)

Monday, March 13, 2017

China-related positions at ABA ROLI (Rule of Law Initiative)

I have received the following announcement:

The American Bar Association Rule of Law Initiative currently has three open positions with a China focus: a Program Director, a Program Manager, and a pro bono longterm legal specialist.  If interested, please follow the links to apply.

March 13, 2017 in Internships/Employment Opportunities | Permalink | Comments (0)

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

IPR local hire position at US Embassy in Beijing

Here's the announcement over at the China IPR blog.

December 6, 2016 in Internships/Employment Opportunities | Permalink | Comments (0)

Monday, October 17, 2016

Job posting: NYU Shanghai seeks Shanghai-based Associate/Assistant General Counsel

Friday, September 23, 2016

ABA ROLI seeks regional director for Asia & the Pacific (Washington, DC-based)

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Amnesty International seeks Research and Campaign Assistant for East Asia (Hong Kong-based, China-focused)

Here's the announcement: The description notes that it's China-focused.

June 29, 2016 in Internships/Employment Opportunities | Permalink | Comments (0)

Thursday, May 26, 2016

IP vacancy at the USTR

Friday, March 25, 2016

China-related jobs with PILnet (Global Network for Public Interest Law)

I have received the following announcement (slightly edited):

PILnet is hiring!  We’re currently seeking applications for a China-based Program Manager, located in either Beijing or Hong Kong, and a Program Assistant in Beijing. While legal training and experience is preferred, given that we work across sectors and are increasingly engaging in supply chain interventions (a.k.a. developing new models of CSR that involve law and community stakeholders), applications from professionals of varied backgrounds is encouraged. 

Links to both positions are copied below. 

Program Manager: (updated version here)

Program and Administrative Assistant:



March 25, 2016 in Internships/Employment Opportunities | Permalink | Comments (0)

Monday, March 7, 2016

Position available at Amnesty International, Hong Kong (deadline: March 13th)

Amnesty International has an opening for an IAR (Individuals At Risk) Campaigner in their Hong Kong office. Presumably this position is mainly about China. According to my friend at AI, "it's a great job, in Hong Kong, playing to Amnesty's core strength and unique role: campaigning on behalf of individuals. It's also reasonably well-paid, includes a good health insurance and pension plan." The salary is HKD 477,191 (US$61,451) and the closing date is March 13 - very soon!

Here's the announcement:


March 7, 2016 in Internships/Employment Opportunities | Permalink | Comments (1)

Sunday, January 3, 2016

Chinese law position at Monash University Faculty of Law

The Faculty of Law at Monash University is interested in hiring someone with Chinese law expertise. Here’s the announcement. It doesn’t mention China specifically, but I am informed that that is one of their areas of interest.

January 3, 2016 in Internships/Employment Opportunities | Permalink | Comments (0)

Friday, November 27, 2015

Jobs available in China IPR

The China IPR blog announces three China IP positions:

November 27, 2015 in Internships/Employment Opportunities | Permalink | Comments (0)

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

USPTO seeks China program specialists

The USPTO is looking for China program specialists; law degree not required.

Program Specialist (IP Exchange), GS-13, all sources

Program Specialist (IP Exchange), GS-13, status/federal candidates

November 25, 2015 in Internships/Employment Opportunities | Permalink | Comments (0)

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

United States Information Technology Office (Beijing) seeks managing director

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Job opportunity: Human Rights in China seeks Senior Program Officer, Hong Kong

Post-doc position available at Leiden University: Researcher on Chinese law and governance

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Landesa seeks Attorney, Land Tenure Specialist for Beijing office

Landesa, a reputable Seattle-based NGO that does work on land issues in developing countries, is recruiting an Attorney, Land Tenure Specialist for its Beijing office. The applicant has to have to have full and complete authority to work in China, but they are open both to people located in the US who want to move back to China and people currently residing in China. Here's the job announcement. Please direct any questions to the email address in the announcement; I' m just passing this information on.

June 2, 2015 in Internships/Employment Opportunities | Permalink | Comments (0)

Monday, March 9, 2015

Human Rights Watch seeks China researcher

The headline says it all. They need a replacement for the irreplaceable Nicholas Bequelin, who is moving on to be the Regional Director for East Asia for Amnesty International. Here's the announcement.

March 9, 2015 in Internships/Employment Opportunities | Permalink | Comments (0)

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Yirenping seeking summer legal interns

The Chinese public interest group Yirenping is seeking summer legal interns. Fluent Chinese is not a requirements; they have different jobs depending on Chinese language skills. For more details, see this informative announcement. The application deadline is Feb. 28.

January 27, 2015 in Internships/Employment Opportunities | Permalink | Comments (0)

Monday, December 22, 2014

China IP-related job available at USTR

Over at the China IPR blog, Mark Cohen reports:

USTR has is looking for a "trade analyst" who, ideally, can speak Chinese and will be engaged in "IPR and innovation trade problems."   The deadline for applying is January 2, 2015.  Here is the link to the position:

Note that this job is in the general IP area, not China in particular. Chinese language ability is desirable but not required.

December 22, 2014 in Internships/Employment Opportunities | Permalink | Comments (0)

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Asia Foundation seeks country representative for China

I have received the following announcement. Note that the application deadline is December 19, 2014.

Country Representative

Beijing, China

The Asia Foundation is seeking a Country Representative who is the senior-most Asia Foundation (Foundation) employee in China and leads all programs, operations, and external relations in accordance with Foundation strategies and policy guidelines. The Country Representative is responsible for managing all aspects of the Foundation’s work in China, including new program development; the design, implementation, monitoring, evaluation, and reporting of program activities; and the development of effective working relationships with the host government, donors, partner agencies, diplomatic missions, national and international institutions, and the media. This position also oversees financial and grant management, administration, and security; the direction, supervision, and evaluation of employees; and fundraising and the diversification of donor support. The Country Representative is based in Beijing, reports to a U.S. headquarters, and is supported by a Deputy Country Representative.



Daily direction and supervision of national and international employees; regular direction of consultants; occasional contact with interns and external Foundation contractors.

Frequent contact with the Senior Director of Field Representation and Operations and the Executive Vice President/ Chief Operating Officer.

Regular contact with Foundation Country Representatives and Deputy Country Representatives in Asia, the Chief Financial Officer and Financial Services staff, Vice President and Program unit staff including Theme Directors, fundraising staff from Public Sector Development Services and Resource Development units, Vice President and Washington, D.C. office staff, Chief Communications Officer and Global Communications unit staff, the Chief Human Resource Officer and Human Resources unit staff, and the Internal Audit unit. Occasional contact with the Foundation President and Board of Trustees members.


Frequent contact with senior host government officials, heads of agencies, national and international partners and grantees in China. Regular contact with senior members of bi-lateral and multi-lateral development assistance agencies; foundation, private sector and individual donors; senior personnel in key diplomatic missions; national and international NGO directors and staff; professional associations; U.S., international, and national academic institutions; corporate and business leaders; and national and international media.

POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES: Office and Operational Management: Manages and supervises office operations, including compliance with local tax, labor law, and other regulations, establishment and maintenance of legal standing agreements and program-level memoranda as necessary, and development and strengthening of operational policies and systems.

Ensures that all office staff understand and comply with all Foundation policies, including but not limited to ethics, conflict of interest, prevention of fraud, gender equality, child protection, and sexual harassment policies. Oversees and ensures safety and security of Foundation staff and facilities; raises staff safety awareness, undertakes risk assessments, and develops and implements crisis management plans in accordance with Foundation protocols.

Program Development and Management: Tracks and analyzes updated information on socio-economic, political and foreign policy dynamics and trends in China. Leads implementation of an integrated country strategy in compliance with the Foundation’s thematic, program, operational and financial strategies and priorities. Develops and ensures timely submission of annual plans and reports; responsible for achievement of objectives; leads program design, implementation, monitoring, evaluation and reporting. Assures the quality, impact/ scale and cost-effectiveness of the country program through a combination of grants, technical assistance, and direct Foundation implemented activities. Develops and implements pro-active fundraising strategies to diversify funding sources and achieve program and management objectives; prepares proposals in accordance with Foundation and donor protocols and guidelines. Mobilizes in-country, regional and international technical expertise and resources from Foundation staff and external consultants as required for program development, implementation and evaluation. Develops and submits timely reports as required; maintains, updates and ensures the availability of accurate program information, documentation and publications as necessary.

Financial Management and Administration: Develops project budgets, the fiscal year country budget and spending projections; ensures that budgets and spending projections are kept up-to-date and relevant; ensures expenditures are within approved budgets and that spending targets are met. Ensures compliance with all financial and accounting procedures, and grant and contract requirements; prepares and submits timely financial reports to the Foundation and donors as required.

Promotes financial accountability and transparency. Establishes administrative, grant management and financial policies and practices within established Foundation requirements; ensures proper systems are in place for the controls of all assets, funds, equipment, property, and facilities.

Supervision and Staff Development: Oversees the recruitment, orientation, training, supervision and promotion of international and national staff, consultants and interns. Establishes and maintains transparent personnel management, benefits and compensation policies and practices in accordance with Foundation policies and local labor laws. Oversees staff performance evaluation and planning systems and process; identifies opportunities for the professional development of national and international staff. Designs and implements an effective staff hierarchy and organizational structure consistent with Foundation policies and commensurate with scale and scope of program and operational requirements.

Representation: Establishes and maintains effective, professional and senior-level relationships with the host government, national institutions, program partners, development assistance agencies, donors, diplomatic missions, national and international NGOs, professional associations, academic and national institutions.

Establishes and maintains constructive public relations in China; ensures professional standard of Foundation facilities; assures positive profile through media coverage of programs and events.

Participates in meetings and events to enhance public awareness of the Foundation and to expand the Foundation's professional network and access to relevant information. Prepares articles, written materials and documentation for publication; contributes to scholarly or development community knowledge about China, development programs, issues and/or trends. Participates in Foundation meetings and other relevant professional forums and events.

Other: Participates in Foundation-led initiatives, task-forces, committees and strategic planning processes. Provides support as warranted to other Foundation offices in program development, proposal writing, representation or other activities. Undertakes other duties as assigned.

REQUIREMENTS: Experience and Skills: Minimum of seven years of professional experience managing international development programs or organizations in Asia. Minimum of three years of professional experience in China. Experience dealing with complex and sensitive political environments. Successful track record of fundraising from the U.S. government and at least one additional donor. This should include experience in proposal writing or managing proposal teams, and building and maintaining relationships with donors. Significant experience supervising multi-disciplinary teams with strong staff management and teambuilding skills. Excellent financial management skills including effective budget and grants oversight. Strong representational and diplomacy skills; analytical and problem solving skills; verbal and written communication skills; and interpersonal and intercultural skills. Preferred: Language proficiency in Mandarin; Familiarity with Asia Foundation programs.

Education and Technical Expertise: Master’s degree or doctorate degree in a relevant field, such as political science, law, public policy, international development, economics, foreign affairs or Asian Studies. Substantive knowledge of the Foundation’s key programming areas in China, including U.S.-China relations, legal reform, charity sector development, environmental protection, disaster management, and engagement with China on development cooperation.

TO APPLY: The Asia Foundation offers excellent benefits and salary commensurate with experience. To apply please submit your application directly by visiting our website and selecting "Regular Employment." The Asia Foundation is an equal opportunity employer.

EOE/M/F/D/V. No phone calls, please. Application Deadline: December 19, 2014. Please place your cover letter and resume in one document and submit it as an attachment. We will only consider applicants who apply online and provide a cover letter along with their resume.

December 4, 2014 in Internships/Employment Opportunities | Permalink | Comments (0)