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Program Assistant

Center for asia-pacific Resilience and Innovation

The Organization

The Center for Asia-Pacific Resilience and Innovation (CAPRI) was established in 2022 to enhance global resilience and promote innovative governance by drawing on the experience of the Asia-Pacific region through comparative public policy research. Based in Taipei, CAPRI is a nongovernmental, nonpartisan, international organization focused on identifying and meeting challenges to resilience at the intersection of health, economic growth, and environmental sustainability in the region. CAPRI’s research is meant to provide informed and insightful policy analysis to governments, academic and business leaders, the news media, civil society organizations, and the informed public in the Asia-Pacific region and worldwide. In Taiwan, CAPRI is funded by some of Taiwan’s leading corporations and philanthropists. CAPRI’s founding board of directors includes policy analysts as well as corporate and civic leaders from Europe, Taiwan, and the United States, and it is chaired by CAPRI’s founder Professor Syaru Shirley Lin, a former partner at Goldman Sachs and a faculty member at the University of Virginia, Chinese University of Hong Kong, and National Chengchi University in Taiwan. CAPRI’s work is also guided by an International Advisory Council chaired by Malcolm Turnbull, former Prime Minister of Australia.

Research Partners

CAPRI serves as an Asia-Pacific hub for several international organizations involved in policy research and advocacy on the challenges to economic, health, and environmental resilience policies that can increase resilience, improve governance, and prepare societies for future challenges. These research partners include the Brookings Institution in Washington, DC; the Miller Center of Public Affairs in Charlottesville, Virginia; the Reform for Resilience Commission, headquartered at the Chan School of Public Health at Harvard University; and the Partnership for Health System Sustainability and Resilience (PHSSR), initiated by the World Economic Forum and the London School of Economics and Political Science.

The Opportunity

The program assistant is responsible for assisting with research projects and the team’s administrative work. Creativity and flexibility are must-haves here at CAPRI, as are efficiency and careful attention to detail. You will also need to learn to introduce CAPRI to others confidently. At CAPRI, you will not just be an employee. Our culture is open, equal, and we are always willing to communicate and collaborate. We are always up for a challenge! If you’re interested in an international work environment, building global connections, and a small, flat, start-up organizational structure, you’re a great fit for CAPRI. Join us and let’s make a difference!


  • Assist in CAPRI’s research projects and engagement activities
    • Assist in collecting the information needed for research projects
    • Draft research reports
    • Assist in coordinating with CAPRI’s current international research partners for joint research
  • Assist in coordinating, planning, and executing CAPRI’s online/in-person events worldwide
  • Assist in social media content generation and management
  • Assist in productivity work, outside vendor management, and other administrative work

Required Qualifications

  • A bachelor’s degree (a degree in public policy, public health, economics, politics, Asian studies, international affairs, environmental studies, sociology, foreign languages, or any other relevant fields)
  • Excellent communication skills in Chinese
  • At least intermediate proficiency in English desired
  • Experience with Microsoft Office, Google Workspace, etc.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience working as part of a team
  • Experience working at a Taiwanese nonprofit or research organization
  • Experience with cross-cultural communication/exchange


  • Work out of CAPRI’s Taipei office
  • Modern and open workspace
  • Friendly work environment with outings and birthday parties
  • Free coffee!


Starts at NTD 35,000/month with compensation based on experience and qualifications

How to Apply

Please send the following materials to [email protected]:


  1. Your résumé/CV in both Chinese and English (in PDF format)
  2. A brief statement of interest (either in Chinese or English) (Why are you interested in this position? What traits do you have that make you a fit for this position?)
  3. Contact information for two professional or academic references (People that can provide objective comments on your work abilities, such as supervisor or colleague at work, university professors, or peers)


  1. 1 to 3 sample(s) of your academic writing or publications (e.g. term papers, op-eds, or presentations, either in Chinese or English. Please send in PDF format.)
  2. Any other relevant supplementary material that can help us to know you more (Please compile all your materials into one PDF file)

*Please send your application email with subject line: Applying for Program Assistant _Your Name

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