TAEF job vacancy: Assistant Research Fellow for [Media & Project Management]

Date: January 18th, 2022

Taiwan-Asia Exchange Foundation is hiring!

Enrich your career advancement at the beginning of a whole new year.

Are you interested in project management on Taiwan-Asia relations, involving communication and administrative tasks?

Taiwan-Asia Exchange Foundation is looking for assistant research fellows in charge of media and communication as well administrative coordination of our projects.

In such a position, you will be required to plan and execute communication projects in order to promote TAEF’s image and activities domestically and internationally while dealing with project-related administrative tasks. If you have a strong sense of international affairs, are interested in project management, and are attentive to administrative details, you are welcome to join TAEF and take part in developing Taiwan’s external relations.

About Taiwan-Asia Exchange Foundation

Founded in 2018, the Taiwan-Asia Exchange Foundation (TAEF) is the first policy-oriented think tank in Taiwan focusing on Southeast Asian and South Asian affairs. In the spirit of the New Southbound Policy (NSP), the goal of the TAEF is to promote comprehensive ties between Taiwan and the 10 ASEAN countries, 6 South Asian states, as well as Australia and New Zealand through cooperation and exchanges in three major fields – including think tanks, non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and young leaders – to consolidate a sense of regional community in Asia and establish long-term cooperative partnerships. TAEF is devoted to building new mechanisms for regional cooperation among Asian societies. Our goal is to cultivate standard policy blueprints for Taiwan, ASEAN, and South Asian countries through frequent regional dialogue, while also highlighting Taiwan’s commitment and contributions towards Asia’s development through concrete initiatives for cooperation. In addition, the TAEF hosts various international conferences – including the Yushan Forum: Asian Dialogue for Innovation and Progress – with the aim of strengthening ties with New Southbound Policy partner states and societies, while also inviting other like-minded countries to participate in the regional dialogue.

Posting Title:

Assistant Research Fellow - Media & Project Management


Full-time (40 hours per week)

Main responsibilities

Within delegated authority, the Assistant Research Fellow will be responsible for the following duties:

Media & Communication

1. Plan and execute communication and promotional activities of the foundation, including but not limited to:

● laying out strategies on domestic and international advocacy on Taiwan’s New Southbound Policy

● managing the foundation’s website in Chinese and English

● managing the foundation’s social media platforms (so far TAEF has been on Facebook, Twitter, and Youtube)

● managing press/media relations

● collaboration with colleagues to promote the foundation’s activities and research works

2. Editorial responsibilities in Chinese and English

● edit and disseminate daily and biweekly newsletters in Chinese and English by gathering, selecting and analyzing information on the Southeast and South Asia region contained in communications and publications received from different sources, including the press ;

● contribute and produce contents for the TAEF Quarterly《南向》 as executive editor of the editorial team.

Administrative coordination

1. Coordinate administrative tasks of the foundation’s flagship programs, including but not limited to :

● writing official letters

● vendor management (e.g.: quotation inquiry, quality control)

● payment and reimbursement claim

● assistance in project execution and report edition

Event Management (the Yushan Forum)

1. Plan and execute communication strategies of the forum, including video production

2. Conference preparation, including but not limited to contacting panelists, drafting speeches, translating conference files, editing conference handbook;

3. Assist in conference organization;

4. Edit conference report, including but not limited to gathering graphic and text information, setting output format, communicating with relevant contractors, and accomplishing other administrative functions.


Perform other related duties as required.


1. Education: Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in political science, international relations, communication, journalism, or other related subjects.

2. Work Experience: A minimum of one year of progressively responsible experience in the public sector, academia, non-governmental organizations or related areas that demonstrates a good understanding of the management or administration of government, foundations, or associations. Experience in planning and executing communication projects is a big plus.

3. Communication: capable of carrying out at least one of the works below (work portfolio preferred) 

● text production (e.g.: posts, speeches, commentaries) in Chinese and English

● marketing and communication actions (online or offline. Experience in advocacy projects preferred)

● video production (Using Premier pro is preferred, but not obligatory)

● graphic design (Photoshop, Illustrator, Indesign, or Canva preferred)

● social media management

4. Project management
● the ability to understand administrative processes, 
● be detailed-minded, willing to work with numbers, and deal with administrative documents. 

● the ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously; 

● assess responsibilities and organize tasks in terms of priority.

5. Languages: Proficiency (oral and written) in both Chinese and English is required.

● Chinese: Non-native speakers are required to present a language certificate that demonstrates a minimum proficiency of TBCL 6 (or equivalent).

● English: Non-native speakers are required to present a language certificate that demonstrates a minimum proficiency of overall band score of 6.5 in IELTS or 85 in TOEFL iBT (or equivalent).

● Ability to translate documents from Chinese to English or vice versa.

● Knowledge of Languages in other languages, esp. Southeast Asian ones, is an advantage.

6. Characteristics: Be able to operate independently and work proactively and collaboratively with colleagues; be willing to learn from others; share credit for team accomplishments and accept joint responsibility for team shortcomings.


30,000 - 50,000 / month


Labor and health insurance, pension scheme, annual bonus, and annual leave

How to apply

Please complete your application at


Applicants will be screened on a rolling basis. Early submission is suggested.

Screening process

The application will be reviewed based on the application materials, an on-site written exam, and an interview (only a shortlist of candidates will be notified)


Taiwan-Asia Exchange Foundation (Room 1107, 11F, NO.136, Section 3, Ren’ai Road, Da’an District, Taipei)

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