Associate, Asia - London

Long-term contract
Localisation London, United Kingdom
No remote
Posted on 05-31-2024


Luminate is a global foundation working to ensure that everyone – especially those who are underrepresented - has the information, rights, and power to influence the decisions that shape society.

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Key responsibilities will include:

  • Building a robust pipeline of future Luminate partners and investments in Asia, with specific focus issues on freedom of expression, digital governance, tech policy, and tech accountability.
  • Supporting the team and existing partner organizations to monitor activities, performance, and maximize social impact in Luminate’s key areas.
  • Monitoring key issues associated with Luminate’s efforts in the region and contribute to Luminate’s Asia strategy development.

Within those key responsibilities, the individual in this role will be expected to focus on:

  • Scoping out Luminate opportunities in alignment with Luminate’s strategic goals in the region and priority country
  • Reviewing and analysing grant proposals, organization budgets, conducting necessary diligence on prospect opportunities, and making sound decision of opportunities and investment
  • Executing grants and investment by processing grants approval and funding process, including preparing all relevant documentations
  • Maintaining good relationship with partners and other stakeholders in the ecosystem that Luminate is investing in.
  • Monitoring news, policy development, and ecosystem development connected to Luminate’s strategic goals and report back to the team, as appropriate.
  • Contributing to Luminate’s Asia strategy by collecting and communicating insights, evidence, data, and strategic reflections, both at the country and regional level


Note: we view this section as a guide, not a checklist. We encourage you to apply even if you don’t satisfy every single bullet on this list.

  • Professional experience in philanthropy/grant-making, or experience with non-profit or similar organizations connected to Luminate Asia’s strategic goals
  • Deep strategic and analytical skills – ability to evaluate proposed opportunities from various perspectives and have appreciation for analytical rigour and clarity
  • Significant understanding of digital governance and civic space in Indonesia and of tech governance in regional Asia
  • Familiarity of national and regional policy ecosystem & innovative interventions related to Luminate’s strategic goals
  • Good communication skills – excellent writing and presentation skills and fluent in English and Bahasa Indonesia, ability to communicate succinctly and clearly
  • Great interpersonal skills – ability to work collaboratively with colleagues with diverse background and culture from around the world
  • Experience conducting advocacy work and engaging with policymakers, civil society, and other stakeholders related to Luminate’s strategic goals is an added advantage
  • University degree associated with Luminate’s strategic goals is highly preferred

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