May 3, 2024

An Opportunity to Join Our Team – Program Officer


Program Officer

The United Board for Christian Higher Education in Asia seeks to fill the position of Program Officer based in either the United Board’s Chennai, India or the Hong Kong office. The position reports to the Program Director of Leadership Development and assists him/her in the management of all leadership development programs.

Key Responsibilities:

  • To support the Program Director of Leadership Development on grants management, leadership development, and training for university faculty, staff, and administrators.
  • To maintain ongoing contacts with academic administrators, participating institutions, and project coordinators in different regions.
  • To evaluate and recommend funding for proposed projects, interview and recommend faculty for fellowship/ scholarships, evaluate current projects, in coordination with Program Director.
  • Prepare reports, and process grant payments.
  • To collate statistics and program data for preparing program reports and analysis.
  • To support the general work of the United Board as required.

Qualifications and Experience:

  • A master’s degree with a minimum of 8 years of relevant work experience in managing programs independently, especially in the higher education sector.
  • A good command of written and spoken English
  • Good communication, interpersonal and organizational skills and the ability to work as an effective team member.
  • Service-oriented with attention to detail; high sensitivity to cultural nuances.
  • Proficient in MS Office applications, including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
  • Knowledge of budget management and experience in event management.
  • Candidates with fewer years of experience will be considered for the position of Assistant Program Officer.

Compensation and Application Process:

Salary is competitive and commensurate to qualifications and experience. Package also includes generous annual leave, competitive retirement benefits, and comprehensive medical, dental and life insurance coverage.

The position will begin as soon as possible or at a time that is mutually agreeable. Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, resume, and contact information of two references electronically to: by Sunday, June 16, 2024.

Applicants not invited for an interview six weeks after the application deadline may consider their applications unsuccessful.

United Board for Christian Higher Education in Asia is a nongovernmental organization committed to empowering higher education in Asia.

We draw strength from our Christian identity and values and our collaboration with Asian colleges and universities. Together we prepare individuals for lives of professional and personal fulfillment and meaningful service in the community with others.


The United Board is an equal opportunity employer. It opposes discrimination because of race, color, age, sex, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, citizenship, or any other protected characteristics established by law.