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    Organization: The Asia Foundation
    Country: Afghanistan
    Closing date: 20 Jul 2017

    The Asia Foundation is a nonprofit international development organization committed to improving lives across a dynamic and developing Asia. Informed by six decades of experience and deep local expertise, our work across the region addresses five overarching goals—strengthen governance, empower women, expand economic opportunity, increase environmental resilience, and promote regional cooperation.

    Headquartered in San Francisco, The Asia Foundation works through a network of offices in 18 Asian countries and in Washington, DC. Working with public and private partners, the Foundation receives funding from a diverse group of bilateral and multilateral development agencies, foundations, corporations, and individuals. In 2016, we provided $87.8 million in direct program support and distributed textbooks and other educational materials valued at $9.5 million.

    The Foundation with the support of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), is implementing an 18 month project to support capacity building of an International University based in Kabul.

    TAF is seeking for a Human Resource System Development Consultant to provide technical support on developing the current level of organizational and staff capacity among the targeted organization in the areas of human resource management by developing respective manual and providing trainings to the staff therein.

    Note: This position can be filled by an individual consultant that can deliver all the items listed in the

    “Key Duties and Responsibilities and Deliverables” section.

    Key Duties/Responsibilities and Deliverables

    General

    The consultant shall work very closely with TAF and university during all stages of the project. Emphasis of overall methodology should be on actively engaging university staff and leadership during each stage so that they take ownership of the interventions and feel motivated to implement the suggested changes and ensuring sustainability of interventions going forward.

    The scope of work may change required may vary based on needs of the project and below only gives outline of expected requirements. The consultant will, from time to time, be required to undertake other duties of a similar nature as may reasonably be required by his/her line manager.

    Capacity Building Planning

    The consultant shall be required to identify process universe for human resource management function, obtain understanding of current processes and confirming the staff training needs. Further a baseline study needs to be carried out against select KPIs based on which performance of University can be monitored going forward.

    Deliverables

    The key deliverables for this area shall be Capacity Building Plan outlining:

    • Methodology for executing capacity building plan

    • Timelines for proposed interventions

    • Process universe for human resource management functions

    • Table of contents for human resource management manual

    • Training needs assessment including list of trainings required and course outline

    • Baseline study report outlining the current status of agreed indicators

    Capacity Building Interventions

    The consultant shall be required to develop interactive training course material for each area of human resource management based on training needs assessment. The trainings shall include case studies based on actual scenarios (including standard templates) which will help the university staff to implement the developed policies and procedures. Further, while developing the trainings, specific consideration should be given to responsibilities of all level of staff members in processes i.e. leadership, managers and staff to assist them in fulfilling their roles going forward. Further, mechanism should be developed to assess the effectiveness of the trainings provided e.g. pre-test, post-test, feedback etc.

    The consultant shall be also be required to develop/ update human resource management manuals for the University. The processes/ manuals need to evolve as a result of interactions between consultant and IP staff which requires consultant working hands and glove with the University staff.

    Deliverables

    The key deliverables for this area shall following:

    • Training materials on human resource management function

    • Provision of trainings to staff

    • Human resource management manual

    Sustainability

    Consultant needs to work closely with University staff to ensure that the skills imparted to CSO staff are retained going forward. In this regard, a detailed sustainability plan shall be prepared to outline methodology and level of effort required by TAF to support University in maintaining the gains made.

    Deliverables

    The key deliverable for this area shall be a sustainability plan.

    Qualifications

    • An advanced degree (Master’s level and above) in organizational development, human resource management, or a related field;

    • Minimum of 5 years of experience in successfully developing capacity in the areas of human resource management is preferable;

    • Experience in Afghanistan and/or similar context required;

    • Excellent analytical reporting and professional English communication skills;

    • Facilitation, presentation and mentoring skills; and

    • Excellent facilitation skills with demonstrated ability in working with people from diverse backgrounds.


    How to apply:

    Qualified applicants are encouraged to submit their resumes with a detailed application letter and contact details, no later than July 20**, 2017** to afghanistan.jobs@asiafoundation.org. Please clearly indicate “Human Resource Management System Development Consultant” in the subject line. Only short listed candidates will be informed.


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    Organization: The Asia Foundation
    Country: Afghanistan
    Closing date: 20 Jul 2017

    The Asia Foundation is a nonprofit international development organization committed to improving lives across a dynamic and developing Asia. Informed by six decades of experience and deep local expertise, our work across the region addresses five overarching goals—strengthen governance, empower women, expand economic opportunity, increase environmental resilience, and promote regional cooperation.

    Headquartered in San Francisco, The Asia Foundation works through a network of offices in 18 Asian countries and in Washington, DC. Working with public and private partners, the Foundation receives funding from a diverse group of bilateral and multilateral development agencies, foundations, corporations, and individuals. In 2016, we provided $87.8 million in direct program support and distributed textbooks and other educational materials valued at $9.5 million.

    The Foundation with the support of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), is implementing an 18 month project to support capacity building of an International University based in Kabul.

    TAF is seeking for a Procurement System Development Consultant to provide technical support in developing the current level of organizational and staff capacity among the targeted organization in the area of procurement by developing respective manual, and mentor the staff by providing on the job trainings.

    Note: This position can be filled by an individual consultant that can deliver all the items listed in the “Key Duties and Responsibilities and Deliverables” section.

    Key Duties/Responsibilities and Deliverables

    The scope of work may change required may vary based on needs of the project and below only gives outline of expected requirements. The consultant will, from time to time, be required to undertake other duties of a similar nature as may reasonably be required by his/her line manager.

    Working closely with the Project Manager, this role will support the development of Procurement Strategy and lead on the delivery of innovative and lean procurement solutions that maximizes value for money for the University.

    The consultant shall work very closely with University during all stages of the project. Emphasis of overall methodology should be on actively engaging University staff and leadership during each stage so that they take ownership of the interventions and feel motivated to implement the suggested changes and ensuring sustainability of interventions going forward.

    The ability to build capacity of procurement function of the University is essential. The consultant will be responsible for developing a team of procurement professionals, overseeing their delivery, continually building their capability and improving their performance.

    The consultant shall be required to identify process universe for procurement functional area at University, obtain understanding of current processes and confirming the staff training needs. Further a baseline study needs to be carried out against select KPIs based on which performance of University can be monitored going forward. Further, consultant will be required to develop or update the procurement manual in line with best practices and applicable legal requirements. The processes/ manuals need to evolve as a result of interactions between consultant and IP staff which requires consultant working hands and glove with the University staff.

    The consultant shall be required to develop interactive training course material for procurement management based on training needs assessment. The trainings shall include case studies based on actual scenarios (including standard templates) which will help the University staff to implement the developed policies and procedures. Further, while developing the trainings, specific consideration should be given to responsibilities of all level of staff members in processes i.e. leadership, managers and staff to assist them in fulfilling their roles going forward. Further, mechanism should be developed to assess the effectiveness of the trainings provided e.g. pre-test, post-test, feedback etc.

    Consultant needs to work closely with University staff to ensure that the skills imparted are retained going forward. In this regard, a detailed sustainability plan shall be prepared to outline methodology and level of effort required by TAF to support in maintaining the gains made.

    Consultant will have knowledge and previous experience of working with the USAID Procurement Regulations and an understanding of the challenges faced by a diverse organization with a multimillion spending and how those challenges may be met in line with regulatory and contractual requirements.

    Other responsibilities can include providing assistance in preparation and analysis of commodity spends, rapid development of supplier agreements, identification of potential strategic suppliers, negotiation of formal contracts and timely review of all facilities related purchase orders and supplier contracts. This position will collaborate with the contract accountant responsible for data entry of purchase orders that are in compliance with procurement financial policies and the timely and accurate processing of contract billing.

    Qualifications

    • An advanced degree (Master’s level and above) in organizational development, procurement management, or a related field;

    • Minimum of 5 years of experience in successfully developing capacity in the area of procurement management is required;

    • Experience in Afghanistan and/or similar context required;

    • Excellent analytical reporting and professional English communication skills;

    • Facilitation, presentation and mentoring skills; and

    • Excellent facilitation skills with demonstrated ability in working with people from diverse backgrounds.


    How to apply:

    Qualified applicants are encouraged to submit their resumes with a detailed application letter and contact details, no later than July 20, 2017 to afghanistan.jobs@asiafoundation.org. Please clearly indicate “Procurement System Development Consultant” in the subject line. Only short listed candidates will be informed.


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    Organization: The Asia Foundation
    Country: Philippines
    Closing date: 30 Jul 2017

    The successful recruit will support the “Restoring Mutual Trust in Mindanao through People to People (P2P) Engagement” and “Cohesion, Advocacy, Resilience, and Expansive Engagement (CARE) for Peace” of The Asia Foundation Philippines Conflict Management Unit on project activity implementation and monitoring. S/he will work with the Program Manager and Senior Program Officer to deliver the P2P II and CARE for Peace target results and consults with Finance and Administration staff on all logistical, administrative, and financial aspects of project activities.

    S/he will closely coordinate and liaise with Consultants, stakeholders, and partners to ensure their support on relevant project activities and reporting requirements. Successful recruit will prepare letter of grants to partners and letter of contracts to Consultants and monitor their deliverables and financial requirements. S/he will provide administrative and logistical assistance to the program team on travel arrangements, events/training/workshop organizing and management.

    Qualifications:

    • Must have completed a Bachelor’s degree. Master’s degree is a plus.
    • Minimum of two (2) years professional experience, preferably with development organizations.
    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English and Tagalog.
    • Must have strong time management skills and attention to details.
    • Computer proficient in word processing, spreadsheets and database management.
    • Knowledge of the Philippine NGO community and government agencies particularly those working on governance and/or conflict management issues.
    • Knowledge of USAID, DFAT or other international donor agency requirements and regulations is an advantage.

    For more details about the position, please browse through http://bit.ly/JD_APO_P2PandCARE


    How to apply:

    Please send CV and application letter to efren.tadeo@asiafoundation.org not later than July 30, 2017. Due to the high volume of applications we receive, we will only respond to shortlisted candidates.


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  • 08/02/17--15:18: Nepal: Program Director
  • Organization: The Asia Foundation
    Country: Nepal
    Closing date: 21 Aug 2017

    In an increasingly complex and interconnected world, Asia plays a crucial global role. Would you be excited at the prospect of employing your knowledge and skills to improve lives, expand opportunities, and help societies flourish across this dynamic region?

    You could have this opportunity at The Asia Foundation. Informed by six decades of experience and deep local expertise, we address critical issues affecting Asia in the 21st century: governance and law, economic development, women's empowerment, environment, and regional cooperation. We work with innovative leaders and communities to build effective institutions and advance path-breaking reforms. Together with our partners, we are committed to Asia’s continued development as a peaceful, just, and thriving region of the world.

    The Asia Foundation’s Nepal office is seeking a Program Director. The Program Director (PD) reports to the Country Representative (CR) of The Asia Foundation in Nepal. The PD is responsible for the effective management and implementation of the TAF-DFAT Strategic Partnership/Sub-national governance program including supervision of the deputy-program director and coordination with regional technical advisors. The PD provides strategic direction to the Program team regarding the Partnership/Sub-national governance Program including providing technical guidance in the areas of local, urban or economic governance and establish synergies between different strategic areas under the Partnership/Program. He/she shall brief the CR on a regular basis regarding Partnership/Program implementation; support in liaising with and appraising the DFAT mission in Nepal of Partnership/Program progress and in the establishment of high-level strategic partnerships with senior government officials, civil society, academic and research institutions, business associations and development partners at national level. The PD shall ensure the use of a politically informed, flexible, iterative programming approach; oversee the implementation of a high quality research agenda and development of knowledge products. Responsibilities include sound financial management and compliance with TAF and DFAT rules and regulations; the timely submission of narrative and financial progress reports to DFAT; and overseeing the implementation of a rigorous monitoring, evaluation and learning agenda under the program. The program has now completed inception-phase activities and is looking for a long-term leader.

    RELATIONSHIPS:

    Internal • Daily contact with all staff within the Foundation’s Kathmandu office.

    External • Frequent contact with DFAT; senior and mid-level government officials; heads and deputy-heads of civil society organizations, academic and research institutions, business associations and companies; TAF/SF, field offices, and other development partners.

    JOB FUNCTIONS:

    • Responsible for the effective, efficient and quality implementation of Partnership/Subnational governance Program; • Provide strategic direction to the Program team regarding the Partnership/Sub-national governance Program including the technical guidance in the areas of local, urban or economic governance and establish synergies between different strategic areas under the Partnership/Program; • Brief and discuss with the Country Representative on a regular basis regarding Partnership/Program Implementation and the future direction of the Partnership/Program; • Support the Country Representative in liaising and appraising the DFAT mission in Nepal of Partnership/Program progress; • Supervise the Deputy-Program Director and coordinate with him/her regarding the implementation of the Partnership/Program; • Coordinate with the team of regional technical advisers supporting the Partnership/Program regarding their technical assistance; • Oversee the use of a politically informed, flexible approach to program implementation through continuous political economy analysis to inform program implementation, adaptation and development in response to emerging opportunities and new developments; • Build high-level strategic partnerships through intensive relationship building and frequent liaison with government, civil society, academia, private sector and development agencies at national level; • Oversee the implementation of a high quality research agenda and development of knowledge products under the Partnership/Program in collaboration with academic and research institutions; • Ensure that gender equality and social inclusion are effectively mainstreamed throughout activities at the subnational level as well as addressed through targeted activities to contribute to increased equity in economic development and participatory subnational governance in Nepal. • Ensure the timely and quality submission of narrative progress reports to DFAT including an inception report after 6 months, quarterly and annual reports; • Conduct field visits to the program’s target sites to monitor implementation; • Ensure compliance of the Partnership/Program with TAF’s and DFAT financial and other rules and regulations; • Manage the Partnership/Program budget, monitor expenditures and ensure the timely submission of quarterly and annual financial reports to DFAT; • Liaise and coordinate with TAF Headquarters in San Francisco and other Country Offices where needed in support of Partnership/Subnational Program implementation; • Any other task as assigned by the Country Representative.

    REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

    Experience: Minimum of 15 years’ progressively responsible experience in managing and implementing governance programs with a subnational/local emphasis in Asia (mandatory); specialized experience in economics, local or urban governance (required); ability to lead politically-informed programming; work experience in South Asia, preferably in Nepal, is an advantage. Education Advanced degree in political sciences, public policy, international development, economics, social science, or a related field of study.

    Other: Excellent program and financial management skills; strong background in local, urban or economic governance; excellent interpersonal skills; strong analytical and critical thinking skills; ability to multi-task, perform under pressure and ensure timely delivery of quality work; excellent oral and written communication skills in English; experience in politically informed, flexible, iterative program implementation; demonstrated knowledge in gender equity and social inclusion programming approaches; strong monitoring and evaluation skills; ability to assume the position within a short timeframe and commit to being based in Nepal for a minimum of 3 years.

    Why work at The Asia Foundation? At a critical moment in history, you will have the opportunity to contribute to the development, stability, and growth of the Asia region. You will help promote a more constructive engagement between government and citizens and advance learning and awareness about The Asia Foundation. You will work with and learn from dedicated, smart, and accomplished colleagues and local partners, and, in the process, improve your skills and expertise.


    How to apply:

    Applications should be submitted by visiting our website: http://asiafoundation.org/about/careers/ and selecting “Regular Employment”. To be considered, please upload your cover letter and resume. The application closing date is Monday, August 21, 2017. The Asia Foundation offers excellent benefits and salary commensurate with experience. We are an equal opportunity employer. Women and people of color are encouraged to apply. No phone calls please.


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    Organization: The Asia Foundation
    Country: Afghanistan
    Closing date: 30 Aug 2017

    In an increasingly complex and interconnected world, Asia plays a crucial global role. Would you be excited at the prospect of employing your knowledge and skills to improve lives, expand opportunities, and help societies flourish across this dynamic region?

    You could have this opportunity at The Asia Foundation. Informed by six decades of experience and deep local expertise, we address critical issues affecting Asia in the 21st century: governance and law, economic development, women's empowerment, environment, and regional cooperation. We work with innovative leaders and communities to build effective institutions and advance path-breaking reforms. Together with our partners, we are committed to Asia’s continued development as a peaceful, just, and thriving region of the world.

    The Asia Foundation’s Afghanistan office is seeking a Women’s Empowerment Program Director. The Foundation’s Afghanistan office’s Women Empowerment Program (WEP) is a dynamic department with multiple donors supporting projects implemented currently in over 20 provinces. WEP has an established track record of successful impacts utilizing a ‘women’s rights in Islam’ footprint, in addition to advocacy on the Law on the Elimination of Violence against Women, and women’s role in seeking social justice, conflict resolution, and problem solving through informal or traditional dispute mechanisms at the community level. WEP is currently exploring other innovative options to improve the status of Afghan women, including advancing women’s economic empowerment, and, in coordination with other departments and projects at the Foundation in Afghanistan, the role of women in peace making and political participation, which the Director of WEP will be responsible for leading.

    DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES OVERVIEW:

    The Director of the WEP will be primarily responsible for planning, implementation, and over-sight of all projects within the WEP portfolio, plus building the capacity of staff, sharing best practices for project implementation, monitoring and evaluation of projects, and donor relations. Additionally, the Director of WEP will be responsible for leading program development, including identifying new opportunities and heading all WEP-related proposal development along with support from the Office of the Country Representative.

    The Director will supervise all long-term and short term WEP staff and will have overall responsibility for the day to day management of the WEP. The Director will work in close collaboration and consultation with the Office of the Country Representative or his designee and will represent the WEP Directorate at meetings, workshops, stakeholders’ forums, and such like.

    PROJECT MANAGEMENT AND LEADERSHIP:

    The Director will work closely under the supervision of the Foundation’s Deputy Country Representative to provide conceptual direction, set project priorities, and formulate activity plans; while identifying appropriate benchmarks and milestones and articulating expected results and impact. The Director is responsible for directing project implementation and communicating expected contributions to the donors, the Foundation’s senior management and other stakeholders toward meeting these goals. In collaboration with the Program Manager of WEP, the Director will:

    • Assume overall charge of the project and key responsible persons for project leadership, providing overall strategic direction and technical oversight across all project results;

    • Assume the primary point of contact with external stakeholders and donors in consultation with the Foundation’s Country Representative and Deputy Country Representative;

    • Lead oversight and management into the development and implementation of work plans (with budgets, staffing and timelines for the activities); strategically organizing the work of the project personnel; overseeing and managing deliverables conforming to donors’ requirements and deadlines, including technical reports, progress reports, and project final reports, and the achievements of other specified project technical requirements;

    • Oversight of monitoring project performance against work plan objectives with all project domain areas;

    • Ensure compliance donors’ requirements and the Foundation’s policies in project implementation and closeout, in coordination with the Senior Grants and Finance Director, including but not limited to project management, employment of international and national personnel, conflicts of interest and ethics, etc.;

    • Lead role in developing and maintaining good working relationships with donors and stakeholders;

    • Lead oversight and management of all solicited and unsolicited WEP proposals and concepts notes, in coordination with the Finance Department and the Office of the Country Representative, including identifying new opportunities;

    • Provide reporting, information dissemination, and representation of project(s) at donor coordination meetings, to the Afghan government and other related stakeholders, as may be requested;

    • Oversee regular documentation of the methodology and outcomes of the project for dissemination;

    • Ensure that all hiring, promotion and discharge of personnel are consistent with the recruitment and employment policies of the Foundation;

    • Develop draft annual work plan(s) and oversee the implementation and management of activities under the work plan once approved by the respective donors;

    • Keep donors informed about project developments and progress and issues related to the type of support, assistance or coordination donors may consider toward furthering project objectives and results;

    • Conduct annual performance review of all project personnel in collaboration with the Foundation’s Deputy Country Representative;

    • In close coordination with the Deputy Country Representative, and the Senior Finance and Grants Director, coordinate and monitor the responsibilities of all program services (administration, finance, and compliance) activities to ensure that project progress is achieving its goals, objectives and deliverables and is delivered with quality, on time and on budget;

    • In close coordination with the Deputy Country Representative and the Senior Finance and Grants Director, oversee the effective management of project resources, including timely reporting of expenses, procurement, inventory, and maintenance of equipment and facilities;

    • Facilitate and support regular progress meetings, presentations, and program services reports to the donor and stakeholders;

    • Lead the preparation of the project budget to achieve the project's objectives, in consultation and coordination with the Senior Finance and Grants Director and the Foundation’s Deputy Country Representative;

    • In close coordination and collaboration with the Senior Finance and Grants Director and the Foundation’s Deputy Country Representative, oversee all financial and program services support to the project;

    • In close coordination and collaboration with the Senior Finance and Grants Director and the Foundation’s Deputy Country Representative, oversee and guide the team on the budget availability and donor requirements in regards to reporting and spending patterns in the project, while ensuring achievement of the project’s objectives; and

    • Be involved in any other assignment asked and required.

    QUALIFICATIONS:

    Experience:

    • At least ten years’ experience in international development programming, program design, implementation, planning, reporting, and monitoring and evaluation;

    • Extensive experience with women’s programming in Afghanistan (on-ground Afghanistan experience highly desired) or in the region;

    • Proven experience in developing women’s business development programs; and

    • Documented evidence of developing successful proposals.

    Education:

    • A graduate degree in international development, gender studies, law, or a related field from an accredited university;

    REQUIRED SKILLS

    • Strong leadership, strategic planning, management and supervisory skills; achieving results and meeting deadlines;

    • Experience in managing highly visible and politically sensitive projects in a multicultural environment;

    • Proven success in dealing with complicated program partnerships and skills in prioritizing major strategies and critical relationships;

    • Demonstrated problem solving and diplomatic skills;

    • Good knowledge of monitoring and evaluation methodology and analysis;

    • Demonstrated team-building and interpersonal skills and ability to develop staff capacity;

    • Demonstrated experience managing program budgets;

    • Proven sound judgment and decision-making skills;

    • Demonstrated ability to work under pressure to meet tight deadlines;

    • Must be sensitive to political and cultural nuances and able to consistently apply excellent judgment to a variety of demanding and fast-changing situations;

    • Excellent interpersonal skills essential for performing the required tasks to work with a diverse team of national and international staff and consultants;

    • Demonstrated ability to communicate detailed program narrative and financial related information in a clear, concise manner, both orally and in writing;

    • Ability to develop concept notes and proposals and assist in the identification of new funding sources;

    • Ability to work effectively in a team environment; and

    • Proficient computer skills with ability to utilize various software including MS project.

    Why work at The Asia Foundation?

    At a critical moment in history, you will have the opportunity to contribute to the development, stability, and growth of the Asia region. You will help promote a more constructive engagement between government and citizens and advance learning and awareness about The Asia Foundation. You will work with and learn from dedicated, smart, and accomplished colleagues and local partners, and, in the process, improve your skills and expertise.


    How to apply:

    HOW TO APPLY:
    Applications should be submitted by visiting our website: http://asiafoundation.org/about/careers/ and selecting “Regular Employment”. To be considered, please upload your cover letter and resume. The application closing date is Wednesday, August 30, 2017. The Asia Foundation offers excellent benefits and salary commensurate with experience. We are an equal opportunity employer. Women and people of color are encouraged to apply. No phone calls please.


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    Organization: The Asia Foundation
    Country: Myanmar
    Closing date: 30 Aug 2017

    In an increasingly complex and interconnected world, Asia plays a crucial global role. Would you be excited at the prospect of employing your knowledge and skills to improve lives, expand opportunities, and help societies flourish across this dynamic region?

    You could have this opportunity at The Asia Foundation. Informed by six decades of experience and deep local expertise, we address critical issues affecting Asia in the 21st century: governance and law, economic development, women's empowerment, environment, and regional cooperation. We work with innovative leaders and communities to build effective institutions and advance path-breaking reforms. Together with our partners, we are committed to Asia’s continued development as a peaceful, just, and thriving region of the world.

    The Asia Foundation’s Myanmar office is seeking a Program Manager. The Program Director(PM) is responsible for the overall management of the Foundation’s portfolio on decentralization and local governance, particularly, two ongoing projects on fiscal transparency, public financial management, support to state/region government, municipal governance, and social accountability. One project will be ending in March 2018, while the other will run through to April 2019. The Program Manager will have significant experience working on governance and/or development programs with relevant technical expertise. He/she will also have significant management experience and will be responsible for project administration, financial and grant management, donor reporting and representation of The Asia Foundation to government agencies, donors, partner organizations, diplomatic missions, and national and international institutions, as required. The Program Manager will oversee a team of international and national staff and consultant. As a senior program staff, the Program Manager will also contribute to the broader development of the office’s governance portfolio.

    RELATIONSHIPS:

    Internal

    Extensive interaction with: members of the Foundation’s governance team, governance partners, consultants, other program units within the Foundation, as well as with the Administration and Finance & Grants units of the Foundation.

    External

    Regular contact with government officials and agencies in Myanmar, bilateral and multi-lateral development agencies, implementing partners, business sector and civil society organizations, professional organizations, community groups and leaders, and academic and other local institutions.

    REQUIREMENTS:

    Experience

    • Minimum eight years or more of relevant professional experience of designing, managing and implementing governance programs in developing countries.

    • Significant experience working on decentralization and local governance, urbanization, fiscal transparency, public financial management, and citizen-government interactions.

    • Solid experience in project management, budget management and oversight, team building in multi-cultural environment, efficient and effective delivery of project milestones, and donor relations.

    • Strong track record of facilitating partnerships across governing authorities, community groups and members of the public, and a high level of comfort in engaging high level government officials.

    • Strong political awareness and analytical skills. Knowledge of governance institutions and practices in development countries, particularly Asia and Myanmar specifically. Gender programming and mainstreaming experience would be a plus.

    Education

    Advanced degree in law, policy studies, political science, economics, social sciences, public policy, public administration, international relations, women’s education/development, economics, foreign affairs or Asian studies.

    Skills

    Strong analytical and problem solving skills; excellent verbal and written communication skills; proven interpersonal and intercultural skills. Experience in proposal and report writing, financial and grants management and budget control, strategic planning, fundraising and managing international donor-funded projects.

    JOB FUNCTIONS:

    Project Management

    • Ensure that project activities are efficiently and effectively implemented in project’s sites in select states and regions in Myanmar, including strong relations with government authorities, parliaments, civil society organizations, and community leaders.

    • Oversee and manage a team of international and national staff and consultants to implement project activities and maintain project coherence.

    • Ensure the team develops a deep understanding of old and emerging formal and informal local urban decision-making that impact project activities.

    • Ensure the team keep up to date and contribute best practices in relevant thematic areas that impact fiscal decentralization and transparency, public financial management, urbanization, and interactions between government and citizens.

    • Continuous development of program activities to suit evolving project needs and proactively deploy necessary resources to adjust and implement activities.

    • Ensure substantive inputs, coaching and assistance to partners/grantees as they plan for, design, and implement project activities, and ensure that timely updates and reports are received from partners/grantees.

    • Track on-going developments with the government at both national and subnational levels and provide regular feedback to supervisors of broader context impacting project implementation.

    • Track the activities of other organizations/development partners that are also implementing governance-related activities both at the union and subnational levels.

    • Lead the development, and ensure high quality, of any research and information materials that will be produced by TAF/Myanmar office.

    • Ensure the team manage regular field visits by Foundation and partner staff to sites, and draft letters of grants, letter of contracts, presentation materials, speech, etc.

    • Manage the project monitoring, evaluation and learning framework, and draft periodic reports, either for the purpose of Foundation’s internal reporting, or for project donors.

    • Follow all Foundation administrative and logistical policies, rules and practices when carrying out all activities.

    Financial Management

    • Following Foundation policies and practices, ensure that all financial documentation related to project activities is prepared, updated and settled, including supporting documents.

    • Approve due diligence to potential partners/grantees conducted by the project team and Finance & Grants unit, and ensure that all due diligence documents are completed/submitted by potential partners/grantees.

    • Manage relationships with potential partners/grantees, oversee development of their budget proposals, monitor their expenditures, and ensure that they are within approved budgets, and that spending targets are met.

    Donor Relations

    • Ensure that donor colleagues are updated regularly with project progress.

    • Respond to donors’ requests as needed.

    Representation

    • Participate in meetings and events with development partners, governments, and civil society organizations as assigned.

    • Contribute to articles, written materials, and documentation for publication.

    • Participate in Foundation meetings and other relevant professional forums and events.

    Other Responsibilities

    • Provide support to other on-going programs and activities of the Foundation as may be necessary.

    • Other duties as assigned by the Country Representative and the Deputy Country Representative.

    Why work at The Asia Foundation?

    At a critical moment in history, you will have the opportunity to contribute to the development, stability, and growth of the Asia region. You will help promote a more constructive engagement between government and citizens and advance learning and awareness about The Asia Foundation. You will work with and learn from dedicated, smart, and accomplished colleagues and local partners, and, in the process, improve your skills and expertise.


    How to apply:

    HOW TO APPLY:

    Applications should be submitted by visiting our website: http://asiafoundation.org/about/careers/

    and selecting “Regular Employment”. To be considered, please upload your cover letter and resume. The application closing date is Wednesday, August 30, 2017.

    The Asia Foundation offers excellent benefits and salary commensurate with experience. We are an equal opportunity employer. Women and people of color are encouraged


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