Chief of Party, Asia Networks for Peace

  • Senior-level, Long-term consulting assignment
  • Posted on 19 March 2019

Job Description

USAID Asia Networks for Peace

Chief of Party (COP) Position Description

The Asia Foundation, a non-profit international development organization committed to improving lives across a dynamic and developing Asia, seeks an experienced Chief of Party (COP) for an anticipated USAID-funded project Networks for Peace, to strengthen initiatives in Asia to promote regional security and amplify moderate voices of peace and tolerance by convening stakeholders and building the capacity of moderate leaders, civil society groups, media and local organizations to address drivers of conflict and violent extremism and promote tolerance and inclusion across the societal divisions. The program would support and complement bilateral CVE and conflict mitigation programs. The activity is envisioned to be a regional program working across multiple countries in Asia.

The position will be based in Asia (location TBD). S/he will be responsible for overall project management, including strategic vision and field team leadership; development and implementation of work plans, overseeing operational budgets and performance monitoring plans; liaising with USAID, government officials, other donors and partner organizations; identifying and mitigating program risks and ensuring achievement of project results and objectives. The COP will supervise key project staff and ensure compliance with ethics, procedures and policies of The Asia Foundation and USAID rules and regulations. The COP is expected to have strategic vision, strong leadership qualities, depth and breadth of technical expertise in conflict management programming and delivery, and the professional reputation, management experience, interpersonal skills, and written and oral presentation skills to fulfill the diverse technical and managerial requirements of the role.


  • Serve as the primary point of contact with USAID for procedural and substantive matters, and be responsible for quality control of technical activities, procurement, personnel, reporting, and other management-related requirements of the project;
  • Provide technical leadership for program activities including conceptualizing, designing, implementing and monitoring innovative, cutting-edge programming activities;
  • Build and manage relationships with partners and USAID counterparts in Bangkok and across Asia, including meeting and consulting regularly with USAID regarding the program’s performance and direction;
  • Supervise a multicultural team of professionals and experts across technical and functional areas.


  • Minimum of 10 years of relevant professional experience in a senior management position in a program of similar magnitude, preferably in the area of conflict management in Asia.
  • Ability to establish strong working relationships with a variety of stakeholders including government representatives, civil society, donors, and the private sector.
  • Proven success and exceptional leadership in the design, management, implementation, monitoring, and evaluation of similar sized USAID and other international donor-supported programs, with skills in strategic planning, management, supervision, and budgeting, and preferably experience in managing complex activities involving coordination with multiple program partner institutions;
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively in English, both verbally and in writing.

This position is contingent upon funding. Interested applicants should submit a cover letter and CV no later than April 5, 2019 to with the position listed in the subject line. The Asia Foundation is an equal employment opportunity employer. Employment selection and related decisions are made without regard to age, sex, disability, national origin, color or any other protected class. Support will be provided to persons with disabilities in the recruitment process. Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted for interview.

About the Organization

About The Asia Foundation

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.

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