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VP, Regional Programs - Asia Pacific

FHI 360

FHI 360

Multiple locations
Posted on Saturday, July 6, 2024

POSITION SUMMARY

The VP, Regional Programs for Asia Pacific plays a pivotal senior leadership role, providing strategic vision and direction for the Asia Pacific region. This role is accountable for steering FHI 360’s approach to emphasize locally led development and directs the successful execution of programs/projects within the portfolio. The VP collaborates cross-organizationally to design and deliver high-quality results that achieve lasting impact. They provide oversight in developing and implementing the organization’s strategic plan, ensuring financial and technical performance and project results. The VP encourages staff to find innovative solutions and share lessons learned, identifying, and communicating emerging trends impacting our work. They collaborate with Business Development and Partnerships by providing business intelligence to shape business development and strategic growth priorities. The VP interacts with internal and external executive-level management, negotiates critical matters, influences policymaking, and partners with the executive leadership team to drive innovation and solutions across the company. They ensure that project teams have the resources, infrastructure, and expertise needed to be agile, efficient, and effective, complying with all relevant regulations and policies. Participates as a full member of the operations leadership team.

This position is based at FHI 360's office located in Bangkok, Thailand with a strong preference for local/regional candidates.

RESPONSIBILITIES / DUTIES

Complexity & Problem Solving:

Oversees workforce planning and staffing models, considering multiple and interrelated initiatives. Leads strategic problem-solving by evaluating abstract ideas and intangible variables to identify fundamental issues and provide innovative solutions. Contributes to change management for business and process improvements, aligning regional objectives with organizational strategic goals. Coordinates regional budget analysis, forecasts, and progress reviews. Decisions and actions significantly impact management and regional/corporate operations, supporting the organization’s business strategies and achieving long-term goals.

Discretion & Impact:

Provides strategic leadership and oversight for all organizational operations in the assigned portfolio, advancing broader company strategies through effective award execution. Translates strategic goals into multi-departmental objectives, ensuring strong financial stewardship and compliance with relevant regulations and policies. Works with staff to identify, manage, and mitigate organizational and program risks, ensuring programmatic and technical quality and funder/client satisfaction. Meets award targets for revenue and on-time and on-budget project completion. Provides learning through program data and knowledge sharing. Erroneous decisions could significantly impact the company's success over five years or longer.

Collaboration & Interaction:

Establishes, serves, and maintains partnerships with internal and external stakeholders within the assigned portfolio to achieve strategic goals. Interacts with internal and external executive-level management, negotiating critical matters and influencing policymaking. Participates in global fora to share global lessons and maintain FHI 360’s leadership reputation. Engages with donors to secure continued funding for awards and collaborates with Business Development and Partnerships (BD&P) to support regional/subregional growth strategies. Contributes to new business development and Bid Board discussions/decisions, oversees systems

Complexity & Problem Solving:

Oversees workforce planning and staffing models, considering multiple and interrelated initiatives. Leads strategic problem-solving by evaluating abstract ideas and intangible variables to identify fundamental issues and provide innovative solutions. Contributes to change management for business and process improvements, aligning regional objectives with organizational strategic goals. Coordinates regional budget analysis, forecasts, and progress reviews. Decisions and actions significantly impact management and regional/corporate operations, supporting the organization’s business strategies and achieving long-term goals.

Discretion & Impact:

Provides strategic leadership and oversight for all organizational operations in the assigned portfolio, advancing broader company strategies through effective award execution. Translates strategic goals into multi-departmental objectives, ensuring strong financial stewardship and compliance with relevant regulations and policies. Works with staff to identify, manage, and mitigate organizational and program risks, ensuring programmatic and technical quality and funder/client satisfaction. Meets award targets for revenue and on-time and on-budget project completion. Provides learning through program data and knowledge sharing. Erroneous decisions could significantly impact the company's success over five years or longer.

Collaboration & Interaction:

Establishes, serves, and maintains partnerships with internal and external stakeholders within the assigned portfolio to achieve strategic goals. Interacts with internal and external executive-level management, negotiating critical matters and influencing policymaking. Participates in global fora to share global lessons and maintain FHI 360’s leadership reputation. Engages with donors to secure continued funding for awards and collaborates with Business Development and Partnerships (BD&P) to support regional/subregional growth strategies. Contributes to new business development and Bid Board discussions/decisions, oversees systems that provide business intelligence at country level, and works closely with the executive leadership team to align strategies and achieve common goals.

Management & Supervision:

Oversees a region through directors and managers, ensuring successful operations. Guides teams in developing new methods and addressing company-wide issues. Supports performance management and professional development of direct reports, including ongoing feedback, coaching, and career support. Fosters a diverse and inclusive workforce where everyone benefits from opportunity, mutual respect, and a sense of belonging. Sets goals and budgets for projects and leads the region in achieving strategic goals. Leads coordination of resources for ongoing projects across functional areas, addressing and resolving project issues. Manages Portfolio Directors, Project Directors, and support teams, ensuring the successful operation of their assigned areas. Reports to the SVP, US and Regional Programs and oversees the activities of various departments within their region, driving innovation and solutions across the company.

Embraces other duties as assigned, contributing to the team’s multifaceted and evolving responsibilities.

QUALIFICATIONS

Knowledge & Skills:

Comprehensive knowledge of theories, concepts, and practices of project management process development and program execution. Demonstrated management skills in organizational management, financial planning, and personnel management. Experience with financial and contractual management of USAID contracts and cooperative agreements. Extensive leadership, change management, and project management skills. Superior public relations and diplomacy skills, with excellent verbal and written communication abilities. Strong critical thinking and problem-solving skills to plan, organize, and manage resources for successful project completion. Experienced in motivating, influencing, and collaborating with others, demonstrating sensitivity in diverse, cross-cultural settings. Strong financial and human resources management skills, providing strategic vision and direction to the region, and implementing company-wide policies and practices.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree or its International Equivalent in Business Administration, International Development, Civil Society, Social Marketing, Economic Development, Education, Environment, Gender, Health, Nutrition, Research, Technology, Youth, or a related field.

  • Minimum of 18 years of relevant experience in project management, overseeing complex portfolios of programs/projects that are strategic in nature and national/international in scope; or 15 years and a master’s degree; or 12 years and a PhD; or equivalent combination of relevant education and experience to perform job responsibilities effectively.

  • Minimum 9 years of leadership and line management skills, leading and supervising teams in complex settings.

  • Proven success in meeting program targets and revenue goals.

  • Experience managing financial and human resources.

  • Experience working in a non-governmental organization (NGO).

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree or its International Equivalent in a related field.

  • Project Management Professional (PMP) Certification or other recognized project management certification.

  • Additional certifications in their area of expertise.

  • Proficiency in one or more languages spoken in the region is a plus.

  • We welcome candidates with other relevant certifications or their international equivalents.

TRAVEL

More than 25% travel may be required for this role, primarily within the assigned region to engage with stakeholders, oversee program implementation, and attend regional meetings and events.

TYPICAL PHYSICAL DEMANDS

Typical office environment. Constantly uses a computer and other office productivity machinery, such as a calculator, copy machine, and computer printer. Must be able to remain in a stationary position 50% of the time.

TECHNOLOGY

Computer/Laptop, Microsoft applications (i.e., Office 365, SharePoint, Skype/Zoom/Teams), cell phone/mobile technology, and standard office equipment.

DISCLAIMER

Note the Compensation Band on the job description is associated with those jobs assigned to the US Salary Structure and employees paid from US payroll. The Compensation Band for all national local employees aligns to the Compensation Structure based on the Country location of the job. This job description summarizes the main duties of the job. It neither prescribes nor restricts the exact tasks that may be assigned to carry out these duties. This document should not be construed in any way to represent a contract of employment. Management Reserves the right to review and revise this document at any time.

This job posting summarizes the main duties of the job. It neither prescribes nor restricts the exact tasks that may be assigned to carry out these duties. This document should not be construed in any way to represent a contract of employment. Management reserves the right to review and revise this document at any time.

FHI 360 is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer whereby we do not engage in practices that discriminate against any person employed or seeking employment based on race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, marital status, physical or mental disability, protected Veteran status, or any other characteristic protected under applicable law.

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