Regional Manager

Job summary Job title: Regional Manager (Girls’ Education & Gender Equality, Southeast Asia) Type: Full-time Location: Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam Deadline: ASAP  

Job descriptions

The primary duties of this position are to support the Cambodia, Laos, and Vietnam Country Office Girls’ Education teams to strategically increase program scale and sustainability, engage with government and donors when appropriate, increase the organization’s thought leadership in gender equality and girls’ education in the region, and support country offices in designing and delivering high quality program offerings (monitoring program delivery for technical quality, and proposing improvements in program design). This position will also support Southeast Asia Country Offices with overseeing the design and contextualization of new curricula and program materials if appropriate.  The Regional Manager reports directly to the worldwide Senior Director of Girls’ Education who is based in Room to Read’s San Francisco Headquarters.  

Duties & Responsibilities

1. Technical and Strategic Leadership (45%)
  • Serve as a liaison in the strategic conversations between Room to Read’s Southeast Asia country offices and the Global Office in San Francisco.
  • Work with Country Office Management Teams in Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos to identify and take advantage of opportunities for new projects supporting GEP priorities or scale in key areas, including distance learning, gender-transformative programs for boys, and gender-transformative climate education.
  • In collaboration with the Global Senior Director, support Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos country offices to increase/incorporate greater gender sensitivity in their work, including components of our work with boys.
  • Identify and support business development opportunities in collaboration with the global Development team as related to donor engagement, reporting, and proposal writing.
  • Write op-eds, articles and other written pieces increasing Room to Read’s thought leadership on life skills, girls’ education and gender equality in Southeast Asia and globally.
  • Identify and take part in conferences, roundtable discussions, coalitions and other fora advancing girls’ education, life skills and gender equality in Southeast Asia;
  • Represent Room to Read internally and externally to share our work and advocate for our programs, traveling extensively in Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos to support countries’ programmatic needs and, as needed, and for worldwide conferences or other events.
 
2.Technical Guidance and Support (40%)
  • Support country offices in Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos in designing and delivering high quality, gender-transformative program offerings in key areas identified in collaboration with country offices and the global headquarters.
  • Provide technical support, orientation, and capacity building for Country Office Program Managers in Cambodia, Vietnam and Laos for ongoing program implementation and contextualization of program content as needed.
  • Monitor program delivery in Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos, ensuring technical quality, and proposing improvements in program design when appropriate.
  • Serve as technical lead and manage new GEP projects within the Southeast Asia region and beyond, as appropriate.
 
3. Knowledge Sharing & Coordination (15%)
  • Support the creation of knowledge-sharing systems to facilitate communication and collaboration among countries in Southeast Asia, and with all Room to Read country offices and programs globally.
  • Collaborate across Room to Read departments (Program Operations, Finance, Development, Research, Monitoring & Evaluation, etc.) to support Southeast Asia country teams in routine program planning, budgeting, monitoring, and reporting processes, including participating in regular regional calls with other departments
  • Participate in regular calls and meetings with the global GEP team, including standing 1:1 discussion with the Sr. GEP Director and Associate Director
  • Contribute to and complete other tasks and projects as a member of the larger PDTA departmental team
 

Requirements

  • Master’s degree in a related field of study, e.g. gender equality, education, international relations, or related development sector
  • A minimum of 10 years of related professional experience in the international development field, with at least five years specifically on overseeing and managing programs in the field of gender equality, and/or education programs
  • Experience working with civil society, multi-lateral institutions and government in Vietnam, Cambodia and/or Laos
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English
  • Experience in supporting staff through direct and dotted lines of management, and prior success working and building relationships with diverse groups of people
  • Experience delivering trainings as a lead trainer or technical coach and/or developing training materials
  • Experience in program design and/or developing technical program content and curriculum
  • Ability and desire to travel domestically and internationally up to 40 percent of time
  • Collaborate across Room to Read departments (Program Operations, Finance, Development, Research, Monitoring & Evaluation, etc.) to support Southeast Asia country teams in routine program planning, budgeting, monitoring, and reporting processes, including participating in regular regional calls with other departments
  • Participate in regular calls and meetings with the global GEP team, including standing 1:1 discussion with the Sr. GEP Director and Associate Director
  • Contribute to and complete other tasks and projects as a member of the larger PDTA departmental team
  Preferred
  • Significant experience and/or knowledge of governmental policies and priorities in one or more Southeast Asian countries regarding gender equality and education
  • Experience and knowledge in one or more of the following fields: climate change, positive masculinity, distance learning; positive youth development; girl-centered learning; psychosocial wellbeing
  • Experience providing support to multiple countries simultaneously
  • Experience managing projects and programs funded and implemented by a variety of bi-lateral, multi-lateral and private sector institutions
  • Prior experience in a fast-paced, growth-oriented global or regional organization
  • Recognized thought leadership in the field of girls’ education, gender equality and life skills (e.g. published blog posts, articles, part of national coalitions, etc.)
  • Knowledge of Vietnamese Mon-Khmer, and/or Laotian is highly beneficial.
 

How to apply

Apply HERE. DEADLINE: 31st Mar 2021

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