Deputy Director - Asia Pacific

International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES)
  • Location
    Arlington, Virginia
  • Sector
    Non Profit
  • Experience
    Mid Career
  • Posted
    May 08

Position description

The Deputy Regional Director for Europe & Asia (DRD) will support the Regional Director (RD) in program implementation, administration, financial management, personnel evaluation and oversight, strategic planning and business development. The DRD will also serve as acting RD when requested.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Contributes to development of regional strategic plans;
  • Supports overall strategic direction. Seeks out business development opportunities;
  • Accountable to RD for fiscal management of projects and adherence to contractual obligations;
  • Cultivates relationship with peers, subordinates, funder community, chiefs of party, field offices, and consultants at large to advance awareness of IFES' regional reputation and project success;
  • Supports team environment, collaboration and consensus building across all departments at IFES;
  • Supports management of resources to ensure competency in proposal development process;
  • Ensures timely & competitive responses to RFAs and RFPs;
  • Conducts performance evaluations of staff & supports recruitment. Contributes to development of staff and a high performance team. Exercises formal actions pertaining to employee relations;
  • Contributes to IFES' initiative on conflict management and security. Work on violence reduction and conflict management around elections;
  • Manage a diverse and expanded domestic and overseas team;
  • Responsible for completion of monthly/quarterly/annual reports;
  • Represents the Asia team at internal project and development meetings and externally to donors, partners, government and the public at meetings and briefings;
  • Works individually and with others in developing written pieces to raise IFES' visibility as a thought leader.


  • Master’s degree, or foreign equivalent, in International Politics, International Development, International Affairs, or related;
  • 10 years of program management, international development or related experience;
  • Experienced with budget management and oversight of multi-million dollar projects;
  • Strong managerial and leadership skills and abilities;
  • Program design and project management experience;
  • Organized and effective time and resource management experience;
  • Ability to direct staff, prioritize, direct multiple activities in a fluid and dynamic environment;
  • In-depth knowledge and experience with USAID and other donor regulations, and procedures;
  • Must have effective verbal and written communications skills;
  • Must have experience collaborating and contributing to successful proposal development efforts;
  • Highly experienced in business development and making sound judgment decisions;
  • Must be highly experienced in conflict resolution;
  • Must have election experience;
  • Must have international development/relations related experience;
  • Highly proficient with Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint and Word;
  • Travel required up to 50% of time.

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