Activity Director/Chief of Party for Donor Program

CORE International ,Inc.
Job Type
Full Time
Deadline for Applications
How to Apply
Please submit a resume with cover letter describing directly relevant experience to via email with the subject line “COP – Enhancing Equality in Energy for Southeast Asia”.
Where to Apply

Description: Chief of Party (COP), USAID/RDMA Enhancing Equality in Energy for Southeast Asia Activity, Bangkok, Thailand

CORE International, Inc. is a global development management consulting firm. They provide technical, economic, financial and management solutions to major infrastructure and economic growth, development, capacity building, and empowerment projects worldwide. Since 1984, they have worked in over 100 countries for clients such as US government agencies, bilateral donors, multilateral development banks, foreign government entities, and private sector clients worldwide.

The Enhancing Equality in Energy for Southeast Asia activity will identify challenges for gender equality in the energy sector in Southeast Asia and implement solutions to overcome them over the period August 2020 to August 2023. As a regional program, implementation will occur in Burma, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, the Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam, managed from a central office in Bangkok, Thailand.

Position Description:
CORE International is seeking a qualified Chief of Party (COP) to lead this three-year activity. S/he will be responsible for overall activity management, quality and timeliness of deliverables, external representation, and will serve as the principal Point of Contact (POC) for USAID Contracting Officer Representative (COR). The COP will be responsible for management and oversight of all personnel and all activities emanating from the Activity office in-country, management of Activity resources to contractually meet all milestones in a timely manner, and perform scheduling, management and oversight to ensure the Activity’s results as contractually required. The COP will provide strategic vision for managing the Components and Tasks of this Activity. The COP will be responsible for the quality and performance of all work that is subcontracted to other partners. The COP will be full-time for the duration of the activity and will be based in Bangkok, Thailand.

• Serve as CORE International’s primary point of contact in Bangkok and be responsible for the activities of all long and short-term personnel.
• Receive technical direction from the USAID’s Regional Development Mission for Asia (USAD/RDMA) COR and receive surge support from CORE International’s Home Office Management and Technical Teams.
• Meet with USAID on a regular basis and represent the Activity before USAID, Regional Government Partners, implementing partners, and other stakeholders.
• Establish and maintain relationships with key stakeholders, including government officials, the private sector, universities, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), and community groups for smooth implementation.
• Mentor, support, and supervise activity staff and directly manage consultants and subcontractors.
• Facilitate the development of quarterly and annual activity work plans and budgets, and ensure the timely submission and quality of all Activity publications, outreach and engagement materials, training and capacity building materials, and other deliverables compliant with contractual requirements.
• Ensure necessary program planning, development, resource availability, and management activities function smoothly and efficiently.

• Master’s degree or higher in international development, gender, energy, economics, or a related field.
• Minimum ten years of experience in program management with experience in Southeast Asia.
• Demonstrated experience leading teams and/or managing an office with a diverse (and at times, remote) staff.
• Experience in managing international development programs, including demonstrated sensitivity to local cultural and political context, cooperation among other donors and development projects, and host country institutions
• Expertise and experience integrating gender equality and women’s empowerment issues within the energy sector
• Interpersonal, leadership, administrative, management, presentation, reporting, communication, and conflict resolution skills
• Relationship and previous experience working directly with partner governments, donors, and the private sector in Southeast Asia
• Fluency in spoken and written English

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability or protected veteran status. More information regarding CORE International, Inc. can be found at

Please submit a resume with cover letter describing directly relevant experience to via email with the subject line “COP – Enhancing Equality in Energy for Southeast Asia”.

Only selected candidates will be contacted for an interview. Please, no phone calls.

Additional Information

US citizens residing in Thailand or ready to relocate at Bangkok preferred.