Appointment of Regional Director, Asia

Ref: 3651


Bangkok, Thailand

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Role Managed by:

Jason Sze

Research Associate

t: +61 2 8354 4003


Primary Practice Group: Global Non-Profit Practice

Salary & Benefits: Commensurate with Experience

Closing Date: 17/08/2018

Formal Interview Date: October 4th and 5th

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CARE (3651) | Appointment of Regional Director, Asia

At CARE, we seek a world of hope, tolerance and social justice, where poverty has been overcome and people live with dignity and security. 

This has been our vision since 1945, when we were founded to send lifesaving CARE Packages® to survivors of World War II. Today, CARE is a global leader in the movement to eradicate poverty. In 2016, CARE worked in 94 countries and reached 80 million people with an incredible range of life-saving programs. We also put women and girls at the center of our work because we know that we cannot overcome poverty until all people have equal rights and opportunities. We seek dynamic, innovative thinkers to further our mission. If you share our core beliefs: poverty is an injustice; poverty is solvable; and together, we have the power to end it, join us.

ABOUT THE ROLE          

Location : Bangkok, Thailand         Type of Post : Accompanied - Family       Language Requirement : English      

The Regional Director is responsible for providing leadership and high-level oversight of all key areas of regional and country office strategy and performance.  This includes responsibilities within the region for strategy development and oversight, leadership and management, building and maintaining relationships, talent development and staff supervision, financial stewardship, resource acquisition, and program focus and quality, including timely and appropriate response to humanitarian emergencies.  The Regional Director is also responsible for leading regional teams around shared directions and priorities, contributing to and applying within the region overall CARE organizational priorities and strategies. The Regional Director serves on the International Programs and Operations (IPO) senior management team and the CUSA Global Management Team (GMT) and as such represents regional interests to CARE’s senior management through that and other fora. The Regional Director line manages CARE USA Country Directors and members of the Regional Management Unit (RMU).

The Regional Director is responsible for all CARE USA development and humanitarian response activities across the Asia region, which includes both CARE USA lead country offices as well as country offices led by other CARE members. The Regional Director is responsible for providing strategic and operational oversight and direction to country and regional programs undertaking emergency response operations.

A major challenge for senior leadership in the region includes ensuring that CARE is strengthening its impact on poverty and injustice as well as tackling gender inequities in a rapidly changing complex region that is experiencing protracted insecurity and politically driven conflict, resulting in an increasing number of humanitarian emergencies. In both development and humanitarian programming, it is important to maintain focus on how CARE can be most relevant and impactful, by designing, implementing and measuring the impact of appropriate programs across the region, adapting our operational presence as appropriate to incorporate a growing southern voice through Southern Members and Affiliates and evolving the organization to support its future impact and relevance. All of this must be carried out in an environment of high levels of conflict in many country offices, requiring adequate attention to safety and security issues.


  • Talent Development and Staff Management
  • Strategy Development and Oversight
  • Leadership and Management
  • Representation and Influence
  • Program Focus and Quality
  • Resource Acquisition
  • Financial Stewardship
  • Perform other duties as assigned


  • Bachelor degree in Social Science or related international development field
  • 8-10 years senior management and leadership experience working in complex humanitarian operations
  • Proven ability to navigate a highly complex and matrixed global organization
  • Extensive conceptual skills including strategic analysis
  • Experience in change management
  • Demonstrated management skills in a complex international setting
  • Strong and proven ability to manage operational risk and staff safety in fragile, conflict contexts.
  • Proven ability to set strategic direction, manage high performing teams and lead change processes
  • Demonstrated leadership in humanitarian response
  • Outstanding Communications skills (written, verbal – English and knowledge of any South Asian language an advantage)
  • Strong decision-making skills and effectiveness
  • Ability to effectively develop, lead and provide strategic direction to a diverse team of leaders across a vast/diverse region
  • Experience supervising and developing a multi-disciplinary team in a cross-cultural setting
  • Demonstrated self-awareness, leadership and interpersonal skills
  • Strong human resource management skills including capacity building, coaching and conflict management
  • Demonstrated interest and ability to give feedback, develop, motivate and lead a diverse team to achieve results
  • Demonstrated use of positive coping strategies in stressful environments
  • Manage a complex budget
  • Effectively follow-up on internal and external audit recommendations
  • Ensure donor compliance and reporting
  • Ability to establish a learning culture within the region and to facilitate knowledge sharing across CARE


For an informal discussion about the role, please contact Jason Sze at Perrett Laver at Only fully completed applications will be presented to CARE USA, and  must include both a cover letter and CV/resume. The cover letter should describe your personal motivation and interest as well as why you feel you are suited for the role at this time in your career. Salary history may be required. Completed applications can be uploaded at quoting reference number 3651. The deadline for applications is Thursday August 17th at 5pm Australian EST.

CARE USA is an equal opportunity employer and gives consideration for employment to qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability or protected veteran status. If you’d like more information about your EEO rights as an applicant under the law, please click here.

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