Chief of Party, FORWARD Bangsamoro Project, Philippines

Location: Philippines
Deadline: October 15, 2019

This position is open to Filipino nationals only.

The Asia Foundation is a non-profit international development organization committed to improving lives across a dynamic and developing Asia. Informed by six decades of experience and deep local expertise, our programs address critical issues affecting Asia in the 21st century—governance, law, economic development, and regional cooperation. In addition, our Books for Asia and professional exchange programs are among the ways we encourage Asia’s continued development as a peaceful, just, and thriving region of the world.

The chief of party (COP) will be responsible for overall project management, including strategic vision and field team leadership; development and implementation of work plans, overseeing operational budgets and performance monitoring plans; liaising with the USAID mission, government officials, other donors and partner organizations; identifying and mitigating program risks and ensuring achievement of project results and objectives. S/he is expected to have strategic vision, strong leadership qualities, depth and breadth of technical expertise in post-conflict environments, and in programming and delivery of technical assistance to partner governments, civil society and other stakeholders. S/he will work with BARMM and BTA to design and establish project support for the regional government and civil society with sustainability and long-term participatory governance as priorities. This role will actively work with civil society to engender programs that facilitate greater engagement among citizens of BARMM and the government. The COP will supervise key project staff including the civil society strengthening specialist, the capacity development specialist, and the overall project team to deliver results. The COP will ensure compliance with the ethics, procedures and policies of The Asia Foundation, and with USAID rules and regulations.


  • Minimum of eight (8) years of relevant professional experience, preferably in the Philippines, or a country with similar context;
  • Master’s or doctoral degree in the field of Governance, Economics, Social Science or Public Management is desirable;
  • Knowledge and familiarity with government and civil society in the Philippines. Preference for experience working with ARMM/BARMM and local government in Bangsamoro with a strong understanding of the historical and cultural context leading to the present; and
  • Demonstrated experience in the design, management, implementation, monitoring, and reporting for similar sized USAID and other international donor-supported programs.

Click here for more details about this position. Interested applicants should also complete the Foundation Application Form and send with a letter of intent to on or before October 15, 2019.