Deputy Chief of Party, Promoting Advocacy and Rights, Bangladesh

Location: Bangladesh
Deadline: October 6, 2017

The Asia Foundation, a non-profit international development organization committed to improving lives across a dynamic and developing Asia, seeks an experienced deputy chief of party (DCOP) for an anticipated USAID-funded five-year Promoting Advocacy and Rights Program in Bangladesh. The program will support individual organizations and institutions, collaboration among diverse stakeholders, and collective action to strengthen governance and promote reform. The project will build the capacity of civil society groups and support tools and activities that will strengthen advocacy capacities related to good governance and inclusive democracy. The DCOP will support the chief of party (COP) in providing overall vision, leadership, and guidance for the program, including serving as acting COP during the COP’s absence. The position will be full time and based in Dhaka, Bangladesh. Qualified Bangladeshi nationals, and other nationalities, especially those residing in South Asia, are strongly encouraged to apply.


  • Provide technical leadership for activities under the project, including conceptualizing, designing, implementing and monitoring innovative, cutting-edge programming and technical leadership activities;
  • Ensure both internal management and external coordination for successful project outcomes;
  • Serve as the chief of party during COP absence;
  • Supervise a team of professionals and experts in inclusion, monitoring and evaluation, and grants management;
  • Support transfer of skills and knowledge to local staff and local organizations.


  • Relevant advanced degree in international development, social science, conflict management (including social cohesion), public policy, or a related field of study;
  • Minimum seven years of relevant professional experience managing and implementing similar/related international development projects;
  • Demonstrated leadership/managerial, technical, and administrative skills in program management, including managing budgets and personnel, motivating and supervising team efforts, preferably in Bangladesh or South Asia;
  • Expert knowledge and understanding of issues related to civil society strengthening, human rights, and advocacy and the technical aspects of governance reform project design and implementation;
  • Demonstrated knowledge of gender and social inclusion, and demonstrated experience and proficiency in managing programs that mainstream gender;
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English;
  • Past experience working in Bangladesh, and working knowledge of Bangla highly preferred.


Interested applicants should submit a cover letter and CV by October 6, 2017 to with the position title listed in the subject line. The Asia Foundation is an equal opportunity employer, EOE/M/F/D/V. No phone calls, please.