Position Announcement: Deputy Director
Position type: Full time contract, 40 hours/week
Location: Bangkok, Thailand
Pay Rate: Director, Bangkok; US $4,500 - $5,500/month
Reports to: Executive Director
Deadline for Applications: October 29, 2017
Ideal Start date: January 2, 2017
ABOUT ASIA CATALYST
Asia Catalyst promotes the rights of marginalized communities by supporting a vibrant network of advocates committed to ending stigma, discrimination, and criminalization. We strengthen civil society by providing training and resources for community based organizations to become more effective and responsive to community needs, and to conduct rigorous human rights documentation and advocacy. We work side by side with grassroots activists to ensure that their voices are fully represented in local, national, regional, and global policymaking.
Asia Catalyst is a US based not for profit organization with staff in Bangkok, Beijing, New York, and Yangon.
ABOUT THE POSITION
Asia Catalyst is seeking highly qualified applicants for Deputy Director. The Deputy Director will oversee day-to-day operations of the Asia operations including management of organizational, financial, development, human resource, and administrative operations. The Deputy Director will report directly to and work closely with the Executive Director, based in New York.
STRATEGY: The Deputy Director will support the team to develop and implement Asia Catalyst’s strategy by providing vision and strategic direction for programs, advocacy, management, and operations. The Deputy Director is a paramount position, responsible for ensuring that all program activities contribute to the realization of Asia Catalyst’s vision.
MANAGEMENT: The Deputy Director will supervise and support Asia Catalyst’s six-person team in Asia, and ensure harmonization of their efforts with Asia Catalyst’s mission under Asia Catalyst’s Theory of Change. The Director is also responsible for ensuring donor compliance and reporting for all grants, and manages all program expenses in accordance with Asia Catalyst’s budget and financial procedures.
LEARNING: To guarantee ongoing program excellence, the Deputy Director is also responsible for overseeing curriculum development, training methodology and monitoring and evaluation protocols. The ideal candidate will have field experience and in-depth knowledge in at least one of the countries in which Asia Catalyst has programming, as well as experience in designing, delivering, and evaluating capacity building programs.
REPRESENTATION: The Deputy Director will be expected to actively expand Asia Catalyst’s work and will be responsible for sustaining and forging new relationships with Asia Catalyst’s program partners, donors, and institutional allies. A successful Deputy Director, in addition to maintaining current funding, will identify new funding and other support to maintain or launch new programming. The Deputy Director will be expected to actively represent the organization, publish and present program outcomes to a wide spectrum of stakeholders, and act as an expert resource on CBO capacity building in Asia.
Asia Catalyst is looking to fill this vacancy as soon as possible. The position will be based in Bangkok and require travel within Asia, as well as occasional travel to the United States and other points.
Full time members of staff at Asia Catalyst receive:
Asia Catalyst is committed to diversity and equal opportunity:
Asia Catalyst works in a wide range of cultural, ethnic, religious, linguistic and geographic contexts. The organization believes that Asia Catalyst can best advance the organization’s mission if staff members reflect as much as possible the tremendous diversity of the communities in which Asia Catalyst works.
Asia Catalyst is an equal opportunity employer, and actively attempts to recruit and maintain a diverse staff. Asia Catalyst does not discriminate based on a candidate’s age, sex, sexual orientation, gender (including gender identification), color, race, religion/creed, national origin, alienage, citizenship status, marital or partnership status, military status, domestic violence victim status, predisposing genetic characteristics, disability, or any other classification as provided by law.
Asia Catalyst encourages applications from members of the communities with which we work, including LGBTI and gender non-conforming persons, persons with disabilities, persons living with HIV or hepatitis, persons who have used drugs or worked as sex workers, and persons from other marginalized groups.
Interested applicants should submit the following items in English to be considered for this vacancy:
Please submit the requested items in one PDF or MS Word file to Brian Bonci at firstname.lastname@example.org. Zipped files will not be opened. Applicants that do not include all of the requested items will not be considered.
We will only contact applicants we wish to interview.
Inquiries about the position or the requirements will be answered within 5 working days.
Asia Catalyst will not contact a candidate’s references without prior permission.
Candidates must be able and willing to work in Thailand from Asia Catalyst’s Bangkok office. Asia Catalyst is not able to provide financial assistance for relocation.