"Positioning You for Success"

Title:         Asia Eurasia (AEA) Regional Director

Client:      Pact (

Location: Open, Regional based preferred


Pact Overview

At the heart of Pact is the promise of a better tomorrow. The promise of a healthy life. Of a decent livelihood. Of sustainable natural resources that benefit communities. Now more than ever in its 42-year history, Pact is helping millions of people who are poor and marginalized discover and build their own solutions and take ownership over their future.


Pact enables systemic solutions that allow those who are poor and marginalized to earn a dignified living, be healthy, and take part in the benefits that nature provides. Pact accomplishes this by strengthening local capacity, forging effective governance systems, and transforming markets into a force for development.


Department Overview

Pact exists to help create a world where those who are poor and marginalized exercise their voice, build their own solutions, and take ownership of their future. The Program Delivery and Country Office teams contribute to realizing this by:


Ensuring effective project management through supporting project startups, implementation, reporting and financial and human resource management as well as closeouts.

Portfolio coordination: providing a leadership role in the regional portfolio teams in DC, and organizing monthly calls for the portfolio team with each country office; ensures strong collaboration with other Pact units.


Working with country teams to develop, refine and pursue their strategies by leveraging technical knowledge (our own and others), researching, and analyzing potential partners and opportunities.

Grow and diversify: contributing to scoping, pre-positioning and proposal development with Opportunity Development and relevant teams; seeks out and secures new partners.

Knowledge sharing and learning: enhancing communication between country offices and DC, to ensure better understanding of the diverse operating environments and program approaches

External relations: participating in the development conversation by attending events, hosting meetings, and cultivates relationships with potential and existing partners and donors.


Position Purpose

The AEA Regional Director (RD) plays a critical role in achieving Pact’s transformation into a 4th sector institution and our move to a more outcome oriented and data driven organization. The RD works with staff and partners in the region and Pact DC to identify new business and partnership opportunities that are consistent with Pact’s strategic priorities, promote thought leadership, and champion our Asia Eurasia portfolio.


Reporting to the Vice President (VP) for Country Programs and Operations, the RD oversees all activities within the regional country offices. The RD prioritizes the management of assigned Country Directors (CDs) and Country Managers, ensuring accountability to organizational targets, work plans, business plans, country and regional strategies.


Key Responsibilities

Lead development of regional strategies, learnings and opportunities.

Work with VP on identifying new COs for expansion.

Provide guidance and management to assigned Country Directors and/or Project Leads.

Ensure achievement of country performance, including revenue targets and new business targets.

Champion and support efforts to improve the consistency of management practices and enhance the ability to mitigate risks and deliver programmatic results.

Identify key management and technical priorities for COs and recommend corrective actions and support. This is done in a consultative manner within the organization.

Promote the consistent implementation of Pact’s global policies and procedures.

Travel to COs to support country leadership, strategy, partnerships and prospecting, external relations and project management.


Promote interregional and global learning through regional exchanges and peer learning.

Enable and support CDs in developing business plans for growth and identifying and pursuing new business opportunities in coordination with Pact’s technical and portfolio teams.

Coach and mentor COs in Pact’s transformation to become a 4th sector institution.

Target potential private sector partnerships that redefine traditional NGO and private sector linkages.

Explore and establish new CO business models to achieve Pact’s mission.

Assist COs to become more outcome oriented and data driven in decision making.

Ensure new opportunities, proposals, and budgets are implementable.

Collaboratively utilize data, reports, evaluations and other internal and external resources to improve program implementation.


Ensure appropriate documentation and sharing of methodologies and results across Pact.

Establish and maintain working relationships with the regional and DC development community for building/maintaining/expanding a regional program.

Identify and implement regional thought leadership opportunities.

Represent and be spokesperson for Pact at regional for a.

Promote Pact’s work and meet with donors, partners and other stakeholders.

Represent regional and global perspectives in Pact leadership and contribute to global human resource recruitment and policy development.

Mentoring and coaching of CDs.


Basic Requirements

BA and at least 12 years of relevant experience, or an MA at least 10 years of relevant experience

Ability and willingness to travel internationally and extensively

Experience in Asia Eurasia at leadership level

Fluency in English


Preferred Qualifications

Advanced degree in a relevant field

Experience in a similar role within the international development sector

Experience in creating and leveraging private sector partnerships and resources to move beyond corporate social responsibility and shared value and into 4th sector relationships; social enterprise experience a plus

Ability to leverage external relations into new partnerships

Demonstrated leadership of Asia Eurasia country or regional offices

Demonstrated leadership as team leader of major donor project and staff

Demonstrated ability to develop and lead complex field-based contracts and projects.

Ability to develop and maintain strong relationships with diverse stakeholders.

Demonstrated capability in strategic visioning, planning and agency representation

Experience working with a variety of international donor organizations

Proficiency in at least one other regionally relevant language


To Apply: Pathfinder International has contracted Global Recruitment Specialists to assist with this recruitment effort. Please email a cover letter and updated resume/CV to:


Patrick Shields, Search Manager

Global Recruitment Specialists "Positioning You for Success"

501 Westport Avenue, Suite 285, Norwalk, CT 06851 USA

Telephone: +1- 203-899-0499




Your cover letter should at least address the following topics:

Why you are interested in the position.

How you believe your skills and experiences will meet the needs of the needs of the position.

How you learned of this position.


Pact is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in its selection and employment practices on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, or other non-merit factors.