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Regional Project Manager



HelpAge International Asia Pacific Regional Office is currently seeking a qualified candidate to support our work in Asia Pacific region.


Position: Regional Project Manager

Work base: Asia Regional Office in Chiang Mai

Contract length: 2 years (with possible extension)

Application closing date: 06 December 2018

Starting date: As soon as possible

Salary scale: 50,000-65,000 THB depending on experience

Condition: This position is opened for Thai nationals only



HelpAge APRO, the Asia Pacific Regional Office for HelpAge International is located in Chiang Mai. The office is one of four global hubs, leading on regional projects, supporting work in country offices and serving as secretariat of the regional HelpAge Network in its work to build understanding and commitments to respond to the challenges and opportunities that rapid population ageing creates.


The regional office works to influence government policy development and implementation in relation to health and care, older peoples’ organisations, social pensions, disaster risk reduction, and other aspects of adaptation to population ageing. It also responds to humanitarian crises in the region.


The regional office leads on multi-country projects in the region including current projects on strengthening CSO capacity and community-led development models; inclusive disaster risk reduction; and technical assistance to governments on long-term care system development. A new four-year regional project, Scaling-Up NCD Interventions in South-East Asia, will start 01 January 2019. This EC funded project works with a consortium of European and Asian academic partners to conduct research on NCD interventions in Indonesia, Myanmar and Vietnam, in order to inform evidence-based policy making on strengthening health systems. The research will focus on the question: “Will synergies between community-based activities and primary health care services enhance impact on health?” It will build on existing interventions including macro-level (e.g. inclusion of NCD essential medications in health insurance coverage) and micro-level (e.g. HelpAge’s older people’s association model). Research will be conducted to support scaling up by examining these questions:

  • Are the specific interventions and services evidence-based, effective and cost-effective?
  • Are the interventions bundled in a coherent package programme, where activities reinforce each other and reach economy of scale?
  • Are the packages or programmes embedded in society to become viable and sustainable?

HelpAge’s role in the consortium is 1) to lead on the communications, impact and dissemination work package of the project; 2) to coordinate all work in Vietnam and Myanmar; and 3) to facilitate research on the community-based older people’s association models.


Job purpose:

To provide overall coordination for HelpAge’s work on SUNI-SEA across four offices; to be the focal-point for liaising with other SUNI-SEA consortium members; to manage APRO’s work for the project


Job Activities:

  • Design and apply appropriate project management standards and ensure the compliance with HelpAge Contract management Process and manage project administration
  • Manage the implementation of planned activities at regional level
  • Coordinate with and monitor the in-country activities implemented by country offices
  • Develop an effective reporting system and tools for ongoing monitoring
  • Manage project risks, including the development of contingency plans
  • Liaison with programme team and related projects for collaboration on project planning and implementation and communicate ideas effectively to all those involved
  • Monitor overall progress and use of resources, initiating corrective action where necessary, and providing inputs to Regional Finance Team to ensure quality, timely financial reports
  • Liaise with SUNI-SEA partners including close collaboration with the consortium lead, UMCG
  • Maintain an awareness of potential interdependencies with other projects and their impact and share learnings across the office and organisation
  • Identify and obtain support and advice required for the management, planning and control of the project from HelpAge colleagues
  • Develop report as required by the donors, project documentation and brief report for organisation’s bi-monthly meeting
  • Conduct an internal project evaluation review to assess how well the project was managed
  • Prepare any follow-on action recommendations
  • Input into resource development of related projects (e.g. health, research projects) as needed
  • Contribute to other programmatic initiatives as required


Extent of Authority:

The Regional Project Manager will report to the senior management. However, some of the activities will be guided by Regional Programme Adviser- Care and Health.


Other Features of the Job:

The position will require some international travels. Applicants should be ready to travel for up to 30% of their working time.


Person Specification:


  • Demonstrated experience of programme management, including the ability to effectively manage resources, finances, and information (E)
  • Direct experience of organisational, assessment, monitoring and evaluation methodologies (E)
  • Experience of working on health, ageing and/or gender related issues (E)
  • Experience working with government institutions
  • Experience of working with civil society organisations and/or academic research institutes (D)
  • Experience developing and delivering communications strategies for impact and dissemination of CSO projects or research (D)
  • Experience with the European Commission (D)


Skills & Abilities:

  • Excellent written and spoken English and the ability to write clear reports and other communications outputs in English for a wide range of audiences (E)
  • Ability to work independently, collaboratively or effectively as part of a team; (E)
  • Organised with demonstrated ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines (E)
  • Ability to influence, communicate and co-operate, and negotiate with a wide range of people and organisations (including government) at all levels with tact, diplomacy and sensitivity to cultural differences (E)
  • Numeracy and ability to prepare and monitor budgets and accounts (E)
  • Advanced IT skills, including experience of Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint (other relevant software) (E)


Knowledge (including Education and Qualification):

  • Graduate Studies in a relevant field (Social sciences, development, project management) or equivalent gained in work experience (E)
  • Policy understanding of health systems (D)


How to apply:

Please submit your application document consists of:

  • A covering letter outlining your suitability for the role that should not be more than 1 page of A4 size
  • An updated curriculum vitae (CV), maximum 3 pages of A4 size
  • Three referees, including your most recent employer
  • Please put the covering letter and CV in one file and send by email to before the closing date of 06 December 2018


HelpAge International is an equal opportunities employer.


With a view to minimising our administration costs we are unfortunately only able to contact again those candidates that have been shortlisted for interview.


Contact :

ผู้จัดการโปรเจค / Project manager


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