AVPN Global Conference 2023 | 20 - 22 June 2023


India Indonesia Philippines Singapore

Director, Programmes (Special Projects) - Asia

Mid-Senior Level



About AVPN

AVPN is a unique funders’ network committed to building a vibrant and high-impact social investment community across Asia. AVPN’s mission is to catalyse the movement toward a more strategic, collaborative, and outcome-focused approach to social investing, ensuring that resources are deployed as effectively as possible to address key social challenges facing Asia today and in the future.

Job Description

AVPN is committed  to creating an enabling ecosystem for effective capital flow towards impact organisations  and demonstrate the potential to catalyse philanthropy and impact investment towards the SDGs through designing and delivering philanthropic funds, capacity-building programmes, innovative financing mechanisms, and forging corporate partnerships. As project lead, you will play a critical role in overseeing and managing the development and implementation of a strategic regional initiative aimed at skilling vulnerable communities with technological knowledge and skills through a train-the-trainer approach. Your responsibilities will include project planning, stakeholder management, curriculum development, resource allocation, and monitoring project progress to ensure successful outcomes.


  • Develop and implement project plans outlining goals, objectives, key activities and deliverables, timelines, and resource requirements
  • Collaborate with strategic partners and local training providers to achieve project objectives
  • Work closely with subject matter experts to design training programs aligned with industry standards and best practices
  • Develop training materials, including presentations, handouts, exercises, and assessments, ensuring that content is engaging, relevant, and tailored to the needs of diverse learners
  • Ensure compliance with relevant regulations in specific country contexts, policies, and guidelines governing training and education initiatives
  • Establish metrics and KPIs to measure the effectiveness and impact of skilling initiatives
  • Monitor project progress against established targets and timelines, identifying deviations and implementing corrective actions as necessary
  • Prepare regular progress reports, budget forecasts and utilisation statements, and other documentation for internal and external stakeholders
  • Coordinate with AVPN’s internal stakeholder teams to ensure adequate attention to project deliverables
  • Represent AVPN’s interest to external funder groups, as required
  • Establish and maintain relationships with key stakeholders, including educators, employers, government agencies, and funding partners
  • Communicate project updates, milestones, and outcomes to stakeholders through regular meetings, reports, and presentations


  • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field such as computer science,  education, social sciences business administration, economics, or a related discipline. Masters’ degree will be preferred. 
  • 10-15  years experience managing and leading complex projects that involve diverse sets of stakeholders, preferably in the field of education, workforce development, or technology. Candidates with experience leading projects across multiple countries are highly desirable. 
  • Strong understanding of innovative technology concepts, technologies, and applications.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to effectively engage and collaborate with diverse stakeholders across different countries.
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and deliver training programs, workshops, or educational materials.
  • Project management certification (e.g., PMP) is a plus.
  • Familiarity with learning management systems (LMS), online course platforms, and other educational technologies.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills, with the ability to make data-driven decisions and drive continuous improvement.
  • Ability to work independently, prioritize tasks, and manage multiple deadlines in a fast-paced environment.

Application Process

Please apply through our application form. Due to the high volume of applications, we will only notify candidates who have been shortlisted. Kindly note that this is a three year contract position.

Equal Employment Opportunity

AVPN is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We encourage, actively pursue, and celebrate diversity in our workforce. Our employment is strictly decided on the basis of merit and business priorities. We welcome applications from all sections of the community and especially encourage individuals from underrepresented groups to apply. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, non-disqualifying physical or mental disability, national origin, or any other basis covered by appropriate law. 

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