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Urban governance project deputy manager

The Asia Foundation Mongolia (TAF) is inviting applicants to submit their credentials for the position of Deputy Project Manager (DPM) for the Urban Governance Project (UGP) 2015-2019, which is being implemented in close collaboration with the Municipality of Ulaanbaatar (MUB). The DPM will be responsible for the overall management and effective implementation of UGP, which is generously funded by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) and falls under SDC’s Governance and Decentralisation Programme II. The DPM will split time working at the Capital City Governor’s office and the TAF Mongolia office.

Why work at The Asia Foundation Mongolia? You will have the opportunity to contribute to the country’s development and, more broadly, to the development, stability, and growth of the Asia region. You will help promote a more effective and constructive engagement between government and citizens, work with and learn from dedicated, smart, and accomplished colleagues, program partners and local leaders and, in the process, improve your skills and grow as a development professional.

Responsibilities: The DPM will report directly to the Project Manager (PM) and will be responsible for the effective implementation of the UGP, by supporting a portfolio of project activities, including small grants for improving service delivery. The DPM will play a leading role in building and maintaining relationships with key counterparts in the MUB government and manage day to day activities on service decentralization. Under the guidance of the PM, work to build relationships with key actors in the MUB for the successful implementation of the project; co-manage consultants, interns, and other UGP project implementation unit’s temporary staff; manage and lead grants on service decentralization; provide briefings and updates to UGP PM and TAF Country Representative; support the drafting of UGP’s annual work and project reports; and the financial and administrative processing of contracts and payments.

Requirements: A Master’s Degree in Public Policy, Public Administration, Development Studies, Political Science, Economics, Urban Planning, International Relations, Political Economy, Law, or other related Social Science degrees is required. Excellent written and spoken communication skills in Mongolian and English language are required. A written test should be expected in both languages. The DPM will have a minimum of three years of relevant work experience and possesses a practical experience working with national, municipal or sub-municipal governments. The candidate will have excellent communication skills, and extensive experience managing programs, donor relations, projects, grants, and contractors. The DPM should be well organized, adaptable, a self-starter, critical thinker, and solution-oriented.


Applications should be submitted to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by Thursday, August 1, 2019 at 17:00 Ulaanbaatar time (GMT+8). When submitting your application please put your cover letter and resume in one document and submit it as an attachment. We will only consider applicants who provide a cover letter including their resume and submit their application prior to the deadline. Only short- listed candidates will be contacted for interview.

The Asia Foundation is an equal opportunity employer.

Country Manager, Mongolia Country Office

Vacancy Re-announcement


Country Manager (Nationals Only)


Save the Children Japan is currently seeking a full-time Country Manager to lead and represent its country office in Mongolia.


This is a re-announcement of vacancy for the Country Manager position, and those applicants who previously applied for this post will not need to re-apply.

The Opportunity

Reporting to the Country Director, the Country Manager will be responsible for the day-to-day operations and representation of the Country Office in Mongolia, and for overseeing the development, management and evaluation of quality programs, including advocacy work, that deliver immediate and lasting change for the country’s most marginalized and vulnerable children.


Key areas of accountability*

  • Organizational development and change management
  • Strategic leadership
  • Program design, operations and management
  • Emergency management and disaster preparedness
  • Partnership engagement, management and networking
  • Monitoring, evaluation, accountability and learning (MEAL) and knowledge management
  • Advocacy and campaigns
  • Representation


* Please visit our website at to view the detailed job description for the Country Manager post.


Qualification and Experience



  • An experienced manager (8+ years) with significant programming, advocacy, fundraising, and/or operations experience, working in both emergency and development contexts with NGOs, international organizations or for-profit organizations in Mongolia or abroad.
  • Deep understanding and experience of project/programme cycle management, with demonstrated experience in formulation, implementation and evaluation of grant/loan projects.
  • Thorough understanding of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child, the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), and at least one of the sectoral themes of Save the Children (i.e., Education, Child Protection, Health and Nutrition).
  • Substantial experience and knowledge of effective financial and budgetary controls and securing and managing grants from institutional and/or private donors.
  • Solid management skills in organisational change and development, and experience in cross-functional and cross-cultural teams with a proven history of delivering results.
  • Ability to analyse data, evaluate options, and to think, plan and execute intended actions in a timely manner.
  • Previous experience of managing and developing high-performing teams, and the ability to identify, motivate, guide and develop high-potential individuals to become leaders.
  • Fluency in written and spoken Mongolian and English. 



  • Excellent interpersonal, communication and presentation skills, adaptive to different types of situations.
  • Commitment to and understanding of Save the Children’s mission, vision, and values, including rights-based approaches and the international humanitarian systems (i.e., the cluster approach under the Humanitarian Country Team framework).
  • Credibility to lobby, influence and represent Save the Children at all levels of government and in the community.


The Organization

Save the Children is a leading independent, rights-based organization for children. Save the Children was founded in London in 1919, and is commemorating its 100th anniversary in 2019.


Save the Children has started to operate in Mongolia since 1994. Save the Children currently employs approximately 50 national and international staff members and works in five provinces of Mongolia, implementing projects and supporting programs in Child Protection, Child Rights Governance, Child Poverty, Education, and Health sectors.


Since 2009, Save the Children’s country programme operations have been managed by Save the Children Japan.  


How to apply

If you meet the above mentioned qualifications, please send your cover letter along with Curriculum Vitae and a list of at least three referees, by June 30, 2019 via e-mail to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. When submitting the cover letter, please include details of the reasons for your application, your most relevant skills or experiences, and your current remuneration and salary expectations. When applying via email, please indicate in the subject line for which position you are applying (i.e., Mongolia Country Manager). Only short-listed candidates will be contacted by Save the Children for interviews and written tests.


Save the Children is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate based on age, gender, religion, ethnicity, or disability.


* Please visit our website at to view the detailed job description for the Country Manager post.



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