Senior Portfolio Manager (Southeast Asia)

Kansas City, MO or San Francisco, CA, , US

The Senior Portfolio Manager is a professional position that is directly accountable for effective execution of activities in her/his assigned Region. This includes initiative management, support for program implementation, monitoring and evaluation, and global learning activities. S/he is additionally responsible for participating as a key contributor to exploration and strategy, pipeline development, and donor support.

Key accountabilities and responsibilities
The Senior Portfolio Manager is a professional position that is directly accountable and/or responsible for the successful execution of the activities listed below. Activities for which s/he is Accountable, s/he has the final authority for decisions related to the activities and determines the level of responsibility other staff members will have in performing the work. S/he may also be responsible for carrying out the work; however, other staff members who are responsible for performing these activities are accountable to the Senior Portfolio Manager. Activities for which the Senior Portfolio Manager is Responsible, s/he will perform work related to the activities but is answerable to the staff member who holds the accountability for the task.

Key areas of accountability and responsibility

  • Exploration and Strategy (5%)
  • Develop programmatic strategy and facilitate research and development of new models for implementing programs and/or developing new channels for implementation. Key activities
  • Pipeline Development (10%)
  • Donor Support and Fundraising (5%)
  • Global Learning (15%)
  • Initiative Management (40%)
  • Program Design and Implementation (10%)
  • Program Monitoring and Evaluation (10%)
  • Other Activities (5%) – Human Resources Management; Donor Support; Marketing, Communications and Brand Partnership Support

Skills and competencies

  • Program and Portfolio Management – Skilled at managing a project lifecycle, overseeing the implementation of several related projects, mitigating risk, and handing multiple unrelated projects and activities at one time.
  • Sectoral Knowledge- Sound and up-to-date knowledge of concepts, methodologies and techniques including demonstrated expertise in at least one specialty area within finance, WSS and/or international economic development. Clear understanding of issues related to gender and inequality in development and demonstrated commitment to promoting gender equality and pro-poor strategies within the organization and in program work. Innovative mind-set oriented toward constructive problem-solving, proactive strategic development and thought leadership. Familiarity with capacity building and technical assistance programs in the finance and WSS on sectors.
  • Networking – Possesses strong contacts within local financial institutions (e.g. microfinance institutions, commercial banks, mobile network operators, cooperatives, etc.), relevant local governmental institutions, the local development sector, the WSS sector, and other relevant stakeholders. Demonstrated ability to identify new opportunities, establish cross-sector partnerships and design programs that are creative and leverage different stakeholders’ capacities.
  • Customer Focus – Building strong customer relationships and delivering customer-centric solutions.
  • Nimble Learning – Actively learning through experimentation when talking new problems, using both successes and failures as learning fodder.
  • Drives Results – Consistently achieving results, even under tough circumstances.
  • Collaborates – Building partnerships and working collaboratively with others to meet shared objectives.
  • Self-development – Actively seeking new ways to grow and be challenged using other formal and informal development channels.
  • Optimize Work Processes – Knowing the most effective and efficient processes to get things done, with a focus on continuous improvement.
  • Manages Ambiguity – Manages ambiguity by operating effectively, even when things are not certain or the way forward is not clear.
  • Instills Trust – Gaining the confidence and trust of others through honesty, integrity, and authenticity.
  • Financial Stewardship – Demonstrates fiscally responsible decision making as applicable to one’s role.


  • Master’s degree in related field required. Additional relevant certifications, trainings and coursework also considered and preferred.
  • A minimum of 8 years of relevant experience within the finance, WSS, and/or international economic development sectors with increasing levels of experience and responsibility.
  • At least 8 years of project and program management experience required.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in facilitation and capacity building to ensure collaboration and linkages between staff, donors, partners and stakeholders.
  • Foreign language proficiency in one or more languages in assigned region preferred.
  • Experience working or living in Southeast Asia strongly preferred.
  • Proficient Tagalog or other Southeast Asian language skills preferred

Travel requirement
Willingness to travel up to 30% domestically and internationally.

Salary and benefits
This position offers full-time benefits, including medical/dental insurance, life and disability insurance, retirement program and periodic review for merit and incentive pay based on organizational and personal achievement. Salary will be based on education and experience, and will coincide with similar nonprofit organizations in international development.

Application Information
Please apply at the link above. Please title your attachments with lastname, firstname. Submissions will be reviewed as they are received. PLEASE DO NOT CONTACT US FOR STATUS UPDATES.