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Central Asia: Regional Project Coordinator – Bishkek, Dushanbe or Tashkent (with frequent travel in Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan)


  • Organization: ACTED - Agency for Technical Cooperation and Development
  • Location: Dushanbe
  • Grade: Mid level - Mid level
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Operations and Administrations
    • Transport and Distribution
    • Project and Programme Management
    • Managerial positions
  • Closing Date: 2023-09-28

Fixed term | 12 months | ASAP


For the past 30 years, international NGO Acted has been going the last mile to save lives. Currently, Acted supports 20 million people across 43 countries to meet their needs in hard-to-reach areas – and pursues a triple mandate as a humanitarian, environmental and development aid actor. Acted relies on an in-depth knowledge of local territories and contexts to develop and implement relevant long-term actions, with a wide range of local and international partners, building together a “3ZERO” world: Zero Exclusion, Zero Carbon, Zero Poverty

Acted Central Asia

Acted is committed to a 3Zero world of Zero Exclusion, Zero Carbon, and Zero Poverty. Acted has been active in Central Asia (Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan) since the mid-1990s, helping to address the region’s main challenges and fostering opportunities for sustainable and inclusive development. This includes a special focus on civil society development, governance and participatory development processes.

Effective Governance for Economic Development (EGED) is a programme of the Foreign Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) implemented from 2020-2025 in Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan to improve the effectiveness, accountability and transparency of economic policies.

While Pillar 1, implemented by the World Bank, supports effective, evidence-informed design and delivery of economic policies, Pillar 2 supports civil society & media to promote accountability on selected policies, using data and evidence. Pillar 2 is implemented by Acted with civil society partners in all three countries from July 2021 to October 2025.

The project is innovative by design, building on a range of best practices and new approaches in governance programming. It notably integrates a ‘supply and demand’ approach to policy engagement, empowering both government agencies and civil society and media organisations to better use data and evidence to promote more effective governance. The project applies rigorous political economy analysis (PEA), Thinking and Working Politically (TWP), and other approaches to enable adaptive, issue-based programming with a results-focused approach.

Acted is now searching for an experienced Regional Project Coordinator to lead this initiative. The Coordinator facilitates close and effective coordination and collaboration between the countries where the project is implemented and project partners. They will ensure that the project is implemented and results are achieved and documented in all three countries as per the approved proposal and in accordance with the rules and regulations of the donor and relevant national legislation.

You will be in charge of

The Regional Project Coordinator ensures that the project is implemented in the various countries according to the approved proposal and in accordance with the rules and regulations of the donor. The Regional Project Coordinator facilitates close and effective coordination and collaboration between the countries where the project is implemented and project partners. He/she ensures high quality documentation of the project activities and ensures that project results are achieved.

1. Representation

2.Internal Coordination

3.Project Cycle Management

  • Project Planning
  • Project Implementation Follow-up
  • Project Quality Control
  • Grant Management

Expected skills and qualifications

  • Bachelor’s level degree in relevant field (management, development studies, political science, international relations, sociology, anthropology, economics, public policy etc.);
  • Master’s degree will be an advantage;
  • Relevant professional training for the position, especially in project management;
  • At least 5 years of experience in international development, preferably in related thematic areas such as civil society development, good governance, economic development.
  • Professional experience in Central Asia or CIS countries, preferably in the three target countries, will be a distinct advantage.
  • A track record (minimum two years) of implementing multi–million, multi–year, multi–country projects with diverse donors; experience working with FCDO will be an advantage
  • Demonstrated managerial competences and experience in managing and coordinating multi–country programmes comparable in size and scope;
  • Strong managerial skills, including result–oriented management, strategic planning, human resources and financial management skills; strong experience in steering and mentoring; strong interpersonal, intercultural, networking and communication skills;
  • Proven track record in cooperating with a large number of state and non–state stakeholders and in strengthening/building the capacities of key local partners;
  • Demonstrated knowledge and working relationships with relevant (esp. state) actors will be an advantage;
  • Excellent in both spoken and written English;
  • Working knowledge of Russian is preferred;
  • Knowledge of Kyrgyz, Tajik or Uzbek will be an advantage; knowledge of more than one a distinct advantage


If working in the country where they hold nationality or permanent residency, the selected candidate will receive a senior management salary in line with the respective national salary grid of Acted in that country and a benefits package (including comprehensive medical insurance, etc.) compliant with all applicable legislation in said country.

International candidates will receive:

  • Salary between 2600 and 2800€ monthly (before income tax), depending on the level of education, security level, etc as well as a monthly living allowance of $300
  • Contribution to a housing allowance of up to 75% of Acted benchmark or accommodation and food provided in Acted guesthouse
  • Pension, health insurance, life insurance and repatriation assistance (& unemployment insurance for EU citizens)
  • Flight tickets every 6 months & visa fees covered
  • Contribution to the luggage transportation: up to 100 kgs, depending on the length of the contract
  • Annual leave of 25 to 43 days per year
  • One week pre-departure training in Acted HQ, including a 4-days in situ security training
  • Tax advice (free 30-minute call with a tax consultant)
  • Psychological assistance

Please send your application (CV and letter of motivation) by email (, including the reference: Regional PC/CA

Please note that Acted will never charge a fee for the recruitment process.

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Before applying, please make sure that you have read the requirements for the position and that you qualify.
Applications from non-qualifying applicants will most likely be discarded by the recruiting manager.

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