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Organizational Development Specialist, Southeast Asia

Project Management
International Development Group
200L1 Requisition #

RTI is seeking an Organizational Development (OD) Specialist for the two-year USAID-funded, Sustainable Fish Asia (SUFIA) Local Capacity Development program. The goal of this program is to improve the management of marine biodiversity and fisheries resources in the Indo-Pacific region by reducing unsustainable fishing and illegal, unreported, and unregulated (IUU) fishing. This position will be based in Bangkok, Thailand. The program will have two primary areas of activity: (1) conduct organizational capacity assessments and deliver capacity development services to two regional fishery support organizations; and (2) conduct private sector engagement assessment for the fishing industry in Asia. 

The OD Specialist will lead the work on the SUFIA program’s first area of primary activity: conducting organizational capacity assessments and delivering capacity development services to regional fishery support organizations. This will be a senior level position and the successful candidate will be in charge of creating organizational diagnostic tools and managing consultants to conduct organizational assessments and capacity building services. The candidates should have a proven track record of leadership and the proven ability to strengthen non-governmental organizations for improved performance. Thai nationals are strongly encouraged to apply. 

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Customize organizational measurement products based on RTI, USAID, and other organizations’ tools in this area.
  • Work closely with a Bangkok-based regional secretariat to conduct an organizational capacity assessment and capacity development action plans.
  • Provide on-site capacity development services (training, coaching, mentoring, etc.) and product (manuals, bylaws, policies, etc.) creation.
  • Identify and manage consultants for supplementary capacity development services.
  • Help organizations identify and procure equipment, software, and other tools.
  • Oversee work of capacity development consultants in Indonesia and elsewhere; some travel will be required.
  • Provide perioding evaluations and reports of work and partner activities.


  • Minimum of 7 years of proven practical experience in Organizational Development, Public Administration, and/or Human Resources Management.
  • Advanced degree in Public Administration/Institutional and Human Resources Development, and or other related fields.
  • Experience in conducting organizational diagnostic and change/ restructuring exercises.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills and ability to work with people from all levels of an organization on coaching and mentoring for capacity development.
  • Must have written and spoken fluency in both Thai and English.

Ethics Notice: No one at RTI may ever demand payment for anything of value in exchange for anything related to the hiring process (including, for example, for applying for, interviewing for, or receiving any offer of employment).  If any such request is made, please report this request confidentially to RTI’s Ethics office at HRethics@rti.org.  Any payment made will disqualify any applicant from future employment at RTI.  Please only use the HRethics@rti.org email address to report ethics concerns; any job applications sent to this email address will not be processed.

Physical and mental demands of this role include those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job, as outlined above.  Examples include:  remaining in a stationary position for long periods of time; operating a computer and other office machinery; thinking, learning, and concentrating effectively and frequently communicating with other people, both within RTI and outside of RTI; frequently moving about inside and travel between offices and laboratories; frequently conducting laboratory site inspections (if applicable), ability to handle the stress associated in meeting frequent, multiple and tight deadlines, ability to work in excess of 40 hours per week as workload and deadlines may require, consistent demonstration of mental stability and ability to have regular, reliable and predictable attendance.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job, per RTI procedure 4.2.1. 

RTI International is an independent, nonprofit research institute dedicated to improving the human condition. Clients rely on us to answer questions that demand an objective and multidisciplinary approach—one that integrates expertise across the social and laboratory sciences, engineering, and international development. We believe in the promise of science, and we are inspired every day to deliver on that promise for the good of people, communities, and businesses around the world. For more information, visit www.rti.org.

We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Further information is available here.

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