Operations / Thailand

Country Lead

The Country Lead will head Generation Thailand, provide overall operational direction and leadership and manage key stakeholder relationships. S/he will liaise with Global Generation leadership and a local Board of Directors to formulate, drive, and execute on the country strategy. S/he will be the figurehead of the Generation coalition in Thailand, will build and directly manage a team of staff (recruiting, placement, operations functions, among others), and will direct the expansion of cities, programs, and students. The Country Lead will be reporting to the APAC CEO and the Chairman of the board for Generation Thailand.

This position is open for Thailand Citizens and Permanent Residents.

Location: Bangkok, Thailand

Interested applicants should send a cover letter and resume to iyan.librata@generation.org by 28th February 2021.

To be successful you'll need:


  •  7-10 years’ of business or non-profit work experience with 3+ years of direct leadership experience
  • Leadership in operations settings (particularly those overseeing multiple sites or projects simultaneously) and experience holding accountability for large scale operations
  • Experience managing stakeholder relationships including those with senior management at employer partners, government officials and agencies where required, negotiating with external vendors and enforcing governance with implementation partners, etc.
  • Experience of starting / running a training-related organization and knowledge of the non-profit landscape is preferable but not required
  • Experience in private and/or public sector fundraising, especially across the skills/education sector is useful but not required


  • Entrepreneurial, creative, innovative, proactive mindset required for start-ups that demands taking ownership of targets and seeking opportunities for improvement / growth
  • Experience with financial planning and ability to manage budgets efficiently, particularly in the charitable sector
  • Positive, solutions and impact orientated attitude, drive for excellence
  • Ability to lead and manage diverse team in a corporate or management consulting environment
  • Professional demeanor, excellent organizational, interpersonal and communication skills (English and Thai) and attention to detail

What you'll do:

  • Be a credible representative of Generation with all external stakeholders in Thailand (Government, funders, employers, community organizations, etc.) and grow these relationships as is beneficial to the organization
  • Identify opportunities to grow Generation’s work in Thailand and lead all local partnership and funding conversations
  • Oversee the high-quality implementation of Generation programs across geographies and sectors and hold implementation partners accountable for the same
  • Oversee the design and implementation of all initiatives including recruitment, training & transition to employment, in accordance with program specifications & funding limits
  • Oversee the development of local delivery partners across the value-chain – training institutions, NGO partners, mentorship organizations, content providers, instructors etc.
  • Ensure that programs are running with adherence to Generation methodology, practices and standards and provide problem solving and tactical support to ensure efficient operations where required
  • Manage all in-country costs and expenses in accordance with the country budget and provide time to time updates on the financial status of the organization to local and global leadership
  • Identify areas of risk and take necessary steps to reduce vulnerabilities
  • Ensure appropriate organization and staffing, and grow the team as required
  • Oversee overall financial management, planning, systems and controls including the budgeting process

About Generation

Worldwide, more than 75 million young people are unemployed. But many employers can’t find people with the skills they need for entry-level jobs. Generation was created in 2014 to help bridge this gap—at speed and scale.

We’re building a skills-training methodology that can serve hundreds of thousands, and eventually millions, of young people a year. And we’re building proof that this training creates real business outcomes for employers, and lasting career impact for trainees—so everyone has the incentive to invest in skills. Our goal is to help our students achieve personal and professional success—and fundamentally change their life trajectories. Generation programs prepare unemployed or underemployed young people, aged 18 to 29, for jobs in four sectors: healthcare, technology, retail/sales, and skilled trades.

Today, Generation is active in fourteen countries with diverse social, economic and labor-market contexts.