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Paul F. Randolph has served as USAID’s director of the Office of East Asian Affairs (EAA), one of two regional offices in the Asia Bureau, since December 2011. He is also currently serving as interim mission director for Timor-Leste.
Missions under EAA’s jurisdiction include seven Southeast Asian countries (Indonesia, Timor-Leste, Vietnam, Cambodia, Philippines, Mongolia and Burma), the Pacific Islands and a regional presence in Bangkok. As EAA’s director, Randolph conducts outreach activities with congressional staff, diplomatic delegations, donor organizations, private sector executives, academic organizations and policy think tanks.
For more than 20 years, Randolph has worked for USAID in five missions and five offices in Washington, D.C. His service has included supervising development and humanitarian programs; leading negotiations with government officials from host countries and the United States as well as representatives from international organizations; and managing democracy, rights, governance and transition programs in Southeast Asia, the Middle East, the Balkans and Central Europe.
Randolph has supervised programs in Czechoslovakia (1991-1992), Iraq (1993-1995 and 2010-2011), Bosnia (1993-1996), Philippines (1997-2001), Serbia and Montenegro (2001-2003), Kosovo (2004) and Cambodia (2004-2009). He
has also published two articles on delivering assistance to communities emerging from conflict, drawing on his experiences in southern Serbia and Mindanao in the southern Philippines.
Last updated: June 12, 2013