Myanmar – A Rakhine Area Manager – NGO Jobs 2021

Job Title: Myanmar – A Rakhine Area Manager

Country: Myanmar
Organization: Handicap International – Humanity & Inclusion
Closing date: 19 Dec 2021

“Outraged by the injustice faced by people with disabilities and vulnerable populations, we aspire to a world of solidarity and inclusion, enriched by our differences, where everyone can live in dignity”

Humanity & Inclusion (HI) is an independent and impartial aid and development organisation with no religious or political affiliations operating in situations of poverty and exclusion, conflict and disaster. We work alongside people with disabilities and vulnerable people to help meet their essential needs, improve their living conditions and promote respect for their dignity and fundamental rights.

Since the organisation was first founded in 1982, we have set up development programmes in more than 60 countries and responded to many emergencies. Today we have a budget of around 150 million euros, with 3500 employees worldwide.

HI is engaged in an employment policy in favour of disabled workers.

For further information about the association: www.hi.org.

JOB CONTEXT :

The Myanmar Thailand (MyTh) program involves all HI’s interventions’ contexts (Armed Violence Reduction, Emergency and Development) and was created in 2016 with the merge of 2 already existing missions, setting up cross border initiatives to integrate the return of refugees from Thailand to Myanmar as part of its regional strategy.

In Thailand, HI started working in 1984 and first focused its actions on the delivery of mobility and assistive devices to Thai and Burmese landmine/ERW victims. HI currently implements activities in the camps of Burmese refugees on the Thailand/Myanmar border and in three thematic areas: Rehabilitation, Disability and Social Inclusion (DSI) including inclusive child development, implemented in 5 camps and Risk Education (RE), implemented in 9 camps.

Emergency, Armed Violence Reduction (Humanitarian Mine Action) and development sectors coexist in Myanmar, creating a diverse, challenging and dynamic working environment, where coordination is operated mainly through working groups and clusters. Consortia and pool funds are frequent. Intense networking is essential for successful fundraising and efficient implementation.

HI Myanmar/Thailand (MyTh) is looking for an area manager to supervise the projects in Rakhine for 12 months.

The current portfolio of projects in Rakhine is as follows:

  • Early Childhood Stimulation Therapy: In the IDPs camps and villages, provision of rehabilitation care to children suffering malnutrition, awareness raising and capacity building of care takers and community about children and adults with disabilities.

  • Emergency response to IDPs: Provision of MHPSS, rehabilitation care and EORE to IDPs while strengthening the inclusion of people with disabilities from local and international partners.

  • Inclusive Education: Provision of inclusive teaching tools and techniques to teachers and home learning facilitators.

In the other part of the country, some EORE, rehabilitation care and assistive devices provision, MHPSS, protection, disability inclusion and inclusive education activities are also ongoing, under the management of the other areas Operations Managers.

As per the ongoing HI transformation, the support services staff present in Rakhine will report directly to MyTh Managers based in Yangon, while keeping on ensuring an efficient and localized support for the operations in Rakhine.

YOUR MISSION: Under the responsibility of the MyTh Director, your main responsibilities are: **

Be the manager of Project team: you manager directly 3 project managers, and a global team of 32 persons.

Steer organization transformation, in particular through managerial and work practice change and continuous improvement of working processes.

Under the guidance of the MyTh Program TUM and the MyTh Program MEAL and Support Services managers, you deploy all adequate tools that will allow project monitoring in the Program, financial controlling and compliance with HI policies and frameworks (in particular HI Project Monitoring & Evaluation policy), and the respect of contractual obligations towards donors.

Contribution to the Programme’s Operational strategy and HI frameworks & regulations for the 1,5 million EUR TOTAL (900 KEUR for 2022) budget, funded by OCHA-MHF / Luxembourg MoFA / ECHO. Other funding opportunities to be secured.

Influence: Develop external influence of HI and the external representation of the organization.

Security : Support the Country Director in monitoring security ensuring adequate resources according to the context
Emergency Preparedness and Response: Lead the emergency preparedness actions department

YOUR PROFILE :

· With a Bachelor’s degree in related field, you have more than 5 years working experience as humanitarian worker with progressive increase in responsibilities

· You have at least 3 years working experience managing teams, particularly in project management and base management positions (Project Manager, Field Coordinator, Operations Manager)

· You have Excellent oral, written (English)

· Due to the situation, to be already based in Myanmar is a real asset

CHARACTERISTICS OF THE POSITION:

In Rakhine, the access constraints are particular and require a lot of attention.

CONDITIONS: At HI, the conditions offered are up to your commitment and adapted to the context of your mission. Particular attention is paid to health issues and your personal situation.
We offer an induction and training path adapted to our staff members and we have a HR policy oriented toward mobility and professional development.**

· 12 months International contract starting from January 2022 based in Sittwe – with some travels to Yangon if possible

· The international contract provides social cover adapted to your situation:**

o Unemployment insurance benefits for EU nationals**

o Pension scheme adapted to the situation of our employees: If you already have a personal pension scheme HI will contribute at the same level of your personal monthly contribution with a maximum of 272.53€/month; If you do not have a personal pension scheme, we will open a private pension account with your contribution of 272.53€/month and a contribution of HI of the same amount**

o Medical coverage with 50% of employee contribution ; Repatriation insurance paid by HI**

· Salary from 2800 € gross/month upon experience

· Per diem: 470 € net/month – paid in the field ; Hardship : 250 € net/month paid with your salary.

· Paid leaves : 25 days per year; R&R of Yangon : 2: 5 days every 3 months.

· Position: unaccompanied ; Payment for travel costs (air ticket & visa) ; Individual housing taken in charge by HI according to the Specific Conditions of Engagement.

· Candidates already legally present in Myanmar will be preferred. Myanmar nationals would be offered local contract following local salary grid. **

How to apply:

Only online by joining a CV and cover letter via the following link:http://www.jobs.net/j/JwdxuDER?idpartenaire=136

Applications will be processed on an ongoing basis, don’t wait for applying!

Only successful candidates will be contacted.