Pyay Road, Yangon, Myanmar (Burma)
£40,000 - £47,000 per year
Contract, Full-time
Job description

Employment Type: Fixed-term (3 years)

Posting: Unaccompanied

Application Deadline: 06 November 2020 - applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis and interviews will be organised according to availability. As such, the application window will close if a suitable candidate is appointed.

Summary of Role

The Country Director will provide dynamic leadership and management to develop and deliver MA-UK ‘s strategy in Myanmar, with a focus on leading and building a high-performing, diverse team and developing strong relationships with external stakeholders that are critical to the organisation’s growth and reputation in the country.

About the Role

The main responsibilities of this role will be to:

  1. To ensure the country office’s programme strategy is responding to the country’s critical development and humanitarian needs, and is also aligned to organisation’s global strategy, mission and values.
  2. To enhance MA-UK’s reputation and brand through maintaining positive relationships with other stakeholders, including government, donors, UN bodies, other INGOs, and local NGOs.
  3. To build and maintain positive and professional relationships with existing and potential partners.
  4. To seek new funding opportunities through in-country and external relationship building including with bilateral and multilateral development partners, embassies and high-net individuals.
  5. Organise successful audits of any donor funded programme which is audited by external auditors of donor agencies in consultation HQ.
  6. Maintain an overview of the political and security context, noting how developments may affect programme work. To ensure regular reporting to the UK office on these matters.

About you

To be successful in this role:

  1. Understanding of the drivers of poverty and a first-hand understanding of Myanmar.
  2.  Proven experience of working in a country director or other senior level leadership/management position in an INGO environment.
  3. Considerable experience of international development work, including project or programme management.
  4. Experience of multiple donor grant management and reporting to major donors.
  5. Experience of networking with key stakeholders particularly for fundraising and influencing.
  6. Experience of working with organisations in developing countries, ideally in South and Southeast Asia.
  7. Experience of multiple donor grant management and reporting to major donors.

Why you should apply

Our Myanmar Country Office is growing and if you are a focused, confident and inspirational leader who is ready to contribute to the growth and take the Country Office to the next level, then this is the role for you. Please ensure that you review the job description before applying.

How should you apply: 

All applicants are required to complete an application form  Please forward the application form with the subject title "CD Myanmar app form." We DO NOT accepts CVs. 

NOTE: We will review your application and see if you are a good fit for the position, and for us. Due to the volume of applicants, we are unable to contact everyone so if you are selected to continue to the interview process, we will be in contact with you.

Refreshed on: 29 October 2020
Closed date: 08 November 2020
Tags: Intl Development, Management