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Emergency Program Coordinator in Myanmar

full-time People In Need Berlin

Location: Mrauk-U, Rakhine State, Myanmar

Starting date: September to December 2019

Duration: 4 months with the possibility of extension

Brief description of mission or/and project for which the staff is required:

People in Need (PIN) (www.peopleinneed.cz/en) is an international, non-profit organization providing humanitarian and development assistance around the world. In Myanmar, People in Need started to work in 2002, when it launched the financial assistance to civil society groups and independent media. After 2008, PIN provided humanitarian and relief aid to people affected by typhoon Nargis. Since 2012, PIN has been operating directly from Myanmar, our programs focuses primarily on knowledge transfer, capacity building and support of local initiatives in remote areas. Furthermore, our social cohesion program aims to promote tolerance and acceptance of diversity in different communities. Through these activities, communities are able to find solutions to important problems, alleviate tensions in a non-violent way and secure harmony. In addition, we are working in areas affected by armed conflicts in Rakhine State and in Kachin State providing humanitarian assistance.

In Rakhine, security operations in August-September 2017 by government armed forces led to a large-scale displacement of the Rohingya people, mostly to neighbouring Bangladesh. At the same time, the Rohingya population remaining in Myanmar face dire consequences: their basic rights are constantly violated as people are confined to villages with no access to services. Their freedom of movement is heavily restricted. Since September 2017, People in Need has been assisting people who are affected by this conflict and who have been displaced from their homes. Moreover, since January 2019 fighting between AA and the Myanmar army have escalated and resulted a new wage of displacement. As of 19 June 2019, the Rakhine State Government estimated that 21,981 persons are newly displaced in Rakhine State due to conflict between the Myanmar Armed Forced and the Arakan Army. The vast majority of the displaced persons are currently staying in monastery compounds or with host families. Since January, new displacement has remained fluid, with frequent reports of both new displacements and returns.

This position will lead the implementation of the emergency response project aiming at answering the multi-sector needs of displaced and host population in the fields of WASH, Child Protection, Nutrition and Distribution (NFI, shelter and education items) in coordination both with the consortium members (INGOs and local organizations) and the sectors (WASH, CCCM/NFI/Shelter, Protection, etc…).

Main tasks:

Project management

  • Responsibility for achieving project results and indicators, fulfilling the contractual obligations of the project, and ensuring timely and quality implementation
  • Compliance with PIN’s sectoral guidelines, international standards, and in country sectoral strategies
  • Responsible for proactive and continuous improvement of project quality and relevance
  • Insurance of MEAL and data collection, including CRM, in line with PIN and donor requirements and ensuring accountability to beneficiaries
  • Utilization of lessons learned for concrete improvements in program implementation and sharing internally and externally with other partners
  • Responsible for financial monitoring of direct costs, including national partner’s costs; ensuring sound financial management of the program budgets (monthly financial review, forecasting, reporting, etc.)
  • Initiation and follow-up of procurements and payments related to program needs in coordination with the Finance and Logistics Officers and in compliance with PIN and donor procedures; including procurement planning
  • Responsible for relevant HR processes related to the project team, including recruitment, performance management, capacity building and mentoring of national PIN and partners’ staff, including the identification of training needs and development of training plans
  • Supporting Communication and Advocacy efforts in coordination with the Communication Officer and Area Manager
  • Ensuring strong communication channels between the field and the System and Operation staff in Sittwe and Yangon when needed

Project coordination:

  • Representation of PIN at relevant sector coordination meeting, working groups, and other relevant bodies
  • Coordinate with the clusters relevant to the project to ensure adherence to sectors standards during all phases of implementation
  • Synchronise the activity of the consortium, particularly with CDN ZOA and CA
  • Prepare notes or reports to donors, local authorities, and internally to PIN as required
  • Reinforce the capacities of the local organization staff and ensure the delivery of appropriate training
  • Review partner reports and raise the quality of partners’ report (local and international)
  • Develop mapping and understanding of the humanitarian environment, including other actors and any potential gaps based on the needs of the community; ensuring complimentarily of programming with other actors; emphasis on Nutrition/Protection, but other relevant sectors as well
  • Contributing innovative and relevant ideas for new program development based on the identified needs
  • Proactive communication with donors in coordination with the Area Manager
  • Collaboration with national partners/NGOs, other INGOs, local authorities and any other relevant stakeholders

Security and Systems

  • Compliance with all general PIN policies (Code of Conduct, Safeguarding policies, etc.) and ensuring PIN Rakhine team’s understanding and compliance
  • Compliance with all security and safety rules and regulations and supporting the team’s compliance
  • Compliance with all financial and administrative rules and regulations (Financial guidelines, Procurement guidelines, National and international staff policy, etc.) and supporting the team’s compliance

Requirements:

  • Minimum 3 years previous work experience in the humanitarian sector
  • Past experience in the implementation of emergency activities, in Myanmar preferred
  • Good inter-personal and coordination skills
  • Willingness to live and work in a volatile environment with limited access to the field locations
  • Ability to work independently in a challenging context is a must
  • Candidate must be flexible, adaptable, and positive
  • Excellent written and spoken English required


PIN offers:

  • Possibility to work in a well-established and locally recognized NGO
  • Start-up monthly salary (before taxation, including per diem) app. 3 100 - 3 500 USD, based on previous work experience and according to PIN salary scale
  • Reimbursement of costs of visas and vaccinations
  • Medical helpdesk and psychological consultation available on line
  • Travel medical insurance
  • Accommodation arranged by PIN
  • 25 days of paid leave per year

How to Apply:

Are you interested in this position? Send us your CV (no longer than 4 pages) and short cover letter. Please note only the shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

People in Need staff are expected to perform job duties and responsibilities in accordance with People in Need Code of conduct and key policies (available at: www.peopleinneed.cz/policies).



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published: July 15, 2019

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