Myanmar: Senior Program Manager, Rakhine Early Recovery Program – Myanmar

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Organization: Save the Children
Country: Myanmar
Closing date: 28 Sep 2015

We are currently recruiting for a Senior Program Manager to be responsible for the implementation of a $5M assistance program based in Myanmar. The primary purpose of the Rakhine Early Recovery Activity is to reduce displacement in Rakhine State by supporting livelihoods and early recovery initiatives for returned or voluntarily relocated internally displaced persons (IDPs) and vulnerable neighboring communities in Rakhine State. The donor envisions a program obligated over thirty months.

Overall Description:

The Senior Project Manager (SPM) is responsible for the overall project management, supervision, administration, and implementation of the two and a half year project in Rakhine State, Myanmar. Working from community to national levels, the SPM will provide direction to deliver results across the program’s three core objectives. S/he will provide strategic and operational leadership to develop, implement, monitor and evaluate a project that will achieve measurable impact on children, families, and communities. S/he will liaise closely with relevant ministries of the Union Government of Myanmar, local government authorities, community leaders, local NGOs, and USAID. The SPM will also ensure the timely submission of all deliverables to USAID, including annual work plans and performance monitoring guidelines.

Key Responsibilities:

The Senior Program Manager is responsible for all components of the program including annual planning, implementation, monitoring, evaluation and analysis of program results and targets. Critical components for the position include:

  • Lead the preparation of annual work plans and oversee the production of key reports and other project deliverables.
  • Supervise project planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation in a manner consistent with Save the Children’s working principles.
  • Ensure representatives and leaders at the national and community levels are informed of program progress and best practices.
  • Work with partners to identify and develop relationships with appropriate local CBOs to assist in the implementation of the project.
  • Ensure that efficient systems are in place to support all aspects of project activity, including grant management and project monitoring and evaluation, and that they support the effective use of project resources in compliance with USAID regulations
  • Oversee the dissemination of reports related to project activities.
  • Ensure that financial systems support Save the Children’s accountability to USAID and that financial reports are timely and complete.
  • Supervise key personnel of the project and hire local employees required to manage the programmatic activities and ensure expected outcomes and results.


  • Master’s Degree in social Sciences, humanitarian assistance/international development or related field
  • 10 years of professional experience in development with a minimum of 5 years’ experience in a leadership role in the implementation of development projects, particularly civil society capacity-building and peace-building initiatives.
  • Substantial experience and knowledge of effective financial and budgetary control and of managing multi-million dollar grants.
  • Experience in managing USG funding and familiarity with federal rules, regulations and management protocols, particularly as it relates to umbrella and sub-grant management
  • Direct field experience facilitating participatory community development and conflict sensitive/Do No Harm programming using a range of qualitative and quantitative methodologies and skills
  • Strong experience managing awards that have multiple sub-awards, particularly comprised of short term, flexible and rapidly designed activities.
  • Previous employment or extensive collaboration with NGOs.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and the demonstrated ability to lead, build and work effectively in team situations.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Commitment to and understanding of Save the Children’s aims, values and principles.
  • Regional experience is preferable.
  • Work experience in assistance with IDPs, migrants, and refugees in or from Burma.
  • Work experience in conflict mitigation, community reconciliation, health, education, emergency relief, rural development, rights and protection, advocacy and community development.
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How to apply:

Qualified candidates should apply either by email to: Ronnie Sue Stanford, Senior Recruitment Specialist, at: [email protected] or through the website**under the Careers page, and then select: “Search US Jobs” and then location as: Myanmar. EOE**

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