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Yangon (Myanmar)


Since January 2014, GERES is implementing an EU Switch Asia-funded project in Myanmar, the “Strengthening improved Cookstove Access towards a better quality of Life and Environment (SCALE)” project, in partnership with Ever Green Group (EGG), a local social enterprise specializing in energy solutions.

The Field Operations Officer (FOO) will work under the supervision of the SCALE Project Manager / GERES Myanmar Country Representative for daily management and administration of the SCALE project, and will receive technical inputs from the StovePlus Senior Technical lead for its operationalization.

He/she will ensure the proper and efficient implementation of all the technical field-related activities within the SCALE program. She/he will also contribute to the development of GERES technical operations in Myanmar by providing technical expertise on specific topics when needed.

Main Responsabilities:

Support the implementation of the SCALE project in Myanmar

The SCALE project aims at supporting the large scale dissemination of standardized locally-manufactured Improved Cookstoves (ICS) in Myanmar, to structure the ICS value chain, to enhance the market demand and to support the creation of an enabling regulatory and policy framework to contribute to the long term development of the ICS sector in Myanmar.

Under the authority of the SCALE project manager and the technical lead of the StovePlus Senior Technical Advisor, the Field Operations Officer (FOO) is responsible to oversee the smooth implementation of field activities undertaken by the project team. In support to the Project Manager, the FOO will be responsible for:

  • Ensuring the smooth implementation of the workplan and the instructions delivered by the StovePlus Technical Advisor

  • Provide technical on-field support to the local team on activities implementation, troubleshooting and reporting

  • Assist the field team in the execution of the budget allocated to field activities

  • Monitor achievements of field activities, check quality, take corrective actions when needed, ensure deadlines are met and results are achieved following the plan.

Some of the main field activities of the SCALE projects include, but are not limited to:

  • Smart monitoring of the Improve Cookstove Dissemination all along the value chain

  • Quality Assurance / Quality Check at the producer level for labelization

  • Technical training on Improved CookStove production

  • R&D activities related to domestic cookstoves including lab and/or field testing of ceramic material, device efficiency, fuel use and emission of pollutants monitoring

In addition, she/he is providing assistance to the SCALE project manager when related to the implementation of field activities:

  • Regularly discuss and brainstorm with the SCALE project manager about project implementation, budget allocation and team organization, and contribute to decision making

  • Regularly update the project manager on the progress of field activities

  • Contribute to project reporting to donors related to field activities

  • Organize and coordinate internal and external technical assistance involved in field activities

  • Coordinate the valorization and dissemination of new expertise and lessons learnt from field activities

  • Facilitate communication and visibility actions related to the field implementation of the project according to donor requirements

  • When relevant, and upon request from the SCALE project management, represent the project towards technical and institutional partners and donors.

Support the development of GERES’s activities in Myanmar

Provide ad-hoc support to the GERES Myanmar Country Representative in his development tasks:

  • Share relevant opportunities as they come-up, such as, but not limited to partnerships, funding and project calls catalyzing the improved cookstove sector in Myanmar and added-value solutions for the local private sector

  • Discuss and provide feedback on new identified opportunities in terms of new activities, improved visibility, partnerships, learning opportunities and funding towards the aforementioned goals.

  • Contribute to seeking ways to replicate best practices from GERES' experience in Cambodia to strengthen South-South collaboration and partnerships.


As the main responsibility of the Field Operations Officer is to support the field team with their daily work, this position implies to spend most of the time in the field. Therefore, although the duty station of the Field Operations Officer will be in Yangon, most of the job will take place in the SCALE project areas: Ayeyarwady, Mandalay, Magway and Sagaing divisions, and possibly in other divisions for exploration.

The FOO may also be requested to travel in other Southeast Asian countries, including Cambodia where GERES regional office is located.

Qualifications & Skills

  • Education: Master degree in Engineering (Materials, Energy, Industrial/Production) or equivalent

  • Experience: 1-2 years’ experience in development projects related to access to energy and energy efficiency is preferable but not mandatory for this position

  • Experience with improved cook-stoves dissemination projects an asset. Experience with rural micro-entrepreneurs in developing countries an asset.

  • Familiar with research and development methodologies

  • Proficient in English

  • Working with Logframes, project documents, including Gantt charts/project plans and budgets

  • MS Office

  • Planning and organizing

  • Able to operate independently (initiative, research skills, networking) Leadership


Open and communicative, Dynamic and results oriented, Good interpersonal skills, Social and outgoing, Shows integrity and honesty, Flexible, willing to adapt and take on new ideas, Commitment to sustainable development, Enjoys working in a multicultural environment Keen interest for the associative sector

ConditionsDuration:· International Volunteer Contract (VSI), 12 months, renewable

Duty station : Yangon (Myanmar), with frequent travels to the province

Monthly living allowance: 850€/month + Expatriation allowance: · USD420/month (paid locally)

Annual leave: 26 days annual paid leave

Other benefits:

· Health insurance

· Repatriation insurance

· Round trip ticket (beginning and end of mission)

Register you candidacy (CV + CL) on the following web page: or visit our GERES website (, page About Us / Recruitment, select the appropriate job offer and apply on line.

Before applying, please make sure that you have read the requirements for the position and that you qualify.
Applications from non-qualifying applicants will most likely be discarded by the recruiting manager.

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  • Organization: GERES - Groupe Energies Renouvelables, Environnement et Solidarités
  • Location: Yangon (Myanmar)
  • Grade: Junior - Internationally recruited position - Junior level
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Operations and Administrations
    • Accounting (Audit, Controlling)
    • Project and Programme Management
    • Operations and Administrations
  • Closing Date: 2016-09-05

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