FIELD OPERATIONS OFFICER
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.
► 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
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
· Health insurance
· Repatriation insurance
· Round trip ticket (beginning and end of mission)
Register you candidacy (CV + CL) on the following web page: http://job.geres.eu/?action=ref&id=8 or visit our GERES website (www.geres.eu), page About Us / Recruitment, select the appropriate job offer and apply on line.
- Organization: GERES - Groupe Energies Renouvelables, Environnement et Solidarités
- Location: Yangon
- Grade: Junior
- Management, Administration and Finance
- Closing Date: 2016-09-05