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Country Director DCA-NCA Joint Program Myanmar

Yangon (Myanmar)

  • Organization: DCA - DanChurchAid
  • Location: Yangon (Myanmar)
  • Grade: Mid/Senior - Internationally recruited position - Mid/Senior level
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Project and Programme Management
    • Women's Empowerment and Gender Mainstreaming
    • Operations and Administrations
  • Closing Date: 2016-11-24

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DanChurchAid (DCA) and Norwegian Church Aid (NCA) will implement a Joint Country Program in Myanmar from Jan. 2017. We are looking for a charismatic, visionary and accountable leader who is motivated to support developments in Myanmar to lead this work.

Can you see yourself leading a team to achieve the vision: All people in Myanmar are empowered and enjoy a dignified life, and exercise rights in a safe, just and peaceful way, based on inclusion and democratic principles? Can you lead and develop a management team whose program goals are: Fighting Extreme Inequality and Saving Lives/Building Resilient Communities through support to local partners. Will you motivate focus on participation issues, natural resource management, gender rights, land rights, climate change, DRR, humanitarian response, mine action/mine risk education and advocacy activities? Do you have management experience motivating results with a multi-cultural staff? Can you fundraise? Do you know program & project cycle management? Do you have considerable experience in strengthening cooperation with partners, donors, and sister agencies? Do you have experience working with the private sector? Then we would like you to consider applying for this position.

Areas of responsibility:

  • Overall responsibility for management of a joint program including personnel, fundraising, program portfolio, communication work and financial management of budgets, with an annual turnover of 5-7 mio. USD.
  • Meet DCA-NCA organizational performance benchmarks and related deadlines.
  • Financial compliance with donor requirements.
  • Proactive communication on results with HQ constituencies in Denmark and Norway.
  • Communicate with DCA-NCA headquarters on relevant policies, strategies, and admin. Issues.
  • Liaise with institutions, forums, donors, UN Clusters and DCA/NCA resource persons
  • Advocacy campaigns within ACT Alliance.
  • Develop partnerships with private sector companies.
  • Identify new donors and maintain donor relationships e.g. Europaid/ECHO/UNICEF.
  • Facilitate and develop this new joint organisation including establishing a joint identity and culture.
    We are looking for:

  • 5-7 years of management experience in the aid sector in complex and dynamic environments including management of staff and organizational changes.

  • Knowledge of the Asian political, cultural, and economic sphere, and relevant work there.

  • Experience in working with a gender equity and rights based approach*.*

  • Strong negotiation skills, diplomatic tact and ability to nurture relations

  • Ability to identify with and practice DCA key management values: be respectful, participatory, strategic and vision driven, efficient and accountable.

  • Master's degree in social science or another related field, work experience within development or humanitarian response.

  • Proven experience with programme/project cycle management and implement guidelines from different donors.

  • Commitment to a long-term development process.

  • Ability to guide and motivate a multi-cultural team as they work with new methods and terminology.

  • Good communication skills, fluency in English – oral as well as written. Knowledge of Danish or Norwegian required.

  • Ability to cope with a big thriving, traffic-filled city where daily logistics are challenging.
    We offer:
    A three-year contract. Start date Feb. 1, 2017, though earlier if possible. Terms are according to Handbook for DCA expatriate personnel, Family postings and salary ranging from DKK 33,000 to 40,000 depending on level of experience.

    All interested irrespective of age, gender, race, religion or ethnic affiliation are encouraged to apply for the vacancy.

    For further information please visit our website, or contact Humanitarian Director, Lisa Henry, (+45) 29619904,

    How to apply
    Please upload your motivated application and CV no later than Nov. 24, 2016. Applications sent by mail or e-mail will not be considered.

    First interviews may take place via SKYPE and will be on 28 November 2016 Second interviews in Copenhagen on 2 December 2016. Shortlisted candidates will be required to complete a 1-hour test prior to the first interview.

We do our best to provide you the most accurate info, but closing dates may be wrong on our site. Please check on the recruiting organization's page for the exact info. Candidates are responsible for complying with deadlines and are encouraged to submit applications well ahead.
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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