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Programme Manager - Social Cohesion

Yangon (Myanmar)

  • Organization: VSO - Volunteer Service Overseas
  • Location: Yangon (Myanmar)
  • Grade: Mid/Senior - Internationally recruited position - Mid/Senior level
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Project and Programme Management
    • Project and Programme Management
    • Managerial positions
    • Development Cooperation and Sustainable Development Goals
    • Civil Society and Local governance
  • Closing Date: 2019-06-20

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To Provide Strategic Leadership, Technical Support and overall management of Social Cohesion Programme in Myanmar with a focus on programmes related to building resilient community; peaceful community; inclusive community; and community tolerance and harmony


  • Professional background in Social Cohesion, peacebuilding, promoting inter-communal tolerance and pluralism, community resilience.
  • Experience working in fragile states with women, youth and people with disability specifically in promoting inclusion, resilience, peaceful co-existence and tolerance, social integration and justice
  • Proven experience in programme design and management and evaluation.
  • Proven track record of securing project funding
  • Evidence of understanding the challenges of donor and contract management and the implications for project management.
  • Experience of financial management of budgets, including building a budget, monitoring and managing expenditure.
  • Experience of managing complex partnership relations, including multiple consortia/alliance relationships.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English, with ability to vary communication content and style to suit audience to inform, motivate and inspire.
  • Ability to build strong working relationships across the organisation and mange volunteers from all diverse range of background t
  • Strong ICT skills.
  • Able to travel and work long hours if necessary, both within the country and occasionally internationally.


  • Experience in social cohesion, peacebuilding, resilience and tolerance building role in Myanmar.
  • In depth knowledge of the context of peace and reconciliation, resilience, intercommunal tolerance and harmony, social justice and integration in Myanmar.
  • Experience of working with a development agency that works through volunteers and volunteering as an approach to development.
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