Mine Risk Education Project Manager Northern Myanmar
The Danish Refugee Council (DRC) / Danish Demining Group (DDG) are an international humanitarian organization implementing relief and development activities in more than 30 countries. DRC/DDG is a non-governmental, non-political and non-religious organization and, in DRC/DDG, people’s right to a life with dignity takes precedence over politics and principles.
DRC/DDG has been operating in Myanmar since 2009, responding to humanitarian needs of Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) and conflict-affected populations by providing shelter, NFIs, livelihood support, humanitarian mine action and community assistance. The DRC / DDG programme is rooted in a strong protection outreach that includes protection monitoring, tailor-made assistance and programmatic integration through humanitarian mine action (HMA) including provision of Mine Risk Education (MRE) and Non-Technical Survey (NTS) in the most contaminated and conflict-prone areas of Myanmar.
To support and strengthen the DRC / DDG programme in Myanmar, we are looking for highly motivated and capable candidates to fill the position of:
MRE Manager for Northern Myanmar (1-Post)
Duty Station: Myitkyina with extensive travels in States and Townships where mine action activities are implemented, more specifically in Kachin and Shan States as well as possible travels to Yangon, Nay Pyi Taw and possibly other locations for meetings, trainings and workshops.
Line Manager and reporting to: The MRE Manager will report to the DDG Mine Action Project Manager based in Yangon.
Line Manager for: The MRE Manager will be the line manager for all DDG Risk Education Supervisors deployed in Kachin and Shan States. The MRE Manager will perform at the request of and provide support to DDG Head of Programme and Mine Action Project Manager.
Starting from: August 2019.
Contract length: 12 months.
The main responsibility of this position is to contribute to the effective and efficient implementation of DRC/DDG Humanitarian Mine Action (HMA) activities in the Northern regions of Myanmar in accordance with DRC/DDG Myanmar projects, operational plans, guidelines and policies as well as to support the development and overall implementation of DDG operations and activities in Myanmar. The strategic objective of the role is also to position DDG as a major actor in mine action in the North of the country and to assist the organization to move toward land release activities in the area.
Duties & Responsibilities
Specific duties will include, but not be limited to:
- Support DDG Managers (DDG Head of Programme and DDG Mine Action Programme Coordinator) to plan, coordinate, implement and roll-out all mine action activities in Northern Myanmar (specifically in Kachin and Shan States) in coordination with DRC Area Managers and Support Service Managers;
- Manage RE Supervisors in Kachin and Northern Shan in planning, conducting, and reporting MRE / CL activities in their areas of operations;
- Monitor expenditure and budgets for RE projects in Kachin and Northern Shan;
- Assist and support the Head of Programme in monitoring progress on project implementation, and in reporting to donors, DDG Headquarters and other coordination bodies as needed;
- Conduct, support and participate in DDG mine action staff trainings, workshops and all-staff meetings;
- Liaise with States, Townships and local authorities to support implementation of all DDG risk education, survey, workshops, training and advocacy activities in Northern Myanmar;
- Assist DDG to liaise with State / Region and national civilian and military authorities to develop and enlarge the DDG mine action portfolio with new operations;
- Support the DDG Information Management Officer in collecting and compiling DDG Myanmar operational statistics for all DDG operations conducted in Northern Myanmar;
- Represent DDG in official meetings at local, Township, State and / or Union levels;
- Assist DDG Myanmar in liaising with other mine action organizations in the development of common activities and projects in the frame of the Mine Risk Working Group (MRWG), the Victim Assistance Technical Sub Working Group (VA TwG)
- Assist DDG Head of Programme in preparing and developing project proposals.
Qualifications and minimum requirements:
- University (BA/BSc) degree in relevant field;
- Extended period (10 years) of relevant experience working in a similar role and environment;
- Demonstrated expertise in the management of mine action activities (mine risk education, victim assistance and Non-Technical Survey);
- Excellent interpersonal and communication skills. Demonstrated ability to build professional strong relationships with Government and State authorities, local partners and communities and colleagues;
- Excellent understanding of the operational context in regions where DRC/DDG conduct humanitarian and mine action operations,
- Experience of budget management and financial planning;
- Flexible and prepared to travel intensively in the country;
- Good analytical and computer skills (especially Word and Excel) and knowledge of information management tools as Fulcrum;
- Excellent written and spoken English language skills;
- Fluency in Myanmar with some other local language spoken in some States (particularly Kachin and Shan).
In this position, you are expected to demonstrate DRC’s five core competencies:
- Striving for excellence: You focus on reaching results while ensuring an efficient process.
- Collaborating: You involve relevant parties and encourage feedback.
- Taking the lead: You take ownership and initiative while aiming for innovation.
- Communicating: You listen and speak effectively and honestly.
- Demonstrating integrity: You act in line with our vision and values.
Starting date of employment: ASAP
Contract: Regular DRC staff contract, including a probation period of 3 months;
Salary: Competitive salary according to DRC Myanmar salary scale.
This position is open for Myanmar Nationals only. DRC strongly advocates for equal opportunity and promotes a diversified and inspiring working environment.
Application process: Applicants who meet the above-mentioned requirements should apply by submitting their applications in English (consisting of Cover Letter and CV of no more than 4 pages, including contact details of 3 professional references) by clicking apply button.
No later than August 22nd 2019 (COB/5pm)
Only short-listed candidates will be contacted and invited for an interview. Please note that due to the urgency of this position, applications will be reviewed on an on-going basis and DRC reserves the right to initiate the recruitment process before the deadline for applications.