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Field Program Coordinator (Internationally recruited)

Yangon (Myanmar)

  • Organization: IDLO - International Development Law Organization
  • Location: Yangon (Myanmar)
  • Grade: Band A - Core Competency - Mid level
  • Occupational Groups:
    • International Relations
    • Project and Programme Management
    • Legal - International Law
  • Closing Date: 2019-12-05

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IDLO has been working in Myanmar since 2013, to support the country’s government justice institutions, lawyers, civil society representatives and communities to strengthen rule of law and access to justice, enhance gender equality and promote peace and development in line with Sustainable Development Goal 16, as part of the complex democratic transition and political changes underway in the country.

Through four Rule of Law Centres (ROLCs) located in Mandalay (Mandalay Region), Yangon (Yangon Region), Myitkyina (Kachin State), and Taunggyi (Shan State), IDLO is promoting increased public legal awareness in Myanmar by providing training on a range of rule of law, human rights and access to justice topics.  The ROLCs are contributing to facilitating dialogue between communities and justice service institutions about local justice issues, rights and responsibilities to civil society organizations, lawyers and communities. For more information about the ROLC Project, please visit


Under the direct supervision of the Country Manager, Myanmar, and in close coordination with the dedicated Program Coordinator based at IDLO Headquarters, the incumbent will support implementation of the above-mentioned Rule of law Centres program. The Field Program Coordinator will be responsible for the following:

1.      Support day to day program implementation, including: work planning, budget management, monitoring, and reporting, and ensure that all project phases are consistent with the project design and delivery schedule and in accordance with IDLO processes and procedures.

  • Manage the coordination of work and information between IDLO Offices, at the country level, among IDLO Myanmar programming and with IDLO Headquarters;
  • Support development of implementation plans by means of standardized program cycle management tools, logic models and frameworks, work plans, and others;
  • Draft, collate and provide input for the finalization of internal and external reports; coordinate the approval and submission of program reports;
  • Collaborate and communicate regularly with the Finance Unit both at the Country Office and at Headquarters to build accurate financial forecasts;
  • In conjunction with Human Resources and in close coordination with the Program Associate in HQ, support in the timely identification and screening of program consultants/contractors as well as the processing of contracts where relevant.

 2.     Monitor Program activities to ensure compliance with contracts and procedures and that program cycle quality controls are in place.

  • Ensure internal procedures and guidelines are observed, recommending corrective action and consulting to the appropriate department any potential compliance issues; monitor compliance with program contracts and subcontracts;
  • Under the leadership of the Evaluation Unit, support the evaluation of programs;
  • Ensure program deliverables meet quality standards and proactively seek input from relevant substantive internal experts;
  • Conduct research on legal, political, social, and economic events, trends, and/or developments relating to the program; respond to internal and external requests for such research.

  3.  Contribute to Program Development.

  • Upon the request of the supervisor, generate ideas and develop concept notes/proposals for projects and program activities that are aligned to Country program priorities;
  • In coordination with the Program Development Unit and the supervisor, periodically develop proposals or concept notes, aimed at innovatively expanding IDLO’s program portfolio;
  • Collaborate with country program team and local partners ensuring that perspectives and expectations are shared in the design of the project and to gather support in its implementation.

Ideal Candidate Profile

Education and Work Experience

  • Graduate degree in Law, International Relations or relevant field from a recognized university is essential;
  • Minimum of five (5) years of substantial professional experience, ideally within an international organization;
  • Previous experience managing budgets and project finances is required;
  • Fluent oral and writing skills in English is required;
  • Professional experience in working on Rule of Law programming and projects focused on SGBV is highly desirable;
  • Previous experience working in Myanmar is an asset as well as experience in conflict-affected environments with limited infrastructure.


  • Fluency in written and oral English is required

Specific knowledge, skills and competencies

  • Demonstrated expertise on gender issues is required;
  • Awareness of the environment and sensitiveness of the area of work;
  • Strong interpersonal and organizational skills;
  • Familiarity with standard program and data management methodologies, tools, and processes as well as results-based management and monitoring and evaluation principles;
  • Good knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint. Proficient use of other ICT software and internet software;
  • Works effectively across and within IDLO organizational boundaries;
  • Proven ability to see through tasks set and deliver results;
  • Ability and willingness to travel within the country, if necessary;
  • Keen sense of ethics, integrity, and commitment to IDLO’s mandate.


For this internationally recruited professional position, IDLO shall offer the selected candidate an affiliate contract initially for 12 months, with possibility of extension, subject to performance and availability of funding.

IDLO shall offer the suitable candidate annual basic salary of USD 60,000.- and an additional benefit package, including medical, mission insurance and provident fund in accordance with IDLO Employee Regulations and Rules.


The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of the work being performed by the Contractor assigned to this work. This may not be an exhaustive list of all duties and responsibilities.

The Director-General of IDLO reserves the right to amend and change responsibilities or even to cancel the recruitment to meet business and organizational needs as necessary.

In the interest of making most effective use of resources, only the short-listed candidates will be contacted during the selection process.


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