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Country Director-Myanmar

Yangon (Myanmar)

  • Organization: Triangle
  • Location: Yangon (Myanmar)
  • Grade: Level not specified
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Agriculture and Forestry
    • Education, Learning and Training
    • Environment
    • Project and Programme Management
    • Managerial positions
  • Closing Date: 2021-01-31

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Country: Myanmar – Location: based in Yangon, with a few trips to Chin State, Sittwe and other regions (for new program areas development)

Duration: 7 months (renewable according to funding), starting on January 2021.

Conditions: Salaried position; gross monthly salary ranging from €2,650 to €3,150 according to former experiences; monthly per diem €450; 100% medical coverage + repatriation insurance + provident fund, accommodation, international and local transportation as part of the mission; break every 3 months

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Family duty station: No

Presentation of TGH

"Actor in a sustainable and shared solidarity"

Founded in 1994, TGH is an International Non-Governmental Organisation (INGO), registered in Lyon, France. TGH designs, implements and monitors Emergency response, Recovery and Development programs in the following sectors: Water Sanitation Hygiene (WASH), Food Security and Livelihoods (FSL), Protection and Education. TGH currently works in 10 countries of Africa, Asia, Europe and the Middle East.


TGH has been active in Myanmar since 2007 with a large range of Emergency, Recovery and Development programs. It started with Nargis Hurricane Response on the seaside, near Yangon (Basic Emergency Needs & Livelihoods of affected populations). It continued with several recovery projects in the Ayeyarwady Region, as well as EU-funded interventions focusing on disability including in Yangon. From 2012, TGH has developed several FSL projects in Matupi Township, Chin State, bringing Food Security, Livelihoods (income-generated activities) and Natural Resource Management as a very solid and recognized expertise for TGH Myanmar. Following the reopening of a Coordination Office in Yangon (2018), TGH Myanmar has extended its activities in Southern Chin, in Paletwa Township for Multi-Sectoral Emergency response to the local population affected to the growing conflict between the Tatmadaw and the Arakan Army.

TGH currently works with 2 national CSOs: Ar Yone Oo (AYO) in Matupi Township and Raiki Community development foundation (RCDF) in Paletwa Township. Capacity building of implementing partners is a core component of TGH partnership approach. TGH is currently engaged in 2 consortiums with INGOs (one with GRET and one with Christian Aid). While COVID-19 Prevention and Preparedness has been included in TGH work in Myanmar, the 2020 Operational Country Strategy focuses on 5 main areas for increased capacity and strengthened quality delivery of programs. Also, TGH Myanmar looks forward to developing new areas of expertise (incl. Protection & Education and WASH) and in new areas of the country.

Since 23 March 2020, the Myanmar Government imposed strict COVID-19 restrictions in the country, including lockdowns, curfews, quarantines and closing of International airports. As of now, Yangon is under Stay at Home Order, with 100% Working from Home. Rakhine State has been heavily affected from mid of August. TGH has upgraded COVID-19 Preparedness status in South Chin to a high level. TGH International staff has not been able to re-enter the country for a few months, working remotely from abroad, hoping for visa and entry authorizations as soon as possible.

Presentation of TGH Myanmar and Projects

TGH implements projects in Myanmar with the financial support of the following donors: European Commission (Europeaid), Agence Francaise de Développement (AFD), Myanmar Humanitarian Fund (MHF), HARP-Facility (DFID) and the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs / Embassy of France (AAP).

TGH has 1 Coordination Office in Yangon and 2 Field Offices in Chin State. The total number of staff is 30+ (including 3-4 international positions).

Ongoing Actions and Perspectives

· In Paletwa Township, Chin State

o 1 Multi-Sectoral Emergency Response Project (MHF) was completed in 2019.

o 2 Multi-Sectoral Emergency Response Project are currently under implementation (MHF to be completed in October 2020 and HARP-F to be completed in December 2020).

o HARP-Facility financial support is confirmed for 2021 (12 months) and other funding opportunities are expected for 2021.

o 1 FSL Project (AAP) is under implementation covering both Paletwa and Matupi Township (Humanitarian and Development Nexus oriented).

· In Matupi Township, Chin State

o 2 FSL Projects (Europeaid and AFD) are currently under implementation and both to be completed in March 2021.

o 1 FSL Project (AAP) is under implementation covering both Paletwa and Matupi Township (Humanitarian and Development Nexus oriented).

· Perspectives for 2021-2022

o Continuous support to affected populations in Paletwa Township

o New FSL projects in Southern Chin, and possibly in the Dry Zone

o Earlier in 2020, prior to COVID-19 restrictions, one Initial Assessment was undertaken in Bago Region (with Ratana Metta Organization) with a specific focus on Child Protection, Gender-Based Violence and Elderly Care.

o Development of TGH Disaster Preparedness Capacity for Rapid Response

o Support to IDPs and poorest communities in Yangon

Job description

Under the HQ-Based Regional Desk Officer, the Country Director is in charge of:

Security Management

  • Ensure TGH PSEA Policy is strictly applied for all TGH and partners staff and in all areas of interventions

  • Monitor conflict trends, disaster risks and warnings, as well as public health concerns for staff and partners

  • Closely follow up on a daily basis security contexts in the field, with related Field Security Focal Points

  • Whenever needed/relevant, take rapid decisions and inform HQ Security Focal Point in case of any growing threat and/or incidents

  • Attend INGO Forum Security meetings and coordinate with the Embassy of France and UN for security protocols and updates

  • Supervise proper update of TGH Security Tracking Tool in conflict-affected project areas

  • Ensure frequent and appropriate update of TGH Security Plan for Myanmar

  • Plan refreshing security training and protocols for staff and partners

  • Review if external expertise is required for short-term support, when needs be (tools update, training, context analysis, etc.).

External Coordination and Representation

  • Maintain excellent relationship with national and local authorities, from Naypyitaw and at field level

  • Renegotiate TGH MoU with line ministry and be proactively engaged in regular reports to national authorities

  • Enhance TGH visibility within the aid sector in Myanmar

  • Attend regular (monthly or bi-weekly) INGO Forum meetings and monthly Humanitarian Breakfasts

  • Actively inform and advocate for specific humanitarian issues and project-related needs

  • Be an active member of the Rakhine/Chin Country Director Group

  • Coordinate TGH representation to relevant Clusters and Technical Working Groups (WASH, Protection/Child Protection, Education in Emergencies, Food Security, etc.) and other regular meetings (HR/Admin Group, Anti-Fraud and Corruption Group, etc.), at national (Yangon) and local levels (South Chin, Sittwe)

  • Meet informally with other INGOs and CSOs for introduction and informal learning and for exploring potential (technical or geographic) opportunities for new project consortium.

Fund Mobilization and Programs Development

  • Jointly lead TGH Country Strategy development and implementation, under the supervision and support of HQ Regional Desk Officer

  • Monitor funding opportunities in Myanmar and identify potential calls/funds adapted to TGH strategic programming

  • Actively promote TGH mandate and positions in the country to donors and to potential technical partnerships

  • Explore new funding opportunities with public and private donors, including foundations and CSR mechanisms in Myanmar

  • Coordinate project programming and take part in the development of Concept Notes and Grant Proposals, with the support of HQ staff members (Desk Officers, technical Advisors, Finance Department)

  • Advise the Communication and M&E Officer in developing communication strategy and materials, and support/coach on proper implementation.

Office and Team Management

  • Promote safe, innovative and cross-cutting considerations in daily environment of work and to ensure working conditions are optimized

  • Be an inspiring and recognized Team Leader for TGH staff and partners in Myanmar, build a shared and enthusiastic vision among all staff, based on TGH principles, image and values and create a productive working environment where alternative viewpoints are heard and considered

  • Maintain a friendly and effective environment of work mutual respect where team members strive to achieve excellence.

  • Plan and lead staff recruitment

  • Manage directly a growing team of 11 staff at Yangon Coordination Office, and coordinate field teams management

  • Ensure effective and timely accounting reports to HQ and donors

  • Ensure compliance to all administration requirements (rentals, insurances, visas, etc.)

  • Make sure TGH administrative, financial and logistics procedures are strictly applied, including all related policies (Code of Conduct, Safeguarding, Anti-Fraud, National Internal Staff Regulations, etc.)

  • Strengthen HR conditions, including Capacity Building Plans for staff

  • Consolidate readjusted team structures and strengthen team capacity in all possible aspects

  • Implement staff performance management in a regular basis

  • Address HR needs and all HR issues on a proactive, fair and effective way

  • Develop consultancy roster of external experts for short-term and specific support to TGH Myanmar.

Projects Coordination

  • Ensure overall project leadership for accountability, alignment to strategies, efficient implementation, targets achievement and quality delivery

  • Develop partnership agreements, coordinate and maintain successful relationships with project partners

  • Ensure resources are properly allocated to projects, issues addressed and gaps readjusted

  • Ensure proper use of funding on a timely manner, with the support of HQ Finance Department, and the respect of all Admin and Logistics internal procedures for projects, including for projects partners

  • Coordinate timely and quality delivery of donors reports, in excellent English and/or French languages

  • Plan field visits on a regular basis for overall coordination, monitoring and support to project teams

  • Follow up Monthly Follow-up (MFU) reports to HQ.

Capacity Building

  • Plan and implement institutional and technical capacity building for TGH Myanmar and projects partners

  • Take leadership in knowledge management, sharing of experiences and innovative project pilots

  • Program internal working groups for learning purposes, including inquiring support from HQ and/or with other TGH Country Offices for learning exchanges.

This list of Roles and Responsibilities is not exhaustive and can be adjusted based on on-going TGH Myanmar needs.

Security, working and living conditions

The Country Director will strictly apply TGH Security Plan in Myanmar. In general, the Security Status in Yangon is low (stable and calm) while general and usual basic preventive security measures still apply on a daily basis.

The Country Director can share a comfortable apartment in a pleasant urban area of Yangon. As a whole, professional and living conditions are friendly and very much appreciated.

Field visits and other professional travels will be subject to COVID-19 governmental restrictions, as well as security conditions.


  • University-Level Degree, preferably a Master Degree in the field of International Development, Project Management, Political Studies or other related ones

  • At least 3 years of experience with an humanitarian NGO, including project and office coordination

  • Great knowledge of the humanitarian and development sector (INGOs, donors, procedures, etc.)

  • Proven management experience

  • Excellent oral and written English skills. French is highly desirable. Knowledge of Myanmar language is a plus

  • Great knowledge of M&E Tools, Grants Reporting and Proposal Development, with successful experiences on proposal development for international donors

  • Familiar with procedures of some of the following donor agencies: AAP, AFD, MHF, DFID, ECHO/Europeaid, others

  • Good knowledge of accounting, financial management and logistics for NGOs

  • Proven experience on Capacity Building for National/Local CSOs, including good Training Facilitation and strong Reporting skills

  • Excellent interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to work as a team member, in an effective timely and flexible way, under pressure and tight deadlines

  • Proven record of self-sufficient and rigorous capacity and excellent multi-tasks and priority planning

  • Ability to work and live in both Myanmar and International environments

  • Proficient user of MS Office Pack. Knowledge of SAGA software will be appreciated

  • Former experience in Myanmar or in South/South East Asia is a very strong asset.

Please send your CV and cover letter directly via TGH website:

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