Harmoneat Vacancy: International Project Co-ordinator (Volunteer) - Yagon, Myanmar

Want to gain experience in social enterprise? Want to transition from the development or private sectors intothe social enterprise sector? Passionate about food and community-building? Want to create a more harmonious future? Your chance to build and lead an exciting new social business is here!

Harmoneat is a social business based on Yangon which aims to bring people together through food. We use revenue from our cooking classes and tourism services to run a community food truck, which runs events like cooking demonstrations, supports community-building activities like festivals and helps promote locally-sourced, sustainable food to local communities. Harmoneat works with a diverse network to achieve our mission of building healthy communities including local youth networks, entrepreneurs, businesses and NGOs. Harmoneat is supported by a fundraising/advocacy arm in Melbourne, Australia. To find out more visit www.harmoneat.com

Your role
The International Project Co-ordinator is responsible for overseeing the implementation of the Harmoneat Business Plan (2014). The International Project Co-ordinator will be responsible for the day to day management of Harmoneat operations – both the business and the community-building elements. This includes recruitment, management of and mentoring of local staff, stakeholder liaison, activity planning, budget management, establishment of operational systems, grant applications and reporting. The International Project Co-ordinator will work with the Harmoneat team to plan, implement and monitor a range of activities designed to achieve Harmoneat’s mission of building healthy communities while ensuring growth in Harmoneat’s business operations (tourism service and cooking classes). The International Project Co-ordinator will work closely with the Harmoneat Directors who maintain strategic oversight on Harmoneat’s operations.

You will responsible for ensuring that Harmoneat is effective as a business, but also achieves it’s social mission. As the International Project Co-ordinator, you will:
  • Mentor and build capacity of Harmoneat staff
  • Assist in establishing Harmoneat operations – per the Harmoneat Business Plan
  • Build partnerships and networks with relevant businesses, NGOs and youth groups
  • Support the development of funding proposals for Harmoneat’s community-building work
  • Support the development of operational procedures to ensure Harmoneat’s business success
  • Oversee implementation of Harmoneat Business Plan
  • Oversee the operations of the Harmoneat community food truck and the Harmoneat community kitchen
  • Assist in planning marketing strategies/working with Harmoneat Australia on advocacy messages
  • Design, plan, implement and monitor community-building activities related to Harmoneat’s vision
  • Undertake strategic planning to ensure growth of the business
  • Manage and plan events
  • Be the liaison point between national staff and Harmoneat Directors
Who do we want?
We need a motivated individual with a high degree of initiative and an interest in social business. You will be:
  • Interested in working with a social business/social enterprise and sympathetic to the values and mission of Harmoneat
  • Experienced in Project Management/Co-ordination with experience in designing and managing operational systems, managing budgets, recruiting and mentoring staff and completing projects to budget and time.
  • Relevant university degree (international development, project management, social work, peace and conflict, business) desirable
  • Experience working in peacebuilding, community-building or international development
  • Have excellent communication and interpersonal skills in English (some Burmese language desirable)
  • Have excellent planning skills, be able to prioritise a range of competing tasks.
  • and possess an ability to work autonomously
  • Able to manage and create networks of diverse stakeholders
  • Women and individuals from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.
How to apply:
To apply send a cover letter to harmoneat@gmail.com outlining how you match the selection criteria and why you would be great at the job. Please also attach your most up to date CV.

Closing Date: 12 Sep 2014

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