ZOA International Job Vacancy: Country Director - Yangon, Myanmar

Country Director Myanmar  f/m Job location: Yangon, Myanmar Starting date: 15th May 2016 Vacancy closing date: 2... thumbnail 1 summary
Country Director Myanmar  f/m

Job location: Yangon, Myanmar
Starting date: 15th May 2016
Vacancy closing date: 29th April 2016
Working hours: Full time

About ZOA
ZOA is a Christian international NGO, with its head office based in the Netherlands. ZOA operates in fifteen countries on three continents. We provide relief to people affected by conflict or natural disasters. We contribute to a new perspective of hope in which people work together for a promising future in dignity and mutual trust. Together with the affected communities we work on the recovery of their livelihoods.

In Myanmar ZOA is registered as Consortium of Dutch NGOs (CDN). CDN-ZOA works with disaster and conflict affected people to improve their livelihoods and food security, their sanitation and hygiene situation and their access to clean water. CDN-ZOA also promotes peaceful solution for conflicts and supports the people to be prepared for disasters.

Rakhine state is located in the west of Myanmar and has a coast line of about 700 km. In 2012 ethnic violence broke out and 140,000 people became displaced. CDN-ZOA responded to the violence and the displacement by working with WFP to distribute food to 30,000 IDPS in 4 townships and working on WASH in 3 camps. CDN-ZOA is extending its program with livelihood and WASH activities for returnees and host-communities.

CDN-ZOA offers a challenging job, within an inspiring and motivated team in the programme country.  CDN-ZOA provides for good benefits and remuneration.

Purpose of the position
The Country Director is responsible for the programmes and activities of ZOA in Myanmar within the framework of ZOA’s Policy- and Business Plan and agreed Country Annual Plan.

Tasks, responsibilities, results
  • The Country Director is the legal representative of ZOA in Myanmar
  • Overall Leadership and Management of the ZOA organisation in the Myanmar
  • Formulation and implementation of  the Country Annual Plan
  • Programme formulation, development, implementation, and supervision
  • Project Cycle Management, including formulation, budgeting, integration with programme planning, writing, fundraising, monitoring, and reporting
  • Human Resource Management for all staff
  • Maintaining relationships with all relevant actors in country
  • Supervision and control of the administrative and financial organisation
  • Participate in organisation wide programme and knowledge development
  • Security planning & management responsibilities

  • Being a Christian adhering to the Christian identity of ZOA
  • The candidate is expected to fully support the vision and mission of ZOA
  • University graduate
  • At least five years of cross cultural experience
  • At least five years of relevant management experience in an international setting
  • Good spoken and written command of English
  • Command of operations
  • Conceptual and writing skills
  • Analytical skills
  • Networking
  • Anticipation
  • Organisational sensitivity
  • Participative leadership
  • Staff development
  • Flexibility and adaptability
  • Interpersonal and cross cultural sensitivity
  • Able to work under pressures and meet deadlines
  • Able to work in a sometimes fluid and insecure environment
Special Conditions
  • Frequent field visits/work and travels are required.
  • This location is a family station.
If you have questions about this vacancy, you can contact Mrs. Charity van Bemmel HR Officer, email zoa.vacancies@zoa.nl.

How to apply
ZOA operates with an equal opportunities policy and is committed to diversity in the workplace. Qualified women and men, people of all nationalities and cultural backgrounds, and candidates with disabilities are welcome to apply.

If you are interested in this position, please apply directly via our website (CLICK HERE)

CV’s of no more than 5 pages in length are appreciated. Please provide at least 3 references related to your previous employment listed in the application.

Closing date: 29 Apr 2016

Only selected candidates will be contacted and invited to participate in the process of recruitment. A written test will be part of the recruitment procedure. Documents that do not match the profile above will not be considered. Internal candidates will have priority, in case of similar results.
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