Chief of Party - Myanmar Education Consortium (MEC), Based in Yangon

Save the Children is the world's leading independent organisation for children. We are currently working in 120 countries around the world touching the lives of 125 million children. Our mission is to inspire breakthroughs in the way the world treats children, and to achieve immediate and lasting change in their lives.

Save the Children has been working in Myanmar since 1995. Our programmes include child survival, health, HIV/AIDS, education, child rights, child protection and child rights governance in 28 locations across the country.

Save the Children International is looking for Chief of Party - Myanmar Education Consortium (MEC) to join our team. This is a 4-year programme based in Yangon, Myanmar.

Role purpose:
The MEC Chief of Party maintains overall responsibility for the MEC program, including; administration, fiscal management, and grant management of programs (USD 40+ million over four years); direction, supervision, and evaluation of staff; and the design, implementation, evaluation, and analysis of program activities; and the design of a trust fund mechanism. The post holder is accountable for ensuring high quality performance of the MEC team and achievement of all targets and also responsible for key representation before host government representatives, donors, partner agencies, local institutions and the media.

Key areas of accountability:
  • Provide inspiring leadership to the MEC programme by communicating MEC’s vision and strategic purpose to partners and by leading the team in developing compelling vision and strategy for the programme in Myanmar. 
  • Provide leadership in developing a high quality MEC programme through networking, integration, collaboration and cooperation with key stakeholders (i.e. donors, UNICEF, Government of Myanmar) and programmes in the education sector. 
  • Ensure the establishment of a transparent and effectively run trust fund. 
  • Represent the MEC at national and international events and proactively explore opportunities and to engage in advocacy work to change policies and practices for wider and lasting impact. 
  • Assure the quality, impact/scale and cost effectiveness of MEC interventions that lead to tangible, evidence-based positive impact in the country. 
  • Provide support in developing and implementing an effective monitoring and evaluation framework for the MEC grant management programme that promotes transparency, accountability 
  • Ensure that MEC organisational systems and structures support program effectiveness and best use of resources. 
  • Ensure that all program offices/staff function according to established policies and procedures, standards, codes of conduct and local laws 
  • Prepare and ensure timely submission of regular high quality reports, documents and program publications for use by the organisation internally/externally and for donors as per donor’s requirements. 
  • Take the lead in developing MEC programming documents including programme and media strategies and Annual Operational Plans (AOPs) which contribute to the development of the overall MEC Strategic Plan. 
  • Management of risk and compliance to facilitate the effective operation of the MEC
Qualifications and experience
  • Masters degree in education/public administration or other relevant field with 10 years experience in development programming management. 
  • Experience in leading large, multi-donor trust funds preferable 
  • Exceptional skills in project management, operational planning, monitoring and evaluation and report writing 
  • Experience of developing and supporting teams, and the ability to lead, motivate and build the capacity of teams 
  • Ability to analyse information, evaluate options and to think and plan strategically. 
  • Ability to, and experience of, delivering training in the education sector. 
  • An in depth understanding of national and international development issues related to education sector programmes and demonstrated skills in networking and advocacy work 
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication and presentation skills. 
  • Fluency in written and spoken English. 
  • Commitment to and understanding of Save the Children’s aims, values and principles.
How to apply: 
Save the Children International offers competitive remuneration package.

Deadline for submission of application is on 9th November 2012. To apply, please go to Only shortlisted candidates will be notified.

“We need to keep children safe so our selection process reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse.”

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