Christian Aid Job Vacancy: Head of Programmes - Yangon, Myanmar

Job Title: Head of Programmes

Salary: $28,000 - $33,930 gross per annum (expatriate benefits applicable for International applicants)

Length of Contract: 1 year (Fixed Term)

Based: Yangon, Myanmar

Job reference: Myanmar/2017/1515

Closing date: 5 PM, 16th November, 2017

About us
Christian Aid is a UK-based international development organization that insists the world can and must be swiftly changed to one where everyone can live a full life, free from poverty and inequality. We have an integrated approach to poverty eradication, working worldwide on humanitarian relief, long-term development, advocacy and campaigns to expose the scandal of poverty by challenging and changing systems and institutions that favor the rich and powerful over the poor and marginalized. Christian Aid works in some of the world’s poorest communities, supporting projects on the basis of need, not religion, ethnicity, gender or nationality.

Christian Aid in Myanmar
Christian Aid has worked in Myanmar for more than 30 years in partnership with civil society and faith-based organizations and supports the building of thriving and resilient communities.

The key pillars of our work in Myanmar are:
  • Power to change institutions
  • Tackling violence and building peace
  • Equality for all.
This approach addresses the connected problems of disempowered and conflict affected communities, and promotes their participation in the ongoing political and peace processes in Myanmar.

Christian Aid Myanmar has expertise in strengthening civil society, peacebuilding, community health, resilient livelihoods, and emergency preparedness and response. Conflict and gender sensitivity cuts across our programme. We work with local partners to meet the needs of the poorest and most vulnerable communities and advocate for the rights and aspirations of all. We provide grants, technical and strategic support, mentoring and accompaniment to partners based on their needs.

About the role
The Head of Programmes (HoP) will provide senior management support and strategic oversight to the country programme. HoP will be directly responsible for programmatic delivery, programme quality, value for money and timely reporting of the projects. The position includes managing a team and the ability to provide technical inputs and managerial inputs and will ensure effective management and development for the programme and appropriate support for partners. S/he will convene regular review meetings with all partner agencies and programme staff. The post represents Christian Aid where appropriate, liaises and networks with relevant actors related to the programme. It is expected that HoP will engage closely with relevant donors and other important stakeholders. The role will be responsible for strategic planning and will identify new opportunities with the support of Country Director.

Salary outlined is gross per annum plus expatriate benefits applicable for international (non-local) applicants. Taxes will apply as per the law.

About you
You should have experience working with a diverse portfolio of partners and in consortiums. You have experience meeting the compliance and reporting requirements of institutional donors. Your expertise on programme management includes inclusion, accountability, gender and power analysis, human rights.  You posses sound understanding of the Myanmar context, the drivers of conflict and the ongoing National peace process. You have good understanding of the international donor environment, strong networking skills and proven experience on fund raising and have experience of working with governments and other important stakeholders. You possess strong training, facilitation and consensus- building skills and strong cross-cultural communication skills.

Further information
This role requires applicants to have the right to work in the country where this position is based.

We value diversity and aspire to reflect this in its workforce. We welcome applications from people from all sections of the community, irrespective of race, colour, gender, age, disability, sexual orientation, religion or belief.

You can expect a wide range of rewards and benefits, including a generous holiday allowance, a season ticket loan, and flexibility that will ensure you enjoy a good work/life balance.

Competency questions
As part of your application you will be asked to demonstrate your suitability by giving answers to the following questions. Using the guidance notes may help you formulate your answers”

Communicate Effectively
  • Tell us about a time when you had to identify and analyse the expectations and interests of others to involve them in a common debate or dialogue
Deliver Results
  • Please tell us about a time when you took a decision or made recommendations when the situation was difficult or ambiguous?
Steward Resources
  • Please tell us about a time when you had to negotiate for existing resources and identify new resources in a cost-effective way to achieve your work objectives
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How to Apply
To apply for this post and download detailed role profile logon to: Christian Aid jobs or CLICK HERE and complete the online application process by completing the application form.

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.  If you have not been contacted by  25stNovember, 2017 please assume your application was unsuccessful.

Job reference: Myanmar/2017/1515

Closing date: 5 PM, 16th November, 2017

Planned Interview date: tbc