Serve as primary liaison to LIFT, WV Australia and WV New Zealand, future doors, local and national
governmental authorities, and local NGOs regarding projects under CoP portfolio, Facilitate learning of best
practices on program’s technical areas and other donor organizations.
Direct and oversee grant implementation, ensuring that all strategic objectives are met through proper design,
staffing, implementation and quality assurance and integration between microfinance and livelihood activities
occur at the field level.
Coordinated technical response in program implementation.
Ensure proper technical capacity of staff to manage complex donor-funded projects.
Establish and maintain effective project reporting, evaluation, and communication systems. Submit timely
accurate and professional reports that meet donor requirements.
Ensure grant/project expenses are reasonable, allocated as per assigned budget, prudent and spent in
accordance with donor rules and regulations to ensure low risk audits
Escalate grant management issues early and openly; resolve grant management issues quickly and fully.
Require knowledge and skills
A Master's degree in Agriculture (Economics, Animal Science, Crop Science), economics, finance, livelihoods,
development or a related field.
Experience of leading large and diverse teams.
Experience managing microfinance and livelihood grants, or technical experience in these two fields.
Experience in leading and managing large grants in a complex environment.
Experience as a CoP/Programme Director or senior expert advisor required.
10+ years of extensive international development experience managing large grant-funded projects.
Knowledge of and familiarity with international assistance program requirements.
Keen understanding of the unique political dynamics of the country and ability to work carefully and
collaboratively to maintain productive relationships with the various government entities in Myanmar.
Proven ability in the management of large integrated grant-funded projects in developing countries.
Proven ability to manage technical assistance teams.