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Head of Office ( ICRC )

Job Summary

Duty Station: Nay Pyi Daw

  • Minimum Qualification: Bachelor
  • Experience Level: Executive level
  • Experience Length: 4 years

Job Description/Requirements

Main responsibilities

▪ Analyses the general environment (political, social & religious, security, economic), the evolution of

the conflict and the humanitarian situation, and acquires a global vision of the humanitarian needs

and identify humanitarian needs and prioritize the response in the area under responsibility;

▪ Analyses national-level political, peace process-related and humanitarian development at national

level in support of the ICRC Management Team in Yangon.

▪ Advices and supports the Management Team in developing the ICRC strategy of progressive

transfer of the Delegation from Yangon to Naypyitaw.

▪ Manages and facilitates a high volume of exchanges between the ICRC Delegation and key

ministries in support of ICRC operations in the country (Diplomatic letters, Travel authorizations,

Endorsement letters, Import/Export procedures, Organizations of official visits and events, etc.)

▪ Represents the ICRC with the Union authorities (Ministries, Parliament, MRCS, etc.) on behalf of

the Management, whenever required.

▪ Contributes to the elaboration of the (sub-)delegation's strategies and objectives and ensures the

implementation and follow up of related programs and activities, in coordination with the Movement,

other humanitarian actors and relevant stakeholders.

▪ In close coordination with the Cooperation Department, maintain and further develop ICRC's

relation with the MRCS and represent the ICRC in events organized by the MRCS in Nay Pyi Daw.

▪ Manages ICRC Naypyitaw office and its activities in accordance with the strategies, objectives,

programs and action plans defined by the ICRC Delegation in Yangon (minimal set-up on Year 1,

then growing - TBD)

▪ Manages the sub-structure, its human, financial and material resources in alignment with the ICRC

HR and financial management procedures and policies

▪ Ensures necessary administrative work is implemented on time, and knows, applies and complies

with all the administrative procedures linked to his work (financial, cash transfer in MMK and USD,

budget follow-up, fraud prevention, and HR such as appraisals, time reporting, up, etc.);

The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) is an impartial, neutral and

independent organization whose exclusively humanitarian mission is to protect the lives and

dignity of victims of armed conflict and other situations of violence and to provide them with

assistance. The ICRC also endeavors to prevent suffering by promoting and strengthening

humanitarian law and universal humanitarian principles. Established in 1863, the ICRC is at

the origin of the Geneva Conventions and the International Red Cross and Red Crescent


Requirements and experience

▪ University education in relevant discipline or degree

▪ 5 to 10 years relevant professional experience in Myanmar

▪ Preferably 5+ years with the ICRC

▪ Fluent in written and spoken English as well as Myanmar language

▪ Excellent computer proficiency

▪ International experience, preferably in humanitarian sector, would be an asset

Your Profile

▪ Strongly motivated by humanitarian work, with capacity to engage, persuade and influence others

▪ Effective communication and listening skills

▪ Open minded, autonomous and adaptable, with ability to interact collaboratively in a

multidisciplinary and multicultural team

▪ Neat appearance, well developed writing and summarizing skills

▪ Robust organizational and prioritization capacities

▪ Capacity to exercise discretion

▪ Capacity to work under pressure in an armed conflict affected area and remote environment

We offer

▪ A unique and rewarding opportunity to help the victims of violence in a fast-paced environment

▪ Initial training and on-boarding organised

▪ A 12-month contract extendable

▪ A competitive compensation package including medical coverage and transportation allowances.

▪ A training opportunity to develop and strengthen the quality of the services provided to our

beneficiaries as well as to support our staff members’ professional and personal development. 

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