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Programs director (pact myanmar)

Job Summary

Pact is seeking a dynamic, experienced professional for a senior leadership position in its Myanmar country office. The Programs Director (PD) leads the business development, strategic positioning, and high-quality delivery of assigned Pact Myanmar programs

  • Minimum Qualification: Masters
  • Experience Level: Management level
  • Experience Length: 5 years

Job Description/Requirements


Program Leadership and Management

• With the Country Director, engage closely in the refresh of the Pact Myanmar strategic plan.

• Lead the development of new programs, seek funding opportunities, and expand the portfolio

of Pact Myanmar activities in line with our strategic plan.

• Manage the Pact Myanmar Programs Team and supervise project and technical leads (health,

governance, livelihoods, civil society strengthening and energy access)

• Serve as point of contact for donors and represent Pact in technical forums, events, and

partnership activities.

• Supervise Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) activities to validate project outcomes

and improve Pact operations.

• Work with the Communications team to report, share, and publicize program outcomes.

Ensure compliance with Pact and donor-related policies and regulations.


• Coach and mentor teams to deliver quality programming and develop high-quality

performance reports per donor schedules.

• Supervise Program Managers/Coordinators to ensure quality control, efficient spending, and

sound decision making in all technical areas and programs.

• Assist HR in the recruitment, hiring, and retention of creative, entrepreneurial, and dedicated


• Contribute to making Pact a workplace that values collegiality and cooperation.


• Perform other duties as assigned by the Country Director.

• Adhere to all of Pact’s Code of Conduct policies including our Zero Tolerance Policy to

Harassment, Sexual Exploitation and Abuse in the Workplace. Report any abuses towards staff

and beneficiaries to your immediate supervisor or the HR Coordinator as appropriate.


• A Master’s degree in international development (or equivalent field) and at least 10 years of

relevant experience as a leader in fundraising, program development and implementation

• Experience working in Myanmar.

• Demonstrated experience managing and supervising large, donor-funded programs with

multiple partners, sites, and beneficiary groups.

• Strong demonstrated knowledge in at least one of the following technical areas: maternal and

child health, women’s economic empowerment, community institution strengthening,

agriculture and value chain development, local governance and civil society strengthening, and

renewable energy (Ideal candidates will demonstrate versatile technical knowledge and be at

minimum conversant in multiple sectors)

• Outstanding staff management skills, including providing productive feedback and


• Excellent written and oral communication skills, including fluency in English and preferably

fluency in Myanmar.

• Strong knowledge of USAID as well as other donors, including regulations, systems and


• Skills in successfully cultivating donor relationships.

• Proficient in common business software

• Ability and willingness to travel on a short notice.

• A fierce desire to contribute to the development of Myanmar

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