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Project Officer (Agriculture and Market) (Mercy Corps)

Job Summary

GENERAL POSITION SUMMARY: The Project Officer (PO) represents Mercy Corps and the program and ensures that all beneficiaries and partners understand the program’s purpose and implementation methodologies.

  • Minimum Qualification: Bachelor
  • Experience Level: Mid level
  • Experience Length: 3 years

Job Description/Requirements

KNOWLEDGE AND EXPERIENCE:

• Fluency in Myanmar and English; knowledge of at least one local language to Southeastern Myanmar considered a major asset

• University degree in development, economics, agriculture or equivalent certifications or work experience

• At least three years of related professional experience including working with private sector and smallholder farmers and landless

• Experience working in complex, politically-sensitive, and culturally-sensitive contexts

• Ability to adapt quickly, cooperatively, and constructively to changes, and to find positive, creative solutions

• Knowledge of development, peace, and conflict issues in Southeastern Myanmar, as well as other key policy issues relevant to the project

• Ability to work in multicultural teams that respect ethnic, religious and national diversity

• Excellent communication and representation skills

• Willing and able to travel (at least 50% of time) to field locations in Southeastern Myanmar. SUCCESS FACTORS

• Successful candidates should meet the education and experience requirements in the position descriptions for the vacant positions and should have a strong and demonstrated knowledge of agriculture and market development, good written and spoken English, computer skills and local languages. S/he must be self- motivated, creative, tolerant, and able to work in difficult, stressful environments and follow procedures. S/he must respect diversity and gender equality at the workplace.

• Mercy Corps team members are expected to support all efforts towards accountability and transparency to its beneficiaries and to international standards guiding relief and development work.

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