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Job Summary

This position takes lead in the long-term operational plan of ActionAid Myanmar (AAM), particularly of the Programme Priority Goal Three: Resilience of People and Communities.

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

Job Description/Requirements

Key Accountabilities / Responsibilities

Organisational Representation

• Act as the key focal point and representative of ActionAid Myanmar to donors, partners, and

other stakeholders and to ActionAid International for Resilience related matters in Myanmar

• Attend regular meetings with representatives from donor organizations and regularly update

the senior management team (SMT) and other relevant teams.

• Represent AAM on different thematic working groups and clusters such as the DRR Working

Group, Land Core Group and other key stakeholders including media agencies, academic

groups, government institutions and other agencies to further the impact of Resilience work

of AAM.

• Act as the key focal point and representative of AAM to the Donors of specific thematic

programme including in relation to changes to the Project budget/activities which require

prior donor consultation/approval in collaboration with partnership team.

Strategy Development

• Lead in developing the Resilience program strategy.

• Contribute to the programme strategy and advocacy plan to achieve programme objectives as

per Country Strategy Paper 3-year operational plan.

• Collaborate with relevant ActionAid affiliate countries in developing strategy(ies) for

organizational capacity building, partnership building and fund raising of AAM.

• Provide inputs in other organizational policies and procedures, systems as and when required.

Program/project Management

• Ensure AAM has a high quality, well documented and cost-effective programme in the

Resilience unit.

• Ensures that projects are implemented according to the approved project proposals and in

accordance with the rules and regulations of the donors in cooperation and coordination

with the Resilience team, other program/functional units and partners.

• Ensure all programme activities in Resilience are grounded, strongly inter-linked and

responsive to changes in the political, social, and economic environments.

• Track trends in contemporary development programming and programme management

practices, document and provide advice/ recommendations on key developments to Head of

Programme.

• Ensure effective coordination with LRP operation manager and project/program managers

and coordinators in all programme design, implementation, monitoring and reporting.

Essential Experience

• At least 5 -7 years of work experience in related field in similar organization

• Demonstrable technical expertise in community-based Disaster Risk Reduction, Climate

Change Adaptation and/or Resilience work

• Strong working knowledge of inclusive methodologies

• Experience of managing and coordinating partnerships with a wide range of diverse partners

including non- native English speakers.

• Working experience of leading/supporting a consortium comprising different types of

partners (e.g., UN agencies, INGOs, LNGOs)

• Familiarity with history, dynamics and working environment in Myanmar, including through

direct experience of working in Myanmar.

• Preferable to have professional experience in more than two areas, and interest to approach

resilience as a wider portfolio.

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