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Area Manager North-East Myanmar

  • Contractor
  • Myitkyina Myanmar
  • TBD USD / Year
  • Norwegian Refugee Council profile

  • Job applications may no longer being accepted for this opportunity.

Norwegian Refugee Council

What we are looking for

NRC is looking for an Area Manager to join the Myanmar mission. The role holder will ensure high quality and cost-effective programme/project implementation within the North-East area. He/she will be responsible for the oversight of NRC operations in Kachin State and in Northern Shan State. This comprises one area office (Myitkyina) and two sub-offices(Bhamo and Lashio).

If you are an influential and empathic leader; with an adaptive management style; and a track record of fostering a collaborative environment and building effective teams; as well as the ability to meet new challenge, then this is the role for you!

What you will do

  • Operations oversight (master support budget, input for proposals and reports).
  • Remote programming (development and implementation of remote programming systems and tools for hard-to-reach and underserved populations).
  • Remote management (development and implementation of remote team-management systems and tools).
  • Fit for purpose oversight (operational adaption, and programmatic and access adaption).
  • Country strategy contribution.
  • Funding proposal coordination.
  • NRC representation.

What you will bring

  • Senior Project Management experience in a humanitarian/recovery context.
  • Protracted displacements knowledge is an added advantage.
  • North-East Myanmar context knowledge is an added advantage.
  • Remote work and management experience is desired.
  • Complex and volatile context exposure.
  • English fluency, both written and verbal.

What makes this position attractive?

  • NRC has delivered humanitarian assistance and protection to vulnerable affected populations in Myanmar since 2008, following Cyclone Nargis. Over that time, NRC has evolved into a complex and mature mission with an excellent reputation for technical skill and delivery of programmes.
  • NRC provides services and assistance to vulnerable populations affected by conflict and displacement over three geographical areas (Rakhine, North-East, and South-East Myanmar) and the Country Office in Yangon, across 10 offices. The portfolio of projects is currently larger than 15.
  • NRC Myanmar works in collaboration with a diverse portfolio of partner organisations. Over the past years NRC Myanmar has been at the forefront of partnerships integrated programming; and promoting and developing staff capacity.
  • This is an opportunity to join one of the most respected humanitarian actors in Myanmar that has a strong reputation with donors, embassies, clusters, and peer agencies, and the chance to work with a diverse portfolio of donors and partners.
  • Meaningful work, with a high-quality integrated programme that responds to the diverse needs, priorities, and concerns raised by beneficiary communities.
  • Female candidates are strongly encouraged to join our work culture that empowers every employee to share ideas and take responsibility.

What we offer

  • Myitkyina, Kachin State, Myanmar duty station, subject to receiving appropriate documentation. Currently, international visas and work permits are subject to considerable delays. The successful candidate will be expected to work from home/remotely for extended periods of time.
  • 24-month contract duration (renewable, subjecting to funding, performance, and requirements).
  • 30% travel, approximately.
  • Grade 10 in NRC’s Salary Scale, with accompanying terms and conditions. NRC offers a competitive compensation and benefits package.
  • NRC is an equal opportunities employer and aims to have staffing diversity in terms of age, gender, ethnicity, nationality, and physical ability.
  • We think outside the box, encourage ideas, and give responsibility to all employees at all levels. You will have many opportunities to be heard and take the initiative.

The full Job Description can be found on our website.

How to apply

In order to view the Job Description, and to apply, please click here.

Deadline: 26-Feb-24

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