Back Myanmar : Country Representative - MYA

  • Added Date: Tuesday, 04 July 2017
  • Deadline Date: Thursday, 03 August 2017

Background on ACTED

Since 1993, as an international non-governmental organization, ACTED has been committed to immediate humanitarian relief to support those in urgent need and protect people’s dignity, while co-creating longer term opportunities for sustainable growth and fulfilling people’s potential.

ACTED endeavors to respond to humanitarian crises and build resilience; promote inclusive and sustainable growth; co-construct effective governance and support the building of civil society worldwide by investing in people and their potential.

We go the last kilometer: ACTED’s mission is to save lives and support people in meeting their needs in hard to reach areas. ACTED develops and implements programs that target the most vulnerable amongst populations that have suffered from conflict, natural disaster, or socio-economic hardship. ACTED’s approach looks beyond the immediate emergency towards opportunities for longer term livelihoods reconstruction and sustainable development.

With a budget of 190 million EUR in 2015, ACTED is active in 35 countries and implements more than 495 projects a year reaching over11 million beneficiaries with 400 international staff and 4,300 national staff.

Country profile

Since 2008, ACTED’s has supported Nargis affected communities in their longer term livelihood recovery by providing technical training to farmers and fishermen, distributing livestock and poultry, providing vocational training, introducing aquaculture systems, assets replacement, rehabilitating community infrastructure and ensuring affected families have an access to a safe habitat.

In 2011, government-led liberalizing reforms in key sectors (labor, finance, media and administration) spurred new opportunities for Myanmar. In this evolving context, ACTED continues its support to cyclone-affected communities in the Delta while also broadening its focus to additional geographic and thematic needs. In Labutta, special focus was placed on supporting the most vulnerable households facing persistent challenges in food security. ACTED expanded the scope of its activities to the Dry Zone, one of the poorest regions of the country, addressing chronic food insecurity and restoring sustainable livelihoods through agricultural production and home gardening.

In 2012, ACTED diversifies and scales up its assistance in Myanmar. The mission focuses on issues of food security, economic development of vulnerable communities and response to any emergency related situation, both natural (community-based disaster preparedness) and man-made (humanitarian crisis in Kachin State). It also supports civil society actors to enhance their capacity to influence key policy areas, particularly those related to women and gender considerations.

To this end, ACTED has already started a country wide program aiming at strengthening the economic rights of women. Additionally, teams have started an intervention to support communities and local authorities in Southern Yangon region to be prepared to natural disasters. ACTED also continues its support towards food security and sustainable livelihoods in the Dry Zone. Furthermore, ACTED undertook an assessment mission to identify the support it can provide to conflict affected communities and IDPs in Kachin State.

Position profile

1. Positioning and Fund Raising

1.1. Context analysis: Ensure ACTED has an up-to-date understanding of the country’s socio-economic situation, (donor) trends, needs and gaps, and who does what and where (3W)

1.2. Strategy development and roll out: Take a lead role in developing and reviewing programme strategies and identifying strategic opportunities for expanding ACTED’s work in the country

1.3. Networking, positioning and general representation

1.4. Donor relationship and Proposal development

1.5. Advocacy: (Co-)produce issue papers, advocacy notes, press releases on relevant humanitarian and development issues

1.6. Communications: Oversee and ensure timely emission of external communication tools/pieces on pertinent programming, approaches, critical issues etc.

1.7. Promotion of ACTED sisters organisations: Keep abreast with and contribute to ACTED’s global initiatives and global trends, in particular Impact (REACH, Agora), Convergences and Oxus, integrate them into the country strategy and make linkages with relevant focal points (HQ/regional/national as relevant)

2. Management and Internal Coordination

2.1. Staff Management

2.2. Internal Coordination

2.3. Conflict/Crisis Management

3. Project Implementation Follow-up

3.1. Project Implementation Tracking

3.2. Grant Management: Ensure that contractual obligations are met in terms of deliverables as well as narrative and financial reporting requirements

3.3. Project Quality Control:

3.4. Partner Management

4. FLATS Management

4.1. Finance Management

4.2. Logistics & IT Management

4.3. Administration and HR Management

4.4. External Audit Follow-up

4.5. Transparency/Compliance Management

4.6. Security Management

4.7. Legal and Registration Follow-up

Ensure compliance with country rules and regulations


  • Master Level education in a relevant field such as International Relations or Development
  • Extensive project management experience (management, planning, staff development and training skills) in emergency and/or development programmes
  • At least four years of previous work experience in a high management position
  • Proven capabilities in leadership and management required
  • Excellent skills in written and spoken English
  • Strong negotiation and interpersonal skills, and flexibility in cultural and organizational terms
  • Knowledge of local language and/or regional experience an asset
  • Ability to work well and punctually under pressure


  • Salary defined by the ACTED salary grid; educational level, expertise, hardship, security, and performance are considered for pay bonus
  • Additional monthly living allowance
  • Free food and lodging provided at the organisation’s guesthouse
  • Transportation costs covered, including additional return ticket + luggage allowance
  • Provision of medical, life, and repatriation insurance

This vacancy is archived.

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