VACANCY HTANTABINOUNCEMENT One Position PROCUREMENTOFFICER Htantabin Township, Yangon   BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES   The objective of the National Community Driven Development Project, which is being …


One Position


Htantabin Township, Yangon




The objective of the National Community Driven Development Project, which is being implemented by the Department of Rural Development (DRD), is to enable poor rural communities to benefit from improved access to and use of basic infrastructure and services through a people-centered approach and to enhance the government’s capacity to respond promptly and effectively to an eligible crisis or emergency. This approach will empower villagers to manage and participate in their own development.


Block grants will be allocated through a participatory planning process covering all villages within a village tract. Planning and prioritization of sub-projects will be undertaken by villagers and representative village tract forums.


The project will operate in 15 townships – one in each of the country’s 14 regions and states as well as the union territory. Criteria for the selection of townships are: primarily poverty, with additional criteria being absence of external funding and commitment by regional government to the objectives of the project.


The project outcomes include improved access to community-prioritized services and infrastructure, and enhanced participation of rural populations, including the poor and vulnerable, in the development process. Outputs are along the four main components of the project: (i) community block grants; (ii) capacity development and facilitation; (iii) knowledge and learning; and (iv) implementation support.


Relief International will be implementing this project in Htantabin Township, Yangon.


The Procurement Officer is expected to play a key role in mentoring, training and supporting DRD staff; and in training village/village tract committees and community field workers in procurement. 




DRD support and community training

  • Assist DRD in carrying out day-to-day procurement activities at the township level according to the project’s procurement procedures
  • Provide on-the-job procurement training to DRD staff and community facilitators
  • Together with DRD procurement officers, provide procurement training for community facilitators, village tract project support committees, village committees and village volunteers
  • Support the procurement sub-committees of the village development support committees in undertaking their duties
  • Prepare relevant inputs into the quarterly township progress reports
  • Conduct procurement post reviews and prepare the findings and recommendations for the quarterly progress report


External Representation

  • Represent RI and the CDD Township Programme at State/Regional Government and Union level meetings and trainings
  • Represent RI and the CDD Township Programme at meetings with donors


Procurement Management

  • Ensure all procurement processes are in compliance with RI and donor policy and procedure.
  • Check accordingly and review on logistics and procurement documentations.
  • Assist tracking and inventory control system of RI/donor assets, supplies and goods.
  • Check physical verification of assets, equipment and inventories as required by RI
  • Set-up tools, process or documentation as needed or required to improve the monitoring and oversight of any financial process described above;
  • Ensure report and documents are prepared accurately, reviewed thoroughly and submitted in time to Yangon office



Twenty months




  • Academic degree in engineering, management, business administration
  • Or related field experience:
    • At least three years of working experience in procurement, preferably under development projects; or
    • At least five years of relevant experience in procurement
  • Experience of training CBOs/local authorities an advantage
  • Experience of setting up tools, processes and documentation
  • Ability to plan work and achieve goals in a timely manner, working independently
  • Good communication skills, written and spoken, in both Myanmar and English
  • Good working knowledge and skills of computer (MS Office )
  • Field experience on cost-reimbursable projects


To Apply


Interested candidates should send their cover letter, CV and names of three referees to Relief International at hrmm@ri.orgor deliver to Relief International, No. 202, U Wisara Road, West Shwegonedine, Bahan Township, Yangon, quoting “Finance Officer – Ann Township” in the subject line.  The deadline for submission of applications is until candidate identified. Only short listed candidates will be notified.


Relief International is an equal opportunities employer.  We welcome applications from all qualified candidates regardless of race, ethnic origin, religion, age, gender, sexual orientation or disability.  In an effort to improve the gender balance within the organization, qualified female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.


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