Job Announcement                                                 Governance and Training Coordinator (Mrauk U) (“Lan Thit Si Tho – Rakhine Development Project”) Date: 12 March 2018 Relief Interna…



Job Announcement

                                                Governance and Training Coordinator (Mrauk U)

(“Lan Thit Si Tho – Rakhine Development Project”)

Date: 12 March 2018

Relief International is a leading nonprofit organization working in 20 countries to relieve poverty, ensure well-being and advance dignity. We specialize in fragile settings, responding to natural disasters, humanitarian crises and chronic poverty.


Relief International combines humanitarian and development approaches to provide immediate services while laying the groundwork for long-term impact. Our signature approach — which we call the RI Way—emphasizes local participation, an integration of services, strategic partnerships, and a focus on civic skills. In this way, we empower communities to find, design and implement the solutions that work best for them. 


Accountability, Equity and Inclusion

Relief International values accountability, equity and inclusion in all aspects of program and project activities, and fully respects “Do No Harm” principles. Its staff is committed to ensuring the non-discrimination of marginalized groups in the management and allocation of resources, and fostering local participation, accountability, integration of services and strategic partnerships.


Job Title:                                                             Governance and Training Coordinator

Number of Position:                                      1

Location:                                                             Mrauk U–Rakhine State

Report to:                                                           Project Manager

Starting Date:                                                    As soon as possible


Relief International Myanmar working in partnership with Local Resource Center will implement a substantial project “Strengthening good governance, civil society and livelihoods in Rakhine State”. The project should start in January 2017 and should be funded by the European Union (pending finalisation of the contract).

This multi-sectoral project will be implemented in Mrauk U District over a three-year period, and should:

  • pilot of a new information management system for the GAD in Mrauk U township to strengthen local government development planning, coordination and monitoring
  • prepare a multi-year agricultural plan for Mrauk U township through a participatory planning process and implement a grants scheme to pilot the implementation of the plan
  • Pilot a professional development training programme for township officials in Mrauk U District
  • Support the development of local civil society organisations and networks in Mrauk U township through training, mentoring and study visits.

Overall Objectives (scope)

The Governance and training coordinator will be responsible for the planning and delivery of the agreed technical assistance for the local authorities and civil society organizations, including the introduction of the above mentioned information management system, professional development programme, agricultural plan and support for civil society.

Specific Responsibilities

The Governance and training coordinator will have the following specific responsibilities:

  • Develop and oversee robust systems and processes for project planning, reporting, monitoring and evaluation relating to the agreed technical assistance to the township authorities and civil society organisation;
  • Provide ongoing supervision, couching and guidance to the RI project team working under the project coordinator’s supervision, including develop activity plans with individual staff/teams and measure progress against these plans; 
  • Contribute to the drafting of terms of references for local and international consultants and oversee the technical leadership and inputs provided by the consultants;
  • Supervise project staff in monitoring budgeted and actual expenditures on a monthly basis, and in close collaboration with Relief International’s finance team;
  • Ensure high standards of accountability and compliance with Relief International’s financial policies and procedures;
  • Attend State and township level coordination meetings. Establish and maintain close working relations with the respective State, District and township authorities, and with civil society organisations in Mrauk U township;
  • Drafting of reports for submission to Relief International’s management, the donor and other stakeholders, including a monthly internal status report and annual donor report;
  • Carryout regular field visits to project sites in Sittwe town and Mrauk U township;
  • Other duties as required to support the realisation of the agreed project objectives.


Person Specification

  • Professional experience: At least  5 years  combined  experience in the management of development projects in Rakhine state; and the delivery of technical assistance to local authorities and civil society organisations;
  • Education: Tertiary university degree(BA/BSc);
  • Project cycle: demonstrated experience in project planning, implementation, monitoring, evaluation and report writing;
  • Organisational skills: demonstrated experience in managing the work of project teams in different sectors;
  • Inter-personal skills: demonstrated ability to persuade, network and negotiate;
  • Communication skills: demonstrated ability to effectively communicate verbally and in writing, in Rakhine and English languages;

To Apply


Interested candidates should send their CV with a list of 2 referees to Relief International at deliver to Relief International, No.202, U Wisara Road, West Shwegonedine, Bahan Township, Yangon, or quoting “Governance and Training Coordinator”.  The deadline for submission of applications is no later than 5:00 p.m. on March 25, 2018. Only short listed candidates will be notified.

Due to the urgency of this position, applications will be short listed on a regular basis and we may offer this post before the closing date.

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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