Job Announcement               Livelihoods Coordinator (Mrauk U) (“Lan Thit Si Tho – Rakhine Development Project”) Date: 12 March 2018 Relief International is a leading nonprofit organization wor…



Job Announcement

              Livelihoods 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:                                                             Livelihoods Coordinator

Number of Position:                                      1

Location:                                                             Mrauk U–Rakhine State

Report to:                                                           Project Manager

Starting Date:                                                    As soon as possible


Overall Objectives (scope)

The livelihoods coordinator will be responsible for the planning, administration and monitoring of all aspects of RI’s livelihoods activities in Mrauk U township, through leading, organizing and supervising the work of the respective project staff, consultants and partner organisations, and collaborating closely with a range of local stakeholders.

Specific Responsibilities

The livelihoods coordinator will have the following specific responsibilities:

  • Provide technical assistance for the planning and implementation of Relief International’s vocational and entrepreneurship training, and micro-credit scheme.
  • Develop and oversee robust systems and processes for project planning, reporting, monitoring and evaluation in the livelihoods sector;
  • Conduct regular field visits to selected communities in Mrauk U Township to identify livelihood needs, and to support the implementation of livelihoods activities;


  • Provide ongoing supervision, couching and guidance to the RI livelihoods team, including developing activity plans with individual staff/teams and measuring progress against these plans; 
  • Attend State and township level coordination meetings. Establish and maintain close working relations with the respective State, District and township authorities, and with local and international humanitarian/development organizations;
  • Draft reports on Relief International’s livelihoods activities for submission to the donor(s) and other stakeholders, including a monthly internal status report and annual donor report;
  • Ensure high standards of accountability and compliance with Relief International’s financial policies and procedures;


  • Other duties as required to support the realisation of the agreed project objectives.

Person Specification

  • Professional experience: at least  3 years  combined  experience in the field of income generation, micro-credit or vocational education and experience managing livelihoods projects;
  • Education: University degree (BA/BSc) in Economics, Business, Management or other relevant field;
  • Project cycle: demonstrated experience in project planning, implementation, monitoring, evaluation and report writing;
  • Organisational skills: demonstrated experience in managing the work of project teams;
  • 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 “Livelihoods 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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