Job Announcement- Re Livelihood Officer-Myebon Township (Rakhine State)                              Date: 18th February 2019 Relief International is a leading nonprofit organization working in rou…


Job Announcement- Re

Livelihood Officer-Myebon Township (Rakhine State)

                             Date: 18th February 2019

Relief International is a leading nonprofit organization working in roughly 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:


Livelihood Officer


Number of Position:






Myebon Township (Rakhine State)


Report to:


Project Manager


Project Start Date:


January 2019


Overall Objectives (scope)

The livelihoods officers will work with the project manager in the planning, administration and monitoring of all aspects of Relief international’s livelihoods activities in Mrauk U and Myebon townships, through collaborating closely with the State and township authorities and a range of local stakeholders.

Specific Responsibilities

The livelihoods officers will have the following specific responsibilities:

  • Provide technical assistance for the planning and implementation of Relief International’s vocational and entrepreneurship training programmes, and set up of village savings and loans schemes;
  • Conduct regular field visits to selected communities in Mrauk U and Myebon Townships to identify livelihood needs, and to support the implementation of livelihoods activities;
  • Attend 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;
  • Other duties as required to support the realisation of the agreed project objectives.

Person Specification

  • Professional experience: at least  2 years  combined  experience in the field of income generation, micro-credit or vocational education and experience managing livelihoods projects;
  • Education: University degree (BA/BSc/MSc) 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 working with 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  cover  letter, CV  and names of three referees  to Relief International at  or  deliver  to  Relief  International  at  No.  202, U Wisara Road, West  Shwegonedine, Bahan Township, Yangon quoting “Livelihood Officer-Myebon” in the subject line. The position will be advertised no later than 5:00 p.m. on February 22, 2019.


Only shortlisted 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.

RI values:

We uphold the Humanitarian Principles: humanity, neutrality, impartiality, and operational independence. We affirmatively engage the most vulnerable communities. We value: Inclusiveness, Transparency and Accountability, Agility and Innovation, Collaboration, Sustainability.

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