Mercy Corps in Myanmar invites interested Myanmar nationals for the following position.
(Vacancy Announcement No. MC-VA-020120)
DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS: Tuesday, 21 January 2020 (Before 5:00pm)
*Only short-listed candidates will be invited for an interview.
Duty Station : Magway
Number of Opening(s) : 2
Mercy Corps currently works in ten states/regions in Myanmar, connecting market development, financial inclusion, disaster risk management and climate change resilience, and governance through a facilitative partnership approach. Through funding from various donors, Mercy Corps Myanmar (MCM) inclusive and green economic development takes a progressive approach to improving economic well-being by building systems that foster sustainability and scale.
In the Central Dry Zone (CDZ), Mercy Corps partners a private sector actor and will work to initiate a farmer entity to strengthen smallholders’ engagement in commercial production of oilseeds and pulses seeds. The project will focus on establishing a strong foundational base of the farmer entity to operationalize by developing and testing a governance system and sets of standard operating procedures to a number of farmers. The project will include a potential for an expansion of farmers’ engagement in other potential production areas across the CDZ. Through the proposed interventions, we envisage a well-functioning farmer entity to create new economic opportunity for its members with the overall vision of creating a strong commercial seed company that transforms the underdeveloped market.
Mercy Corps is committed to accountability to our stakeholders — from the people and communities we serve to the donors, partners, governments, and team members who support our work. We have a responsibility to all of our stakeholders to use our resources to the best advantage and work in a respectful manner with our beneficiaries. We have a zero tolerance for violations to our Code of Ethics (e.g. Sexual Abuse of Beneficiaries and Community Members (PSEA), Anti-Trafficking Policy, Child Safeguarding Policy, Mercy Corps Ethics Complaint and Whistleblower Policy, Sexual Misconduct in the Workplace Policy and Harassment, Bullying, and Anti-Discrimination Policy and Fraud and Corruption).
GENERAL POSITION SUMMARY:
The Project Officer will support the Project Manager to assist the partnered private sector actor for establishing the farmer entity as a fully functional company limited by guarantee that will supply quality seeds for the company. The position holder is responsible for identifying existing farming groups and other potential fora, mobilizing existing farmers engaged with the seed company, facilitating these farmers to sign up as members and engage in the farmer entity, and providing necessary capacity building to farmers. All team members will need to ensure equal and productive participation of women.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
FINANCE & COMPLIANCE MANAGEMENT
INFLUENCE & REPRESENTATION
As part of our commitment to organizational learning and in support of our understanding that learning organizations are more effective, efficient and relevant to the communities they serve, we expect all team members to commit 5% of their time to learning activities that benefit Mercy Corps as well as themselves.
ACCOUNTABILITY TO BENEFICIARIES
Supervisory Responsibility: Not applicable
Reports Directly to: The Project Manager
Works Directly with: Other Mercy Corps Myanmar’s team members
Knowledge and Experience
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