Vacancy Announcement

Job Title                              : HMA Programme Officer (OCHA)

Number of position           : 1

Job Location                                             : Lashio

Contract Duration             : 2 years with possibility of extension (three- month probation period)

Supervisor                          : HMA Programme Manager (PM)

HMA Project Coordinator for day-day matters. This will be explained in detail in a separate TOR

Closing Date                                             : 16th December 2014

Background:

DCA was established in 1922, has offices in 20 countries and is today one of the major Danish humanitarian non‐governmental organisations. DCA works with local partners and international networks in a non‐political and non‐religious manner to assist the poorest of the poor.

Objective:

  • Manage project life cycle from initiation through to closure
  • Provide MRE training

Note: MRE Training will be provided for the successful candidate. The training is scheduled for February/March 2015

Main tasks and responsibilities:

(1) Project Management:

  • Accountable for project results
  • Assist in the drafting of project reports.
  • Maintaining a project implementation plan identifying when each activity will be performed by the partners.
  • Communicate project expectations to stakeholders.
  • Coach and motivate project implementing partners.
  • Monitor the activities of local implementing partners and provide guidance and advice when necessary.
  • Resolve any issues and resolve problems throughout the project life cycle. Notifying and referring the issues to the Project Coordinator as necessary
  • Ensure any changes to the project are documented and approved.
  • Track and report on project milestones and provide status reports.
  • Ensure project documents are safely archived.

 

 

(2) Project Budget and Finance:

  • Meets financial objectives by forecasting requirements; preparing activity budgets; scheduling expenditures; analysing variances; initiating corrective actions.

(3) Co-operation and Co-ordination

  • Establish close links and co-operation with authorities and implementing partners.
  • Identify and assess potential implementing partners.
  • Identify needs and facilitate workshops and meetings to provide capacity building, and co-operation and co-ordination between stakeholders.

 

(4)    Capacity Building :

 

  • Provide MRE and Mine Risk Awareness training to authorities, trainers, and implementing partners and INGO/NGOs through courses and workshops as required.
  • Maintain a database and work plan of MRE tasks, tracking requests and responses.
  • Assume the point of contact for MRE related matters in the project area.
  • Follow up on competency based training plans for MRE focal points.

(5)  Administration:

  • Assist administration staff to document training of local implementing partners.

(6)  Others:

  • Attend annual appraisal and regular supervision sessions with the HMA PM.
  • Attend meetings and workshops as directed.
  • Promote the DCA Code of Conduct as an example to implementing partners.
  • Assimilate an understanding of HAP and attend training as directed.
  • Inform implementing partners of the DCA HAP accreditation and its meaning.
  • Any other reasonable duty as directed by the HMA PM or Project Coordinator.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Myanmar national
  • Bachelor degree. Lesser qualifications in project management plus extensive relevant experience may be accepted in lieu of the degree.
  • 3 years of experience working within an NGO with progressive levels of responsibility.
  • Competence in needs analysis, monitoring and reporting.
  • Proven organisational ability.
  • Demonstrated time organisational skills.
  • Ability to work proactively and with initiative.
  • A team approach.
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Flexible, reliable and trustworthy.
  • Good working knowledge of local ethnic language, Myanmar and English (verbal and written).
  • Good working knowledge of Microsoft Office software, especially Outlook, Excel and Word.

 

 

Desirable

  • Good working knowledge of a variety of ethnic minority languages
  • Good working knowledge of Myanmar and English (verbal and written).
  • Experience working with a humanitarian mine action INGO

 

The benefit package for the position includes competitive remuneration (the salary range is 745.000 – 1.404.000 Kyats/monthly), annual bonus, severance pay, 1.25days per month for annual leave, 15 official holidays per year, personal accident/medical insurance.

To Apply

Please submit CV, application letter and contact details of two referees with any other relevant documentation to HR Unit by email hpmi@dca.dk and chba@dca.dk  not later than 16th December 2014. Please quote reference: ‘HMA Programme Officer (OCHA )– application’.

Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interviews. 

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