Vacancy Announcement

Job Title                              : Humanitarian Programme Officer

Number of position           : 1

Job Location                      : Yangon, with frequent travel to the field

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

Supervisor                         : Programme Coordinator

Closing Date                      : May 29, 2015

DanChurchAid (DCA) is expanding our programme in Myanmar and is looking for an experienced and motivated person to join our team of Programme Officers.


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


  • To steer preparedness, disaster risk reduction and humanitarian response work with partners in Myanmar with adherence to international standards and principles.
  • Strengthen coordination on DRR and humanitarian response from community led mechanisms to national level on emergency preparedness.
  • To ensure timely and adequate information, risk assessments and preparedness on disasters unfolding in Myanmar.
  • To identify and support local partners in the implementation of projects and activities related to returning IDP’ and refugees and LRRD to collectively achieve the objectives of the DCA Country Program.


Main tasks and responsibilities:

(1) Project Management

Support and monitor implementing partners on disaster risk reduction, preparedness and humanitarian response, and in implementation of projects for IDP’s and returnee refugees including:

  • Assist partners in the implementation of community led emergency preparedness plans in villages.
  • Ensure that Community preparedness plans are linked to local, sub-national, and national level preparedness systems in Myanmar.
  • Capacity building of partners on DRR, Humanitarian standards, LRRD, Cash transfers.
  • Develop emergency response capacity of partners in Myanmar.
  • Participation in Risk Assessments/Early Warning coordination with concerned stakeholders.
  • Assist in multi-hazard, multi-level and multi-stakeholder preparedness planning and programming.
  • Work with partners on humanitarian response project designing and implementation.
  • Assist in regular disaster preparedness, response and recovery exercises at partners/community level.
  • Communicate project expectations and results to team members and stakeholders.
  • Facilitate and participate in timely and quality needs assessments, in coordination with humanitarian actors and in collaboration with partners.
  • Monitoring of project implementation plans and the activities of local implementing partners and provide guidance and advice when necessary.
  • Ensure any changes to the project are documented, reported and shared.
  • Ensure project documents are safely archived following project completion.


(2)Project Budget and Finance

  • Assess partner’s budgets; analysing variances; initiating corrective actions and inform finance officers.

(3) Networking, Co-operation and Co-ordination

  • Participate in DRR and emergency preparedness planning with ACT members, DRR working group, Civil Society Organisations as well as UN, INGOs, NGOs and CBOs.
  • Coordinate humanitarian response with the ACT Alliance, reviewing ACT Appeals and exchanging information, and ensure ACT EPRP implementation.
  • 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.
  • Maintain close cooperation and coordination with DCA Denmark on humanitarian issues.


(4) Others:

  • Attend annual appraisal and regular supervision sessions with the Programme Coordinator.
  • Attend meetings and workshops as directed, incl. Programme team meetings and bi-annual partner platform.
  • Provide information in the preparation of Annual Program Reports, drawing on monitoring and partner reports.
  • Promote the Core Humanitarian Standards, HAP Principles and DCA expertise in humanitarian area.
  • Any other reasonable duty as directed by the supervisor


Person specifications

  • Myanmar national
  • Bachelor degree. Lesser qualifications in project management plus extensive relevant humanitarian experience may be accepted in lieu of the degree.
  • 5 years of experience working in humanitarian sector within an NGO (preferably international NGO), UN, embassies with progressive levels of responsibility. Experience with humanitarian and DRR work, conflict mitigation, IDPs and/or refugees an advantage.
  • Working experience with local NGO partners is essential.
  • Experience in advocacy related to humanitarian aid.
  • Competence in needs analysis, monitoring and reporting.
  • Demonstrated time organisational skills.
  • Ability to work in teams, proactively and with initiative.
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Flexible, reliable and trustworthy.
  • Good working knowledge of Myanmar and English (verbal and written). Knowledge of Karen is an advantage.
  • Good working knowledge of Microsoft Office software, especially Outlook, Excel and Word.

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, learning and development opportunities (including visits to DCA Regional Offices in the region of South Asia and South East Asia) and a challenging and stimulating working environment.

To Apply

Please submit CV, application letter and contact details of two referees with any other relevant documentation to HR Unit by email and not later than 29 May 2015. Please quote reference: ‘DCA Humanitarian Programme Officer – application’.

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

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