Humanitarian Project Manager (CAAC)

Plan International Myanmar

Job Advertisement for Humanitarian Project Manager (CAAC)


Plan International is an international child and youth development organization dedicated to promote the realization of children and young people’s rights, especially girl’s rights, in both development and humanitarian settings. Plan International in Myanmar is supporting a broad spectrum of initiatives designed to support integrated child development and youth empowerment outcomes that are strategically aligned with the national government’s priorities. Sectors of focus include: Early Childhood Care and Development (ECCD), Maternal, Newborn and Child Health and Nutrition (MNCHN), Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH), Resilience and Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR), Child Protection, Education, Adolescent Development, Youth Economic Empowerment, Youth-Led Peace Building and Social Cohesion, Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR), and Non-Communicable Disease (NCD) Prevention among young people. 


Position:                                             Humanitarian Project Manager (CAAC)

Accountable to:                                Deputy Humanitarian Program Unit Manager

Location:                                            Mrauk U, Rakhine State

Assignment Type:                             Six months contract with possible extension

Closing date for applications:         25th June 2019


Job background: The Humanitarian Project Manager will lead and manage Education and Youth Empowerment project activities. He/she will play a large role in community-based integrated Education and Youth Empowerment project intervention to fill identified gaps in line with the community needed. Other aspects of the role include partnership management, planning, M&E, representation and liaison. The project will most likely focus on building local capacity and creating strong communities ownership. This position is based full-time in Mrauk U Township with 30% field travel to the targeted areas.


Job purpose: The Humanitarian project manager will be expected, with consistent support from Deputy Humanitarian Program Unit Manager, to lead on implementation of Education and Youth Empowerment project, coordination with stakeholders and project team management at the Program Unit (field) level. In addition, she/he will oversee the monitoring of child protection activities and ensure information is available and organized to assist with donor reporting. The PM will also be expected to play a leadership role within the project team by supporting and building the capacity of officers and assistants through on the job training in the field.


Qualifications, Skills & Experience:


  • Citizen of Myanmar
  • Bachelor degree in relevant field and diploma in Engineering (Civil) preferred. Minimum three to five years of demonstrated professional experience in community mobilization activities.
  • Minimum three years of proven experience
  • Take responsibility for project implementation including budget control and program quality assurance
  • Ensure regular monitoring of the implementation progress of the project and activities against set indicators



  • Participate in Learning process of Plan Myanmar through project reviews and evidence based learning and sharing events
  • Lead in developing project design that allows for communication and coordination among target beneficiaries through regular meetings, coordination events
  • Support in the supervision of the efficient execution of project budget in line with project document.
  •   Prepare training, monitoring and evaluation schedules for the entirety of the project and ensure that Field Officers are following the schedule and completing all tasks as assigned.
  • Assist the Project Manager to assess further need for non-formal education within the communities.
  • Provide guidance, on-the-job training and assistance to support staff;
  • Facilitate local level awareness raising campaigns on specific issues in targeted area
  • Liaison with the local authorities and concerned Government departments regarding project issues
  • Assist the line manager in collecting necessary data and information for reporting and programme related donor requirements
  • Strong experience and knowledge of Do No Harm and conflict sensitivity approaches
  • Demonstrated understanding of the humanitarian emergency operating context including Sphere, the humanitarian system, security and field level project management
  • Academic degree in education, social science, development studies or other relevant area
  • Proven ability to supervise a child protection project with holistic and integrated approach.
  • Good English language and computer skills.
  • Strong team-building and facilitation skills
  • Good English and Myanmar language is an advantage.
  • Willingness to travel to remote and conflict affected area.



How to apply: Interested candidates who meet the above requirements are required to submit a cover letter, a comprehensive CV and details of at least two referees via e-mail only to:


Subject line for application: “CAAC Project Manager”.


Reference & background checks will be performed for successful candidates. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Plan International is an equal opportunity employer and women are encouraged to apply. Plan International Myanmar is an equal opportunity employer committed to the well-being of children together with Gender Equality and does not tolerate child abuse and sexual harassment. All Plan International Myanmar Staffs are required to sign and adhere with Plan’s Safeguarding Policy at all times.


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