Post Name: International Programme Manager,
Denmark-Myanmar Programme on Rule of Law and Human Rights
Post base: Yangon
Supervisor: Team Leader
The Denmark-Myanmar Programme on Rule of Law and Human Rights (2016-2020) supports the Union Attorney General’s Office, the Office of the Supreme Court of the Union, lawyers, CSOs as well as the law departments of Dagon and East Yangon Universities in strengthening capacities on core aspects of rule of law and human rights and supporting reform in relevant areas. The programme which has a total grant of DKK 70 million (approximately USD 10 million) is based on participatory approaches supporting partners to identify their own needs and priorities and taking lead in implementation of activities.
The governance of the programme is based on joint decision-making with partners through co-chaired Steering Committees. The programme is part of the Denmark-Myanmar Country Programme (2016-2020) endorsed by a bilateral government-to-government agreement between Myanmar and Denmark as well as MoUs with all key stakeholders. A Joint Venture comprised of the International Commission of Jurists (lead agency) and the Danish Institute for Human Rights has been contracted to provide technical assistance to the programme through a team of experts supporting implementation. It works in close dialogue with the Embassy of Denmark.
The Joint Venture (JV) is seeking an International Programme Manager to join the team implementing the Denmark-Myanmar Programme. The position will be responsible for ensuring overall management of the programme and for the timely implementation of agreed work plans in line with applicable procedures. The incumbent is, in close cooperation with an International Finance Officer, also responsible for providing guidance and programmatic support to the team of technical legal experts, and for ensuring compliance with all terms of the service contract signed with the Embassy of Denmark, particularly in the areas of monitoring, review, financial management and reporting on results.
S/he will be part of a team of 13 international and local experts who work closely together on programme implementation.
The position will be contracted by the International Commission of Jurists.
The ideal candidate will have several years of programme management experience in development programmes, ideally in the justice / governance sectors.
The position is based in Yangon, and the successful candidate will be expected to travel infrequently to support the Joint Venture technical team with planning and implementing activities with partners.
The International Programme Manager has the following responsibilities:
The successful candidate will have:
The contract is based on a policy of equal opportunities and offers a competitive salary package.
APPLICATIONS close on January 31, 2018 and should be addressed with a cover letter, resume, writing sample and names of at least 2 references to:
Ref: International Programme Manager, Myanmar
By email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Please appreciate that due to the volume of applications only short-listed candidates will be contacted. We cannot answer phone enquiries. We thank you for your understanding.
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