Intervention Manager – Capacity Building
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(Advancing Community Empowerment in Southeastern Myanmar – ACESM Project)
(Vacancy Announcement No. MC-VA-060218)
DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS: Wednesday, 21 February 2018 (Before 5:00pm)
*Only short-listed candidates will be invited for an interview.

Duty Station : Hpa-an, Kayin State with frequent travel to Yangon and Southeastern Myanmar (Bago, Kayah, Kayin, Mon, Shan, and Tanintharyi)
Report to : Program Manager - Livelihoods and Disaster Risk Management.
Number of Opening(s) : 1

PROGRAM/ DEPARTMENT SUMMARY:
ACESM project, supported by the US Agency for International Development/Burma, aims to support communities in their empowerment processes by reducing vulnerabilities, promoting community participation in decision making, and strengthening mechanisms for more responsive and accountable local governance. ACESM is a five-year, $48 million project funded by USAID and implemented by Pact in partnership with Community Partners International, Mercy Corps, and Save the Children. The project will also partner with a range of local and regional organizations to address a variety of community needs and development priorities in the region.
ACESM will work to foster integrated, inclusive, and sustainable service provision to underserved communities in areas of Southeastern Myanmar. Beginning with community-identified needs and solutions, the project takes a systems approach that constructively engages the demand and supply sides of service delivery, focusing on health, education, livelihoods, water/sanitation/hygiene (WASH), and disaster risk management.
Project partners will provide technical support for skills-building and institutional strengthening to nurture relationships and explore cooperation within and between communities, service providers, and decision makers. ACESM promotes a locally driven shift, where possible, from humanitarian assistance toward a strategic approach that can channel community voices and priorities towards improved, integrated service delivery and contribute to conditions for inclusive peace and development.
GENERAL POSITION SUMMARY:
The Intervention Manager – Capacity Building is responsible for designing and leading interventions that building the capacity of vulnerability communities in good agricultural practices, business knowledge, and skill. He/she will utilize market systems development approaches (i.e., private sector partnership) to create sustainable livelihood improvements. If the Intervention Manager – Capacity Building is successful, vulnerability communities will gain new capacities and adopt practices that raise productivity, increase income, and unlock new job opportunities.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
Leadership Management
• Manage a geographically dispersed team people for high performance in order to achieve project objectives
• Create and sustain a work environment of mutual respect where team members strive to achieve excellence.
• Build and maintain positive external relationships through regular communication with relevant civil society, private sector service providers, administrative departments, and partners
• Forge partnerships with public and private sector partners including providing direct capacity building support
• Implement interventions to achieve targets and community impact
Technical
• Analyse and understand the technical constraints faced by agribusinesses, public partners, and smallholder farmers with regards to knowledge and capacities
• Design innovative, market-driven interventions that create value for the private sector and unlock market opportunities for smallholder farmers
• Analyze intervention results and make data-driven decision to adapt and improve intervention performance
• Train and mentor the project team in market development methodologies
• Trial new approaches and then adapt using data and feedback
Monitoring and Evaluation
• Create a dynamic program environment that promotes inquiry, risk taking and adaptation
• With MEL Team, establish procedures and guidelines to monitor and evaluate the progress and impact of livelihoods-related interventions, including setting and measuring benchmarks along results chains;
• Take primary responsibility for ensuring any intervention data, from partners and at farm-level, is captured and communicated
• Analyze intervention results and make data-driven decision to adapt and improve intervention performance
Other
• Conduct himself/herself both professionally and personally in such a manner as to bring credit to Mercy Corps
• Represent and uphold principles of inclusion, conflict sensitivity, learning and adaptation, flexibility, and gender equality in all work functions
• Monitor safety and security developments in project locations and ensure project activities comply with security and sensitivity procedures
• Other duties as assigned.
Accountability to Beneficiaries: Mercy Corps team members are expected to support all efforts towards accountability, specifically to our beneficiaries and to international standards guiding international relief and development work, while actively engaging beneficiary communities as equal partners in the design, monitoring and evaluation of our field projects.
SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITY:
Team of approximately two people (matrix structure)
ACCOUNTABILITY
REPORTS DIRECTLY TO:
Program Manager - Livelihoods and Disaster Risk Management
WORKS DIRECTLY WITH:
Project Officers, Senior Program Manager, Intervention Manager – Markets, M&E Manager, Partner Organization, Private and Civil Society Partners
KNOWLEDGE AND EXPERIENCE:
• Fluency in Myanmar and English; knowledge of at least one local language to Southeastern Myanmar considered a major asset
• University degree in development, economics, agriculture or equivalent certifications or work experience
• At least five years of related professional experience including working with private sector and smallholder farmers and landless
• Experience working in complex, politically-sensitive, and culturally-sensitive contexts
• Ability to adapt quickly, cooperatively, and constructively to changes, and to find positive, creative solutions
• Solid understanding of and experience engaging with civil society, service providers, governmental and/or non-governmental actors in networking, development, peacebuilding, and/or capacity development, preferably in the state/region and communities served by this position
• Knowledge of development, peace, and conflict issues in Southeastern Myanmar, as well as other key policy issues relevant to the project
• Ability to work in multicultural teams that respect ethnic, religious and national diversity
• Proven skills in networking, team-building, community consultations and organizational development;
• Excellent reporting, communication and representation skills;
• Willing and able to travel (at least 50% of time) to field locations in Southeastern Myanmar
Applicants should submit their application letter and current CV with complete contact details and three
referees and copy of any testimonies, in a sealed envelope indicating apply position vacancy announcement number to:
Human Resources Department
Mercy Corps Myanmar
No. (97), 5th and 6th floor of Rangoun Business Center
West Shwe Gon Daing Road,
Bahan Township,Yangon, Myanmar.
Phone – 01 8603041
OR email to: mm‐hr@mercycorps.org

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