INTERNATIONAL RESCUE COMMITTEE – Myanmar
The IRC has been working in Myanmar since May 2008. Initially IRC responded to the Cyclone Nargis emergency, then supported early recovery interventions for Nargis affected communities. Since then IRC has broadened its portfolio to include health, water and sanitation, livelihoods, women’s protection & empowerment, and social development programs, as well as maintaining its commitment to respond to emergencies. The IRC is committed to a long-term presence in Myanmar with the aim of improving the well-being of vulnerable, marginalised populations living in hard-to-reach areas of the country, including Rakhine, Chin, Kayah, Kachin, Shan Kayin and Mon States.
The Tat Lan Programme, is a complex, $22 million donor-funded multi-year food security and livelihoods project implemented by a consortium of three International NGOs, one national NGO and several sub-grantees. Led by the International Rescue Committee (IRC), the consortium is contributing to the recovery of livelihood and food security in communities severely affected by cyclone Giri. Working in the townships of Myebon, Pauktaw, Kyaukpyu and Minbya, the Tat Lan programme strives to sustainably improve livelihoods and food security in these communities by implementing a package of interventions that support each other. In support of its ongoing program activities the IRC Myanmar is seeking qualified and motivated staff for the following positions:
Position: Senior National Communication Officer
Location: Yangon, with frequent trips to Sittwe Township, Rakhine State
Vacancy: 1 Position
Reports to: International Communication Manager Tat Lan Programme
The Tat Lan programme needs a professional Myanmar journalist, conversant with the Rakhine language, to work with Field staff and Rakhine authorities in Sittwe, and village communities in Myebon, Minbya, Pauktaw, and Kyaukpyu townships.
The Senior National Communications Officer will also be required to translate orally from English to Rakhine, and in written from Myanmar to English and English to Myanmar.
It is expected that the Senior National Communications Officer will be based in Yangon and will report to the International Communications Manager.
The CARE Monitoring and Evaluation team collects and compiles all monitoring data and maintains the Tat Lan website. The Senior National Communications Officer will work closely with the CARE M&E team as they are the source of data that (s)he will need to write stories and develop communication materials. The officer will also develop some of the electronic communication materials that will be published on the Tat Lan website, the Tat Lan Facebook website, donor LIFT website, and the websites of Oxfam and Save the children, Tat Lan implementing partners.
The Governance team is maintaining the relationship with appropriate (semi-) Government institutions (VDSC, TDSC, Township administration and technical departments, State departments. The Communications Officer will also be expected to work closely with this team in developing the resources for these programme stakeholders.
Interested and qualified candidates are to submit a Cover Letter and Curriculum Vitae to the Human Resources Department no later than 5p.m., Monday, 13 July 2015.
Applications will be accepted by e-mail at: WaiMar.Naing@rescue.org or by delivery to the IRC office at the following address:
No.33/A,Natmauk Lane Thwe (1), Bocho (2) Quarter,
Bahan Township, Yangon, Myanmar
Due to the urgency of the role, IRC reserves the right to interview candidates before the closing date:
Note: Only short-listed candidates will be contacted
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