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"Country Director - Myanmar"



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Country: Myanmar – Location: based in Yangon, with a few trips to Chin State, Sittwe and other regions (for new program areas development)

Duration: 7 months (renewable according to funding), starting on January 2021.

Conditions: Salaried position; gross monthly salary ranging from €2,650 to €3,150 according to former experiences; monthly per diem €450; 100% medical coverage + repatriation insurance + provident fund, accommodation, international and local transportation as part of the mission; break every 3 months.

Family duty station: To be discussed.

Presentation of TGH

"Actor in a sustainable and shared solidarity"

Founded in 1994, TGH is an International Non-Governmental Organisation (INGO), registered in Lyon, France. TGH designs, implements and monitors Emergency response, Recovery and Development programs in the following sectors: Water Sanitation Hygiene (WASH), Food Security and Livelihoods (FSL), Protection and Education. TGH currently works in 10 countries of Africa, Asia, Europe and the Middle East.

Context

TGH has been active in Myanmar since 2007 with a large range of Emergency, Recovery and Development programs. It started with Nargis Hurricane Response on the seaside, near Yangon (Basic Emergency Needs & Livelihoods of affected populations). It continued with several recovery projects in the Ayeyarwady Region, as well as EU-funded interventions focusing on disability including in Yangon. From 2012, TGH has developed several FSL projects in Matupi Township, Chin State, bringing Food Security, Livelihoods (income-generated activities) and Natural Resource Management as a very solid and recognized expertise for TGH Myanmar. Following the reopening of a Coordination Office in Yangon (2018), TGH Myanmar has extended its activities in Southern Chin, in Paletwa Township for Multi-Sectoral Emergency response to the local population affected to the growing conflict between the Tatmadaw and the Arakan Army.

TGH currently works with 2 national CSOs: Ar Yone Oo (AYO) in Matupi Township and Raiki Community development foundation (RCDF) in Paletwa Township. Capacity building of implementing partners is a core component of TGH partnership approach. TGH is currently engaged in 2 consortiums with INGOs (one with GRET and one with Christian Aid). While COVID-19 Prevention and Preparedness has been included in TGH work in Myanmar, the 2020 Operational Country Strategy focuses on 5 main areas for increased capacity and strengthened quality delivery of programs. Also, TGH Myanmar looks forward to developing new areas of expertise (incl. Protection & Education and WASH) and in new areas of the country.

Since 23 March 2020, the Myanmar Government imposed strict COVID-19 restrictions in the country, including lockdowns, curfews, quarantines and closing of International airports. As of now, Yangon is under Stay at Home Order, with 100% Working from Home. Rakhine State has been heavily affected from mid of August. TGH has upgraded COVID-19 Preparedness status in South Chin to a high level. TGH International staff has not been able to re-enter the country for a few months, working remotely from abroad, hoping for visa and entry authorizations as soon as possible.

Presentation of TGH Myanmar and Projects

TGH implements projects in Myanmar with the financial support of the following donors: European Commission (Europeaid), Agence Francaise de Développement (AFD), Myanmar Humanitarian Fund (MHF), HARP-Facility (DFID) and the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs / Embassy of France (AAP).
TGH has 1 Coordination Office in Yangon and 2 Field Offices in Chin State. The total number of staff is 30+ (including 3-4 international positions).

Ongoing Actions and Perspectives

Job description

Under the HQ-Based Regional Desk Officer, the Country Director is in charge of:

Security Management

External Coordination and Representation

Fund Mobilization and Programs Development

Office and Team Management

Projects Coordination

Capacity Building

This list of Roles and Responsibilities is not exhaustive and can be adjusted based on on-going TGH Myanmar needs.

Security, working and living conditions

The Country Director will strictly apply TGH Security Plan in Myanmar. In general, the Security Status in Yangon is low (stable and calm) while general and usual basic preventive security measures still apply on a daily basis.

The Country Director can share a comfortable apartment in a pleasant urban area of Yangon. As a whole, professional and living conditions are friendly and very much appreciated.

Field visits and other professional travels will be subject to COVID-19 governmental restrictions, as well as security conditions.

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