Regional Program Managers

Chemonics, Myanmar

Skill RequiredProject/ Programme Management
Preferred Experience: 
3 to 10 Years
Email for CV Submission: 
Closing Date for Applications: 
30th April, 2018

Job Description

Chemonics seeks two regional program managers for the anticipated five-year Burma (Myanmar) Community Strengthening Project. The goal of the project is to assist communities in areas affected by or prone to conflict to improve access to essential services, recover from conflict, strengthen their resilience to future shocks, and empower them to more fully participate in Myanmar’s democratic transition and national reconciliation processes. We are looking for individuals who have a passion for making a difference in the lives of people around the world.

Responsibilities include:

  • Manage a field office in either Sittwe, Rakhine State or Myitkyina, Kachin State
  • Manage, in coordination with the chief of party, the overall regional program strategy, including financial and administrative management as well as activity development and implementation
  • Supervise staff to ensure enforcement of proper financial, procurement, and general operational protocols and reporting in the field office, in compliance with USAID rules and regulations
  • Advise USAID, the chief of party, and other program staff on the evolution of the local political, economic, and social situation in their area and on how to continually adapt the program to ensure it remains relevant and effective


  • Bachelor’s degree in international development, conflict/peacebuilding, community development, or other relevant required; advanced degree preferred
  • Minimum of four years of relevant work experience, including office or program management experience with a donor, contractor, or international NGO
  • Demonstrated experience leading diverse staff teams operating in complex environments
  • Experience working in complex, dynamic, and challenging field operations in developing countries required; experience in Myanmar or other Asian or Southeast Asian countries undergoing transition preferred
  • Experience analyzing local, regional, and national politics, and channeling that analysis into guiding program staff in identifying and designing interventions that relate to the current political and operating environment
  • Experience developing and administering grants programs, preferably grants under contract programs
  • Financial management experience, including budgeting and financial management (tracking, reporting and accounting, and procurement)
  • Strong communication skills, including interpersonal and in written and oral English
  • Demonstrated leadership, versatility, and integrity
  • Myanmar language skills preferred but not required


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