Current Hiring Practices and Trends in the Development Sector
- BY David Mackenzie
Christian Aid is a UK-based international development organization that insists the world can and must be swiftly changed to one where everyone can live a full life, free from poverty and inequality. We have an integrated approach to poverty eradication, working worldwide on humanitarian relief, long-term development, advocacy and campaigns to expose the scandal of poverty by challenging and changing systems and institutions that favor the rich and powerful over the poor and marginalized. Christian Aid works in some of the world’s poorest communities, supporting projects on the basis of need, not religion, ethnicity, gender or nationality.
Christian Aid in Myanmar
Christian Aid has worked in Myanmar for more than 30 years in partnership with civil society and faith-based organizations and supports the building of thriving and resilient communities.
The key pillars of our work in Myanmar are:
This approach addresses the connected problems of disempowered and conflict affected communities, and promotes their participation in the ongoing political and peace processes in Myanmar.
Christian Aid Myanmar has expertise in strengthening civil society, peacebuilding, community health, resilient livelihoods, and emergency preparedness and response. Conflict and gender sensitivity cuts across our programme. We work with local partners to meet the needs of the poorest and most vulnerable communities and advocate for the rights and aspirations of all. We provide grants, technical and strategic support, mentoring and accompaniment to partners based on their needs.
About the role
The post holder will be responsible for programme management of Rakhine humanitarian resilience work and programme delivery and will be based in Sittwe, Rakhine, Myanmar with substantial amount of travel to field locations. The post-holder will work with partner organizations and provide assistance to ensure the humanitarian response is coordinated effectively in line with the prescribed strategy and policies. Position coordinates with peer and partner agencies, internal and external networks, clusters and coalitions at the state and country state level. The role holder is expected to engage widely with external stakeholders and strengthen country programme portfolio on humanitarian response.
To contribute to Christian Aid Country Programme’s resilience and humanitarian objective and overall management of CA conflict sensitive humanitarian programme in the state of Rakhine in Myanmar. Christian Aid works closely with the local CSOs in Rakhine. The Programme Coordinator (PC) will be responsible for developing and implementing programmes focusing on all communities along with the local CSOs. It is expected that S/He will closely engage with relevant cluster coordination and with all other stake holder including government. The post holder will ensure that project resources and planned project activities are undertaken within budget and time frame which enable impact and direct benefit to target communities. The PC will engage with external donors and support PIF colleagues in developing proposals for the state of Rakhine. The PC will be responsible for developing, implementation and monitoring of Christian Aid’s humanitarian projects, providing effective and timely support to partner organizations enabling them to implement the rapid, effective and principled response to emergencies, and ensuring that this is in line with the prescribed strategy.