Current Hiring Practices and Trends in the Development Sector
- BY David Mackenzie
The International Rescue Committee (IRC) is one of the world's leading agencies working in post-conflict and development contexts, supporting communities in over 40 fragile, failed and developing states. In this capacity, we work to restore safety, dignity and hope to millions who are uprooted, struggling to endure and wishing to advance on a path of development. The IRC began working in Myanmar in May 2008 with emergency response and early recovery interventions for communities affected by Cyclone Nargis. Since then, the IRC has broadened its portfolio with health, protection, livelihoods, and social development programs aiming to employ a holistic approach to meeting the needs of crisis affected and vulnerable communities to survive, recover, and gain control of their future. In conjunction with longer-term programs working in system strengthening, participatory community-driven development, and local stakeholder capacity development, the IRC works in emergency preparedness and response, supporting its staff and its partners to be able to become more resilient and responsive to shocks and respond quickly when they occur. IRC Myanmar operates an annual portfolio of approximately $15 million, through the implementation of over 18 grants country-wide funded by 10 different international donor agencies. In addition, IRC prioritizes partnership with local civil society organizations, and manages on average about 20 sub grantees.
SCOPE OF WORK
The IRC seeks a Project Coordinator for a three-year, multi-million dollar LIFT-funded Access to Safe Livelihoods and Nutrition project in Myanmar. Building on LIFT's work on economic and social development, the project aims to ensure that humanitarian and development needs of all people in Rakhine are addressed in a coordinated way for greater stability, interdependence, prosperity and growth. The Project Coordinator is a key position for this project with overall responsibility for managing, monitoring and coordinating the delivery of activities across consortium partners and ensuring effective engagement with other key stakeholders. The successful candidate will demonstrate her/his capacity to be a key decision-maker, an adept project manager, lead a diverse team of direct reports, and liaise with multiple implementing partner organizations to ensure operational and programmatic efficiency and success.
The Project Coordinator will report directly to the Deputy Director for Programs. S/he will supervise the IRC project team, coordinate the wider consortium project team, and lead the Project Implementation Committee constituted of members of the implementation partners. S/he will be accountable for ensuring that the project objectives are met and that the project is implemented in compliance with IRC and donor regulations.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES