Field Program Manager

Organization: IDLO - International Development Law Organization


IDLO IN MYANMAR

IDLO is an intergovernmental organization working on the rule of law and access to justice. IDLO has been implementing projects in Myanmar since 2014.

 

THE POSITION

Under the direct supervision of the Country Manager, the Field Program Manager engages with internal and external functions in order to manage the IDLO programs including developing the design and management of the complete work and staffing plan, budget. In particular, the incumbent will be responsible for the following tasks and duties:
 

1.   Oversee program implementation, including: work planning, budget management, monitoring, and reporting, and ensure that all phases of the project are consistent with the project design and delivery schedule, and IDLO processes and procedures 

  • Monitor program implementation issues, including revisions to project design and work plans; make decisions for timely and optimal course corrections;
  • Maintain oversight of the overall financial management, accurate financial forecasts, including reviewing financial reports and identifying areas of over- or under-spending, and flagging any urgent budgetary issues.
  • Review and provide inputs to annual and quarterly reports; clear the submission of financial and narrative reports; highlighting the value and impact the program/activity brings;
  • Design, research, draft, and edit legal working papers, memos, briefs, and other original materials in the field experience, and utilize these materials for the development of relevant outputs;
  • Ensure that all IDLO Myanmar projects are integrated and work collaboratively in line with IDLO mandate in Myanmar
  • Ensure program deliverables meet quality standards and proactively seek input from relevant substantive internal experts.

2.      Monitor program activities to ensure program compliance with donor contract as well as quality standards

  • Ensure compliance with program contracts and subcontracts;
  • Conduct research on legal, political, social, and economic events, trends, and/or developments relating to the program; respond to internal and external requests for such research;
  • Design, research, draft, and edit legal working papers, memos, briefs, and other original materials in the field experience, and utilize these materials for the development of relevant outputs;
  • Ensure program deliverables meet quality standards and proactively seek input from relevant substantive internal experts.

3.     Program Development and Program Representation.

  • Represent IDLO in program events, and under the guidance of the supervisor, build relationships and liaise with donors, UN agencies, government institutions; CSO’s and other stakeholders in the rule of law field through meetings and the preparation of reports and briefs;
  • In coordination with the supervisor, generate ideas and identify new program opportunities; provide substantive input in the development of proposals or concept notes aimed at innovatively expanding IDLO’s program portfolio in line with country/regional/organizational strategies;
  • Responsible for design of implementation plans by means of standardized program cycle management tools, logic models and frameworks, work plans, monitoring reports, and others.
  • Under the guidance of the supervisor, build relationships and liaise with donors, beneficiaries, and other external stakeholders, including through face-to-face meetings and the preparation of reports and briefs.

4.       Lead team, ensuring effective, efficient, results-based and timely delivery of activities and results

  • Effectively lead the team by providing clear direction, addressing development, and performance management through ongoing dialogue, and mentoring; fostering a teamwork approach in meeting objectives and goals; address possible conflicts in a positive and constructive manner; encourage initiative and maintain effective working relationships within a multi-cultural setting;
  • Directly supervise the programs team at IDLO Myanmar, including the program coordinators.

5.       Act as the Deputy Country Manager, when needed

 

IDEAL CANDIDATE PROFILE

Education and experience

  • Graduate degree (masters of equivalent) in Law, International Relations Development Studies or other related field is required;
  • 10 years of significant relevant professional experience within an international organization, designing and implementing complex programs. 

Languages

  • Fluency in Myanmar and English is required.

Specific knowledge, skills and behavioral competencies

  • Familiarity with standard program and data management tools, as well as results based management and monitoring and evaluation principles;
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Good knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint. Proficient use of other ICT software and internet software.
  • Works well with others and actively participates. Shares information, contributes, encourages and motivates others to become involved in team activities. Provides constructive feedback and willingly helps others. Contributes to a fair environment that fosters collaboration and cooperation.  Works effectively across and within IDLO organizational boundaries.
  • Acts as a role model and offers guidance to colleagues. Takes initiative to share knowledge, experiences and information with others. Accepts and gives constructive feedback (up, down and across) to develop and motivate others.
  • Proven ability to see through tasks set and deliver results.
  • The ability to work under pressure with tight deadlines, flexibility and an entrepreneurial spirit.
  • Ability and willingness to travel to the region, if necessary.
  • Keen sense of ethics, integrity, and commitment to IDLO’s mandate.
  • Self-motivated and dynamic with a willingness and ability to use initiative to assist the organization to achieve its objectives

 

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

IDLO shall offer the selected candidate a fixed term affiliate contract, with possibility of extension, subject to performance and availability of funding.

This vacancy is open to Myanmar nationals only.

The selected candidate is expected to start as soon as possible.

 

how to apply

All interested applicants are encouraged to apply via ImpactPool.org at following the application button below

IDLO is an Equal Opportunity Employer and values diversity in all areas of its operations. We welcome and encourage diverse applications.

 

DISCLAIMER AND CLOSING DATE

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of the work being performed by the employee assigned to this work. This may not be an exhaustive list of all duties and responsibilities. 

The Director-General of IDLO reserves the right to amend and change responsibilities or even to cancel the recruitment to meet business and organizational needs as necessary.

Application deadline:  20 November 2021 at 5 pm, Yangon time.

In the interest of making most effective use of resources, only short-listed candidates will be contacted during the selection process.

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