Diakonia is a Swedish non-profit and non-political development organisation working around the world together with local partners for a sustainable change for the most vulnerable people of the world. Diakonia’s goal is to change unfair political, economic, social and cultural structures that generate poverty, oppression and violence.
In Asia, Diakonia cooperates with partner organizations in Bangladesh, Cambodia, Myanmar, Sri Lanka and Thailand. The common goal for our work is to fight against poverty, strengthen gender equality and be a part of processes where the most vulnerable and exposed people could have the opportunity to conquer a just and dignified life.
Diakonia Asia Regional Office is recruiting a Programme Officer for Myanmar
Placement: Chiang Mai, Thailand
Duration: Temporary 1 year contract with possible extension
Planned starting: March 2023
Report to: Team Leader
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Diakonia works with Myanmar civil society organisations (CSOs) and networks which are working for the most vulnerable people with holistic development approach on thematic areas of disaster risk reduction, gender equality, conflict and justice, sustainable livelihood, environmental sustainability, including the mainstreaming of Gender, Environment and Conflict Sensitivity.
The purpose of the assignment is for coordinating programs across thematic areas with human rights-based approach and feminist principles and supports local civil society organisations (CSOs) operating in Myanmar under the guidance and supervision of the Consultant Team Leader. You will be working with team, oversee guide partner organizations in planning, monitor the development according to on-going and planned initiatives. It requires travelling project areas in Thailand and Myanmar.
§ Strengthen the operation for local civil society organisations (CSOs) according to on-going and planned initiatives.
§ Follow up on partnerships initiatives, deliverables, reports, contracts, and other commitments and requests for information with associated communications as needed.
§ Monitor, evaluate, and report on local civil society organisations' work conducted in accordance with the Diakonia’s PMEL handbook.
§ Support capacity building and organisational development of CSOs to date and make recommendations for the future to enhance the effectiveness of partnership.
Qualification and Experience
§ Minimum four to five years job experience of development work, programme development and budget and field level monitoring using LFA and RBA.
§ Minimum bachelor degree or equivalent, within any of the areas of development studies, democracy, and human rights.
§ Experience of mainstreaming of gender, environment, and conflict sensitivity in work.
§ Strategic and analytical ability.
§ Personal maturity and social skills.
§ Ability to communicate proficiently in spoken and written English and Myanmar.
§ Capacity to work in teams, as well as taking own initiatives and work independently.
§ Good administrative skills and well-organised.
§ Good computer knowledge (Word, Excel, Outlook, etc.)
§ Experience of working with NGOs/ CSOs and funding agencies.
§ Experience about European Commission and/or other potential back donors.
§ Experience of working with fundraising and proposal writing.
§ Familiar with Diakonia.
This position is open to Thai citizen who has knowledge and experience working in Myanmar context.
How to apply
Please register and submit your CV and cover letter on impactpool here. Deadline of application no later than February 28, 2023
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interview.
Diakonia is an equal opportunity employer.
Contact : firstname.lastname@example.org / +66-(0)53-300099