Disaster Risk Reduction Field Officer

Myanmar Red Cross Society (MRCS)

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The Myanmar Red Cross Society (MRCS) is the largest humanitarian organization in the country with presence in all 330 townships. As a volunteer-based organization, MRCS provides several humanitarian services to vulnerable populations throughout the country. The status of MRCS as an auxiliary to the government in humanitarian work is articulated in the Myanmar Red Cross Law which was last revised in August 2015. Since the revision of the MRCS law, an organizational development process has been initiated in MRCS to adjust the organization’s structure and ways of working to reflect the current legal base and changed operational context.

The vision of MRCS is to be a well-functioning National Society with the capacity to provide humanitarian services to vulnerable people in Myanmar and beyond.

The mission of MRCS is to develop safe and resilient communities through integrated community-based initiatives, promoting humanitarian values by resourceful branches and through a network of volunteers and members. The Myanmar Red Cross also plays an auxiliary role to the state within the humanitarian context.

Myanmar is in a process of rapid change, with the country demonstrating a highly complex operating environment for resilience programming. Most of the externally-supported MRCS projects’ focus on conflict/post-conflict settings and hazard-prone areas, including the Ayeyarwady Delta, the South-East, Rakhine and Kachin State and Yangon. These areas are where most community-based projects are being implemented. Concurrently, MRCS also has a countrywide network of regional/state and township branches with core services delivered through its brigade volunteers. Such core services/activities include blood services, First Aid training and provision, disaster response and humanitarian services.

MRCS relies on grants from national and international partners, donors and the Red Cross Movement. In addition, it accesses funding through its commercial income-generating activities, including trainings in first aid, its printing press, office rental and donation boxes, which are present in key locations throughout the country.

Rakhine State   15 January 2020
Job Reference: MJ1579082432083

Career Opportunities

Position Title    : Disaster Risk Reduction Field Officer

No. of Post    : (1) Post

Report to    : Program Coordinator

Department    : Rakhine Operations Management Unit

Duty Station    : Minbya

Grade    : D1

Benefit Packages    : Salary + Accommodation Charge + Hardship Allowance + Insurance + Communication Charges + Travelling Allowance + Home Return Leave/Annual Leave+ Quarantine Leave+ Casual Leave + Medical Certificate Leave + Maternity Leave + Substituted Leave

Application Deadline    : (29 /01 /2020), 16:30

Myanmar Red Cross Society (MRCS)

is volunteer based humanitarian organization throughout the whole country acting with and for the most vulnerable at all times. Benefit Package consists of Paid Medical, Annual, Casual Leave, Insurance, On-Duty for Training, Provide Accommodation Allowance & Hardship Allowance for specific area, Training and Development Opportunities, Promotion and Management Development.


MRCS in collaboration with the American Red Cross is planning on implementing an OFDA funded programme in Central Rakhine State over a fifteen-month period. The project seeks to contribute to the increase of overall resilience of communities both directly and indirectly affected by communal violence. The project will target two townships in Central Rakhine State, namely Minbya and Myebon Townships. The project will strengthen Myanmar Red Cross Society (MRCS) capacity to engage communities in resilience programming through training and awareness building. The project will also seek to address an observed lack of awareness surrounding hygiene practices in villages through direct interaction with community members. MRCS is seeking three (3) Field Officers to join this team.

Purpose of the position

: Disaster Risk Reduction Field Officer will ensure all activities are implemented in line with the project goal, objectives and output indicators. The DRR Field Officer will be based in Minbya and will work under the direct supervision of the Program Coordinator. The DRR Field Officer as part of the Rakhine Programme team, will closely coordinate with the Red Cross Volunteers, Minbya and Myebon Township Red Cross Branch, Partners, and Community Based Organizations.

Duties & Responsibilities
I. Program Implementation

1. Work in close coordination and cooperation with other program team within the Rakhine program.

2    Ensure that suitable community mobilisers are selected and trained in communities where RCVs will not be working.

3     Prepare township level risk profile based on secondary data (related to hazards, economics, health and others).

4     Facilitate Township Red Cross Branch and local authority to identify vulnerable communities to implement project activities.

5     Advocacy and liaise with key stakeholders (Government, INGOs and Local NGOs) to support communities in implementing project activities.

6    Facilitate and assist to Community and Red Cross Volunteers in planning and implementing DRR activities in the targeted communities such as;

a.    Carrying out Integrated Community Assessment for building resilience

b.    Develop Disaster preparedness and response planning with community

c.    Set up Community based Early Warning System

d.    Developing Households Level Disaster Preparedness (DP) Planning

e.    Setting up of Emergency Response Teams and Early Warning System at the branches

7.    Ensure that project implementation is in line with MRCS strategy, policies and the Red Cross Fundamental Principles and Code of Conduct.

8.    Maintain all hard and soft copy files for the programme.

9.    Participate in the preparation of operational plans for the project.

10.Take responsibility for the overall implementation plan and scheduling and workshops, and ensure community participation in all phases of programme planning and implementation as per MRCS minimum standards for Community Engagement and Accountability.

11.Develop and make use of contacts with Red Cross partners, government agencies, and local and international NGOs.

II. Coordination and Reporting

12. Prepare reports (monthly, quarterly and key activities) and share with the Programme Coordinator to agreed deadlines.

13. Coordinate with Township Disaster Management Committee (TDMC) Village Disaster Management Committee (VDMC) in the preparation of monthly and quarterly plan of the programme implementation and share with the programme coordinator.

14.    Work closely with the MRCS Township Branch team.

15.    Liaise and coordinate with Rakhine Program Finance Officer and MRCS finance Department to project activities in line with project log frame and plan of action.

16.    Prepare monthly progress reports and submit to line manager before the agree deadlines.

III. Financial Management

17.    Prepare quarterly basis cash forecast based on budget and plan of action and send to Program Coordinator before agreed deadlines.

18.    Prepare financial settlement in line with MRCS financial regulation and get approval for the financial expenditure used by field office.

19.    Follow the MRCS Financial Guideline.

IV. Other

20.    Maintain all hard and soft copy files for the programme.

21.    Carry out any other tasks assigned by Supervisor and Hub Manager.

 Skills and Competencies Requirement
•    Must be a Myanmar National
•    Age under 50 years old

•    University Graduate

•     At least 1 year of work with NGOs or relevant government department Environment

•    Experience of working with communities in conflicts/disasters

•    Experience of Disaster Risk Reduction and Disaster response and recovery field

•    Previous experience of working with cash-based interventions would be advantageous

•    Experience of contributing to conception, preparation, management, supervision and evaluation of multi-sectorial, community-based programs aimed at increasing resilience

•    Previous experience of working in Rakhine would be advantageous

•    Good computer and data management skills

•    Ability to manage multiple priorities to meet deadlines and adhere to project schedule

•    Ability to travel on a short notice

•    Interest in learning about the Red Cross/Red Crescent Movement

•    Basic level of English language (Written & Spoken)

**Note: Applicants will be considered to be shortlisted that need to send application letter, CV, passport-size photo, education qualifications and references (PDF Version) to:
Head Office:                                   Branch Office:
Myanmar Red Cross Society                 Myanmar Red Cross Society
Razathingaha Road, Dekhinathiri,             No. 42, Red Cross Building, Strand Road,
Nay Pyi Taw.                                   Botahtaung Township, Yangon. (or)

For more information and application, please visit to the www.redcross.org.mm
                                         Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for a personal interview.

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