Project Manager (1) Position _ National

Care International Myanmar

CARE has worked in Myanmar since 1995 with the aim to improve the living standards of rural communities through health intervention programs, including HIV/AIDS prevention and care, as well as nutritional support for pregnant mothers and children; food security and livelihoods programs, comprised of support for agriculture, fisheries, and livestock; and water, sanitation and hygiene.

As cross-cutting measures, CARE Myanmar is addressing disaster risk reduction and gender.

Our work in Myanmar focuses on:
public health and hygiene
HIV prevention and care
food and livelihood security
water, sanitation and hygiene
disaster risk reduction

Shan State   20 January 2020
Job Reference: MJ1578993733653

Project Manager (1) Position _ National

Basic Salary + 13th Month Annual Bonus + 14th Month Salary + other Benefits

Grade:                         E

Duty station:              Lashio

Supervisor:                 Senior Manager_Rural Program

Notes: (Due to the urgency of this recruitment,
applications will be considered on a rolling basis and the position is subject
to be filled during the advertisement period.)

Purpose of the Role

The Project Manager (PM) is
responsible to lead project implementation through ensuring the coordination of technical inputs and practical implementation
consistent with CARE Myanmar’s policies and procedures.
The PM will build on and strengthen relations with project
stakeholders from government, private and civil society sectors and will be
familiar with the climate adaptation work.


Project Implementation AND QUALITY

  • Ensure the use of project cycle management
    when implementing projects;
  • Responsible for the effective and
    efficient implementation of the projects and activities according to the
    project proposal/design, budget and costed work plan to ensure the project
    delivers high quality outcomes;
  • Develop quarterly work plans that are
    aligned to the annual project work plans and budget in order to meet the
    project activity deadlines;
  • Ensure that the project teams receive
    technical inputs; the project activities are appropriate, timely and of quality
    to meet project objectives;
  • Ensure the compliance of CARE Myanmar
    policies and procedures and the interrelationships between a range of policies
    and project activities. Identify urgent decisions, which may involve difficult
    choices and risks, and act upon them promptly;
  • Develop and maintain linkages with key
    stakeholders, project partners, government and other relevant departments;
  • Develop a detailed understanding of the
    project objectives, outcomes and expected results and ensure this is
    communicated clearly to the staff;
  • Lead the implementation of the projects
    through coordinating the planning, activity schedule, resource allocation,
    monitoring and documentation, review and evaluation of project activities; 
  • Monitor contractual compliance of
    implementation partners. Develop Partnership Agreements with implementing
    partners, working closely with the Senior Manager – Rural Program;
  • Maintain regular communication and
    consultation with key project partners and government to share and update on
  • Work with the team to manage risks and
    overcome or adapt to project management challenges and obstacles;
  • Facilitate monitoring visits by donors,
    CARE International members, and others as required; and
  • Ensure that logistics, procurement,
    finance, security, and human resources needs of projects are coordinated with
    other staff to enable effective support to project implementation.

Budget Management

  • Ensure the efficient and proper use of
    project funds in line with the approved budgets and in compliance with CARE’s
    finance manual and donor guidelines;
  • Manage and monitor portfolio budgets and
    budget allocation;
  • Ensure the timely and quality preparation
    of costed work plans;
  • Review audit reports and provide feedbacks
    as required; and
  • Ensure that project team manage any cash
    advances in line with financial management procedures.

Monitoring and evaluation

  • Ensure that relevant information is
    gathered by project team members and is analysed in a participatory manner with
    relevant stakeholders;
  • Ensure regular monitoring and evaluation
    visits are conducted to project sites;
  • Ensure accountability measures are in
    place in all project activities;
  • Lead and/or participate in regular
    reflection, learning and reporting workshops with the project team as required;
  • Produce high quality oral and written
    reports (in English) on project progress, including draft donor reports by
    required due dates, and develop case studies that illustrate project progress
    and impact.
  • Support effective knowledge management
    through contributing to key technical documents and reports, sharing good
    practice, lessons learned, and knowledge and or information exchange; and
  • Monitor, review and coordinate timely
    reports from and to partners and ensure that they comply with relevant

Team Management

  • Manage teams effectively and create a
    sense of team spirit by encouraging cooperation and communication to support
    staff, through team building, regular team meetings, empowerment and
    motivational activities;
  • Coordinate team activities, ensuring that
    roles within the team are clear and that all team members have clear work plans
    and a strong understanding of their role and contribution to program goals and
    the deliverables;
  • Directly supervise team including
    providing advice and guidance, managing performance, effective administration
    of leave, budget and other approvals, and preparing annual planning and
    performance appraisals;
  • Define standards for appropriate behavior
    and address inappropriate behavior from others. Tactfully resolve conflict
    between others and take actions to reduce any team frustrations;
  • Provide effective staff support and
    development through, ongoing coaching/mentoring, direct supervision including
    promoting national staff leadership; and
  • Together with the Senior Manager – Rural
    Program, identify critical staff needs in the team and coordinate with Human
    Resources (HR) on recruitment and other HR processes.


  • Ensure a ‘partner-led’ approach is applied
    in project implementation. Support the selection of partners for the project;
  • Establish, maintain and strengthen
    positive working relationships with other institutions / partners and agencies.
    Proactively engage with partners to seek their feedback and understand their
  • Provide clear explanations of CARE Myanmar
    program strategy and CARE’s work to internal and external stakeholders;
  • Develop and maintain effective relationships
    with relevant internal and external stakeholders; and
  • Represent the project team and project
    partners in all relevant forums at national and local levels as required.


proactively manage  the APPA process
including the annual appraisal, midyear review and regular 1:1 meetings,
ensuring that the APPA process (including the paperwork) is an integral
component of Annual Work Plans and activities as ways of improving performance
and outcomes;

Engage in
emergency preparedness, assist in any emergency response as required;

Promote a
safe and secure work environment; foster a culture of safety and security
awareness and ensure compliance with the safety and security policies,

  • Demonstrate
    an ongoing commitment to Gender Equality, Diversity, Child Protection and
    Protection from Sexual harassment, Exploitation and Abuse; and

Comply with
CARE Myanmar’s financial and operational requirements, foster strong
communication between operations and program teams and uphold high standards of
honesty and integrity in personal conduct.


  • Minimum of Bachelor’s degree in
    Environmental or Natural Resources Management, Agronomy or any equivalent field
    of study of relevance to climate adaptation work or
      minimum 5 years work
    in an International Non-Government Organisation (INGO) or similar organisation;
  • Proven
    experience in networking and engagement with government, civil society
    organisations, and donors;
  • Proven
    ability to manage a budget;
  • Demonstrated
    high level organisational and time management skills, including the ability to
    plan, and manage workflows and balance competing priorities to ensure timely
    processing to meet deadlines in a complex environment;
  • Demonstrated
    good leadership, decision making, problem solving, analytical and influencing
  • Demonstrated
    experience in effectively leading, people management and motivating a team;
  • Minimum
    intermediate (very good) written and oral communication skills in English and
    excellent in Myanmar language; and
  • Minimum,
    intermediate (very good) understanding of desktop-based programs, including
    word processing packages and power point. 
    Excellent desktop skills are preferable.

To apply for this rewarding position please send a cover letter
stating against the selection criteria maximum 2 sentences for each selection
criteria, along with a current C.V., and copies of any references or
testimonials to the address below not later than
28th January 2020. Only
successful candidate will be contacted for interview. 

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