Area Manager for Rakhine State

Place of work: Myanmar: Sittwe with frequent trips to Yangon

Direct supervisor: Country Director

Starting date: as soon as possible

Duration: 12 months with possibility of extension

People in Need (PIN) ( is an international, non-profit organization providing humanitarian and development assistance in twenty-nine countries around the world. In Myanmar, People in Need started to work in 2002, when it launched the financial assistance to civil society groups and independent media. After 2008, PIN provided humanitarian and relief aid to people affected by typhoon Nargis. Since 2012, PIN has been operating directly from Myanmar, working mainly in the good governance sector where we aim to strengthen local civil society initiatives. PIN´s main objective is to help build-up the capacity of local civil society through promoting partnerships, offering technical assistance and providing financial aid.

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Global description of the position:

The Area Manager for Rakhine State (AM) is responsible for the overall coordination of all the operations implemented directly and indirectly by People in Need in Rakhine State. The AM is responsible for representation and relations between PIN and its partners and donors, as well as for overall representation of PIN in relevant forums at the union and state level, including sectorial meetings.

Furthermore, he/she cooperates closely with the Country Director (CD) to identify potential partnerships and funding opportunities in priority sectors of the PIN Myanmar mission related to Rakhine State.

Main responsibilities:

Program Coordination

  • Supervise the implementation of all operations implemented directly (via respective Project Managers) and indirectly (via respective local civil society implementation partners) in Rakhine State
  • Supervise the monthly reporting and planning of all the programs (programmatic and financial)
  • Supervise the movement planning and relevant approval from authorities
  • Conduct supervision and monitoring trips to the field
  • Facilitate contact and cooperation between the country office in Yangon and field staff (e.g. M&E trips, financial planning, etc.)
  • Facilitate contact and cooperation between the Knowledge and Learning Department and field staff

Area management

  • Closely follow-up the security situation and consult with CD, update security and safety protocols if necessary
  • Ensure compliance of PIN with the local legal and administrative procedures
  • Supervise the management of the sub-office in Sittwe in terms of finance, administration and logistics
  • Supervise local procurement
  • Supervise planning and spending of the office running costs
  • Brief and train new expatriate staff (short-term and long-term) coming to the Rakhine State
  • Supervise HR, including continuous capacity building of the national staff

Partnerships & External relations

  • Identify, approach, negotiate and secure long-term partnerships possibilities with national and international NGOs, UN agencies and donors in line with PIN’s Country Program Strategy.
  • Contribute to the development of the PIN’s partnership strategy and programmatic direction, and help shape PIN’s overall response to the protracted crisis in Rakhine State.
  • Engage with key stakeholders (donors, INGOs) to strategically streamline and adapt PIN’s proposal development processes for the Rakhine context
  • Represent PIN in meetings with (prospective and current) partners to promote an accurate understanding of the PIN’s role, work and impact. Be active and visible among the relevant donor circles.

Main requirements:

  • Reliable and self-reliant personality
  • Cultural sensitivity
  • Familiarity with the conflicts settings
  • Sound understanding of principles of humanitarian and development work
  • Proven working experience in humanitarian context
  • Experience with the team and program-cycle management
  • Proven record of proposal writing
  • Experience within the region and understanding of local dynamics is strongly welcomed
  • Excellent spoken and written English

PIN offers:

  • Possibility to work in a well-established and locally recognized NGO
  • Start-up monthly salary (before taxation, including per diem) app. 2.760-3500 USD, based on previous work experience and according to PIN salary scale
  • Reimbursement of travel expenses with travel to the country of residence once per every 6 months of completed work
  • Reimbursement of costs of visas and vaccinations
  • Medical helpdesk and psychological consultation available on line
  • Travel medical insurance
  • Living in guest house on PIN expenses or housing allowance
  • 25 days of paid leave per year

How to apply:

Kindly send us your cover letter and an updated CV (no longer than four pages) and CL in English via green button "Apply".

Please note only the shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Thank you