Head of Systems and Operations

People in Need (PIN) (www.peopleinneed.cz/en) 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, our programs focuses primarily on knowledge transfer, capacity building and support of local initiatives in remote areas. We support civil society organizations that play a vital role in promoting the interests and the needs of local communities by opening public policy dialogue. Furthermore, our social cohesion program aims to promote tolerance and acceptance of diversity in different communities. Through these activities, communities are able to find solutions to important problems, alleviate tensions in a non-violent way and secure harmony. In addition, we are working in areas affected by armed conflicts in Rakhine State and in Kachin State providing humanitarian assistance.

For projects in Myanmar please see more at https://www.clovekvtisni.cz/en/what-we-do/humanitarian-aid-and-development/burma-myanmar.


Start date: March-April 2019

Duration: 24 months with the possibility of extension

Location: Myanmar, based in Yangon


Main responsibilities:
  • Responsibility for overall country program economy (preparation of operational budget and its regular update, proper budgeting, cash flow and cost efficiency monitoring, FX rate risk, etc.)
  • Ensuring that PIN accounting practices, financial procedures and processes are in place
  • Supervision of the compliance of the processes and documentation with the local legal and administrative measures, with donors’ regulations and PIN internal rules
  • Responsibility for the financial and project reporting to the donors and HQ
  • Overall responsibility for accurate, punctual and complete accounting data
  • Working closely with Program teams on project financial management and other related financial issues
  • Supervision, coordination and overseeing of logistics, office management (1 main office and approx. 4 field offices) and procurement in all sectors, including logistics budgets and planning
  • Supervision, coordination and overseeing of HR agendas
  • Responsibility for correct use of financial/administrative management systems and provision of training and support to all staff
  • Key role in annual and project audits
  • Local team management (approx. 6 national staff) and capacity building based on personal development plans
Main requirements:
  • Ability to organize and plan effectively
  • Ability to work in difficult conditions and under pressure
  • Responsible and systematic
  • Experience managing systems, logistics, administration and HR would be welcomed
  • Previous work with international NGO at country level is welcomed
  • Previous work experience with finance management of projects funded by international donors
  • Experience with team management and supervision
  • Advanced level of English spoken and written
  • Great communication skills
  • Working experience with an accounting and economic software
  • Knowledge of principles of double-entry accounting
  • Cultural sensitivity, experience with development projects/international work experience is strongly welcome
  • University degree in Finance, Economics, Logistics, Public Administration, Law, or a related discipline
PIN offers:
  • Possibility to work in a well-established and locally recognized NGO
  • Salary 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
  • Housing allowance of 500 USD / month
  • 25 days of paid leave per year
How to apply: 
Are you interested in this position? Send us your resume and motivation letter in English (for this vacancy we are not accepting any other application) via this link