The International Rescue Committee (IRC) is a global humanitarian aid organization that has been
providing humanitarian and development assistance to vulnerable populations for over 75 years. The IRC
has been working in Myanmar since mid-2008 implementing activities to support improvements in
health, water and sanitation, community disaster risk reduction and livelihoods of vulnerable populations.
In support of its ongoing program activities the IRC Myanmar is seeking qualified and motivated staff for
the following position:
Position: Senior Project Officer (Agriculture)
Location: Myebon and Minbya, Rakhine State
Vacancy: 1 Position
Job Description
Under the overall supervision of the Project Director and direct supervision of Project Coordinator, the
Senior Officers (Agriculture) will take the overall responsibility for the management of the agriculture
component, including management of the agriculture team in all project villages.
This position is based in Myebon/ Minbya, Rakhine State (Regular and frequent travel within Myebon /
Minbya township, occasional travel to Sittwe and other townships).
Project implementation
As the programme sector focal point for agriculture, responsible for the implementation of the
agriculture activities using Do No Harm and best practice.
Work in close collaboration with the Agriculture Coordinator and Manager, as well as external
agriculture Technical Advisors (TAs) to determine the most appropriate technical approach in
implementation areas and to develop the workplan.
Manage Project Officers and Project Assistants to implement activities within budget and in
accordance with the agreed work plan.
Work with financial, administrative and logistic staffs regarding all programmatic aspect of the
Responsible for addressing any project-related issue quickly and raise any potential risks or issues
to the Project Coordinator.
Team management
Coordinate, supervise a multi-sectoral (fisheries, infrastructure) location based team of Project
Officers, and provide technical support to Agriculture Project Officers and Project Assistants
throughout the entire project team
Ensure resolution of conflict amongst them should any issues arise.
Provide technical guidance and creative approaches to staff with assistance from TAs.
Prioritize staff safety and security at all times.
Assist in the recruitment of staff through transparent and soundly justified procedures, as needed.
Provide appropriate and timely feedback regarding staff annual performance objectives and assist
them in objective setting.
Project monitoring and reporting
Responsible for monitoring agriculture activities at the field level, and for preparation and
submission of monthly reports, and any other report as requested, to the Project Coordinator.
Assist with development of the M&E framework; and collate and analyze data against
programme indicators.
Communicate in a timely and accurate manner all information that is relevant to the Project to the
Project Coordinator.
External Coordination
Serve as a focal point between the project and village development committees.
Coordinate with relevant local and government authorities, and village and community leaders.
Coordinate with other organizations working in the same area.
Assist the Project Coordinator to look after consultants and visitors in the Myebon office.
Participate in a number of ToTs conducted by IRC and partner organizations and external TA’s.
Conduct training to Project Officers and Assistants, and community members.
Assess the training needs of the Agriculture team, and work with the agriculture TAs to develop
training workshops for the team to ensure the team has up-to-date knowledge and skills.
Assist the agriculture TA to facilitate the trainings where appropriate.
Ensure the timely submission of funds and supply requests by preparing relevant document –
BoQ, Note Sheet, PR and PCR.
Perform other tasks assigned by the Project Coordinator as appropriate.
Minimum Qualifications:
Education: Bachelor’s degree in related field (agriculture).
Experiences: At least 4 years experience in working in the field of agriculture and/or livelihoods;
experience working in humanitarian/conflict areas preferable.
Experience working with community groups in humanitarian, post-conflict, and/or recovery
development context.
Skills: Ability to lead project team in providing beneficiary selection, mobilize communities,
conduct needs assessments and develop project action plans.
Demonstrated team management experience and ability to work well in a team.
Ability to work and travel in remote areas.
Experience of work with NGO is an asset.
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, verbal and written; strong report writing skills.
Critical thinking and analytical skills.
Skilled in community mobilization and facilitation.
Skilled in Excel, Word software.
Good understanding of humanitarian principles of humanity and neutrality.
Language: Very good command of English and Myanmar – written and verbal
Interested and qualified candidates are to submit a Cover Letter and Curriculum Vitae to the Human
Resources Department no later than 5p.m., Monday, February 2nd 2015.
Applications will be accepted by e-mail at: [email protected] by delivery to the IRC office at
the following address:
International Rescue Committee (IRC)
No.33/A,Natmauk Lane Thwe (1), Bocho (2) Quarter,
Bahan Township, Yangon, Myanmar
Due to the urgency of the role, IRC reserves the right to interview candidates before the closing date:
Note: Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.