Christian Aid Vacancy for Programme Coordinator Localization

Programme Coordinator – Localization
  • Salary (full time):
    $17,792 – $22,800 Salary (full time)
  • Type of contract:
    Fixed Term
  • Contracted hours:
  • Contract length:
    1 year
  • Location:
    Yangon, Myanmar
  • Closing date:
    31 December 2018

About us

Christian Aid is a UK-based international development organization that insists the world can and must be swiftly changed to one where everyone can live a full life, free from poverty and inequality. We have an integrated approach to poverty eradication, working worldwide on humanitarian relief, long-term development, advocacy and campaigns to expose the scandal of poverty by challenging and changing systems and institutions that favor the rich and powerful over the poor and marginalized. Christian Aid works in some of the world’s poorest communities, supporting projects on the basis of need, not religion, ethnicity, gender or nationality.

Christian Aid in Myanmar

Christian Aid has worked in Myanmar for more than 30 years in partnership with civil society and faith-based organizations and supports the building of thriving and resilient communities.

The key pillars of our work in Myanmar are: • power to change institutions • tackling violence and building peace • equality for all. This approach addresses the connected problems of disempowered and conflict affected communities, and promotes their participation in the ongoing political and peace processes in Myanmar.

Christian Aid Myanmar has expertise in strengthening civil society, peacebuilding, community health, resilient livelihoods, and emergency preparedness and response. Conflict and gender sensitivity cuts across our programme. In Rakhine our programme focuses on working closely with local partners on humanitarian assistance and peace building. We work with local partners to meet the needs of the poorest and most vulnerable communities and advocate for the rights and aspirations of all. We provide grants, technical and strategic support, mentoring and accompaniment to local partners based on their needs.

About the role

To successfully coordinate the Accelerating Localisation through Partnerships grant, a flagship high-profile project supported by ECHO, a leading global humanitarian donor, across multiple stakeholders (national and international NGOs). The role will involve ensuring linkages with national and local organisations and examining how to improve partnership models and strengthening the role and voice of national actors. This role and project are a direct outcome of the Grand Bargain.

The post holder will be located in Christian Aid’s Myanmar Country Office and work in close association with country team, Regional Emergency Manager-SEA, the Accelerating Localisation through Partnerships consortium (Action Aid, CARE, CAFOD, Christian Aid, OXFAM and Tearfund) and the National Steering Committee (NSC) to implement project outcomes in Myanmar including coordinating with the SWC, line agencies and national and local humanitarian agencies.

About you

  • A robust localised inclusive National Steering Committee is formed and mentored on localisation, and a methodology is developed to ensure the inclusion and diversity of local/national NGOs.
  • Localisation is high profile, with the NSC providing tangible and effective representation of localisation issues and results at Grand Bargain, and selected key national and international events and platforms.
  • Research is well-coordinated, programme operational pilots are well conducted and feed into the National Localisation Framework (developed with any necessary technical support from National Steering Committee and Consortium members) is presented to influential targets, donors and Grand Bargain signatories.
  • Successful achievement of project log frame on budget and time in Myanmar.
  • Working with other project countries and sharing lessons learnt globally.
  • Strengthened relationships with key humanitarian stakeholders including ECHO, OCHA, IVCA and IFRC, ensuring that local organisations are represented in coordination meetings with these stakeholders.
  • The programme feeds into the 4-country localisation meta-analysis, and the Localisation Frameworks shape and provide the content for the “Pathways for Localisation”
  • Periodic progress reports generated and analysis available for programme and advocacy purposes.
  • Programme consistency and integration developed through maintenance of quality monitoring and evaluation and programme support procedures and processes.
  • Report/proceeding of each events are timely prepared, recorded and shared with the NSC and the consortium members.
  • Result based monitoring of the programme and impact of programme measured and reported effectively ensuring donor and government compliance is met through quality reports and evidence of change.

Further information

This role requires applicants to have the right to work in the country where this position is based.

We value diversity and aspire to reflect this in its workforce. We welcome applications from people from all sections of the community, irrespective of race, colour, gender, age, disability, sexual orientation, religion or belief.

You can expect a wide range of rewards and benefits, including a generous holiday allowance and flexibility that will ensure you enjoy a good work/life balance.

Competency questions

As part of your application you will be asked to demonstrate your suitability by giving answers to the following questions: Using the guidance notes may help you formulate your answers.

Build partnerships

  • Tell us about how you take on different work when necessary to achieve a team or organizational goal.

Deliver results

  • Tell us about how you prioritise, plan and monitor own work to meet own and team deliverables to agreed performance or quality standards.

Realise potential

  • Please give us an example of how you Evaluate your own work and actively address gaps in knowledge and skills, without prompting.

For queries related to the role and online applications please contact us on: [email protected].Applications will only be accepted online. Please not cv/resumes will not be considered for shortlisting