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Maternal, Newborn, Child Health and Nutrition Program Manager

Plan International is an international humanitarian, child centred development organization, implementing development programs that promote the realization and fulfillment of children’s rights and the alleviation of child poverty.

Position: Maternal Newborn Child Health and Nutrition (MNCHN) Program Manager
Assignment Type: Renewable three year contract
Closing date for applications: 30 July 2016 at 5 p.m.

Job Background:

The MNCHN Program Manager will lead and manage the MNCH and Nutrition Program of Plan International. S/He will play a key role in developing the MNCHN Strategy and ensures that this programme is well planned, evidence based, monitored and evaluated. S/He will also develop the capabilities of Plan International staff and partners to support the achievement of MNCHN program goals.

The MNCHN Program Manager will represent Plan International with the relevant Ministries, UN sectors and INGOs and working groups/networks. Other aspects of the role include partnership management, planning, M&E, representation and liaison. Implementation of Plan International's programs will be almost exclusively through local Myanmar partners and NGOs. This position is based full-time in Yangon with 30% field travel.

Job Purpose:

Establishment of MNCH and Nutrition program strategy in cooperation with programme staff and others • Identify and assess local partners for program implementation • Build capacity of partners as required • Annual planning • Monitor and evaluate the implementation of Health projects by partners • Ensure technical supervision of Plan International’s staffs and local partners on the quality of messages delivered to the communities and on their communication skills Insure reporting and program related donor requirement are timely and of a high quality • Facilitate learning and knowledge management • Represent Plan International Myanmar in various MNCHN forums • Liaison with the Government regarding maternal, newborn and child health issues.

Qualifications, Skills & Experience: Citizen of Myanmar • Minimum Five years of demonstrated professional experience leading and managing major MNCH and Nutrition programs in Myanmar • Bachelor in Medicines and preferably Master degree in public health • Extensive experience assessing, building capacity, monitoring and cooperating with local NGOs • Good knowledge of community development and Health Sector in Myanmar • Experience in implementing donor-funded projects • Track record of participation, training, facilitation and awareness raising • Experience of working with children and communities is an advantage • Academic degree in relevant area • Excellent English language skills, both oral and written • Ability to work in a multidisciplinary and multicultural environment • Strong team-building and facilitation skills • Excellent communication skills • Proficient in computer skills

How to apply: Interested candidates who meet the above requirement are required to submit, in English, a cover letter, CV and details of at least 2 referees.
Via E-mail only to: [email protected]
Reference & background checks will be performed for successful candidates including clearances on child related offences in conformity with Plan International's Child Protection Policy.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Plan International is an equal opportunity employer.