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Resilience Project Manager (Urban)

Plan International Myanmar is an International Humanitarian, Child Centred Development Organisation, implementing development programs that promote the realization and fulfillment of children’s rights and the alleviation of child poverty.

Position: Resilience Project Manager (Urban), based in Yangon
Number of Positions: 1 position
Reports to: Resilience Specialist
Assignment Duration: 1st September 2016 to 30th June 2018
Closing date for applications: 15th September, 2016. 5:00 PM

Job background:
The need of better Disaster Risk Reduction approach in urban context is neglected while focusing primarily to rural for Community Based DRR. Recognizing the immense disaster risk faced in urban areas due to expansion of urbanization and rapid urban population growth associated with increasing vulnerability to exposure of lives, livelihoods and economic, social and environmental assets, Plan International Myanmar is piloting Urban Disaster Risk Reduction project in Yangon funded by DFAT - ANCP and seeks a suitably qualified Resilience Project Manager who will facilitate and coordinate with key stake holders of the project in urban context.

 Develop detailed implementation plan and implement in a timely manner.
 Facilitate and support Urban Resilience awareness raising events, trainings, sensitization and advocacy workshops with key institutions, professional bodies, government departments and DRR Youth Volunteers established by Relief and Resettlement Department.
 Support in developing, printing and distribution of IECs materials.
 Support in mapping key stakeholders for urban resilience.
 Ensure interventions are achieving and demonstrating resilience impact and results, in particular to promote children rights and roles in the community.
 Monitor implementation of the activities according to the plans.
 Report on progress of activities of the project against activity planned.
 With the Resilience Specialist, liaise with the concerned Government Departments, other key stake holders regarding project implementations, issues related to and support in influencing of policies related to urban resilience.
 Participate in the in-country networks for learning and improvement including documenting and disseminating Plan International’s best practices.
 Use information from other organizations to promote quality and learning.
 Support and provide information to Resilience Specialist to engage with regional urban resilience related project management and report.
 Update and consolidate the learning and documentation.
 Keep project Documents systematically.
 Provide assistance as requested by the line manager and Resilience Program Manager when necessary.

Entry Qualifications, Skills & Experience:
 Minimum 3 years of demonstrated professional experience in disaster risk management or in development field
 Academic degree in relevant area
 Track record in participation, technical training, facilitation and awareness raising activities
 Experience in working with children and communities
 Knowledge of DRR/CCA principles, concepts and techniques
 Knowledge of Urban Resilience and experienced in community based DRR
 Ability to communicate in English is an advantage
 Ability to work in a multidisciplinary and multicultural environment
 Ability to deal with government departments and other project key stakeholders
 Strong team-player and good facilitation skills • Excellent communication skills
 Proficient in computer skills

How to apply:
Interested candidates who meet the above requirements are required to submit a motivational letter, a comprehensive CV and details of at least 2 referees via E-mail only to:
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 Myanmar is an equal opportunity employer.