Programme Manager, DaNa Facility

Myanmar
Apply by 18 May 2018
Posted on 9 May 2018

Job Description

Programme Manager DaNa Facility, Myanmar About DAI

DAI is an employee-owned global development company. For 40 years, we have worked on the frontlines of international development, tackling fundamental social and economic development problems caused by inefficient markets, ineffective governments, and instability. Currently, DAI is delivering results that matter in some 60 countries. Our integrated development solutions turn ideas into impact by bringing together fresh combinations of expertise and innovation across multiple disciplines—crisis mitigation and stability operations, democratic governance and public sector management, agriculture and agribusiness, private sector development and financial services, economics and trade, HIV/AIDS and disease control, water and natural resources management, and energy and climate change. Our clients include international development agencies, international lending institutions, private corporations and philanthropies, and national governments.

Objective of the Programme:

The DaNa Facility is a UK Department for International Development (DFID) funded £25m, 5-year programme, established in May 2016, focused on supporting inclusive economic growth and private sector development in Myanmar. Inclusive growth creates new economic opportunities for as many people as possible, especially for the poor, minority groups, women, and other disadvantaged groups. Much of Myanmar’s recent economic history has been dominated by ‘exclusive economic growth,’ whereby a relatively small proportion of society has benefited. The DaNa Facility’s role is to alter this trend and expand the benefits of economic growth.

The Facility is designed to be flexible to navigate in Myanmar’s fast-evolving environment, and respond promptly to the needs and priorities of the NLD-led government. An emphasis on supporting innovative activities is also a priority, with the aim of generating systemic changes that benefit the poor and disadvantaged. The Facility is one of three components under the DFID-funded ‘Business for Shared Prosperity’ programme.

Scope of Work

This is a full-time role based in Yangon with two main areas of responsibility – project management of a set of DaNa Facility interventions, from planning to implementation and close out; and in-country programme management support. Responsibilities are as follows:

  • Working with stakeholders and relevant team members to prepare new project interventions (strategic response and other projects initiated by DaNa Facility) in line with DaNa Facility priorities and procedures. This includes helping to develop project documents (concept notes, workplans, M&E plans, budgets, risk plans, etc.) and supporting the contracting and project mobilisation process.
  • Project management of ongoing interventions, including progress monitoring, coordinating inputs of sector leads, M&E staff and cross cutting advisers, budget monitoring, risk management and information management (e.g. client reporting, communications activities, etc.).
  • A selection of projects will be directly overseen by the post holder while others involve providing project-management support to other team members. Projects that are directly overseen will bring an opportunity to engage more deeply in delivery and carry additional responsibilities for partnership management.
  • Support to DaNa Facility’s core programme management functions, including working with finance and operations staff on HRM, finance and other administrative functions, coordinating key meetings, action points (including taking minutes of important meetings) and supporting management with drafting key deliverables.
  • Other project management-related tasks as reasonably requested.
Selection criteria
  • A relevant undergraduate or post-graduate university degree
  • At least two years of experience coordinating international development programmes, ideally with DAI.
  • Specific knowledge of contract management, financial management, procedural compliance, workplan monitoring, report preparation or QA, supporting implementing teams and client/stakeholder relationship management.
  • A highly collaborative approach to achieving individual and shared objectives and ability to build relationships in diverse team and stakeholder environment.
  • Some experience in capacity building preferably in an international context.
  • Prior experience or demonstrable interest in inclusive economic growth programmes and cross-cutting development issues including gender, inclusion of people with disabilities and conflict sensitivity.
  • Highly organised with experience coordinating activities to meet tight deadlines, for example experience with fast turnaround bidding.
  • Fluent spoken and written English and report writing skills.

Supervision: The Programme Manager will report directly to Director of Programmes or his/her designee.

Input basis: Full time for an initial period of one year.

Location: Yangon, Myanmar with occasional domestic travel.

Start date: ASAP

Last date for submission of applications is 18th May 2018.

About the Organization

About DAI

DAI is an international development company. For more than 45 years, we have worked on the frontlines of international development, tackling fundamental social and economic development problems caused by inefficient markets, ineffective governance, and instability. Currently, DAI is delivering results that matter in some 80 countries. Our development solutions turn ideas into impact by bringing together fresh combinations of expertise and innovation across multiple disciplines. Our clients include international development agencies, international lending institutions, private corporations and philanthropies, and national governments.

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