Programs Director, Pact Myanmar

Apply by 8 September 2018
Senior-level , Full-time staff position
Posted on 11 July 2018

Job Description

Position Summary

Pact is seeking a dynamic, experienced candidate for a key leadership position in its Myanmar country program. The Programs Director (PD) leads the coordination and strategic positioning of all Pact Myanmar programs. S/he supports the Country Director to deliver high-quality programs and services, manage program staff, oversee financial resources, and maintain good working relationships with government officials and local partners. The PD directly supervises the activities of the Deputy Programs Director and the Managers/Coordinators for all Pact Myanmar projects and technical areas. In addition, the PD is responsible for developing new business opportunities in the country.

Reporting line

Reports directly to the Myanmar Country Director.

Specific Duties and Responsibilities

Program Leadership and Management

  • Contribute to the creation of a Strategic Plan for all Pact Myanmar programs.
  • Develop new programs, seek funding opportunities and expand the portfolio of Pact Myanmar activities in line with the Strategic Plan.
  • Act as point of contact for donors and represent Pact in Technical Forums, events and partnership activities.
  • Design and supervise Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) programs to validate project outcomes and improve Pact operations.
  • Work with Communications team to supervise and share program outcomes.


  • Ensure compliance with Pact and donor-related policies and regulations.
  • Coach and mentor teams to prepare and submit high-quality performance reports per the donor schedule.
  • Supervise Deputy Program Director and other Program Managers to ensure quality control, efficient spending, and sound decision making in all technical areas and programs.
  • Assist HR in ensuring Program Managers hire diverse, skilled and productive workers in accordance with job descriptions and business needs.


  • A Master’s degree in international development and at least 10 years of relevant experience as a team leader (or equivalent).
  • Demonstrated experience managing and supervising large, donor-funded programs with multiple partners, sites and beneficiary groups.
  • Highly adaptable, with proven track record developing and managing budgets. Skilled in negotiation and conflict resolution.
  • Outstanding staff management skills, including providing productive feedback and mentorship.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, including fluency in English and the local language. Demonstrated ability presenting complex ideas to diverse audiences.
  • Deep understanding of Pact’s strategy and how efforts contribute to the greater good.
  • Knowledge of USAID and/or other donor regulations, systems and procedures. Proficient in common business software.
  • Ability and willingness to travel on a short notice.

About the Organization

At the heart of Pact is the promise of a better tomorrow. The promise of a healthy life. Of a decent livelihood. Of sustainable natural resources that benefit communities. Now more than ever in its 42-year history, Pact is helping millions of people who are poor and marginalized discover and build their own solutions and take ownership over their future.
Pact enables systemic solutions that allow those who are poor and marginalized to earn a dignified living, be healthy, and take part in the benefits that nature provides. Pact accomplishes this by strengthening local capacity, forging effective governance systems, and transforming markets into a force for development.

Pact is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in its selection and employment practices on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, or other non-merit factors.

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