Norwegian People's Aid is a humanitarian organisation rooted in the Norwegian Labour Movement. We work with International Development Partnerships, Humanitarian Mine Action, Rescue Service and First Aid, and Asylum and Integration. Norwegian People's Aid has about 12000 members in Norway and 2400 staff worldwide. We work in 36 countries around the world, and in 2018 we will have an expected turnover of 1000 MNOK.

Norwegian People's Aid (NPA)  is looking for an experienced Programme Manager for our Country Programme in Myanmar.

In Myanmar, NPA has a Development programme and a Humanitarian Mine Action Porgramme. The turnover for Humanitarian Disarmament (HD) in 2018 is expected to be approximately 4 million NOK.

As the Programme Manager you will be responsible for managing the Humantiarian Disarmament project; manage the project contract, associated personell, operations, and provide technical assistance to the Country Director and national stakeholders on Mine Action issues.

In this position your main responsibilities will be:

  • Develop NPA HD's mine action project in Myanmar, hereunder manage MRE/NTS operations and provide technical input to the Country Director and technical support to national stakeholders.
  • Responsible for the design and implementation of the appropriate organisation, its mode of operation and geographical targeting (including capacity building of national mine action authorities when relevant).
  • Developing and maintaining a proper programme document hierarchy (Impact Assessment Level 0), Country Strategy, proposals (Plan of Action), reporting and annual plans (for internal management, implementation and monitoring).
  • Be responsible for the development, monitoring and management of the programme according to strategies, (annual) plans and budgets in accordance with overall NPA guidelines and NPA Myanmar Humanitarian Disarmament strategy and policies, with emphasis on relevance, quality, cost efficiency and impact.
  • Responsible for resource mobilisation for the NPA HD Programme in Myanmar, including donor strategies and fundraising.
  • Put in place and maintain calibrated quality management of all aspects of the programme and its activities, including the use of NPAs Operational Management System (NOMS), if and when appropriate.

What you bring to the team:

The position requires experience from project management, and extensive technical experience from mine action operations such as operations management, developing SOP, supporting national authorities, and land release. Good communications, diplomacy skills and a proven track record of constructive stakeholder dialogue is a requirement.

  • Relevant higher education or equivalent qualifications (result focused mine action NGO or commercial EOD work, overseas relief and development programmes or military qualifications with international deployments).
  • Proven ability to develop, manage, motivate and lead a team.
  • Experience from managing operations (project planning, implementation, follow up and reporting, writing project proposals, budgeting and fundraising).
  • Previous working relations or experience of liaison and networking with UN, national authorities, military forces, partner organisations and donors.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills with the ability to meet deadlines and work calmly under pressure and with limited supervision.
  • Ability to work in and adapt to difficult and complex cultures and conditions.
  • Written and verbal proficiency in English.

We consider it an advantage if you also have:

  • Experience from working in Myanmar 
  • Experience from working in a peace building context 
  • Experience from capacity development of national authorities

In return we offer:

An interesting, challenging work environment and a salary package which includes country specific allowances. You will be covered by our comprehensive insurance scheme. We offer five weeks annual holiday* and one additional week off per contract year. NPA provides three international flights home per contract year**. We offer a one year contract with the possibility of renewal.

In general we emphasize the importance of strong health. One of NPA's overall objectives is to promote gender equality in our organization, and female candidates are encouraged to apply.

For more information about NPA, please see our website at / or visit us on NPA Myanmar Facebook or Twitter NPA Humanitarian Disarmament.  

*Terms for annual leave follow the Norwegian Annual Holidays Act

** Terms apply according to NPA's internal regulations

Please apply online by the closing date of February 18th 2018.

Please apply online as instructed on this website. Due to capacity reasons we are only able to process applications sent through our recruitment portal.

Contact person

Bjørn Hannisdal

Desk Officer

+47 95288283

Marte Graff Jenssen

Country Director, Myanmar