Head of Humanitarian Programmes - Myanmar

Yangon Region, Myanmar · International · 17-ID-018


Trócaire works in partnership with local and church organisations, supporting communities in over 20 developing countries across Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Middle East to bring about lasting change. Trócaire envisages a just and peaceful world where: people’s dignity is ensured and rights are respected; basic needs are met and resources are shared equitably; people have control over their own lives; and those in power act for the common good.

The Myanmar Country Office in Yangon takes overall responsibility for the implementation of the Myanmar country programme, which currently focuses on humanitarian response, resource rights, women’s empowerment, gender-based violence and peace & development. Due to the strong geographic focus of Trócaire’s work in Kachin and Northern Shan States, a field office was opened in Myitkyina, Kachin State, in 2014.

Since 2011, Trócaire has been responding to a protracted crisis with widespread displacement in Kachin and Northern Shan States, and also provides emergency relief for natural disasters in other parts of Myanmar, as required. Trócaire’s humanitarian programme in Kachin and Northern Shan is a large-scale multi-donor programme. Through a capacity building and accompaniment model, Trócaire supports local partners in the areas of food security and livelihoods, cash-based interventions, WASH, GBV and shelter, as well as in all aspects of programme quality and MEAL, financial and supply-chain management. Implementing a gradual transition in the programme towards resilience-building and sustainability is a priority.

Reporting to the Country Director, this is a Fixed Term Contract of 2 years and is based in Yangon but with frequent travel to programme locations. The candidate will manage the Humanitarian Team of 10 members (1 Deputy Head of Humanitarian Programmes, 2 Programme Managers, 4 Programme Officers, 1 Programme Quality Advisor, 1 WASH Advisor and 1 Emergency Food Security and Livelihoods Advisor) with 4 direct reports, and dotted line management to 1 GBV Advisor and 3 finance staff.

Safeguarding Programme Participants Policy:

Trócaire is committed to Safeguarding Programme Participants from Exploitation and Abuse and has specific policies on this commitment (including a Global Code of Conduct) which outlines the expected behaviour and the responsibility of all staff, consultants and other organisational representatives. Any candidate offered a job with Trócaire will be expected to sign Trócaire’s Safeguarding Policies and Global Code of Conduct as an appendix to their contract of employment and agree to conduct themselves in accordance with the provisions of these documents.

Key Duties & Responsibilities

Leadership and management of humanitarian programmes

Humanitarian preparedness and response

Programme Planning, Monitoring and Reporting

Representation, communication & relationship building

Human Resource Management and Development

Financial and Admin Management

Risk management



Person Specification – The ideal person will have

(E) Qualification

(E) Experience

At least four years of demonstrable experience in the management of humanitarian programmes of substantial scale

At least three years’ experience of leading and managing teams, as well as strong team-working skills and experience

In-depth understanding of programming in a partnership model, working in a partnership-based NGO

Experience of working in insecure environments

Demonstrable experience of working to attract institutional donor funding and of managing large and complex donor grants

(E) Skills

(E) Qualities

(E) Other


For the candidate with the required experience and passion for the role, Trócaire offers a competitive package of salary and benefits.

Closing date for applications is Friday 25th August 2017

Trócaire is an Equal Opportunities Employer

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