Rehabilitation Project Manager

Countries: Myanmar, Thailand
Organization: Handicap International - Humanity & Inclusion
Closing date: 12 Jul 2021

“Outraged by the injustice faced by people with disabilities and vulnerable populations, we aspire to a world of solidarity and inclusion, enriched by our differences, where everyone can live in dignity”

Humanity & Inclusion (HI) is an independent and impartial aid and development organisation with no religious or political affiliations operating in situations of poverty and exclusion, conflict and disaster. We work alongside people with disabilities and vulnerable people to help meet their essential needs, improve their living conditions and promote respect for their dignity and fundamental rights.

Since the organisation was first founded in 1982, we have set up development programmes in more than 60 countries and responded to many emergencies. Today we have a budget of around 150 million euros, with 3500 employees worldwide.

HI is engaged in an employment policy in favour of disabled workers.

For further information about the association: www.hi.org.

JOB CONTEXT :

Following months of increasing tension, a military coup occurred in Myanmar on February 1st 2021, to contest the result of the national elections held in November 2020 which proclaimed as winner the National League for Democracy (NLD). The elected government was deposed by the Tadmadaw, the Myanmar military, which proclaimed a year-long state of emergency after which new elections would be held. President Win Myint and State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi were detained or placed under house arrest along with key officials, and all powers (executive, legislative and judiciary) were vested in Commander-in-Chief (CinC) of Defence Services Min Aung Hlaing under the provision of Section 419 of the 2008 Myanmar Constitution.

On February 2nd, the State Administrative Council (SAC) was created to serve as the executive governing body, composed by militaries and civilians members and chaired by Min Aung Hlaing. In the following days, the government was reshuffled, the existing legislation was amended and new laws were promulgated, restricting fundamental freedoms and civil society, removing basic protections from citizens and stifling any criticism of the SAC.

Since the coup, Myanmar is facing daily demonstrations, most government workers and civil society actors have joined the Civil Disobedience Movement (CDM), a curfew has been installed, banking and cash flow operations have been disrupted, insecurity is rising throughout the country and the repression is getting increasingly violent, with night raids to arrest civilians, people increasingly injured or killed during protests, arbitrary arrests and detentions, cybersecurity tightened and daily internet cut-offs, 5 local media outlets have had their licence revoked. Government scrutiny on health workers has been increased, with military presence in the hospitals and emergency health workers being controlled in the street during emergency operations.

In light of human rights violations and increasing violence, the international community started condemning the coup, with further sanctions imposed on key military officials and some bilateral cooperation suspended. Refraining from engaging with the de facto authorities, most donors are rather focusing on emergency assistance, Rule of Law, Human rights, protection of the democratic space and supporting vulnerable communities.

YOUR MISSION:

The Project Manager contributes to the implementation of the mandate and the 10- year strategy of Federation Handicap International in Myanmar and is responsible for the sound management and effective functioning of the global organization; under the management of the Program Technical Unit Manager, he/she reports to the HI Global ReLAB-HS Coordinator and is in charge of implementing the ReLAB-HS project activities under the responsibility of the HI Global ReLAB-HS Coordinator. The Project Manager and the Global ReLAB-HS Coordinator will oversee overall operations of the project and will be accountable to the Director of Operations of the ReLAB-HS consortium.

The ReLAB-HS Myanmar Project Manager will be responsible for performing the following tasks:

Responsibility 1 : Management

-You manage the recruitment and selection of team members/open positions

-You line-manage or coordinate with the project’s team member ( Rehabilitation-AT Advisor, Inclusion Officer, Communication Officer & other support staff)

-You set individual objectives, evaluate individual performance, contributes towards the professional & career development of his/her team members, monitors competence

-You organize and lead regular team meetings

-You ensure the application of and adherence to the program’s Internal Regulations by the project team

Responsibility 2 : Expertise

-With the support of Global ReLAB-HS Coordinator, HI specialists and Consortium technical coordinators, you provide the technical guidance for thematic areas that are relevant to the project, including stakeholder engagement, inclusive practices, formative assessments, rehabilitation and AT services design**

-You manage relationships with technical authorities, local partners or other stakeholders, and with USAID mission in Myanmar

Responsibility 3 : Implementation and Monitoring

-You ensure the implementation of ReLAB-HS activities in Myanmar, in close collaboration with the Global ReLAB-HS Coordinator (HI) and the consortium Operations Director

-You ensure project data management

-You ensure project reporting

-You prepare and steer project evaluation and lessons learned

Responsibility 4 : Influence and Communication

-You represent the ReLAB-HS project in Myanamr to consortium partners, NGOs, government authorities and local authorities

-You foster relationships and collaboration with project consortium partners, NGOs, government authorities, local authorities.

-You contribute to HI and Consortium external influence by participating in relevant networks

Responsibility 5 : Strategy & Business Development

-You contribute to the HI programme operational strategy (StratOp)

-You identify and develop opportunities for the continuity or scale up of ReLaB-HS related activities

YOUR PROFILE :

· You hold a degree in rehabilitation disciplines, international development, public health

· You have at least 5 years of experience in international development

· You have experience in project management and grant management, working in multi-stakeholders environment and with national authorities

· You master rehabilitation, Assistive Technology and health system strenghtening

· You show strong communication, leadership and networking skills

· You are autonomous, proactove and willing to work remotely with a global team

CHARACTERISTICS OF THE POSITION :

Due to the Military Coup on February 1st and the COVID situation in the region, the Program must adapt its set-up and expectations. This is why this position can be located either in Yangon or Mae Sot, but will be competent for the whole program. In Myanmar, the security and administrative contexts are harder than in Thailand. The objective is to join Myanmar as soon as it is possible.

CONDITIONS:

At HI, the conditions offered are up to your commitment and adapted to the context of your mission. Particular attention is paid to health issues and your personal situation.
We offer an induction and training path adapted to our staff members and we have a HR policy oriented toward mobility and professional development.

· 2 years International contract starting from August 2021

· The international contract provides social cover adapted to your situation:**

o Unemployment insurance benefits for EU nationals**

o Pension scheme adapted to the situation of our employees: If you already have a personal pension scheme HI will contribute at the same level of your personal monthly contribution with a maximum of 272.53€/month ; If you do not have a personal pension scheme, we will open a private pension account with your contribution of 272.53€/month and a contribution of HI of the same amount**

o Medical coverage with 50% of employee contribution **

o Repatriation insurance paid by HI**

· Salary from 2214 € gross/month upon experience

· Perdiem : 530,11 € net/month - paid in the field for Myanmar // 573,80 € net/month – paid in the field for Thailand

· Hardship : 250 € net/month paid with your salary for Myanmar

· Paid leaves : 25 days per year;

· R&R : 1 day per month for Thailand // 5 days every 3 months for Myanmar

· Position:

o Unaccompanied (If in Myanmar)

-Payment for travel costs (air ticket & visa) and transport of your personal effects (from 12 months of mission)

-Mission of more than 12 months : a child allowance of 100€ per month, per child (from the second child) paid in the field

o open to couples (If in Thailand)

-Support travel costs (air ticket & visa) for accompanying dependent and health/ repatriation insurance if the dependent has no income/

-Mission of more than 18 months: payment of one yearly additional return flight

· Individual housing taken in charge by HI

If you are resident in the country : local package

How to apply:

Only online by joining a CV and cover letter via the following link:

http://www.jobs.net/j/JJzvGAnI?idpartenaire=136&jobdetails=true

Applications will be processed on an ongoing basis, don’t wait for applying !

Only successful candidates will be contacted.



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