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"Surge Support Project Manager - Myanmar"


Country: Myanmar – Location: based in Yangon, with possibly a few trips to Chin State and other regions (in case of new program areas development)

Duration: 3 months, starting on 01 November 2020

Ideally, the selected candidate would be offered the position of leading TGH Paletwa Response Projects for a period of one year (all 2021), position based in TGH Yangon Coordination Office.

Conditions: Total gross monthly salary from €1’900 to €2’600 depending on experience, monthly per diem 450 EUR, medical coverage of 100% + repatriation insurance + provident fund, accommodation, international and local transportation as part of the mission, break every 3 months.

No family duty station.

Presentation of TGH

"Actor in a sustainable and shared solidarity"

Founded in 1994, TGH is an International Non-Governmental Organisation (INGO), registered in Lyon, France. TGH designs, implements and monitors Emergency response, Recovery and Development programs in the following sectors: Water Sanitation Hygiene (WASH), Food Security and Livelihoods (FSL), Protection and Education. TGH currently works in 10 countries of Africa, Asia, Europe and the Middle East.


TGH has been active in Myanmar since 2007 with a large range of Emergency, Recovery and Development programs. It started with Nargis Hurricane Response on the seaside, near Yangon (Basic Emergency Needs & Livelihoods of affected populations). It continued with several recovery projects in the Ayeyarwady Region, as well as EU-funded interventions focusing on disability including in Yangon. From 2012, TGH has developed several FSL projects in Matupi Township, Chin State, bringing Food Security, Livelihoods (income-generated activities) and Natural Resource Management as a very solid and recognized expertise for TGH Myanmar. Following the reopening of a Coordination Office in Yangon (2018), TGH Myanmar has extended its activities in Southern Chin, in Paletwa Township for Multi-Sectoral Emergency response to the local population affected to the growing conflict between the Tatmadaw and the Arakan Army.

TGH currently works with 2 national CSOs: Ar Yone Oo (AYO) in Matupi Township and Raiki Community development foundation (RCDF) in Paletwa Township. Capacity building of implementing partners is a core component of TGH partnership approach. TGH is currently engaged in 2 consortiums with INGOs (one with GRET and one with Christian Aid). While COVID-19 Prevention and Preparedness has been included in TGH work in Myanmar, the 2020 Operational Country Strategy focuses on 5 main areas for increased capacity and strengthened quality delivery of programs. Also, TGH Myanmar looks forward to developing new areas of expertise (incl. Protection & Education and WASH) and in new areas of the country.

TGH implements projects in Myanmar with the financial support of the following donors: European Commission (Europaid), Agence Francaise de Développement (AFD), Myanmar Humanitarian Fund (MHF), HARP-Facility (DFID) and the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs / Embassy of France (AAP).

Presentation of TGH Myanmar and Projects

TGH has one Coordination Office in Yangon, one Field Office in Matupi Township, Chin State and two (limited and shared) Field Offices in Paletwa Township, Chin State. The total number of staff is 30+, including 4 international positions with this new position.

The Project Manager will be based in Yangon Coordination Office, joining a team of 11 staff under the leadership of the Country Director, working in close relationship with the Support Services Team (5 staff for Finance, Administration, Logistics, Communication and General Services) and integrating the very enthusiastic team of Paletwa Response (4 staff, plus 8 field staff in Paletwa Tsp).

Ongoing Actions and Perspectives

Job description

As a part of the on-going adjusted team restructuration to mitigate COVID-19 challenges in the country, the (Surge Support) Project Manager is aiming at providing with adequate and timely support to Country Director and Program Coordinators in Yangon office.

Under the Country Director’s line supervision and under direct management of related Program Coordinators, the Project Manager will be in charge of:

Management Support to TGH Paletwa Response – [about 70%]

Assist the Program Coordinator in the overall TGH Paletwa Response Management, including Activities Planning, Implementation and Monitoring, Team Staff Supervision, Procurement, Financial Monitoring, Knowledge Management and Donor Reports.

Management Support to TGH Matupi Projects – [about 15%]

Country Office Management Support and Development – [about 15%]

This list of Roles and Responsibilities is not exhaustive and can be adjusted based on on-going TGH Myanmar needs.

Security, working and living conditions

The Project Manager will strictly follow TGH Security Plan in Myanmar. In general, the Security Status in Yangon is low (stable and calm) while general and usual basic preventive security measures still apply on a daily basis.

The Project Manager can share a comfortable apartment in a pleasant urban area of Yangon. As a whole, professional and living conditions are friendly and very much appreciated.

Field visits and other professional travels will be subject to COVID-19 governmental restrictions as well as security conditions.


Due to COVID-19 restrictions in Myanmar,
Applicants must have a valid visa (minimum duration of 3 months) for work and must be currently based in the country