Myanmar - An Administrative and Financial Coordinator

  • Added Date: Thursday, 23 January 2020
  • Deadline Date: Tuesday, 31 March 2020

Starting date : March 2020

Duration of Mission: 12 months

Localisation: Yangon, Myanmar

Première Urgence Internationale (PUI) is a non-governmental, non-profit, non-political and non-religious international aid organization.
Our teams are committed to supporting civilian victims of marginalization and exclusion, or hit by natural disasters, wars and economic collapses, by answering their fundamental needs. PUI aims at providing emergency relief to uprooted people in order to help them recover their dignity and regain self-sufficiency. PUI relies on 30 years of field experience in 50 countries in crisis, as well as on the complementarity of its medical and non-medical expertise, to adapt its programs to each context and to the needs of the most vulnerable populations. The organization leads in average 200 projects a year in the following sectors of intervention: health, nutrition, food security, construction and rehabilitation of infrastructures, water, sanitation, hygiene and economic recovery. PUI is providing assistance to around 6 million people in 22 countries – in Africa, Asia, Middle East, Caucasus and Europe.

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Humanitarian situation and needs

Myanmar was ruled by a military junta for decades. The first general election in 20 years was held in 2010. This was hailed by the junta
as an important step in the transition from military rule to a civilian democracy. A civilian government led by President Thein Sein but
more importantly by the Prime Minister and Nobel Price Aung San Suu Kyi was installed in March 2011. Despite this inauspicious start to
Myanmar’s new post-junta phase, a series of reforms in the months since the new government took up office has led to hopes that
decades of international isolation could be coming to an end. Myanmar still remains one of the poorest country in the world, ranking 152
(1,272 USD per capita in 2017) in the GDP per capita worldwide and 145 in UNDP human development index (2016). Although there is a
lack of reliable health data, it is commonly agreed that Myanmar has some of the worst health indicators in South-East Asia. The ethnic
areas, that have been off-access for decades, are amongst the most vulnerable regions in Myanmar with a very low literacy rate resulting
in various challenges such as education, health services, livelihood, and food insecurity. The largest ethnic group is the Bamar people.
Bamar dominance over Karen, Shan, Rakhine, Mon, Rohyinga, Chin, Kachin and other minorities has been the source of considerable
ethnic tensions and has fueled intermittent protests and separatist rebellions. Military offensives against insurgents have uprooted many
thousands of civilians in the last decades. Ceasefire deals signed in late 2011 and early 2012 with rebels of the Karen and Shan ethnic
groups suggested a new determination to end the long-running conflicts, as did Chinese-brokered talks with Kachin rebels in February

  1. In 2015, a National Cease-fire Agreement (NCA) was signed with most of the ethnic organizations at the border of the country, leading to
    real opportunities to access Non State Actors (NSA) areas. The negotiations to broaden this NCA are still ongoing and represent a major
    challenge for the country and the stability of some border states. Indeed, since 2011, armed conflict between the Myanmar Armed Forces
    (Tatmadaw) and the Kachin Independence Army (KIA) has provoked the displacement of around 90,000 civilians to 136 camps across
    Kachin State.
    The year 2017 has been marked by a radical deterioration of the northern Rakhine situation. A large number of people from all
    communities have been affected by the violence, burning of villages and massive displacement that resulted from the 25 August 2017
    attacks and subsequent security operations in the northern part of the State. As of February 2018, a total of 688,000 people have been
    reported to have arrived in Bangladesh since the 25 August attacks.

Our action on the field

PUI has worked for 30 years with various communities in Myanmar to improve access to primary healthcare and reproductive health
services, as well as to promote appropriate practices for health and hygiene in remote areas and among vulnerable groups (mother and
children, population at risk or with HIV/AIDS). In close collaboration with local health authorities, PUI contributes to develop community
health networks, reinforce their capacities and strengthen their integration within the governmental health system. Innovative strategies
such as m-Health (mobile health), as well as cultural and conflict-sensitive approaches are fostered to leverage the health services
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provided, overcome barriers that limit access and stimulate demand for services. While focusing mainly on health programmes in
Myanmar, PUI’s strategy for 2018-2020 is to focus its activities on the one hand on emergency health and food security interventions and
in order to respond to the most urgent needs of conflict affected population and people affected by natural disasters. On the other hand,
PUI is developing a development integrated approach in Kayin State.

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As part of our activities in Myanmar, we are looking for an Administrative and Financial Coordinator.

The Administrative and Financial Coordinator is accountable for the sound financial, accounting and budgetary management of the
mission as well as the management of human resources and the administrative and legal records.

 Financial, budgetary and accounting management: S/he is responsible for all aspects relating to finance, including budgetary
and accounting elements, as well as the mission cash flow.
 Management of human resources: S/he is responsible for the administrative management of the local and international teams,
for the definition/updating of procedures and HR management tools in accordance with labor regulations in the intervention
country and the HR policies of PUI, and for the monitoring of risks linked to HR questions.
 Administrative and legal management: S/he supervises administrative records and guarantees that the status and functioning
of the mission are in legal accordance with the requirements of the intervention country.
 Representation: S/he represents the association in its relations with partners, authorities and different local players for the
financial, administrative, legal and human resources areas of the mission.
 Coordination: S/he centralizes and disseminates information within the mission and to headquarters for all financial,
administrative, legal and human resources aspects of the mission, and consolidates the internal and external reporting for them.

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Training and Experiences

Financial/accounting management

Humanitarian: At least 1 year

International: A fortiori

Software:

Pack Office**:** Excel

Languages

English: Mandatory

French: Desirable

Personal characteristics:

Good stress management
Resistance to pressure
Analytical capability
Organized and methodical
Reliable
Strong sense of responsibilities
Strong listening and empathy skills
Ability to adapt, manage priorities and be pragmatic
Diplomatic and with a sense of negotiation
Good communication skills
Honesty and rigor

Proposed Terms

Fixed Term Contract – 12 months

Starting date: March 2020

Monthly Gross Income: from 2 200 up to 2530 Euros depending on the experience in International Solidarity + 50 Euros per
semester seniority with PUI

Cost covered: Round-trip transportation to and from home / mission, visas, vaccines…
Insurance: including medical coverage and complementary healthcare, 24/24 assistance and repatriation Housing in collective accommodation
Daily living expenses (« Per diem »)
Break Policy : 5 working days at 3 and 9 months
Paid Leaves Policy : 5 weeks of paid leaves per year + return ticket every 6 months

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