Geneva Call has engaged ANSAs in Myanmar / Burma since 2006 with the aim of improving protection of conflict-affected communities from IHL / IHRL abuses and creating conducive spaces in which humanitarian activities can take place and civilians can assert their rights.
Seven ANSAs in Myanmar / Burma have signed one or more of Deeds of Commitment with Geneva Call on the total ban on antipersonnel landmines, child protection, prohibition of sexual violence and eliminiation of gender discrimination.
Geneva Call’s activities in Burma / Myanmar focus on supporting these ANSAs to implement their commitments, promoting accountability and encouraging Burma’s numerous ANSA to take steps to further steps to increase their compliance with International Humanitarian Law.
Geneva Call is currently focusing its efforts the following thematic areas under the umbrella of international humanitarian norms : banning the use of anti-personnel mines, protecting children and education from the effects of armed conflict, prohibiting sexual violence and gender discrimination in armed conflict, prohibition of forced displacement, protection of cultural heritage and the protection of health care.
Role : Ensure effective programme implementation and reporting in Myanmar / Burma including planning, monitoring, engagement with partners, key stakeholders and management of area coordinators and project officers.
Work with project officers to ensure quality implementation of Geneva Call’s projects and country strategy in Myanmar / Burma
Take lead on the coordination and implementation of nationwide and cross-border program activities
Develop and support local community networks and Civil Society Organisations to monitor ANSA practice and conduct local level advocacy initiatives
Support Project Officers and Area Coordinators to develop engagement strategies and theories of change to enhance protection of civilians across Myanmar / Burma
Work with project officers and area coordinators to regularly analyze the conflict and humanitarian situation and propose program interventions and advocacy initiatives to respond to emerging protection needs
Ensure effective flow of information and communication with partners, stakeholders and update Head of Mission on latest developments
Organise regular meetings with programme team to strengthen effective coordination and collaboration across Geneva Call’s Areas of Operation and promote teambuilding
Assist Head of Mission in engaging senior ANSA officials, relevant government officials and other key stakeholders
Regularly engage local and international organizations and identify areas for collaboration and partnership
Promote adherence to the Humanitarian principles, principle of Do No Harm, Protection Principles, Core Humanitarian Standards and the principles of partnership throughout Geneva Call’s activities
Human Resource Management
Line manage programme staff according to Geneva Call’s policies and procedures
Assist in the recruitment and selection processes (including coaching and evaluation) of staff and consultants
Assess capacities of staff and local partner organisations and provide appropriate trainings
Planning, Monitoring & Reporting
Develop project work plans and budgets in consultation with program team in accordance with Geneva Call’s operational and MEAL procedures
Ensure that appropriate monitoring tools are in place, implemented and reported on a regular basis to adequately demonstrate the impact of Geneva Call’s interventions in Burma / Myanmar
Support programme and partner staff in implementation of MEAL system
Prepare regular internal and donor monitoring reports with the support of project officers and relevant support staff.
Programme Budget Monitoring
Ensure that program expenditures are in line with project budgets and country-office financial plan
Ensure program procurement & logistics are run in line with internal and donor regulations
Education and experience
Minimum Bachelor degree or equivalent experience in international relations, humanitarian affairs, human rights and / or international law
At least 5 years of relevant experience in a humanitarian organization working in conflict areas ideally in the field of protection
Proven experience in implementing humanitarian protection projects in conflict affected countries
Experience in Programme Cycle Management
Experience of capacity building, mentoring and management of multi-cultural project teams
Experience in remote management and / or working with local partners desirable
Previous knowledge of Burma / Myanmar or South-East Asia desirable
Previous experience in engagement with armed actors, access negotiations and / or protection advocacy highly desirable
Solid programme management skills including program planning, implementations and monitoring and evalution
Solid understanding of Monitoring & Evaluation tools and processes
Demonstrable knowledge of humanitarian architecture, humanitarian principles and standards
Strong presentational, writing and editing skills in English including report writing
Demonstrable capacity to analyse complex political situations and translate analysis into program adaptations
Strong negotiation skills
Understanding of International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights Law a considerable asset
Knowledge of Burmese, Thai or other local languages a considerable asset
Strong communication and people management skills
Ability to work independently under pressure, and handle numerous tasks simultaneously
Strong capacity building and mentoring skills
Pre-existing ability to live and work in Thailand considered an advantage