Mine Risk Education / Community Liaison Project Manager , Myanmar

Employer: Danish Demining Group
Location: Myanmar
Closing date: 14 Oct 2016

We are looking for a highly qualified Mine Risk Education (MRE) / Community Liaison (CL) Project Manager to support mine action and awareness activities in Myanmar.


Danish Demining Group (DDG) is the Humanitarian Mine Action department of Danish Refugee Council (DRC); a humanitarian INGO providing support to displaced and conflict-affected populations in more than 35 countries.

DRC/DDG operates in Myanmar since 2008, focusing on the protection of populations displaced by the conflict in the Rakhine, Kachin, Kayah and Northern Shan States. Mine Risk Education (MRE) and Victim Assistance (VA) activities are implemented since 2012 in Kachin and Kayah States while the organization has recently opened an office in Northern Shan State where MRE and VA will also be conducted. Since mid-2016, DDG expects to have the authorization to conduct a pilot Non-Technical Survey (NTS) in Kayah and to provide capacity building support to the Union Government in coordinating and managing the mine action sector. The MRE projects aims to increase the safety and security of IDPs and local communities in Kachin, Kayah and Northern Shan States through increased awareness and knowledge on risks from explosive remnants of war (ERW), namely unexploded ordnance (UXO) and mines.

Specific duties

The MRE / CL project manager is responsible for the overall implementation of and reporting on all MRE / CL activities implemented in Myanmar, including:
detailed planning of project roll-out, activities, and phase-out in coordination with State level Programme Managers
supervising technical projects implementation and staff in their duties
projects monitoring and evaluation
training and retraining of MRE staff
high-level liaison work with stakeholders, including local government authorities and other mine action organizations in the projects implementation locations
support to future NTS implementation
development of further DDG-specific projects
Support to the State offices in relation to the implementation planning.

The MRE /CL Project Manager has a direct reporting line to the DDG Operations / Programme Manager.

Required qualifications
BA level in a relevant discipline from an internationally recognized university or equivalent experience
Proven experience with Programme and staff management, preferably in a complex and fragile environment
At least five years’ work experience working on MRE-related programming
Previous CL/NTS experience
Proven experience in analysis of quantitative and qualitative data
Experience of managing multi-donor, multi-site programmes
Strong communication skills and experience of representing at levels including donors, stakeholders and duty bearers in Government.
Proven ability to mentor and coach others
Prior M&E experience
Politically and culturally sensitive with qualities of patience, tact and diplomacy
The capacity and willingness to be flexible and accommodating in difficult and insecure circumstances
Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English
Experience working with donors such as WRA, ECHO and SDC a bonus

Personal competencies
You are a strong leader with an acute sense of cooperation and networking, internally and externally
You have a documented ability to recruit, build and motivate a team
You show initiative, have perseverance and an ability to keep a cool head under stress
You have attention to detail and get the job done.
You possess innovative and creative thinking, and strong analytical and reporting skills


Duty station: Yangon with frequent travels (minimum 70% of time) to DRC/DDG field Operations in Kachin, Northern Shan and Kayah. This position is unaccompanied, however Yangon can be considered as a ‘family duty station’ but applicants must be prepared to live and work in an unstable security environment with limited recreational and social facilities when working in field locations.

Contract: 6 months with a possibility for extension, subject to funding and performance. Salary and conditions in accordance with Danish Refugee Council’s Terms of Employment for Expatriates and Appendix 11 as posted at www.drc.dk under Vacancies grade A16. This position offers five weeks of paid annual leave per annum. Expected date of deployment in Myanmar is 1/11/2016. Signature of the contract is subject to funding availability.

Further information

For further information, please contact DDG’s Programme Manager in Myanmar, Pascal Simon: pascal.simon@drcmm.org. For general information about the Danish Demining Group and the Danish Refugee Council, please consult www.danishdeminingroup.dk andwww.drc.dk. Applications sent directly to Pascal Simon will not be considered.


DRC has a Humanitarian Accountability Framework, outlining its global accountability commitments. All staff are required to contribute to the achievement of this framework. (http://www.drc.dk/HAF.4265.0.html).

Application and CV

You can apply by clicking here.

We only accept applications sent via our online system at www.drc.dk > Vacancies > Current vacancies >

Please submit your application no later than 14th October 2016. Please annex both a CV and a “Letter of Motivation” as part of your application. CV-only applications will not be considered.

Please contact job@drc.dk, if you experience problems with your online application.

Danish Demining Group (DDG) is widely recognised as provider of efficient and community-oriented solutions to human security problems caused by landmines and other explosive remnants of war as well as small arms and light weapons.

DDG is part of the Danish Refugee Council (DRC), which is a humanitarian, non-governmental, non-profit organisation founded in 1956 that works in more than 35 countries throughout the world. We are the largest humanitarian NGO in Denmark and consistently ranked as one of the world’s best NGOs according to Global_Geneva.

We fulfil our mandate by providing direct assistance to conflict-affected populations – refugees, internally displaced people and host communities in the conflict areas of the world. We also advocate on behalf of conflict-affected populations globally on the basis of humanitarian principles and the Human Rights Declaration. Our work and long-term strategies are guided by our five core values: Humanitarian approach - Respect - Independence & neutrality - Inclusion - Honesty & transparency.
You can read more about our vision and work on drc.ngo.