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ASIA – Coordinatore Progetto – Birmania

ASIA Onlus sta selezionando un/a Coordinatore Progetto (Agronomo) da inserire nella sua operatività in Birmania. Durata 36 mesi. Scadenza candidature 20/07/2019

Coordinatore Progetto (Agronomo) – Birmania


Area/department: International Projects
Starting Mission: August/September 2019
Based in: Yangon, with frequent field missions in Districts of Mindat and Kanpetlet (South Chin) and other, if required
Internal relations: Desk HQ and Project Managers
External relations: Partners project staff, local authorities, farmers organizations (groups, cooperatives) & other key stakeholders
New Position? YES
Position length: 36 months (at the end of the 1st year an evaluation will establish the renewal or not of the contract)
Allocation: Project ASIA 2248 – AICS ID to define – Coffee: optimizing the supply chain and support associated businesses in the southern Chin State
Nationality: Italian
Ref.gross salary/month: Around 3.000 Euro /month/gross salary according to the experience

2. ASIA NGO Description

A.S.I.A. (Associazione per la Solidarietà Internazionale in Asia), in an International NGO based in Italy. We work since 1988 in Tibetan areas in PRC with different kind of projects (mainly on Education, Cultural Heritage Protection, Emergency, Environment, Traditional Health System, Long Distance Sponsorship, WASH, Rural Development). ASIA works also in India, Sri Lanka, Myanmar, Inner Mongolia and Nepal. For further information:


Under the supervision of the Desk:

1. Signature of MoU with Agricultural Department in Myanmar
2. Registration of ASIA as International NGO operating in Myanmar with the responsible Government Department
3. To organize ASIA office (logistic facility, purchasing of equipment, selection of personnel)
4. To guarantee the timely and properly implementation/execution of project activities to ensure the objectives and results are met
5. To ensure that the projects activities implemented/executed by the Implementing Partners are timely and properly executed to reach the project objectives and results
6. To ensure that ASIA programming is effective, cost efficient and of the highest quality
7. To measure impact of project interventions through rigorous monitoring and evaluation actions
8. To maintain effective relationships with Governmental Local Authorities, Partners staff


3.1 Competences

Deontology, motivation, teamwork, organization and planning, results focused, stress resistance, adaptability and flexibility, effective communication, technical knowledge, problem solving, inspirational leadership, negotiation, innovation and creativity, strategic vision.

3.2 Knowledge and experience required:

Training: University degree (5 years or 3+2). Preferably in Agro-Forestry, Environment Sciences, Agronomy
Management: Strong management skills and proved knowledge of the procedures of the main national and international donors (UE, UN agencies, AICS, etc.)
Technical specific knowledge: Background in agricultural or rural development or economic a significant asset; Ability to plan, to monitor and to control project activities; Excellent diplomatic, communication and negotiation skills. Report writing skills. Good knowledge of agricultural production techniques; good knowledge in analyzing and evaluating agricultural supply and value chains and agribusiness;
Personal Abilities: Strong ability in coordination and teamwork; attitude to play a leadership role; excellent communication skill and sensitivity in dealing with local institutions on critical issues; dynamic and willing to take initiative to complete tasks assigned; ability to work for goals in compliance with deadlines; problem solving skills; strong commitment to the mission of ASIA, genuine interest for international cooperation development topics and curious of the surrounding cultural contexts.
Previous experience (years): At least 5 years’ experience in Rural Development Project Management and in agricultural field in similar contexts and previous experience as Country Representative
Humanitarian sector knowledge: Knowledge of the agricultural context of Myanmar is an asset
Organization knowledge: Excellent ability in planning, monitoring and controlling agricultural project activities
Languages: Italian – English (Proficient)
IT systems:
Computer skills including Windows and Microsoft Office/Excel
Mobility (national/ international) Flexible with respect to working hours and place of work.


4.1 Position general objective

• Ensure project activities comply with the policies and regulations of the donors
• Develop action plans, budget plans, procurement plans during the execution of the project to ensure that the project results are timely met
• Monitor project activities and project expenditures to ensure a correct execution of the project
• Responsible for submitting activity reports on regular basis to HQ
• Ensure close collaboration and coordination with ASIA, the Implementing Partners & all the stakeholders to guarantee smooth implementation of activities and achievement of results.


Objective 1: Project Management

• Signature of MoU with Agricultural Department in Myanmar
• Registration of ASIA as International NGO operating in Myanmar with the responsible Government Department
• To organize ASIA office (logistic facility, purchasing of equipment, selection of personnel)
• Design, establish, plan, oversee and maintain a regular monitoring and evaluation system for all activities of the project, in consultation with HQ
• Ensure the execution of the project activities in close cooperation with Implementing Partners and beneficiaries
• To monitor if the achievements of the project activities are in line with the project objectives and results and, in case of discrepancies, to propose feasible solutions
• Ensure that the project activities are effectively delivered according to project plans and timeframe
• Ensure that financial and logistical management of the project adhere to ASIA and donor regulations
• Conduct regular field monitoring visit (around 1 weeks per month)
• Submit regular technical reports related to project activities to HQ, using ASIA templates
• Report on a monthly basis the achievements and difficulties of the projects, using ASIA templates
• Facilitate coordination efforts with all key stakeholders
• Work closely with technical consultant expert(s) to incorporate advice and recommendations into project delivery
• Ensure capitalization of programs documentation (including assessment reports, methodology, beneficiary selection and list, distribution reports, etc…)
• Evaluate the relevance and appropriateness of the intervention in view of the evolution of the context and needs; propose necessary adjustments to projects in consultation Implementing Partners

Objective 2: Financial Management

• In full compliance with local staff and Roma HQ, ensure the administrative management of the programs and country office related to: contracts, financial and accountancy (including the accounting control, financial reporting, procurement procedures, etc.), budget forcasting and monitoring, cash flow;
• Work closely with ASIA Myanmar Adm – Fin Officer to ensure that the expenses are eligible according to the project budget
• Ensure optimal use of project funds, according to the budget lines of the planned project objectives and activities
• Ensure adherence and compliance to ASIA and donor’s financial and procurement guidelines
• Preparation of financial reports and budgeting of any future initiatives

Objective 3: Promoting and institutionalizing of ASIA management tools

• Use PROMO (Project Monitoring file) tool on a monthly basis
• Update PROMO tool on a monthly basis online with financial projections for the project
• Actively promote ASIA management tools among staff to adopt their usage in everyday work

Objective 4: Project Development

• Gather and collate all pertinent information and data to support the design of further interventions/projects
• Identify partners and projects: identify reliable partners, supervise them in drafting the project proposals to be submitted to donors and to local authorities;
• Networking: to manage the relationship with the local authorities
• Work together with local and international experts and stakeholders to identify new proposal of interventions
• Provide recommendations to Desk HQ for future projects
• Support the Desk HQ to design new projects’ proposals


Candidates are invited to send within 20 of July to the following attachments (object “MYANMAR_PROJECT COORDINATOR”):
• Updated curriculum vitae (signed)
• Cover Letter
• Specify at least two references, indicating telephone numbers, e-mail addresses and relation with the candidate
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for further selection process


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