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Field Coordinator Myitkyinia

from Handicap International - Humanity & Inclusion
Closing date: 28 Oct 2018

Outraged by the injustice faced by people with disabilities and vulnerable populations, we aspire to a world of solidarity and inclusion, enriched by our differences, where everyone can live in dignity.

Handicap International is changing his name and becomes « Humanity & Inclusion ». HI, Humanity & Inclusion is an independent and impartial aid and development organisation with no religious or political affiliations operating in situations of poverty and exclusion, conflict and disaster. We work alongside people with disabilities and vulnerable people to help meet their essential needs, improve their living conditions and promote respect for their dignity and fundamental rights.

HI has offices in more than 55 countries, for further information about the association:


Myanmar-Thailand program was created in 2016 with the merge of 2 already existing missions. Setting up cross border initiatives and integrate the coming return of refugees from Thailand to Myanmar is at the heart of the regional strategy. In Thailand, HI started working in 1984 and first focused its actions on the delivery of mobility and assistive devices to Thai and Burmese landmine/ERW victims. HI currently implements activities in 9 camps of Burmese refugees on the Thailand/Myanmar border. HI's first activities in Myanmar were in the frame of the Cyclone Nargis's response, from Oct 2008 to Dec 2009. Following the ratification of the CRPD by the Myanmar authorities, HI decided to reopen a mission in Myanmar in 2014 and signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Ministry of Social Welfare in September 2015. In 2017, also a MOU with the Ministry of Health and Sport was signed.

HI opened an office in Myitkyina (Kachin) in November 2017. Kachin State, in the northern part of Myanmar between China and India, has been affected by a conflict between the Kachin Independence Army (KIA) and the Myanmar Army (MMA) since early 1960’s, in the aftermath of Myanmar independence. A 17 year cease fire ended in 2011 with revived disputes and hostilities, triggering a massive internal displacement of more than 90.000 people to 120 IDP camps. While the latter are still displaced, new displacements regularly occur.

In Myitkyina, HI is delivering assistance to improve living conditions of persons with disabilities affected by displacements and conflicts. 2 projects are under implementation in a total of 10 IDPs camps and 4 host communities in Myitkyina & Waingmaw Townships, aiming at improving the services and the humanitarian assistance to persons with disabilities through improved data collection and identification, improved inclusion of services delivered by humanitarian organizations, direct delivery of services to cover basic and specific needs of persons with disabilities and capacity building of partners. HI is working in Kachin with implementing partners.


Under the management of the Regional Program Director based in Yangoon, you are in charge of the coordination of the area and supervision of teams to ensure the quality of the projects implemented in the region. Security, context and needs analysis, strategical development of HI, management of 3 partnerships contract and monitoring of remote activities implemented by partner are also key stakes to be addressed by the field coordinator.

You work in close collaboration with the Senior Manager’s Team composed of the Regional Director, the Thailand Country Manager, the 3 coordinators of the operations, the Regional Support Service Coordinator and the Program Development and Quality Coordinator.

You manage the national team 1 Site Administrator, 1 Project Manager, 2 Deputy PM and 2 Physiotherapists (to be recruited in February 2019).

In this framework, your main responsibilities are:

  • To coordinate and implement projects

  • To ensure the coordination and application of processes/supporting documents

  • To manage the base’s project and support teams

  • Manage the security of HI personnel in the area under your responsibility

  • To represent HI at the local level


You have :

  • Advanced degree in relevant field (project management, development, humanitarian, disability or related)

  • Minimum 3 years’ experience in coordination position within international development and/or emergency and post crisis environments

  • Minimum 1 year experience as a field coordinator

  • Strategic managerial and organisational skills

  • Administration, finance and logistics management skills

  • Strong team and HR management capacities

  • Communication capacities with a broad range of stakeholders

  • Programming, Monitoring and Evaluation

  • Security management

  • Advanced writing capacities in English

An advanced knowledge in disability and vulnerability or a previous experience with Humanity & Inclusion would be an asset.


The security situation in Myitkyina is stable and there are no major threats for foreigners living there but Kachin has been under continued armed conflict since 2011 therefore the security situation remains volatile. Expatriates are not authorized to travel outside of Myitkyina. There are several daily flights from Yangon to Myitkyina. In Myitkyina, foreigners can circulate with taxis, bicycles or by foot. There is a foreigner community in Myitkyina with many INGOs working there.


  • Starting date : 15th of November 2018

  • Length of the contract:** 12 months

  • Employee status:

  • Salary from 2752 € gross/month according to the experience of the candidate

  • Perdiem

  • Insurances : medical hearth coverage, retirement planning, repatriation

  • Paid holiday : 25 days per year + R&R

  • Status : position open to couples

  • Housing : individual taken in charge by HI

How to apply:

Only online by joining a CV and cover letter via the following link: