Livelihoods Project Manager

from Norwegian Refugee Council
Closing date: 24 Oct 2019

Duties and responsibilities

The purpose of the Livelihoods Project Manager is to manage the implementation of a new Livelihoods project as assigned for Southeast Myanmar.

  • Develop Livelihoods programming in coordination with the Livelihoods Program Development Manager (PDM).
  • Compliance and adherence to NRC policies, CC tools, handbooks and guidelines
  • Responsible for the development and management of funding proposals, project budgets and donor reports
  • Overall management of project staff
  • Implement technical direction and ensure high technical quality of project
  • Coordinate and manage Livelihoods project implementation (activities, budget and project documentation) in line with proposals, strategies and donor requirements
  • Ensure capacity building of project staff and transfer key skills
  • Liaise and collaborate with relevant local and national authorities and stakeholders and represent NRC in relevant forums/cluster/working groups.
  • Promote the rights of IDPs/returnees in line with the advocacy strategy


  • University degree (Masters preferred) in management, humanitarian or international affairs, agriculture, or other relevant discipline
  • Minimum 3 years of experience from a senior level project implementation position in humanitarian/recovery context with extensive experience of Livelihoods responses.
  • Prior long-term work experience in Southeast Asia, preferably including very good familiarity with the Myanmar context
  • Experience from working in complex and volatile contexts
  • Technical Livelihoods expertise
  • Documented results related to the position’s responsibilities
  • Knowledge about own leadership skills/profile
  • Fluency in English, both written and verbal

  • Knowledge of the Southeast Myanmar context an advantage

  • Adaptability to life in a secondary city with frequent travel to smaller towns

  • Knowledge of local language – Myanmar language - is an advantage

  • Experience with managing rural/agricultural and small enterprise programs is essential

Personal qualities

  • Managing resources to optimize results
  • Managing performance and development
  • Empowering and building trust
  • Handling insecure environments
  • Strategic thinking
  • Initiating action and change

We can offer

Commencement: As soon as possible

Duration: 12 months

Salary/benefits: According to NRC’s general directions

Grade: 8 - see attached NRC grade structure

Duty station: Southeast Myanmar with approx 50 % travel .

Approved health certificate will be requested before contract start.All NRC employees are expected to work in accordance with the organisation’s core values: dedication, innovation, inclusivity and accountability. These attitudes and believes shall guide our actions and relationships

How to apply:

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