Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC)

Ingo Forum Programme Manager

Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC)

Job Description


NRC is looking for a Programme Manager, North-West to join the INGO Forum in Myanmar. The role holder will work closely with INGO Forum members to support humanitarian Coordination and operational response among key actors.

If you are diplomatic and collaborative leader; with strong interpersonal, networking, collaborative, and stakeholder management skills; as well as good negotiation and communication skills, then this is the role for you! **This position is open to Myanmarese / Burmese Nationals only**

What You Will Do

Sub-National Coordination (40%): Serve as the INGO Forum’s representative in North-West Myanmar, coordinating operational and advocacy work. Information Management (20%): Develop and maintain a network of response organisations. Localisation & Responsible Partnerships (15%): Leading localisation strategies. Coordination & Networking (15%): Coordinate with internal and external actors to enhance overall humanitarian efforts. Communication & Analysis (10%): Joint messaging and evidence-based analysis.

What You Will Bring

Bachelor’s degree. Coordination, information management, communications, and/or advocacy experience in a humanitarian, recovery, development and/or peacebuilders context. Rakhine, and/or North-West Myanmar, context exposure and knowledge. English and Burmese fluency, both written and verbal.

What Makes This Position Attractive?

This position will work closely with INGO Forum members and response actors in the North-West (Rakhine, Chin, Magway, and Sagaing) to support humanitarian coordination and operational response among key actors. The role holder will work closely with the INGO Forum Secretariat in advising the Forum’s membership and partners, sharing information, capacity strengthening, and supporting policy and advocacy work.  The position also supports strategic coordination between INGOs in the North-West and Yangon.  This position supports the efforts of INGOs for effective and principled Humanitarian Action and Development Assistance, as well as their strategic representation with UN agencies, the de facto authorities (where possible), and local civil society. Female candidates are strongly encouraged to join our work culture that empowers every employee to share ideas and take responsibility.

What We Offer

Sittwe, Myanmar or Yangon, Myanmar duty station. 12-month contract duration. Grade 9 in NRC’s Salary Scale. NRC offers a competitive compensation and benefits package. NRC is an equal opportunities employer and aims to have staffing diversity in terms of age, gender, ethnicity, nationality, and physical ability. We think outside the box, encourage ideas, and give responsibility to all employees at all levels. You will have many opportunities to be heard and take the initiative.

Key Information - Please Take Note When Applying

We highly encourage you to learn more about the role: please review the full Job Description here. Learn more about NRC’s operation in Myanmar here. Apply by completing all the system-required fields of your experience, employment history, and education in your application. Ensure to attach your latest CV. Submit your application and CV in English. When creating your profile, include your full name as per your passport. To apply as an internal candidate, click on the suitcase icon “I am an employee” on the top right of the page to be redirected to NRC’s internal career site. This position is open to Myanmarese / Burmese Nationals only. Don’t meet every single requirement? Studies have shown that women and people of colour are less likely to apply to jobs unless they meet every single qualification. NRC is dedicated to building a diverse and inclusive workplace, so if you’re excited about this role and you meet most, but not all the requirements, we encourage you to apply anyway. Applications that do not meet the minimum standards in terms of experience or qualifications will generally not be considered. Unsolicited applications not related to this specific job advertisement will not be considered. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. We receive many applicants for each vacant position. Unfortunately, we do not have the resources to give detailed feedback to applicants who have not been shortlisted. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Interested candidates are encouraged to apply early. For any queries, please email us at with “INGO Forum Programme Manager North-West Myanmar” as the subject line.
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