The Country Director (CD) leads the implementation, coordination, management, and representation of the Pact's large and complex country program in Myanmar. The CD is responsible for the growth, development, and timely and efficient implementation of the country portfolio, working in a politically sensitive context. Responsibilities include oversight of the programs, including team management, operations, new business development, program planning, financial monitoring and reporting, management of procurements and partnerships, and compliance with Pact's policies and donors' award terms and conditions.
The CD is responsible for developing the overall strategic direction for programming in cooperation with Pact’s senior management team and local and international partners. The CD will ensure we learn from experience, thorough research and contextual analysis to develop high impact strategies that address immediate and long-term solutions to the most pressing development challenges. The CD is responsible for developing and implementing systems, policies and procedures for Pact operations in Myanmar; as well as financial oversight, staff security, human resource management and representation. The ideal candidate is a skilled communicator, able to develop and utilize strong relationships with team members, partners and donors; likewise, will coordinate with their supervisor and be skilled at building highly effective working relationships with HQ. The CD will harness the expertise, experience and ideas of Pact’s diverse program support teams to channel them into impactful partnerships with country programs.
Essential Job Responsibilities
Program Impact, Monitoring and Evaluation and Learning
Influence & Representation
Program Operations and Compliance
A successful Country Director for Pact Myanmar will provide effective leadership to the Pact team. S/he will have high emotional intelligence, constructive mentoring skills and proven experience with capacity building. S/he will be committed to long-term program sustainability and the delivery of high-impact activities at the community level. The Myanmar CD will represent programmatic priorities of the team to donors and regional counterparts. Successful Pact team members have a strong commitment to teamwork and accountability, thrive in evolving and challenging environments, and make effective written and verbal communication a priority. The ability to facilitate dialogue among a diverse group of individuals with various skill sets and working styles is essential. The Myanmar CD will thrive with the uncertainty the context brings and can gracefully handle difficulties.