The Country Director (CD) leads the successful development and implementation of Pact’s large and complex program in Myanmar, providing strategic direction and dynamic leadership to the country team, and representing Pact with the host government, donor agencies and leaders in the private sector. Key areas of responsibility include: program planning; new business development; timely and efficient program implementation, monitoring, and reporting; and compliance with Pact's policies and donors' award terms and conditions.
Responsive to the politically-sensitive context, the CD develops and implements the country office strategy in cooperation with Pact’s senior management team and local and international partners. S/he effectively harnesses the expertise, experience and ideas of Pact’s diverse program support teams to channel them into impactful partnerships with the country program, and promotes learning from experience through research and contextual analysis to develop high-impact strategies that address immediate and long-term solutions to the most pressing development challenges. S/he oversees and improves implementing systems, policies and procedures for Pact operations in Myanmar and ensures effective financial oversight, staff security and human resource management. The ideal candidate is a skilled communicator, able to develop and utilize strong relationships with team members, partners and donors in country, and build highly effective working relationships across the organization, including with headquarters units, other field offices, and Pact affiliates.
The CD reports to the Asia Eurasia (AEA) Regional Director.
Essential Job Responsibilities
Strategy & Vision
Program Impact, Monitoring and Evaluation and Learning
Influence & Representation
Program Operations and Compliance
A successful CD for Pact Myanmar will provide effective leadership to the Pact team. S/he will have high emotional intelligence, constructive mentoring skills and proven experience in capacity building; be committed to long-term program sustainability and the delivery of high-impact activities at the community level; effectively represent programmatic priorities of the team to donors and regional counterparts; have a strong commitment to teamwork and accountability; thrive in an evolving and challenging environments, gracefully handling difficulties; 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.