one-time    regular

Head of Programmes Myanmar (m/f/d)

Job Description

arche noVa - initiative for people in need is a religiously independent non-profit and non-governmental organisation (NGO) from Dresden/Germany working primarily in the field of humanitarian aid, rehabilitation and development. Our primary focus is Water and Sanitation.

The organisation is based in Dresden, Germany, and is a member of Aktion Deutschland Hilft (ADH), the alliance of German aid organizations. arche noVa bears since 1996 the donation seal of the German Central Institute for Social Issues (DZI).

In Myanmar arche noVa is active since September 2008. At the moment we are implementing projects in two different regions: Northern Shan State and Rakhine State. Our main sectors are: WASH, DRR and basic infrastructure. For the implementation and coordination of arche noVa’ country program we are looking for a

Head of Programmes Myanmar (m/f/d)

The responsibilities of the Program Manager include operational and project management, financial management, communication and representation of arche noVa to the local authorities and the other local stakeholders. The Head of Programmes Myanmar is based in Yangon with frequent travel to project sites.

Position to be filled: a.s.a.p.

Your responsibilities

The Head of Programmes will

  • Be responsible for planning, implementation, management, monitoring and evaluation of project activities as well as impacts of the projects
  • Provide accurate and timely project-related reports
  • Prepare future proposals as well as seek new funding opportunities
  • Ensure Budget Control in cooperation with Head of Finance
  • Be responsible for optimal use of logistical, financial and human resources
  • Provide PR department at HQ with relevant material for the visibility of the project and further fundraising
  • Focal person for PSEA
  • Be responsible for the organization and the monitoring of all procurement within the project in coordination with the Logistician
  • Be responsible for interim and final reports in coordination with the head of mission
  • Coordinate and link with partners, donors, stakeholders; proactively seek potential collaborations and funding opportunities
  • Provide Human Resource Management/Team leading/on-the-job coaching
  • Develop structures and processes
Your competences
  • A relevant College or University degree and or a relevant special vocational training showing a strong thematically background in WaSH
  • Minimum of seven (7) years demonstrated experience in international emergency and development project management (> 2 years in a leading position oversea)
  • Fluency in English (written and oral)
  • Demonstrated experience in programme and human resource management
  • Experience in writing project proposals incl. budget and monitoring of those projects
  • Solid analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Excellent communication and networking capacities
  • Ability to effectively lead an intercultural team 
  • Flexibility, ability to work under stress and capacity to meet tight deadlines

Nice to have:

  • Experience in WaSH, DRR and / or basic infrastructure
  • Language knowledge in German
  • Awareness of the Myanmar humanitarian, development, security and political context
  • Working experience in an Asian context
  • Knowledge in Funds of Donors (like BMZ, UN Ocha Pooled Based Fund, DFID, Unicef)
  • Knowledge especially in implementing emergency relief projects and transitional aid
We offer
  • Competitive salary according to internal salary scale
  • International health and hazard insurance
  • grant to housing allowance
  • 2.5 days leave per month (30 days per year)

Duration: 12 months with possibility of extension

Yangon, Myanmar
Application deadline

Deadline for application: as long as it is published

Please send CV, references and cover letter in one pdf document to Ms Richter: bewerbung [at]">bewerbung [at] Please describe your motivation of working for arche noVa and as Head of Programmes Myanmar and tell us your salary expectations

Subject: HoP Myanmar

Further information:

Susann Richter
Susann Richter
HR and Compliance Manager
+49 351 481984-33
susann.richter [at]
We look forward to receiving your application.