Head of Operations

Role: Head of Operations

Location: Yangon,Myanmar(with up to 40% of time spent travelling to project locations and field offices)

Salary: Up to 4,000 USD / month (depending on experience) 

Application closing: Applications will be accepted until 31 July 2019. However, MA-UK will initiate interviews and the selection process for the role on a rolling basis from 15 July 2019 with the aim to have this position filled as soon as an appropriate candidate is identified

Qualified international and Myanmar national candidates are both welcomed to apply.

Who we are?

As part of the Muslim Aid’s global operations, The MA-UK Myanmar Country office was established following the inter-communal violence in Rakhine State in 2012. Since then the country office has been providing support to communities in Myanmar that are affected by disasters, conflict or endemic poverty without regard to their social, religious, or ethnic background. MA-UK Myanmar is currently working in Rakhine State, Yangon, Mandalay Division, Shan State including most-recent expansion in Kachin and Chin State. The country office serves over 300 thousand people through our programs that include healthcare, maternal and child health and nutrition, sustainable livelihood and economy empowerment, water and sanitation, education and disaster risk reduction.

Who we are looking for?

The Head of Operations (HOO) is responsible for the overall leadership, supervision, management, and monitoring of Finance, Logistics & Procurement, HR & Admin, Communications & ICT components of MA-UK’s country operations, ensuring compliance with government regulations, and MA-UK and donor policies and regulations related to these functions. 

Some of the duties (amongst others) of this role are as follows:

  1. Develop long-term vision and action planning achieving significant positive impact on operations (i.e. Finance, Logistics & Procurement, HR & Admin, Communications & ICT) management & accountability within the country programme.
  2. Provide leadership to the development, improvement and implementation of policies, SOPs and guidelines across all key operational areas.
  3. Collaborate with the Head of Programmes (HoP) and Country Director to identify finance needs, financial management issues and develop strategies to address them, optimizing funding opportunities of the country programmes in line with country priorities and the corporate framework.
  4. Ensure that the administration of staff benefits and compensation is in line with the local labour law and any changes in legislation is reflected accordingly.
  5. Have an oversight of the existing risks, identify new/potential risks and ensure that required measures are put in place to mitigate these risks. In addition, bring significant risks, real & potential to the attention of the CD and Senior Management Team, ensuring timely action.
  6. Support the Country Director in strengthening of MA-UK network by build strategic linkages with government departments, members and other stakeholders on matters relevant to the MA-UK activities under the guidance of the Country Director.

Essentials Requirements (amongst others) for this role:

  1. Educated to masters / Post-graduate degree level from recognized university in the field of Finance, Economics, Business Management/Administration or any other relevant discipline or demonstrable equivalent experience.
  2. Substantial proven post qualification experience working in a similar position in an INGO, including Senior Management experience, preferably in similar context
  3. 6-12 years’ experience of senior level finance experience within an International non-profit organization, UN or other
  4. Experience in the financial management of European donors
  5. Extensive knowledge of the technical operating principles, practices, and problems of governmental accounting, hedging, INGO accounting, budget control, procurement, collection, licensing, insurance claims, and payroll administration procedures.

Please read the Job Specification attached for full details on the requirements of the role.

How to apply ? 

Submit your cover letter and detailed resume/CV to hr@mauk-myanmar.org . Please quote “Head of Operations” in the subject line. 

Our recruitment and selection procedures reflect our commitment to the safety and protection of children and vulnerable adults in our care/employment. Successful candidates will be expected to undergo a background check (with your consent). 

We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of their race, sex, disability, religion/belief or age. 


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