Terre des Hommes Italia

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Country Representative


Terre des Hommes Italia has been working in Myanmar since 2004, implementing its projects in the field of emergency, children’s rights, food security and livelihood in general.

Currently actions are concentrated in two areas of Myanmar: The Central Dry Zone and the surroundings of Yangon.

In Yangon area and in the Dry Zone TDH IT supports child protection and education projects, whereas in the Dry Zone is supporting villages with livelihood, nutrition and climate smart agriculture interventions.

Food security, agriculture and access to the market are the basis of our interventions.


The collaboration will start in February 2019.

The main duty station will be Yangon for coordination and representative duties, with periodical field visits to Nay Pyi Taw and in the project area in the Dry Zone or other areas for need assessments.

The Country Representative will respond to the HQs Senior Programs Manager.


Role description

The Country Representative (CR) is accountable and responsible for the management and coordination of all TDH Italy’s activities in Myanmar. He/she responds to the Senior Project Manager in Italy’s Headquarter for the whole Delegation under her/his supervision.

She/he directly supervises Myanmar Head Office staff (HOS), such as Operations (Human Resources (HR), Administration (ADM), Monitor and Evaluation (M&E) and Programs (1-Protection and Education; 2- Livelihood and Nutrition).


- Formally Represent TDH Italy.  Maintain good relations with relevant stakeholders, such as: Myanmar Government, Donors, other Organizations (private sector, civil society, public institutions).

- Search for funding opportunities, alone and/or in collaboration with Program Managers. This includes direct participation in proposal writing.

- Maintain update on country legal, political and security framework. Inform the Headquarter on relevant changes related to NGO laws, taxes, policies and any other change that could impact TDH Italy’s work in Myanmar. Prepare security plans if relevant.

- Develop and promote country strategy. Coordination and supervision of three years plan (to be ready for 31/03/2019) and budgeting, for Delegation and Programs. Lead Programs development, update country strategy and promote with relevant stakeholders.

- Promote Visibility. Ensure that TDH Italy in Myanmar gets proper visibility among stakeholders.

- Administration and finance (Country finance oversight):

  • Supervise the correct funds flow from Italy and within Myanmar.
  • Manage Delegation Budget and funds transfer from Italy.
  • Ensure compliance with operational and administrative procedures. Update and revise if necessary.
  • Oversee the correct and timely financial management of all projects.

- HR. Coordinate, support and manage Head Office staff. Ensure information flow, supervise and coordinate working plans and ensure goals achievement. Identify capacity gaps and prepare capacity development plan accordingly.

- M&E. Oversee regular data collection and reporting (internal and to donors). Participate when relevant to field visit. Regularly inform the HQ and send monthly report.

-International Federation of Terre des Hommes. Monthly represents TDH IT in sharing information and coordinating local activities inside the International Federation of Terre des Hommes.

-National Regulatory Authorities.  Keeping update our schedules (projects and national registration requirements) as well as all the necessary steps for having a peaceful presence in the country abiding to National rules and regulations.

Detailed tasks and duties:[L1] 

  1. Be the Country Delegate.
  2. By the end of March 2019 a three years strategic plan should be ready.
  3. Supervise project management including administration, accounting, procurement, staffing and reporting.
  4. Guarantee documentation of all project activities, through reports and other visibility tools, as required and agreed upon with the donor
  5. Support the national institutions for the successful implementation of the Sponsorship activities[L2] 
  6. Meeting periodically with the other member organizations of the International Federation of Terre des Hommes.
  7. Attend meetings with UN Agencies representatives, EU representatives, local and international NGOs officers, private sector and civil society representatives, whenever required
  8. Seek funding possibilities and create project proposals for private and public donors, according to the above mentioned Strategic Plan.
  9. Do planning including related financial provisions under the supervision of the Senior Programs Manager
  10. Ensure the elaboration of monthly internal reports (projects’ reports, M&E reports etc) on achievements, projects, problems encountered, pertinent developments, and strategic needs
  11. Be involved in visibility actions taken by TDH IT in order to promote in-Country activities and to raise funds accordingly


Master degree or higher in agronomy, economics, or international development.

Minimum 5 years’ experience working in foreign countries on agricultural, livelihoods and market approach.

Minimum 5 year of working experience at management level with INGO, or UN, or Donor agencies.

Previous experience of at least 3 years as INGO Country Representative will be considered a strong asset.

Strong understanding of development issues and ability to translate organizational goals into actions

Knowledge of major donors rules and regulations.

Proven ability to work creatively and independently.

Enthusiasm and determination to make the organization grow.

Ability to train, mobilize, and manage both international and national staff

Knowledge of procurement procedures

Proven experience in project proposal writing (from need assessment to final presentation)

Experience in developing country strategies

Excellent abilities in dealing with international donors for presentation and negotiation of project proposals

Strong networking and negotiation skills

Communication skills with ability to work closely with local staff, beneficiaries, and partners

Strong organizational and leadership skills

Problem-solving and analytical skills

Supervisory and M&E skills as well as experience with NGO procedures, approaches and operations


Strong computer skills
Fluency in English (written and spoken)


Experience in Livelihood, Value Chain or WASH will e considered an asset.

Experience in Organizational development

Minimum 5 years’ experience working in foreign countries on agricultural, livelihoods and market approach.

[L3] Experience in both development and humanitarian contexts

Prior experience in Myanmar or in South East Asia

Knowledge of Italian language.


CVs must be sent to:



Please report the following: Myanmar/2019/CR


Unfortunately, due to the high number of applications we receive we are unable to provide feedback if unsuccessful at applicant stage. Only short-listed candidates will be updated on the status of their application.


Ti rimando le  [L1]e attualti ToR, se vuoi usarlele per descrivre il ruolo.

 [L2]Non abbiamo partners per il SAD

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