Economic Recovery Technical Coordinator (Short-Term)


Duty Station: Remote

Reporting to: Head of Programmes

Direct Report: None

Technical reports: Economic Recovery Program Managers

Overall purpose of the role: DRC Myanmar is looking for an experienced technical coordinator who will provide targeted and high-quality guidance, support and capacity strengthening to DRC’s economic recovery programming across Myanmar. Core priorities inherent to the role are ensuring harmonization and country-wide consistency, strengthening program quality and leveraging best practices, developing donor relationships, and supporting the likely scale-up of programming in the coming year. DRC Myanmar operates in a fluid, often access-constrained environment, and this position should lead on developing adaptive, context-driven programming.


Technical Support

• Provide flexible and high quality remote and in-person technical guidance and support on economic recovery programming (particularly CVA) to Project Managers (PMs) and other relevant programme and operations staff

• Develop programme strategy in line with context and needs and integrated with other DRC sectors/areas of intervention. Develop, revise, and ensure the roll out of DRC Myanmar Economic Recovery strategy

• Provide technical oversight of programme activities; and support start up or development of new programming as required, including through regular field visits

• Lead development, harmonization, rolling out of and training in core programme tools, guidance, and standard operating procedures (SOPs) as required

Technical Line Management & Capacity Strengthening

• Identify technical and/or programmatic gaps and provide training, mentoring and capacity building as required, and specifically for technical line reports

Programme Development, Coordination, and Oversight

• Support in harmonisation of Economic Recovery programming approaches across field sites

• Lead design, finalisation, and technical oversight of relevant proposals, donor reports and projects, in coordination with Area Managers and PMs

• Support MEAL team on developing and coordinating assessments, data collection and analysis – including inter-sectoral assessments – to inform evidence-based response analysis and programme design


• External Representation at technical coordination forums/meetings

• Develop and maintain close working relationships with Economic Recovery actors

• Raise any issues of non-compliance and assure compliance with relevant DRC standards and procedures

• Provide regular updates to Head of Programmes and Senior Management Team (SMT)

• Any other duties as agreed with Head of Programmes

• Recovery team

Experience and technical competencies: (include years of experience) • Professional technical experience evidencing and demonstrating ability to deliver against the above-mentioned responsibilities:

• Minimum 5 years international humanitarian field experience, with specific focus on livelihoods and cash programming

• Experience in rapidly changing humanitarian contexts, and of working with forcibly displaced people

• Relevant practitioner knowledge of and experience with relevant livelihoods support and cash & markets-based programming technical tools and guidance

• Substantive knowledge of relevant livelihoods approaches – including M4P, TVET, skills development, and financial inclusion

• Strong knowledge of cash-based programming – both modalities, and on payment systems/transfer mechanisms

• Experience delivering targeted and high-quality technical training and capacity building, including in settings with remote technical management

• Substantial experience in both a technical advisory role and with hands-on programme management and implementation across the project/programme cycle

• Confident and effective representation and communication skills

• Strong proposal development and report-writing skills

• Analytical thinking and supervisory skills

• Excellent organisational skills, ability to determine priorities and attention to detail

• Excellent interpersonal and coordination skills, including working with different groups, partners and nationalities

• Previous technical advisory and implementation experience in, and understanding of, working in volatile and access constrained contexts – is highly desirable

Education: (include certificates, licenses etc.) • Master’s in Social Sciences, Economics, Development Studies or other relevant field

Key stakeholders: (internal and external)

· Senior Management, including SMT

· Area Management

· Technical Coordinators

Conditions Contract: DRC will offer the successful applicant a 4-month contract. Salary and conditions will be in accordance with DRC’s Terms of Employment for Expatriate. The position is placed in Employment Band F non-management.

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