Organisation : Mekong Economics Ltd.Position : Project ManagerDuration : From June 2019 (or earlier) to August 2023 (full-time)Location : Naypyitaw (Ministry Office)Project DescriptionThe Irrigated Agriculture Inclusive Development Project (IAIDP), a sector project, will increase agricultural value added by improving irrigation and strengthening agricultural value chains in three regions of Myanmar's central dry zone (CDZ). It will support the development of district-wide agricultural value chains and the modernization of irrigation systems in Magway district of the Magway region, Shwebo district of the Sagaing region, and Meiktila and Yamethin districts in the Mandalay region during a 7-year implementation period.Responsibilities:Project Manager is responsible for day-to-day management and coordination of the Project and for planning, administering and coordinating all project activities. Project Manager reports to Project Director and has specific tasks to:(i) Ensure that the project is implemented in accordance with ADB Guidelines, the Loan Agreement, this Project Administration Manual, and that relevant rules and regulations of the government and ADB, including its safeguard policies;(ii) Coordinate across relevant departments within MOALI, their sub-national level offices, other government agencies and project stakeholders for smooth communications and timely implementation and reporting of all project activities;(iii) Ensure timely preparation of Annual Work Plans, including all project supported activities, and their implementation, liaising with and facilitating the involved departments and other entities;(iv) Prepare and submit to Project Director in the MOALI the regular progress reports;(v) Prepare and submit to the Asian Development Bank quarterly and annual reports as per agreed formats;(vi) Review and clear reports and documents from other PMU staff, including bid documents and consultant reports, before they are submitted to the government and ADB;(vii) Liaise with national and international institutions in matters requiring mutual cooperation;(viii) Facilitate smooth communications of project related information within the MOALI as well as to external stakeholders to enhance transparency;(ix) Guide, supervise and coordinate the activities and functions of the PMU staff, and ensure their quality performances; and(x) Keep Project Director updated with all important matters related to the project, and alert him immediately when serious issues are reported.
Qualifications: • Bachelor’s degree at minimum, and preferably a master’s degree or equivalent qualification in engineering, project management, government administration or a related field; • A minimum of 10 years post-graduate professional experience; • Extensive, demonstrated experience in managing or supporting management of large and diverse teams, preferably as part of internationally-supported projects or programs that work closely with Myanmar government agencies in agricultural development, irrigation and/or similar social sectors; • Excellent communication skills in written and spoken English. * Evidence of completion of project management training provided by an international agency/entity will be preferable.
- Accommodation and transportation will be provided in Nay Pyi Taw. - Enjoy Per diem/field allowances while in field
- Applications are accepted until 31st May 2019
- Experience working with Government Ministry for ADB project.
Mekong Economics (MKE) has a broad base of experience in the Greater Mekong Sub-Region, providing specialised services to international development agencies and corporate clients. MKE has conducted numerous development projects for numerous donor agencies including the World Bank, the Asian Development Bank, the United Nations, Australian Aid, Finnish Aid, Irish Aid, and with Government Ministries. Projects conducted under MKE cover wide arrays of topic such as health, nutrition, agriculture, education, gender, international trade policy, and infrastructure. MKE services include Economic Research, Commercial Services, Surveys, Baselines, Impact Evaluation and M&E and other services.