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Job Details

City:
Yangon
Job Location:
Myanmar
Contract Type:
Full time
Job category:
Project Management

Company Details

Company industry:
NGO / INGO / Non-Profit
No. of Employees:
21-50

Preferred Candidate

Career level:
Manager (supervisor of staff)
Degree:
Bachelor's degree
Minimum years of experience:
2-5 years

Professional Skills

Professional Skills

Language Skills

English

Job Description

Primary function of the position: SMART Myanmar is a project funded by the European Union and operating since 2013. The second phase of the project, from 2016-2019, includes working with over 200+ factories in the Myanmar garment industry to improve working conditions and environmental sustainability. In addition, the project trains and engages over two dozen local banks on financial products & services and works to grow a responsible and sustainable garment manufacturing industry in the country. The Project Manager is responsible for working closely with the Team Leader to manage the implementation of project activities, especially for communications & visibility with brands and other stakeholders, efficient workflow of technical training programs and general office management and administration. The Project Manager shall also assist the Team Leader in the piloting and design of new actions and the management of a project team of over 15 staff. Major responsibilities: • Support the SMART Myanmar Team Leader in project implementation and management. • Communicate with the project’s implementing partners and associates, especially sequa gGmbH, MGMA, ADFIAP, AVE and Made-by • Ensure that project’s staff effectively coordinate and conduct all workshops, consultancy missions and events. • Establish contacts and relationships with garment sector stakeholders working on issues of sustainability and responsible manufacturing. • Work with sequa gGmbH and Made-by on a consumer awareness campaign, targeted jointly at consumers in Europe and Myanmar. • Monitor and evaluate the impact of project activities related to green finance and public procurement, both quantitative and qualitative. • Interview stakeholders on project results, producing articles using quotes and photos for the project’s website and newsletter. • Design and deliver the project’s quarterly newsletter. • Manage SMART’s activities related to women’s empowerment, including assisting in the development of new community centers, smartphone apps and educational programs for women garment workers. • Responsible for managing general office administration, including managing the work of the project’s administrative & finance officer, cleaner and driver. Other responsibilities: • Innovate. Suggest and implement new approaches to help the project achieve maximum impact in accordance with the project’s contract with the EU. Work closely with the Team Leader and SMART’s Technical Experts to adapt and improve trainings and to introduce new topics and approaches, especially related with energy and waste reductions, OHS and workforce/management cooperation. • Attend relevant workshops and participate in industry dialogue with brands and other stakeholders. • Any other related duties as required and instructed by the Team Leader.

Position Requirements

• Innovate. Suggest and implement new approaches to help the project achieve maximum impact in accordance with the project’s contract with the EU. Work closely with the Team Leader and SMART’s Technical Experts to adapt and improve trainings and to introduce new topics and approaches, especially related with energy and waste reductions, OHS and workforce/management cooperation. • Attend relevant workshops and participate in industry dialogue with brands and other stakeholders. • Any other related duties as required and instructed by the Team Leader. Qualifications and required experience: • Fluent in Myanmar and English. • Minimum of 3-5 years professional work experience. • Experience with Microsoft Excel, Word and similar programs • Experience in managing an international project • University degree • Very strong organizational skills and good time management Desired (but not required) additional qualifications and experience: • Basic speaking ability in either Chinese, Korean or Thai. • At least 1-2 years of experience working with an international project or company. • Some professional experience working with at least one or more of the following: ✦ monitoring & evaluations, ✦ public relations & communications, ✦ experience working with Myanmar garment sector ✦ garment and/or apparel manufacturing ✦ social media skills ✦ experience with website content management The SMART Myanmar project has a friendly and energetic team of 15 staff. We seek applicants with a friendly personality, excellent communications ability and adaptable attitude. Direct supervisor is the SMART Myanmar Team Leader. Position type: Contract until December, 2019 Salary: Competitive salary and benefits based on experience and qualifications. Interviews will be conducted on a rotating basis between February 27th and March 31st. Candidates will be notified during the first week of April with a target start date of May 2nd.

About the Company

SMART Myanmar is a four-year project (2016-2019) funded by the European Union. The project actively works on the sustainable development of the garment industry.

Working closely with companies and business support organizations located in Myanmar, the project aims to build capacity by increasing skills and knowledge in local partner organizations to realize a switch to sustainable production that embraces social and environmental compliance. 

SMART Myanmar fosters cooperation with multinational retailers and foreign investors to build deep-rooted business relations with Myanmar factories. Parallel to this, the branding initiative “Made in Myanmar” informs European and Myanmar consumers about Myanmar’s increasing orientation towards sustainable production in garment manufacturing.

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