short term contract
Bhamo, Myanmar (Birmanie)
1800 - 1980€ (Monthly)
1 yrs of exp.
Posted on 04-05-2023
Start : mai 2023
> End : octobre 2023

Solidarites International

Agir en faveur de l'accès à l'eau potable et à l'assainissement pour tous et venir en aide aux populations frappées par les conflits, les épidémies et catastrophes naturelles.

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Desired start date: 15/05/23

Duration of the mission: 6 months, potentially renewable

Location: Bhamo, Kachin state, Myanmar


SOLIDARITES INTERNATIONAL (SI) is an international humanitarian aid association which, since more than 40 years, has been providing assistance to populations affected by armed conflicts and natural disasters by meeting their basic needs for food, water and shelter. Particularly committed to the fight against diseases linked to unsafe water, the leading cause of death in the world, SI's interventions provide expertise in the field of access to drinking water, sanitation and hygiene promotion, but also in the essential area of food security and livelihoods. Present in some twenty countries, the SI teams – 2500 people in total, made up of expatriates, national staff, permanent staff at HQ, and a few volunteers - intervene with professionalism and commitment while respecting cultural norms.


SI has been in Myanmar since 2008, first responding to the devastating Nargis Cyclone. In 2011 and 2012, SI expanded to new regions focusing on Livelihoods, Food Security, Shelter, and WASH.

SI is currently mainly operating in Rakhine and in Kachin States with outreach emergency capacities through its local partners in Chin, Sagaing and Magway States. The operations are supported by the Coordination team based in Yangon.

While continuing to support the vulnerable communities suffering from a long-term protracted crisis, SI is also developing a stronger and more responsive Emergency component, either directly or through local partners, to tackle the growing needs spreading across the country.

In November 2022, 12 international staff and 310 national staff are working with SI Myanmar to implement projects focusing on Wash, FSL and Emergency response. Projects are ranging from immediate life-saving response (Water Scarcity in Rakhine, rehabilitation, Operation and maintenance of sanitation facilities, desludging and sludge treatment, water supply facilities, Emergency response to new displacements etc.) to the search for more sustainable solutions to protracted crisis (handover to communities and local organizations, capacity-building, community empowerment etc.).

SI’s main donors are FCDO, ECHO, CIAA, CDCS and UN agencies.


General objective:

Under the supervision of the administrative coordinator, the administrator carries out administrative, accounting and financial management of his/her base, in compliance with donor and SOLIDARITES International procedures. He/she supervises accounting operations and cash management, and carries out budget follow up in conjunction with the program managers.

He/she is also one of those charged with ensuring that Solidarités International’s Human Resources policy is properly implemented at the base. He supports monitors and trains the members of his administrative team.

The main challenges:

  • Continue reinforcing technical skills of the administrative team through clear individual action plans in collaboration with HR/Finance Coordination.
  • Reinforce Base’s capacities (admin, HR and log) on partnership management.
  • Working remotely (even if the team is really available online and used to remote management since they already had 9 months with an Admin Manager working remotely).
  • Major access challenges making it unlikely for the expatriate to reach Myanmar and the position is expected to be held fully remotely.
  • Communication in a non-English speaking context: The administrative team and partners are not fluent in English.
  • Local partner’s management: remote management, English level of the partner and fluctuant internet connection means that the relationship with partners is mainly assured by the admin team on the ground.
  • WPN (in NGCA near Lwegel): on-going lasting partnership. The admin team have good relations with them, ensuring a smooth collaboration for the reporting. No major concern.
  • Alinn Banmaw (in Bhamo): new partner. Capacity building plan to prepare then start implementing (mainly by the admin team on the ground).

Priorities for the 2/3 first months:

  • Finance capacity-building for the Deputy Admin Manager (proposal budget compilation mainly)
  • Ensure smooth work-relation with new partner Alinn Banmaw.

Responsibilities and main activities:

  • Administrative management of the staff.
  • Cash-flow/bookkepping.
  • Budgetary / financial monitoring.
  • Team Management.
  • Administrative management of the mission.
  • Reporting / Communication.

Education / academic background:

Master in financial or HR Management or related field of expertise.

Specific skills and experience:

  • Minimum of one-year proven experience in HR and financial management in humanitarian crisis context.
  • Proven experience in team management and in training / capacity building.
  • Experience in remote work and management a plus.
  • Previous experience with SI is a plus.
  • Knowledge in administrative, human resources and finance linked to humanitarian projects
  • Knowledge of Solidarités International rules and procedures.
  • Software to manage: SAGA, HOMERE and Microsoft suite with very good Excel skills
  • Training and/ or coaching as previous experience is mandatory;
  • Previous experience in working in partnership with local organizations
  • Capacity and will to work remotely.

Transferable skills

  • Capacity to delegate and motivate a team.
  • Team management.
  • Experience to build team capacity and manage daily workload at the same time.
  • Excellent listening skills.
  • Patience, diplomacy, flexibility, autonomy.


  • Bilingual in English and capacity to work with non-native English speakers.
  • Burmese or French are a plus.


A salaried position:

According to experience, starting from EUR 1980 gross per month (1800 base salary + 10% annual leave allowance paid monthly) and a monthly Per Diem of USD 700.

SI also covers accommodation costs and travel expenses between the expatriate's country of origin and the place of assignment.

Breaks: During the assignment, a system of alternation between work and time off is implemented at the rate of 7 working days every three months (with a USD 850 break allowance, allocated by Sl). To these breaks periods, SI grants one (1) additional rest day per month worked.

Insurance package: Expatriates benefit from an insurance package which refunds all healthcare expenses (including medical and surgical expenses, dental care and ophthalmological expenses, repatriation) and a welfare system including war risks. Essential vaccination and antimalarial treatment costs are refunded.


  • Individual, comfortable room in the guesthouse, with electricity 24/7.
  • Internet and Phone network available

No constraint related to the security context in Kachin since it is currently impossible to obtain any humanitarian visa to enter Myanmar. The expatriates will be stationed outside of Myanmar, either in their home country or in a country in South-East Asia (possibly Thailand), depending on the mission strategy and capacity.

The guesthouses are comfortable (with a large common area, private bathrooms in some rooms, AC in all rooms) and a proper kitchen area in each. They are equipped with basic furniture (beds, tables, cupboards…) and mosquito nets, bed linen, towels, and fans.


Please note that the COVID 19 pandemic can impact the movements (flights and visa issuance).

Safety and security rules are regularly reviewed and adapted to the situation, to minimize the exposure to the COVID 19, in constant monitoring and adaptation to the context evolution. This includes social distancing, teleworking, and strict hygienic rules, such as regular handwashing etc.

Please note that SI strongly recommends its staff to get the vaccination against COVID 19, using WHO-approved vaccines. If possible, the vaccination should be done before departure, in order to reduce the future logistical constraints once on the field (administration of the 2nd / 3rd dose within a certain time frame).


Do you recognize yourself in this description? If yes, please send us your CV and cover letter!

Please note that CV-only applications will not be considered, and that the vacancy may close before the deadline.

Thank you for your understanding.

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