We are currently seeking a Country Director (CD) in Myanmar to represent Helen Keller, develop new programs, expand our funding and lead the Country Office and its programs in a manner that reflects our mission and ensures technical excellence in the delivery of all activities.
The CD reports directly to the Regional Director, Asia Pacific, and leads the Country Management Team (CMT). The position directly supervises a team of professional level staff, works closely with colleagues at all levels of Helen Keller’s global management structure and may be called upon to participate in global working groups or steering committees.
Helen Keller’s programs require close relations with governments, partner universities and NGOs, private industry, donors, and UN agencies and the CD will represent Helen Keller at relevant external meetings.
Helen Keller has a matrixed reporting structure that respects both the line management and authority within country office and global management hierarchies; and the accountability and oversight duties of the many subject matter experts that support our country offices. Regular communication and a spirit of teamwork among colleagues, both hierarchically and laterally, are essential to make this structure thrive.
The Country Director provides strategic leadership and develops action plans that further the mission of Helen Keller and meet the evolving conditions in Myanmar. S/he has overall responsibility for ensuring technical and operational excellence in the delivery of all activities to achieve the objectives established in grants and strategic plans and representing Helen Keller to disseminate findings and secure and expand funding for project activities in the country. This position is based in Yangon with regular travel to project sites and the capital city of Nay Pyi Taw required, although this has recently been curtailed by the advent of Covid-19.