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MINE Project Director

The Myanmar/Burma Indigenous Network for Education (MINE), is currently made up of 24
education organizations representing 12 Indigenous groups living in remote, often conflict
affected areas across Myanmar.

MINE has two main roles:
1. To support the provision of locally informed and owned quality education services in
Indigenous communities.
2. To advocate for improved access to and quality of relevant basic education for
Indigenous children.

MINEs current project activities include pre-service, in service and mobile teacher training,
parent education/awareness, and school management capacity building and reach 1621
schools, 5549 teachers, 135237 students and approximately 48000 parents. MINE will soon
start a new initiative to bring over 82000 out-of-school children into school.

Position Description:
The Project Director will take an active role in driving MINEs growth to serve more teachers,
students, and communities throughout the Network. The Project Director will lead the strategic
direction and all project activities in collaboration with MINE partner organizations and the
management team. The Project Director will be responsible for leading a team of over staff.
The Director reports to the MINE Board and Project Co-Director. The position is based in Pyin
Oo Lwin but will require frequent travel throughout Burma.

Oversight and Management:
Assume ultimate responsibility for the success of the project
Oversee all project activities and ensure implementation according to donor
requirements and organizational policies and procedures
Directly oversee the work of the Head of Policy and Advocacy, Project Coordinator, and
Head of Operations
Oversee recruitment of staff and the development of systems, policies, and procedures
Networking and Advocacy:

Network, promote, and represent MINE in a range of forums.

Lead the development of, and implementation of MINEs advocacy strategy


Lead MINEs organizational development

Establish and maintain a strong and collaborative MINE team dedicated to MINEs
Ensure all program activities are sensitive to and responsive to changes in the political, social,
and economic environments.

Qualifications and Experience:

Masters Degree in education, development, or a related field preferred.
Minimum 5 years experience working with non-governmental and community-based
Proven success directing and working flexibly, respectfully, and empathetically with a
diverse range of people
Demonstrated ability to lead a large team across multiple projects
Adaptability to changing contexts
Strong interpersonal skills
Ability to plan, prioritize, and work on various assignments simultaneously
Ability to work independently and collaboratively
Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, and Power Point.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills including fluency in English and
Myanmar required.
Additional Requirements:
Flexibile as to hours and location of work.

Salary and Benefits:
Local salary commensurate to experience and qualifications.

Application Deadline:
May 31, 2015

Application Process:
Please send a cover letter, CV, and three professional references (e-mail & Skype) to with MINE Project Director in the subject line.