Country Director - Myanmar

Country Director - Myanmar

ADRA - Adventist Development and Relief Agency

Yangon, Myanmar


The ADRA Country Director in Myanmar is responsible for providing strategic leadership and effective management of the country office so that it fulfils its purpose as the humanitarian and development agency of the Seventh-day Adventist Church. The Country Director reports to the ADRA Myanmar Board and is responsible for all aspects of the operations of ADRA in Myanmar.

Core Competencies


Provides others with a clear direction; motivates and empowers others; recruits staff of a high calibre; provides staff with development opportunities and coaching; sets appropriate standards of behaviour, gives regular feedback.


Gains clear agreement and commitment from others by persuading, convincing and negotiating; makes effective use of political processes to influence and persuade others; promotes ideas on behalf of oneself or others; makes a strong personal impact and manages one’s impression on others.


Works strategically to realise ADRA’s goals; sets and develops strategies; identifies and develops positive and compelling visions of ADRA’s future potential; takes account of a wide range of issues across and related to ADRA.


Keeps up to date with competitor information and market/funding trends; identifies business opportunities for the organisation; maintains awareness of developments in the organisational structure and politics; demonstrates financial awareness; controls costs and thinks in terms of profit, loss and added value.

Position Outcomes

  • The ADRA Myanmar team collectively make a meaningful contribution to advancing the implementation of ADRA’s Strategic Framework in Myanmar. (ADRA Asia Regional Director);
  • ADRA’s Board in Myanmar are provided with timely and effective advice, reports and analysis that enables good governance and effective decision-making to support ADRA’s purpose. (ADRA Myanmar Board);
  • All ADRA Myanmar personnel experience and contribute to a safe and empowering work environment and culture that reflects ADRA’s core values. (ADRA Myanmar Team);
  • ADRA’s leadership team in Myanmar are competent and committed professionals who are consistently developed through mentoring and performance management. (Leadership Team);
  • ADRA’s country operations and programs in Myanmar meaningfully engage their broader church constituency and contribute to the mission and strategy of the Church. (Church Leaders).

Operational Process Roles


Lead governance and management processes for ADRA Myanmar. Will usually include:

  • Acting as Secretary for the ADRA Myanmar Board and Chair of the ADRA Myanmar ADCOM;
  • Understanding and acting on the financial and programming position of ADRA Myanmar;
  • Overseeing compliance processes in ADRA Myanmar for AAL governance standards;


Lead networking and relationship building efforts by ADRA Myanmar with a focus on engagement with the ADRA network, broader SDA church, Government and other program partners: Will usually include:

  • Participating in strategically selected Union/Mission meetings and events;
  • Liaising and building relationships with officials from relevant Government offices;
  • Representing ADRA Asia at relevant meetings, conferences or events.


Lead implementation of ADRA’s Strategic Framework in Myanmar by leading the development and implementation of a strategic plan. Will usually include:

  • Managing participation by relevant stakeholders in country office strategic planning;
  • Leading the country office team in implementation of the strategic plan;
  • Reporting to the Board and Regional Office on progress against the strategic plan.


Lead processes for the recruitment, performance management, professional development and mentoring of ADRA personnel in Myanmar. Coordinating with other members of the ADRA Myanmar team and Board when appropriate. Will usually include:

  • Leading and managing (or overseeing) the recruitment process for all personnel;
  • Leading and managing (or overseeing) the orientation process for all personnel;
  • Ensuring that succession plans are in place for key personnel;
  • Leading and managing (or overseeing) performance management processes for all personnel;
  • Ensuring all personnel are accessing professional development opportunities.


Take overall responsibility for the Safety and Security of ADRA Myanmar personnel. Will usually include:

  • Ensuring that ADRA Myanmar Safety and Security Plan is updated and implemented;
  • Ensuring that a Safety and Security Focal Point Person is assigned for ADRA Myanmar.

Compliance Expectations

The employee is expected, as a minimum requirement, to be familiar with:

  • ADRA HR Manual;
  • ADRA Finance Manual;
  • ADRA Safety and Security Plan;
  • ADRA Code of Ethics;
  • ADRA Governance Manual;
  • ADRA Licensing and Accreditation Standards.

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