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LDI Fund Coordinator, FSSP, Myanmar

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Cowater International
Brief Description

LDI Fund Coordinator, FSSP, MyanmaR


Location: Yangon/Myanmar 
Application Deadline: May 23, 2022 @5:00 PM (Yangon time)
Type of Contract: Full time contract        
Post Level: Project Coordinator  
Languages Required: English, Burmese
Starting Date: (date when the selected candidate is expected to start) TBD 
Duration of the Contract : 4 years (with 3 months’ probation) 


Field Support Services Project (FSSP) is a five-year project (March 2021–March 2026) funded by Global Affairs Canada (GAC) and managed by Cowater International. FSSP provides administrative, financial, procurement, and logistical services as well as support to the in-country development programming for the Government of Canada through the provision of technical specialists in gender equality, governance and human rights, and environment and climate action and assisting GAC in procuring and managing local development initiatives in Myanmar. 

FSSP-Myanmar includes a local development initiatives fund (LDI Fund) which aims to meaningfully engage civil society organisations (CSOs) and advance their work in the areas of gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls, human rights promotion and protection, human dignity (gender-responsive health and nutrition), inclusive governance, peace and security, and livelihoods. All thematic areas of the LDI will be informed by conflict sensitivity and do-no-harm approach. Along with its overall objective of ‘strengthening the capacity of local civil society in Myanmar’, the LDI will work to: 
  1. increase opportunities for meaningful engagement of CSOs to advance participation in political and peace process;  
  2. promote gender equality and women empowerment and human rights for women, girls and other vulnerable communities; and  
  3. strengthen the skills and capacity of local civil society organizations and promote localization and leadership. 


Based in Yangon and under the general supervision of the FSS Project Manager (PM), the LDI Fund Coordinator (LDI FC) is responsible for the management and implementation of the LDI Fund as well as supporting the procurement of the Technical Specialists. 

The duties and responsibilities of the LDI Fund Coordinator include: 
  1. In collaboration with the PM, develop and/or revise Procurement Plans, Annual Work Plans, Progress Reports, Operating Procedures Manual, including management procedures for the Local Development Initiatives;  
  2. Managing and implementing the Local Development Initiatives, including but not limited to: 
  • Developing tools (e.g. brochures, outreach documents, due diligence checklists) and coordinating publications related to the LDIs, including specific notices for calls for proposals; 
  • Coordinating calls for proposals, including receipt of proponent proposals; 
  •  Identifying recipient eligibility criteria; conducting preliminary screening of proponent proposals in accordance with formal selection criteria; 
  • Making recommendations to, and providing Secretariat support for, the Project Review Committee or equivalent; 
  • Coordinating the input of the Technical Advisors supporting the development of the LDI Mechanism;  
  • Supporting or conducting due diligence of short-listed proponents, e.g. administrative and programmatic aspects, and documenting approvals processes and funding decisions; 
  • Preparing local contribution agreements or other financial instruments, based on established templates; 
  • Ensuring the integration of cross-cutting themes in the design of the LDI Mechanism (e.g. gender equality, environment and governance);  
  • Monitoring initiative implementation, including conducting site visits and submitting trip reports to the PM and GAC TA (the Global Affairs Canada Technical Authority), reviewing reports and making recommendations regarding payments to recipients; 
  • Supporting recipients as required to maximize the impact of initiatives according to the terms and conditions stated in the contribution agreement; 
  • Lead the development and review of key project documents;  
  • Provide regular progress reports to the committee verbally and seek guidance of the committee as necessary to address challenges of the program and partners;  
  • Coordinating LDIs fund activities with other stakeholders; 
  • Ensuring proper maintenance of the record keeping and filing system of the FSSP LDIs fund; 
  1. Support PM, when required, to provide procurement services of goods and services, including but not limited to procurement of Technical Specialists through local and international competitive processes; 
  2. Support PM, when required, to ensure appropriate administration oversight of the Technical Specialists, including timely delivery of their outputs and meeting basic professional requirements; 
  3. Working with and building relationships with local organizations; 
  4. Ongoing liaison with GAC officers, maintaining proper project files, and preparing collated periodic reports on the local development initiatives; and,  
  5. Providing any other related services, as required. 


Minimum of a Bachelors degree or higher in Social Science such as Public Administration, Public Policy, International Development, Law, Governance and Public Policy or other related fields. Candidates with combined degrees will have an added advantage. 

Minimum Experience and Skills:
  • Minimum of 6 years of cumulative experience in Myanmar in grant management, implementation and coordination with projects in the areas of governance, community-led development, civil society advocacy, justice, policy research, women’s leadership, media access, and service delivery. 
  • Experience working on gender issues would be an asset.  
  • Experience working with other donors/international organization in governance sector is required. 
  • Demonstrated experiences in the design and/or implementation of development and humanitarian programmes.  
  • Prior experience in an international development institution (public, NGO or INGO) is preferred.  
  • Demonstrated experience developing operational documents including but not limited to manuals, procedures, policies and templates; 
  • Demonstrated ability to producing clear, high quality analytical written work/report on governance in development and humanitarian topics in short time frames; 


  • Strong knowledge of Myanmar’s political, social, and economic situation at regional, national, and local government level including knowledge of different conflicts in Myanmar;  
  • Knowledge of GAC policies, programs, and initiatives, particularly as they relate to human dignity, inclusive governance, and peace and security; 
  • A drive for results, including a proven track record of high standards/accountability for work products and meeting deadlines;  
  • Ability to prioritize tasks within his/her work program and strategies for working collectively with others on the team to deliver products of the highest caliber; 
  • Ability to deliver quality reports or assessments in a short time; 
  • Good facilitation skills and ability to generate ideas from, and build consensus among, a wide variety of stakeholders;  
  • Client-oriented and demonstrated ability to work with people from diverse backgrounds and perspectives. 
  • Strong interpersonal, cross-cultural and communication skills;  
  • Commitment to teamwork and ability to build constructive and effective relationships. 

Language Requirements:

The Consultant must be fluent in Myanmar and possess the following levels in English: 
Oral: : 4 – Advanced Professional Proficiency 
Reading: : 4– Advanced Professional Proficiency 
Writing: : 4 – Advanced Professional Proficiency 
*Note: : Most of the reporting will be written in English.

Work Arrangements 

The LDI FC will work from their home base with virtual meetings/interviews with the FSSP-Myanmar team, GAC (the Global Affairs Canada) colleagues, external experts, and LDI Partners. The LDI FC is expected to visit LDI partners’ project sites.  


Interested individual consultants must include the following documents when submitting the applications to latest by 23 May, 2022:
  • CV indicating all past experience from similar projects, as well as the contact details (email and telephone number) of the Candidate and at least three (3) professional references. 
  • Brief statement as to why the individual considers him/herself as suitable for the assignment and highlighting his/her strong experience and knowledge in the governance sector in Myanmar.  

Qualified women are strongly encouraged to apply. 

Due to a large number of applications, we receive, we are able to inform only the successful candidate(s) about the outcome or status of the selection process.