JOIN​ ​MYANMAR’S​ ​MOST​ ​EXCITING​ ​TEAM

GRANT​ ​MANAGER​

​JOB​ ​DESCRIPTION

● Do you speak fluent Myanmar language and English? (Note: this jobs require
fluent Myanmar. Please do not apply if you do not speak BOTH fluent Myanmar
AND English. Your application will NOT be considered)
● Are you a talented grant specialist ?
● Do you love providing support to an organization ?
● Are you looking to use your skills to help structure an organization?
● Do you want to be part of a mission-driven team that is using technology to
develop Myanmar?

OVERVIEW​ ​ABOUT​ ​PHANDEEYAR

Phandeeyar (“creation place”) is an ICT Hub designed to foster social innovation,
civictech and ICT4D/M4D in Myanmar. Phandeeyar brings the tech community together
with civil society, social enterprises and independent media to build the apps, tools and
content to accelerate change and development in Myanmar.
Phandeeyar operates a co-working space and we run programs to expand the pool of
tech talent and to help organizations use technology to increase their impact.
Phandeeyar has the best view in town: it is located in the heart of downtown Yangon in
an almost 6000 square foot space overlooking Mahabandoola Gardens with spectacular
360 views of the city and its surrounds.
Phandeeyar was born out of Code​ ​for​ ​Change​ ​Myanmar​, which organized the country’s
first-ever hackathons. These hackathons highlighted the potential for social innovation in
Myanmar. Phandeeyar’s backers include Internews, an international NGO that
empowers people through better access to news and information, the Omidyar
Network​, the social venture fund established by eBay founder Pierre Omidyar, the Open
Society​ ​Foundations​, the Schmidt​ ​Family​ ​Foundation​ and Baydin​.

11th Floor, “Mac Tower” Building, 561 Merchant Rd, Yangon | +959 9707 320 62 / 63
info@phandeeyar.org | facebook.com/phandeeyar | @phandeeyar | phandeeyar.org

The​ ​Role

This role demands a super-organized and highly reliable professional. The Grant
Manager will be responsible for working closely with the business development manager
to ensure that Phandeeyar successfully delivers on its responsibilities towards donors,
and remains compliant with grant conditions and policies . Your job will be to managing
and support the grants requirement and implementation for Phandeeyar.

Key​ ​responsibilities​ ​include:

● Oversee the job of invoicing, accounting, reporting, and other administrative
functions to ensure successful execution of grant process
● Ensure compliance with the rules and regulations administered by the donor;
oversee special audits conducted by donors.
● Review contracts and liaise with donors and Phandeeyar staff to suggest
improvements and ensure conditions are aligned with the scope of the project
● Keep the relevant staff informed about upcoming deadlines and deliverables,
thereby ensuring smooth completion of work responsibilities
● Serve as a liaison with donors and other departments on issues regarding grants.
● Oversee the preparation and timely submission of grant applications, application
amendments, and budget transfers.
● Monitor paperwork and other related documents connected with grant-funded
programs
● Identify and develop strategies to optimize the grants administration process
● Oversee if the grants are implemented according to the operational and financial
needs of the organization
● Help prepare financial or budget plans and allocation along with the planning and
finance department in accordance with each requirement
● Perform related work as required.

Essential​ ​Requirements

Organizational​ ​skills​ – You are awesome at getting things done. You’re a self-starter
who takes the initiative and can mobilize resources and solve problems. You can juggle
multiple projects and you have good attention to detail.

11th Floor, “Mac Tower” Building, 561 Merchant Rd, Yangon | +959 9707 320 62 / 63
info@phandeeyar.org | facebook.com/phandeeyar | @phandeeyar | phandeeyar.org

Trustworthy​ ​/​ ​reliable​ – We need to be able to count on you. The success of our
activities will depend on you. You’ll be handling important relationships, expensive
equipment and money.
Resourceful​ – You are great at figuring things out. We often won’t have the answer, but
you’ll be good at figuring it out for yourself.
Communications​ – You have an excellent interpersonal and presentation skills. You
need to be fluent in Myanmar and English
Excited​ ​about​ ​our​ ​mission​ – We want to work with people who are excited about what
we’re doing. You don’t need to be a tech guru, but you at least need to be excited about
using technology to improve Myanmar.

The​ ​Details

Location: This role is based in downtown Yangon. It may very occasionally involve some
travel around the country.
Hours: This is 51⁄2 day per week job, but please note that because Phandeeyar is a
community tech hub the hours will not be standard office hours (9am-5pm). We hold a lot
of events in the evenings and on the weekends. Consequently you’ll often have to work
late and on the weekends. However time will be given off in-lieu (to make up for this).
Remuneration: Will be based on experience and qualifications and will be competitive for
the sector.
To understand more about what Phandeeyar does please check out our Facebook page
and Twitter feed:
www.facebook.com/Phandeeyar | www.twitter.com/Phandeeyar

11th Floor, “Mac Tower” Building, 561 Merchant Rd, Yangon | +959 9707 320 62 / 63
info@phandeeyar.org | facebook.com/phandeeyar