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Copy Editor

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The Irrawaddy Publishing Group is seeking to hire an experienced copy editor who can work for The Irrawaddy’s English edition as soon as possible.

Applicants for this post will be able to express ideas and shape stories concisely for an online readership. At least three years of proven experience in editing news and feature stories in English is required.

They will possess an eye for accuracy, be familiar with working to same-day deadlines, and know how to leverage social media to enhance the reporting process. They will be able to work closely with Burmese and non-Burmese reporters to help develop stories. The ideal candidate will also possess a high level of awareness of Burma’s politics, economy and culture.

Candidates should also be well versed in the latest technological software and hardware used for reporting and editing, including the use of smartphone cameras for work purposes.

Applicants should clearly specify the platforms in which they have experience, and their social media links and/or work examples which reflect that experience. Applications should include the candidate’s FB, FB, Blog, Twitter, Viber, Instagram, and/or other social media links/IDs.

An attractive package will be offered to the right candidate who will be based in our downtown office.

Applicants should send a CV with a brief cover letter, email and phone number to The Irrawaddy senior manager Win Thu ([email protected]). Applicants who meet our basic requirements will be invited to edit typical samples of writing produced by our reporters as a test of their suitability for this position.

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Senior Finance Officer

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The Irrawaddy is seeking to hire a Senior Finance Officer to join its office in Yangon.

The applicant is expected to implement financial policies and procedures, conduct monthly financial analysis to identify and resolve issues, gaps and variances on internal financial management, and provide the line supervisor necessary reports and updates.

She/he is required to provide inputs, clarifications and support to the CEO and or line manager, as and when requested and required.

The applicant is required to supervise and ensure all financial activities are up-to-date and accurately entered by the Accounts staff. Establish, maintain and reconcile General Ledger on Weekly basis, monitor cash balances and cash forecasts providing the supervisor weekly updates. Ensures all obligations for purchases and logistical management are upheld and enforced.

The candidate for the post, will have minimum 5 years of experience in finance and financial management and reporting. Possess good financial analytical skills, along with being proactive and initiative taker in trouble-shooting financial challenges. Must have expertise in use of financial management software’s being used by international organizations operating in Myanmar.

Prior working experience with international donor funded organizations will be considered an asset, must be willing to be flexible about working schedules as and when necessary.

The candidate short listed for the job is expected to have good command of written and spoken English and Burmese languages, as will be interacting with Burmese and non-Burmese staff. The candidate should be able to travel in and outside the country, as and when requested by the CEO and or line manager. Be able to make presentation(s) in English and Burmese to stakeholders as and when delegated.

Salary range is open to negotiation if the candidate is very qualified, and promotion to Finance – Assistant Manager, after 1 years, if work performance and delivery is excellent.

Cover letters and CVs (not more than 3 pages) to be prepared in English language.

Subject marked “Senior Finance Officer Application of <your name>”.

This job-advert is an open Ad until a suitable candidate is found. All applications to be sent to [email protected]


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Senior Finance Officer

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Position                 :     Senior Finance Officer

Location                :     Yangon Head Office, Myanmar

Reporting to          :     CEO, and Independent Director

Supervises           :     Accounts Officer (1), and Accounts Assistant (1)

Forms part of        :     Finance Team and Operations Division

Qualifications       :     Minimum BA or MA in Accounting or Certified Public Accountant (CPA) preferred.

Travel Required    :     Domestically and Internationally if required and requested by Director – Operations.

Type of Contract   :     Minimum 2 years (renewable based on performance and work delivery)

Starting date         :     May 2019

Roles and Responsibilities

A. Overall Supervision

  • Implement financial policies and procedures to ensure financial operational efficiency.
  • Conduct monthly financial analysis to identify and resolve issues, gaps and variances on internal financial management, and provide the supervisor necessary report and updates.
  • Provide inputs, clarifications and support to the CEO, and Independent Director as and when requested and required.
  • Attending conferences, meetings, and training as assigned by the Operations – Director.

B. Management Responsibilities

  • Provide assistance to CEO, and Independent Director during the preparation of annual budget and business plan.
  • Provide documents and information on financial matters to the Operations – Director during weekly/monthly management meetings.
  • Ensure the team is following internal rules and regulations pertaining to financial management and purchases.
  • Ensure all purchases and logistical contracts in The Irrawaddy follow its Code of Ethics[1].
  • Work closely with Internal and External Auditors in conducting Annual Financial Audits.

C. Financial Administration

  • Supervise and ensure that all financial activities are up-to-date and accurately entered by the Accounts Officer, and Accounts Assistant.
  • Establish, maintain and reconcile General Ledger on Weekly basis, monitor cash balances and cash forecasts providing the supervisor weekly updates.
  • Prepare monthly statements and balance sheets, reconcile bank statements and bank passbooks.
  • Manage cash controls, and ensure Accounts is maintaining up-to-date Book Keeping.
  • Ensure all obligations for purchases and logistical management are upheld and enforced when The Irrawaddy enters into any project contracts with donors.
  • Ensure all in senior management and editorial team are properly informed and updated about such obligations.
  • Ensure all staff identified with any particular projects and donor’s contractual obligations are also aware of the do’s and don’ts associated with the project’s financial implementation.
  • Responsible for annual closing of accounts.
  • Responsible for producing quarterly report, mid-year reports and annual reports for various donors, and preparing Annual P & L Statements.
  • Responsible for supervision, submission and filing of annual taxes for the organization and employees.

D. Liaison with Governmental Offices, Institutions and Ministries

  • Develop and maintain good working relationship with authorities from relevant government departments, institutions and ministries.
  • Keep CEO, and Independent Director informed and updated of any changes in rules, regulations or procedures pertaining to financial issues, staff welfare, labour laws, workplace health and employee accidents procedures, hiring of ex-pat staff, and procedures required to be complied with having financial implications to the monthly and annual spending’s of the company.

E. Qualifications Required

  • Good command of written and spoken English and Burmese
  • Minimum 5 years of experience in finance and financial management and reporting.
  • Good financial analytical skills, along with being proactive and initiative taker in trouble-shooting financial challenges.
  • Ability to build good working relationship with project team, internal and external partners at all levels.
  • Computer expertise in the use of financial management software’s being used by international organizations operating in Myanmar.
  • Good working knowledge of MS Office, especially MS Excel, Internet, Google Calendar, and e-mail, etc. for good financial management.
  • Proactive character and initiative with strong problem-solving and analytical skills

F. Qualifications Desired

  • Prior working experience with international donor funded organization will be considered an asset.
  • A willingness to be flexible about working schedule
  • Ability to work independently within tight deadlines, under pressure as well as able to multi-task
  • Good communication skills and a tactful manner
  • Previous experience in NGO or media group will be an advantage.

G. Benefits Offered

  • Salary range open to negotiation if candidate is very qualified.
  • 3% of Social Security Benefit contribution by employer (2% by employee)
  • Annual Health Insurance