Young Experts

Su Pan Aung

Su Pan Aung

YEP period 2019 - 2021, batch 17

Young Expert at VNG International - Myanmar

First position after YEP

National operation specialist at FAO, Myanmar

YEP Role

VNG International are experts in strengthening local government. Local governments play a key role in the provision of basic services including water, waste management, health care and housing. They have a profound impact on areas such as safety, food security, rule of law and women’s rights. This is how our projects contribute in a sustainable way to better futures for people, communities and countries.

I will contribute to efficient water management, access to safe drinking water and sanitation in the VNG International programmes by firstly working with all stakeholder to achieve each of the programmes objectives. Second, I shall gain more technical knowledge and experience working in the field and thereby allowing a more in depth implementation of the programme activities. Furthermore, my local network in Myanmar allows VNG International to broaden existing and find new synergies with other local and Netherlands organizations active in Myanmar, preferably with organizations that are part of the YEP network. In the past, cooperation has been sought with inter alia Arcadis and MDF. The YE would seek engagement with organisations to exchange in the area of water management and where possible to align activities (for example with Arcadis in the Ayeyawaddy Delta or in Chin State).

I also contribute in capacity building to VNG project staff as well as local stakeholders. Moreover, I will bring VNG Myanmar to gain more visibility and more funding advocacy to both in-country and international donors. Also local government and stakeholders can be engaged in VNG Myanmar network and the network can be expanded.

NCDDP - The National Community Driven Development Project
MAGIC – Municipal Accountability, Governance and Inclusive Communities (MAGIC)
DEALS - Governance of Inclusive Green Growth in Cities


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  • Human Resource Management
  • Administrative Management
  • Event Management



Nationality: Myanmar

Education: Bachelor of Art ( English ) – 2008 , Pathein University, Diploma in Accounting , Master of Public Administration ( Altersgate colleage ) 2016 , Master of Banking and Finance - present


Experience before YEP

  • Human Resources and Administration Officer, VNG international (Dec 2016-current)
  • Manages HR and Administration of VNG International projects and organising and managing events of the following projects:
  • National Community Driven Development Project (funded by the WB), focussing on community development and infrastructure provision, amongst others, roads, drainage systems, water supply and sanitation; covering 5 townships in South-Eastern Myanmar;
  • DEALS project (funded by the Netherlands Government) addresses multistakeholder engagement around water management in Pathein, Ayerwaddy Region;
  • Municipal Accountable Governance and Inclusive Communities (MAGIC) project in Tanintharyi Region and Chin State, addressing improving municipal services amongst others water supply and sanitation, drainage systems , water management and local governance..
  • Organising and managing project events including budget planning and invoicing, liaising and negotiating with vendors, preparing and implementing all arrangements and logistics, including translation services, updating information to senior management, communication with local and international partners, developing for event report
  • Recruitment, placement and monitoring of performance of all project staff, support training and capacity development, contribute to review of HR policy in line with ,the Myanmar labour law
  • Account and Admin officer at RECOFTC (Apr 2013-Nov 2016)
  • Oversee the day-to-day operations of the general ledger
  • Process all payments for the Country Program Coordinator’s approval
  • Maintain financial records, codes and records receipts; assure accuracy of computation and completeness of documents, and maintain continuing status of allotments against obligations
  • Develop simple Excel spreadsheets for maintaining accounts codes
  • Check and maintain financial records for settlement of advance payments, follow up of advances and report to the CPC in case of long outstanding advances
  • Follow up and report on outstanding invoice settlements
  • Manage petty cash fund – US Dollar and Myanmar Kyat accounts
  • Perform Month-end/Year-end Closing in Accounts system, and review Trial Balance after Period-end posting to provide adjustments (if any)
  • Administration Management
  • Establish and maintain the country program office and projects’ personnel record (i.e. attendance sheet, leave, CVs, contract, etc.)
  • Coordinate activities for the national recruitment process
  • Payment of staff salaries, and compliance with local labor law legislations
  • Advise the HQ in Bangkok about relevant labor law compliances
  • Keep/maintain records and file copy (hard and electronic)/original contracts for RECOFTC suppliers / consultants Administrative assistant at PACT Myanmar (Dec 2011-Apr 2013)
  • Administrative assistant at PACT Myanmar (Dec 2011-Apr 2013)
  • Assist the Senior Administrative Officer and Administrative Officer with all matters related to the Yangon Office, its management, administration, personnel, procurement, coordination, communication, record keeping, reporting and support for staff working for Pact in Yangon Office;
  • Assist Procurement Officer in request as for procurement team member when necessary;
  • Provide administrative, logistical and procurement services to the project team and staff;
  • Arrange sending materials, project documents, parcels and other things to townships, branches and other recipients;
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Organisation: VNG International
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