Accountant / Manager

Date: February 12, 2015 Category: ,

Destination: Myanmar

Host Name: Cavelle Dove / Yangon Bakehouse

Cost Per Month: $1200 plus flights

Ministry Type: Finance / Accounting

Duration: 12 months

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The Cause:

Women Empowerment.  Helping disadvantaged women to build their lives to the point of becoming a self-sustained individual. Yangon Bakehouse was created with vision to be able to provide skills training for disadvantaged women so that they can earn a reliable, stable source of income in the future.

The Task:

We are looking for volunteers with financial experience and accounting backgrounds.  They should be very good at cost analysis, payroll, etc.  YBH is growing fast. We need those skills to support and train local national staff, who have not been exposed to accounting software, etc.  Experience with Quickbooks program, would be an asset.  The volunteer would help build capacity in national staff and help us build stronger, more sustainable processes, especially in the financial systems.

Myanmar is changing quickly and opening after 60+ years of isolation. The country needs support in all areas including health, education, livelihoods, and the number of people living in poverty is extremely high. The YBH started in 2012 to create skills training for such women, and has grown due to market demand for their products as well as much community support for the model of a sustainable business. A volunteer would be immersed in a dynamic environment of constant change, challenge and opportunity at a very strategic time for the country and for the ministry.


  • Before arrival- guideline for visa, information on country, what to prepare and bring, we will prepare accommodation facilities
  • On arrival- pick up, integration to country, orientation at YBH
  • The ideal candidate will be able to commit at least 1 year.
  • opportunity available starting March 2015