Director of Advocacy and Communications (Maternity Cover)

The post is to be based in Yangon and opened to International applicants and advertised globally.

The role:                                    To provide leadership and strategic management on advocacy and campaigns across  all  strategic  goals,  ensure  programme  quality  on  influencing  across whole country    programme portfolio  and  lead  external  representation  on Oxfam’s development agenda.
Level:                                          National Plus, B2
Employment term:                    Fixed Term (until 30th September 2017)
Report to:                                   Country Director
Staff reporting to this post:  Gender Policy Advisor, Economic Justice Policy Officer, Media and Communications Coordinator, Governance and Advocacy advisor (Tatlan) (matrix), EJ Programme Policy Advisor (Right to Food)
What we offer:                           Respectful and empowered working environment, Life insurance, Medical+ dental + optical benefits, Competitive salary and Career advancement opportunities,
Generous leave entitlement

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

Advocacy & Campaigns / Programmes

  •  Lead policy, advocacy and campaigns work across all country programmes
  •   Provide leadership to ensure alignment of country programmes with Oxfam corporate priority campaigns and influencing  objectives  and  ensure  effective  harmonisation  of  planning  and  management  with  Oxfam International
  • Manage major research strands of work
  • Produce  policy  briefings  and  reports  for  external  audiences  on  key  issues  covered  by  Oxfam  in  Myanmar programmes
  • Ensure  quality  of  programmes  on  influencing  agenda  across  country  strategy  and  throughout  programme portfolio
  •  Play a significant role in developing new programmes across all country strategy goals
  •  Lead   media  and  communications  objectives  across  all  country  programme  areas,  while  ensuring  that communication  collateral  is  sensitive  and  fair  to  women  and  men,  including  management  of  media  and communications in an emergency response
  •  Management of advocacy focused programmes

Representation and Partnerships

  • Lead  external  representation  for  Oxfam  in  Myanmar’s  development  agenda  and  play  a  leading  role  in developing significant relationships with partners, allies, Government and development partners
  • Represent Oxfam in Myanmar at regional / global events and programmes
  • Work closely with Oxfam’s strategic partners to support their advocacy and campaigning needs

Technical Advice, Capacity Building and Learning

  • Provide thought leadership on programme development and influencing agendas across country programme
  • Provide  specific  technical  expertise  on  economic  justice,  governance  and  humanitarian  advocacy  and campaigning
  • Support and share key learning through different methods and help to create an environment for innovation

Management

  • Provide strategic  leadership and management of the Oxfam programme, across all goals, as a member of the Myanmar Country Leadership Team
  •  Performance management of Advocacy, Policy, Media and Communications team and matrix management of decentralised policy roles and programme roles with significant policy component
  • Strategic leadership in emergency management response team
  • Plan and implement fundraising plans and ensure proper reporting and accountability to donors
  • Draw up and manage spending within budgets, and provide justifications for variances.
  •  Fill the role of Acting Country Director when required

SKILLS AND COMPETENCE:

  • Highly  developed  strategic  planning  skills  with  ability  to  influence  programme’s  overall  strategies;  which contribute to divisional strategies (E)
  • Excellent representative and communicator who leads in building relationships (E)
  •  Highly developed analytical and problem solving skills (E)
  • Experience of working in highly complex political environments (E)
  • Understanding and experience of managing diverse partnerships with civil society, private sector, governments and international organisations (E)
  •  Significant experience of advocacy (E)
  •  Experience of programme management (D)
  • Must demonstrate commitment and sensitivity to gender issues (E)
  •   Experience of working in insecure environments and of implementing security policies (D)
  • Experience of delivering large scale strategic or change management processes (D)
  •  Able to successfully manage of crises (E)

Closing date:      28 th October 2016, 5:00 PM
How to apply:  Please state applied position in email subject line and  send CV and cover letter to Human Resources Department through myanmarhr@oxfam.org.uk (OR) Oxfam office, No. 34, Corner of Aung Taw Mu Street and Golden Hill Avenue Street, Golden Valley Ward 2, Bahan Township, Yangon, Myanmar.
Phone: +95 (0)1 539986, 539987, 539958, 539189 and 504918