Economic Justice Lead

The post is to be based in Yangon and opened for both International & Myanmar National applicants and advertised globally.

Oxfam is a leading International NGO with a worldwide reputation for excellence and over 70 years of experience. It’s not unfortunate that people live in poverty. With enough wealth in this world to go around it’s unjustifiable. It’s not just their problem. It’s ours too. Our humanitarian, development and campaigning projects change lives around the world, and with the right support, we can beat poverty and injustice. Thousands of people already commit their time and talents to our campaigning, humanitarian and long-term development projects. Now we’re looking for yours.


Oxfam works with our partners on three strategic and inter-linked goals in Myanmar: Economic Justice; Governance & Social Accountability; Humanitarian Response and Resilience. The overall goal of the Economic Justice programme is to strengthen the rights to land, forests and water resources, ensure investment is more accountable and responsible and build the resilience of vulnerable women and men, so that economic development is more sustainable and equitable. The current programme portfolio is rights-based with a strong influencing component, and structured around issues of 1) natural resource rights (land & forest (Kachin, Shan) and water (Salween river); 2) responsible investment (Special Economic Zone in Rakhine State, investments in Kayin, Kayah, Magway, Shan). In addition, relatively new areas of work are being developed on 3) power in markets (Kachin, Shan); 4) Economic resilience with a focus on livelihoods of IDPs (Kachin, Rakhine). We work with and through our local partners. Community level work is structured around rights, participation and governance – with a focus on women’s leadership and engagement – and linked to national and international level research and advocacy work.

The role:                        To lead on the design, management and review of Oxfam in Myanmar’s Economic Justice (EJ) programme. Develop and maintain high quality relationships, networks and partnerships and engage in substantial representational and policy work relevant to EJ and the country programme as a whole.

Level:                              International / National, C1

Employment term:          Fixed – Term (1 year)

Report to:                       OI Country Director

Staff reporting to this post:    The EJ Lead directly supervises a team based in Yangon, with matrix management of the private sector advisor in the Advocacy and Communications team. The EJ team consists of 8 staff members, of which 4 are directly line managed by the EJ lead.

What we offer:                Respectful and empowered working environment,

                                      Life insurance, Medical+ dental + optical benefits,

                                      Competitive salary and Career advancement opportunities,

                                     Generous leave entitlement