Programme Director

The post is to be based in Yangon and opened to Myanmar National and Advertised nationwide.

Oxfam is a leading International NGO with a worldwide reputation for excellence and over 70 years of experience. 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.

The role: Within Myanmar, Oxfam works on humanitarian response and resilience (with a focus on localisation); economic justice; social accountability and governance. We currently work with more than 40 partners, with a strong focus in areas of the country affected by conflict and fragility. Although programmes are currently implemented in many states and regions (Kayin, Kayah, Shan, Mon, Ayeyarwaddy) the largest programmatic footprint is in Rakhine and Kachin States.

This is a new position within the Myanmar team. The Programme Director will be primarily responsible for high quality programme management and implementation of all Oxfam programmes and projects in Myanmar, as well as effective coordination between programmes. S/he must ensure that programmes deliver impact, have clear influencing strategies, and fully implement cross-cutting themes of conflict sensitivity, gender and governance & participation. The position reports to the Country Director and is a member of the Myanmar Leadership Team. For overall programme quality and impact, the Programme Director will need to work very closely with: Director of Programme Strategy and Impact who manages technical, advisory and MEAL positions and the Director of Advocacy & Communication; For compliance, risk management and effective people management, s/he will need to work closely with the Director of Operations and the HR Manager.

Level:                   National, B2

Employment term: Fixed – Term (2 years)

Report to:            OI Country Director

Staff reporting to this post:   All Programme Managers – currently this includes the managers for the following programmes: Responsible Invesment; Water Governance; Land and Livelihoods; Governance & Social Accountability; Durable Peace Programme; Humanitarian WASH; Resilience and Localisation. The exact positions reporting directly to the Programme Director will change over time as the exact nature of the programme portfolio changes.

What we offer:    Respectful and empowered working environment,

                          Life insurance, Medical+ dental + optical benefits,

                          Competitive salary and Career advancement opportunities,

                          Generous leave entitlement