Water for Women Programme Manager
The post is to be based in Yangon and opened to International Applicants and Advertised worldwide.
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.
The role: Oxfam’s Water for Women Sanitation Marketing Project aims to break down barriers to socially inclusive market based sanitation in Myanmar. This project is built on the human right to sanitation, which entitles everyone to safe, acceptable, and affordable sanitation. Oxfam will take a systems-based approach to breaking down barriers to socially inclusive sanitation in Rakhine and Magway, combining commercial marketing techniques with community-driven behaviour change to increase demand and accessibility to high quality latrines. Key barriers to accessing sanitation at the household level for women will be identified and addressed, including supporting a more appropriate, low-cost and sustainable latrine design to enter the Myanmar market. The project will work with the market to make purchasing a latrine easier. As market-based solutions to sanitation are new to Myanmar, country specific evidence using rigorous techniques will be generated and disseminated. This will feed into shaping government approaches to sanitation, providing opportunities for nationwide scale-up. The project will work to challenge gender norms with this process, ensuring not only messaging supports greater inclusion, but by working with youth networks and women marketers to develop gender leadership, and through intensively working with households on decision making processes.
Your role as Project Manager will be to lead the effective implementation of the Water for Women Project. You will continuously develop the project through taking a holistic approach to increasing sanitation coverage by working on both increasing demand and strengthening the supply of latrines in both Rakhine and Magway. You will manage a team that works with a range of actors including latrine hardware supplies, microfinance institutions, product designers and civil society. You will find the best approach to targeted subsidies to ensure the entire community can benefit from sanitation in target areas
Level: C1, International
Employment term: Fixed-term (2 years with possibility of extension)
Report to: Programme Strategy and Impact Director
What we offer: Respectful and empowered working environment,
Life insurance, Medical+ dental + optical benefits,
Competitive salary and Career advancement opportunities,
Generous leave entitlement