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

Oxfam is a global movement of people working together to end the injustice of poverty. That means we tackle the inequality that keeps people poor. Together we save, protect and rebuild lives. When disaster strikes, we help people build better lives for themselves, and for others. We take on issues like land rights, climate change and discrimination against women. And we won’t stop until every person on the planet can enjoy life free from poverty.


Oxfam in Myanmar is looking for Programme Director.

Within Myanmar, Oxfam works on humanitarian response and resilience (with a focus on localisation); economic justice; and 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.

Employment Term:        Fixed – term (2 years)

Level:                            National, B2

Location:                       Yangon, Myanmar

Closing Date:                14 March 2019

Early application is encouraged as this position is urgently required. This is a rolling recruitment and Oxfam reserves the right to appoint a suitable candidate as soon as they are identified.

For more detailed information of the job advertisement, please see the attached file.

Oxfam_Programme Director_14 March 2019.pdf

How to apply

Please state applied position in email subject line and send CV and cover letter to Human Resources Department through  (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


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