Country Director (Myanmar)

Country Director (Myanmar)
REF INT 3495 (2-Year Fixed-term contract)
Oxfam Great Britain East Asia Region
Who are they?
Globally Oxfam Great Britain is an agency with a passion and ability to make poverty inequality and suffering a thing of the past.  Within East Asia Oxfam Great Britain is recognised as a leading development and humanitarian organisation, with a successful track record which stretches over 50 years in Cambodia, Indonesia, Myanmar, Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam.
We are currently looking for a dynamic individual to provide strategic direction and leadership of our country programme in Myanmar.

The Role:
In this role you will be operating as the strategic leader of a large-scale country programme which is delivering broad and tangible results within a highly sophisticated political environment. Acting as a strong and committed leader you will shape and support the team in devising and implementing the next generation of Oxfam’s programming in Myanmar – building this up from a core approach which will be based around influencing through key alliances and partnerships as much as our operational field based work. 

As Country Director you will ensure that strong links exists between our humanitarian and longer-term development work, using high quality research based analysis to embed Oxfam as an influential agency within the Myanmar development sector.  To this end you will need to be able to draw on the highest level of representational skills, taking the organisation out to a diverse range of stakeholders including government officials, donors, UN agencies, and other NGO staff. 

The requirements:
- Experience of working in highly complex political environments.
- Proven range of experience of programme development & management in both humanitarian and development. Experience of working in East Asian cultures is an advantage.
- Proven ability to link humanitarian response to longer-term development especially in terms of livelihoods and conflict beyond the initial relief needs.
- Experience of obtaining and managing large scale funding for programmes.
- Experience in developing and implementing advocacy strategies in highly sensitive political environments.
- Experience of working in insecure environments and of implementing security policies.
- Fluency in spoken and written English.
- Proven experience of managing budgets, managing staffs and funding.
- Knowledge and demonstrated experience in promoting diversity, including gender equity; HIV/AIDS issues; and an active commitment to promoting the interests of marginalized people in all aspects of the organisation’s work. Must demonstrate ability to adapt to different cultures.
- Demonstrated ability to quickly acquire a profound understanding of country and programme area in terms of its political, economic and social trends.
- Ability and willingness to travel within the country and internationally as required.

How to apply?
They will provide a highly competitive salary & a benefit package. If you believe you are the candidate they are looking for, please apply online at using the job Reference   INT 3495. The closing date: 3rd January 2010. The interview date is 13-15 January 2010. Only short listed will be contacted.

Job Details
Organisation Name: 
Oxfam GB
Application Deadline: 
Sun, 2010-01-03