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Job Summary

Location: Lashio, Shan State

  • Minimum Qualification: Bachelor
  • Experience Level: Executive level
  • Experience Length: 3 years

Job Description/Requirements

Key Responsibilities:

Programme Strategy & Implementation

• Oversee the implementation of all of Oxfam’s humanitarian and development programmes and

projects in N. Shan and ensure close coordination and alignment with other Oxfam interventions in

N. Shan/ Kachin State.

• Develop and implement a comprehensive strategy for N. Shan, promoting localization with strong

focus on Community Based Protection, resilience, gender justice, and safe programming.

• Work closely with local partners, build relationship and develop joint programming and strategy.

• Develop capacity building plans for local partners and community-based groups based on the local

context and need.

• Effectively collaborate and strategically influence key stakeholders and humanitarian community in

Shan State to work towards durable solutions for affected communities and the most marginalised


• Represent Oxfam in Shan State and meaningfully engage with other INGOs, UN agencies, and

local civil society

• Guide and oversee technical support to the programme, to drive continual quality improvement and

innovation and ensure that Oxfam is driving change for and with the communities it works with.

• Lead continuous development of analyses for Northern Shan State, including but not limited to,

needs assessments, conflict analyses, protection risk analyses, and gender power analyses

Skill and Competence:


• Previous humanitarian leadership and management experience – at least five years’ experience

working in humanitarian and Development programmes in complex/ sensitive contexts settings.

▪ Degree in development or humanitarian assistance, social science, or other relevant fields; or

equivalent level field experience.

▪ Proven experience with managing large and multisectoral humanitarian or development projects

and programmes – preferable projects funded by large institutional donors such as ECHO, BMZ,


▪ Demonstrated capacity for strategic thinking and ability to respond effectively and strategically to

changing contexts and new challenges.

▪ A strong understanding of, and experience with, risk management.

▪ Strong experience in capacity building and the mentoring of others. Demonstrated high level facilitation,

coaching and mentoring skills.

▪ Sensitivity to cultural differences, and the ability to work effectively and respectfully with people from a

range of background and experiences.

▪ Evidence of knowledge on conflict sensitivity and Do No Harm approaches and how to apply these to

humanitarian programming and in building a strong, collaborative and inclusive team.

▪ A firm commitment to human rights and the centrality of protection in humanitarian action.

▪ Sound understanding of the conflict context and dynamics in Myanmar.

▪ Experience of working with local partners and practical knowledge of good partnership principles.

▪ A strong commitment to gender equality and women’s empowerment and knowledge of how to apply

these to humanitarian work.

▪ High level of people management and strong leadership skills, as well as demonstrated experience in

managing diverse and high performing teams.

▪ Ability to represent Oxfam externally, with international and national actors, with strong diplomatic and

negotiation skills. Experience with advocacy and influencing an asset.

▪ Excellent communication skills, verbal and written, in both English and Myanmar.

▪ Ability and willingness to travel regularly to project sites.

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