Programme Coordinator – Naypyidaw, Myanmar

Based in Naypyidaw, Myanmar
Full Time – Fixed term contract for service
January 2018 – July 2019
Competitively local salary

Westminster Foundation for Democracy (WFD) is an independent foundation sponsored by the Foreign and Commonwealth (FCO) and the Department for International Development (DFID). WFD specialises in parliamentary strengthening and political party development. It does this by supporting the development of parliaments, political parties and civil society organisations.  It is uniquely placed to draw directly on the expertise of the Westminster Parliament and political parties in all its work.

Established in 1992, WFD has supported transitions to democracy in central and Eastern Europe, strengthened multi-party democracies in Africa, and extended its work to the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) and Asia over the past decade. For more information, please visit

WFD in Myanmar

WFD is currently implementing a three-year programme (2016-2019) to strengthen parliamentary practice in the Parliaments of Burma.

In partnership with the UK House of Commons, British Council, Irrawaddy Policy Exchange and International Republican Institute, the different programmes work with MPs, parliamentary staff and potential young leaders to improve the technical capacity of the parliament, encourage MPs to engage effectively with the people they represent and inspire a future generation of leaders.

Main Purpose of the Role

The Programme will be implemented by WFD’s team in Burma/Myanmar with the support of WFD’s Asia Team and relevant WFD business units in London. The Programme coordinator will have responsibilities for programmes design and implementation.

One of the Programme Coordinator’s key tasks will be to identify relevant activities that will become part of the programmes implemented by WFD and to contribute in co-ordinating activities with partner and other implementing agencies. The role will provide administrative and logistical support in organising various events and meetings with relevant Stakeholders. The role will also require preparing and disseminating project documentation, assisting in the preparation of the narrative and financial reports, collecting monitoring and evaluation data and communicating project successes and achievements.

The successful candidate will have the following skills and experience:


  • Educated to degree level in a relevant discipline
  • Excellent English written and oral communications skills necessary to produce proposals and reports
  • Fluent in Burmese
  • A sound understanding of the Burmese parliamentary system and political background and the challenges of democracy building in Burma/Myanmar
  • Proven experience of programme monitoring and evaluation methodologies
  • Thorough understanding of financial management, numerical competency; experience of managing budgets and financial transactions


  • A sound understanding of the United Kingdom parliamentary system and political background
  • Proven experience of a similar role, in a similar type of organisation (preferably an NGO, public sector or international representative office environment)

This is a locally based field role and therefore the successful candidate must have eligibility to work in the relevant location.

The appointment will be made on merit on the basis of fair and open competition.

Please note this statement is for information only and does not form part of a contract.

How to apply

All applicants must submit a completed application form to by 23:59 (GMT) 7th January 2018 to be considered for this role. For more information, please download the job description and candidate guidance notes.

Please note: Due to the volume of application we receive, only shortlisted candidates will be notified.