Based in Nay Pyi Taw, Burma
Full Time – Fixed term contract of service
Salary range – USD 2,500 – 3,500 gross per month
Until July 2019

The Programme

WFD is currently implementing a three-year programme (2016-2019) to strengthen parliamentary practice in the Union Parliament of Burma. In partnership with the UK House of Commons, British Council, and Irrawaddy Policy Exchange, the programme works with members and parliamentary staff to develop the technical capacities of the Parliament and foster greater openness and engagement with citizens. Components of the programme contribute to strengthening committee practices and oversight, developing the research capacities of parliamentary staff, supporting improved human resources management, and enhancing the Parliament’s relations with external stakeholders, notably government ministries and civil society.

Main Purpose of the Role

The Monitoring, Evaluation and Communications Manager will play a critical role in assisting the WFD Burma team to ensure effective monitoring and evaluation of programme activities, leading on reporting to the donor and assuring quality and compliance, distilling learning and best practices and communicating programme successes through case studies for audiences in the UK, Burma and further afield.

This role will need to communicate effectively both internally within the WFD Burma team and head office in London as well as externally with stakeholders in and outside of Burma. The role sits within a team and the individual is expected to work with supervision and guidance from the Burma Country Representative and cooperate effectively with the Programme Coordinators and the London-based Programmes, Monitoring Evaluation and Learning (MEL) and Communications teams.

The role will offer support to Country Representatives in rigorously monitoring programmes, capturing results, drafting reports for donors, reviewing real time learning for adaptation and communicating programme results and successes.

The successful candidate will have the following skills and experience

• First degree or similar, in a relevant discipline such as political sciences, development.
• Proven experience in developing and implementing monitoring and evaluation frameworks and supporting organisations and teams on drawing out learning and evidence of outcomes to inform programme reporting. Experience with MEL in the democracy support sector would be an asset.
• Experience in external communications (media or digital) and excellent understanding of social media. Track record of producing communications content for public dissemination (any knowledge of copy editing or graphic design or web design or photography/filming highly desirable)
• High levels of proficiency in Microsoft Office and familiarity with use of IT and media equipment.
• Proven ability to work effectively and collaboratively with and value multi-disciplinary and multi-cultural teams, promoting opportunities for programme staff to learn, develop their skills and widen their experiences.
• Excellent levels of spoken and written Burmese and English

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) 3rd October 2018 to be considered for this role. For more information, please download the job description.

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