Program Manager, Myanmar

November 26, 2018

– Full-time, fixed term contract (12 months)
– Work in partnership with diverse women’s rights organisations
– Collaborate with passionate, committed feminists

IWDA is the leading Australian agency entirely focussed on women’s rights and gender equality in the Asia Pacific region. We are international, feminist and independent.

Beyond the impact we have in the world, we are well known for our supportive, friendly and inclusive team culture. Working with IWDA sees you working alongside a team of intelligent, driven and passionate women who genuinely live our values of Feminism, Accountability, Collaboration and Transformation each and every day.

This position is part of the Programs Team and takes key responsibility for the coordination and implementation of the Myanmar program partnerships. Currently, the Myanmar program focuses on: IWDA’s Strategic Goal 1 promoting women’s leadership and participation; and IWDA’s Strategic Goal 2 strengthening women’s safety and security through a portfolio of projects in partnership with women’s rights organisations. In the lead up to Myanmar’s next general election in 2020, the country program includes a number of innovative women’s political leadership projects. In addition to partnership and project coordination, the Program Manager will also contribute to wider program development at IWDA, including organisational monitoring, evaluation and learning, thematic working groups, funding submissions and IWDA’s communications for development.

You have substantial experience in international program management. Your experience includes project design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation and financial management. You are highly skilled in designing, developing and implementing gender and development programs, ideally in Myanmar

You have brilliant inter-cultural and interpersonal skills and are known for your exceptional communication, influencing and relationship management skills. Prioritisation, delegation and being organised are second nature to you.

The full selection criteria are listed in the Position Description.

If you are looking for an opportunity to work with a rights-based international development agency committed to gender equality for all please download the position description and cover letter template (links below) and email your CV and cover letter to by 11.59pm Friday 4 January 2019Please direct queries to this email address (IWDA will be closed 25 December 2018 until 2 January 2019, any queries received during this time will be responded to when we return).

Position Description – Program Manager, Myanmar (fixed term)

Cover letter template

International Women’s Development Agency (IWDA) has an EEO exemption (H139/2015) and requests applications from women only. IWDA encourages women from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds and women with disabilities to apply. Any offer of employment will require a National Police Check and endorsement of IWDA’s Child Protection Code of Conduct. All applicants must be legally entitled to live and work in Australia.