Project Manager - Public Health, Myanmar (International)

Based in Yangon with some travels in country and region

£ 30,504 – 38,919 GBP gross per annum plus benefits

Full time post

Two year fixed-term contract with possible extension

Accompanied position


HelpAge International is a global network of not-for-profit organisations with a mission to work with and for disadvantaged older people worldwide to achieve a lasting improvement in the quality of their lives. HelpAge International’s Asia Pacific Regional Office (APRO) is responsible for the regional programme, working in partnership with affiliates and partner organisations in more than 30 countries in the region.


HelpAge has developed a strong presence in Myanmar from community to policy-making levels. Currently, HelpAge, in collaboration with relevant government agencies and partners, is implementing projects in the areas of livelihoods and food security, Social Protection, Health and NCDs, conflict resolution and Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR). A distinctive competency of the Country Programme is promoting participatory development through the formation and capacity building of Older People Self Help Groups and inclusive village Development Committees. Another important component of the Country Programme is related to capacity building, policy dialogues and advocacy on Social Protection, Health and broad policies on ageing.


HelpAge employs over 80 staff in Myanmar and has developed strong partnerships and collaborative work with national and international organisations and works closely with the government of Myanmar.


The Project Manager will lead an EC funded, 5 year project: ‘Strengthening public health capacity to respond to Myanmar’s disease transition’ from 2014-2019. The co-applicants are Myanmar’s University of Public Health (UPH) and University of Medicine 2 (UM2), and Thammasat University (TU) Faculty of Public Health in Thailand.


The objective of the project is to strengthen the capacity of the University of Public Health and wider health stakeholders to support evidence-based policy and improved health services, particularly in preparation for the transition towards non-communicable diseases in Myanmar. Now nearing the end of its third year, the project has made significant progress towards achieving its goals of building national evidence, knowledge and collaboration in order to help integrate NCDs and mental health into the mainstream of national health policy dialogue and service delivery, and to enable the development of institutional capacity to support this agenda. The project supported the Ministry of Health and Sports to develop the first national strategy on NCDs and roll-out of PEN to all Township Medical Officers is underway. More information about the project can be found on its website .


The ideal candidate will have international experience in managing implementation of large development projects in low or middle income countries (preferably in South East Asia) including planning, monitoring and evaluation systems. The candidate will also have experience in research, the generation of evidence and/or the development of strategies to influence policy; and in developing effective partnerships with national organisations and Government agencies. Also required are experience with successful financial management and budget monitoring of development projects. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to interact with a wide range of people and organisations at all levels with tact and diplomacy are key to succeeding in the role.


**All applications should be sent to:

Closing date: 20 February 2018                    

Start date: As soon as possible


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HelpAge International is an equal opportunities employer

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