Programme Advisor Climate Resilience Myanmar


40 hours per week

Temporary contract
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Job location:                   Yangon, Myanmar

Starting date:                   As soon as possible

Vacancy closing date:    3 December 2023

Duration position:           6 months (with possible extension)

Working hours/week:      40


We are here to support communities hit by crises, restoring dignity and promoting choice.

ZOA, as an international NGO, supports people who have lost everything due to armed conflict or natural disaster. Together, we can come to their aid in emergencies and remain faithful to communities as they recover – providing new opportunities for them to help themselves again. The work of ZOA is coordinated from the Netherlands. We are active in multiple countries in Africa, South America, the Middle East Region, and Asia. We work with approximately 900 employees worldwide and with (local) partners. We invite you to join our team of committed colleagues.


ZOA is looking for a

Programme Advisor Climate Resilience

(Yangon, Myanmar)

Our work in Myanmar

In 2003/2004 we started our work in Myanmar. Today, we focus on helping the most vulnerable members of society by providing them with the basic necessities of life. We work with conflict-affected internally displaced, host communities and conflict-affected returnees. Our working area is Rakhine State (Sittwe and Kyauktaw Townships). Here, we focus particularly on water supplies, sanitation and food security.

In 2022 ZOA has adopted a new strategy 2023-2025. In the new strategy, climate resilience became one of the strategic goals of the organisation.

Myanmar became an increasingly fragile country and one of the fragilities is related to climate change and natural disasters. Traditionally Myanmar depends for a large part on agricultural production and export. The agricultural production has been put under pressure by increasing fragility and increasing unpredictable weather patterns. In several parts of the country there is an increasing demand for improvement of water management linked to agricultural production and value chains in fragile areas.

Your challenge

The responsibility of the Programme Adviser (PGA) Climate Resilience is to ensure high quality programme design, implementation, evaluation and learning. In addition, the PGA is responsible for the development of high quality project proposals for existing and potential donors in relation food security, climate resilience, water management and agri value chain development to stabilise and/or improve food security in fragile areas in Myanmar.

Your main tasks and responsibilities

Programme quality

Reporting/digital data collection

Knowledge management and learning

Your profile




Special conditions/circumstances

We offer

ZOA offers a challenging role in a dynamic context. We offer good benefits and remuneration which suits the NGO sector (including but not limited to: medical and other insurances, (contribution to) housing costs, training options and 29 annual leave days).

Do you need more information?

For more information about ZOA, please visit our website

Would you like to know what it’s like to work for ZOA? Visit our Career Page and read the stories of possible future colleagues!

If you would have any questions about this vacancy, don’t hesitate to contact Sandra Vogd, email


Interested and ready to apply?

ZOA operates with an equal opportunities policy and is committed to diversity in the workplace. Qualified women and men, people of all nationalities and cultural backgrounds, and candidates with disabilities are welcome to apply.

If you are interested in this position, please apply directly via our website or apply via the button below, at the latest by 3 December 2023.

CVs of no more than 5 pages in length are appreciated.


Notes on proceedings:

Only selected candidates will be contacted and invited to participate in the process of recruitment. It is our aim to inform all other candidates of their status in the recruitment process within 4 weeks after the vacancy has closed. An assessment may be part of the recruitment procedure. Documents that do not match the profile above will not be considered. Internal candidates will have priority, in case of similar results.

Please note that, as part of its recruitment process, ZOA carries out background and reference checks for all candidates. As ZOA participates in the Inter-Agency Misconduct Disclosure Scheme, all reference checks include a written questionnaire, the ‘Statement of Conduct’, which will be sent to past employers regarding misconduct (such as sexual exploitation, abuse or harassment).

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