Myanmar: Research Consultant

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Organization: Oxfam
Country: Myanmar
Closing date: 15 Oct 2019

The post is opened to both national and international applicants and advertised worldwide.

Position: Research Consultant to develop a policy brief outlining current gaps and opportunities related to using tax, budgeting and social spending policies to support sustainable and equitable development in Myanmar.

Type of Contract: Consultancy

Location: Yangon/remote

Length of assignment: estimated 15-18 days

Application deadline: 15 October 2019

Oxfam is a global movement of people working together to end the injustice of poverty. That means we tackle the inequality that keeps people poor. Together we save, protect and rebuild lives. When disaster strikes, we help people build better lives for themselves, and for others. We take on issues like land rights, climate change and discrimination against women. And we won’t stop until every person on the planet can enjoy life free from poverty.

We are an international confederation of 19 organizations (affiliates) working together with partners and local communities in the areas of humanitarian, development and campaigning, in more than 90 countries.


Globally, evidence suggests progressive taxation, budgeting and public service provision are key pathways to reducing inequalities. Across many countries, Oxfam and ActionAid have found that these policy levers can be effectively harnessed to support adequate revenue mobilisation that in turn can support the delivery of essential services that respond to the needs of diverse women and men, girls and boys, particularly those living in poverty.

In Myanmar, where poverty and inequality remain pronounced, tax revenue is low. Compounding this issue, national level budgets have tended to allocate limited resources towards essential public services, including health, education and social protection. However, it is precisely these services that disproportionately benefit women and girls and those living in poverty. Furthermore, ensuring progressive and gender responsive public financial management is critical to the government’s ability to achieve the priorities set out in the Myanmar Sustainable Development Plan and commitments made to realizing the Sustainable Development Goals.

Oxfam and ActionAid in Myanmar are seeking to develop a policy brief based on succinct analysis of current taxation, budgeting and social spending trends in Myanmar and identifies critical gaps and opportunities to ensure a more progressive and responsive public financial management system going forward. This policy brief is meant to synthesize a range of published and unpublished research and evidence to support key recommendations for national and state/region-level government.

The policy brief will support ongoing policy and influencing efforts in Myanmar.

For more detailed information of the advertisement, please kindly see the below link.

How to apply:

Interested and capable individuals are required to submit a proposal to Human Resources Department through [email protected] not later than 15 October 2019, 5 PM (Myanmar Time).

Phone: +95 (0)1 539986, 539987, 539958, 539189 and 504918

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Oxfam reserves the right to modify above terms of reference as necessary.

We regret that only short-listed applicants will be contacted.

Please note: Oxfam will never ask for any payment at any stage of recruitment.

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