Local recruitment: Senior Water Quality Testing Laboratory Officer


Sittwe, Myanmar (Burma) 🇲🇲

  • Location: Myanmar – Sittwe
  • Hours: 37.5
  • Salary: TBC
  • Region: Asia
  • Job Family: Programme
  • Division: International
  • Grade: National D1
  • Job Type: Fixed Term
  • Closing Date: 20 December 2022

The Role

Oxfam is looking for Senior Water Quality Testing Laboratory Officer.

What we are looking for


  • A relevant qualification at least at bachelor’s level. Relevant fields include Public Health, Environmental Engineering, Chemistry or another science discipline; a Social Sciences background will also be considered. Relevant experience and proven ability can substitute the need for formal qualifications.
  • At least 2-years’ experience working in a laboratory, preferably managing a laboratory.
  • Fluent in spoken and written English and Myanmar
  • Proven management skills and experience
  • Computer literate (MS Word & Excel, Internet and E-mail)
  • Candidates must be methodical, patient and diligent
  • Strong communication, teamwork, and inter-personal skills.
  • Good listening skills.
  • Ability to work under pressure, to be flexible in work areas and to be responsive to changing needs.
  • Sensitive to the needs and priorities of disadvantaged people.
  • Gender sensitive.
  • Willingness to learn Oxfam procedures and to be flexible in tasks undertaken.
  • Shows enthusiasm for own and teamwork.

We offer

Oxfam aims to recruit and retain diverse, passionate people who have the necessary skills, knowledge and commitment to meet our vision. We offer a competitive salary and a range of additional benefits to staff including flexible working options, generous pension scheme, annual leave, additional leave allowances, company sick pay, life assurance and a range of other benefits.

Find out more about our pay & benefits, please click here


We believe flexible working is key to building the Oxfam of the future, so we’re open to talking through the type of flexible arrangements which might work for you. We think this role would work particularly well as a partially home-based role or job share.

Our values and commitment to safeguarding

Oxfam is committed to preventing any type of unwanted behaviour at work including sexual harassment, exploitation and abuse, lack of integrity and financial misconduct; and committed to promoting the welfare of children, young people, adults and beneficiaries with whom Oxfam GB engages. Oxfam expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment through our code of conduct. We place a high priority on ensuring that only those who share and demonstrate our values are recruited to work for us.

The post holder will undertake the appropriate level of training and is responsible for ensuring that they understand and work within the safeguarding policies of the organisation.

 All offers of employment will be subject to satisfactory references and appropriate screening checks, which can include criminal records and terrorism finance checks. Oxfam GB also participates in the Inter Agency Misconduct Disclosure Scheme.  In line with this Scheme, we will request information from job applicants’ previous employers about any findings of sexual exploitation, sexual abuse and/or sexual harassment during employment, or incidents under investigation when the applicant left employment. By submitting an application, the job applicant confirms his/her understanding of these recruitment procedures.

We are committed to ensuring diversity and gender equality within our organisation and encourage applicants from diverse backgrounds to apply.

How to apply 

 As part of online application, please upload your up to date CV and a covering letter explaining your suitability against the essential criteria in the job profile. 

About us

Oxfam is a global community who believe poverty isn’t inevitable. It’s an injustice that can be overcome. We are shop volunteers, women’s right activists, marathon runners, aid workers, coffee farmers, street fundraisers, goat herders, policy experts, campaigners, water engineers and more. And we won’t stop until everyone can live life without poverty for good.

Oxfam GB is a member of international confederation of 21 organisations working together with partners and local communities in the areas of humanitarian, development and campaigning, in more than 90 countries. 

A thriving diverse Oxfam:

It’s people power that brings about change. To play our part as a global organisation working to overcome poverty and inequality, we need equality, diversity and inclusion across our community of staff, partners and volunteers. Together, we’re committed to becoming a more diverse workforce, better able to tackle the global challenges that face our world today.

To do that:

  • We need to dismantle the unequal power structures that exist everywhere, this including Oxfam and the wider development and charity sectors.
  • We need an inclusive Oxfam where everyone can bring who they are to our work and feels celebrated for the differences they bring.
  • We want and need everyone, and that means we need you.

In response to Covid-19 if you are offered a role where you are required to travel between countries please ensure you have been briefed by the Hiring Manager about any changes to working or precautions you should take as part of your role.







IHE Delft MSc in Water and Sustainable Development