• ● Are you an awesome project manager who wants to create a social impact for marginalized communities in Myanmar? 
  • ● Do you want to work with vulnerable communities, the tech community and civil society organizations to accelerate change and development in Myanmar?
  • ● Are you passionate about helping civil society organizations and social enterprises to increase their impact?
  • ● Do you want to promote the use of data in decision making processes?


Phandeeyar (“creation place”) is an innovation lab that is spearheading the use of technology to accelerate change and development in Myanmar. Phandeeyar invests in local technology startups, trains new entrepreneurs and builds the pool of tech talent. Phandeeyar also helps civic and social entrepreneurs, CSOs and independent media use technology to increase their impact and runs a co-working space out of its 10,000 square foot space located in the heart of downtown Yangon. Including Digital Rights Forum, StartUp Challenge and Accelerator Program, Phandeeyar hosted 251 events total in 2017 with more than 4,000 attendees. 

The Role

Phandeeyar is looking for a talented professional to serve as a Data Team Manager. As a project manager on our team, you will work with local NGOs, CSOs, Government Partners and private organizations to promote data literacy, digital campaigns, and data-driven decisions to uplift marginalized communities. 

Key responsibilities include:

  • ● Manage a team of data analysts, data scientists. Growing their skills and capacities. Allocate resources for maximum efficiency.
  • ● Responsible for planning and overseeing projects to ensure they are completed in a timely fashion and within budget.
  • ● Submitting project deliverable and ensuring that they adhere to quality standards.
  • ● Preparing status reports by gathering, analyzing and summarizing relevant information.
  • ● Establishing effective project communication plans and ensuring their execution.
  • ● Participate in the preparation of the program budget by providing accurate estimates of workload.
  • ● Maintain the quality of the delivery by setting up standards, methods and processes.
  • ● Work with NGO/CSO/Government partners and design how to use data to improve their program.
  • ● Write quarterly progress reports in English for donors and partners

Example of projects :

  • ● Develop and customize curriculum in Burmese for data literacy training 
  • ● Give hands-on  data literacy training to marginalized communities with the support of project team members. 
  • ● Create data-driven communities outside of Yangon.
  • ● Coordinate with different teams and the communities to run digital campaigns.
  • ● Support the communities in creating data-driven stories and products with the help of partner organizations and team members. 
  • ● Promote the idea of open data, data literacy and digital campaigns in rural communities of Myanmar.  

Essential Requirements

English – You must be able to speak, read and write in both English and Burmese very well. 

Project management skills – You are great at getting things done. You’re a self-starter who takes the initiative and can mobilize resources and solve problems. You can juggle multiple projects and you have good attention to detail.

Problem solving skills – You must have experience in problem scoping and have the ability to break down complex, social problems. 

Flexible – This particular position requires you to travel and interact with on-the-ground marginalized communities. It is important that you have an open-mindset and cultural sensitivity to work well with other stakeholders. 

Data analysis, Mapping and Data Visualization skills – Experience with STATA, R or mapping technologies such as GIS, Tableau, etc 

Communications – You’re a good communicator and able to communicate technical concepts effectively and concisely to non-techies. You are able to write clear documentation in English.

Excited about our mission – We want to work with people who are excited about what we’re doing. You need to be excited about using technology and open data to improve Myanmar. If you have contributed to open source projects and/or civic tech projects before, it will be a bonus.

The Details 

  • ● Location: This role is based in Yangon. It may involve some travel around the country. Due to the COVID-19 crisis, you may also be requested to work from home.
  • ● Hours: Phandeeyar is itself a start-up. Many of its activities happen outside standard office hours (9am-5pm). You will need to work some evenings and weekends, however there is a “time off in lieu” policy.
  • ● Remuneration: Will be based on experience and qualifications and will be competitive for the sector.
  • ● To apply: Interested candidates can submit Phandeeyar Job Application Form through Phandeeyar website. Applications are seen on an ongoing basis.

Note: Applicants do not need to currently be living in Myanmar. We welcome all applicants including those from the Myanmar diaspora.For more information please visit:



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