available languages: english September 26, 2017


Background

Democracy Reporting International is implementing the EU-funded project, STEP to Democracy – Support to Electoral Processes and Democracy in Myanmar, leading the programme component on civil society and support to CSO partners to develop their advocacy and monitoring capacities in the democratic reform process. More specifically, this programme component supports domestic observer CSOs on legal framework analysis and electoral reforms advocacy, while also working with CSOs and other stakeholders on key aspects of broader democratic governance, including constitutional reforms.

Objective and Role

DRI is implementing a series of activities on constitutional reform process and the project requires the services of experienced Senior Constitutional Experts to lead some of these activities. The mission will start 8th November 2017 and be completed by 16th November 2017.

Location

The Senior Constitutional Experts will work from the DRI office in Yangon, with travel to Naypyitaw as appropriate.

 

Tasks

  • Act as resource persons at a workshop for the political parties delegation of the UPDJC, organised in cooperation with the Danish Institute for Parties and Democracy (DIPD), a STEP consortium partner organisation.
  • Act as resource persons at a multi stakeholder roundtable on constitutional reforms, which may include topics such as the principle of participation/shared rule in federal systems, the content of sub-national constitutions, or a review of the peace process and potential challenges.
  • Hold meetings and briefings with key stakeholders on constitutional reforms and federalism.


Qualifications

  • Advanced university degree in law, political science, or a related field;
  • At least 8 years of experience in democracy support with a focus on constitution-making processes and subject matter expertise in any of the following areas: the right to self-determination, sub-national constitutions (in a federal framework), the role of parliament and constitutional courts in constitutional amendment, and the working principles of federalism;
  • Experience in delivering technical assistance, training sessions, or capacity-building on democratic constitutions, as well as any of the subject matters listed previously;
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the constitutional and legal frameworks in Myanmar is an asset;
  • Working experience in Myanmar or the region is considered an asset;
  • Excellent command of English is required;
  • Excellent research and reporting skills are required.

 

Please submit your CV to asia@democracy-reporting.org by 10 October 2017 with “Senior Constitutional Experts (Myanmar)” in the subject line and supporting documents in the following format: SURNAME_FIRSTNAME_DOCUMENTNAME. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for an interview.