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Form of Employment: Short-term consultancy contract

Position: Project Officer

Location: Yangon, Myanmar with occasional travel for project activities

Reporting to: DRI Country Representative Myanmar

Contract Period: 01 June or asap until 15 July, 30 working days

 

Background

Democracy Reporting International (DRI) is a non-partisan, independent, not-for-profit organisation registered in Berlin. Democracy Reporting International promotes political participation of citizens, accountability of state bodies and the development of democratic institutions world-wide.

DRI is recruiting a Programme Coordinator to support the development and implementation of the European Union- funded STEP Democracy project. STEP Democracy is implemented by a consortium of 9 national and local organisations and works with the Union Election Commission (UEC), political parties and civil society organizations (CSOs), supporting Myanmar’s democratic transition with tailor-made and non-prescriptive programming in line with the unique needs of each electoral stakeholder, promoting dialogue on electoral reforms, human rights and democratic governance.

 

Objective and Role

The Project Officer supports the implementation of events scheduled for July 2019: one event on electoral reforms, one event on local governance and local elections and a training for women local government councillors.

 

Location

The Programme Officer will work from Yangon, with occasional travel for project activities.

 

Tasks

  • Manage the invitation of participants and travel arrangements, in coordination with DRI Operations Officer
  • Coordinate hiring of venues and participant accommodation
  • Contribute to the design of event agenda and invitation of speakers
  • Contribute to event reporting
  • Contribute to event monitoring and evaluation
  • Supervise and mentor the programme unit intern

 

Qualifications

  • University degree in social science, political science, international relations, law, or other relevant field;
  • 3-5 years of relevant professional experience in donor-funded technical assistance projects.
  • Experience in programme management, including management of work-plans and monitoring and evaluation tools required;
  • Experience working with civil society organisations or CSO capacity-building will be considered an asset;
  • Ability to work under limited supervision and in a multinational team with pro-active and problem-solver attitude is a must;
  • Excellent communication skills and proficiency in oral and written English and Myanmar.

 

DRI values diversity and is an equal opportunity employer. Women and people from diverse backgrounds are highly encouraged to apply!

 

Deadline for applications is 4 June.  Shortlisted candidates may be contacted before the deadline.

Candidates should submit a CV to myanmar@democracy-reporting.org