||Pact Myanmar is one of the largest of Pact’s global programs, and one of the largest and most diverse integrated development operations in Myanmar. With over 500 employees and 26 offices across the country, we operate integrated health, livelihoods and
natural resource management programs that impact the lives of almost 5 million individuals across 35 townships and almost 10,000 communities. With community governance and financial independence at the core of our approach, we focus on local ownership; long-term
sustainability; a long-term approach to community and institutional capacity development; and the power of markets to help lift people out of poverty.
Reporting to the Program Director, the Program Specialist and Peacebuilding Advisor is responsible for conflict sensitivity and contextual adaption in current and future Pact programs in Myanmar. They will be the focal person for current work in Kayah and lead
on research and design of future work in contested areas, potentially Kayin and Rakhine. Working alongside all program teams in a mentoring and advisory role, they will focus on continuous conflict sensitivity analysis, implementation of do no harm principles
and program learning. They will support teams to thoughtfully respond to the diversity of communities and environments in Myanmar, adapting Pact models to the context and building relationships with all stakeholders. They will work closely with the community
governance team to address conflict mediation needs at the community level and provide trainings in these areas as required. They will lead in documenting program adaptions for further learning and development. The Specialist will keep informed of conflict
and political dynamics across the country and advise senior management on appropriate strategic positioning. They will regularly represent Pact at coordination meetings and play a role in donor outreach.
Programing in Conflict Affected Settings
• Focal person for program development, implementation and partner relationships for Shae Thot Program in Kayah State
• Lead on research and design of future work in contested areas, potentially Kayin, Rakhine. Shan and Mon.
• Build state level networks of on the ground information and provide briefing packs as required
• Lead in documenting program adaptions for further learning and development
• Actively keep informed of conflict and political dynamics across the country and advise senior management on appropriate strategic positioning.
Mainstreaming Conflict Sensitive Principles
• Work alongside all program teams in a mentoring and advisory role
• Focus on continuous conflict sensitivity analysis, implementation of do no harm principles and program learning
• Work closely with the community governance team to address conflict mediation needs at the community level
• Provide trainings in in Do No Harm and Conflict Sensitivity for all Pact Programs as required.
• Establish appropriate safety/security protocols and contingency planning/preparedness for change for all Pact programs.
Representing Pact and Coordinating at National and State Level
• Regularly represent Pact and coordinate at National and State Level – with government, local authorities/armed groups, civil society, partners, other actors, stakeholders, donors and information sources.
• Play a role in donor outreach and take lead in drafting peacebuilding components of new program proposals.
Other projects and tasks as assigned
• Masters Degree in Conflict Management and Development or related field
• Minimum 3 years of relevant experience (or equivalent).
• Strong understanding of Myanmar context, with prior experience in country.
• Fluency in English
Skills and Abilities:
• Strong in all areas:
o Keep Our Promises
o Take Action with Adventure, and Conviction
o Promote Shared Success
o Driven By Passion and Curiosity
o Exercise Discernment
o Build for Tomorrow
o Provide Inspiration
• Ability to sustain interpersonal and professional relationships with internal colleagues and contacts in donor and peer organizations
• Consistently works within internal process and procedures
• Strong understanding of Pact’s strategy and how tasks contribute to the greater good
• Strong interpersonal and team building skills
• Strong planning and time management skills
• Developed written and oral communication skills with a strong attention to detail
• Ability to problem-solve difficult issues
• Ability to multitask with ease, adapting to frequently changing priorities
• Good negotiating and conflict resolution skills
• Knowledge of Pact’s technical areas and experience providing support functions
• Working knowledge and understanding of donor policies and regulations
• Competence using common desktop applications and internal systems
Salary to commensurate with qualifications and experience
Local hire position without expatriate benefits package
• Myanmar Language skills
Pact is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in its selection and employment practices on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, disability, genetic
information, age, membership in an employee organization, or other non-merit factors.