Myanmar Resident Senior Program Manager: Civic Organizing

National Democratic Institute

About the organization

The National Democratic Institute for International Affairs (NDI) seeks a Resident Senior Program Manager to manage a forthcoming DFID-funded program to encourage and support deepening horizontal and vertical linkages among civic organizations and activists in Myanmar. Based in NDI's Yangon office with significant travel to other parts of the country, s/he will contribute technical expertise to, and manage the day-to-day implementation of, a multi-year civic engagement project.

Duties

Myanmar Resident Senior Program Manager: Civic Organizing

The National Democratic Institute for International Affairs (NDI) seeks a Resident Senior Program Manager to manage a forthcoming DFID-funded program to encourage and support deepening horizontal and vertical linkages among civic organizations and activists in Myanmar. Based in NDI's Yangon office with significant travel to other parts of the country, s/he will contribute technical expertise to, and manage the day-to-day implementation of, a multi-year civic engagement project. This position reports to the NDI Myanmar Resident Sr. Director and coordinates closely with the NDI Myanmar Civil Society Program Leader.

Responsibilities:
• Contribute to program design and manage the day-to-day implementation of programming focused on advocacy and civic organizing at local levels Help local staff and program participants to deepen their understanding of the variety of tools and strategies that can be employed to build citizen movements and influence decision making. This should include employing both community organizing, traditional advocacy methodologies, as well as innovative approaches that incorporate technology and leverage social and broadcast media
• Guide and motivate participants through a program that emphasizes process and seeks to build a collaborative approach to collective action

Qualifications

• In collaboration with the Resident Sr. Director (Chief of Party) and coordination with the Civil Society Program leader, manage in-country civic forum program staff structure and individual performance, evaluation, promotion/discipline
Qualifications:
• Undergraduate degree in a field of study related to political science, international relations, public policy, international development or a related field preferred; Additional years of relevant work experience may be substituted for the educational requirement on a one-for-one basis
• A minimum of ten (10) years of progressively responsible experience in citizen engagement, organizing, and advocacy, particularly at the municipal/local level
• Strong practitioner command of effective tools and approaches for fostering citizen engagement and oversight, civic participation of traditionally marginalized groups and organizational capacity development of civil society groups
• Experience working in environments where concepts of collective action and responsive government are weak and trust of political processes is low
• Experience using public opinion research to guide program and messaging approaches
Comments:

NDI welcomes and supports a diverse, inclusive work environment. As such, our commitment is to promote equal employment opportunities (EEO) for all applicants seeking employment and NDI employees.

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