Resident Senior Program Manager for Civic Organizing: Myanmar

National Democratic Institute

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The National Democratic Institute is a nonprofit, nonpartisan, nongovernmental organization working to support and strengthen democratic institutions worldwide through citizen participation, openness and accountability in government.


Job Function: International
Department: Asia
Location: Burma

Resident Senior Program Manager for Civic Organizing: Myanmar

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.

The ideal candidate has progressively responsible experience 1) managing DFID-funded civil society development programming, and 2) training and advising local partners on civic and community organizing, organizational development, advocacy, and change management.

The deadline for submitting applications is October 30, 2019.

*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
*Coordinate program partnership with international and local partners to ensure streamlined, effective programming; special emphasis on coordination with and maximizing resources available from DFID funded grantees in locations where NDI implements its civic forum programming.


*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
*Familiarity with adult education practices and incentives; ability to develop formal curricula and training materials
*Relevant, professional experience on the Asia region, with preference given to applicants with knowledge and experience working on the Myanmar and Southeast Asia programs
*Comparable relevant experience in other geographic regions will also be considered
*Relevant experience in managing multi-stakeholder processes and multi-national staff; demonstrated ability to develop solid working relationships with civil society organizations.

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