ActionAid Job Vacancy: Conflict Sensitivity and Social Accountability Advisor - Yangon, Myanmar

Conflict Sensitivity and Social Accountability Advisor

Are you interested to support civil society organisations, network and partners to strengthen ActionAid’s advocacy, capacity development and programme initiatives through promoting social accountability in an evolving country context?

ActionAid Myanmar is a member of the global ActionAid Federation. It is an ambitious organisation and you will become a key team member working on realisation and enjoyment of rights, with a focus on women’s rights; redistribution of power and resources and resilience of people and communities prioritizing women’s and young people’s leadership and empowerment in the evolving context of Myanmar.

As an Advisor you will
  • Build capacity of staff and partners in the area of social cohesion and conflict prevention.
  • Support ActionAid Myanmar and partners with the development of high-impact advocacy campaigns.
  • Provide high level technical advisory services to the senior management team including in design and development of new programming through a conflict sensitivity lens.
  • Identify and synthesizes best practices and lessons learned directly linked to programme policy goals.
  • Assist the programme lead in helping build strategic alliances and partnerships for peace and development related interventions with government, non-state actors, IFI’s, bilateral and multilateral donors, private sector, donors, UN agencies and civil society.
  • Support the establishment of advocacy networks at national level and linked to international networks.
  • Support cross country learning activities and international knowledge creation and curation on conflict engagement.
The job requires that you have
  • At least a bachelor’s degree or equivalent in Development Studies with focus on conflict and peace, or Conflict Prevention, Peacebuilding, Human Rights or related field.
  • Minimum of 7 years’ progressively advancing experience in social cohesion and conflict prevention programming with a human rights-based approach to development.
  • Sound understanding and capability to empower and develop the capacity of national staff.
  • Proven experience in partnership building and networking.
  • At least 5-7 years’ experience leading and designing and implementing rights-based development programmes with poor and excluded communities including evaluation, learning and knowledge management with the focus on measuring shifts in power.
  • Experience in the use of social accountability tools and its use for advocacy.
  • Experience with the UN system.
  • Experience working with women and young people.
  • Full working knowledge of English.
Desired skills for the job include
  • Sound understanding and capability to empower and develop the capacity of national staff.
  • Good understanding of change management in the context of programme.
  • Proven ability to work in multi-cultural teams.
  • Requisite skills in effective fundraising, resources mobilization and donor relations.
  • Experience in working in countries in transition.
  • Good understanding of change management in the context of programme.
  • Proven experience in knowledge management, curation and brokering initiatives.
  • Strong networking/relationship-building skills to work well with and influence diverse stakeholders in a multi-cultural environment.
  • Excellent skills in information/data analysis, including consolidation and analysis of highly diverse data, and report writing.
  • Proven ICT skills and use of database software.
  • Excellent problem-solving skills, resourcefulness to understand and synthesize diverging points of view and resolve conflicts without escalation.
It is a prerequisite that you understand the role as an advisor to support and build the capacity of others through coaching, mentoring and bringing the area forward through developing and introducing good practices. In addition, you are respecting and genuinely valuing others – also if they have a different background or approach than you.

We offer you
  • A 2-year contract with possibility of extension under the People4Change programme funded by Danida through ActionAid Denmark.
  • A base in Yangon with ActionAid Myanmar, with regular travels in the country and to other countries in the ActionAid Federation.
  • An opportunity to play a central role in strengthening AA Myanmar’s ability within the area.
  • A comprehensive allowance package including relocation, housing and education allowance for kids. The salary is app. 2,800 Euros monthly, and an obligatory pension scheme with 10% employer + 3% employee contribution is part of the package.
  • A broad, professional network of passionate, national and international colleagues.
If you have specific questions about the position please contact Mary Chhakchhuak, Human Resources Manager, at ActionAid Myanmar, at

We only receive applications through our recruitment system, as such please use the link below to submit your application. Any applications not sent through the system will not be taken into consideration.


Please note that this is a cross-country recruitment so we only accept applications from people who are not citizens of Myanmar.

Application deadline: 2 December 2018 at midnight Danish time (CEST)

Interviews will be held on 10 December (first round) and 14 December (second round) 2018.

Start date: 1 March 2019 or as soon as possible.