Conflict Advisor

The post is to be based in Mon State and opened to Myanmar Nationals and advertised nationwide.

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The role: The purpose of the Conflict Adviser position is to ensure the Township Democratic Local Governance project (TDLG project, see below) is able to take a conflict sensitive approach when promoting improved social accountability in a context of contested governance. This will include: developing and maintaining a detailed conflict / political analysis of Mon state; developing and maintaining relationships with, especially, EAO officials and, also, civil society and government; providing strategic advice to senior project and wider Oxfam staff; engaging in capacity building for project staff, civil society, government and EAO officials in Mon; and ensuring lessons are captured and used to inform relevant programming, policy development and advocacy.

The project: The Township Democratic Local Governance Project [TDLG] will support local authorities to develop and support participatory annual planning, organizational, institutional and operational processes and enhance public service delivery capacity as well as to generate lessons for policy dialogue around democratic local governance and fiscal decentralization more generally. The project will support and facilitate the township planning process and implementation of resulting projects as well as to help pilot, establish and reinforce ways in which people can engage, gain voice and influence accountability with regards to public service delivery. There is a focus on supporting information flows, participation and accountability, the role of elected representatives at sub township levels and facilitation of inclusiveness, thereby enhancing and strengthening both democratic and social accountability. Mon state has complex governance arrangements: as well as Government of Myanmar, the KNU and NMSP are additional duty bearers to communities. The project will therefore support GoM to engage with KNU and NMSP to promote responsive and inclusive service delivery, seeking to engage them in the township planning process, and exploring mechanisms for coherent, efficient and inclusive service delivery.

Level:                              National, C2

Employment term:           Fixed – Term (until 31 December 2017 with possible extension)

Report to:                        TDLG Programme Manager, with technical support from Yangon based international Conflict Advisor.

What we offer:                 Respectful and empowered working environment,

                                       Life insurance, Medical+ dental + optical benefits,

                                       Competitive salary and Career advancement opportunities,

                                       Generous leave entitlement