Post Name: National Programme Officer – Rule of Law
Post base: Yangon
Supervisor: International Legal Expert
The Denmark-Myanmar Programme on Rule of Law and Human Rights (2016-2020) supports the Union Attorney General’s Office, the Office of the Supreme Court of the Union, lawyers, CSOs as well as the law departments of Dagon and East Yangon Universities in strengthening capacities on core aspects of rule of law and human rights and supporting reform in relevant areas. The programme which has a total grant of DKK 70 million (approximately USD 10 million) is based on participatory approaches supporting partners to identify their own needs and priorities and taking lead in implementation of activities.
The governance of the programme is based on joint decision-making with partners through co-chaired Steering Committees. The programme is part of the Denmark-Myanmar Country Programme (2016-2020) endorsed by a bilateral government-to-government agreement between Myanmar and Denmark as well as MoUs with all key stakeholders. A Joint Venture comprised of the International Commission of Jurists and the Danish Institute for Human Rights (DIHR) has been contracted to provide technical assistance to the programme through a team of experts supporting implementation.
The Joint Venture is seeking a National Programme Officer – Rule of Law to support the implementation of the programme’s outputs. The specific output provides technical assistance to the Union Attorney Generals’ Office and the Office of the Supreme Court of the Union. The position will be contracted by the International Commission of Jurists, and will join the Joint Venture team in Myanmar.
The ideal candidate is an experienced Programme Officer, with experience implementing programmes in the Rule of Law, Justice and/or Governance sectors. Candidates with legal training and knowledge of international human rights and an understanding of the legal system in Myanmar will be considered favourably. The position is based in Yangon.
The national programme officer will work under the direct supervision of an international legal expert (the Team Leader) who is based in Yangon supporting the implementation of the programme.
Reporting directly to the Team Leader, the National Programme Officer – Rule of Law has the following responsibilities:
The successful candidate will have:
The contract is based on a policy of equal opportunities and offers a competitive salary package.
APPLICATIONS close on February 16th, 2018 and should be addressed with a cover letter, resume and names of at least 2 references to:
Ref: Programme Officer – Rule of Law, Yangon, Myanmar
By email: email@example.com
Please appreciate that due to the volume of applications only short listed candidates will be contacted. We cannot answer phone enquiries. We thank you for your understanding.
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