Centre for Economic and Social Development
No. (27), Pyay Road, 6 ½ Mile, Hlaing Township, Yangon, Myanmar.
Tel: +95 1 654770, Fax: +95 1 65477
“Development and Communication Officer”
(Application deadline: Thursday 15 September 2016)
The Centre for Economic and Social Development (CESD) is a leading think tank in Myanmar supporting evidence‐based policy making while dedicating to result‐based knowledge sharing and people‐centred public advocacy. The Centre undertakes participatory research studies related to economic reforms, sustainable development, and good governance in Myanmar. It also provides training and education services for key stakeholders, public institutions and private sector organizations contributing to economic transformation of Myanmar. The Centre implements special projects and provides technical assistance and support services to various government agencies and local institutions while actively engaging in public advocacy and dissemination. CESD is an independent, non‐political and registered organization, and is seeking applications for the following vacancy from dynamic Myanmar nationals or expatriate foreigners who are motivated to support CESD’s mission on transforming Myanmar through peaceful, sustainable and inclusive development. CESD team members will have the opportunity to be deeply involved in Myanmar’s social and economic development activities during this historic period of transformation.
Job Title: Development and Communications Officer
Location: Yangon, with potential travel to Nay Pyi Taw and field research areas
Duration of Contract: One year (with the possibility of extension)
CESD’s development and communication functions require a broad and comprehensive knowledge of research uptake as well as the context of policy formulation and implementation. It is vital that CESD’s capability and experience, research findings and policy recommendations, are known and readily accessible. This will enable the Centre to promote its work as a leading research institute, support effective use of institutional memory and organizational knowledge and its ongoing donor reporting processes, whilst also identifying new organizations and donor agencies for fund raising.
The aims of CESD’s information and communication management are to:
The Development and Communications Officer will be responsible to deploy a structured, coordinated, efficient and effective approach to sharing information with internal and external stakeholders, including policy makers, donor organizations, fellow researchers and the general public. At the same time, the Officer will be expected to play a leading role in researching, identifying, developing and implementing processes to acquire new partnership and prospective clients with an eye to engage in fundraising activities. The Officer will report to the executive director.
The roles and responsibilities for the Development and Communications Officer are:
This job description is not exhaustive, it merely outlines the key duties and responsibilities of the post. Any changes to this job description will be made in consultation with the post holder.
Qualifications and attributes:
Interested applicants should apply by sending a cover letter, English proficiency certificates (for nonnative speakers), writing samples (a short essay/op‐ed article and a project report) and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org (or) HR Manager, Centre for Economic and Social Development, No. 27, Pyay Road, Hlaing Township, Yangon (behind the 6½ mile bus stop and opposite the Daewoo Posco project) by September 15, 2016. CESD will contact only shortlisted candidates for an interview.
CESD is an equal opportunity employer. We welcome and encourage applications from minority and under‐represented groups. Learn more about CESD at www.myanmarcesd.org.
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