Technical Advisor to DIPD Myanmar

Danish Institute for Parties and Democracy (DIPD)
  • Location
    Yangon, Myanmar
  • Sector
    Non Profit
  • Experience
    Mid Career
  • Posted
    Oct 15

Position description

Would you be excited at the prospect of employing your knowledge and skills to improve lives, expand opportunities and space for dialogue, and help political parties in an increasingly dynamic country in Asia? You could have this opportunity at the DIPD Programme in Myanmar.

Danish Institute for Parties and Democracy is seeking an international Technical Advisor for its office in Yangon, Myanmar. The Technical Advisor is a senior position and is responsible for driving integration of work, from overall direction setting to ideas generation, design, implementation and further on to reporting, partnerships and communication of an EU funded project called STEP Democracy II, as well as help to oversee project development in the core areas of assistance: political party development, democratization, multiparty dialogue, local governance, peace process support, women’s and youth’s empowerment, and public policy development.

The Technical Advisor also assists the Country Representative in representing DIPD Myanmar with political leaders, civil society partners, donors, diplomatic missions, and media. The Technical Advisor supports project coordinators in program design, monitoring, implementation, evaluation and reporting of project activities as requested.


Technical advice on political party development, democratisation, and multiparty dialogue

  •   Provide policy advisory services to political parties on the planning, sequencing and prioritisation of internal party reform and political party development processes

  •   Provide technical expertise and support political parties with the development of options for policy as well as in the preparation of draft legislation and regulations

  •   Identify key issues for national and sub-national policy support and advisory within the scope of political party development, democratization and multiparty dialogue; and stimulate thinking processes within the programme, projects and implementing partners in the area of work

  •   Conceptualize and formulate policy-related discussion and position papers, policy proposals and concepts for internal and external discussions within DIPD and with political parties and other stakeholders

    Project Management

  •   Manage programme implementation of the STEP Democracy II to ensure the achievement of objectives and outputs specified in the annual work plans

  •   Advise on any changes in the scope of the project’ outputs and activities as they emerge in the course of the implementation of the project

  •   Provide guidance to the Project Coordinators in day-to-day management of the project in particular the planning, and management of project activities, and report on project results and outcomes

  •   Contribute to the preparation and updating of work-plans and monitoring their implementation, management of budgets and resource allocation, workload management, and performance assessment

  •   Prepare Terms of Reference and design for such events as training (curricula, courses, schedules), study tours, conferences and workshops

  • Contribute to development and the drafting of substantive and thematic papers, ToRs, technical reports, annual reports, publications, and assessments, and upon request, to other activities within the area of expertise
  •   Prepare Terms of Reference for recruitment of international and national consultants and advisors and agreements for sub-contracting purposes

  •   Contribute to enhancing project performance by proposing alternative and/or new approaches towards achievement of project results

  •   Identify key policy/programmatic gaps and opportunities. Provide regular briefs to the Country Representative and DIPD Secretariat in Copenhagen

  •   Supervise M&E and documentation/reporting processes for the STEP II Programme 


  • Minimum 4 years of progressively responsible professional experience, or the equivalent, in managing democracy assistance programs;
  • Graduate degree in relevant field;
  • Technical expertise in one of the core areas of assistance as listed above, with a preference for political party development;
  • Experience in program design, implementation, strategic planning, monitoring and evaluation, and reporting;
  • Demonstrated management, team building, and supervisory skills;
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including strong report writing and policy brief writing ability;
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills;
  • Effective interpersonal and intercultural skills;
  • Living and working experience in Asia;
  • Preferred: Working experience in Myanmar;
  • International applicants only.

The ideal candidate is passionate about contributing to the development of well-functioning democratic political parties, multi-party systems and other institutions as central stakeholders in a collaborative, innovative, culturally sensitive way that advances the impact of the DIPD’s work. You are a detail-oriented manager and clear communicator and you harness the talents and ideas of teams and partners, and excel at fostering a culture of dialogue, peaceful coexistence, mutual respect and learning in a challenging and insecure context.

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