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.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
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
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
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
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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