Civil Society and Reporting Officer

International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES)
  • Location
    Yangon, Myanmar
  • Sector
    Non Profit
  • Experience
    Early Career / Mid Career
  • Posted
    Sep 18

Position description

The Civil Society and Reporting Officer is an intermediate professional position at IFES providing operational and programmatic support to the IFES Myanmar office on a range of activities in the lead up to the 2020 elections. Specific duties will include administrative, financial and programmatic management support for a large subgrant program, reporting, monitoring and evaluation and communications assistance. This position is based in Yangon, Myanmar with the potential for frequent travel to other states and regions.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Assist the Country Director to ensure the timely execution of project activities within the allocated budget, and strategic development and implementation.
  • Support achievement of project requirements within budget, established time frame, standards of quality, and funder satisfaction.
  • Support the administration and financial oversight of a large subgrant program for civil society organizations.
  • Establish and regularly update a monitoring and evaluation systems for the ongoing monitoring and evaluation needs of work with civil society partners and other civic and voter education activities.
  • Draft, edit and finalize monthly and quarterly reports, communication materials and other written products.
  • Supervise a team of national staff to support program activities, hold regular meetings and also provide feedback on progress of activities and their performance.
  • Oversee any necessary procurement or subawards in accordance with IFES policies and USAID as well as non-USG rules and regulations.
  • Assist with program design, knowledge of IFES systems, tools for project implementation and monitoring.
  • Troubleshoot project problems, identify and suggest creative solutions.
  • Participate in proposal development/new initiative process as needed.
  • Provide input into annual workplans, PMPs, and other programmatic reports.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Bachelor’s degree required. Master’s Degree in international relations, political science, international development preferred.
  • Minimum of 4 years of overall work experience in the international development sector with NGO experience a plus.
  • Experience with budget management and administrative oversight of large civil society subgrant programs.
  • Experience with qualitative and quantitative monitoring and evaluation strategies. Experience conducting M&E for voter and civic education programs a plus.
  • Supervisory experience a plus.
  • Experience with program design and project management.
  • Knowledgeable on USAID, DFID, DFAT and other non-US based grant and contract proposals, regulations, and procedures.
  • Familiarity with USAID, DFID, DFAT and other non-US structure and personnel as well as other international donors.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office and Excel required.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills are required. Demonstrated past experience with report development or communications.
  • Knowledge of monitoring and evaluation techniques preferred.


  • English required.


  • Travel up to 15% of time.

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