Alliance for Gender Inclusion in the Peace Process (Myanmar)

This material is cross-posted from the Peace and Collaborative Development Network, and appears to be an interesting opportunity for the Humphrey community.   This is meant for information sharing purposes only. 
Position summary: Provide coordination and day-to-day implementation of the agreed activities of AGIPP in order to increase the participation of women in the peace process and secure gendered perspectives in the peace process outcomes.

Specific tasks:
1.            Provide regular updates (quarterly) to AGIPP members about the peace process including upcoming opportunities to focus on gender justice and women’s participation.
2.            Coordinate the development of position and policy papers related to gender justice in the peace process.
3.            Respond to requests from the Government, the military, Ethnic Armed Organizations, the United Nationalities Federal Council, and relevant others for information and analysis related to gender justice in the peace process.
4.            Through the end of 2015 coordinate the establishment of an AGIPP office in Yangon.
5.            Devise, implement and manage effective external communications, including social media, for AGIPP. 
6.            Coordinate the AGIPP annual general meeting (October 2015).
7.            Supervise a Policy and Communications Officer; an Administrative and Finance Officer; and interns.
8.            Oversee financial matters including fundraising, donor reporting and audits.
9.            Oversee narrative and financial reporting to donors.
10.          Submit regular progress reports to the AGIPP Management Committee and Steering Committee on implementation of objectives.
11.          Foster connections and relationships with AGIPP members, relevant government departments, ethnic armed groups and political parties.
12.          Maintain, consolidate and expand AGIPP relationships with international organisations and donors.
13.          Other tasks as appropriate and required.

Skills and experience:
1.            Knowledge of, and commitment to, women’s rights and gender justice.
2.            Graduate degree or relevant work experience.
3.            Network development and coordination experience preferable.
4.            Communication skills including effective use of social media and websites and/or willingness to learn.
5.            Knowledge of the peace process.
6.            Ability to write and edit articles, reports etc. in Burmese and English desirable.
7.            Experience supervising staff.
8.            Ability to work in Burmese and English.

AGIPP is a Myanmar led national initiative. It has a Steering Committee of seven organisations (Gender and Development Initiative, Gender Equality Network, Kachin State Women Network, Mon Women’s Network, Nyein (Shalom) Foundation, Women and Peace Action Network (Shan State), Women’s League of Burma, and WON/WIN-Peace). It will be hosted physically within the office of the Nyein Foundation until office space is secured. The Secretariat will comprise of four staff: Coordinator, Policy and Communications Officer, Administration and Finance Officer, and an international Adviser who will provide support to AGIPP staff on members on technical (e.g. communications outreach) and substantive matters (e.g. policy development).
Location: Yangon, with travel within the country expected periodically.
Salary information: 1500USD per month exclusive of a communications package of 20,000Kyats per month.

How to apply: By 15 August send a letter outlining your experience (max. 2 pages) and a CV (max. 4 pages) to in English or Burmese. Late applications will not be accepted or reviewed.

Broad timelines for the process: Up to 15 August application period; through September interviews will be conducted; position starts in October.
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