Civil Society Expert (Myanmar)

DRI Myanmar Office

Support to Electoral Processes and Democracy in Myanmar Project Team





Form of Employment: Short Term consultancy contract

Position Location: Yangon, Myanmar with occasional travel for project activities

Reporting to: DRI Country Representative Myanmar

Contract Period: April-May 2019, maximum 20 fee-days


Democracy Reporting International (DRI) is a non-partisan, independent, not-for-profit organisation registered in Berlin. Democracy Reporting International promotes political participation of citizens, accountability of state bodies and the development of democratic institutions world-wide.

DRI is recruiting a Programme Coordinator to support the development and implementation of the European Union- funded STEP Democracy project. STEP Democracy is implemented by a consortium of 9 national and local organisations and works with the Union Election Commission (UEC), political parties and civil society organizations (CSOs), supporting Myanmar’s democratic transition with tailor-made and non-prescriptive programming in line with the unique needs of each electoral stakeholder, promoting dialogue on electoral reforms, human rights and democratic governance.


Objective and Role

Together with the Asian Network for Free and Fair Elections, DRI will conduct a mapping of domestic observer groups based in Yangon Region, Shan, Kachin, Kayah and Rakhine States. The purpose of the mapping is to identify CSOs that conduct election observation and advocacy as part of their general strategy and that plan to observe 2020 elections. The mapping will also assess the needs and constraints of these CSOs have in carrying out their work, including funding and technical capacity or civic space.



The CSO expert will work with the mapping team from DRI and ANFREL, supporting the field visits to state/region capitals and preparing a matrix and a needs assessment report.



  • Develop semi-open questionnaires for CSO interlocutors
  • Make meeting arrangements and contact potential CSO interlocutors
  • Contribute to a matrix of CSOs
  • Prepare the needs assessment report in English



  • University degree in social science, political science, international relations, law, or other relevant field;
  • Experience working with domestic election observation and CSO in Myanmar and good understanding of CSO landscape in Myanmar;
  • Good networking skills and reputation;
  • Experience in qualitative research and needs assessment will be considered an asset;
  • Excellent communication skills and proficiency in oral and written English and Myanmar.


DRI values diversity and is an equal opportunity employer. Women and people from diverse backgrounds are highly encouraged to apply!

Deadline for applications is 17 March 2019.  Shortlisted candidates may be contacted before the deadline.

Candidates should submit a CV to [email protected] with ‘CSO Expert’ in the subject line.

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