Inter-Communal Harmony Program Manager - INTER01453-00001

from US Institute of Peace
Closing date: 26 Oct 2019

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USIP is seeking an experienced practitioner in inter-communal harmony (ICH) to join its Burma team. The Program Manager will be responsible for program planning, implementation and reporting of USIP’s program that aims to reduce election-related inter-communal conflict. The Program Manager will provide overall program oversight and will report to USIP’s Country Director. The Program Manager will work closely with the rest of the Yangon based team as well as the Burma team in USIP headquarters in DC.

The Program Manager will lead collection and analysis of program impact and will ensure that program learning is captured in such a way to inform program adaptation. The Program Manager will also support other team members in their effort to build effective relationships with program partners, including religious actors, government officials and civil society organizations. The Program Manager will also support programs related to peace education and countering hate speech, as well as USIP’s ICH research portfolio.


  • Provide analysis to the USIP team on issues related to ICH;
  • Represent USIP at meetings and with networks working on ICH, and at times play a leadership role in those networks;
  • Manage and support partners, grantees and contractors;
  • Lead trainings for various stakeholders on ICH-related issues;
  • Provide briefings and analysis to other important stakeholders as needed, such as the US Embassy;
  • Manage program planning and strategy, implementation and problem-solving;
  • Provide analysis to the USIP team on conflict dynamics in Rakhine State;
  • Provide update reports to the Country Director and Deputy Country Director;
  • Build relationships with CSO partners at local level;
  • Manage the delivery of activities at local sites and relationships with local partner organizations;
  • Engage with USIP’s headquarters staff in DC as needed;
  • Draft quarterly and final reports that capture program impact.


  • Degree in security studies, law, politics or other relevant discipline.
  • Three (3) or more years of relevant work experience at project coordinator or project manager level, preferably in the non-profit sector in Burma;
  • Experience in project management including liaison with partners;
  • Experience working with diverse communities and religious actors;
  • Experience coordinating with officials in government at Union and State level and local level CSOs;
  • Demonstrated understanding of conflict-sensitivity, gender-sensitivity and do-no-harm principles;
  • Fluency in English and Burmese, especially strong writing skills, required;
  • Strong report writing skills required;
  • Strong interpersonal and teamwork skills;
  • Experience working with international consultants highly desirable;
  • Experience working with results frameworks and data collection highly desirable.

Please note:

  • This is a Fixed-Time Term Personal Services Contractor position.
  • Compensation is commensurate with qualifications and experience and with USIP pay scale.

All USIP contract and employee positions are contingent upon the favorable completion of a suitability background investigation.

Compensation is commensurate with qualifications and experience.

To be considered for this position, please submit a complete application package consisting of:

  1. Completed employment application including titles, dates of hire and salary history.
  2. Cover letter
  3. Resume

For questions about this position please email Do not send resumes or attachments to this email address.

Only those applicants that are selected for further discussions will be contacted.

No Phone Calls. Interviews will be scheduled by appointment only.

USIP is an equal opportunity employer. It is the policy and practice of USIP to offer equal employment opportunities to all qualified applicants and employees without regard to race, color, age, religion, national origin, sex, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, genetic information, HIV/AIDS status, political affiliations or belief, pregnancy, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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