Country Representative - Myanmar

International Alert is looking for an exceptional peacebuilding professional to lead its Myanmar country programme. Based in Yangon you will lead and develop Alert’s peacebuilding work in Myanmar, including development of strategic priorities and ensuring these are reflected in programming plans; manage the country programme, supervising partners and ensuring quality control of Alert’s peacebuilding outcomes. You will be managing current initiatives, in the area of gender, peace and security, conflict sensitivity and inclusive natural resource management.

Due to the rapidly changing situation, you will be updating the conflict analysis and revising the country strategic priorities together with a small but dynamic team and our strong national partners.

You will be a proven leader, with the ability to develop strategy, manage staff, and maintain relationships with a wide range of interlocutors. You will have substantial peacebuilding experience, and be able to commission, supervise and ultimately deliver research outputs and data from programme monitoring. You will have a successful track record of successfully managing projects and programmes in difficult operating environments. You will be a strong advocate for gender inclusion with a keen understanding of conflict-affected masculinities.

Kindly note the above are some of the requirements for the job. For the full job requirements, please read the job description.


  • Salary : $36,000 - $38,192
  • Contract duration: 1 year with the possibility of extension
  • Location: Yangon, Myanmar
  • Closing date: 18 April 2021 ( 23:45 UK time)

How to apply

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All job applicants must already have the right to work in Myanmar.

Applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis, and Alert reserves the right to bring the closing date forward so early applications are encouraged.

While International Alert will endeavour to contact all candidates within a reasonable time, this may not always be possible due to limited resources. Therefore, if you have not heard from us within two weeks of the closing date, you can assume your application has, on this occasion, been unsuccessful.

International Alert is an equal opportunities employer. All applicants will be judged strictly based on merit.