Myanmar: Program Assistant

Organization: Media Development Investment Fund
Country: Myanmar
Closing date: 10 Feb 2017

Location: Yangon, Myanmar

Reports to: MMP Program Manager

Summary: MDIF is seeking to appoint a Program Assistant, based in Yangon, as support staff for its Myanmar Media Program (MMP). MMP is a three-year business focused technical assistance program for independent media that will run until December 2018. The Program Assistant will be part of a three person Yangon-based team. Deadline for applications: 10 February, 2017.


The Program Assistant will be responsible for:

· logistical preparations for all program related activities, such as workshops, in-house training, and mentoring visits

· translation and interpretation during program activities, as needed

· maintaining and updating the MMP database in a timely manner

· Recording and reporting on project activities and expenditures, and compiling relevant data, as requested by the Program Manager

· Establishing sound professional relationships and liaising regularly with media partners, consultants, MDIF staff, and other external agencies

· If requested, visit and/or liaise with media partners and provide oral and written reports on these visits/communications

· Undertaking other program administration tasks as requested

· Ensuring transparency, ethical conduct and efficiency in project implementation

Skills/experience required:

• undergraduate degree

• minimum of 3 years’ experience of working in the media sector

• fluent Burmese (written and spoken)

• very good English (written and spoken)

• strong organizational and problem-solving skills

• strong internet and computer software skills

• multi-tasking skills, excellent attention to detail

• ability to work well under time-pressure and to tight deadlines

• strong verbal and written communication skills and strong interpersonal skills

• ability to work in multi-cultural and multi-lingual settings

• versatility and integrity

• understanding of Burmese political, economic and social environment

• knowledge of the Burmese media environment

• Preparedness to travel within Myanmar

• Available to start work as soon as possible, or by 1 March 2017


• At least three years’ experience of working on donor-funded programs in Asia

• Experience with M&E and program implementation and reporting

How to apply:

Interested applicants should send the following to

• Resume/Curriculum Vitae (not longer than 2 pages)

• An application letter

• Three references, with contact details

• Salary level expectation

• Date of availability to start work

Deadline for applications: Friday, 10 February, 2017

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