Senior Advisor, Civil Society and Media Project

FHI 360

Yangon, Myanmar


Under the direction of the Chief of Party, this position will provide technical input and management support to carry out the project through effective activity design and delivery. The SA will oversee a team or teams and be responsible for reporting, and advise the project on approaches including but not necessarily limited to organizational development, governance, and management and work closely with Media, Advocacy and other advisors on the implementation of core activities. The SA will, as requested by the COP, represent the project with external stakeholders in meetings and collaboration on technical issues, and will oversee a number of program and capacity building staff on the project.

Job Summary/Responsibilities:

  • Advise the project on the selection of tools and methods for grant and program design, development and delivery;
  • Work closely with Project Technical Advisors and Directors to ensure clear and productive communication between teams; and to ensure teams are able to harmonize, complement and provide strategic and comprehensive support to civil society and media grantees;
  • Lead weekly, quarterly and annual reporting activities, ensuring high-quality and timely reporting to the donor. Gather inputs from all relevant teams;
  • Advise on the design of grant and contract procurements issued by the project to ensure they align with program priorities and can achieve maximum effect;
  • Serve as a point of technical contact and coordination for expert consultants and STTA brought in to contribute capacity building and other technical and program activities;
  • Lead or give guidance on the design of events, conferences, and workshops, in ways that respond to adult learning needs and maximize impact;
  • Oversee a team or teams on the project;
  • Advise on the design of new program and grant interventions, as needed, and with USAID input, in response to a changing operating environment in Myanmar;
  • Lead and coordinate technical and program teams on work planning process to ensure it meets project goals and technical activities are logically designed and sequenced;
  • Assist the Chief of Party in creating and maintaining positive working relationships with USAID, Government of Myanmar counterparts, local organizations, and other program partners;
  • Mentor and manage staff in a respectful and transparent manner, working with local staff to build their technical capacity;
  • Other tasks as assigned by project leadership.


  • Master’s degree in one of the following relevant fields is strongly desired: international development, international affairs, public administration, economics, political science or a related field;
  • Minimum of 8 (eight) years’ experience in designing and/or implementing activities to strengthen civil society, media, human rights organizations, or related democracy and governance activities, is required;
  • Experience managing staff is required;
  • Knowledge of USAID rules and regulations is strongly desired; completion of a course or seminar in USAID rules and regulations is desired;
  • Knowledge of the state of Myanmar civil society and media is desired;
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and foster relationships with diverse local counterparts, civil society organizations, donors, and donor‐funded implementers is desired;
  • Fluent command of oral and written in English is required. Ability to write English reports at level acceptable for submission is required.

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