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Policy Officer

Company UNOPS - United Nations Office for Project Services
Posted 03-08-2018
Closing date 03-11-2018
Term Full time
Category Lawyer/Legal
Location Others
Salary USD -- USD
Year of Experience
Number of hire
Sex Male/Female
Job level Entry Level
Job Responsibilities:
- Engage with Government Ministries and Department:s,
- Support LIFT's increasing work with Parliamentarians, and
- Manage key policy events and workshops and support FMO policy work.
- In support of LIFT's policy engagement objectives and activities, co-ordinate and liaise with Ministries and Department:s that are key to LIFT's work.
- Communicate LIFT's policy priorities and relevant programming activities to Ministries and departments.
- Represent LIFT in relevant national and sub-national policy events and networks, such as official meetings and workshops, and report out as necessary.
- Maintain regular contact with other LIFT-supported policy initiatives such as the Agriculture Policy Unit.
- Provide regular updates to LIFT FMO and Fund Board members on relevant policy developments in Nay Pyi Taw and elsewhere.
- Help identify opportunities and effective strategies for constructive policy engagement;
- Build and maintain strong networks, both formal and informal, with relevant government staff.
- Provide Parliamentarians with information concerning policy issues of direct concern to LIFT and its implementing and strategic partners.
- Establish and maintain relationships with relevant parliamentary committees and individuals.
- Organize and support meetings and other events involving Parliamentary committees and individuals and LIFT staff and partners.
- Represent LIFT in (other) development partner engagements with Parliamentary Committees and individuals, and report out as necessary.
- Identify key learning opportunities from LIFT's portfolio of projects; Help design and organize activities to share key lessons.
- Organize LIFT policy events and activities including workshops and roundtable discussions.
- Support the development and dissemination of LIFT policy briefs and position papers in areas relevant to LIFT programming.
- Ensure LIFT-supported policy events are well-documented and that information is disseminated internally and externally, as appropriate.
- Support LIFT's collaboration with development partners, NGOs, civil society organizations, including LIFT IPs, and other stakeholders in ongoing policy dialogue and advocacy.
- Advise and support the LIFT FMO and Fund Board members as needed on policy developments and advocacy.
- Provide policy inputs for the preparation of LIFT's annual and semi-annual reports as well as other updates as required.
Job Requirements:
- A Master's degree in public policy or administration, or a related development field is required.
- A Bachelor's degree in combination with additional 2 years of similar experience is considered as equivalent.
- A minimum of 5 years of professional experience in policy engagement with national government institutions in Myanmar is required;
- Demonstrated knowledge and experience of policy design, implementation, and monitoring in Myanmar is required;
- Strong policy analysis skills and experience in operational and formative research is a clear advantage;
- Experience working with donor agencies and local partners, including civil society organizations is preferred;
- Experience working with sub-national government institutions in Myanmar is also preferred;
- Computer literacy in Microsoft packages (MS Word, MS Excel, MS Access) is strongly preferred.
- Fluency in both written and spoken English and Myanmar
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