People’s Alliance for Credible Elections is looking for an Advocacy Officer to support the program team for planning and implementing advocacy strategy and networking with other stakeholders.
Position: Advocacy Officer
Duty Location: Yangon
Number of Position: 1
Duration of the Contract: One year (with two month probation period)
Reporting to: Executive Director/Program Manager
If you are interested in this announcement, please submit your Curriculum Vitae (CV), expected salary and contact phone number to [email protected] by June 24 th 2016. For more information you can contact us +95 9253379442.
Objectives of Advocacy Officer
Under the direction of Executive Director, the Advocacy Offices is responsible for planning and implementing advocacy strategy and networking with other stakeholders. The Advocacy officer is full time paid staff and expected to work 40 hours per week.
Task and Responsibilities
- Assist the Executive Director and Program Team to plan and implementing the Advocacy Strategy;
- Communicate with government entities and political parties to promote the understanding of PACE’s activities;
- Organizing seminars, workshops and special lectures; shall spend much of the time in correspondence with speakers, press and invitees;
- Write and send press releases, write seminar reports and undertake background research on the topics of seminars;
- Responsible for particular advocacy work and Liaison with the Program Team to do research/survey;
- Actively participate and represent the organization in various networks and movements to share PAC position on electoral issues and advocacy works;
- Support the process to form networks with various stakeholders such as donors, CSOs, research organizations and academic institutions to mobilize their support for PACE advocacy work plans;
- Record minutes of the meetings (where required), and preparation of “Advocacy Unit” reports for various purposes.
- Keep tabs on PACE’s researches such as SBO (Sample Based Observation) and use the channels of advocacy to facilitate the process of lobbying for policy making/change.
- Any other job or related task as determined by the supervisor.
The Advocacy Officer must would normally attain the required knowledge, skills and attitudes in public relations, public administration or related area, especially within humanitarian organizations and contexts.
- 5-7 year post qualification relevant work experience;
- Having knowledge in advocacy work plans;
- Ability to communicate well in English and good computer skills;
- Must be able to work at under the thigh deadline;
- Familiar with NGOs/CSOs work nature;
- Good networking and communication skill;
- Show integrity at work;
- Ability to organize works efficiently and deal with heavy workload and
- Having good understanding on Myanmar politics is advantage.
People’s Alliance for Credible Elections (PACE) is an independent, non-partisan, non-government domestic election observer group based in Yangon. PACE was founded in 2013 to strengthen democratic institutions in Myanmar through safeguarding citizen rights and promoting public participation in the electoral process. To promote transparency, accountability and inclusiveness in the electoral process, PACE will mainly be working on civic and voter education, election observation and electoral reform.
Upholding the principles enshrined in “Universal Declaration of Human Rights”, PACE’s work will be implemented regardless of race, religion and gender. Moreover, PACE has signed “Declaration of Global Principles for “Nonpartisan Observation and Monitoring” by Citizen Organizations,” which is a document endorsed by more than 260 organization from 75 countries.
“PACE will work to ensure all citizens political rights including the right to vote and stand for office by engaging in activities that promote citizen participation, safeguard political and civil rights through a program of electoral observation, policy advocacy and civic education.”
Areas of Work
The PACE is an independent civil society initiative to secure every citizen’s political rights and enhance electoral transparency and accountability through:
- Citizen Observation of Electoral Processes
- Civic Education and Public Outreach
- Advocacy for Improved Electoral Frameworks
PACE’s Activities Highlight
PACE has so far completed the activities working together with people;
Voter List Registration Pilot Project Observation– PACE worked together with over 70 volunteers to observe the voter list display in two areas in Yangon and Chin from July 14th to 18th 2014.
Electoral Environment in Myanmar; A Survey by the PACE– On May 2015, PACE has conducted the nation-wide survey to assess the electoral environment of Myanmar recruiting around 500 volunteers and conducting over 3000 interviews.
2015 General Election Observation– PACE has conducted the nation–wide Election Observation to observe the process of 2015 General Election; voter list update, electoral campaigns, advance voting, voter slip distribution and voting process in Election Day on November 8. About 130 LTO and 2000 STO were involved as the volunteers.
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