Civil Peace Worker in Loikaw in Myanmar

Job Vacancy at KURVE Wustrow. Application Deadline: 31 May 2020

KURVE Wustrow, together with its partner organisation Kainayar Rural Social Development Organisation (KRSDO), is searching for a Civil Peace Worker in Loikaw in Myanmar for its CPS-program “Strengthening Capacity for Peace and Human Rights Education and for an Active Civil Society”.

Field of work:
As an integrated international peace worker, you support the partner organisation in the strategic development of civil conflict transformation measures and trainings mainly in Kayah State and partly in the bordering Southern Shan State. The local organisation mainly works with returned internally displaced persons on issues of minority and children’s rights. Besides working with the partner organisation, you also take on tasks on cross-cutting issues for the country program of KURVE Wustrow in Myanmar.

  • Planning, implementation, close monitoring and reporting of the CPS project in cooperation with the partner organisation’s  team of Local Peace Workers
  • •Planning, monitoring and evaluation of activities (such as trainings, etc.)
  • Research and planning of a strategic advocacy approach
  • Supporting the partner organisation in building and expanding their capacity
  • Networking activities with government and civil society actors as well as peace education organisations, in close collaboration with KRSDO and other partner organisations in Myanmar
  • Supporting local partner organisations in their work on human and children’s rights and advocacy
  • Integration into the team of the partner organisation and support in processes of organisational and programme development as needed
  • Budget planning and monitoring, ensuring proper and adequate use of funds, and regular communication with the CPS country coordinator and the KURVE Wustrow office in Germany
  • Contribute to the ongoing conflict and security analyses in relation to the CPS project
  • Work in close cooperation with the country coordinator and with other international peace workers and CPS projects in Myanmar
  • Where necessary, support of networking, public relations and advocacy activities of KURVE Wustrow in Germany
  • Duty station and place of residence is Loikaw in Kayah State


  • University degree or a similar degree in peace and conflict studies, international relations, or another relevant field
  • Several years of work experience with NGOs, preferably in intercultural teams,  in international and conflict contexts and with grassroots organisations
  • Ability to build trust with diverse stakeholders (local government authorities, communities and international organisations)
  • Sound knowledge and experience in the field of peacebuilding, civil conflict transformation and human rights, especially minority and children’s rights; knowledge in the field of land rights and non-violent education are an advantage
  • Experience in contexts with multi-ethnic conflicts
  • Relevant experience in and knowledge of project management and strategic development, incl. monitoring and evaluation (PM&E) of peace building, development and/or humanitarian projects in conflict contexts
  • Ability to continuously assess and reflect  the challenges of international peace workers in regard to Do No Harm and security  
  • Very good team player with intercultural competences; analytical and strategic thinking skills, ability for self-reflection, high flexibility
  • Contextual knowledge of Southeast Asia is a requirement
  • Contextual knowledge of and work experience in Myanmar and Kayah State are a significant advantage, or willingness to develop this knowledge  
  • Experience in digital communication, MS Office and Social Media skills are an advantage
  • Professional command of English and a strong interest and motivation to learn Burmese is a requirement; German and Burmese language skills are an asset
  • Motivation and willingness to live in a small town of 12.000 inhabitants in Myanmar with modest living conditions in a remote area
  • Willingness for frequent work travel to Yangon and remote areas, if the security situation permits

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