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Government Liaison Officer

Plan International is an international humanitarian, child centred development organisation, implementing development programs that promote the realisation and fulfillment of children’s rights and the alleviation of child poverty.

Position: Government Liaison Officer Sittwe
Assignment Type: 6 months contract with possibility of renewal
Closing date for applications: 10 June 2016 at 5 PM

Job background:

The Government Liaison Officer is the direct link between Plan International Myanmar HPU Sittwe and government bodies of Rakhine. The position a comprised also all communications with officials and cultural authorities and bodies.
It is also a protocol role for plan International Sittwe and the position holder will also serve as security advisor at HPU level.

Job purpose:

The Government Liaison Officer support the HPUM/Head of Office and facilitate inter action with Government and local authorities of Plan International Sittwe to pursuit comprehensively on-going projects and to be able to launch new projects in Rakhine State.
He serves as primary direct contact – under supervision of the head of Office - for Plan International Sittwe to all government bodies with regards to Plan interventions in Rakhine state.

Qualifications, Skills & Experience:
 Citizen of Myanmar
 Academic degree in social studies – law, political sciences, philosophy and or similar…
 Minimum 4 years’ experience or proven good knowledge humanitarian interventions/programmes
 Good knowledge and understanding of government settings/functionnement and specifically Rakhine state.
 Proven skills in negotiation and public relation management.
 Good communication skills and diplomatic approach
 Acceptable/working knowledge of Computer – Word/excel mainly.
 Excellent English language skills, both oral and written

How to apply:

Interested candidates who meet the above requirements are required to submit, in English, a cover letter, CV and details of at least 2 referees via E-mail only to: [email protected] Copies of certificates need not be sent.

Reference & background checks will be performed for successful candidates. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Plan International is an equal opportunity employer committed to the well-being of children and does not tolerate child abuse.