Peacebuilding and Negotiation Expert, Myanmar

The Carter Center

Democracy Program

Consultant – Peacebuilding and Negotiation Training Expert

Yangon, Myanmar

 

The Carter Center, together with local partners, is currently implementing a program dedicated to broadening involvement of women of ethnic political parties in the Myanmar peace process. Under this project, The Carter Center will provide training to women representatives of ethnic political parties. The Carter Center is seeking a highly-qualified individual to serve as Peacebuilding and Negotiation Training Expert (consultant) to prepare and deliver the implementation of the first training.

Under the guidance of the Carter Center’s Field Office Director (Yangon) and Atlanta staff, the Peacebuilding and Negotiation Training Expert will design and deliver a customized four-day training curriculum on mediation and negotiation for peacebuilding for approximately 30 women representatives of ethnic political parties of Myanmar and draft a final report on the training conducted during the consulting period.

Candidates should have experience in the peacebuilding sector as well as demonstrated experience with negotiations. Professional experience in Myanmar or the region is desirable, or at a minimum, comparable countries in transition. Fluency in English is required. The position requires travel to and within Myanmar. The consultant will be home-based for the first phase of preparation of the training as well as for the post-training development of the report. The consultant will work with the Carter Center field office staff in Yangon, Myanmar, for three days ahead of the training. The four-day training will be implemented in Taunggyi, Shan State.

Primary Responsibilities:

  1. The Peacebuilding and Negotiation Training Expert will coordinate with the Carter Center field office in Yangon during the design of the training and co-deliver the training program with other staff and experts.
  2. The training methodology will combine theoretical knowledge and comparative experiences from other countries and regions, exchanges with participants, and exercises in which participants apply the acquired knowledge and skills and relate them to their own experiences.
  3. The training will include modules on negotiation and mediation principles, strategies and techniques for peacebuilding; government-driven and community-driven approaches to peacebuilding; roles of political parties and armed groups in peace negotiations and conflict mediation; conflict analysis; and women and peacebuilding. The agenda will allocate sufficient time for pre and post-evaluation of attendees and of the training.
  4. The training curriculum will also include a “model Panglong XXI” session where participants will experience a simulation of peace negotiation inspired from the Myanmar National Dialogue. The methodology of the model session will be jointly developed by the Peacebuilding and Negotiations Training Expert and the Carter Center field office.
  5. The Peacebuilding and Negotiations Training Expert will provide all training materials to the Carter Center field office in advance of the training.

Tentative schedule:

  • Arrival in Yangon: 21 February 2019
  • Training dates (Taunggyi): 25 February to 28 February 2019
  • Depart Yangon: 1 March 2019

Deliverables:

  • Full training curriculum (agenda, Powerpoint presentations, etc.)
  • Participant evaluation materials
  • Final training report

Please send a CV/Resume with a cover letter via email with subject line “Peacebuilding and Negotiation Training Expert” to:

Jonathan Stonestreet

Associate Director

The Carter Center

E-mail: Myanmar.Recruitment@cartercenter.org

Note: Only candidates selected for an interview or additional consideration will be contacted by the Center. No phone calls please.