Program Officer (Myanmar National Only)

The Carter Center

Program Officer

Yangon, Myanmar

The Carter Center is seeking a qualified individual to serve as Program Officer (national staff) in the Center’s field office in Yangon, Myanmar. Candidates should have at least three years of experience in the field of program management in the democracy, elections or peace building sector, preferably with an international organization / NGO. Fluency in English and Burmese, both written and spoken, is a must. Candidates should be able to work in a multicultural environment. Travel outside of Yangon is required. The position will be for an initial six months with the possibility of extension. This position reports to the Country Director.

The Program Officer will have the following responsibilities:

  • Provide program assistance to the Country Director and field team;
  • Engage with national and international organizations, government and civil society counterparts as required;
  • Support the implementation of Carter Center programs in Myanmar, including monitoring and evaluation, activity design, planning and implementation, and reporting;
  • Prepare materials in English and Burmese in preparation for meetings and workshops, and assist in the analysis of information received by field teams;
  • Assist in conducting media monitoring of Burmese and English language media;
  • Summarize, in English, election-related news published in national and local language(s) and assist in analysis;
  • Provide interpretation from/to English to/from Burmese, and other local language(s), and assist in identifying other interpretation and translation resources;
  • Provide written translation from/to English and to/from local language(s) of various documents as needed;
  • Accompany field teams on missions to the States and Regions, with frequent travel to Nay Pyi Taw;
  • Arrange meetings with officials of national, local and regional authorities, administrative authorities, political parties, the media, civil society, the police, military and other stakeholders as necessary;
  • Perform other duties as required

Please send a CV/Resume, together with a cover letter in English explaining how your profile and experience match the job requirements, via email with subject line “Program Officer Myanmar” to:

Gregory Kehailia

Country Director

The Carter Center


Applications will be considered on a rolling basis.

Note: As this is a national staff position, only Myanmar nationals are eligible to serve as Carter Center Program Officer. Only candidates selected for an interview or additional consideration will be contacted by the Center. No phone calls please.