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Conflict Specialist UNOPS

Myanmar (Burma)

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5 Year
Male, Female, Both
Master Degree
Myanmar (Burma)


  • Organization: UNOPS – United Nations Office for Project Services
  • Location: Yangon
  • Grade: Mid level – LICA-10, Local Individual Contractors Agreement
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Conflict prevention
    • Peace and Development
  • Closing Date: 2023-05-25


The United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) is a UN agency that implements infrastructure and procurement projects for the UN System, international financial institutions, governments, and another partners over the world. UNOPS offers implementation, advisory, and transactional services in its five core areas of expertise.. It supply projects in more than 80 countries worldwide, with a portfolio of $3.4 billion in 2021. UNOPS often works in post-disaster and peace and security settings, improving countries, and economies in transition. UNOPS is a member of the United Nations Sustainable Development Group and works closely with other UN entities such as the UNDP, the DPO, and the World Bank.


The incumbent will convey to the JPF Senior Programme Manager and work closely with the Deputy Fund Director and the Programme Specialist in carrying out analytical work for JPF, performing systematic monitoring and study of political and conflict-related developments in Myanmar and provide strategic guidance to inform the JPF’s support to stakeholders’ efforts to mitigate the effect of the conflict on communities, prevent further fragmentation, and prepare for an eventual political process that would ultimately lead to tolerable peace.

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  • Master’s degree in political science, peace and conflict studies, or other appropriate social sciences domain.
  • A first-level university degree (e.g. Bachelor’s) in combination with 2 additional years of progressively relevant background may be accepted in lieu of an advanced university degree.
  • Minimum five years of professional background in an international institution, donor agency, NGO or INGO working on context analysis, public policy or political research, or peace and conflict monitoring in/on Myanmar.
  • Sound knowledge of Myanmar’s conflict context and the associated stakeholder landscape.
  • Proven capability to write analytical, understandable and simple reports on conflict dynamics and carry out analytical desk reviews.
  • Acquaintance applying analysis to programming that is relevant to the nature and scope of JPF’s mandate is highly preferred.
  • Background specifically on Gender, Women Peace and Security related analysis is an advantage.
  • Sound understanding of data and database management and quantitative research software is required. Experience with GIS mapping is an advantage.
  • Articulate spoken and written Burmese.
  • A professional level in written and spoken English.
  • Understanding of any other Myanmar ethnic languages is desirable.


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