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Vacancy Announcement


Researcher (2 positions)

Date:   Feb 01, 2022


  • Perform research activities including research design, literature reviews, field trips, data collection and analyses and paper writing
  • Conduct comprehensive research on relevant topics (e.g., security sector, minority rights and local governance) for political negotiations in Myanmar as a lead researcher
  • Write and publish policy papers, policy analyses and briefings on topics as assigned
  • Provide support to policy preparation and development process of peace actors
  • Act as a resource person or facilitator in relevant activities as assigned
  • Develop and foster good relationship with key stakeholders
  • Participate actively in regular research team meetings and other staff meetings
  • Collaborate with and support other staff as needed for a successful implementation of the research and other project activities to meet the project goal and work plan
  • Communicate with and report to Research Manager on a regular and timely basis
  • Travel to project locations as required
  • Perform other related duties as assigned


  • Preferred Master degree or equivalent in politics, social science, security studies or other relevant fields
  • At least two years of policy research or relevant professional experience
  • Having published one or more research papers is preferred
  • Excellent contextual understanding of the current political situation in Myanmar
  • Solid knowledge of federalism and democracy and their key concepts
  • Demonstrable appreciation of diversity and peaceful co-existence in Myanmar
  • Excellent communication skills in written and spoken English and Burmese
  • Proficiency in one or more ethnic minority languages is preferred
  • Ability to work independently and proactively as well as under supervision of Research Manager
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously and work at times against difficult deadlines
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to communicate and work well in a team
  • Ability to develop good relationship with various stakeholders
  • Demonstrated ability to comply with organizational policy, rules and work ethic

Working Conditions:

The Researcher will primarily work from Chiang Mai, Thailand. (Negotiable)


Interested and qualified candidates shall submit their cover letter, along with updated CV and two recommendation letters todchanawatchainan@burmaenac.org.

Closing date:  Feb 15, 2022

***Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

***Women and ethnic minorities are encouraged to apply.


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