Conflict Specialist

UNOPS, Yangon, Myanmar

Skill Required:, Project/ Programme Management
Preferred Experience: 
2 years of relevant work experience
Closing Date for Applications: 
25th July, 2020

Job Description

Background Information - Job-specific

The Conflict Specialist will play the role of an Advisor, providing high-level strategic advice, analysis, reporting, and guidance for developing practical solutions to the special challenges of improving health in Myanmar’s complex conflict environment with multiple active armed conflicts, non-government controlled areas, peace negotiations, interim arrangements, military participation in governance and the economy, and diverse ethnic groups and alliances.

Specific questions the Conflict Advisor would advise on include:

  • how can Access to Health support improved health service delivery in non-government controlled areas in ways that support social cohesion and do no harm to prospects for peace?
  • how can Access to Health strengthen delivery of health services for people living in conflict affected areas (NGCA and mixed control areas) including reaching particularly vulnerable groups, such as IDPs etc, and building the capacity of health actors?
  • how can Access to Health strengthen its role and partnerships with key stakeholders for the Fund’s main target groups, (such as other relevant Ministries, MoSRR, humanitarian community, peace community etc).
  • The position reports to the Director with a dotted reporting line to the Head of Strategy and the Team Leader, Ethnic Health Organizations.

Functional Responsibilities

  • Provide advice on Myanmar's political situation ● &nb...

Education/Experience/Language requirements


  • A Master's degree in a relevant field is required: political science, peace and conflict studies, development studies, public policy, or another relevant discipline.
  • A combination of Bachelor’s degree with an additional 2 years of relevant work experience may be accepted in lieu of the education requirements outlined above.


  • At least 5 years of progressively responsible experience in peacebuilding, conflict analysis, or conflict related programming, together with experience in programme/project management in a relevant field is required.

The following would be an asset:

  • Understanding of health systems;
  • Experience working with the UN, non-governmental organizations, public sector and/or civil society organizations;
  • Prior working experience in Ethnic Health Organization-covered areas or special regions;
  • Experience and understanding of working in conflict affected areas;

Language Requirements

  • Fluency in English and Myanmar is required.
  • Proficiency in other languages spoken in Myanmar would be an asset.


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