Program Assistant

  • Entry-level, Full-time staff position
  • Posted on 3 March 2020

Job Description


  • Assist Program Manager in overseeing contracts with partner organizations. Ensure data on program impact is collected from program partners and is organized. Support development of quarterly reporting with Yangon-based Program Manager and DC-based Burma Program Officer.
  • Assist in organizing trainings, events, and workshops in coordination with USIP’s Yangon-based Administrative Assistant.
  • Build and maintain strong relationships and coordination with USIP partners, government departments and other organizations. Assist the Program Manager in maintaining regular contact with them.
  • Support information management. This will include monitoring program activities and outputs and ensuring that data is organized and easily accessible for both the Yangon team and the DC team.
  • Contribute to work planning and tracking. Provide regular updates to the Program Manager on program progress and constraints.
  • Organize and participate in team meetings, record meeting minutes and share read-outs.
  • Attend events, meetings and training as assigned by Program Manager and provide read-outs as needed.
  • Ensure program contact lists are up to date.
  • Monitor political developments in Burma, including providing regular written updates on developments relevant to program activities.


  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field, preferably in political science, development studies, public policy or other social sciences.
  • 2 years experience in similar position preferably in peace and conflict context.
  • Good command of English and Myanmar both verbal and written communication.
  • Ability to travel in country as assigned by Program Manager.
  • Experience in project management, monitoring and evaluation.
  • Experience working in MS word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint required. Experience working with SharePoint / OneDrive, Microsoft Teams, Microsoft Planner or Microsoft PowerBI a plus.
  • Strong interpersonal communication skills

Note: Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

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