Conflict Analyst

  • Contract
  • Yangon Myanmar
  • TBD USD / Year
  • Salary: TBD
  • Closing date: 24 Apr 2022


Position Summary

Search for Common Ground Myanmar is seeking a proactive, dynamic and experienced conflict analyst, with conflict prevention, youth and women initiatives background, research and community prevention to work and coordinate an exciting youth and social cohesion-focused project in Myanmar. The conflict analyst will ensure high quality analysis, maintain strong relations with key youth stakeholders and partners, and lead a motivated and committed team. Reporting to the Project Manager, this position is based in Yangon, Myanmar with regular travel.

Search for Common Ground (Search)

Search is the world’s largest and oldest international non-profit peacebuilding organization, which promotes the peaceful resolution of conflict. With headquarters in Washington, DC and Brussels, Belgium, Search’s mission is to transform how individuals, organizations, and governments deal with conflict—away from destructive approaches towards cooperative solutions. Established in 1982, Search implements projects from 52 offices in 29 countries, including Africa, Asia, Europe, the Middle East, and the United States. The organisation is an exciting and rewarding place to work, with dedicated and enthusiastic staff.

Search established a program in Myanmar in 2014 to support its conflict transformation and peacebuilding processes through a combination of skills-building, dialogue, culture, and media – including production of television and radio dramas – and social media. Search Myanmar is at an exciting stage and is reaching a new level of growth, scaling up its programmatic work, team, office, and operations to support its strategy in the country to support Myanmar in its priorities of peace, development, and democratic change.

About the Project

Search for Common Ground is managing the project on youth and social cohesion to support the youth led initiatives and community/conflict prevention with the key priority areas of (1) Peace education and transformative leadership program for youth, including young women and ethnic minorities; (2) Psychosocial support for marginalized groups especially women, including IDPs, double minorities, activities, youth women, ethnic women, and sex workers; (3) Youth networking and exchange to connect youth activities both within and outside the country for coalition building and learning and (4) community warning system.

About the Position

The conflict analyst is responsible for supporting the technical based implementation of project objectives with creativity and diligence together with the project manager and team. Project activities include supporting youth groups, research, data management, workshops and training, grant management, and liaising between key stakeholders. The conflict analyst will work to develop strong relationships with key partners, developing the technical framework at the community level and analysis on the findings. This position will work closely with, and reports to, the project manager.

Key Responsibilities

  • Support the project manager on the process of high quality project lifecycle management, in coordination with project team, to implementation project activities and achieve the project objectives
  • Develop and maintain strong and trusted relationships with all stakeholders including government, non-state organizations, civil society partners, and youth stakeholders
  • Support communication and oversight of partnerships including timely updates and monitoring and evaluation requirements
  • Ensure a high quality ground implementation plan, integrated with technical framework.
  • Work closely with the DM&E team to ensure reflective learning and capturing of expected results and to contribute to both project and internal institutional learning
  • Coordinate with supporting departments on the project implementation with timely and qualified implementation practices.
  • Ensure regular reflection on project planning and implementation with team and external stakeholders with the support of Project manager.
  • Adhere to Search’s Common Ground Approach values in everyday work
  • Develop the localized system and support the development of training materials and oversee the facilitation of training around EWER system management.
  • Assist in creating a survey questionnaire and interview discussion guide in preparation for data collection.
  • Ensure the quality report on the analysis.
  • Ensure the data management system and analysis as well as data security of the community warning system.
  • Create and initiate the localised data collection mechanism according to the capacity of the community members.
  • Ensure the quality of analysis on both theoretical and empirical to reflect the community demands.

Essential Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s/ Master’s degree or equivalent in social/ political science, peace and conflict studies, security sector, journalism, human rights studies.
  • At least 3 years proven experience in conflict analysis work in international organisations whether full time or consultancy.
  • Previous experience of working on projects with peace building and conflict prevention.
  • Strong understanding on the peace and conflict situation of Myanmar.
  • Previous experience in data management, analysis, report writing and technical framework enforcement.
  • Proven experience in building strong relationships across diverse stakeholders especially youth-led.
  • Previous experience in analysis on mix method ( qualitative and quantitative )
  • Strong leadership and management and coordination skills with excellent motivation and team building skills
  • Excellence writing skills on analysis report writing in English and Burmese
  • A high level of personal efficiency, motivation and ability to balance multiple urgent or important tasks
  • Excellent interpersonal and networking skills
  • Demonstrated attention to detail and procedures, as well as work independently
  • A positive personality, who sees challenges as growth and learning, and proactively finds solutions to problems.


  • Proficiency of Burmese and English language in both written and speaking.
  • Experience and/or strong knowledge of peace and conflict situations, and security sectors.
  • Master’s degree in social science, political science, peace and conflict studies, and journalism.

Benefit Packages

  • Insurance (personal accident and hospitalization)
  • Medical Outpatient allowance, 800,000 MMK annually (Actual reimbursement)
  • Travel & Communication allowance
  • All Myanmar Public Holidays
  • Severance
  • 6 days casual leave + 12 days Annual leave + 30 days sick leave + Maternity Leave + Paternity Leave+ Adoption Leave, Bereavement leave+ Compensatory Leave + time off to Vote + Volunteer Work ( 2 paid days per year)

Lines of Communication

  • Reports to: Project Manager**
  • Directly Manages: NA**
  • Liaises with: Program Manager, EWER specialist, DM&E department, GESI specialist and project officers**

How to apply

To apply, interested candidates should:

Send a cover letter and current resume to our employment portal, not later than, 24 April 2022 Include the following in your cover letter:

  • Your relevant experience and knowledge, with reference to the job advertisement
  • Minimum salary requirements (or current salary)
  • Available start date