Tech for Peace Senior Associate 

  • ● Are you an active member of the Myanmar tech community?
  • ● Are you excited to use technology to promote peace and learning in Myanmar?
  • ● Do you want to use your skills to organize events, meetups and workshops to support the community?


Phandeeyar (“creation place”) is an innovation lab that is spearheading the use of technology to accelerate change and development in Myanmar. Phandeeyar invests in local technology startups, trains new entrepreneurs and builds the pool of tech talent. Phandeeyar also helps civic and social entrepreneurs, CSOs and independent media use technology to increase their impact and runs a co-working space out of its 10,000 square foot space located in the heart of downtown Yangon. Including Digital Rights Forum, StartUp Challenge and Accelerator Program, Phandeeyar hosted 251 events total in 2017 with more than 4,000 attendees.

The Role

Phandeeyar is looking for a talented community person to serve as its Tech for Peace senior associate. The Tech for Peace senior associate will be responsible for supporting the Tech for Peace team in promoting digital literacy and fostering a safer internet culture in Myanmar. 

Key responsibilities include:

  • ● Supporting the Tech for Peace manager in coordinating Tech for Peace projects and team 
  • ● Creating training materials and providing digital literacy trainings in English and Myanmar language
  • ● Supporting the team in creating textual, graphic, and audiovisual content on topics such as media literacy, digital literacy, storytelling, and social media leadership for Tech for Peace websites and social media pages 
  • ● Organizing trainings, fairs, and other events for the Tech for Peace community to learn about Tech for Peace topics 
  • ● Conducting impact measurement on Tech for Peace programing and activities 
  • ● Conducting informal research to help identify the technological needs of civil society organizations, change leaders, and the general public

Essential Requirements

Organizational skills – You have experience getting things done quickly and in collaboration with others. You’re a self-starter who takes the initiative, mobilize resources, solve problems, and lead others. You can juggle multiple projects and adjust your priorities to meet competing deadlines. 

Great people skills – You’re a people person. You have experience in working with the many stakeholders in Myanmar, including regional and local government, civil society, media, and the general public, and have the interpersonal skills to navigate the sometimes sensitive spaces that the Tech for Peace team works in. 

Passionate about technology – You don’t need to be a full stack engineer, but you should be comfortable with using technology to amplify content and create sustainable change. This may include experience using Facebook tools to promote content, creating and maintaining accessible digital platforms to host content, or creating social media campaigns.

Communications – You’re a good communicator with very strong written and spoken Myanmar and good written and spoken English skills. You are comfortable translating, researching and writing copy, and tailoring your communications products for different audiences on social media. Journalism and/or communication skills are a plus. 

Sectoral experience – Experience working in the tech sector or the peace sector is desirable. Experience working in or with NGOs/civil society, media, or intercommunal harmony is desirable. Knowledge of digital and media literacy is a plus. 

Other Requirement(only if necessary)

  • ● Event Management experience is a plus
  • ● Video creation experience is a plus

The Details

  • Location: This role is based in Yangon. It may involve some travel around the country.
  • Hours: Phandeeyar is itself a start-up. Many of its activities happen outside standard office hours (9am-5pm). You will need to work some evenings and weekends, however there is a “time off in lieu” policy.
  • Remuneration: Will be based on experience and qualifications and will be competitive for the sector.
  • ● Interested candidates can submit Phandeeyar Job Application Form. Applications are seen on an ongoing basis.

For more information please visit:
Twitter: @Phandeeyar
Instagram: @phandeeyar