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Job Description/Announcement

Project Coordinator – Community Information Management
Based in Yangon

The Organization

MIDO is a local civil society organization focusing on ICT for Development. MIDO runs several ICT focused programs such as building community information centre across the country, develop ICT related curriculum and trainings, and participate in national level ICT/Internet Policy advocacy. MIDO is also one of the core members of Panzagar, the anti-hate speech campaign, which is known as a nationwide creative grass-roots initiated campaign.

Summary of Position

The Project Coordinator will effectively coordinate with support of the Project Manager and team, a Kan Let funded project in partnership with Myanmar ICT for Development Organization (MIDO). The project proposed to support Burma’s transition to democracy and sustainable peace via a skills and knowledge transfer to assist communities to analyze and deal effectively with new information.
The position is located in Yangon but will require frequent travel.


• Identify, with support from MIDO key focal points, in target areas and provide on-going and active support and motivation to them.
• Support research phase of project in coordination, logistics and implementation.
• Ensure smooth relationships with all stakeholders in target areas.
• Ensure effective on-going effective communication of the project to all stakeholders in target locations.
• Ensure strong communication between community, focal points and MIDO throughout response phase.
• Contribute to DM&E and capture data and results of project.
• Attend monthly coordination meetings.

As job descriptions cannot be exhaustive, the position-holder may be required to undertake other duties that are broadly in line with the above key responsibilities.

Minimum Qualifications

• Myanmar National with a strong familiarity of the conflict context and key players in Myanmar.
• 1 to 2 years demonstrated project management/coordination experience.
• Common grounder – able to build relationships across dividing lines and with persons from all backgrounds.
• Background in ICT or willingness to rapidly learn and develop ICT skills.
• Proactive, solution orientated with a readiness to learn.
• Detail oriented and highly organized with ability to multi-task.
• Excellent interpersonal, networking and facilitation skills.
• Financial management skills, including budget management.
• Team player and positive personality.
• Computer literacy proficiency, including solid working knowledge of Microsoft Office applications.
• Excellent written and spoken Myanmar and English.
• Demonstrated experience in peacebuilding/conflict resolution
• Degree in relevant subject.
• Experience working in a conflict resolution setting.
• Experience working in a non-profit or similar environment.
• Knowledge of ethnic languages.
Salary: Commensurate with education and experience.

To Apply: Please send a cover letter and resume only to with the subject heading: Project Coordinator – CIM by 5pm, 27 August 2015. This position requires a September start date. Please be sure to include minimum salary requirements (in currency figures) or current salary, projected start date, and to mention where you found this posting. Only applicants invited for an interview will be contacted. Please see our web site for full details of our work.

Religious Conflicts in Myanmar and Evolving Sharing Practices – Introduction to Project

Myanmar has faced serious violence between Buddhist and Muslim communities, with some observers from inside and outside Myanmar blaming conflict on rumours and information shared online, including social media such as Facebook. In order to better understand the relationship between online and offline information sharing practices, between February and May 2014, members of the Myanmar IT for Development Organization (MIDO) have conducted a research study titled ‘Communication Flows in Myanmar: Religious Conflict and Evolving Sharing Practices.’ It involved interviews and focus group discussions with 288 persons in conflict affected areas in Lashio (Shan State), Meiktila (Mandalay Region), Thandwe and Sitwe (Rakhine State).

Continue reading Religious Conflicts in Myanmar and Evolving Sharing Practices – Introduction to Project

De-Justifying Mass Violence in Myanmar – Introduction to Project

Matt Schissler and Dr Matthew Walton of Oxford University, UK, are undertaking a research study on ‘De-justifying mass violence in Myanmar: Informing and catalysing appropriate civil society and international responses,’ in partnership with MIDO.

The core purpose of the initiative is to make available evidence, analysis, and advice to catalyse and strengthen efforts to prevent mass violence in Myanmar. The initiative establishes academic research capacity based in Myanmar, partners with civil society (the Myanmar IT for Development Organization, MIDO) and is associated with a reputable international institution (Oxford), to undertake a research project to inform and catalyse local and international initiatives including those to monitor and counteract speech that may incite violence, engage with companies such as Facebook, and other campaigns and strategic attempts to promote peace.

This initiates the Myanmar Media and Society Research project in order to make available evidence, analysis, and advice that catalyses and strengthens efforts to prevent mass violence. The research would focus on the ways in which discourses and narratives justifying violence are produced, consumed and circulate, online and offline.

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TechCamp Yangon



ေဒသတြင္း နည္းပညာႏွင့္ လြတ္လပ္စြာ ထုတ္ေဖာ္ေျပာဆိုခြင့္ကို အသိေပးစည္းရံုးေသာ အဖြဲ႔စည္းတစ္ခု ျဖစ္သည့္ “ ဖြ႔ံၿဖိဳးမႈအတြက္ ICT အဖြဲ႔”(Myanmar ICT for Development Organization – MIDO) ႏွင့္ အေမရိကန္ သံရံုးတို႔ ပူးေပါင္းၿပီး ဇန္နဝါရီ ၁၃ ႏွင့္ ၁၄ ရက္ ေန႔တုိ႔တြင္ ရန္ကုန္ျမိဳ႕၌ “နည္းပညာျဖင့္ သာတူညီညာ စုစည္းရာ” ေခါင္းစဥ္ျဖင့္ TechCamp တစ္ခုု ျပဳလုုပ္မည္ ျဖစ္ပါသည္။

TechCampမ်ားသည္ ကမာၻႀကီးတြင္ လက္ရွိျဖစ္ေပၚေနေသာစိန္ေခၚမႈမ်ားကို ရင္ဆိုင္ေျဖရွင္းရာတြင္ နည္းပညာကို မည္သို႔အသံုးျပဳႏိုင္မည္ ဆိုသည္ကို နည္းပညာကၽြမ္းက်င္သူမ်ားႏွင့္ လူထုအေျချပဳ အဖြဲ႔အစည္းမ်ားကို အေမရိကန္အစိုးရ၏ ဦးေဆာင္မႈျဖင့္ စုေဝးဖိတ္ၾကားျပီး အတူတကြ ပူးေပါင္းေဆြးေႏြး ညွိႏိႈင္းအေျဖရွာႏိုင္ရန္အတြက္ ျပဳလုပ္ေပးေသာ ပြဲမ်ားျဖစ္ပါသည္။ ရည္မွန္းခ်က္မွာ လူထုအေျချပဳအဖြဲ႕စည္းမ်ားႏွင့္ ျပည္တြင္း၊ ေဒသတြင္းႏွင့္ ႏိုင္ငံတကာနည္းပညာအဖြဲ႔ အစည္းမ်ားကို ေပါင္းကူးခ်ိတ္ဆက္ႏုိင္ေစေရးႏွင့္ လူထုအေျချပဳအဖြဲ႔အစည္းမ်ား၏ ဒစ္ဂ်စ္တယ္နည္းပညာ အသံုးျပဳႏိုင္မႈ စြမ္းရည္ကို ျမွင့္တင္ေပးေရး ျဖစ္ပါသည္။

“နည္းပညာျဖင့္ သာတူညီညာ စုစည္းရာ” ေခါင္းစဥ္ျဖင့္ ျမန္မာႏုိင္ငံတြင္က်င္းပျပဳလုပ္မည့္ TechCampတြင္လည္း အထက္ေဖာ္ျပပါ အဖြဲ႕အစည္းအသီးသီးမွ ကိုယ္စားလွယ္ ၁ဝဝ မွ ၁၅ဝ ဝန္းက်င္ခန္႔ ႏွင့္အတူ ဘ႑ာေရး စီမံခန္႔ခြဲမႈကၽြမ္းက်င္သူမ်ား ႏွင့္ နည္းပညာရပ္ဝန္းမွ ကၽြမ္းက်င္သူမ်ားကို ဖိတ္ေခၚၿပီး အတူတကြပူးေပါင္းကာ ျမန္မာႏိုင္ငံအတြင္းရွိ နည္းပညာအရင္းအျမစ္မ်ားအေၾကာင္း ေလ့လာျခင္း၊ လူထုအေျချပဳအဖြဲ႕အစည္းမ်ား ရင္ဆိုင္ေနရေသာ စိန္ေခၚမႈမ်ားကို စူးစမ္းရွာေဖြျခင္းႏွင့္ ၄င္းစိန္ေခၚမႈမ်ားကို ေျဖရွင္းေက်ာ္လႊားႏိုင္မည့္နည္းလမ္းမ်ား အေကာင္အထည္ ေပၚေပါက္လာေစေရးတို႔ကို ဝိုင္းဝန္း ျပဳလုပ္သြားၾကမည္ျဖစ္သည္။ ဤ TechCamp ကို တျပိဳင္နက္ ဘာသာျပန္ျခင္းစနစ္ကိုအသံုးျပဳ၍ အဂၤလိပ္ဘာသာ ႏွင့္ ျမန္မာဘာသာ ႏွစ္ဘာသာလံုးျဖင့္ က်င္းပျပဳလုပ္သြားမည္ ျဖစ္ပါသည္။

မိမိတို႔ (သက္ဆိုင္ရာ/လက္လွမ္းမီရာ) လူမႈအဖြဲ႔စည္းမ်ား ဖြံ႕ၿဖိဳးတိုးတက္ေရးအတြက္ က႑အသီးသီးတြင္ လုပ္ေဆာင္ေနၾကေသာ၊ ျပႆနာရပ္မ်ားကိုကိုင္တြယ္ေျဖရွင္းပံု နည္းလမ္းအသစ္မ်ားကို သင္ယူရန္ စိတ္အား ထက္သန္ၾကေသာ ျမန္မာႏိုင္ငံတဝွမ္းလံုးမွ အဖြဲ႔အစည္းအသီးသီး ႏွင့္ လူပုဂၢိဳလ္မ်ား အားလံုးကို ထိုပြဲသို႔ တက္ေရာက္ႏိုင္ခြင့္ ေလွ်ာက္ထားျခင္းအား ပြဲစီစဥ္ သူမ်ားအေနျဖင့္ လႈိက္လွဲစြာ ႀကိဳဆိုပါသည္။ ပါဝင္ဆင္ႏႊဲမည့္သူမ်ားကို ေအာက္တြင္ ေဖာ္ျပထားေသာ ေမးခြန္းပံုစံကို ေျဖၾကားမႈအေပၚတြင္ အေျခခံကာ ကြဲျပားမႈကို ပဓာနထား၍ ေရြးျခယ္သြားမည္ ျဖစ္ပါသည္။ တတ္ႏိုင္သမွ် အမ်ားဆံုး ကြဲျပားျခားနားေသာ ပါဝင္ဆင္ႏႊဲသူမ်ား တက္ေရာက္ႏိုင္ရန္ အလို႔ငွာ လူထုအေျချပဳ အဖြဲ႔အစည္းတစ္ခုစီမွ အမ်ားဆံုး ကိုယ္စားလွယ္ (၂) ဦးထိ ေရြးခ်ယ္သြားမည္ ျဖစ္ပါသည္။ဤပြဲ၏ ေခါင္းစဥ္စာသား “နည္းပညာျဖင့္ သာတူညီညာ စုစည္းရာ” ကို အသိအမွတ္ျပဳေသာအားျဖင့္ ပြဲစီစဥ္သူမ်ားအေနျဖင့္ ျမန္မာႏိုင္ငံအတြင္းမွ ကြဲျပားျခားနားေသာ ေဒသႏၲရႏွင့္ လူမႈဝန္းက်င္အသီးသီးကို ကုိယ္စားျပဳ၍ တက္ေရာက္ဆင္ႏႊဲမည့္ သူမ်ားကို ရွာေဖြထည့္သြင္းေရြးခ်ယ္ပါမည္။

ရန္ကုန္ျပင္ပမွ တက္ေရာက္လာမည့္ သူမ်ားအတြက္ ခရီးစရိတ္ ႏွင့္ ေနထိုင္စရိတ္တို႔ကို ပြဲစီစဥ္သူမ်ားက ျပန္လည္ ေပးေခ်ပါလိမ့္မည္။ ထိုသို႔ တက္ေရာက္မည့္သူမ်ားအားလံုးကို ပဲြက်င္းပမည့္ ေနရာႏွင့္ အနီးဆံုးတြင္ တည္းခိုေနထိုင္ႏိုင္ရန္ စီစဥ္ေပးထားမည္ျဖစ္သျဖင့္ အျခားတက္ေရာက္သူတစ္ဦးဦးႏွင့္ အခန္းကို ေပါင္းေနရန္ ေမတၱာရပ္ခံအပ္ပါသည္။

သင့္အေနႏွင့္ ယခုပြဲကိုတက္ေရာက္ပါဝင္ျခင္းအားျဖင့္ အက်ိဳးအျမတ္ရႏိုင္မည္ဟု ယံုၾကည္ေလာက္ေသာ အထူးသျဖင့္ ရန္ကုန္ျမိဳ႕ ျပင္ပတြင္ ရွိေနသည့္ အဖြဲ႕အစည္းမ်ားႏွင့္ လူပုဂၢိဳလ္မ်ားထံသို႔ ယခု ဖိတ္ၾကားလႊာအား ဆင့္ပြားမွ်ေဝေပးရန္ ေလးစားစြာ ပန္ၾကားအပ္ပါသည္။ TechCamp သုိ႔ တက္ေရာက္ပါဝင္ဆင္ႏႊဲႏိုင္ရန္ ေအာက္တြင္ေဖာ္ျပပါရွိေသာ ေမးခြန္းမ်ားကို ေျဖၾကားၿပီး သို႔ အီးေမးလ္ျဖင့္လည္းေကာင္း၊ အမွတ္ (၂ဝ) အခန္း (၂) ဒုတိယထပ္၊ ထီးတန္း(၁) လမ္း၊ ၾကည့္ျမင္တိုင္ျမိဳ႕နယ္၊ ရန္ကုန္ သို႔စာတိုက္မွ တဆင့္လည္းေကာင္း၊ (သို႕မဟုတ္) ဖုန္းနံပါတ္ 959 450025616 သို႔ ဇန္နဝါရီ ၇ရက္ေန႔ (အဂၤါေန႔) ထက္ ေနာက္မက်ဘဲ ေလွ်ာက္ထားႏိုင္ပါသည္။

ေမးခြန္းေလွ်ာက္လႊာပံုစံ –
(၁) အမည္ –
(၂) အဖြဲ႕အစည္း (သင့္အေနႏွင့္ သီးျခားလြတ္လပ္စြာ ရပ္တည္လုပ္ကုိင္ေနသူျဖစ္ပါက သင္ပူးေပါင္းလုပ္ေဆာင္ေသာ အျခားအဖြဲ႔အစည္းမ်ား ရွိ/မရွိႏွင့္ ရွိလွ်င္ ၄င္းတို႔ကို ေက်းဇူးျပဳ ညႊန္းဆို ေဖာ္ျပေပးပါ။) –
(၃) အဖြဲ႕အစည္း၏ ရည္ရြယ္ခ်က္ –
(၄) သင္သည္ ျမန္မာႏိုင္ငံ၏ မည္သည့္ ေဒသတြင္ လုပ္ကိုင္ေဆာင္ရြက္ေနပါသနည္း။ –
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TechCamp Yangon


946720_265015576986189_1926840337_n   Local technology and free speech advocacy organization, Myanmar ICT for  Development Organization (MIDO), is working with the U.S. Embassy to organize a TechCamp January 13-14 in Yangon.  “TechCamps” are a U.S. Government initiative convening technology experts and civil society organizations (CSOs) to brainstorm on how technology can be used to address real world challenges. The goal is to increase the digital literacy of CSOs and connect CSOs to local, regional and international technology communities. The TechCamp, whose theme is “Technology Unites Us,” will bring 100-150 representatives from these communities together with tech and financial management experts to learn about technology resources available in country, to explore the challenges facing CSOs, and to develop solutions to these challenges. TechCamp will be held in English and Burmese with simultaneous interpretation. The organizers welcome applications of interest from organizations and persons around the country who are working in any sector to improve their communities and are eager to learn new problem-solving techniques.  Participants will be selected to prioritize diversity based on responses to the below questionnaire.  In order to help insure the greatest diversity of participants, we will accept up to two (2) participants representing any one CSO. In recognition of the theme “Technology Unites Us”, we seek to include participants who represent the geographic and demographic diversity of the country.   Travel and accommodation costs will be covered for participants from outside of Yangon.  Participants may be asked to share a hotel room with another participant in order to house all participants close to the conference venue. If you know of organizations or individuals that you believe would benefit from this experience, particularly those outside Yangon, please forward this message to them. To apply to attend TechCamp, please fill out the following information and send it to MIDO at, by mail to MIDO at No. (20), 2nd Floor, Room No. (2), Htee Tan 1st Street,Kyee Myin Dine Township, Yangon. or by phone at : 959 450025616 by Tuesday, JANUARY 7.   Application Form: (1) Name   (2) Organization (if you are working independently, please indicate whether you work with other groups)  (3) Purpose of organization    (4) In what region of Myanmar do you work?   (5) Why would you like to attend this TechCamp? (150-200 words or less) (6) Contact phone number & address