• Reading FEM policies, reports, and other documents, and those reports of other relevant
stakeholders, with the aim of developing personal legal expertise on FEM’s mandate.
• Managing external law beneficiaries (lawyers, judges, UAGO) with the aim of creating and
maintaining high quality substantive relationships.
• Researching laws and their application in Myanmar with the aim of developing FEM expertise and
leadership on the subject.
• Contributing law expertise to internal and external reports, briefs, press releases, and social media
on the project focus area, with the aim of informing beneficiaries of FEM’s findings
• Contributing law expertise in workshops on the project focus area, including via meetings,
roundtables, and advocacy interventions, with the aim of influencing participants’ knowledge,
attitudes, and behavior
• Proven commitment to all human rights principles in the UDHR.
• Law degree (in any law field, including non-practicing, Myanmar or abroad) or significant experience
working with lawyers and courts.
• Demonstrable experience working with cases, lawyers, and/or courts in Myanmar.
• Proven ability to question, rationalize, and analyse ideas/opinions (particularly from government
etc.). Passion for reading is highly desirable.
• Good understanding of human rights. Basic knowledge of freedom of expression, media freedom,
and/or the right to information is highly desirable.
• Proven ability to be flexible – E.g. shifting from basic paperwork, to attending roundtables, to
• Proven ability to communicate with senior lawyers, judiciary, parliament, officials, embassies, media,
the UN, and other CSOs. Personal networks with any of these are highly desirable.
• Basic knowledge of digital tools including Excel/Sheets, Word/Docs, and email. Knowledge of
Powerpoint, social media, encrypted messaging apps, and Photoshop is desirable.
• Fluency in spoken and written (Unicode) Myanmar. Good understanding of English is desirable.