Current Vacancy

06.11.2023 - Article

Vacancy Announcement

The Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany in Yangon is looking for

a Press officer and Politics researcher (full time)

starting date 15 of January 2024 (negotiable)

Job Description

  • proactive management/content creation for social media channels of the Embassy, incl. editing of short videos and pictures, feedback monitoring
  • proactive monitoring of print, online and social media in Myanmar; identification of pertinent articles/analyses on Myanmar by relevant international news outlets
  • daily compilation of a structured news and media summary
  • in depth political analysis of (inter-)national actors, processes and dynamics in Myanmar
  • in depth research on individual topics, e.g. German-Myanmar relations, Burmese politics, policies, institutions and history
  • engaging communication and relationship-building with (inter-) national political and media stakeholders in Myanmar, incl. coordination of meetings
  • translations (English to Burmese) for the press and political sections


  • sound understanding of Myanmar’s political, social, media and economic environment
  • profound interest in social media
  • experience with computer programs (Outlook, Word, Excel), video and photo editing as well as the advanced use of social media platforms
  • polite and considerate manners
  • proven networking skills and experience in communication with official authorities
  • very good command of English (both orally and in written)
  • native speaker command of Burmese
  • good command of German (both orally and in written) would be an asset


  • university degree, preferably a graduate in journalism, public relations or political science


  • contract according to local labor law
  • contract for one year (with the perspective of prolongation)


  • motivation letter in English
  • complete curriculum vitae including a recent picture
  • a sample post for the German Embassy’s Facebook page on a topic of your choice
  • copy of passport/ID
  • copies of all relevant educational and professional certificates held by the candidate
  • language certificates
  • service certificates of all previous employments
  • name and contact details of two references
  • Application deadline is extended until December 3th 2023
  • Apply by e-mail to: job@rangun.diplo.de


by regular mail to:

Administration Department

Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany,

9 Bogyoke Aung San Museum Road, Bahan Tsp., Yangon,

Only short-listed candidates will be notified and documents submitted will not be returned.

After provisional selection of candidate, a medical exam as well as a security check will be required before a binding employment offer can be made.

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