Programme Officer (Uplands and Conflict Sensitive Programming) at UNOPS, Yangon, Myanmar

Deadline: 1 May 2018

United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) is currently seeking applications from the eligible applicants for the post of Programme Officer in Yangon, Myanmar. The duration of this post is 1 year.

UNOPS mission is to serve people in need by expanding the ability of the United Nations, governments and other partners to manage projects, infrastructure, and procurement in a sustainable and efficient manner.

Key Jobs Responsibilities

The Programme Officer will perform the following functions-

  • Conceptualize new calls for proposal to seek for qualified organizations which can support LIFT.
  • Proactively engage non-traditional LIFT partners to explore new partnerships which can add new strategic alliances, innovation, and value for money to LIFT’s work.
  • Lead proposal appraisal processes, present recommendations for funding to the Fund Board, and contract approved project proposals.
  • Supervise efficient and effective grant management for projects financed by LIFT by adhering to LIFT’s operational guidelines and principles.
  • Support LIFT implementing partners by providing guidance for project adjustments to reflect new knowledge, lessons learned and international good practice.
  • Lead on Monitoring and Evaluation for Learning and Accountability (MEAL) at project and programme level, and contribute to assessment of value for money.
  • Contribute to the coordination and collaboration between LIFT’s different programme teams and units (communications; MEAL; policy; programme support).

Eligibility Criteria

Applicants must have-

  • Master’s degree in Agriculture, Rural Development, Natural Resource Management, Political or Social Sciences, or a related field from an accredited academic institution is required.
  • University degree in the above fields with additional 2 years of relevant professional experience may be accepted in lieu of a Master’s degree.
  • Minimum 7 years of relevant technical experience in managing rural development projects is required.
  • 4 years of this experience requires to be field experience in developing countries.
  • Significant professional experience in Southeast Asia is preferred.

How to Apply

Applicants must submit their applications through online process.

For more information, please visit UNOPS.