Deadline: 7 February 2021
The United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) is currently seeking applications from the eligible applicants for the post of Programme Manager in Yangon, Myanmar.
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 Job Responsibilities
The Programme Manager will perform the following functions:
- Programme Management
- Support the Senior Programme Manager through the day-to-day management of the NRM’s programmes and projects.
- Support the design process of programmes and projects mandated by the Steering Committee by commissioning joint assessments by the Due Diligence and Conflict Analysis Facility(DDCAF) and leading consultations with communities for the selection of priority areas and collective outcomes.
- Coordinate the proposal evaluation process and engage with selected partners to refine proposals into programmes/projects aligned with the NRM overall strategy and MEAL framework, including by ensuring the inclusion of gender transformative project activities the use of participatory methods and community feedback mechanisms for project design and monitoring; and prioritizing implementation by communities and local civil society partners.
- Collaboration with the Senior Programme Manager, lead grant contracting processes with support from UNOPS Programme Management Office’s Grants team and ensure that planned activities are feasible and impactful and follow a realistic work plan that proposal budgets are appropriate and cost-efficient, and that due diligence processes are followed in line with UNOPS rules and procedures.
- Collaboration with the Senior Programme Manager, manage implementing partners and ensure that NRM programmes/projects are implemented effectively and achieve their intended outcomes.
- Ensure that all programmes/projects are high quality and adhere to NRM and UNOPS systems, processes and guidelines.
- Support the Senior Programme Manager in managing the performance in the areas of finance (budget/cash flow/expenditure), work planning and resource mobilization, monitoring and evaluation (M&E), programmatic/administrative (including audit results) and procurement operations.
- Meal and Knowledgement Management
- Collaboration with the Senior Programme Manager and MEAL Advisor, work with selected implementing partners have a coherent and well-considered, actor-centred theory of change.
- With support from the MEAL Advisor and MEAL Specialist, lead the formulation of programmatic MEAL frameworks in consultation with implementing partners at the outset of programmes.
- Coordinate the intermediate-level MEAL system and ensure the NRM MEAL Framework is appropriately implemented by the Due Diligence and Conflict Analysis Facility(DDCAF) and implementing partners, including the implementation of the NRM’s Vulnerability and Resilience Index.
- Ensure that partner MEAL systems adequately incorporate community feedback mechanisms and utilize the information to adapt project activities accordingly.
- Ensure periodic check-ins on the NRM’s programmes/projects, utilizing MEAL data to inform changes in programmatic direction.
Applicants must have:
- University Degree (Master’s or equivalent), preferably in law/human rights, social science, international development, business administration, gender analysis, public administration, international relations or related areas is required.
- Bachelor’s Degree with Additional 2 years of relevant work experience to the above duties and responsibilities may be accepted in lieu of Master Degree.
- PM Certification such as PRINCE2® or MSP® or PMP® is an asset.
- 5 year’s of progressively relevant working experience is required and out of this at least 3 years in conflict analysis, peace building and reconciliation, recovery and livelihoods, humanitarian response or humanitarian-development- peace nexus or related areas is required.
- Experience managing programmes at a programmatic level with financial oversight is required.
- Experience in designing, implementing and maintaining innovative MEAL systems is required.
- Experience in working with the UN, donors, Non-governmental organizations, public sector and/or civil society is required.
- Experience in and knowledge of Myanmar’s conflict affected areas will be a strong asset.
- Knowledge of aid architecture is essential with previous experience working in Grants Management is desirable.
- Experience of managing, or having worked in a senior position with large national or international NGOs, especially at field level, is an asset.
- Fluency in English is required.
- Knowledge of an additional UN language is desirable.
- Knowledge of Myanmar language is desirable.
How to Apply
Applicants must submit their applications through online process.
For more information, visit UNOPS.