Programme Team Leader at UNOPS, Yangon, Myanmar


Deadline: 31 December 2018

United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) is currently seeking applications from eligible applicants for the post of Programme Team Leader in Yangon, Myanmar.

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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 Team Leader will perform the following functions-

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  • Manage existing portfolio of grants.
  • Liaise with government, development partners, UN agencies, INGOs, NGOs and EHOs on developments in the given geography, Kachin State.
  • Ensure delivery through the most efficient approach (number and nature of Implementing Partners, work through existing/sustainable structures, etc).
  • Draft bi-annual lessons-learned reports and case studies that highlight key developments in the area.
  • Analyze risks to ACCESS investments in the area.
  • Develop, implement, and update mitigation plan(s) for identified risks.
  • Represent ACCESS at coordination meetings on developments in the geography/area.
  • Coordinate program visits from the ACCESS Fund Management Office and the Fund Board.

Eligibility Criteria

Applicants must have-

  • Master’s degree in a relevant discipline (for example: international development, public health, public administration, sociology, political science) with 5 years of relevant experience.
  • Bachelor’s degree with 7 years of relevant experience is considered as equivalent.
  • At least 5 years of experience managing grants or projects is required.
  • At least 3 years of working experience in the health sector is required.
  • Experience of working sensitively and effectively in a culturally diverse setting.
  • Previous experience with the 3MDG Fund desirable.
  • Risk management experience, particularly in conflict sensitive areas desirable.
  • Experience working in local governance, including but not limited to formal local government structures, local and community based NGOs, traditional governance systems, and informal networks desirable.
  • Competent in the usage of computers and office software packages.
  • Strategic planning, including the use of the logical framework approach and other planning activities desirable.
  • Knowledge of other languages spoken in Myanmar would be an advantage.
  • Fluency in written and spoken English and Myanmar.
  • Nationality of Myanmar.

How to Apply

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Applicants must submit their applications through online process.

For more information, please visit UNOPS.

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