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.

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-

  • 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

Applicants must submit their applications through online process.

For more information, please visit UNOPS.

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