Capacity Development Officer (Retainer)

  • Mid-level, Short-term contract assignment
  • Posted on 10 March 2020

Job Description

Functional Responsibilities

Under the direct supervision of Micronance specialist (Team Leader), the position holder will perform the implementation of activities in terms of developing a disaster risk assessment methodology and conducting disaster risk assessments, and strengthening awareness and capacity of MFI in disaster risk assessment and recovery planning. S/he will carry out the following tasks, in accordance with UNOPS policies, procedures and practices.

Programme Management

Develop materials for the capacity development of MFIs in disaster and recovery planning and of communities in Ayeyarwady region in potential nancial risk management product, including the translation of materials

Identication of target communities for training
Delivery of capacity development training, including responsibility for logistical arrangements Preparation of capacity development accomplishment reports
Day-to-day coordination of the implementation of activities under the project
Other programme management tasks as necessary.

Knowledge Management:

Actively interact with other stakeholder to share case studies, lessons learned and best practice on the Knowledge System.

Provide feedback to Practice Leads on policy, supporting guidance with an aim towards continuous improvement of UNOPS policies.

Other knowledge management tasks as necessary.

The incumbent is responsible to abide by security policies, administrative instructions, plans and procedures of the UN Security Management System and that of UNOPS.

Monitoring and Progress Controls

Ensure that the project delivers the dened outputs within the specied tolerance of time, cost, quality, scope and benets. The Specialist is also responsible for the project producing a result capable of achieving the benets dened in the Business Case.

Final Products

Compliance with UNOPS policies, regulation and rules, ensuring improved eciency of the MMOC leading to success in the implementation of the project, leading to partner satisfaction.

About the Organization

Background Information - UNOPS

UNOPS is an operational arm of the United Nations, supporting the successful implementation of its partners’ peacebuilding, humanitarian and development projects around the world. Our mission is to help people build better lives and countries achieve sustainable development.

UNOPS areas of expertise cover infrastructure, procurement, project management, financial management and human resources.

Working with us

UNOPS offers short- and long-term work opportunities in diverse and challenging environments across the globe. We are looking for creative, results-focused professionals with skills in a range of disciplines.


With over 4,000 UNOPS personnel and approximately 7,000 personnel recruited on behalf of UNOPS partners spread across 80 countries, our workforce represents a wide range of nationalities and cultures. We promote a balanced, diverse workforce — a strength that helps us better understand and address our partners’ needs, and continually strive to improve our gender balance through initiatives and policies that encourage recruitment of qualified female candidates.

Work life harmonization

UNOPS values its people and recognizes the importance of balancing professional and personal demands.

More information

UNOPS Jobs _ Vacancy - Capacity Development Officer (Retainer).pdf

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