Programme Associate

  • Mid-level, Part-time staff position
  • Posted on 15 August 2019

Job Description

Background Information - Asia Regional Health Cluster

The Asia Regional Health Cluster (ARHC) was established in 2018 for efficient delivery of grants and fund management, and the provision of quality pharmaceuticals and health products. The ARHC aims to significantly impact the targets of UN Sustainable Development Goal 3 on good health and well-being, by expanding the population benefitting from UNOPS-managed health-related engagements across the Asia Region.

The ARHC portfolio manages the Principal Recipient (PR) Programme of the Global Fund to fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (Global Fund) in Asia. The Global Fund, which has been providing financial support to the Greater Mekong Sub-region for malaria programs since 2003, has selected UNOPS as a PR, responsible for delivering the targets set out in the grant agreements in collaboration with selected sub-recipients from the National Programmes, local and international non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and UN agencies.

Background Information - Job-specific

UNOPS is the Principal Recipient managing the RAI2E grant (2018-2020), established by Global Fund in 2018, providing USD242million for malaria elimination activities in the Greater Mekong Sub region and USD154million for TB and HIV activities in Myanmar (2018-2020). Under the direct supervision of Public Health Officer (Malaria), the Programme Associate shall be responsible for assisting in the management of RAI2E grant and coordination between Sub-recipients (SRs) and the PR UNOPS.

Functional Responsibilities
  • Ensure GFATM protocols and standard are adhered to by the programme;
  • Assist in the administration and monitoring of all aspects of SRs’ project implementation, including finance, budget and management;
  • Assist the National Programme and SRs in the development of annual budgeted work plan and Quarterly work plan;
  • Assist the National Programme and SRs in data collection, management, aggregation and reporting to the Principal Recipient UNOPS;
  • Check the accuracy of project reports from SRs and coordinate with the M&E officer for necessary corrections/additions
  • Assist in day to day coordination of project activities, i.e. assist in work plan changes, budget changes, collecting and assembling data and reporting activities achievement of the project;
  • Assist in drafting the project reports and progress updates and disbursement ;
  • Assist RAI2E team in verification and data quality checks while visiting SR offices
  • Interact with colleagues, clients, partners and in the PR to exchange vital information on operational issues related to National Programme as the case may be and seek cooperation to resolve routine operational issues and process problems and refer complex issues to supervisor with recommendation of course of action;
  • Assist in sharing the expenditure report and activity done report to National Programme;
  • Assist in organizing and facilitating the regular coordination meetings/ capacity building trainings/review meetings between SRs and PR UNOPS;
  • Assist in communication of PR UNOPS’s field visits to the National Programme and SRs project sites, including the related logistics and administrative matters as necessary;
  • Attend all relevant technical meetings and maintaining excellent contacts with all stakeholders;
  • Perform other relevant duties as may be assigned by the supervisor.

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

Impact of Results

  • Good professional relationship with NMCP, MOHS and SR partners
  • Positive feedback from National Programmes in PR-GFATM on support provided by the contractor, particularly in the timely submission of work-plans and reports required for M&E purposes.
  • Records well maintained and up to date based on project activities.
  • Accurate/good quality reports & statistics submitted when and as required.
  • Supervisor & clients regularly briefed on project activities when and as necessary.
Education/Experience/Language requirements

Education

  • Secondary education is required. Bachelor’s Degree in health related field is an asset and may substitute some required years of work experience.

Experience

  • Six years of experience in Health Projects related to HIV, TB and Malaria is required.
  • Knowledge of UN rules and regulations, government directory, NGOs, UN agencies and embassies would be an asset.
  • Good working knowledge of MS Office applications essential.

Language Requirements

  • Fluency in English and Myanmar language is required.
Contract type, level and duration

Contract type: ICA
Contract level: LICA 6
Contract duration: Open-ended, subject to organizational requirements, availability of funds and satisfactory performance


For more details about the ICA contractual modality, please follow this link:
https://www.unops.org/english/Opportunities/job-opportunities/what-we-offer/Pages/Individual-Contractor-Agreements.aspx

THIS IS LOCAL POSITION OPEN TO MYANMAR NATIONALS ONLY.

Competencies
Treats all individuals with respect; responds sensitively to differences and encourages others to do the same. Upholds organizational and ethical norms. Maintains high standards of trustworthiness. Role model for diversity and inclusion.

Acts as a positive role model contributing to the team spirit. Collaborates and supports the development of others. For people managers only: Acts as positive leadership role model, motivates, directs and inspires others to succeed, utilizing appropriate leadership styles. Demonstrates understanding of the impact of own role on all partners and always puts the end beneficiary first. Builds and maintains strong external relationships and is a competent partner for others (if relevant to the role). Efficiently establishes an appropriate course of action for self and/or others to accomplish a goal. Actions lead to total task accomplishment through concern for quality in all areas. Sees opportunities and takes the initiative to act on them. Understands that responsible use of resources maximizes our impact on our beneficiaries. Open to change and flexible in a fast paced environment. Effectively adapts own approach to suit changing circumstances or requirements. Reflects on experiences and modifies own behavior. Performance is consistent, even under pressure. Always pursues continuous improvements. Evaluates data and courses of action to reach logical, pragmatic decisions. Takes an unbiased, rational approach with calculated risks. Applies innovation and creativity to problem-solving. Expresses ideas or facts in a clear, concise and open manner. Communication indicates a consideration for the feelings and needs of others. Actively listens and proactively shares knowledge. Handles conflict effectively, by overcoming differences of opinion and finding common ground. Additional Considerations
  • Please note that the closing date is midnight Copenhagen time
  • Applications received after the closing date will not be considered.
  • Only those candidates that are short-listed for interviews will be notified.
  • Qualified female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.
  • UNOPS seeks to reasonably accommodate candidates with special needs, upon request.
  • Work life harmonization - UNOPS values its people and recognizes the importance of balancing professional and personal demands. We have a progressive policy on work-life harmonization and offer several flexible working options. This policy applies to UNOPS personnel on all contract types
  • UNOPS seeks to reasonably accommodate candidates with special needs, upon request.
  • For staff positions only, UNOPS reserves the right to appoint a candidate at a lower level than the advertised level of the post
  • The incumbent is responsible to abide by security policies, administrative instructions, plans and procedures of the UN Security Management System and that of UNOPS.

It is the policy of UNOPS to conduct background checks on all potential recruits/interns.
Recruitment/internship in UNOPS is contingent on the results of such checks.

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.

Diversity

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.

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.

Diversity

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.

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