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Programme Management Senior Officer _Strategic Purchasing (Internal Announcement), Multiple positions


  • Organization: UNOPS - United Nations Office for Project Services
  • Location: Yangon
  • Grade: Junior level - LICA-9, Local Individual Contractors Agreement
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Procurement
    • Project and Programme Management
  • Closing Date: 2024-07-24

Job categories Programme Management
Vacancy code VA/2024/B5506/28519
Department/office AR, MMCO, Myanmar
Duty station Yangon, Myanmar
Contract type Local ICA Specialist
Contract level LICA Specialist-9
Duration Open-ended (subject to organizational requirements, availability of funds, and satisfactory performance)
Application period 11-Jul-2024 to 24-Jul-2024
Applications to vacancies must be received before midnight Copenhagen time (CET) on the closing date of the announcement.

Functional Responsibilities

Assist in designing a Purchasing Mechanism

  • Assist in fine-tuning the design of the overall financing initiative

  • Oversee the development and the adaptation of the Program Manual (or “Purchasing Manual”) that includes Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) that will govern the implementation

  • Oversee  the definition of norms and criteria for provider eligibility

  • Oversee the development of contracting modalities with eligible private providers

  • Oversee and guide the development and adaptation of tools for supervision, monitoring, beneficiary feedback, performance evaluations and data analysis

  • Support the development of the data management platform for managing reporting, claims processing and payment data, and performance monitoring

  • Assist in the development of a communication strategy and tools

Capacity Building

  • Oversee the development of training materials on purchasing

  • Organize training sessions for policy makers, potential and selected health facilities, partners, and fund management office

Implement Purchasing Mechanism

  • Conduct mapping of health facilities in the selected geographic areas

  • Lead in negotiating and contracting with all participating health facilities

  • Oversee the implementation of the scheme, including tools, for supervision, monitoring (quantitative and qualitative), beneficiary feedback, performance evaluations and data analysis

  • Oversee both quantitative and qualitative verification of services

  • Support administrative and finance team to ensure payments to the health facilities are made on time and according to the verification results

  • Facilitate strategies to support private providers in establishing and maintaining quality standards including clinical guidelines, maintenance, facility management, etc. 

  • Organize routine coordination meetings with program stakeholders (providers, local health authorities, implementing partners, etc.

  • Actively track and manage risks, seeking and implementing effective mitigation strategies

  • Report any issues impacting the initiative to the the Senior Management Team

Data and Knowledge Management

  • Assist in overseeing the establishment of a functional information system for contract management, verification, validation and payment of services

  • Supervise overall data management

  • Analyze the data and provide technical inputs as necessary for improving quality of the interventions

  • Prepare reports, learning briefs and presentations for the Senior Management Team of the Access to Health Fund

  • Assist in promoting information sharing on all aspects related to the initiative

  • Closely work with Monitoring and Evaluation Unit for performance review of the program, result reporting and program evaluation.

  • Closely work with Communication person for external and internal communication of the project

  • Stay in close contact with the partners to understand the state and local level context and share information with the Senior management team on developments that may impact the initiative.

Partnership and coordination

  • Inform both internal and external stakeholders on the progress of the initiative on a regular basis

  • Liaise with internal and external stakeholders related to Health Financing in Myanmar such as ADB, WB, WHO, P4H, PSI and CPI and private hospitals/ private hospitals Association.

  • Participate in national and regional level coordination meetings

  • Explore new potential partners to improve access for the quality of health care and provide inputs for making appropriate and effective investments

  • Perform any other duty as may be requested by the supervisor

Education/Experience/Language requirements


  • A Master’s degree preferably in a relevant discipline (for example: public health, economics, health economics, health financing, public administration, business administration)
  • A Bachelor’s degree in a relevant discipline with two additional years of public health work experiences

Work Experience

  • At least 2 years of relevant experience in the management of health or development programs is required
  • Progressive experience in public health is required.
  • Experience in engaging with the private health sector is preferred.
  • Appropriate technical knowledge on health systems, financing and service delivery is desired
  • Demonstrated ability to work with minimal supervision in a complex environment is preferred.
  • Good writing and analytical skills is preferred.
  • Competent in the usage of computers and office software packages is desired.
  • Prior experience with team building is  an asset.


  • Fluency in English and Myanmar is required.

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