Partnerships Officer - Liaison
Background Information - Myanmar
UNOPS Myanmar is under the UNOPS Asia, Europe and Middle East Regional Office and was established to support, develop and oversee UNOPS’ portfolio of programmes and projects in Myanmar which focus on health programmes and livelihoods and rural development. UNOPS Myanmar ensures that synergies between programmes and projects are effectively developed.
The UNOPS Myanmar portfolio currently includes fund management of the multi-donor Three Millennium Development Goals Fund (3MDG) and the Livelihoods and Food Security Trust Fund (LIFT). In addition, UNOPS is the Principal Recipient of The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria grants to Myanmar (PR-GFATM), as well as the Regional Artemisinin Resistance Containment Initiative (RAI) and the Joint Peace Fund (JPF). UNOPS is also expanding its infrastructure and procurement services in Myanmar, including advisory services in these areas.
UNOPS Myanmar plays a critical role in ensuring quality services to UNOPS’ partners that meet stringent requirements of speed, efficiency and cost effectiveness. It is also responsible for liaison with Government counterparts, Donors, NGOs and UN Agencies.
Background Information - Job-specific
The Access to Health Fund, starting in January 2019 is established by a consortium of four donors (The United Kingdom, Sweden, the United States of America and Switzerland). Through pooling of funds, the donors have committed to work together to support health outcomes in Myanmar.
The Fund Board is the core governance structure of the Access to Health Fund. The principal role of the Fund Board is oversight of the Fund on behalf of donors. The Fund Board has the executing powers of overseeing the operations of the Fund and is solely responsible for Fund policy dialogue, for decisions on Fund policy and strategy, and for making funding decisions and allocations. The Fund Board appoints and oversees the Fund Manager, UNOPS, who is responsible for effective, transparent and efficient management of the Fund on behalf of the Fund Board.
All contributing donors are members of the Fund Board. Membership also includes three independent experts. The Fund Board is chaired by a representative of one of the donors and is appointed by the Fund Board members. The Fund is officially represented by the Chair, and where this is not possible the Chair can delegate responsibility to other Fund Board members. Responsibilities on communication with relevant stakeholders follows the Fund Board approved Communication Strategy.
The detailed programme description is outlined in Access to Health Fund Programme Description. UNOPS is committed to achieving a truly diverse workforce.
Under the overall supervision of the Manager, Directors Office and Communications Unit and guidance of the Fund Director, the Partnership Officer- Liaison will strengthen the effective, efficient and productive functioning of the Fund Board of the Access to Health Fund through fulfillment of the following responsibilities:
▪ Support in the coordination of Fund Board member inputs to Fund Board decisions and feedback to the Fund Management Office
▪ Providing input and guidance to the Fund Management Office on Fund Board information requirements and requests
▪ Drafting of key correspondence from the Chair to support the Chair’s lead role in communications
▪ Monitoring adherence to Joint Cooperation Agreement and other relevant governance documents
▪ Supporting the Chair in the preparation on Fund Board meetings, including logistics, documents and agenda
▪ Maintaining records of key Fund Board documents (Governance, Minutes, Official Correspondence)
▪ Tracking progress of implementation of Fund Board decisions
▪ Tracking progress of key contract deliverables and reports from the Fund Management Office including:
- Fund Management Office annual budget submissions, work plans and key performance indicators
- Fund Management Office annual and progress reports and financial report - Quarterly risk management reporting
- Audits and fraud reporting
- Project management reports and charts
- Cash forecasts
▪ Manage ad hoc requests from the Fund Board.
● A Bachelor Degree in Public Health, Business, Economics, Social Science, International Development, Media/Communications, Public Administration and all related fields is required.
▪ A minimum of two years work experience Programme, Communications, Administration and project support one of the area experience is required.
▪ Excellent writing skills is required;
▪ Strong analytical skills are desirable.
▪ Prior experience working in health projects would be an asset
▪ Prior event management experience would be an asset
▪ Knowledge of the health sector in Myanmar would be an asset.
▪ Prior experience in Myanmar or the sub-region is an asset.
● Fluency in both written and spoken Myanmar and English Language is required.
|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.|
Contract type, level and duration
Contract type - Local Individual Contractor Agreement (LICA)
Contract level- LICA 8
Contract duration - On going (extension subject to organizational requirements, availability of funds, and satisfactory performance)
THIS IS A LOCAL POSITION. ONLY MYANMAR NATIONALS ARE ELIGIBLE TO APPLY. ALL OTHER APPLICANTS WILL BE REJECTED.
For more details about the ICA contractual modality, please follow this link:
- 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
- For staff positions only, UNOPS reserves the right to appoint a candidate at a lower level than the advertised level of the post
- For retainer contracts, you must complete a few Mandatory Courses (around 4 hours) in your own time, before providing services to UNOPS.
- 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.
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.