Programme Management Office Specialist (Grants and Contracts) - Re advertised
Background Information - Myanmar
Background Information - Job-specific
The Programme Management Office (PRMO) Specialist (Grants and Contracts) will be working within the Programme Management Office at MMOC, supporting multiple funds/programmes such as Access to Health Fund, LIFT Fund, Joint Peace Fund, SECO trust fund, Nexus Response Mechanism etc. The PMO has a flat and decentralized structure to continue supporting the specific needs of the individual programmes, while fostering cross pollination of information and knowledge between programmes as well as the implementation of best practices across the programmes.
PRMO Specialist (Grants and Contracts) reports directly to the Head of PMO who provides direction and general supervision. The PRMO Specialist (Grants and Contracts) will ensure close collaboration and engagement with the Programme Units of Funds and MMOC. He/she will manage the contracts and grants management team . She/he will be responsible to ensure timely and quality grant and contract management, standardizing MMOC work in grants management, knowledge and application of UNOPS relevant tools, systems, and processes. S/he is responsible to achieve results in the area/s of following responsibility.
- Grant management
- Capacity assessment and Capacity building
- Team Management
- Knowledge management and innovation
| Grant Management: |
The Programme Management Office (PRMO) - Specialist will supervise and manage his/her team to deliver on following activities:
| Capacity assessment and Capacity building |
The Programme Management Office (PRMO) - Specialist will ensure the following activities are successfully delivered for respective programmes:
| Team Management |
| Knowledge management and innovation |
A Master’s degree in business administration, finance, development studies or relevant discipline is required.
A Bachelor's Degree in combination with 2 additional years of experience relevant to above duties and responsibilities may be accepted in lieu of the Master’s Degree.
Certification in PRINCE2 or PMP is preferred.
A minimum of 5 years of progressively responsible experience in project and financial management is required.
Experience in fund / grant management operations is a distinct advantage.
Prior experience in working in Asia would be an asset.
Experience in building and leading successful teams is an advantage.
Good understanding of UNOPS Rules and regulations is an advantage.
Experience in contract or/ and grant management would be an asset.
Experience with G Suite is an asset.
- Full working knowledge of English is required. Knowledge of another official UNOPS language is an asset.
|Develops and implements sustainable business strategies, thinks long term and externally in order to positively shape the organization. Anticipates and perceives the impact and implications of future decisions and activities on other parts of the organization.(for levels IICA-2, IICA-3, LICA Specialist- 10, LICA Specialist-11, NOC, NOD, P3, P4 and above)|
|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: International Individual Contractor Agreement Contract level: IICA 2/ICS10
Contract duration: Open ended (subject to organizational requirements, avaliability of funds, and satisfactory performance)
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.