UNOPS' mission is to expand the capacity of the UN system and its partners to implement peacebuilding, humanitarian and development operations that matter for people in need. Working in some of the world's most challenging environments, UNOPS vision is to always satisfy partners with management services that meet world-class standards of quality, speed and cost effectiveness. By assisting UN organizations, international financial institutions, governments and other development partners, UNOPS makes significant, tangible contributions to results on the ground.
UNOPS Myanmar is one of UNOPS' leading offices in Asia, acting as fund manager for three of the largest development programmes in the country, namely the Access to Health Fund, the Livelihood and Food Security Fund (LIFT) and the Joint Peace Fund (JPF). In addition, UNOPS is Principal Recipient for the Global Fund in Myanmar and for the Global Fund's regional artemisinin-resistance initiative towards elimination of Malaria, which works to accelerate progress towards malaria elimination in the greater Mekong sub-region. UNOPS provides procurement, infrastructure and project management services to a wide range of organisations in the country, including the Government of Myanmar, international development partners, other UN agencies, NGOs and INGOs. UNOPS plays a critical role in ensuring that the quality of services provided to its partners meets stringent requirements of speed, efficiency and cost effectiveness.
Access to Health Fund
The Access to Health Fund aims to improve Health outcomes for vulnerable populations in conflict-affected areas of Myanmar. The Fund works with the Ministry of Health and Sports, Ethnic Health Organizations, national and international NGOs, the United Nations, and other partners to increase people's access to health-services (maternal, newborn and child health, combating HIV and AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria) and to strengthen health systems.
The Access to Health Fund is supported by four donors - the United Kingdom, Sweden, the United States, and Switzerland. Its Board include these four Donors and the Ministry of Health and Sports.
The ACCESS Fund Management Office is responsible for the execution of the monitoring and evaluation (M&E) strategy and accountable to the Fund Board. The post is located in the Fund Management Office which comprises 60 staff members organised in the following teams: Strategy, Programmes, Monitoring & Evaluation, Fund Director's Office and Communications, Programme Management Office, and Procurement.
The M&E team/function is:
To monitor grant-implementation, the setting of targets, and the achievement of results
To provide strategic information for programmatic improvements and adjustments;
To support learning and the application of data to continuously improve the relevance, effectiveness, efficiency, impact and sustainability of the ACCESS-supported programmes;
To report to the Board on results and progress of the Fund, and respond to other Donor needs;
To put in place data collection mechanisms to inform the Fund's evaluation.
- Participate in the development of the ACCESS online Database/ Dashboard by working with the M&E team
- Ensure highly accurate data management processes and checks consistent with the thematic indicator guidelines
- Contribute to the thematic work of HIV/ AIDS, TB and Malaria (ATM) & 'Health for All' dimensions including conflict sensitivity
- Perform the grant M&E management of the grants which include ATM and integrated MNCH grants
- Prepare reporting templates and support reliable and accurate data for ACCESS Annual and Six Monthly Progress Report and Result Matrix
- Review/ clearance of technical reports of Implementing Partners (IPs), focusing on data quality and M&E activity implementation. Oversee data collection, data entry and analysis processes to measure progress and achievements according to the M&E plan.
- In consultation with Public Health Officers, develop IP targets, work plans and log frames, and M&E activities in line with the Fund target.
- Monitor and analyze IP performance by applying performance-based funding methodology and the fund monitoring tools
- Conduct regular field visits and Routine Data Quality Assessments (RDQA) to ensure that reported data is accurate and in line with ACCESS & National standard indicators, grant work plans, partner log frames.
- Provide recording and M&E system inputs to local partners and counterparts in community-level monitoring and evaluation efforts.
- Contribute M&E expertise in the assigned regional team for regular coordination with the State Health Department:.
- Ensure accurate and timely information is available to Regional team leader, external request and Communication deliverables.
- Perform other related tasks as assigned.
- University degree (BA or equivalent) preferably in Monitoring & Evaluation, Statistics, Project Management, Social science, Management information systems, Public administration, Business administrations, Development Studies, Economics or other relevant field.
- Formal qualifications in Monitoring and Evaluation will be a strong asset.
- Minimum 2 years of relevant experience working with health programs is required.
- Successful development and implementation of an M&E system at programme level highly desirable.
- Work experience in HIV/ AIDS, TB and Malaria (ATM) is a must.
- Experience in Maternal, Neonatal and Child Health (MNCH) programs would be an advantage.
- Experience in Maternal, Neonatal and Child Health (MNCH) programs would be an advantage.
- Experience in database development is preferred.
- Experience in community health programming will be a strong asset.
- Excellent writing and analytical skills are required.
- Fluency in both written and spoken English and Burmese are 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: Local Individual Contractor Agreement (LICA)
Contract level: LICA 8
Contract duration: Ongoing ICA
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This is an internal vacancy announcement and only for Myanmar nationals who currently working at the UNOPS are eligible to apply.
- 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
- 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.