Under the direct supervision of theProgramme Management Senior Officer and in accordance with the UNOPS policies, procedures andpractices, the Programme Management Officer shall carry out the following duties:
Tasksrelated to the implementation of activities:
- Identify, analyze and compare technical approaches used by LIFT partners. This will include highlighting and documenting similarities and differences of approach across partners and across townships.
- Maintain good communication with the programme partners as well as other key stakeholders in the townships, including the private sector, local authorities as well as other organizations working in the focus townships.
- Facilitate communication to define areas of intervention with the aim to avoid geographical overlapping for the same kind of activities.
- Ensure that LIFT conflict sensitive principles are applied by all partners at programme and project levels
- Support LIFT capacity building initiatives for implementing partners on conflict sensitivity, gender sensitivity, monitoring and evaluation and other issues.
- Establish communities of practice with partner-generated agendas.
- Document good practice and share lessons with LIFT partners.
- Organize exchange visits between the projects.
- Collaborate and share experiences with other implementing agencies working in the two states and facilitate the dissemination of relevant documents between LIFT partners, other organizations (including the private sector and local authorities and other relevant stakeholders).
- Facilitate regular meetings in the programme areas for knowledge sharing among the organizations involved in implementing LIFT projects.
- Organize thematic meetings and assessments on topics relevant for the partners
- Facilitate LIFT consultation process with all key stakeholders in Northern Shan, including representatives of Government, the Private Sector, Civil Society Organisations and Ethnic Armed Organisations.
- Prepare a semi annual report for the Programme, which highlights progress, challenges and emerging issues.
Tasksrelated to the Fund Management Office (FMO)
- Provide a monthly programme briefing for the FMO in Yangon on progress, challenges and emerging issues.
- Together with the FMO team, monitor the activities and results of the partners and follow up on the recommendations made after the monitoring visits.
- Maintain records on technical and financial aspects of programme operations, including monitoring of project activities and their outcomes; meeting minutes and decisions and recommendations of meetings and workshops in respective states.
- Keep abreast of key issues in the two states, assessing their relevance to and implications for the LIFT Northern Shan programme. These issues should be raised with the FMO team.
- Follow UN security advices to assure the safety of staff from the fund management office and implementing partners
- In collaboration with the LIFT partners, suggest studies and surveys in the areas that may be applicable to Northern Shan programme.
- Ensure the timely submission of project narrative, financial and M&E reports in accordance with LIFT Guidelines.
- Assist the LIFT programme and M&E teams in documentation, data collection and the organisation of surveys/ assessments.
- Support and facilitate LIFT Fund Board and FMO staff monitoring visits in Northern Shan with LIFT partners there.
The positions will be located in NorthernShan (Lashio), but the incumbent is expected to have regularvisits to the FMO in Yangon.
The Programme Management Senior Officer willmonitor the performance of the Programme Management Officer in line with their assignments, with secondary backstopping provided by the thematic team leaderresponsible for managing the Kachin and Northern Shan programme