United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS)

Programme Management Intern (Multiple Positions)

United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS)

Job Description

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 targeting drug resistant malaria in the greater Mekong sub-region. UNOPS provides procurement, infrastructure and project management services to a wide range of organizations 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. Background Information - Job-specific Fund Management has become a recognized strength of UNOPS Myanmar and a new potential Business Model for other country offices in the region. UNOPS Myanmar Programme Management Office provides support in Grants Management, budgeting and reporting, capacity assessment and building of implementing partners and oversight and compliance. UNOPS Myanmar will build on the accumulated knowledge and expertise and establish a Centre of Excellence in Programme Management to assist UNOPS offices elsewhere to expand engagements in programme/fund management in a recognized and consistent way. Programmes - if set up and managed well - can achieve the impact and scale required to make tangible contributions to the sustainable development goals (SDGs). Programmes bring synergies and sustainable, lasting impact. They provide unique platforms for innovative approaches at scale and value for money. Reporting to the Head of the Programme Management Office, the Programme Management Intern will support the Programme Management Office in the context of project and programme management maturity roadmap and contribute to the standardizing and application of tools, systems and processes. Programme Management Intern will primarily be supporting LIFT, Access to Health and Joint Peace Fund.  Functional Responsibilities The main functions of the Programme Management Intern include:
  • Assist in learning and Coordination activities, as required, in terms of profiling partners/ organizations, organizing forums and events, and documentation.

  • Assist in documentation and information sharing through ACCESS webpage, social media and newsletter in a regular basis. Conduct media monitoring regularly and contribute in the development of communication materials related with health activities.

  • Support the compilation and qualitative Analysis of Most Significant Change stories from the projects shared by implementing partners to the Fund, and producing a success stories publication highlighting good practices and changes.

  • Assist with the compilation, analysis, and writing of Fund/ project reports, correspondents and communication materials including 2019 annual report and 2019 progress report.

  • Assist HSS team in development and utilization of project management tools/ dashboards.

  • Perform other tasks as assigned by the supervisor

Education/Experience/Language requirements Education
  • Candidates must have an undergraduate degree and be either currently enrolled in a Master’s course in Public Health, Development Studies or any related subject, or have graduated within the past three years prior to the application date of the internship.

Work Experience
  • Experience in public health, Community Development, or a relevant field is desirable.

  • Minimum 1 year, in Project Management Support, grants management, and/or programme management is desirable.

  • Experience in the usage of computers and office software packages is required.

  • Prior programme management certification is highly desirable.

  • Demonstrated ability to work with minimal supervision in a complex environment is an asset.

  • Good communication skills and fluency of Myanmar and English language (oral and written) is required.

Contract type, level and duration Contract type: Intern Contract level: Other Contract duration: 6 Months THIS IS LOCAL POSITION OPEN TO MYANMAR NATIONALS ONLY. Terms and Conditions The intern is responsible for all costs associated with the internship (e.g. accommodation, health insurance,travel and necessary visa arrangements). UNOPS Myanmar will provide the intern with the following:
  • Workspace in a shared office including computer, stationery, land line telephone

  • Use of common office facilities, as for all UNOPS staff

  • A small stipend for those not receiving any funding from other institutions

  • A small stipend towards the cost of travel to the duty station If mission travel is undertaken, Daily Subsistence Allowance, in accordance with UN policy

  • Assistance with application for work visa

This internship is not designed to lead to a staff position with UNOPS. Therefore, there should be no expectation of employment at the end of the internship. For more details about UNOPS internships please follow this link: https://www.unops.org/english/Opportunities/job-opportunities/what-we-offer/Pages/Internships-and-volunteering.aspx Competencies
  • 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.

Additional Considerations
  •  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

  • UNOPS seeks to reasonably accommodate candidates with special needs, upon request.

  • 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. 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. Diversity 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.
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