Programme Management Senior Officer (Public Health), Internal Candidates Only

United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS)



Myanmar is one of UNOPS leading offices in Asia, acting as fund manager for some of the largest development programmes in the country, including the Access to Health Fund and the Livelihood and Food Security Fund (LIFT). In addition, UNOPS Myanmar is Principal Recipient for the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria in Myanmar and Cambodia, and for the Global Fund 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, international development partners, other UN agencies, NGOs and INGOs. UNOPS Myanmar plays a critical role in ensuring that the quality of services provided to its partners meets stringent requirements of speed, efficiency and cost effectiveness.


The Asia Regional Health Cluster (ARHC) was established in 2018 for efficient delivery of grants and funds management, and the provision of quality pharmaceuticals and medical equipment. The ARHC aims to significantly impact the targets of UN Sustainable Development Goal on good health and well being by expanding the population benefitting from UNOPS-managed health-related engagements across the Asia Region.

The ARHC portfolio manages the Principal Recipient (PR) Programme of the Global Fund in Myanmar since 2011 and in Asia since 2013. The Global Fund, which has been providing financial support to the Greater Mekong Sub-Region for malaria programs since 2003, has selected UNOPS as a PR, responsible for delivering the targets set out in the grant agreements, in collaboration with selected Sub-Recipients (SRs) from the National Programmes, international and local non-governmental organizations and United Nations agencies.



The Global Fund has been providing support to Myanmar in order to end the HIV epidemic in Myanmar where UNOPS has been nominated as the Principal Recipient to ensure that the Global Fund financed HIV activities are in line with the National Strategic Plan and for management of Sub-Recipients (SRs).

Under the overall supervision of the Senior Program Manager and the direct supervision of the HIV Program Manager, the Programme Management Senior Officer – (Public Health), shall be responsible for assisting in the management and coordination of the Global Fund HIV grants.



  • Supporting the design, implementation and coordination of HIV prevention, care and support, control and treatment activities.
  • He/she is expected to
    • To summarize the results of previous implementation periods and presented to the Program Manager for designing the next period program.
    • To have regular contacts with all the implementing partners and ensure timely submission of implementation status.
    • To support the coordination mechanism between PR and the SRs by organizing various coordination meetings such as bi-monthly meeting, quarterly meetings.
    • To ensure robust development of procurement plans, release of supplies, approvals from the concerned officers through the Program Manager.
  • In coordination with the Program Manager, conduct the day-to-day management of the HIV grant and in communication with Sub-recipients (SRs). He/she is expected to have a regular face-to-face, virtual and telephonic contacts with the SRs.
  • In collaboration with the Program Manager, reviewing HIV work plans and reports submitted by SRs and other implementing partners, ensuring that these are technically sound and in line with the policies and strategies of the National Programme and funding agency, and ensuring gender mainstreaming as appropriate.
  • Assist the Program Manager by providing essential inputs in the drafting of donor reports, cash forecasts, re-planning and reinvestment exercises related to the HIV grant
  • Assist in the routine monitoring of grant progress, tracking all activities, results and implementation costs against the approved work plans to ensure that the activities supported by the grant are implemented effectively and efficiently and adjusted as needed to reflect changes in the National Programme priorities as agreed to with the Global Fund.
  • Coordinate with SRs in the reprogramming and reinvestment exercises related to the HIV grant and negotiations with the Global Fund, when required or as needed
  • Assist in following-up with SRs and implementing partners on recommendations and management actions that needed to be carried out based on recommendations from the donor, local fund agent and/or audit firms
  • Attend relevant technical and coordination meetings, under the guidance of the Program Manager; develop and maintain professional relations with stakeholders.
  • Promote information sharing and apply knowledge of relevant issues impacting public health, particularly in the context of HIV prevention and control
  • Work closely with the HIV M&E Specialist to track and assess the progress and impact of the HIV grant
  • Ensure that Global Fund standards and protocols are adhered to by UNOPS’ partner agencies and SRs
  • Coordinate and manage training/capacity building activities for SRs as needed
  • Provide continuous hands-on support to National AIDS Programme (NAP) and SRs in the development and tracking of budgets, work plans, forecasting and quantification, reprogramming, reporting, risk assessment, preparation of TORs, and other programme-related matters

Impact of Results

  • Successful performance management of the HIV grant ensuring the implementation of SRs is aligned with the National Strategic Plan on HIV and AIDS and the Global Fund financing policies and strategies.
  • Good professional relationship with the Ministry of Health, National AIDS Programme (NAP), WHO, SRs, other technical and implementing partners.
  • Regular updates and coordination of PR review meetings and related capacity building activities of the SRs
  • Timely completion of the Progress Update and Disbursement Request to the Global Fund.




a. Education

  • A medical degree or master’s degree in public health, epidemiology, health economics, health management, health social science, public administration, social science or other related discipline is required.
  • Bachelor’s degree in one of the above fields combined with additional two years of relevant experience to the above responsibilities may be accepted in lieu of a master’s degree.

b. Experience

  • Minimum of two years professional experience in public health preferably related to the prevention, treatment, care and support of HIV.
  • Professional project, Programme, grant or financial management experience is desirable.
  • Professional experience working with government departments, local government, NGOs, INGOs, development partners and/or donors would be an asset.
  • Willingness and ability to undertake field visits under difficult or challenging conditions is required.
  • Experience in the usage of computers and office software packages is required.
  • Experience in the usage of G Suite is required .
  • Sound knowledge of UNOPS and the Global Fund rules and regulations is considered an asset.

c. Language

  • Full working knowledge in written and oral English and fluency in Myanmar language required.
  • Knowledge of another official UNOPS language is an asset.



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
Contract level: Local ICA Specialist-7 / LICA-9 / ICS-9
Contract duration: Open-ended, subject to organizational requirements, availability of funds and satisfactory performance.

This vacancy is open to UNOPS internal candidates only.


The successful candidate is expected to be in Myanmar to perform the duties and responsibilities of the advertised position

For more details about the ICA contractual modality, please follow this link:



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  • 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 (they take around 4 hours to complete) in your own time, before providing services to UNOPS. For more information on a retainer contract here.
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