Senior Programme Manager

United Nations Office for Project Services

UNOPS – an operational arm of the United Nations – supports the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by successfully implementing its partners’ peacebuilding, humanitarian, and development projects around the world. Our mission is to help people build better lives and countries achieve peace and sustainable development.

UNOPS areas of expertise cover infrastructure, procurement, project management, financial management, and human resources.

Working with us

We are proud of our people. With a wealth of knowledge and skills in various disciplines – engineering, finance, human resources, ICT, leadership, project management, procurement, and more – they help tackle some of the biggest challenges of our time. Their work around the world supports progress toward the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

At UNOPS, we offer a range of short- and long-term opportunities in various environments and duty stations – from Denmark and Kenya to Mexico, Switzerland, Myanmar, Senegal, Uganda, and many more.

Diversity

With over 5,000 UNOPS personnel and approximately 7,400 personnel recruited on behalf of our partners, spread across 80 countries, our workforce represents a range of nationalities and cultures. We promote a balanced and diverse labor force — a strength that helps us better understand and address our partners’ needs. We continually strive to maintain our gender-balanced workplace. We encourage qualified underrepresented groups as per UNOPS Gender, Diversity, and Inclusion Strategy to apply for our vacancies.

UNOPS – an operational arm of the United Nations – supports the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by successfully implementing its partners’ peacebuilding, humanitarian, and development projects around the world. Our mission is to help people build better lives and countries achieve peace and sustainable development.

UNOPS areas of expertise cover infrastructure, procurement, project management, financial management, and human resources.

Working with us

We are proud of our people. With a wealth of knowledge and skills in various disciplines – engineering, finance, human resources, ICT, leadership, project management, procurement, and more – they help tackle some of the biggest challenges of our time. Their work around the world supports progress toward the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

At UNOPS, we offer a range of short- and long-term opportunities in various environments and duty stations – from Denmark and Kenya to Mexico, Switzerland, Myanmar, Senegal, Uganda, and many more.

Diversity

With over 5,000 UNOPS personnel and approximately 7,400 personnel recruited on behalf of our partners, spread across 80 countries, our workforce represents a range of nationalities and cultures. We promote a balanced and diverse labor force — a strength that helps us better understand and address our partners’ needs. We continually strive to maintain our gender-balanced workplace. We encourage qualified underrepresented groups as per UNOPS Gender, Diversity, and Inclusion Strategy to apply for our vacancies.

Work life harmonization

UNOPS values its people and recognizes the importance of balancing professional and personal demands.

UNOPS team in Thailand supports, develops and oversees the UNOPS portfolio of projects in Southeast Asia and the Pacific.

Located in Bangkok, the team supports UN agencies, international non-governmental organizations, and governments throughout the region. We provide a range of services, including human resources (HR), financial management, procurement and project implementation services.

UNOPS Thailand delivers large-scale and high volume transactional HR services on behalf of global partners.

To best serve partners’ needs, our team utilizes standardized and unified systems and processes to ensure the highest quality of services and cost-effectiveness for partners.

Job Specific

The Senior Programme Manager Role leads the Health Equity Initiative and helps address critical health needs in Myanmar and those which impact regional and global health security. The initiative aims to help poor and vulnerable people, especially from conflict-affected areas, to access quality health services.

 Education/Experience/Language requirements

Education  

  • A Master’s degree in a relevant discipline (for example: international development, public health, public administration, sociology, political science) with seven ( 7) years of relevant experience.
  • A Bachelor’s degree with nine (9) years of relevant experience is considered as equivalent

Work Experience :

  • Minimum seven (7) years of relevant experience, including a mix of project/programme management (mandatory), research, communication, health service provision, or other relevant work experience
  • At least three years of working experience in the health sector in South East Asian countries, preferably in Myanmar
  • Excellent understanding of the Health partner landscape in Myanmar or its neighboring countries
  • Proven experience in communicating to a range of stakeholders
  • Desirable:
  • Experience in strategic planning, including the use of the logical framework approach and other planning activities
  • Risk management experience
  • Good understanding of cross-cutting themes in health programming: equity, conflict sensitivity, gender and human rights
  • Experience in drafting operational policies, program memos, thematic papers, etc.
  • Familiarity and past interactions with a broad network of health partners in Myanmar or its neighboring countries
  • Grant-making experience within UNOPS or other UN agencies
  • Previous work experience at UNOPS or in connection with UNOPS (e.g. as a grantee)
  • Strong understanding of UNOPS rules and processes

Languages 

  • Fluency in written and spoken English is required

Source: https://jobs.unops.org/Pages/ViewVacancy/VADetails.aspx?id=24643#4

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