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Vacancy code VA/2013/B5506/1804
Position title Programme Associate (HIV/AIDS)
Department/office AEMO, MMOH, Myanmar
Duty station Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar
Contract type Local ICA Support
Contract level LICA-4
Duration 1 year (possible extension)
Application period 12-Feb-2013 to 24-Feb-2013
United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity
This vacancy is closed.
Background Information - UNOPS

“UNOPS plays a critical role in providing management services for our life-saving, peacebuilding, humanitarian and development operations. I have seen many examples of how these activities help suffering people in troubled parts of the world.”
-Ban Ki-moon, United Nations Secretary-General

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 employs more than 6000 personnel and on behalf of its partners creates thousands more work opportunities in local communities. With its headquarters in Copenhagen, Denmark, a network of five regional offices and a further 20 operations and project centres, UNOPS oversees activities in more than 80 countries.

UNOPS is committed to achieving a truly diverse workforce.
Background Information - Myanmar


The UNOPS Myanmar office develops, supports and oversees UNOPS portfolio of projects in Myanmar which focus on post-disaster recovery, health programmes and food security.
Background Information - Job-specific

The Myanmar Operations Centre (MMOC) under the UNOPS Asia and Pacific Regional Office has been established to develop, support and oversee UNOPS’ portfolio of projects in Myanmar and to ensure that synergies between projects are effectively developed. The MMOC plays a critical role in ensuring quality services to UNOPS partners that meet stringent requirements of speed, efficiency and cost effectiveness.

In February 2009, MMOC was selected by the Myanmar Country Coordination Mechanism for The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria as one of two Principal Recipients of GFATM grants for Myanmar. The implementation of the grants has been under started since January2011.

To strengthen implementation of the GFATM grants, UNOPS is seeking qualified candidate to position of Programme Associate for HIV/AIDS Programme. Programme Associate shall be posted at the National AIDS Program at Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar.

Functional Responsibilities

Under the overall supervision of Head of Programme Unit and the direct supervision of the National Health Officer, the Program Associate shall be responsible for performing the following specific duties and responsibilities:

  • Ensure GFATM protocols and standard are adhered by the program
  • Assists in the administration and monitoring of all aspects of project implementation including finance, budget and management.
  • Assists the program in the development of Budgeted micro-work plans
  • Assists the Program in Data collection, management, aggregation and reporting to the PR
  • Checks the accuracy of project reports from the lower levels and coordinates with the subnational level DOH for any necessary corrections/additions.
  • Assists in day to day coordination of project activities, i.e. assist in collecting and assembling data and reporting activities of the project;
  • Assists the program in Management of Field Finance Assistants.
  • Acts as a liaison between the program and the PR.
  • Assists in drafting the project reports and Progress updates and Disbursement requests(PUDR)
  • Is the focal person to archive all the necessary records, hard and soft, related to the National-program- GFATM project that can easily be retrieved on request
  • Assist the PR Team in verification and Data Quality checks while they are visiting the National AIDS program in the NPT-office
  • Interact with colleagues, clients, partners and PR to exchange vital information on operational issues and seek cooperation to resolve routine operational issues and process problems and refer complex issues to supervisor with recommendation of course of action
  • Assists in organizing the field visits of the Program manager to the project sites, including the related logistics and administrative matters as necessary
  • Perform other relevant duties as may be assigned by the supervisor



Professionalism – Ability to conduct independent research and analysis, identify issues, and recommend solutions; proven analytical skills. Familiarity with UN and UNOPS rules, regulations and policies. Ability to work systematically, accurately and under pressure.


Planning and organizing - Ability to establish priorities and to plan, coordinate and monitor own work plan and those under his/her supervision.


Result-oriented - Ability to focus on the result for the clients and respond positively to feedback


Client orientation - Ability to identify clients' needs and appropriate solutions; ability to establish and maintain productive partnerships with clients.


Communication - Proven ability to write in a clear and concise manner and to communicate effectively orally.


Teamwork - Strong interpersonal skills and; ability to establish and maintain effective working relations with people in a multi-cultural, multi-ethnic environment with sensitivity and respect for diversity.


Analyzing Skills – Ability to make rational judgments for the available information and analysis and probe for further information or greater understanding of a problem and present with alternative options.


Self- reliant: Ability to act independently with a minimum of supervision. Specific assignments may be reviewed while in progress; however the majority is reviewed on completion. Routine duties are performed independently. Good organizational skills.


Technological awareness - Excellent computer skills and ability to use software tools to present data clearly and concisely; Good working knowledge of MS Office applications including proficiency in Excel, Spreadsheets & Database Software

Education/Experience/Language requirements

  • University Degree in Business Administration, Public Administration, Finance, Economics, or higher education in related field desirable but not a requirement.
  • Bachelor degree with at least 2 years of progressively responsible experience at the national level in similar relevant position and/or direct experience in program administration, operational systems and working directly with clients. Master degree or higher degree with similar experience is an advantage.
  • Knowledge of ERP systems, preferably PeopleSoft an asset.
  • Willingness to undertake regular field visits in difficult conditions.
  • Previous successful involvement with and a good knowledge of NGOs and civil society.
  • Fluency in written & spoken English & Burmese Languages required.

Contract type, level and duration

Contract type: Local Individual Contractor Agreement (LICA)
Contract level: LICA-4
Contract duration: 1 year (possible extension)

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Additional Considerations

  • Please note that the closing date is midnight Copenhagen time (CET)
  • 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.
  • For staff positions 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.  
This vacancy is closed.