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Vacancy code VA/2015/B5506/8960
Position title Public Health Analyst-HSS
Department/office AR, MMOH, Myanmar
Duty station Yangon, Myanmar
Contract type Local ICA Specialist
Contract level LICA Specialist-9
Duration 1 year (with possible extension subject to performance and budget availibility)
Application period 19-Nov-2015 to 11-Dec-2015
United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity
This vacancy is closed.
Background Information - UNOPS

UNOPS mission is to serve people in need by expanding the ability of the United Nations, governments and other partners to manage projects, infrastructure and procurement in a sustainable and efficient manner.

Within these three core areas of expertise, UNOPS provides its partners with advisory, implementation and transactional services, with projects ranging from building schools and hospitals, to procuring goods and services and training local personnel. UNOPS works closely with governments and communities to ensure increased economic, social and environmental sustainability for the projects we support, with a focus on developing national capacity.

Working in some of the world’s most challenging environments, our vision is to advance sustainable implementation practices in development, humanitarian and peacebuilding contexts, always satisfying or surpassing partner expectations.

We employ more than 6,000 personnel and on behalf of our partners create thousands more work opportunities in local communities. Through our headquarters in Copenhagen, Denmark and a network of offices, we oversee activities in more than 80 countries.

Background Information - Myanmar

UNOPS Myanmar is under the UNOPS Asia, Europe and Middle East Regional Office and was established to support, develop and oversee UNOPS’ portfolio of programmes and projects in Myanmar which focus on health programmes and livelihoods and rural development. UNOPS Myanmar ensures that synergies between programmes and projects are effectively developed.

The UNOPS Myanmar portfolio currently includes fund management of the multi-donor Three Millennium Development Goals Fund (3MDG) and the Livelihoods and Food Security Trust Fund (LIFT). In addition, UNOPS is the Principal Recipient of The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria grants to Myanmar (PR-GFATM), as well as the Regional Artemisinin Resistance Containment Initiative (RAI). UNOPS is also expanding its infrastructure and procurement services in Myanmar, including advisory services in these areas.

UNOPS Myanmar plays a critical role in ensuring quality services to UNOPS’ partners that meet stringent requirements of speed, efficiency and cost effectiveness. It is also responsible for liaison with Government counterparts, Donors, NGOs and UN Agencies.

Background Information - Job-specific

UNOPS is the Fund Manager for the Three Millennium Development Goal (3MDG) Fund, a US $271 million dollar multi donor fund supported by Australia, Denmark, the European Union, Sweden, Switzerland, the United Kingdom and the USA. The Fund was established in 2012 to provide support for health needs in Myanmar.

The three components of the 3MDG Fund, and their objectives are:

  1. Maternal, Newborn and Child Health care -  Increasing the availability and accessibility of essential services;
  2. HIV, TB and Malaria -- Support for specific interventions for populations and areas not supported by the Global Fund;
  3. Health systems strengthening -- Support complementary health systems strengthening activities at national and sub-national levels to help develop a more effective and responsive health system.

The detailed programme description is outlined in 3MDG Fund Description of Action, available on the website. 

Functional Responsibilities

This role represents an exciting opportunity to work in a large multi-donor trust fund, contributing to the 3MDG’s Performance Management team, working closely with diverse stakeholders, and assisting the government in strengthening the health care system.

Under overall supervision of the 3MDG Fund Director, the Head of Programme, and the direct supervision of the Health Systems Strengthening (HSS) Specialist and in accordance with UNOPS policies, procedures and practices, the incumbent’s duties will include:

Grant Management: 

  • Support on-going HSS grant management. Activities include review of implementing partners' workplans, log frames, technical reports, financial reports, and budgets.
  • In collaboration with the Program Support Unit (PSU) ensure that the grant database is up-to-date and that program reports and resources are well-organized (electronic and hard copies).
  • For new investments, support the team with development of Terms of References (ToRs) and selection of candidates and/or grantees.
Health Systems Strengthening Strategic Investment: 
  • In collaboration with members of the team, ensure investments in HSS are in-line with MOH priorities as well with 3MDG Fund policies.
  • Document best practices and lessons learned on selected elements of HSS investment. 
  • Serve as resource person on components of HSS. Liaise with in-country and international experts to further knowledge on selected topics.
Communication, Knowledge Sharing, and Knowledge Generation: 
  • On an as-requested basis, undertake literature review and assist with aspects of operational research. 
  • Facilitate dissemination of information and reports to internal and external stakeholders.
  • Develop and facilitate HSS knowledge sharing platform with 3MDG implementing partners, development partners, community based organizations, and other stakeholders.
Undertake other duties that may be assigned by HSS Specialist.

Education/Experience/Language requirements

A. Education
  • Master’s degree in health, public health, social science, or other related field (Additional two years of work experience with a Bachelor’s Degree in lieu as equivalent).

B. Work Experience

  • A minimum 2 years of progressively responsible experience in programme design, management, administration, and monitoring and evaluation in combination with a Master’s degree, or a minimum 4 years of relevant experience in the provision or management of health, programmes, programme design, management, administration, and monitoring and evaluation with a Bachelor Degree.
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision in a complex environment is required.
  • Previous successful involvement with, and knowledge of MOH, NGO and civil society is an asset;
  • Willingness to travel frequently for meetings and field visits;
  • Excellent writing and analytical skills;    

C. Language

  • Fluency in both written and spoken English and Myanmar is required.        


  • Excellent writing and presentation skills
  • Working knowledge of health systems strengthening building blocks
  • Actively works towards continuing personal learning and development in one or more practice areas, acts on learning plan and applies newly acquired skills;
  • Ability to manage complex projects, from inception to close-out.
Contract type, level and duration

Contract type: Local Individual Contractor Agreement
Contract level: LICA 9
Contract duration: One year, renewable subject to performance and budget

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

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 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.

This vacancy is closed.