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.
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.
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:
The detailed programme description
is outlined in 3MDG Fund Description of Action, available on the www.3MDG.org
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:
B. Work Experience
Fluency in both written and spoken English and Myanmar is required.
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.