UNOPS supports the
successful implementation of its partners’ peacebuilding, humanitarian and
development projects around the world. Our 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
Working in some of
the world’s most challenging environments, our vision is to advance sustainable
implementation practices, always satisfying or surpassing our partners’
With over 7,000
personnel spread across 80 countries, UNOPS offers its partners the logistical,
technical and management knowledge they need, wherever they need it.
structure and global reach means that we can quickly respond to our partners'
needs, while offering the benefits of economies of scale.
UNOPS Myanmar office develops, supports and oversees UNOPS portfolio of
projects in Myanmar which focus on post-disaster recovery, health programmes
and food security.
Myanmar is under the UNOPS Asia 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
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.
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.
is the Fund Manager (FMO) for the Livelihoods and Food Security Trust Fund
(LIFT) in Myanmar. LIFT is a multi-donor fund (2010 – 2018) to address food
insecurity and income poverty in Myanmar. The donors to LIFT are Australia,
Denmark, the European Union, France, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, the
Netherlands, New Zealand, Sweden, Switzerland, the United Kingdom and the
United States. From the private sector, the Mitsubishi Corporation is
also a donor.
overall goal of LIFT is to sustainably reduce the number of people living in
poverty and hunger. LIFT’s purpose is to increase the incomes and nutrition
status of poor rural people by means of interventions that increase income,
food availability, utilization and stability of access to food. Its designated
outcomes are in income, resilience, nutrition, and pro-poor policy
works with and through support to implementing partners (IPs) such as international
NGOs, national NGOs, United Nations agencies, international organisations
(CGIAR, IFIs), academic and research institutions and the Government of
Myanmar. LIFT is currently funding projects at Union level and in Ayeyarwaddy
Delta, Dry Zone and Chin, Kachin, Shan, and Rakhine states.
Fund Management Office, which is based at UNOPS in Yangon, has delegated
authority for the management of LIFT under the rules and regulations of UNOPS,
and in accordance with the strategy approved by the Fund Board. Read more about
LIFT on www.lift-fund.org.
Purpose and Scope of Assignment
Fund Manager Office (FMO) implements its projects through different programmes,
such as the Dry one, Delta, Uplands etc. Potential partners submit proposals
either through open or closed call for proposals. Once selected, the successful
organizations sign a grant agreement with LIFT.
requires ad hoc support advising on various nutrition related topics for the
planning, implementation and monitoring of the LIFT programmes and projects. The
Nutrition Specialist will work on following tasks:
1. Review of
proposals in relation to the nutrition component
a) Assess activities proposed in regards to their
coherence with the other components and relevance to LIFT nutrition approach
b) Prepare reviews of proposals listing strengths and
weaknesses of the proposals in relation to nutrition, and propose recommendations on how
to improve the proposals to make them more relevant.
c) Meet with LIFT staff and IPs to discuss findings when
2. Provide advice on nutrition related questions in
regard to LIFT strategy and implementation.
2. Methodology and Deliverables
The retainer will be receiving a task note each time a requirement is identified. The Task note will specify the dates, duration and deliverables.
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.
Applicants are requested to: