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Design, Monitoring & Evaluation Coordinator, Myanmar

The D,M&E Coordinator works closely with the Country Director (CD) and Deputy Director of Programs (DDP) to ensure appropriately designed programs, quality funding applications and the M&E strategy implementation, assuring good project cycle management with robust and common monitoring & evaluation systems used across the country program portfolio. The D,M&E Coordinator ensures that the cross-cutting issues and learning and accountability to beneficiaries are addressed in monitoring & evaluation plans.

The D,M&E Coordinator will work closely with sector technical coordinators, Grants Manager as well as HQ based TU staff, specifically the Business Development Unit. The D,M&E Coordinator reports to the Deputy Director of Programs (DDP) and supervises the M&E team and Grants Manager and Program Fellow.

Main tasks and duties: Program Design & Proposal Development:

  • Lead proposal development initiatives in close collaboration with technical staff, DDP, and Grants Manager. Serve as writer for key proposals (writing to be shared on case by case basis with DDP and Grants Manager) in accordance with the country program's BD plans , ensuring that IRC's Program Framework, Strategic Planning goals, and DM&E guidelines are incorporated;
  • Lead/Support the design and implementation of comprehensive and appropriate contextual analysis and needs assessments/data collection as necessary to feed into project designs;
  • Lead/Support the development of strong data collection and monitoring & evaluation plans within each program and proposal. This includes ensuring that logical frameworks are developed using appropriate, realistic and measurable indicators with technical input from program staff;
  • Monitor major donor trends (policies, strategic directions, etc.) and funding opportunities through regular research and monitoring of information on relevant websites and/or other sources;
  • Support growth of country program into new sectors (ie protection, WPE, governance, etc) by liaising and collaborating with respective TUs on program design, including researching context, gaps, needs assessments, etc.

Monitoring & Evaluation:

  • Build capacity of the country program for improved M&E, including supervision and growth of the M&E department. With the M&E team:
  • Lead M&E capacity development processes including identifying capacity-building needs and providing/facilitating training and other capacity building activities to staff and partners, working with technical advisors and department heads;
  • Ensure robust, country-wide consistent M&E systems are put in place and implemented by program teams and all staff. Collaborate with technical managers/coordinators and DDP to refine common approaches and tools for monitoring and evaluation of program implementation. Highlight the importance of streamlined systems that inform program quality improvement and meaningful reporting;
  • Provide M&E technical support to IRC teams. Ensure efficient systems in place for program staff to collect and compile relevant and concise information for routine project reports and occasional special reports as required;
  • Support program teams in analyzing and interpreting M&E data;
  • Support program teams to document lessons learnt and its incorporation in current and new programs and projects;
  • Work with and oversee GM in preparation of consolidated reports including concise narratives and relevant tables and/or graphs that capture progress against indicators and provide both management and donors with accurate and user-friendly information;
  • Contribute to a cultural change of the Country Office in terms of being results-oriented and better equipped to achieve, measure and report meaningful results.
  • Identify M&E findings that can contribute to advocacy to donors, government, etc about best practice, lessons learned, to inform donor policy, donor trends and funding mechanisms.

Accountability:

  • Work with various focal points/colleagues with Myanmar (ie 3MDG, CARE M&E Team, LNGO working group on MEAL, HAP working group, etc) and within IRC (REL, GnR, etc) to help IRC Myanmar develop better standards/practice of accountability;
  • Actively seek opportunities to influence/help shape IRC's global accountability framework using IRC Myanmar as evidence/case studies.

Research & Advocacy:

  • Ensure that research is accurately and meaningfully reported;
  • Support development of key advocacy and evidence-based position papers for targeted publication/dissemination;

Staff management:

  • Supervise the Grants Manager;
  • Supervise M&E team (composition TBD)
  • Supervise Program Fellow

Requirements

  • Masters degree in related field;
  • 3-5 years programming experience in humanitarian and development context, with a specific focus on M&E;
  • Demonstrated understanding of project design, management and implementation processes and proposal development experience;
  • Proven experience in development of M&E systems and tools for large scale programs;
  • Highly developed analytical and communication skills, including excellent oral and written English communication skills;
  • Proven experience in training and capacity-building of staff;
  • Demonstrated interpersonal skills, sound judgment, planning, team building and facilitating skills.
  • Competence in using information technology including experience with word-processing, spreadsheets and database software;
  • Interest in sharing professional skills as well as learning from others;
  • Willingness and capacity to work and travel in Myanmar;
  • Proven track record of quality performance in highly pressured environments;
  • A good sense of humor.
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Chief of Party Burma, Burma
Closing date: Wednesday, 2 July 2014

Chemonics seeks a chief of party for the anticipated USAID Accountable 2 All (A2A): Strengthening Civil Society and Media project in Burma. A2A will support a broad range of civil society and media actors as they engage with each other, the people of Burma, and their government to strengthen and deepen democratic reforms. We are looking for individuals who have a passion for making a difference in the lives of people around the world.

Responsibilities include:

  • Provide overall technical direction for the project
  • Lead and guide project staff managing technical activities
  • Collaborate with senior USAID in-country staff and Chemonics field- and home-office staff
  • Manage and oversee reporting and communication of project progress
  • Assess program capabilities, practices, initiatives, and activities in relation to wider USAID strategic objectives and ensure targets are achieved

Qualifications:

  • Advanced degree in a relevant field
  • Minimum 15 years of progressively responsible international expertise managing similar programs
  • Technical expertise in civil society and the media sector
  • Ability to work with a broad range of counterparts and lead multidisciplinary teams
  • Experience in Southeast Asia preferred
  • Strong written and oral communication skills in English
  • Demonstrated leadership, versatility, and integrity

Application Instructions:

Send electronic submissions to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. b y July 2, 2014 . Please include the name of the position in the subject line. No telephone inquiries, please. Finalists will be contacted.

In addition, please download and complete Chemonics' equal employment opportunity self-identification form and submit it separately to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with only 'Burma A2A Chie of Party' in the subject line. If you prefer not to disclose your sex, race, or ethnicity, you may check 'I do not wish to complete the information requested.' Thank you for completing the form and supporting our equal employment opportunity reporting requirements.

Chemonics is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and does not discriminate in its selection and employment practices. All qualified applicants will received consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, disability, or protected veteran status, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, or other non-merit factors.

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Myanmar military 'tortures civilians' - human rights group

YANGON (Reuters) - Myanmar security forces "systematically" torture civilians in conflict-racked Kachin state, a rights group said on Monday, the third anniversary of renewed fighting between government forces ethnic minority insurgents in the northern state.

The Bangkok-based Fortify Rights group said it interviewed 78 survivors and witnesses of torture perpetrated by Myanmar's army, police and military intelligence agency.

Victims reported abuses that included stabbings, beatings and having wire tied around their necks.

"The torture and the abuses taking place right now in Kachin state constitute war crimes and crimes against humanity and very little is being done to stop it," Matthew Smith, the group's executive director, said in an interview.

Myanmar's government has been battling autonomy-seeking ethnic-minority guerrillas since shortly after the country, also known as Burma, gained independence from Britain in 1948.

For decades under military rule, the rebels and civilians in ethnic minority areas accused the army of carrying out abuses, often as part of a strategy to deprive the guerrillas of civilian support.

The government and the army dismissed such accusations. Government spokesman Ye Htut could not be reached for comment On the latest report.

Such charges since Myanmar embarked on sweeping reforms in 2011 have raised fears that the army is less committed to change than the semi-civilian government that took power that year after five decades of military rule.

Fortify Rights said in its report torture was most often carried out by government soldiers attempting to extract information from Kachin civilians about the strength and movement of Kachin Independence Army (KIA) fighters.

The United Nations says more than 100,000 people have been displaced since fighting between the KIA and the government erupted on June 8, 2011, ending a 17-year ceasefire.

One of those displaced was Jay Ya, a 32 year-old teacher.

Speaking at a Baptist church in the main city of Yangon, Jay Ya said she had lost her youngest child while fleeing from her home when her village was attacked at that time.

Jay Ya, who was pregnant at the time, said she had fled with her two children but her young boy drowned as they were crossing a fast-flowing river.

"I couldn't hold onto my child and he was washed away," she said. Many Kachin people are Christian. Most of Myanmar's 60 million people are Buddhist.

'NO TRUST'

The accusations of torture come as the government attempts to forge a national ceasefire with 16 ethnic-minority guerrilla forces. Only the KIA and the Ta'ang National Liberation Army have not signed separate pacts.

Successful negotiations would bolster the reformist credentials of the semi-civilian government.

The negotiations have shown little progress, partly due to mistrust of the government, according to Khon Ja, a coordinator with the Kachin Peace Network civil society group. She said the military ignored a Dec. 10, 2011, order by President Thein Sein to cease its offensive against the KIA.

"The president takes no action if his commands are not implemented," she said. "That's why we cannot trust Thein Sein."

Khon Ja pointed to another major sticking point: the ethnic minority groups want a federal system with autonomy for the ethnic-based states.

At the latest round of talks in Yangon in May, military representatives agreed to put to the government a proposal from the minority groups for the term "federal system" to be included in the national ceasefire pact.

But one analyst said he doubted it would mean much in practice.

"It's better than nothing, but in order to introduce a federal system they would have to write an entirely new constitution and that's not likely to happen," Bertil Lintner, an author of several books on Myanmar, told Reuters at the time.

Smith of Fortify Rights said the abuses documented in the 71-page report were undermining the peace effort. He said his researchers had found no evidence of torture by the KIA, although there are allegations the group recruits child soldiers.

(Editing by Robert Birsel)

Source: http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/06/09/us-myanmar-rights-idUSKBN0EK0XR20140609

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Sweden opens first embassy in Myanmar

Sweden opened its first embassy office in Burma on June 6. The two countries have had relations since 1955, but Swedish officials previously worked with their Burmese counterparts while based at an embassy over the border in Thailand.Flag-Pins-Myanmar-Sweden

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Arakanese monks assembled in Sittwe

Arakanese monks assembled in Sittwe

Nearly 70 Arakanese Buddhists  monks from different parts of Arakan State of Burma have gathered in Sittwe for a two day convention starting from Tuesday.

Held in Myo Ma Monastery in the Arakanese capital city, the participants of the meeting discussed various issues relating to Arakan on the first day  on June 3.

U San Daw Batha, a monk leader of northern Arakan informed that the monks from 17 townships of the State gathered in Sittwe and expressed their opinions without trepidations.

“We want to know their opinions to adopt future plans for various Arakanese affairs. This is a primary reason for which the convention is being organized here (Sittwe),” said U San Daw Batha.

The meeting signifies importance as it is held after the sectarian violence that broke out in Arakan two years back. Moreover the meeting is understandably sponsored by a new found monks’ body involving Arakanese monks in their mission for a disciplined life.

The organization surfaced soon after the sectarian violence in 2012 where the Arakanese Buddhists and Muslim settlers, originally from Bangladesh, fought each other.

The meeting continues till Wednesday evening, where some concrete resolutions are expected to be adopted by the participants in regards to various Arakanese crisis and their probable solutions.

Source: http://narinjara.com/index.php/arakanese-monks-assembled-in-sittwe/

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INTERNATIONAL PARLIAMENTARY COMMITTEE SPECIALIST, Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar
Closing date: Saturday, 7 June 2014

INTERNATIONAL PARLIAMENTARY COMMITTEE SPECIALIST

Location : Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar

Application Deadline : 16-Jun-14

Additional Category Democratic Governance

Type of Contract : Individual Contract

Post Level : International Consultant

Languages Required : English

Expected Duration of Assignment : 85 days, June-December 2014

Background

Background on the Myanmar Legislature

The Constitution of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar (the Constitution) came into force in 2008. Chapter 4 of the Constitution establishes the Union Legislature or Pyidaungsu Hluttaw comprising two Hluttaws that are generally equal in status.

v the Pyithu Hluttaw (People's Assembly) formed with representatives elected on the basis of township as well as population and representatives being the Defence Services Personnel nominated by the Commander-in-Chief of the Defence Services. Section 109 provides that the Pyithu Hluttaw will have a maximum of 440 representatives with not more than 330 elected representatives and 110 nominated, as prescribed above.v the Amyotha Hluttaw (Nationalities Assembly) formed with representatives elected in equal numbers from Regions and States and representatives being the Defence Services Personnel nominated by the Commander-in-Chief of the Defence Services. Section 141 provides that the Amyotha Hluttaw will have a maximum of 224 representatives with 168 representatives elected in an equal number of 12 representatives from each Region or State inclusive of relevant Union territories and 1 representative from each Self-Administered Division or Self-Administered Zone and 56 nominated, as prescribed above.The term of the Union Hluttaw is 5 years from the day of the first session of the Pyithu Hluttaw. The current term expires in late 2015.

Background on UNDP Myanmar Programme

In April 2013, a new three year UNDP Myanmar Country Action Plan (CPAP) was signed between the Government of Myanmar and UNDP. This CPAP presented a change in the way that UNDP worked in Myanmar.

Previously UNDP was working under a restricted mandate and the new CPAP shifted UNDP from a programme focused on human development at the community level to a new programme with three pillars covering:

(i) Local Governance;

(ii) Climate Change, Environment, Energy and Disaster Risk Reduction; and

(iii) Democratic Governance.

The Pillar 3 covering Democratic Governance in turn contains four areas of complementary work:

(a) Development Effectiveness;

(b) Parliamentary Strengthening;

(c) Access to justice and (d) Public Administration.

The Parliament Strengthening work started in April 2013. Together with the International Parliamentary Union (IPU), UNDP has engaged with the Union Assembly of Myanmar to identify areas where the capacity of the Union Assembly can be built in order for it to effectively discharge its constitutional mandate. Based on a series of assessment missions and discussions with senior political leaders in both the Pyithu Hluttaw and the Amyotha Hluttaw, UNDP and the IPU has develop a parliamentary strengthening component which includes a long-term, multi-faceted approach to capacity building. It covers capacity building for the Parliamentarians, the Parliamentary Administration as well as for the Regional/ State Parliaments. This assignment mainly contributes to the capacity building for the parliamentary committees.

Programme Activities in 2014

The Programme is currently supporting the Parliament in developing a strategic plan. This includes capacity building on the process of developing the strategic direction of the Parliament as well as the process of managing change. Another important element of the strategic plan to allow the Parliament to manage and prioritize development activities and ensure that they are effectively coordinated.

The Programme was requested to provide support in training existing staff and the large number of new staff who will be recruited throughout 2014 and 2015. A plan for developing a Learning Centre within the parliament has been approved and implementation has commenced. The initial focus of the Learning Centre will be the training of the parliamentary secretariat staff, but it will progressively increase its focus on providing capacity building programs to MP's. Longer term, the Learning Centre is expected to expand to include a focus on outreach including capacity building for staff and MPs of the Regional Parliaments, government officers, media and NGOs/INGOs and civil society groups.

An ICT plan has been developed and implementation of this plan has started. There will be some support for ICT infrastructure and strengthening of information management as well as capacity building and training on computer skills, ICT support and information management.

Management training started in 2013 and is continuing in 2014. The training has included both mid-level managers as well as executive managers. The management training has strong linkages with the work around strategic planning and change management.

There is also a strong demand by Committee Chairs, committee members and committee staff for capacity building initiatives to improve committee effectiveness. In response the program is delivered and is developing new capacity building programs with a number of committees including the PAC and the Bills Committees, which are both, established under the Constitution. It is important, however to broaden this support to the large number of Ad Hoc (portfolio/subject) committees. This consultancy will be responsible for developing and implementing an effective and coordinated programme of committee training. It is also expected that the consultant will provide leadership and support in the area of strategic planning for committees.

Duties and Responsibilities

Expected Outcome:

  • Parliamentarians and key staff of parliamentary committees have better understanding of the role and responsibilities in regards to representation, lawmaking and oversight.

Expected Outputs: As part of the assignment the incumbent are responsible to:

  • A base line and needs assessment methodology, for monitoring and evaluation purposes which is used to tailor capacity building initiatives, curriculum design and teaching materials for a minimum of 6 committees.
  • A curriculum for capacity building with the Members and staff of the committees of the Hluttaw including teaching and self learning materials;
  • Develop committee work plans for relevant committees and link work planning to the work of developing a departmental strategic plan;
  • Incorporation specific thematic issues as identified in the training programme and coordinate with relevant UN agencies;
  • Incorporation of national specialists and Hluttaw managers into the teaching programme to maximize learning outcomes and program sustainability;
  • Identify relevant participation of parliamentarians and staff from other parliaments in the teaching programme;
  • Material and knowledge products developed according to the needs identified during the assessment and delivery of training and also as an outcome of input from other UN agencies, development partners and specialists working for the parliamentary support programme;
  • Improved coordination and processes between the Executive, the Attorney General's Office and parliamentary committees in regards to lawmaking;
  • Training programme and curriculum incorporated into the newly established learning center for staff and parliamentarians.

Duties and Responsibilities: Under the supervision of the Parliamentary Programme Specialist the consultant will be responsible for:

  • Working with parliamentary committee Chairs, members and staff, in identifying areas of support and developing capacity building programmes that respond to identified needs;
  • Develop training and curriculum modules and lead the delivery of that training. Identify international and national specialists to assist in supporting the training program as necessary.
  • Work closely with, and mentor secretariat staff and design and pilot a train the trainers programme for committee staff within the Learning Centre;
  • Advise and facilitate coordination with other bilateral institutions who provide support to the parliamentary committees;
  • Coordinate with other UNDP/IPU programme initiatives to ensure that programmes successes in areas such as research support and ICT are integrated into the support for parliamentary committees;
  • Facilitate inclusion of other UN agencies and development partners in strengthening the work of committees where they have technical expertise and mandate on specific issues relevant to the committees;
  • Prepare mission reports and provide advice on current and future programming;
  • Coordinate with the Programme Specialist as well as other consultants in preparing knowledge products relevant to the work and functions of the parliamentary committees;
  • Provide consultation and advice on international parliamentary committee best practice and support the development of effectiveness committee inquiries which include open public hearings with key stakeholders;
  • Identify and prepare innovative programming to be implemented in line with the Parliamentary Support Programme.

Risks and Contingencies

Myanmar is in the middle of transformation and reform processes'. The county is developing in a challenging and multifaceted context both politically, ethnically and religiously. Some of these challenges are already surfacing and these might cause unforeseen challenges which will influence the implementation of the activities of the programme and ultimately the deliverables of the consultant. In such unforeseen cases the deliverables of the consultant will have to be adjusted and if necessary changed. These could include more focus on developing knowledge products and reports based on desk review. There is also the possibility that responsibilities could be changed to work on activities related to the sub-national parliaments if the situation at the Union Parliament do not allow for implementation of activities.

Institutional Arrangment:

  • The consultant will be reporting to the Programme Specialist of the Parliamentary Support Programme who will be responsible for approving the deliverables;
  • Reports and deliverables are expected to be completed after each mission within 2 weeks;
  • The consultant will be mainly working with the Union Parliament, but will also seek to establish contact with national experts, academia and CSOs. There might also be requests for participating in events organized by the Sub-national Parliamentary Expert when this is possible and time allows, especially in regards to supporting strengthening the network for transfer of knowledge and experience between the parliaments at all levels.
  • Administrative support and interpretation when needed will be provided;
  • The consultant will be responsible for organizing travel to and from Myanmar and for accommodation. UNDP will provide support for booking domestic travel accommodation in Myanmar, but consultant will have to make the payment. The consultant will be provided mobile phone and sim card for use in Myanmar until this is easily accessible (expected from August), but will be responsible for the cost of the calls. The consultant will be responsible for organizing his/her own transport in Yangon, but UNDP will provide work related transportation in NPT. UNDP will provide support for applying visa, but the consultant will bear all costs for collecting the visa at embassy of choice or for visa on arrival.

Duration of the Work and Duty Station

The consultancy is for 85 days, June to December 2014, which of 60 days in Myanmar and 25 days home based. The consultancy is expected to be carried out over three missions, each to last for approximately 20 days. The missions will have to take place when the Union Parliament of Myanmar is in session, which is expected to be June-July, September and November-December. The dates are not set and will have to be confirmed later. The consultant is expected to be mainly based in Nay Pyi Taw with 6 days in total in Yangon (1 day at the beginning of each mission and 1 day at the end).

For more detail visit following links

http://www.mm.undp.org/content/myanmar/en/home/operations/procurement.html

http://procurement-notices.undp.org/view_notice.cfm?notice_id=16133

Competencies

Core Competencies:

  • Demonstrates Integrity by modeling the UN's values and ethical standards;
  • Displays cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability;
  • Promotes the vision, mission, and strategic goals of UNDP.

Functional Competencies:

  • Ability to consolidate information from multiple sources;
  • Able to prepare strategic information for decision makers;
  • Ability to advance and provide timely advise;
  • Ability to identify issues and to use sound judgment in applying technical expertise to resolve a wide range of problems; and
  • Ability to work under extreme pressure in a highly stressful environment;
  • Developing People/Coaching and Mentoring & Fostering Innovation and Empowerment;
  • Self-Management/Emotional Intelligence;
  • Excellent communication skill, including the ability to write in a clear and concise manner;
  • Excellent negotiation skills;
  • Appropriate and transparent decision making;
  • Analytical and strategic thinking and results orientation/commitment to excellence; and
  • Knowledge sharing/continuous learning.

Required Skills and Experience

Education:

  • Advanced university degree in law, social sciences, International development, Economics, law, human rights, peace studies.

Experience:

  • Specialization in democratic institutions with focus on parliamentary strengthening support;
  • 10 years of increasingly responsible relevant professional experience, including experience in parliamentary development or in a parliament. Experience working with sub-national parliaments is an advantage;
  • 5 years of experience working in developing and/or transition countries;
  • Knowledge and experience of working in Myanmar is an advantage;
  • Knowledge of law making, including relevant international human rights standards;
  • Experience in development and conduct of training for parliamentarians;
  • Prior experience in the UN system is an added advantage.

Language:

  • Full working knowledge of English, including excellent writing skills.
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Nutrition Specialist, Yangon
Closing date: Tuesday, 17 June 2014

 

Purpose of the Position

Under the guidance of the Chief, Young Child Survival and Development (15302), the incumbent will be accountable for formulation, design, planning, implementing, monitoring and evaluation of Nutrition project(s) to ensure overall efficiency and effectiveness of the project management, delivery and accomplishment of project goals and objectives.

Leading a nutrition team within the YCSD programme, she/he will also be accountable for ensuring that all aspects of the Nutrition project/programme promote gender equality, and for collaborating to mainstream key features across all related sectors of the country programme.

Key Expected Results

  • Timely sectoral analysis, input, support and collaboration to the Situation Analysis and its periodic update made for effective project planning, development and management.
  • Knowledge management effectively promoted through drafting/finalizing key Nutrition sectoral programme documents and reports, sharing good practice, lessons learned, and ensuring knowledge/information exchange.
  • Quality of rights-based, gender-sensitive Nutrition projects/programmes effectively promoted, and coherence, synergy and value added to project management process through results-based management.
  • Sectoral and inter-sectoral work plan and activities formulated, implemented and monitored, ensuring alignment with the defined YCSD programme strategies and approaches, with special attention to gender/sex disaggregated data or relevant indicators.
  • Project delivery, evaluation and reporting carried out efficiently, rigorously and transparently in compliance with the established guidelines and procedures.
  • UNICEF's global goals effectively promoted through technical leadership, advocacy and policy dialogue in the Nutrition sector.
  • Proper and timely UNICEF and Government accountability ensured regarding supply and non-supply assistance as well as disbursement of programme funds for the Nutrition sector.
  • Effective communication and networking achieved through partnership and collaboration, including assistance to sectoral leadership of the Emergency Nutrition Sector/Cluster, while ensuring that gender-specific features and required issues are highlighted.

Qualifications of Successful Candidate

  • Advanced university degree in one of the disciplines relevant to the following areas: Public Health & Nutrition, Health Sciences, International Health & Nutrition, Public Health & Nutrition Policy and Management, Family Health & Nutrition, Nutritional Epidemiology, Health & Nutrition Education, Health & Nutrition Promotion and Disease Prevention or other relevant discipline(s).
  • Training in gender and in nutrition programmes that promote gender equality an asset.
  • Eight years of relevant professional work experience, including in developing countries.
  • Background/familiarity with Emergency is required.
  • Experience in monitoring gender inequalities and in programming interventions that reduce these inequalities an asset.

Competencies of Successful Candidate

  • Communicates effectively to varied audiences, including during formal public speaking.
  • Able to work effectively in a multi-cultural environment.
  • Sets high standards for quality of work and consistently achieves project goals.
  • Has good leadership and supervisory skills; co-ordinates group activities, ensuring that roles within the team are clear.
  • Translates strategic direction into plans and objectives.
  • Analyzes and integrates diverse and complex quantitative and qualitative data from a wide range of sources.
  • Quickly builds rapport with individuals and groups; maintains an effective network of individuals across organizational departments.
  • Identifies urgent and potentially difficult decisions and acts on them promptly; initiates and generates team- and department-wide activities.
  • Demonstrates, applies and shares expert technical knowledge across the organization.

UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages qualified female and male candidates from all national, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of our organisation.

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Planning Monitoring & Evaluation Specialist, Yangon, Myanmar
Closing date: Tuesday, 17 June 2014

Planning Monitoring & Evaluation Specialist, P4, Yangon, Myanmar

Vacancy No: E-VN-2014-001280

Duty Station: Yangon

Country: Myanmar

Region: EAPRO

Job Level: Position#: MAM14001

Application Close: 17-Jun-14

Contract Type: Long-term Staff (FT)

Purpose of the Position

The unprecedented socio-political transition in Myanmar offers new opportunities to promote the achievement of children's rights. UNICEF Myanmar is committed to strengthening results based management as the programme expands to build on the existing opportunities. UNICEF Myanmar is seeking a talented and innovative expert in planning monitoring and evaluation. The incumbent will lead UNICEF Myanmar's efforts in planning, monitoring and evaluation to and demonstrate sustainable results as part of accountability to key stakeholders. Equipped with the latest knowledge on Monitoring and Evaluation best practice, the post holder will need strong analytical skills and a proven ability to work with diverse teams in a complex fast-paced environment.

Key Expected Results

  • Programme Performance Monitoring. The planning function of the Country Office has quality information collected and disseminated with the participation of all concerned partners to assess progress towards expected annual and multi-year results.
  • Monitoring, Evaluation & Research Planning. The Country Office and national partners have a well-prioritised, realistic and collaboratively developed plan of research; monitoring and evaluation activities based on a clearly defined theory of change; that provides relevant and strategic information needed to manage the Country Programme including evidence on results achieved as a result of the partnership.
  • Evaluation: UNICEF-supported evaluations attain established UN quality standards, and the results are disseminated in a timely fashion to stakeholders for improving programme performance and contributing to national and corporate learning.
  • Evidence base on child disparity reduction: The evidence base on child disparity reduction is strengthened and used effectively to develop sound policy advice and sustained advocacy for child rights with partners.
  • Coordination and Networking. The UNICEF office is linked to the UN Country Team and wider UNICEF M&E developments in a way that both contributes to and benefits from organizational learning on effective M&E management.

Qualifications of Successful Candidate

  • Advanced university degree in social sciences, statistics, development, monitoring and evaluation or planning plus 8 years of relevant development context professional work experience; or an or an undergraduate degree plus at least 14 years of demonstrated professional experience in the field of monitoring and evaluation.
  • At least one instance of exposure to emergency programming, including preparedness planning.
  • Active involvement in a humanitarian crisis response programme preferred.
  • Fluency in English and another UN language.
  • Fluency in the national language of the duty station would be an asset.

Competencies of Successful Candidate

  • Has demonstrated expertise in applying the latest knowledge in planning , monitoring and evaluation.
  • Analyzes and integrates diverse and complex quantitative and qualitative data from a wide range of sources.
  • Sets, develops and revises organizational strategy and develops clear visions of the organization's future potential.
  • Consistently achieves high-level results, managing and delivering projects on-time and on-budget.
  • Provided others with clear direction, creating a motivating and empowering team environment.
  • Produces new ideas, approaches, or insights and creates innovative ways of problem-solving.
  • Keeps up to date with trends in own work area; identifying opportunities for advancing UNICEF's mission; and demonstrates a concern for cost-effectiveness.

UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages qualified female and male candidates from all national, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of our organisation.

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Project Officer (Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR)), Yangon, Myanmar

Closing date: Sunday, 6 April 2014

Classification:Official, UG

Type of Appointment:Special short-term, five months with possibility of extension

Estimated Start Date :As soon as possible

Closing Date :April 14, 2014

Reference Code:CFCV2014/13(O)-EXT

Established in 1951, IOM is the leading inter-governmental organization in the field of migration and works closely with governmental, intergovernmental and non-governmental partners. IOM is dedicated to promoting humane and orderly migration for the benefit of all. It does so by providing services and advice to governments and migrants.

Context:

Under the overall guidance of the Chief of Mission (CoM) and direct supervision of the Programme Manager (PM), the successful candidate will act as Project Officer on IOM's Community-Based Disaster Risk Reduction project in Southeast Myanmar. The successful candidate will be responsible to guide technical aspects of project implementation in Mon and Kayin States, with a focus on making high-quality inputs on all aspects of the CBDRR cycle and support for township disaster management planning, in particular on the participatory and technical elements of the programme. He/she will also be responsible in developing staff capacity across all functions related to CBDRR.

Only internal candidates holding SST ungraded contracts and external candidates will be considered for this vacancy. This is a direct recruitment and the successful candidate will be offered Special Short Term (Ungraded) contract. This is a request for Curricula /expression of interest for the position of Project Officer (Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR)). The envisaged length of service for this position is five (5) months with possibility of extension. Applications from qualified female candidates are especially encouraged.

Core Functions / Responsibilities:

  1. Provide technical inputs for the day-to-dayimplementation of IOM's Phase II CBDRRproject.
  2. Review the current methodology of the CBDRR cycle that IOM is implementing in the target villages, with a view to identifying weaknesses in the technical and participatory approaches of the project and developing solutions.
  3. Develop and deliver training in-house content for CBDRR staff based in South-East (SE) Myanmar on a regular basis, with the aim of developing skills among staff and improving the quality of technical/participatory approaches to all stages of the CBDRR cycle.
  4. Develop a monitoring and evaluation methodology for the project, and train staff.
  5. Document DRR challenges faced by IOM's target communities (specifically during the annual monsoon flooding), and develop ways in which these could be addressed through community-level trainings and improved Village DRR Plans to be delivered by the project.
  6. Improve the disaster response Standard Operating Procedures developed by IOM during Phase I of the project, and develop a methodology for IOM staff to work with communities to adapt these to their local situation and train them.
  7. Train staff to plan and organise mock drills at community level, including training for communities to regularly organize mock drills and evaluate them.
  8. Oversee the implementation of the Hlaingbwe Township Disaster Management Plan (TDMP), including ongoing technical inputs to be made by a consultant and the expenditure of the TDMP implementation support budget line.
  9. Draft quarterly project donor reports, in close coordination with the Programme Manager as well as other reports upon request.
  10. Coordinate with State-level DRR and DRM stakeholders operating in the area of disaster management including representatives of government agencies, humanitarian and development agencies and non-governmental organizations to ensure that IOM activities integrate effectively with other DRR programmes. Support close coordination with Government authorities in Mon and Kayin States.
  11. Represent IOM at national level DRR events, technical meetings and coordination forums, in coordination with the Programme Manager.
  12. Support the Programme Manager to develop concept notes and project proposals for new interventions in the area of DRR/DRM.
  13. Draft the final internal evaluation report for the project.
  14. Undertake duty travel in the field, as may be required.
  15. Perform such other duties as may be assigned.

Required Competencies:

Behavioural

  • Takes responsibility and manages constructive criticism;
  • Works effectively with all clients and stakeholders;
  • Promotes continuous learning; communicates clearly;
  • Takes initiative and drives high levels of performance management;
  • Plans work, anticipates risks, and sets goals within area of responsibility;
  • Displays mastery of subject matter;
  • Contributes to a collegial team environment;
  • Incorporates gender-related needs, perspectives, and concerns, and promotes equal gender participation;
  • Displays awareness of relevant technological solutions;
  • Works with internal and external stakeholders to meet resource needs of IOM.

Technical

  • Works effectively in high-pressure, rapidly changing environments;
  • Coordinates actions with emergency response actors and making use of coordination structures;
  • Supports adequate levels of information sharing between internal units, cluster partners, IOM and other emergency response actors.

Required Qualifications and Experience

Education

  • Master's degree in political or social science, business administration, international relations or a related field with two years of relevant professional experience; or
  • University degree in the above field with four y ears of relevant professional experience.

Experience

  • Experience in institutional strengthening, capacity building and the provision of advisory support in the public sector in a developing country context;
  • Experience in disaster risk reduction at community level (CBDRR) with particular focus on the strengthening the capacities of local communities;
  • Knowledge of project implementation and management;
  • High level of computer literacy.

Languages

Fluency in English is required.

How to apply:

Interested candidates are invited to submit their applications via PRISM, IOM e-Recruitment system, by April 14, 2014 at the latest, referring to this advertisement. For further information, please refer to: http://www.iom.int/cms/en/sites/iom/home/about-iom-1/recruitment/how-to-apply.html In order for an application to be considered valid, IOM only accepts online profiles duly filled in and submitted with a cover letter not more than one page specifying the motivation for applications. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. You can track the progress of your application in your personal application page in the IOM e-recruitment system.

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Short term expert Myanmar, Yangon

Closing date: Friday, 4 April 2014

Reference number (to be quoted in all your communications): 14

Office location: Myanmar, Yangon

Type of office: Country Office

Position: Short term expert

Deadline for application: 14 April 2014

Start date: 1st May 2014

Job Description:

In order to facilitate and to maximise the impact of the humanitarian operations financed by the Commission in Myanmar, the expert will be recruited as short-term expert for a period of 6 months by the European Commission's Directorate General for Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection – ECHO. The short term expert will be part of ECHO's team for Myanmar, based in Yangon, Myanmar.

The expert will carry out regular missions to identify and assess humanitarian needs and to monitor programs in the country.

Qualification requirements:

Language: excellent command of English.

Previous experience with DG ECHO is required. The candidate should have at least 10 years professional experience in delivering humanitarian assistance in the following domain: Management of multi-sectoral Humanitarian Assistance. Experience in the region would be an asset.

Apply:

Interested candidates should send their application to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.:

Subject of the message: 14 - Short term expert – Myanmar, Yangon

With the following information: Forename: Surname: E- mail: Phone number(s): ID application number (DG ECHO database 'Individual Experts Online'): Available from (dd/mm/yyyy):

Documents to be attached: - Curriculum Vitae - Motivation Letter Please note that only candidates registered in the DG ECHO Individual Experts database can apply.

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Telecom giants dominate Myanmar

Published: 6 Apr 2014 at 17.03

YANGON - Telecom giants from Norway and Qatar, two countries with few historical bonds to Myanmar, are poised to play pivotal roles in the impoverished nation's economic development.

On Jan 30, Norway's Telenor Group and Qatar's Ooredoo Group signed the final licences to build and operate 2G and 3G mobile phone services in the country after they beat 89 other contestants for the 15-year concessions granted in June.

Both firms are majority state-owned in their respective countries.

The bid was generally deemed to have been carried out professionally and transparently.

"I think the president decided that this was going to be a showcase," said Sigve Brekke, the Bangkok-based chief executive of Telenor Asia.

The government organised the competitive bid using the world's best standards, with guidance from the World Bank and Roland Berger Strategy Consultants, a German consultant firm.

Myanmar President Thein Sein, who has been pushing through political and economic reforms since coming to power in March 2011, may have had the 2015 general election in mind with the bid.

"From a political point of view, to provide people with telecommunications is a visible sign that something has changed," said Mr Brekke.

Ooredoo and Telenor are now racing to do just that.

Ooredoo Myanmar, the newest addition to the Ooredoo Group that currently operates mobile services in Qatar, Indonesia, Kuwait, Algeria, Tunisia and Oman, has promises to start offering 3G mobile services by July.

The firm has already sponsored several sporting events including the Ooredoo Cup this month with the Myanmar Football Federation.

Billboards advertising Ooredoo are on display in Yangon and in the countryside, and the company has partnered with the Cherie Blair Foundation for Women to train 30,000 women as mobile retail agents.

Telenor Myanmar, which expects to launch its services by September, has set up an office in Yangon and is in the process of hiring 1,000 staff, but is behind Ooredoo in the publicity campaign.

Some observers suspect Ooredoo may be overcompensating for its Qatar roots in predominately Buddhist Myanmar where anti-Muslim sentiments have been on the rise.

Their suspicions may be justified.

"Speaking honestly, I will not use Ooredoo SIM cards because I don't trust them, and it's my right to use or not to use them," said Pyin Nyar Wara, a Buddhist monk linked to the 969 movement that discourages Buddhists from using Muslim shops.

Working in the favour of both Ooredoo and Telenor will be lingering resentment against the existing government-run mobile services that have monopolised the market for two decades and were both expensive and difficult to obtain.

There are currently fewer than 5 million SIM card holders in Myanmar, a country of 60 million people. In 2010, a SIM card cost about US$500, and permission was required to buy one under previous junta rule.

"Myanmar people have suffered a sense of injustice from the government's telecommunication services for decades," said Than Oo, a retired official at the Communications Ministry.

"They hope these foreign companies can kick out the Myanmar Post and Telecommunication and Yatanapon Telecommunication, but I think these foreign firms may face some troubles in the future with our by-laws, that will benefit the existing firms," he said.

Both Ooredoo and Telenor plan to offer low cost voice and data services aimed at the rural population such as information for farmers on crop prices and weather, health advice, educational programs and financial services such as bill payments.

Telenor, which started in the Asian market 16 years ago in Bangladesh, acknowledged that Myanmar offers unusual challenges.

The company, which has promised to invest $1 billion in Myanmar and cover 90 per cent of the population within five years, is targeting an average usage per customer per month of around $1.50, small by any standard.

It is confident they can make its money back within three years.

"We can make a profit," Mr Brekke said. "The only way you can make business in a country like Myanmar is you build from scale. We are already making money off this model in Bangladesh, India and Pakistan."

Myanmar's land laws and infrastructure pose the most immediate obstacles.

Unclear title deeds and land disputes are expected to slow the construction of telecom towers. Lack of electricity for those towers, in a country where only 30% of the population are on the grid, is another challenge.

"We know this is going to be harder than what we have ever experienced," Mr Brekke said. "We also know that we are going to have the world looking over our shoulders."

Source: http://www.bangkokpost.com/breakingnews/403727/telecom-giants-pioneer-myanmar-market

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Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist, Yangon
Closing date: Sunday, 30 March 2014

Vacancy code VA/2014/B5506/4890

Position title M&E Specialist, Multiple positions

Level ICS-12

Department/office AEMO, Myanmar

Duty station Yangon, Myanmar

Contract type International ICA

Contract level IICA-3

Duration 2 Years (retainer)

Application period 17-Mar-2014 to 31-Mar-2014 Print

United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity

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

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.

UNOPS Myanmar ensures that synergies between programmes and projects are effectively developed. UNOPS is also expanding its infrastructure and procurement services in Myanmar. 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).

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 and UN Agencies.

Background Information - Job-specific

The Livelihood and Food Security Trust Fund (LIFT) is a multi-donor fund that aims to address food insecurity and income poverty in Myanmar. The Donor Consortium of LIFT comprises Australia, Denmark, the European Community, France, Ireland, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Sweden, Switzerland, the United Kingdom and the United States. LIFT was established in 2009. It will remain operational until the end of 2018. UNOPS was selected by the donors as the LIFT fund manager and has established a Fund Management Office (FMO) in Yangon. The FMO is overseen by the Fund Board. .

The goal of LIFT is to make progress towards the achievement of Millennium Development Goal 1 (the eradication of extreme poverty and hunger) in Myanmar. Working through a trust fund modality, LIFT's purpose is to increase the food availability and incomes of 2 million target beneficiaries in rural areas in Myanmar.

LIFT's purpose is achieved through the delivery of the following programme outputs:

  • Increased agricultural production and incomes supported through improved production and postharvest technologies, improved access to inputs and markets.
  • Targeted households supported in non-agricultural livelihood activities and/or trained in livelihood skills for employment.
  • Effective social protection measures supported that increase the incomes, enhance the livelihood opportunities or protect the livelihoods assets of chronically poor households.
  • Sustainable natural resource management and environmental rehabilitation supported to protect local livelihoods.
  • Capacity of civil society strengthened to support and promote food and livelihoods security for the poor.
  • Monitoring and evaluation evidence and commissioned studies used to inform programme and policy development.

As of 2013, LIFT is funding projects in three different agro-ecological zones of the country: the dry zone, the hilly zone (Kachin State, Chin State and Shan State) and the delta / coastal zone. LIFT is implemented through a variety of local implementing partners (IPs) who were successful in submitting proposals that supported the LIFT purpose in the areas targeted. Contracting approach

The M&E Specialists will be contracted on retainer contracts and will be providing specific M&E services under Tasking Notes. Each position will be contracted for 100 days (extendable) in the initial two years of this contract, however there will be no guarantee that any expert will be contracted for the full 100 days. Specific Tasking Notes will vary in duration depending on the nature of the duties specified and the outputs to be produced.

As an example, a Tasking Note may call for one of the Specialists to facilitate the development of a Theory of Change and associated evaluation strategy around the new strategic directions for the LIFT program. Five days may be required to review relevant LIFT documentation and literature (from the expert's home base), 10 days for consultation with LIFT stakeholders in Myanmar, 5 days (home based) to develop the draft Theory of Change and evaluation strategy, and a further 3 days to finalize the report following feedback from donors, the FMO and other stakeholders.

Functional Responsibilities

Monitoring and Evaluation

Currently LIFT has a team of five monitoring and evaluation (M&E) staff led by an international M&E Officer. It is responsible for the following M&E activities:

  • Reviewing the logframes and M&E plans of proposals submitted to the Fund Board for funding under LIFT, and providing advice as necessary.
  • Developing the formats and procedures for reporting progress of LIFT-funded projects (promoting the use of common indicators and consistent means of information collection to enable collation).
  • Maintaining, updating and analysing data on IP and LIFT program progress towards outcome and output milestones and targets.
  • Reviewing the quality of the information collected by IPs that is provided to the FMO.
  • Supporting the IPs through advice and training in relation to M&E.
  • Reviewing terms of reference, methodologies, and tools for IP project evaluations.
  • Developing strategies to strengthen LIFT reporting of results including for new programs as they are designed or expanded.
  • Designing and supporting the implementation of large evaluative studies such as:
  • LIFT 2011 Baseline Study (quantitative and qualitative)
  • Delta 1 Program Evaluation (quantitative and qualitative)
  • LIFT Mid-term Review (qualitative)
  • Qualitative Socio Economic Monitoring
  • LIFT 2013 Household Livelihood, Nutrition and Expenditure Survey
  • Assessment of LIFT capacity strengthening of local NGOs
  • Household farm production economics survey
  • Impact assessment of LIFT-supported microfinance and financial services projects.

Each year more research and evaluative studies are proposed in accordance with upcoming areas of LIFT activity, and emerging issues related to rural development, rural livelihoods and poverty alleviation.

Assignment and objectives of the advertised position

LIFT's M&E system has continually evolved over the period of implementation to date.

However it now needs to be reviewed in the light of the changing circumstances facing LIFT:

  • LIFT is reviewing its strategy for its remaining five year implementation period.
  • A number of new thematic and geographic funding windows are under consideration (two are in the process of design).
  • LIFT's earlier sub-programs upon which LIFT's logframe targets were based are soon to be completed.
  • Many newly-funded activities under LIFT's Learning and Innovation Window only loosely fit within LIFT's current logframe.

Once LIFT's strategy is more clearly defined, LIFT's logframe/result framework will need to be reviewed and adjusted accordingly. This would present a valuable opportunity to refine LIFT's theory of change. The revised strategy, theory of change and results framework would become the basis of a major revision of LIFT's M&E Framework inclusive of its evaluation strategy.

Given these requirements and the increasing scope of the LIFT program and the limited capacity of LIFT's M&E team, LIFT is seeking to contract M&E Specialists on retainer agreements. These M&E Advisors should have the capacity to provide high quality M&E technical support and have specific expertise in such fields as rural socio-economics; statistics/social survey; nutrition/anthropometry; development/agricultural economics; and micro-finance.

Objectives

The objective of the M&E services will be to provide technical support the LIFT M&E team. Advisors will assist LIFT FMO to revise and extend LIFT's M&E systems and learning approaches to address new areas of LIFT activity and LIFT's revised strategic directions. This may extend to providing support to the revision of LIFT's logframe/results framework and the refinement of a LIFT theory of change.

Activities / Tasks

M&E Advisors will be periodically drawn upon to:

  • Review the quality of M&E data and research findings and the associated analysis of these;
  • Develop or review terms of reference (TOR) for evaluations or studies covering a range of fields (including for example, household livelihoods, debt and credit, nutrition, income and expenditure, farm economics and agricultural practices, development economics, marketing, value chain analysis, capacity development, institutional strengthening etc);
  • Assess and contribute to methods and approaches for evaluations and M&E generally.
  • In addition the Advisors may be called upon to:
  • Review LIFT's results framework, indicators, milestones and targets; the M&E approaches of LIFT FMO and IPs; and LIFT M&E data collection, analysis and use;
  • Provide general advice on LIFT's M&E and learning strategies, systems and procedures; and
  • Undertake specific evaluations, or manage such evaluations on behalf of LIFT, as and when required.
  • Other activities that may be required under the M&E Support Services may include but are not necessarily limited to the following:
  • Refining the LIFT theory of change;
  • Revising LIFT's logframe/results framework including indicators, milestones and targets;
  • Reviewing LIFT's M&E strategy and providing recommendations to strengthen it;
  • Supporting LIFT in evaluating tenders or reviewing proposals related to M&E activities;
  • Designing or assessing evaluation approaches including developing survey tools, providing expertise to develop statistically representative sampling methods or appropriate qualitative approaches;
  • Reviewing M&E-related reports prepared by LIFT or LIFT consultants;
  • Undertaking or overseeing quality assurance of LIFT M&E systems and associated documentation of M&E findings; and
  • Supporting the refinement of value for money procedures and/or conducting assessments.

Deliverables

Reporting requirements and outputs will be specified in Tasking Notes specific to each assignment.

Monitoring and progress controls

The M&E Advisors will work in close coordination with international M&E Officer under the direct supervision of the Fund Director and will be expected to report in a timely fashion on the assigned tasking notes.

Timing

The contracts for M&E technical support by the M&E Advisors are expected to commence in April 2014 and continue for 24 months. Contracts may be extended subject to satisfactory performance and continued need of these services by LIFT.

Competencies

  • Professionalism
  • Planning and organizing
  • Result-oriented
  • Client orientation
  • Analytical skills
  • Communication
  • Self-reliance
  • Technological awareness

Education/Experience/Language requirements

a. Education

  • A Master's Degree in Social Sciences, Agricultural Sciences, Political Sciences, Development or related field. A Bachelor Degree in related fields combined with extensive experience in similar responsible position in developing countries is considered as equivalent.

b. Work Experience

  • Master's degree with a minimum of 7 years of relevant experience or Bachelor degree with a minimum of 9 years of relevant experience related to monitoring and evaluation in the fields of livelihoods, food security and rural development. In addition, qualifications and/or expertise in one or more of the following will be required:
    • Rural socio-economics covering both quantitative and qualitative methods
    • Statistics/social survey with appropriate academic qualifications and practical experience in survey design and analysis
    • Nutrition/anthropometry with extensive skills in design, implementation and analysis of nutrition surveys
    • Development, agricultural or rural economics with experience in M&E related to rural incomes and livelihoods
  • Proven extensive professional expertise in designing M&E systems and conducting evaluations for large rural livelihood and food security programs.
  • Previous experience in providing support to the M&E of multi-donor trust funds would be particularly relevant.
  • Excellent skills in both written and spoken English are essential.

c. Other Requirements

  • Applicants are requested to submit a letter of motivation and a detailed CV specifying professional experience in M&E and related fields.
  • Applicants should include the names and contact details of three recent, professional referees and should indicate their daily fee expectations in USD. Please note since this is a home-based contract, travel costs to Myanmar will be reimbursed and Daily subsistence allowance will be paid (e.g. Yangon 179 USD per night)

Contract type, level and duration

Contract type: International Individual Contract Agreement (IICA)

Contract level: IICA-3

Contract duration: 2 years (retainer)

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

http://www.unops.org/ENGLISH/WHOWENEED/CONTRACT-TYPES/Pages/IndividualContractor-Agreements-ICAs.aspx

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.

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.

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Procurement Officer, Yangon
Closing date: Wednesday, 26 March 2014

Vacancy code VA/2014/B5506/4906

Position title Procurement Officer

Department/office AEMO, Myanmar

Duty station Yangon, Myanmar

Contract type Local ICA Specialist

Contract level LICA Specialist-6

Duration 1 year (possible extension subject to satisfactory performance and fund

Application period 17-Mar-2014 to 27-Mar-2014

Print United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity

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

The UNOPS Myanmar under the UNOPS Asia, Europe and the Middle East 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 UNOPS Myanmar plays a critical role in ensuring quality services to UNOPS partners that meet stringent requirements of speed, efficiency and cost effectiveness.

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).

The 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 and UN Agencies.

Background Information - Job-specific

In February 2009, the UNOPS Myanmar 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 commenced in January 2011.

In August 2013, the UNOPS Myanmar was selected by the Regional Steering Committee for the Artemisinin Resistence Containment Initiative for the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria as Regional Principal Recipients of GFATM regional grant for Greater Mekong Subregion (Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand and Vietnam). The implementation of the grant has commenced since January 2014.

The Procurement Officer will be responsible for coordination of different procurement activities undertaken by UNOPS within the GFATM cooperation framework to ensure that client's need are satisfactorily met.

Functional Responsibilities

Under the overall direction of the Procurement Officer (LICA-7), and in accordance with UNOPS policies, procedures and practices, the incumbent is responsible for the planning and procurement of specialized and/or high value medicines or health equipment on behalf of UNOPS as a Principal Recipient under the GFATM Grant for HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, Round 9 and RAI. The Procurement Officer's duties, in accordance with the Financial Rules and Regulations applicable to UNOPS and policies and procedures governing UNOPS procurement activities and the procurement and quality assurance policies of the GFATM, include:

  • Supervise the team in ensuring the timely completion of forecasting for all the SRs of both Round 9 grant and RAI grant, timely submission of PSM plans, quantification documents, budget, timely procurement and delivery of goods to recipients.
  • Develop PSM plan and attachment B including budget for all SRs of both NFM grant and RAI grant.
  • Supervise in ensuring that all pharmaceuticals are purchased following Inter-agency Guidelines: 'Operational Principles for Good Pharmaceutical Procurement' in accordance with the GFATM quality assurance policy.
  • Supervise in commissioning, maintaining and safeguarding pre-qualification projects for health commodities. Working with team member counterparts on procurement needs, providing technical support on specifications, cost implications and logistics for safe delivery both internationally and nationally.
  • Supervise the staff in ensuring close coordination of procurement activities with all Sub-recipients under NFM grant and RAI grant and provide necessary support to all SRs.
  • Develop knowledge and monitor the commodity market for the goods and services, in the area of responsibility, and be able to identify and select potential vendors.
  • Analyzing specific procurement requirements and developing related procurement strategies.
  • Issue invitations to bid, requests for quotations and requests for proposals.
  • Evaluating submissions to ensure technical compliance with UNOPS needs and cost effective purchase of goods and services.
  • In collaboration with Sub-recipients procuring goods and services at the best value, ensuring reliability of sources, monitoring and following up with vendors until final satisfactory delivery, anticipating problems and taking timely and appropriate decisions to ensure objectives are met.
  • Assist in ensuring that goods and services are provided according to client needs with lead times that meet or exceed industry norms.
  • Assist in ensuring that all procurement actions are conducted as required by UNOPS according to UNOPS Financial Rules and Regulations and the applicable policies and procedures as well as the highest degree of personal and professional ethics.
  • Maintain database of all procurement activities with a view to automate repetitive processes as the project progresses.
  • Update standard operating procedures to ensure best practices.
  • Arrange for constant updating and training of team members and Sub-recipients of all process and procedures used as well as keeping informed the progress of individual purchase contracts.
  • Frequent travel to State / Divisions and Townships.
  • Performing other program related duties as may be assigned by the supervisor.

Competencies

  • Professionalism
  • Planning and organizing
  • Result-oriented
  • Client orientation
  • Communication
  • Teamwork
  • Analyzing Skills
  • Self- reliant
  • Technological awareness

Education/Experience/Language requirements

a. Education

Master's Degree in Pharmacy or Science topic and post graduate studies in Business/Commerce, Economics, International Relations, Purchasing & Supplies or related fields. Additional years of relevant work experience, preferably in combination of relevant Bachelors Degree, may substitute for the requirement of a Master's Degree.

b. Work Experience

  • At least 3 years international or national procurement experience in the health field, preferable within the UN system.
  • Expert knowledge and experience of international pharmaceutical procurement and supply systems.
  • Knowledge of the Good Manufacturing Practice standards established by the World Health Organization.
  • Knowledge of the GFATM's procurement and quality assurance policies.
  • Market knowledge on products for the treatment and management of HIV/AIDS, Malaria and TB.

c. Language

  • Fluency in English and Myanmar is required.

Contract type, level and duration

Contract type:Local Individual contractor Contract level: LICA-6 Contract duration: 1 year (possibility of extension subject to satisfactory performance and fund availibility) THIS IS A LOCAL POSITION. ONLY MYANMAR NATIONALS ARE ELIGIBLE TO APPLY. ALL OTHER APPLICANTS WILL BE REJECTED. For more details about the ICA contractual modality, please follow this link: http://www.unops.org/ENGLISH/WHOWENEED/CONTRACT-TYPES/Pages/Individual-Contractor-Agreements-ICAs.aspx

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.

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.

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Procurement Analyst, Yangon
Closing date: Wednesday, 2 April 2014

PROCUREMENT ANALYST (OPEN TO MYANMAR NATIONALS ONLY)

Location :

Yangon, MYANMAR

Application Deadline :

02-Apr-14

Type of Contract :

FTA Local

Post Level :

NO-B

Languages Required :

English  

Starting Date :
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)

01-May-2014

Duration of Initial Contract :

12 months

Background

Under the overall guidance of and direct supervision of the Deputy Resident Representative (O), the Procurement Analyst is responsible for management of the CO Personnel Contracting and Procurement section, effective delivery of procurement services in order to obtain the best value for money. He/she analyzes and interprets the financial rules and regulations and provides solutions to a wide spectrum of complex issues related to personnel contracting services and procurement. The Contracting Services Analyst promotes a collaborative, client, quality and results-oriented approach in the Unit.

The Analyst supervises and leads the staff of the Unit. The Analyst works in close collaboration with the operations, programme and projects’ teams in the CO to successfully deliver the services.

Duties and Responsibilities

Ensures elaboration and implementation of the operational strategies focusing on achievement of the following results:

  • Full compliance of contracting and procurement activities with UN/UNDP rules, regulations, policies and strategies, implementation of the effective internal control, proper design and functioning of a client-oriented contracting and procurement management system;
  • CO Contracting and Procurement business processes mapping and elaboration/establishment of internal Standard Operating Procedures in Procurement and Logistics, control of the workflows in the Unit;
  • Elaboration and implementation of cost saving and reduction strategies;
  • Implementation of contract strategy in the CO including tendering processes and evaluation, contractor appraisal, managing the contract and contractor, legal considerations and payment conditions, risk assessment;
  • Implementation of the strategic contracting and procurement in the CO including sourcing strategy, supplier selection and evaluation, quality management, customer relationship management and performance measurement.

Manages and guides contracting and procurement services for all projects focusing on achievement of the following results:

  • Timely and duly preparation of personnel contracting and procurement plans for all projects and monitoring of their implementation;
  • Implementation of proper monitoring and control of personnel contracting and procurement processes including organization of RFQ, ITB or RFP, receipt of quotations, bids or proposals, their evaluation, negotiation of certain conditions of contracts in full compliance with UNDP rules and regulations governing personnel contracting and procurement;
  • Review and certification of submissions to the Contract, Asset and Procurement Committee (CAP) and Advisory Committee on Procurement (ACP);
  • Management of procurement contracts and upon delegation of responsibility, performing the functions of Manager Level 1 in Atlas for Purchase orders approval;
  • Elaboration of the internal control system which ensures that Purchase orders are duly prepared and dispatched.  Timely corrective actions on POs with budget check errors and other problems;
  • Establishment of the contracting and procurement processes monitoring system and mechanisms to eliminate deficiencies in the contracting services and procurement.

Ensures introduction and implementation of sourcing strategy and efficient personnel contracting and procurement tools focusing on achievement of the following results:

  • Development and management of the rosters of suppliers, elaboration of supplier selection and evaluation criteria, quality and performance measurement mechanisms.

Ensure organization of logistical services focusing on achievement of the following results:

  • Coordination of travel management, shipments arrangements, vehicle maintenance, conference facilities arrangements;
  • Timely conducted vehicle maintenance, issuance of travel papers for visiting consultants;
  • Proper operational and reporting/recording systems in place;
  • Good working relationship with counterparts and smooth and timely business processes achieving effective good and timely results.

Impact of results


The key results have an impact on the overall CO efficiency in procurement management and success in introduction and implementation of operational strategies. Accurate, thoroughly researched information, timely and appropriate delivery of services ensure client satisfaction and overall timely delivery of UNDP programmes and projects.

Ensures facilitation of knowledge building and knowledge sharing within the organization focusing on achievement of the following results:

  • Organization of trainings for CO staff and projects staff on personnel contracting and procurement;
  • Synthesis of lessons learned and best practices in the subject matter;
  • Sound contributions to knowledge networks and communities of practice.

Competencies

Building Strategic Partnerships

Maintaining a network of contacts

  • Analyzes and selects materials for strengthening strategic alliances with partners and stakeholders.

Promoting Organizational Learning and Knowledge Sharing:

Basic research and analysis

  • Generates new ideas and approaches, researches best practices and proposes new, more effective ways of doing things;
  • Documents and analyses innovative strategies and new approaches.

Job Knowledge/Technical Expertise:

Fundamental knowledge of own discipline

  • Understands and applies fundamental concepts and principles of a professional discipline or technical specialty relating to the position;
  • Analyzes the requirements and synthesizes proposals;
  • Strives to keep job knowledge up-to-date through self-directed study and other means of learning;
  • Demonstrates good knowledge of information technology and applies it in work assignments.

Promoting Organizational Change and Development:

Basic research and analysis

  • Researches and documents ‘best practices’ in organizational change and development within and outside the UN system.

Design and Implementation of Management Systems:

Research and analysis and making recommendations on management systems

  • Maintains information/databases on system design features;
  • Develops simple system components.

Client Orientation:

Establishing effective client relationships

  • Researches potential solutions to internal and external client needs and reports back in a timely, succinct and appropriate fashion;
  • Organizes and prioritizes work schedule to meet client needs and deadlines;
  • Establishes, builds and sustains effective relationships within the work unit and with internal and external clients;
  • Actively supports the interests of the client by making choices and setting priorities to meet their needs.

Promoting Accountability and Results-Based Management:

Basic monitoring

  • Gathers, analyzes and disseminates information on best practice in accountability and results-based management systems;
  • Monitors the implementation of corporate accountability and results-based management systems and makes recommendations to enhance performance of business units.

Core Competencies:

  • Demonstrating/safeguarding ethics and integrity; 
  • Demonstrate corporate knowledge and sound judgment;
  • Self-development, initiative-taking;
  • Acting as a team player and facilitating team work;
  • Facilitating and encouraging open communication in the team, communicating effectively;
  • Creating synergies through self-control;
  • Managing conflict;
  • Learning and sharing knowledge and encourage the learning of others. Promoting learning and knowledge management/sharing is the responsibility of each staff member;
  • Informed and transparent decision making.

Required Skills and Experience

Education:

  • Master’s Degree or equivalent in Business Administration, Public Administration, Finance, Economics or related field;
  • UNDP Procurement Certification Programme.

Experience:

  • Up to 2 years of relevant experience at the national or international level in procurement management;
  • Experience in the usage of computers and office software packages (MS Word, Excel, etc) and advance knowledge of web based management systems;

Language Requirements:

  • Fluency in the UN and national language of the duty station.

This post is opened for Myanmar Nationals only.

UNDP is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality and culture. Individuals from minority groups, indigenous groups and persons with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply. All applications will be treated with the strictest confidence.

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International Women’s Day – Refugees Show Fear and Hope

March 8, 2014  •   Author: Karen News

Mae La camp roadWomen from the largest refugee camp in Thailand’s express their concerns and dreams as the world marks international women’s day.

Naw Kaw, 44, a mother of three and a Karen refugee, sits down, shielding her face from the midday sun. She has been in Mae La refugee camp for two decades. She fled Burma after being used by the Burma Army as forced labor. Speaking to Karen News she said that she does not want to go back to Karen State.

“My dream is that our whole family goes to America to live. My oldest son who is 18 wants to go right now, but our application process for resettlement has already taken two years. He is getting more and more depressed that it is taking so long.”

Life in the camps can be tough, seven years ago an untreated eye infection left Naw Kaw blind in her right eye, but Naw Kaw said she felt safer as a mother raising her three children in the refugee camp than back in Burma.

“It can be hard – my husband works as a daily laborer to help us get by. Everyday he goes to find work, sometimes there is no work. He might earn one thousand baht per month, but it is better than Burma, there is no military here.”

Mae La refugee camp, one of three camps in Thailand’s Tak province and the largest in Thailand, is home to around 44,000 refugees, according to official statistics from The Border Consortium (TBC) that helps manage the camps.

Moo Say, 20, has just graduated from Post-10. A household leader in the camps, she is in charge of perhaps 100 houses, a considerable responsibility for someone so young.

“Young people in the camps are hard workers, but I am concerned that they don´t know how to survive into the future if we go back to Burma, they do not know how to farm, or have a livelihood or a full-time job.”

Switching from Karen to English, Moo Say said her dream was to become a highly qualified professional translator of Karen language and that she wanted to move to Australia.

“I do not want to go to Burma, and neither do my friends. Some of them want to go see Karen villages in Burma, but for them it is a curiosity, like as tourists, they, like me, were born in the camp and have never been to Karen State. I want to live in Australia but it can’t happen, I don’t have any relatives there, so I will try and move to the USA. I want to be a translator.”

Dirnar Chit, a middle-aged woman from Papun district, Karen State, chews beetle-nut and looks out from her small, bamboo shop inside the camp. A mother of a 6-year-old boy, she also looks after a 60-year-old woman with tuberculosis and a 14-year-old girl orphan.

“They came from the same village as me in Karen State, so I feel obligated to help them,” she said.

Dirnar Chit said she fled Karen State in 2007, because of conflict between the Democratic Karen Buddhist Army (DKBA) and the Karen National Liberation Army (KNLA).

“I had a niece in Mae La camp so I fled here when the fighting started.”
Dirnar Chit smiled, her teeth stained red by beetle-nut, and said that women could at least have a measure of financial independence in the camp, not found in Burma.

“I came with my life savings, just three thousand baht (US$30), and started a small shop to support myself and my family. On a good day I might earn 100 baht (US$3).”

Aye Myint, 19, smiled as she said she wanted to be a teacher in Thailand’s border area and live a ‘normal life’ like any Thai young person.

“I want to be a Thai citizen, not a citizen of Burma. I was born here in Mae La camp, in Thailand. There are no work opportunities for women in Burma and I am not used to living in the jungle.”

Aye Myint said that as a young woman she was worried about experiencing ethnic discrimination in Burma over issues like equal education for her children if she started a family. “I am worried about racism in Burma, ethnic hatred. The stories we hear from our parents from when they lived there leave us hating the idea of living in Burma.”

 

Source: http://karennews.org/2014/03/international-womens-day-refugees-show-fear-and-hope.html/

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Program Engineer - WASH, Sittwe, Rakhine State, Myanmar

Position:

Program Engineer – WASH

Location: Sittwe, Rakhine State, Myanmar

Duration: 2 Months

About RI:

Relief International is a humanitarian agency that provides emergency relief, rehabilitation, and development interventions throughout the world. RI's programs link immediate emergency assistance with long-term economic and livelihood development through innovative programming at the grassroots level.

Position Responsibilities and Duties:

  • Under the direct supervision of the Project Manager for Relief International's Rakhine Response Programme;
  • Overall supervision of WASH activities, including planning, implementation and coordination with beneficiary communities, UN WASH Cluster, Township authorities and other organizations working in the WASH sector in the area
  • Manage, coordinate, and lead the social and WASH technical teams, including WASH engineers
  • Coordinate with Logistics, HR, Security, Finance, and M&E provincial and national departments to ensure smooth project implementation
  • Supervise installation and startup operations of RI's Rakhine Response WASH program
  • Organize and supervise the construction of WASH structures including water supply points and latrines
  • Ensure activities comply with appropriate national (WASH Cluster and government policy) and international standards (SPHERE) and RI local WASH strategy and are focused on improving the environmental health conditions of the beneficiaries
  • Prepare technical designs and bills of quantities for WASH activities and structures
  • Ensure that WASH Activities are implemented as per design, standards, and schedule, agreed with RI management, donors and WASH cluster recommendations
  • Map out areas for project intervention
  • Organize and supervise the procurement tasks in order to identify suitable local contractors for supply of construction material
  • Manage project cycle budgets, donor reports related to this project
  • Organize/supervise the team for in-depth assessment of targeted project area
  • Supervise and manage social mobilization and beneficiary selection processes
  • Design, organize and manage the hygiene promotion activities following RI local strategy
  • Identify and verify project beneficiaries and prepare beneficiary lists, according to beneficiary criteria for selection
  • Develop work plan and ensure compliance by all project staff to this plan
  • Report progress on a weekly basis to RI management
  • Identify and report on timely manner any difficulty or possible change in the program strategy, objectives, results or activities
  • Train and build the capacity of the national staff team to manage future WASH programmes

QUALIFICATIONS & REQUIREMENTS:

  • At least 3-year experience in providing oversight for implementing WASH program; Myanmar experience a plus.
  • Ability to live and function as a leader and team player at a high capacity within a collaborative organizational structure.
  • Logistical planning and problem-solving skills.
  • Highly organized and systems-oriented.
  • Good security and safety management skills preferred
  • Understanding of the political and cultural context in Myanmar
  • Willingness to live in a challenging setting (this is an unaccompanied position).
  • Demonstrated written and oral communication skills (must be able to provide an independently created and relevant writing sample).
  • Demonstrated report writing and donor relations skills.
  • Demonstrated budget and expense management skills.
  • Demonstrated project cycle management skills, inclusive of workplan/timeline/deliverables/and budget tracking and course correction.
  • Excellent command of English.
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Monitoring and Evaluation Officer, Malaria, Yangon, Myanmar


Closing date: Wednesday, 19 March 2014

Vacancy code VA/2014/B5506/4873

Position title Monitoring and Evaluation Officer, Malaria

Department/office AEMO, Myanmar

Duty station Yangon, Myanmar

Contract type Local ICA Specialist

Contract level LICA Specialist-7

Duration 1 year (possibility of extension subject to satisfactory performance and fund availibility)

Application period 06-Mar-2014 to 20-Mar-2014 Print

United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity

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 develops, supports andoversees a portfolio of programmes and projects in Myanmar which focus onpost-disaster recovery, health programmes and food security. UNOPS Myanmarensures that synergies between programmes and projects are effectivelydeveloped. UNOPS is also expanding its infrastructure and procurement servicesin Myanmar.

The UNOPS Myanmar portfoliocurrently includes fund management of the multi-donor Three MillenniumDevelopment Goals Fund (3MDG) and the Livelihoods and Food Security Trust Fund(LIFT). In addition, UNOPS is the Principal Recipient of the Global Fund toFight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria grants to Myanmar (PR-GFATM).

UNOPS Myanmar plays a critical rolein ensuring quality services to UNOPS' partners that meet stringentrequirements of speed, efficiency and cost effectiveness. It is alsoresponsible for liaison with Government counterparts, Donors and UN Agencies.

Background Information - Job-specific

The Myanmar Operations Centre (MMOC) under the UNOPS Asia and Pacific Regional Office has been established to support, develop and oversee UNOPS' portfolio of programmes and projects in Myanmar and to ensure that synergies between programmes and 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 (GFATM) as one of two Principal Recipients of GFATM grants for Myanmar. The implementation of the grants has commenced in January 2011.

In August 2013, MMOC was selected by the Regional Steering Committee for the Artemisin in Resistence Containment Initiative for the GFATM as Regional Principal Recipients of the GFATM regional grant for the Greater Mekong Subregion (Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand and Vietnam). The implementation of the grant will commence in January 2014.

Functional Responsibilities

Under the direct supervision of International Monitoring & Evaluation Specialist, the Monitoring & Evaluation Officer, Malaria will be responsible for the following duties with regard to the Malaria grant Principle Sub-Recipients (PSRs) and Sub-Recipients (SRs):

  • Assist in the evaluation of proposals received either as a result of such calls or direct funding and ensuring that proposals are in compliance with national programme and with the fund's policy and strategies;
  • Assist in needs and resource assessments if and when needed;
  • In collaboration with M&E Specialist and the Public Health Programme Officer, reviewing work plans and reports submitted by the fund's beneficiaries and ensuring that they are sound and in line with the national programme and the funding policy and strategies and reflect gender issues as appropriate;
  • Ensure the development and maintenance of a functioning monitoring, evaluation and reporting system for UNOPS as Regional Principal Recipient (PR), which ensures that all Principal Sub-Recipients (PSR) and Sub-Recipients (SR) submit timely, regular and structured monitoring reports.
  • Direct data auditing and verification to assure internal consistency and validity of programme activity monitoring data reported by all PSRS & SRs, through quarterly data verification and auditing visits to PSR & SRs at all levels.
  • Ensure that PSR & SR programme activity and financial reporting procedures are harmonized and closely integrated and cross-validate programme activity monitoring and financial monitoring data, to increase confidence in both programme and financial data sources of SRs.
  • Spearhead the assessments of the quality of PSR & SR activities, using agreed quality assurance checklists, through monthly monitoring visits as well as thematic programme area reviews (e.g. review of LLIN service delivery component.)
  • Ensure timely completion of the programme section of the Progress Update and Disbursement Request (PU&DR) Global Fund Forms and subsequent submission to the Local Fund Agent, including reviewing overall performance of the whole grants and individual indicators against achieved cumulative results and making recommendations to improve performance.
  • Prepare quarterly and annual programmatic progress updates on Global Fund programmes.
  • Facilitate the interpretation and use of M&E data, through periodic review meetings between the PR/PMU, PSR, SRs and technical partners.
  • Participate and contribute to the development of Monitoring and Evaluation Frameworks for Malaria.
  • Facilitate implementation of capacity building activities for national partners through workshops and on the job trainings, mentoring, evaluation and reporting as required.
  • Provide programmatic and management support to the National Malaria Programme and other relevant sections of the Ministry of Health to strengthen it, planning budgeting and monitoring and evaluation systems for Malaria programs, including the development of sentinel surveillance systems to monitor.
  • Evaluate Principal Sub-Recipient and sub-recipient capacities in M&E, and develop and lead the implementation of a capacity building plan, in consultation with the Programme Coordinator, Public Health Programme Officer, disease control and relevant sections of the Ministry of Health.
  • Develop systems and tools, and training materials to train disease control, Ministry of Health and Principal sub-recipient and Sub-Recipient personnel.
  • Provide technical guidance for the implementation of the M&E plan, through training and other on-site support;
  • Facilitate review of progress on a quarterly basis; problem solving and development of remedial actions ensuring any disparity between planned and actual outputs are addressed.
  • Assist UNOPS in the identification of potential implementation problems and bottlenecks.
  • Any other tasks assigned by the Programme Director to support the overall Management, Supervision, Monitoring and Evaluation of the implementation of the Global Fund malaria grant.

Education/Experience/Language requirements

Education

  • A Master's Degree preferably in Public Health, Statistics, Evaluation, Project Management, or related area. A Bachelor degree with a relevant combination of academic qualifications and experience relevant to the above duties and responsibilities may be accepted in lieu of the Master's Degree.

Experience

  • A minimum of 5 years of progressively responsible program monitoring and evaluation and management with greater independence and decision-making authority, donor relationship experience with international organizations, or related experience with a Master's Degree. A Bachelor's Degree in same disciplines with 7 years of similar experience may be considered as equivalent.
  • Prior experience working with donors/ multi-donor funds required.
  • Willingness to undertake field visits in difficult conditions.
  • Strong experience in South East Asia region required.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills is preferable.
  • Sound knowledge of UNOPS regulations and rules is an asset.
  • Experience in the usage of computers and office software packages (MS Office 2007 and/or newer versions) is required.

Language

  • Fluency in English is essential (must be able to effectively communicate in both oral and written form). Working knowledge of another language spoken in Cambodia, Laos, Thailand, or Vietnam is an asset.

Contract type, level and duration

Contract type: Local Individual Contractor Agreement (LICA)

Contract level: LICA 7

Contract duration: 1 year (possible extension subject to satisfactory performance and fund availibility)

THIS IS A LOCAL POSITION. ONLY MYANMAR NATIONALS ARE ELIGIBLE TO APPLY.

ALL OTHER APPLICANTS WILL BE REJECTED. For more details about the ICA contractual modality, please follow this link:

http://www.unops.org/ENGLISH/WHOWENEED/CONTRACT-TYPES/Pages/Individual-Contractor-Agreements-ICAs.aspx

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.

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.

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Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist, Yangon

Closing Date: Wednesday, 08 January 2014

Vacancy code VA/2013/B5506/4472

Position title Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist

Level ICS-11

Department/office AEMO, Myanmar

Duty station Yangon, Myanmar

Contract type International ICA

Contract level IICA-3

Duration 1 year and 1 month (with possible extension)

Application period 27-Dec-2013 to 09-Jan-2014

Print United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity

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

The Myanmar Operations Centre (MMOC) under the UNOPS Asia and Pacific Regional Office has been established to support, develop and oversee UNOPS' portfolio of programmes and projects in Myanmar and to ensure that synergies between programmes and 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 commenced in January 2011.

In August 2013, MMOC was selected by the Regional Steering Committee for the Artemisinin Resistance Containment Initiative for the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria as Regional Principal Recipients of GFATM regional grant for Greater Mekong Sub region ( Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand and Vietnam). The implementation of the grant will commence in January 2014.

Functional Responsibilities

Under the direct supervision of the PR Head of Performance Management, the M&E Specialist will be responsible for performing the following duties:

  • Participate in UNOPS/GFARM grant negotiations for the regional grant for Artemisinin Resistance Containment Initiative in Greater Mekong Sub-region with focus on programme and M&E.
  • Develop Performance Frameworks and M&E Plans and provision of quality Public Health and M&E inputs, where required, to other documents required to ensure the grant agreement signature, including budget and PSM Plan.
  • Ensuring the development and maintenance of a functioning monitoring, evaluation and reporting system for UNOPS as Principal Recipient in Myanmar and Regional Principal Recipient, which will be coherent with national M&E systems, and will generate data that allow for programme analysis and which ensures that all Principal Sub-Recipients (PSR) and Sub-Recipients (SR) submit timely, regular and structured monitoring reports.
  • Directing data auditing and verification to assure internal consistency and validity of programme activity monitoring data reported by all PSRs and SRs, through quarterly data verification and auditing visits to PSRs and SRs at all levels.
  • Maintaining the GFATM M&E database; reviewing incoming data (for quality and programmatic); ensuring the quality of database and that M&E data are readily available.
  • Reviewing and verifying field team recommendations and following-up the recommendations.
  • Assessing PSR and SRs capacity in M&E systems; ensuring adequate feedback to/from the PSR and SRs on data obtained from the GFATM's internal M&E system; reviewing partners' DQA systems, conducting data audits;
  • Developing and lead the implementation of a capacity building plan, in consultation with Programme Coordinator, Head of Performance Management, national programmes and the Ministries of Health.
  • Ensuring timely completion of the programme section of the Progress Update and Disbursement Request (PU&DR) Global Fund Forms and subsequent submission to the Local Fund agent, including reviewing overall performance of the whole grants and individual indicators against achieved cumulative results and making recommendations to improve performance.
  • Preparing quarterly and annual/or ad hoc programmatic progress updates on Global Fund programmes.
  • Facilitating the interpretation and use of M&E data, periodic review meetings between the PR/PMU, PSR and SRs.
  • Facilitating the identification of SRs with exemplary performance to serve as a positive example to other SRs, as well as those SRs underperforming and recommend corrective actions.
  • Participating and contributing to the development of Monitoring & Evaluation Frameworks for HIV & AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria (including Artemisinin Resistance Containment) programmes of SRs.
  • Facilitating the implementation of capacity building courses through workshops and on the job trainings on monitoring, evaluation and reporting as required for PSR and SRs.
  • Providing technical support to the Ministries of Health to strengthen monitoring and evaluation systems for HIV & AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria programmes, including the development of sentinel surveillance systems to monitor impact.
  • Developing systems and tools, and training materials to train national programme, Ministry of Health, Principal Sub-Recipients and Sub-Recipient personnel.
  • Providing technical guidance for the implementation of the M&E plan, through training and other on-site support;
  • Facilitating review of progress on a periodic basis as per contract agreement with PSR and SR; problem solving and development of remedial actions ensuring any disparity between planned and actual outputs are addressed.
  • Assisting UNOPS in the identification of potential implementation problems and bottlenecks.
  • Training staff in M&E best practices.
  • Organizing evaluations as and when required.
  • Any other tasks assigned by the Programme Coordinator and Head of Performance Management to support the overall Management, Supervision, Monitoring and Evaluation of the implementation of the Global Fund grants.

The incumbent is responsible to abide by security policies, administrative instructions, plans and procedures of the UN security Management System and that of UNOPS.

Competencies

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

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 – Excellent conceptual and analytical abilities and an analytic approach to information management. 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.

Knowledge Management and Learning – Promotes a knowledge-sharing and learning culture in the office

Management and Leadership – Focuses on impact and result for the client and responds positively to feedback. Leads teams effectively and shows conflict resolution skills. Consistently approaches work with energy and a positive, constructive attitude. Builds strong relationships with clients and external actors. Remains calm, in control and good humored even under pressure. Ability to go beyond established procedures and models, creation of new approaches.

Education/Experience/Language requirements

Education

  • Master's degree or equivalent) preferably in Public Health, Statistics, Evaluation, Project Management, or related area. A Bachelor's Degree with a relevant combination of academic qualifications and experience relevant to the above duties and responsibilities may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.

Experience

  • A minimum of 7 years of progressively responsible program monitoring and evaluation and management with greater independence and decision-making authority, donor relationship experience with international organizations, or related experience with a Master's Degree. A Bachelor's Degree in same disciplines with 9 years of similar experience may be considered as equivalent.
  • Successful development and implementation of an M&E system at programme level.
  • Prior experience working with donors/ multi-donor funds required.
  • Strong experience in South East Asia region is preferred.
  • Willingness to undertake field visits in difficult conditions.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills is preferable.
  • Sound knowledge of UNOPS regulations and rules is an asset.
  • Experience in the usage of computers and office software packages (MS Office 2007 and/or newer versions) is required.

Language

  • Fluency in English is essential (must be able to effectively communicate in both oral and written form). Working knowledge of a second UN language is desirable.

Contract type, level and duration Contract type: Internationl Individual Contractor Agreement Contract level: I-ICA 3 Contract duration: 1 year and 1 month (possible extension subject to satisfactory performance and funding availability) For more details about the ICA contractual modality, please follow this link: http://www.unops.org/ENGLISH/WHOWENEED/CONTRACT-TYPES/Pages/Individual-Contractor-Agreements-ICAs.aspx 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.

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.

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National Public Health Programme Officer, Yangon

Closing Date: Saturday, 11 January 2014

Vacancy code VA/2013/B5506/4473

Position title National Public Health Programme Officer

Level ICS-11 Department/office AEMO, Myanmar

Duty station Yangon, Myanmar

Contract type Local ICA Specialist

Contract level LICA Specialist-8

Duration 1 year (with possible extension)

Application period 27-Dec-2013 to 12-Jan-2014

Print United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity

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

The Myanmar Operations Centre (MMOC) under the UNOPS Asia and Pacific Regional Office has been established to support, develop and oversee UNOPS' portfolio of programmes and projects in Myanmar and to ensure that synergies between programmes and 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 (GFATM) as one of two Principal Recipients of GFATM grants for Myanmar. The implementation of the grants has commenced in January 2011.

In August 2013, MMOC was selected by the Regional Steering Committee for the Artemisinin resistance Containment Initiative for the GFATM as Regional Principal Recipients of the GFATM regional grant for the Greater Mekong Sub region (Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand and Vietnam). The implementation of the grant will commence in January 2014.

Functional Responsibilities

Under the direct supervision of the Head of Performance Management, the National Public Health Programme Officer (PHPO) will be responsible for performing the following duties:

  • Coordinate and manage all programme related work in the PR's Myanmar portfolio- lead and supervise the Myanmar performance management team;
  • Manage all key communication with SRs, particularly the relationship with MOH partners;
  • Ensure that all programme management policies and processes are harmonized across all grants and standards and practices applied are consistent with UNOPS policies and practices;
  • Lead the development of key performance management tool and processes;
  • Coordinate SR progress monitoring, capacity building and reporting across all Myanmar grants;
  • Assist in the design, implementation and coordination of Malaria, HIV and TB prevention, treatment and control project;
  • Assist in drafting TORs for requests of proposals to be launched on behalf of the PR;
  • Assist in the evaluation of proposals received either as a result of such calls or direct funding and ensuring that proposals are in compliance with national programme and with the fund's policy and strategies;
  • Assist in needs and resource assessments if and when needed;
  • In collaboration with Head of Performance Management, reviewing work plans, budgets and reports submitted by the PR's partners and ensuring that they are sound and in line with the approved programme and the funding policy and strategies and reflect key programmatic principles as appropriate;
  • Assist in routine monitoring of project progress, activity, results and implementation cost against planning to ensure the actions supported by the Pr are implemented effectively and efficiently and adjusted as needed to reflect changes in the approved programme as agreeable to the GF;
  • Proposing any interventions that may be necessary, including termination or adjustment actions to ensure compliance with the GF's policy and strategies;
  • Attending all relevant technical meetings and maintaining excellent contact with all stakeholders, whether in Yangon or in the field and a detailed knowledge of all relevant issues impacting public health, particularly in the context of malaria;
  • Promoting information sharing in all aspects related to malaria in Myanmar;
  • Providing close support to the M&E team in:

a)The development and implementation of the PR's internal M&E Systems,

b) Providing adequate feedback to/from the PR's partners and data obtained from the SRs' internal M&E System,

c) Providing advice to projects/actions supported by the PR on their own internal M & E System and needs,

d) Gaining in-depth knowledge of the national programme on their own internal M& E System, its consistency and effectiveness;

  • Ensure GF protocols and standards are adhered to by UNOPS Partner agencies and SRs;
  • Coordinate and manage training activities for SRs as needed;
  • Liaise with WHO, Health Ministry & Other UN Agencies to present and discuss strategies and issues regarding the malaria initiative programs;
  • Perform other relevant duties as may be assigned by the supervisor.

The incumbent is responsible to abide by security policies, administrative instructions, plans and procedures of the UN security Management System and that of UNOPS.

Competencies

Leadership - Provides others with a clear direction; motivates and empowers others; recruits staff of a high caliber; provides staff with development opportunities and coaching; sets appropriate standards of behavior.

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

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 – Excellent conceptual and analytical abilities and an analytic approach to information management. 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.

Knowledge Management and Learning – Promotes a knowledge-sharing and learning culture in the office

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.

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

Education

  • A Master's Degree in public health, health economics, epidemiology, social science, statistics, or other related field relevant to the above duties. A Bachelor degree with a relevant combination of academic qualifications and experience relevant to the above duties and responsibilities may be accepted in lieu of the Master's degree.

Experience

  • A Master's Degree and a minimum of 7 years of relevant professional experience in Public Health and very good knowledge of programme management. A Bachelor's Degree and 9 years of relevant experience may be considered as equivalent.
  • Professional experience working with government and international donors.
  • Previous successful involvement with, and good knowledge of NGOs and civil society in Myanmar is desired.
  • Strong communication and facilitation skills, and ability to establish good working relationships with colleagues and stakeholders is essential.
  • Willingness to undertake field visits in difficult conditions is required.
  • Excellent writing and data analytical skills are required.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills is preferable.
  • Sound knowledge of UNOPS regulations and rules is an asset.
  • Experience in the usage of computers and office software packages (MS Office 2007 and/or newer versions) is required.

Language

  • Fluency in written and spoken English and Myanmar is required

Contract type, level and durationContract type: Local Individual Contractor Agreement Contract level: L-ICA 8 Contract duration: 1 yr (possible extension subject to satisfactory performance and fund availability) For more details about the ICA contractual modality, please follow this link: http://www.unops.org/ENGLISH/WHOWENEED/CONTRACT-TYPES/Pages/Individual-Contractor-Agreements-ICAs.aspx

THIS IS A LOCAL POSITION. ONLY MYANMAR NATIONALS ARE ELIGIBLE TO APPLY. ALL

OTHER APPLICANTS WILL BE REJECTED.

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.

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.

 

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Administrative and Finance Assistant and Monitoring & Evaluation Assistant (Social Protection and Health), Ye Township, Mon State, Myanmar

Closing Date: Friday, 03 January 2014

TERMS OF REFERENCE

I. POSITION INFORMATION

Position title : Administrative and Finance Assistant – Social Protection and Health

Position grade: Assistance project

Special Short-term

Duty station: Ye Township, Mon State, Myanmar

Seniority band:

Job family:

Organizational unit: Migration Health

Position number:

Position rated:

Subject to rotation:

Reporting directly to: Field Project Coordinator

Overall supervision by: Project Manager / Senior Programme Associate / Resource Management Officer

Managerial responsibility: Nil

Directly reporting staff:

II. ORGANIZATIONAL CONTEXT AND SCOPE

IOM is committed to the principle that safe and orderly migration is a benefit to migrants and society,

and is essential for achievement of the Millennium Development Goals. As a global intergovernmental

organization, IOM supports Member States to effectively manage the various challenges related to migration and provides assistance to migrants.

Within the Eastern Myanmar Health Programme, IOM is working with the Department of Health (DOH), non-State actors, and local organizations to build community capacities in health promotion, strengthening health service provision to hard-to-reach communities, and supporting the linkages between communities and the healthcare system. Primary healthcare activities include strengthening of the healthcare systems in areas emerging from conflict. The programme takes a human rights-based approach to sustainably empower communities on health promotion and to facilitate equitable service availability by supporting township-level service delivery management and coordination, and building capacity at the Rural Health Centres (RHC) and sub-RHC levels. The programme intersects with safe migration activities, including prevention of trafficking in persons and protection of the victims of trafficking.

III. RESPONSIBILITIES AND ACCOUNTABILITIES

Under the direct supervision of Field Project Coordinator, the incumbent will provide the financial and administrative support to the implementation of IOM‘s Social Protection and Health Assistance project in Ye township, Mon State.

Specifically, he/she will be assigned the following tasks and responsibilities:

  • Handle the petty cash account of the project office and execute cash payments; ensure proper documentation and maintain sufficient level of cash at all times and prepare the cash certificate at the end of each month.
  • Ensure that all supporting documentation is duly completed and signatures are obtained before making the payment as per payment requests.
  • Assist in verifying receipts/invoices prior settlement/payment. Assist in procurement of goods in small amounts and at the local level; coordinate with the Procurement and Logistics Unit inYangon for larger scale procurement.
  • Perform receptionist work, attend to incoming communication, telephone, facsimile, visitors and relaying messages /information to the appropriate staff member and escort outsiders at all time.
  • Centralize all incoming/outgoing correspondence, including faxes; keep written record of the mail pouch and documents that either sent or received from IOM Yangon and other field sub offices / project offices as well as external mail.
  • Monitor the attendance for all staff based in Ye sub office; coordinate with timekeeper in IOM Yangon proper submission of leave requests and attendance record keeping.
  • Monitor and reference numbers of Travel Authorizations (TA) for all staff based in Ye; with IOM Yangon for recording, authorization, security clearances, and clearance of TA / travel expenses claims.
  • Maintain a list of equipment on loan to staff and following-up on the returns of such equipment to office; maintain the database of asset inventory using the prescribed IOM format.
  • Oversee the day-to-day maintenance of the IOM office; supervise/assign the cook/cleaner to daily tasks.
  • Ensure that the office premises are wellâ€maintained (e.g. general maintenance, housekeeping, security, payment of utility charges).
  • Perform other related duties as may be assigned.

IV. COMPETENCIES

The incumbent is expected to demonstrate the following technical and behavioural competencies:

  • Must have a clientâ€oriented and resultâ€oriented mindâ€set, and uphold the programme values of caring, innovating, partnering, demonstrating competence, and working for positive change.
  • Team-work oriented, capacity to work independently; personal commitment, efficiency, flexibility, experience in working effectively and harmoniously with colleagues from varied cultures and professional backgrounds at all levels
  • Demonstrated ability to work well under pressure and to keep deadlines
  • Proven drive for effective financial resource management

V. EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

  • University degree in Business Administration or related fields, preferably with a graduate
  • degree in Management, Business Administration, or Accounting
  • Minimum of 3 years related work experience with international humanitarian organizations, non-government or government institutions/organization in a multiâ€cultural setting is an advantage

VI. LANGUAGES

Required

Strong communication skills, including high level of Myanmar and English technical writing ability.

Advantageous

Knowledge and experience working within the local context of South-East of Myanmar, and fluency in a local language(s) an advantage.

I. POSITION INFORMATION

Position title: Monitoring & Evaluation Assistant – Social Protection and Health

Position grade: Assistance project

Special Short-term

Duty station: Ye Township, Mon State, Myanmar

Seniority band:

Job family:

Organizational unit: Migration Health

Position number:

Position rated:

Subject to rotation:

Reporting directly to: Field Project Coordinator

Overall supervision by: Project Manager / Senior Programme Associate / Senior Health Database and M&E Associate

Managerial responsibility: Nil

Directly reporting staff:

II. ORGANIZATIONAL CONTEXT AND SCOPE

IOM is committed to the principle that safe and orderly migration is a benefit to migrants and society, and is essential for achievement of the Millennium Development Goals. As a global intergovernmental organization, IOM supports Member States to effectively manage the various challenges related to migration and provides assistance to migrants.

Within the Eastern Myanmar Health Programme, IOM is working with the Department of Health (DOH), nonâ€State actors, and local organizations to build community capacities in health promotion, strengthening health service provision to hardâ€toâ€reach communities, and supporting the linkages between communities and the healthcare system. Primary healthcare activities include strengthening of the healthcare systems in areas emerging from conflict. The programme takes a human rights-based approach to sustainably empower communities on health promotion and to facilitate equitable service availability by supporting townshipâ€level service delivery management and coordination, and building capacity at the Rural Health Centres (RHC) and sub-RHC levels. The programme intersects with safe migration activities, including prevention of trafficking in persons and protection of the victims of trafficking.

III. RESPONSIBILITIES AND ACCOUNTABILITIES

Under the direct supervision of Field Project Coordinator, and under technical supervision of the

Project Manager, Senior Programme Associate and the Senior Health Database and M&E Associate in Yangon, the incumbent will assume overall responsibilities for implementing systems and standards for needs assessment, regular assessment, monitoring and evaluation of activities under the project.

  • Assist the Field Project Coordinator in monitoring monthly reports and maintain compliance and achievement of accurate and absolute data from activities;
  • Monitor procedural compliance for planned activities, reporting timelines, impact and key result framework;
  • Actively participate in developing mobile and migrant mapping and developing mobility tracking guidelines;
  • Provide assistance in managing the medical supplies, its distribution and monitor drug consumption through standardized checklists and tools;
  • Assist in conducting baseline survey, field assessments, field monitoring / evaluation visits, and end-of project assessment and submit reports as required;
  • Conduct necessary trainings for the project staff in project monitoring and evaluation;
  • Engage in conducting operational research in field/s as well as taking responsibilities in collecting and compiling data;
  • Participate in regular team meetings and provide suggestions for project/programme improvements.
  • Perform other duties as may be assigned.

IV. COMPETENCIES

The incumbent is expected to demonstrate the following technical and behavioural competencies

Behavioural

Accountability

  • Creates a respectful office environment free of harassment and retaliation, and promotes the prevention of sexual exploitation and abuse (PSEA)
  • Accepts and gives constructive criticism
  • Follows all relevant procedures, processes, and policies
  • Meets deadline, cost, and quality requirements for outputs
  • Monitors own work to correct errors
  • Takes responsibility for meeting commitments and for any shortcomings

Client Orientation

  • Identifies the immediate and peripheral clients of own work
  • Establishes and maintains effective working relationships with clients
  • Identifies and monitors changes in the needs of clients, including donors,
  • Governments, and project beneficiaries
  • Keeps clients informed of developments and setbacks

Continuous Learning

  • Contributes to colleagues' learning
  • Demonstrates interest in improving relevant skills
  • Demonstrates interest in acquiring skills relevant to other functional areas
  • Keeps abreast of developments in own professional area

Communication

  • Actively shares relevant information
  • Clearly communicates, and listens to feedback on, changing priorities and procedures
  • Writes clearly and effectively, adapting wording and style to the intended audience
  • Listens effectively and communicates clearly, adapting delivery to the

Creativity and Initiative

  • Actively seeks new ways of improving programmes or services
  • Expands responsibilities while maintaining existing ones
  • Persuades others to consider new ideas
  • Proactively develops new ways to resolve problems

Leadership and Negotiation

  • Convinces others to share resources
  • Actively identifies opportunities for and promotes organizational change
  • Presents goals as shared interests
  • Articulates vision to motivate colleagues and follows through with

Performance Management

  • Provides constructive feedback to colleagues
  • Identifies ways for their staff to develop their abilities and careers
  • Provides fair, accurate, timely, and constructive staff evaluations
  • Uses staff evaluations appropriately in recruitment and other relevant HR
  • Holds directly reporting managers accountable for providing fair, accurate, timely, and

constructive staff evaluations

Planning and Organizing

  • Sets clear and achievable goals consistent with agreed priorities for self and others
  • Identifies priority activities and assignments for self and others
  • Develops strategic vision for IOM within area of responsibility
  • Organizes and documents work to allow for planned and unplanned handovers
  • Identifies risks and makes contingency plans
  • Adjusts priorities and plans to achieve goals
  • Allocates appropriate times and resources for own work and that of team members

Professionalism

  • Masters subject matter related to responsibilities
  • Identifies issues, opportunities, and risks central to responsibilities
  • Incorporates genderâ€related needs, perspectives, and concerns, and promotes equal gender

participation

  • Persistent, calm, and polite in the face of challenges and stress
  • Treats all colleagues with respect and dignity
  • Works effectively with people from different cultures by adapting to relevant cultural contexts
  • Knowledgeable about and promotes IOM core mandate and migration solutions

Teamwork

  • Actively contributes to an effective, collegial, and agreeable team environment
  • Contributes to, and follows team objectives
  • Gives credit where credit is due
  • Seeks input and feedback from others
  • Delegates tasks and responsibilities as appropriate
  • Actively supports and implements final group decisions
  • Takes joint responsibility for team's work

Technological Awareness

  • Learns about developments in available technology
  • Proactively identifies and advocates for costâ€efficient technology solutions
  • Understands applicability and limitation of technology and seeks to apply it to appropriate work

Resource Mobilization

  • Establishes realistic resource requirements to meet IOM needs
  • Builds stable strategic alliances with relevant parties
  • Identifies sources of and secures funding from external stakeholders to meet

Technical

  • Must have a client-oriented and resultâ€oriented mindâ€set, and uphold the programme values of caring, innovating, partnering, demonstrating competence, and working for positive change.
  • Able to provide and receive constructive criticism, contribute towards a collegial team environment, set clear goals and tasks for self and team, demonstrate strong organizational and multitasking capacities, drive high levels of performance management, and demonstrate capacity to make timely and effective decisions.

V. EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

  • Bachelor degree with a strong health background preferably with public health experience.
  • Experience in Monitoring, Evaluation and Coordination with community structures
  • Minimum of three years' experience in working with community based health programs

(preferably in the field Maternal and Child Health, Primary Health Care) with an INGO, LNGO,UN agency.

  • Excellent team building and facilitation skills.
  • Computer skills, including Microsoft Excel, Access, internet navigation, and other various office applications
  • Good command of spoken and written English; ability to type Myanmar language.
  • Knowledge of the project implementation areas and the ethnic languages are an asset.
  • Ability to travel and work under difficult conditions.

VI. LANGUAGES

Required

  • Strong communication skills, including high level of Myanmar and English technical writing ability.

Advantageous

  • Knowledge and experience working within the local context of Southâ€East of Myanmar, and fluency in a local language(s) an advantage.
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