United Nations Office for Project Services (Myanmar)

Programme Manager (HIV/AIDS)

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Last update: Jun 9, 2023 Last update: Jun 9, 2023

Details

Deadline: Jun 22, 2023 Deadline for applications has passed
Location: Myanmar Myanmar
Job type:Contract, 12 months +
Languages:
Burmese, EnglishBurmese, English
Work experience: Min 5 years
Date posted:Jun 9, 2023

Description

 Functional Responsibilities

HIV/AIDS Program Manager shall be responsible for performing the following duties:

Programme Management:

  • Lead the design, implementation and coordination of  GFATM HIV & AIDS prevention, treatment and control project;

  • Provide guidance for and reviewing work plans, training 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; 

  • In coordination with relevant PR units, assist SRs in implementing GF projects and in developing their capacity as required.

  • Assist in Progress Update – Disbursement Request and cash forecast exercise of PR. Assist in routine monitoring of project progress, activity, results and implementation cost against planning to ensure the actions supported by the fund are implemented effectively and efficiently and adjusted as needed to reflect changes in the national programme as agreeable to the fund board; 

  • Assist in the HIV drugs forecasting and quantification

  • Lead the grant making and reprogramming exercises of the project 

  • Routinely reviewing and analyzing the performance of the SRs and propose relevant interventions as necessary, including catch up plan/adjustment actions to ensure compliance with the fund’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 HIV & AIDS; 

  • Promoting information sharing in all aspects related to HIV & AIDS in Myanmar; 

  • Providing close support to the M&E team in: 

    • The development and implementation of the fund’s internal M&E Systems 

    • Providing adequate feedback to/from the fund’s beneficiaries and data obtained     from the fund’s internal M&E System 

    • Providing advice to projects/actions supported by the fund on their own internal M & E System and needs. 

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

  • Ensure GFATM protocols and standards are adhered to by UNOPS Partner agencies and SRs; 

  • Coordinate and manage training activities for SRs as needed; 

  • Liaise with National AIDS Program, WHO & Other UN Agencies to present and discuss strategies and issues regarding the HIV initiative programs; 

  • Perform other relevant duties as may be assigned by the supervisor.

Monitoring and Progress Controls

  • Conduct needs assessment and participate in surveys and research related to HIV & AIDS  prevention, treatment and control; 

  • Prepare quality technical reports and submit them in as per the Global Fund Reporting Timeline;

  • Maintain strategic overview of HIV & AIDS in Myanmar, and be aware of state-of-the-art technical approach in HIV & AIDS prevention, treatment and control; 

  • Explore opportunities for improvement to, and/or expansion of existing initiatives, and/or other initiatives in HIV & AIDS prevention, treatment and control; 

  • Ensure high quality, accessible information about the thematic programme is available for internal and external audiences (including current donors, UNOPS managing and participating member organizations, and potential donors); 

  • Provide relevant technical inputs to programme and M&E team on HIV & AIDS related issues; 

  • Work closely with HIV M&E Specialist to track and assess the impact and progress on the performance of SRs.  

Personnel Management

  • Supervise and mentor the HIV Program Team;

  • Ensure that behavioral expectations of team members are established in accordance with the UNOPS corporate policies and standards;

  • Ensure that performance reviews of team members are conducted fairly, accurately and timely as per UNOPS guidelines;

  • Create, foster and act as role model for a culture of respect and zero tolerance for discrimination, abuse of authority, harassment.

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

Expected Results

  • Good professional relationship with National Programme, SRs and other stakeholders;

  • Good performance of the SRs under the HIV grant and ensuring the implementation arrangements and interventions of SRs are in line with the National Strategic Plan and funding policies and strategies; 

  • Timely submission of quality progress reports.

 Education/Experience/Language requirements

Education 

  • Advance Degree in Medical & Health Sciences, in Public Health, Epidemiology or other related field relevant to the above duties. 

  • A first level university 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 

  • Minimum of 5 years of relevant experience in the prevention, treatment, care and support in HIV & AIDS program management. Minimum 7 years of similar experience with a bachelor’s degree is considered equivalent.
  • Prior experience in health programme management and implementation with a focus on HIV/AIDS is an advantage; including coordination with the relevant stakeholders.
  • Excellent writing and analytical skills are required. 
  • Prior experience and familiarity with the UN system and the Global Fund rules and regulations are considered as asset.
  • Knowledge of Google Suites is required.

Language 

     ● Fluency in English and Myanmar required.