United Nations Office for Project Services (Myanmar)

Programme Management Specialist

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Last update: Oct 3, 2023 Last update: Oct 3, 2023


Deadline: Oct 23, 2023 Deadline for applications has passed
Location: Thailand Thailand
Job type:Permanent position
English, ThaiEnglish, Thai
Work experience: Min 5 years
Date posted:Oct 3, 2023


Functional Responsibilities
Under the direct supervision of the Senior Programme Manager, the Programme Management Specialist will work to support the delivery of MTBA programme and will be responsible for:

Programme Development 

  • Organizing and participating in scoping missions to support the development of new calls for proposals for Thailand

  •  Supporting the appraisal of project proposals submitted by applicants to assess their compliance with programme’s policies and strategic priorities

  • Following up to ensure timely contracting of projects selected for funding 

Programme Management 

  • Reviewing work plans, progress and financial reports, budget revisions, no-cost extensions and other documentation submitted by implementing partners (IPs) in Thailand to ensure they follow the programme’s  guidelines and meet contractual obligations

  • Monitoring of progress on implementation of activities and budget expenditures, including through conducting regular field visits. Providing technical support to IPs through recommendations for strategic adjustments to improve results

  • Planning and organizing independent mid-term reviews and final evaluations of projects

  • Reviewing audit report findings for IPs and ensuring recommendations are addressed and implemented

  • Organizing donor field visits and preparing briefing materials on project activities and progress achieved

  • Building good relations with relevant stakeholders,  including government agencies, trade unions, civil society organizations, private sector companies, UN agencies, INGOs, research institutes and media.

  • Participating and/or representing the programme at events and technical meetings as required

  • Supporting the implementation of the programme’s annual work plan

Learning and knowledge management

  • Supporting implementation of the Monitoring and Evaluation for Accountability and Learning (MEAL) framework by ensuring that robust MEAL plans are developed and implemented by IPs.

  • Contributing to the preparation of the annual and semi-annual reports by analyzing narrative reports and MEAL data submitted by IPs

  • Support the development and implementation of the Learning Strategy for the programme

  • Coordinate  development of knowledge products to effectively share lessons learned and best practices and ensure adequate dissemination 

  • Lead on maintaining detailed knowledge of the context and situational developments that may affect programming and share with team members

  Other duties

  • Drafting terms of reference for procurement of services as necessary

  • Assisting with the interpretation and translation of documents  when needed

  • Other duties relevant to the implementation of the programme

Education/Experience/Language requirements
  • A Master’s degree preferably in international development, law/human rights, business management, peace studies, sociology or a related field from an accredited academic institution is required

  • A Bachelor’s degree preferably in the above fields with an additional two years of relevant professional experience may be accepted in lieu of a Master’s degree               

 Work Experience 

  • A minimum 5 years of experience in in one or several of the following areas: project/programme development, management and monitoring or  evaluation is required

  • Technical expertise in conflict analysis, peacebuilding and reconciliation, recovery and livelihoods, and humanitarian response is considered a strong asset

  • Experience of working with displaced populations in the Myanmar-Thai border area is considered an asset.

  • Proven ability to write analytical and summative reports in English is considered an asset.

  • Experience working with government officials, international organizations, civil society and other development stakeholders in Thailand is considered an asset.

  • Computer literacy is required

Language Requirements

  • Full working knowledge in written and oral English and fluency in Thai languages is required

  • Knowledge of an additional UN language is desirable

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