Programme Management - Senior Officer (Security Risk Management)

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Last update: Apr 19, 2024 Last update: Apr 19, 2024


Deadline: May 5, 2024 Deadline for applications has passed
Location: Myanmar
Organization: UNOPS
Job type:Contract, 4 to 12 months
Burmese, English Burmese, English
Work experience:Min 4 years
Date posted: Apr 19, 2024


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Dutystation: Yangon, Myanmar

Functional responsibilities

Under the direct supervision of Programme Management Specialist and in accordance with the UNOPS policies, procedures and practices, the Programme Management Senior Officerwill involve in the following principal areas:

  1. Support the FMO programme officers managing CSO contracts with practical advice and assistance on Security Risk Management issues

  2. Provide direct and practical support to CSO implementing partners according to their needs and capacities

  3. Ensure that LIFT implementing partners with sub-partnership agreements with CSOs support them for Security Risk Management

  4. Contribute to exchange and learning within the FMO and among the partners to identify good practices that improve safety and security.

More specifically, the postholder will be carrying out the following:
A. Analyze and communicate security information

  • Review project proposals and comment on the Risk Analysis provided by applicants including reports from IPs;

  • Ensure Security Risks are identified or will be identified before start of implementation;

  • Ensure that budgets include security related expenditures.

B. Assessments

  • Guide or validate security risks assessments of CSO partners

  • Identify gaps and provide advice to address the gaps

C. Capacity building

  • Identify and propose capacity building needs for FMO staff on safety and security related topics, including training, self-learning and coaching

  • Train/organize security and safety related training for CSO partners and their staff

D. Implementation support

  • Assist CSOs in the development of simple and practical Security Risk Management Plans;

  • Provide guidance for the development and use of tools, guidelines, checklists and standard operating procedures ensuring that a Security Risk Management Plan is an integral part of the organizational culture and programme implementation; some of the areas to be considered will include:

    • Safe travel of staff

    • Safe transport of supplies and equipment

    • Safe use of IT equipment and communication devices

    • Hibernation and relocation

    • Response measures for incidents, including management structures (such as Crisis Management Team)

  • Conduct field and monitoring visits to review the implementation and use of safety and security plans and tools by LIFT implementing partners.

  • Conduct simple safety and security assessment with LIFT implementing partners, focusing on civil society organizations.

E. Coordination and representation

  • Represent UNOPS as focal point in meetings and working groups and other forums related to Safety & Security

  • Prepare information related to safety and security for the Fund Director and other FMO team members as needed and requested


Education/Experience/Language requirements


  • Bachelor degree in any field is required.

  • Master degree may substitute for required years of experience.

  • Recognised training in security risk management is desirable

Work Experience

  • Minimum 4 years work experience preferably in practical security risk management with an International or National NGO; experience in operations/logistics in a complex and/or conflict setting would also be considered.

  • Experience of liaising effectively with different stakeholders within an organization as well as coordinating with external stakeholders, including CSOs and NGOsis desirable.

  • Proven capability to identify security risks in an organization and develop practical systems to enhance security risk management including transport, procurement, office management, fleet management, digital safety, hibernation & relocation planningis an asset.

  • Experience in delivering or organizing trainings related to security risk managementis highly desirable.

  • Ability to plan and organize work and to develop clear goals that are consistent with agreed strategies is highly preferred.


  • Full working knowledgein English and fluency in Myanmar language is required.

  • Knowledge of other languages used in Myanmar is considered as an asset.

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