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This is a IICA-1 contract. This kind of contract is known as International Individual Contractor Agreements. It is normally internationally recruited only. It's an external contract. It usually requires 2 years of experience, depending on education. More about IICA-1 contracts.
Background Information - Myanmar
UNOPS Myanmar is one of UNOPS’ leading offices in Asia, acting as fund manager for three of the largest development programmes in the country, namely the Access to Health Fund, the Livelihood and Food Security Fund (LIFT) and the Joint Peace Fund (JPF), and acting as the Principal Recipient for the Global Fund in Myanmar. UNOPS provides procurement, infrastructure, and project management services to a wide range of organisations in the country, including international development partners, other UN agencies, NGOs, and INGOs. UNOPS plays a critical role in ensuring that the quality of services provided to its partners meets stringent requirements of speed, efficiency and cost effectiveness.
Background Information - Job-specific
The Access to Health Fund aims to improve health outcomes for vulnerable populations in conflict-affected areas of Myanmar. The Fund works with Ethnic Health Organizations, national and international NGOs, the United Nations, and other partners to increase people’s access to health services (maternal, newborn and child health, combating HIV and AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria) and to strengthen health systems.
Under the overall leadership of the Senior Program Manager, with the support of the Communications Manager, the Partnership Analyst will support the Senior Program Manager of the Access to Health Fund in the implementation of activities related to partnership coordination, project management, reporting and communications under the Fund.
The Partnership Analyst is responsible to abide by security policies, administrative instructions, plans and procedures of the UN Security Management System and that of UNOPS.
Under the direct supervision of the Senior Program Manager (Access to Health Fund), the Partnership Analyst will coordinate communications tasks and assist the Senior Program Manager as needed in donor and implementing partner relations.
Key responsibilities include:
Reporting, Communications, Information and Knowledge Management
- Coordinate, prepare and quality control programme-specific annual and progress reporting requirements and coordinate these reports with the Access to Health Fund overall reports (content, writing, editing, layout, publishing) to deadline and specifications, including: Narrative Reporting, Environmental Social Monitoring Framework (ESMF) Reporting, Gender Action Plan (GAP) Reporting
- Manage the delivery of other donor reporting requirements including ad hoc requests
Oversee communications activities and ensure synergies between related aspects of the Access to Health Fund and other stakeholders, including close coordination and support for the Access to Health Communications Team
- Coordinate with the Communications Manager of the Access to Health Fund and Communications Analyst to implement the Communications Strategy
- Ensure implementation of visibility requirements for implementing partners
- Maintain relations with donors through regular communication and reporting
- Manage communications products, including the preparation of factsheets and materials needed for workshops, seminars, briefings, and events
- Identifying and obtaining feature stories and other materials to facilitate global/regional advocacy;
Coordination and Partnerships
Coordinate with the Programme Team and development partners to produce project deliverables in a quality and timely manner, support information sharing, and ensure alignment and synergies across Access to Health Fund geographies and thematic areas.
- Coordinate implementation of Gender Action Plan, including establish Gender Group and oversee activities;
- In partnership with the Gender and PSEA team, ensure project activities have mainstreamed the UNOPS PSEA Minimum Requirements
Coordinate implementation of safeguarding requirements, including coordinating with the Infrastructure Unit
Work closely with Programme and Strategy colleagues to ensure coordination, information sharing, alignment and synergies across Access to Health Fund geographies and thematic areas
- Support development of risk register, including identifying and mitigating risks to support implementation of project activities and progress towards programme outcomes. Develop, implement, and update mitigation plan(s) for identified risks.
- In partnership with the Health for All Team, and together with Senior Programme Manager, ensure that programme activities are aligned to the Access to Health Fund cross cutting themes, which include gender equality, accountability, disability inclusion, conflict sensitivity, emergency response
- Coordinate programme visits and monitoring
- Coordinate with local organizations and implementing partners
- Keep the Access to Health Fund and its key partners abreast of developments in the relevant geographic area
Assist in any other other functions as assigned by the supervisor.
- Master’s degree in communication, media studies, journalism, international relations, public/media relations, public relations, management, development or any other related field is required.
- A Bachelor's Degree in combination with 2 additional years of relevant experience may be accepted in lieu of the Master’s Degree.
- Two years of experience in communications, programme management or coordination is required.
- Excellent interpersonal relation and communication skills and ability to maintain strong relations is required
- Excellent English writing and editing skills skills is required
- Experience in report writing is required
- Experience in project management and coordinations is an asset
- Experience in donor relation is an asset
- Previous relevant work experience such as journalism/press, public health, public/media relations, marketing, international relations, writing/editing (including grant/proposal writing), research or any other related fields is required.
- Previous working experience in a similar position with UN, NGO or private organisations would be an asset.
- Experience in personnel management is an asset.
- Strong organizational and multitasking skills is required
- Fluency in both written and spoken English is a strong requirement.
Treats all individuals with respect; responds sensitively to differences and encourages others to do the same. Upholds organizational and ethical norms. Maintains high standards of trustworthiness. Role model for diversity and inclusion.
Acts as a positive role model contributing to the team spirit. Collaborates and supports the development of others. For people managers only: Acts as positive leadership role model, motivates, directs and inspires others to succeed, utilizing appropriate leadership styles. Demonstrates understanding of the impact of own role on all partners and always puts the end beneficiary first. Builds and maintains strong external relationships and is a competent partner for others (if relevant to the role). Efficiently establishes an appropriate course of action for self and/or others to accomplish a goal. Actions lead to total task accomplishment through concern for quality in all areas. Sees opportunities and takes the initiative to act on them. Understands that responsible use of resources maximizes our impact on our beneficiaries. Open to change and flexible in a fast paced environment. Effectively adapts own approach to suit changing circumstances or requirements. Reflects on experiences and modifies own behavior. Performance is consistent, even under pressure. Always pursues continuous improvements. Evaluates data and courses of action to reach logical, pragmatic decisions. Takes an unbiased, rational approach with calculated risks. Applies innovation and creativity to problem-solving. Expresses ideas or facts in a clear, concise and open manner. Communication indicates a consideration for the feelings and needs of others. Actively listens and proactively shares knowledge. Handles conflict effectively, by overcoming differences of opinion and finding common ground.
Contract type, level and duration
Contract type: ICA Contract level: IICA 1, ICS8 Contract duration: Open-ended, subject to organizational requirements, availability of funds and satisfactory performance
For more details about the ICA contractual modality, please follow this link: https://www.unops.org/english/Opportunities/job-opportunities/what-we-offer/Pages/Individual-Contractor-Agreements.aspx
- Please note that the closing date is midnight Copenhagen time
- 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.
- UNOPS seeks to reasonably accommodate candidates with special needs, upon request.
- Work life harmonization - UNOPS values its people and recognizes the importance of balancing professional and personal demands. We have a progressive policy on work-life harmonization and offer several flexible working options. This policy applies to UNOPS personnel on all contract types
- For staff positions only, UNOPS reserves the right to appoint a candidate at a lower level than the advertised level of the post
- For retainer contracts, you must complete a few Mandatory Courses (around 4 hours) in your own time, before providing services to UNOPS.
- 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.
Background Information - UNOPS
UNOPS is an operational arm of the United Nations, supporting the successful implementation of its partners’ peacebuilding, humanitarian and development projects around the world. Our mission is to help people build better lives and countries achieve sustainable development.
UNOPS areas of expertise cover infrastructure, procurement, project management, financial management and human resources.
Working with us
UNOPS offers short- and long-term work opportunities in diverse and challenging environments across the globe. We are looking for creative, results-focused professionals with skills in a range of disciplines.
With over 4,000 UNOPS personnel and approximately 7,000 personnel recruited on behalf of UNOPS partners spread across 80 countries, our workforce represents a wide range of nationalities and cultures. We promote a balanced, diverse workforce — a strength that helps us better understand and address our partners’ needs, and continually strive to improve our gender balance through initiatives and policies that encourage recruitment of qualified female candidates.
Work life harmonization
UNOPS values its people and recognizes the importance of balancing professional and personal demands.