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  • United Nations Population Fund

NATIONAL POST: Programme Associate, Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar Country Office

Organization: UNFPA - United Nations Population Fund


Country: Myanmar

Field location: Nay Pyi Taw

Office: UNFPA - United Nations Population Fund in Nay Pyi Taw

Grade: G-7

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Job Description

Job Title

NATIONAL POST: Programme Associate, Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar Country Office, G-7

Job ID: 12361

Location: Asia and Pacific

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular

Background Information

PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS VACANCY IS OPEN ONLY TO NATIONALS OF MYANMAR.

Duty Station: Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar

Closing Date: 20 October 2017 (5 pm, Yangon time)

Duration: One year (renewable) [i]

[i] No expectancy of renewal in according with UN Staff Regulation 4.5

Organizational Setting

The Programme Associate is located in Nay Pyi Taw Liaison Office and reports to the Programme Specialist, Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment.

Job Purpose

UNFPA’s Third Country Programme in Myanmar was approved by the Executive Board in 2011 and extended in 2015 up to 2017.The Programme focuses on four key areas of intervention: 1) sexual and reproductive health (including HIV/AIDS) 2) youth and adolescents, 3) gender equality and women’s empowerment and 4) population dynamics. UNFPA has partnerships with the government departments, UN agencies, INGOs and local NGOs, foundations and research institutions, with a presence in a number of priority states/regions, integrating development, humanitarian and peace building.

The current Programme is synchronized with the United Nations Strategic Framework for Myanmar 2012-2015 and aligned with UNFPA’s Strategic Plan 2014-2017. The 4th Country Programme is expected to span 2018-2022 within the umbrella of the first United Nations Development Assistance Framework (2018-2022), as well as UNFPA’s new Strategic Plan (2018-2021). The new country programme seeks to support efforts in advancing sexual and reproductive health and rights, gender equality and women’s empowerment and population dynamics. Youth and adolescents and gender issues are mainstreamed throughout the programme.

The Programme Associate is located in Nay Pyi Taw Liaison Office and reports to the UNFPA Programme Specialist, Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment, in close coordination with the head of Nay Pyi Taw Liaison Office/Assistant Representative.

The Programme Associate supports the design, planning and management of UNFPA’s country programme by providing and managing data inputs, providing logistical support, monitoring project implementation and following up on recommendations. The Programme Associate applies established systems and procedures and assists in the creation of substantive knowledge by compiling, synthesizing and analyzing information relevant to population and development, reproductive health and gender issues. S/he is instrumental in facilitating programme/ project implementation using and developing appropriate mechanisms and systems and ensuring compliance with established procedures.

Main Tasks and Responsibilities

Participates in the identification and formulation of the country programme and component projects by compiling and analyzing information in the subject areas of UNFPA assistance to the Government, drafts project documents and work plans and prepares tables and statistical data.

Evaluates project and programme activities, establishing and implementing mechanisms to systematically assess the achievement of results, conducting field visits, participating in review meetings and evaluation missions and preparing regular inputs to status and progress reports. Analyzes basic factors affecting the achievement of results, recommends corrective actions and follows up on recommendations.

Provides support to coordination within UN system in Nay Pyi Taw as well as UNFPA’s engagement on coordination mechanisms, including policy dialogue, between UN agencies, Development Partners, Government, Parliamentarians and Civil Societies.

In coordination with national counterparts and project personnel, guides routine implementation of assigned projects, coordinating delivery of project inputs, ensuring participation of national counterparts in training activities and study tours.

Provides logistical support to projects by coordinating review meetings and other project related workshops and events. Trains and guides project personnel and staff on national execution and programme policies and procedures.

Contributes to creation and sharing of knowledge by synthesizing and documenting findings and lessons learned, success stories and best practices, strategies and approaches of the CO, and drafting relevant materials for dissemination.

Supports advocacy and resource mobilization strategy of the CO by compiling and synthesizing relevant background material for use in discussions and public events. Establishes and maintains network of donor and public information contacts and provides assistance in organizing and conducting donor meetings and public information events.

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