Program Management Office Specialist (Grants and Contracts), Multiple Positions – Myanmar

Program Management Office Specialist (Grants and Contracts), Multiple Positions – Myanmar

Job Responsibilities

Abstract of the principle outcomes:

  1. Grant Administration
  2. Capability evaluation and capability constructing
  3. crew administration
  4. Data administration and innovation

1. Grant Administration:

The Program Administration Workplace (PRMO) – Specialist (Grants and Contracts) will supervise and handle his/her crew to hold out the next actions:

  • Well timed preparation of grant award requests, drafting of grant agreements and amendments, utilizing permitted varieties to make sure all agreements and amendments are drafted and issued according to UNOPS authorized and monetary guidelines and laws.
  • Monitor budgets in grant proposals and confirm their compliance with prevailing market charges.
  • Present help in discussing/negotiating charges/value as required.
  • Confirm reporting necessities and guarantee compliance with these necessities.
  • Coordinate intently with Program, Monitoring and Analysis groups on any delays, dangers or different difficulties in grant administration.
  • Evaluate cost requests and oversee cost processing primarily based on agreed cost schedules.
  • Coordinating the operational closure of tasks.
  • Contribute to the coordination and follow-up of Implementing Companion (IP) audits.
  • High quality Assurance of all grant purposes to make sure compliance with UNOPS grant insurance policies

2. Capability evaluation and capability constructing

The Program Administration Workplace (PRMO) – Specialist (Grants and Contracts) will make sure the profitable implementation of the next actions for the respective programmes:

  • The crew contributes to reviewing and updating the strategy to assessing the monetary and operational capabilities of fund managers, integrating finest practices and evaluation instruments.
  • Monetary and Operational Capability Assessments/Due Diligence Assessments (DDA) of implementing companions are performed when crucial, and follow-up actions are managed and recognized in evaluation stories.
  • Organizing and offering mental property capability growth actions and coaching within the subject of monetary and organizational administration.
  • Day-to-day help and steering are offered to implementing companions and coordinated with the Program Unit to make sure that the IP understands and complies with these requirements.
  • Implementing companions obtain the help required in growing or strengthening their very own inside tips and insurance policies to information the monetary administration of their mission and their organizational actions and to make sure accountability.
  • Consolidate to the utmost extent attainable the IP capability growth efforts of UNOPS Myanmar.

3. Workforce administration

  • Oversee and handle the work of the grants and contracts crew by setting crew targets and an motion plan with key efficiency indicators and measurements, requirements and anticipated outcomes.
  • Attracting and retaining expertise and growing an agile crew crammed with the talents and competencies crucial to make sure optimum efficiency and the power to answer a altering surroundings.
  • Planning and proposing to the Program Administration Workplace Specialist (Grants and Contracts) – Worldwide for the required sources.
  • Successfully plan and allocate sources to attain goals and guarantee cost-effective and applicable use of sources in accordance with UNOPS Requirements of Ethics, Integrity and Accountability Framework.
  • Promote teamwork and cooperation by offering the crew with clear instructions, goals and directives to allow them to carry out their duties responsibly, successfully and effectively.
  • Constantly consider the efficiency and effectiveness of the crew and people and advocate adjustments and/or corrective actions within the crew construction and/or processes to boost and preserve effectiveness within the altering surroundings.

4. Data administration and innovation

  • Maintaining abreast of and integrating the most recent insurance policies particularly with regard to grants, funding, finest practices, approaches and expertise to boost program implementation and outcomes.
  • Institutionalize and share finest practices and classes for institutional growth planning and information constructing.
  • Drafting coverage papers and/or recommending coverage adjustments to align operations with the altering surroundings.
  • Conduct common studying critiques with the crew on grant matters as a part of steady enchancment.
  • Lead the planning, implementation and group to construct the strategic capabilities of workers, shoppers and stakeholders particularly within the subject of grant administration.


  • Establishing a powerful working relationship with key people throughout a variety of implementing companions supported by MMCO programmes.
  • Promote a optimistic work surroundings, respectful of each women and men, and guaranteeing the best requirements of behaviour.
  • Handle the circulation of data between implementing companions and the crew by means of constant and standardized reporting utilizing dashboards to supply a high-level overview of efficiency.
  • Guarantee easy workflow and communication with program and finance groups.
  • Replace the Program Administration Workplace (Grants and Contracts) Specialist – Worldwide on any deviations, outdoors of specified tolerances, from this system plan and the affect of adjustments or issues arising throughout implementation accompanied by a set of options the place attainable.
  • Determine and handle dangers throughout all implementing companions to acquire a programmatic overview of danger publicity.

Education/Experience/Language Requirements


  • A grasp’s diploma in enterprise administration, finance, growth research or a associated self-discipline is required.
  • A Bachelor’s diploma with two further years of expertise related to the duties and duties listed above could also be accepted instead of a Grasp’s diploma.
  • PRINCE2 or PMP certification is most well-liked.

work expertise

  • A minimal of 5 years of progressively accountable expertise in mission and monetary administration is required.
  • Expertise in fund/grant administration operations is a transparent benefit.
  • Expertise in constructing and main profitable groups is a bonus.
  • Good understanding of UNOPS guidelines and laws is a bonus.
  • Expertise in contract and grant administration might be an asset.
  • The Google Workspace expertise is an asset.


  • Full information of English and Myanmar language is required.

Methods to apply

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