Administration Senior Officer

United Nations Office for Project Services

Yangon, Myanmar (formerly Burma)

Experience: 0 to 3 Years

Skill Required: HR and Admin

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). In addition, UNOPS is Principal Recipient for the Global Fund in Myanmar and for the Global Fund’s regional artemisinin-resistance initiative towards elimination of Malaria, which works to accelerate progress towards malaria elimination in the greater Mekong sub-region. UNOPS provides procurement, infrastructure and project management services to a wide range of organisations in the country, including the Government of Myanmar, 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 

Under the guidance and direct supervision of the Head of Support Services, the Administration Senior Officer is responsible for the quality of administrative support services provided within the Country Office. He/she analyzes and interprets the administrative rules and regulations and provides solutions to complex issues related to administration. The Administration Senior Officer promotes a collaborative, client-focused, quality and results-oriented approach.

The Administration Senior Officer may supervise and lead the team of administration personnel within theCountry Office. The Administration Senior Officer works in close collaboration with the support services, programme and project teams locally and with UNOPS HQ colleagues, UN agencies and Government officials, to successfully deliver administrative services.

Education/Experience/Language requirements


  • Master’s degree (or equivalent) in Business or Public Administration, Engineering or related fields is required.  
  • A first-level university degree in combination with required qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.

 Working Experience

  • A minimum of 2 years of relevant experience at the national or international level in administrative management particularly in facilities and vehicle fleet management.
  • The candidate must have proven experience in any two of the following functional areas: facilities and/or building management, administrative services, asset management and vehicle fleet management.
  • Experience in the usage of computers and office software packages (MS Office 2003 and/or newer versions) is required. Experience in the usage of Google Suite Applications is desirable.

Language Requirements

  • Full working knowledge in written and oral English and fluency in Myanmar  language required. 
  • Knowledge of a second UN working language desirable.