Programme Management Intern

UNOPS , Yangon, Myanmar

Skill Required:, Project/ Programme Management
Preferred Experience: 
Closing Date for Applications: 
19th August, 2019

Job Description

Background Information - Myanmar

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 targeting drug resistant malaria in the greater Mekong sub-region. UNOPS provides procurement, infrastructure and project management services to a wide range of organizations 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 - Job-specific

Fund Management has become a recognized strength of UNOPS Myanmar and a new potential business model for other country offices in the region. UNOPS Myanmar Programme Management Office provides support in grants management, budgeting and reporting, capacity assessment and building of implementing partners and oversight and compliance. UNOPS Myanmar will build on the accumulated knowledge and expertise and establish a Centre of Excellence in Programme Management to assist UNOPS offices elsewhere to expand engagements in programme/fund management in a recognized and consistent way. Programmes - if set up and managed well - can achieve the impact and scale required to make tangible contributions to the sustainable development goals (SDGs). Programmes bring synergies and sustainable, lasting impact. They provide unique platforms for innovative approaches at scale and value for money.

Reporting to the Head of the Programme Management Office, the Programme Management Intern will support the Programme Management Office in the context of project and programme management maturity roadmap and contribute to the standardizing and application of tools, systems and processes. Programme Management Intern will primarily be supporting LIFT, Access to Health and Joint Peace Fund.

Functional Responsibilities

The main functions of the Programme Management Intern include:

  • Assist with roll out of maturity road map for programme management
  • Support in developing programme management dashboard and administer
  • Support in documentation management processes to support better information management.
  • Support in implementation of project and programme management best practices
  • Support in implementation of grants management processes, tools and templates
  • Support in the harmonization of Programme Management Office templates and roll out
  • Assist in rolling out of capacity building and training plan on programme management
  • Support in the design and roll out necessary systems and processes to strengthen programme management
  • Perform other tasks as assigned by the supervisor

Education/Experience/Language requirements:

Education: Candidates must have an undergraduate degree and be either currently enrolled in a Master’s or PhD course in a relevant field such as development studies, project/programmemanagement, international relations, social science or related areas, or have graduated within the past three years prior to the application date of the internship.

Work Experience:

  • Minimum 1 year, in project management support, grants management, and/or programme management is desirable
  • Experience in the usage of computers and office software packages is required
  • Prior programme management certification is highly desirable
  • Demonstrated ability to work with minimal supervision in a complex environment is an asset.


  • Fluency in English required
  • Fluency in Myanmar is an advantage


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