Programme Manager

United Nations Office for Project Services

Bangkok, Thailand

The Asia Regional Health Cluster (ARHC) was established in 2018 for efficient delivery of Global Fund grants implementation, technical assistance of health initiatives and programmes, and the provision of quality pharmaceuticals and health products in the Asia Region of UNOPS. The ARHC aims to significantly impact the targets of UN Sustainable Development Goal 3 on good health and well-being, by expanding the population benefitting from UNOPS-managed health-related engagements across the Asia Region. 

The ARHC portfolio manages the Principal Recipient (PR) Programme of the Global Fund to fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (Global Fund) in Asia, currently with grants in Cambodia, Lao, Myanmar, Thailand and Vietnam. UNOPS as a PR, is responsible for delivering the targets set out in the grant agreements in collaboration with selected sub-recipients from the National Programmes, local and international non-governmental organizations (NGOs), academic and private sector institutions and UN agencies.

 Background Information

UNOPS is selected as the Principal Recipient for RAI4E Global Fund grant (2024-2026). Under this grant UNOPS will be implementing activities related to malaria elimination, health systems strengthening and integrated health service packages in hard to reach areas along the borders of the 5 GMS countries UNOPS is now searching for an experienced Programme Manager in order to secure quality of programming, implementation, coordination and M&E for an integrated response and related health packages under the RAI4E grant.

Education/Experience/Language requirements


  • A Master’s degree in medicine, health sciences, public health and/or other related field is required; 
  • A Bachelor’s degree in areas mentioned above or related field experience with 2 additional years of experience is considered as equivalent.


  • At least 5 years of relevant experience (or more depending on academic credentials) preferably in health, development and/or social sectors is required; 
  • Strong experience in monitoring and evaluation of health programmes is desirable; 
  • Sound knowledge of relevant UN financial rules, contracting and procurement modalities and procedures would be an asset; 
  • Knowledge of UNOPS and GF rules and policies would be an asset; 
  • Prior experience in managing Principal Recipient programmes would be highly advantageous; 
  • Previous experience in South and/or South-east Asia will be an asset; 
  • Prior experience of working for challenging operating environments, cross-border and hard to reach areas particularly in the field of Public Health (with emphasis on HIV, TB and Malaria) would be a significant asset; 
  • Good knowledge of donor organizations, especially the Global Fund and experience in working with NGOs and civil society is an asset; 
  • Full competency in the usage of computers and office software packages is required. 


  • Fluency in English is required
  • Knowledge of Thai and Myanmar languages would be an asset.