Senior Programme Management Officer

United Nations Office for Project Services

Bangkok, Thailand


UNOPS team in Thailand supports, develops and oversees the UNOPS portfolio of projects in Southeast Asia and the Pacific.

Located in Bangkok, the team supports UN agencies, international non-governmental organisations, and governments throughout the region. We provide a range of services, including human resources (HR), financial management, procurement and project implementation services.

UNOPS Thailand delivers large-scale and high volume transactional HR services on behalf of global partners.

To best serve partners' needs, our team utilises standardised and unified systems and processes to ensure the highest quality of services and cost-effectiveness for partners.

Job Specific

The Programme Management - Senior Officer will be working alongside the M+E Unit and the Grants Unit to move the programmatic portfolio forward. The Programme Management - Senior Officer will report to the Senior Programme Manager, and will be the focal person for individual projects and implementing partners from the programme’s pipeline. The Programme Management Senior Officer, supported by  other senior programme team members and specific advisors/resource persons, will review/appraise and develop project proposals with the implementing partner that fit into the programme strategy, while also carrying out key technical and relationship-building functions associated with grant management after grants have been approved and projects are operational.

 Education/Experience/Language requirements


  • Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in Peace and Conflict Studies, Social Sciences, International Development Studies/Human Security, Management or related field is required.
  • A first-level university degree (Bachelor's Degree or equivalent) combined with two additional years of relevant experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.


Required Experience

  • Minimum 3 years’ professional experience in the field of programme development in an international institution, donor agency, NGO or INGO is required.
  • Within these 3 years, a minimum of 2 years of program implementation experience in conflict-affected settings, peace processes and/or governance transitional environments, is required.

Desired Experience

  • Direct experience with applying gender mainstreaming, conflict sensitivity/DNH, risk assessments/mitigation measures and gender inclusion into project design and implementation is highly desirable.
  • Budget development and sub/grant management experience (even if small micro-grants at community levels) is highly desirable.
  • Knowledge of peacebuilding and peace promoting programming and ability to work with peace process stakeholders is highly desirable.
  • Work experience in Southeast Asia is a distinct advantage.
  • Experience with programme-driven M&E practices, data collection and management is an advantage.


  • Fluent spoken and written English required
  • Knowledge of one or more languages practised in Southeast Asia is an advantage.