National Project Professional Personals (NPPP) Gender/Gender Equality and Women Empowerment

20 April 2018


Vacancy Notice No.:                2018/003 (Re-Advertisement)

Grade:                                     SC-9

No. of Position:                        1 Post

Duty Stations:                          Sittwe, Rakhine State

Type of contract:                     Service Contract

Duration of Appointment:       One year (with possibility of extension)

Application Deadline:             20 April 2018 (5:00 pm Yangon Time)

Position Starting Date             As soon as possible


Applications are invited from interested Myanmar nationals.

Interested candidates should submit their application with a motivation letter together and an updated UN P-11 Form, relevant educational certificates showing highest level of educational attainment and the names and contact information of three references. Please indicate in your motivation letter where you have seen the vacancy announcement. UNFPA Myanmar operates a strict policy of pre-employment security screening. It is essential that applicants provide full and current contact details for all previous employers, institutions and referees. Applications submitted without these details WILL NOT be processed.  If candidates apply by email, the attachments should not be more than 4MB for one transmission.


Applicants can be submitted to the following UNFPA Office:

To:               UNFPA Representative

Attention:      International Operations Manager

            UNFPA, No. 6, Natmauk Road, Yangon



Sittwe Office, No. 23, Pyi Htaung Su Street, Pyi Daw Tha Quarter, Sittwe


1.       Organizational Location

UNFPA’s 4th Country Programme Document (2018-2022) for Myanmar was approved by the Executive Board in September 2017. The Programme focuses on three key areas of intervention 1) sexual and reproductive health) 2) gender equality and women’s empowerment and 3) population dynamics. The proposed Country Programme is aligned with new UNFPA’s Strategic Plan (2018-2021) and the first United Nations Development Assistance Framework (2018-2021). Youth and adolescents as well as gender equality and related human rights, are mainstreamed throughout the programme.

UNFPA has partnerships with the government departments, UN agencies, INGOs and local NGOs, foundations and research institutions.  UNFPA has a presence in a number of priority states/regions, integrating development, peace building and humanitarian spectrums.

UNFPA has been scaling up its programming in Rakhine State from 2016 through the multi-year UNFPA-donor joint trust fund “Women and Girls First Programme” (2016-2018). Under the Women and Girls First programme, UNFPA is committed to leading the international community and supporting national stakeholders in addressing gaps in gender equality, improving sexual and reproductive health services, responding to and preventing gender based violence (GBV) and integrating gender equality and women's human rights perspectives into national policies, development frameworks and laws.

The Women and Girls First Programme is an integral component of UNFPA 4th country programme. The important component of Women and Girls First Programme is the development of policies in line with the key priority areas of the National Strategic Plan for the Advancement of Women (2013 – 2022). In order to both build capacity within the Ministry of Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement to support best practice processes for policy and guidelines implementation, including coordination, consultation and collaboration across Ministries to support strengthened case management for GBV survivors.  UNFPA will second the officers into UNFPA to provide the requisite support to ensure strong outcomes.

2.       Job Purpose

Under the Women and Girls First Programme, UNFPA is working towards strengthening the case management systems of the Department of Social Welfare (DSW) to support sustainable response and prevention systems for survivors of gender-based violence. In order to best support this approach, UNFPA is seeking the national expert to be seconded into the DSW office in Sittwe, Rakhine State. The national expert will perform a mentoring role to support DSW staff and to strengthened GBV response and prevention services in the Rakhine State.

Under the overall supervision of the Deputy Representative and direct supervision of the International Programme Specialist, GBV based in Sittwe, the incumbent will be responsible for assisting smooth implementation of the UNFPA‐supported policies and guidelines related to Women and Girls First Programme outcomes.

3.       Major Activities/Expected Results

  • Ensure that DSW case managers are provided with capacity and mentoring in order to enable a safe response to survivors of gender based violence;
  • Develop and implement, in collaboration with DSW and with the technical support of UNFPA, a case management system under any existing or revised Standard Operating Procedures;
  • Support DSW in the monitoring of the safety of the referral pathways for survivors of GBV in accordance with any existing Standard Operating Procedures;
  • Support and participate in UNFPA capacity building activities in the area of response in Rakhine State;
  • Deploy with DSW case managers to support emergency responses to ensure on the job mentoring;
  • Support DSW in the safe and ethical collection of data in relation to the incidence of gender based violence and support the DSW contribution to the GBV Information Management System;
  • Ensure that the DSW case managers are provided with strong capacity and mentoring to achieve a high quality of case management of survivors. This includes supporting the building of relationships and networks across already existing civil society and local organisations who are providing GBV response and prevention services;
  • Carry out regular monitoring of the progress of project activities in assigned areas and provide timely inputs for reporting on the progress towards achieving results based on the programme log frame indicator;
  • Use and apply systematically standard guidelines and protocols such as IASC GBV guidelines, SRH/GBV in humanitarian settings related instruments during assessment, planning and implementation of GBV programming. Disseminate and ensure that DSW case managers use, adapt and apply in their respective programming;
  • Coordinate with the Programme Specialist, GBV in efficient implementation of the GBV-related project activities;
  • Facilitate the timely processing of all UNFPA‐assisted activities and submission of reports to UNFPA;
  • Support the facilitation of coordination across Government, CSOs as well as local and international organizations in order to progress and support a multi sectoral GBV response.
  • Act as focal point for any issues in relation to UNFPA activities  which would require the support and collaboration of DSW;
  • Perform any other duties assigned by UNFPA

4.       Work Relations

The NPPP facilitates the work of consultants, advisors, and experts and establishes and maintains collaborative relationships with counterparts in government, multi-lateral and bilateral donor agencies and civil society to address emerging issues as well as UNFPA Programme Specialists, GBV.  S/he must effectively influence counterparts from diverse backgrounds to jointly contribute to achieving UNFPA’s mandate. The NPPP is a substantive contributor to the programme team in the Country Office.

Internal contacts include the Representative, Deputy Representative, Assistant Representative, the CO’s programme/ technical team. External contacts include other UN agencies in country, and counterparts and partners in Country programme activities, including international NGOs, experts etc.

5.       Job Requirements


  • Master’s degree or equivalent degree in law, social work or other social sciences, public/community health as it relates to gender and GBV, gender and development; or
  • Bachelor’s degree with 4 years of related experience in lieu of Master’s degree

Knowledge and Experience:

  • At least two years of progressive work experience in policy development or law making.
  • Understanding of the Gender/GBV and its social and economic implications.
  • Experience addressing/integrating gender, and/or sexual and reproductive health and rights issues in emergency and post conflict contexts.
  • Knowledge of gender issues in development, particularly GBV, including relevant international human rights standards; and operational and advocacy experience implementing UN SC (Security Council)  resolutions on Women Peace and Security (1325, 1820, 1888, 1889 and 1960);
  • Past experience in the UN system is an asset.
  • Strong interpersonal communication skills with the ability to interact effectively as part of national team and to work harmoniously with people of different national and cultural backgrounds


  • Exemplifying integrity
  • Demonstrating commitment to UNFPA and the UN system
  • Embracing cultural diversity
  • Embracing change

Core Competencies:

  • Achieving results
  • Being accountable
  • Developing and applying professional expertise/ business acumen
  • Thinking analytically and strategically
  • Working in teams/ managing ourselves and our relationship
  • Communicating for impact

Managerial Competencies (if applicable):

  • Providing strategic focus
  • Engaging internal/external partners
  • Leading, developing and empowering people/ creating a culture of performance
  • Making decisions and exercising judgment

Functional Skill Set:

  • Advocacy/ Advancing a policy-oriented agenda
  • Leveraging the resources of national governments and partners/ building strategic alliances and partnerships
  • Ability to work within the Government (at the central as well as local levels), other UN agencies, INGOs and Local NGOs
  • Delivering results-based programmes
  • Internal and external communication and advocacy for results mobilization


  • English and Myanmar Fluency in spoken and written. Local language in  Rakhine State is an asset.

Other Required Skills

  • Experience in application of conflict sensitivity and “do no harm” approaches programming
  • Diplomatic skills and political savviness in a highly complex working environment is required.



UNFPA reserves the right to offer comparable positions to those qualified candidates that may not have been selected for the position which they applied for. These offers will be based on the needs of the organization, appropriateness and relevance to the candidate’s educational backgrounds and work experience.

Only those candidates in whose qualifications and experience the Office has further interest will be contacted for subsequent interviews. UNFPA practice relating to recruitment prohibits hiring of persons currently engaged in Government service or who have left Government service during the past 6 months.

  1. This vacancy is open to applicants of either sex.
  2. UNFPA provides equal opportunities to all citizens in Myanmar.  The conditions governing employment are defined in the Staff Regulations and Staff Rules of UNFPA. 
  3. There is no application, processing or other fee at any stage of the application process.
  4. UNFPA does not solicit or screen for information in respect of HIV or AIDS and does not discriminate on the basis of HIV/AIDS status.
  5. UNFPA regrets its inability to reply individually or to attend to telephone queries on the above advertised post.