Program Management Office Specialist (Grants and Contracts – Due Diligence Assessment) – Myanmar

Functional responsibilities

Summary of main results:

2.1. Grant Management

2.2 Knowledge management and innovation

2.1 Grant Management

  • Perform due diligence for new implementing partners, follow due diligence assessments with existing implementing partners in coordination with different subject matter experts.
  • Ensure that the due diligence assessment is carried out on time and to the required quality in accordance with UNOPS policies
  • Take the lead role in coordinating fraud and embezzlement cases, including journaling, preparing note for donors, verifying quarterly reports, tracking recovery and documenting all cases.
  • Ensure compliance with the sanctions list for all grants/implementing partners and maintain a tracking and screening log for all implementing partners and sub-partners,
  • Ensure implementing partner checks on OHCHR fact-finding missions and other sanctions lists, including downline partners
  • Assume lead role in risk mapping – New and existing implementing partners and sub-partners and maintain mapping log
  • Follow up with Action Plan PIs against the DDA to track progress and completion.
  • Proactively identify risk mitigation measures as part of downstream risk management.
  • Ensure that all UNOPS due diligence measures are implemented as part of effective grant management.
  • Act as the primary focal point for any risk assessment software/database to which UNOPS Myanmar may subscribe.
  • Continue to improve the existing due diligence assessment questionnaire and other tools for all funds
  • Provide support to implementing partners in strengthening documentation and processes in areas of improvement identified through due diligence assessment
  • Provide assistance to focal points and grant recipients for the timely completion of follow-up actions to due diligence assessments by implementing partners
  • Organize orientation of fund management offices and implementing partners on existing and new due diligence assessment documentation and processes.
  • Lead staff and IP training on standards of conduct, fraud prevention, etc., in coordination with relevant stakeholders.
  • Provide quality assurance on the grant and contract management cycle as assigned by the supervisor.

2.2 Knowledge management and innovation

  • Keep abreast of and incorporate latest/best practices, approaches and technologies to strengthen due diligence assessment process, approach and lessons learned.
  • Regularly update the due diligence assessment questionnaire to meet the needs of the organization in the constantly changing operating environment and associated risks.
  • Maintain close coordination with relevant forums and offices with similar due diligence assessment compliance initiatives to strengthen grant management across the MMCO and other UNOPS offices
  • Provide assistance to other UNOPS offices as a focal point for the MMCO Fund Manager on grants, due diligence assessments and compliance as required.

Education/Experience/Language Requirements


  • A master’s degree in accounting, financial management, cash management, business management, business administration or related field is required.
  • A bachelor’s degree combined with 2 additional years of experience relevant to the above duties and responsibilities may be accepted in lieu of a master’s degree.
  • Certification in PRINCE2 or PMP is preferred.
  • Chartered accountant or equivalent professional qualification is an asset.

Professional experience

  • A minimum of 5 years of progressively responsible experience in compliance, fraud prevention, legal, or project management/related field in a private or public organization is required.
  • Experience in fund/contract and/or grant management operations is a distinct advantage.
  • Experience in building and leading high performing teams is an advantage.
  • A good understanding of UNOPS financial rules and regulations is an advantage.
  • Experience with Google Workspace is an asset.
  • A working knowledge of ERP and the use of electronic financial management systems is desired.


  • Full knowledge of English and the Burmese language is essential.

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