|Overview : |
Myanmar is at an historic stage in its development. A new Constitution was adopted in May 2008 and elections were held in November 2010 with bi-elections in April 2012. Parliament and governments have been formed at the national and region/state levels. A number of reforms have already been undertaken focusing on good governance, human rights and reaching cease-fire agreements in a number of conflict areas. These reforms are seen as positive steps, which have led to increasing engagement with the international community and allowed Executive Board of UNDP to lift mandate restrictions and to propose fully fledged UNDP country programme (to be approved by the Executive Board at its 1st regular session in January 2013).
Against this rapidly changing background, UNDP Myanmar is undergoing strategic repositioning and ramping up its capacities in order to effectively support national priorities of democratic Realignment and poverty reduction. After more than 20 years of working exclusively at the grassroots level through the Human Development Initiative, the draft country programme for Myanmar (2013-2015) envisages contributions towards strengthening democratic governance, provision of policy advice for poverty reduction, strengthening resilience against climate change and disaster risk reduction, and targeted support for strengthening institutions of local governance. In this context, UNDP Myanmar has been engaged in a realignment exercise to prepare itself for the new programme cycle of 2013 – 2017. The new office structure was finalised and endorsed by the CO Management, and there is a need of external advisory services to help the office to implement the newly realigned structure, therefore the office is looking for an HR Advisory Services Specialist.