Programme Associate (Information Management) SC6, Yangon, Myanmar

Organization: United Nations World Food Programme (WFP)

Country: Myanmar

City: Yangon, Myanmar

Office: WFP Myanmar

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Contract type

Service Contract SC6

Post Title

Programme Associate (Information Management)

Number of Post


Duty Station


Report To

FSS Coordinator

Duration of Service

12 months (Extendable)

Opening Date for Application

26 October 2020

Closing Date for Application

09 November 2020


The United Nations World Food Programme is the world’s largest humanitarian agency fighting hunger worldwide. The mission of WFP is to help the world achieve Zero Hunger in our lifetimes. Every day, WFP works worldwide to ensure that no child goes to bed hungry and that the poorest and most vulnerable, particularly women and children, can access the nutritious food they need.

In emergencies, WFP gets food to where it is needed, saving the lives of victims of war, civil conflict and natural disasters. After an emergency, WFP uses food to help communities rebuild their shattered lives. On average, WFP reaches more than 80 million people with food assistance in 75 countries each year. The organization has the global footprint, deep field presence and local knowledge and relationships necessary to provide access to nutritious food and contribute to the lasting solutions, especially in many of the world’s most remote and fragile areas.

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has been presented in Myanmar since 1994 and is now focusing on helping the Government reach its national Zero Hunger Challenge by 2025. WFP’s work in the country is guided by three priorities: emergency preparedness and response; nutrition; and provision of social safety nets.


WFP’s mission is to help the world achieve Zero Hunger by 2030 as per the Sustainable Development Goal (SDG)

It works to ensure that the poorest and most vulnerable, particularly women and children, can access the nutritious food they need.

The Myanmar CSP 2018-2022 approved by the WFP Executive Board in November 2017 and it aims to contribute to three Strategic Outcomes that are aligned to four Strategic Results of SDG 2 (Zero Hunger) and SDG 17 (Partnerships for Development). A total of eight Activities are planned to be implemented to achieve the contributions to the three Strategic Outcomes.

Under the Integrated Road Map (IRM) WFP has committed to a new way of working, linking not only all activities to the defined Strategic Outcomes, but also linking the resources used for implementing the activities to the results achieved.

The three strategic outcomes are: SO 1: ‚Crisis-affected people in food insecure areas meet their food and nutrition needs all year round.‘ Lifesaving food and/or cash will be provided to women, men, girls and boys affected by natural disasters, armed conflict, and inter-communal violence.

SO 2: ‚Vulnerable people in states and regions with high food insecurity and/or malnutrition have access to food all year round.‘ WFP will provide food/cash assistance to vulnerable populations, while providing technical assistance to support the government in strengthening its social protection programmes, food systems and emergency preparedness capacity.

SO 3: ‚Children under 5 in Myanmar have improved nutrition in line with national targets by 2022.‘ WFP will contribute to increasing the availability and access to safe and nutritious food for vulnerable and affected populations in crisis and non-crisis situations to enhance their nutrition and resilience. WFP will also support the government in implementing national nutrition actions, including SBCC, preventive nutrition specific and sensitive interventions, and scale-up of management of acute malnutrition.


This job is located in WFP Myanmar Office in Yangon.

At this level, job holders are responsible for technical work including data analysis & infographic such as data collection, data analysis, maps productions and development of dashboards in regards with Food Security Sector (FSS) activities. The produced material (maps, dashboards, data analysis...) must highlight programme/project context, challenges and gaps in the implementation of Food Security Sector activities countrywide. The job holder must produce material that can help Food Security Sector decision makers to take the appropriate decisions to ensure that the objectives of the FS sector are reached. The said material would be used to develop good practices/SOP (Standard Operating procedures)/guidelines at Food Security Sector level. The job holders are also in charge of keeping the Food Security sector website up-to-date.

The job holders contribute as technical focal points in the area of vulnerability assessment and analysis in all computer/software technical aspects. In addition, the job holders work on the identification and resolution of a wide range of issues/problems, and effectively handle unforeseen situations. They may be appointed to handle planning, set FS Sector or other administrative work.

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES (not all-inclusive)

Under the direct and overall supervision by the FSS Coordinator, the incumbent will perform the following duties:

Support the Humanitarian Needs Overview (HNO) preparation: provide data for food security indicators (based on the Joint Intersectoral Analysis Framework ); together with the FSS Coordinator , and along with Information Management Working Group, analyse the severity of needs and define People in Need (PiN);
Support the development, together with the FSS Coordinator and in consultation with sector partners, of the coordination of FSC response plans, strategy and logframe (e.g. the Humanitarian Response Plan);
Support FSS Coordinator in creating and monitoring Food Security Cluster (FSC) Humanitarian Programme Cycle (HPC) online system for project submission;
Proactively gather information from FSS partners and other organizations which may be of use in ensuring informed decision-making processes;
Develop and maintain database about FSS partners‘ activities, analyse and process the data, and share final information and products (dashboards, maps, etc.) with FSS partners. Ensure that data is collected and presented in a way consistent with the FSS objectives

Ensure financial monitoring for cluster response activities (check OCHA Financial Tracking System);
Conduct secondary data review, compile an inventory of available assessments and provide FSC partners (and IPC where applicable) with a list of available information/data with respective sources on a regular basis (e.g. common Cluster / Sector data sets, including population data disaggregated by age and sex, assessments and other surveys such as EFSA /CFSAM/SMART, IPC);
Create and maintain Contact directories and mailing lists;
Maintain updated global Food Security Cluster country and the FSC Humanitarian Response webpages with all relevant material;
Conduct capacity building for FSS partners on Information Management (e.g. on monitoring / reporting formats, project submission, excel use);
Contribute to the development of reports (Sitreps, Bulletins, newsletters) by providing the FSS Coordinator with data and information;
Assist in organizing FSS meetings and working groups (if applicable);
Together with the FSS Coordinator, support gFSC initiatives, e.g. CCPM (Cluster Coordination Performance Monitoring), global cluster annual overview, global dashboards, etc.;
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Liaise with OCHA and IM Focal Points in other clusters, and attend IM Working Group meetings or other relevant WG meetings - share information as appropriate;


Understand and communicate the Strategic Objectives: Coaches team in the most effective ways to communicate WFP’s Strategic Objectives to WFP team and partners in the field.

Be a force for positive change: Implements new methods or tools to improve team’s work processes and productivity.

Make the mission inspiring to our team: Maps team’s activities and tasks to specific successes in beneficiary communities to showcase positive impact.

Make our mission visible in everyday actions: Explains to teammates how each unit contributes to the overall WFP mission.


Look for ways to strengthen people’s skills: Identifies skill development opportunities such as training modules or on-the-job experiences for self, colleagues and direct reports.

Create an inclusive culture: Facilitates team building activities to build rapport in own unit.

Be a coach & provide constructive feedback: Facilitates the pairing of junior colleagues with coaches within own team.

Create an ‚I will‘/‘We will‘ spirit: Proactively anticipates potential challenges and develops mitigation plans to ensure that team meets goals and targets.


Encourage innovation & creative solutions: Identifies opportunities to be creative in own work and to help team be more innovative and accurate in their respective tasks and areas of work.

Focus on getting results: Monitors team’s deliverables and provides feedback to ensure outcomes are delivered consistently and accurately.

Make commitments and make good on commitments: Provides accurate guidance to team on expected responsibilities and tasks, whilst also upholding own commitment to the team.

Be Decisive: Sets an example and provides guidance to junior team members on when to escalate issues when faced with challenging issues in the workplace or in the field.


Connect and share across WFP units: Facilitates partnerships with other WFP units to accomplish missions in the field.

Build strong external partnerships: Sets an example and provides guidance to team on how to build relationships with external partners.

Be politically agile & adaptable: Articulates to colleagues or direct reports the value of contributing to other WFP teams and agency partnerships in fulfilling WFP’s goals and objectives.

Be clear about the value WFP brings to partnerships: Organizes, monitors, and prioritizes own and team’s efforts to ensure that they will fulfil the needs of internal and external partners.


Capability Name

Description of the behaviour expected for the proficiency level

Programme Lifecycle & Food Assistance

Demonstrates ability to identify key variables and contextual factors that affect food assistance problems and programmes throughout the lifecycle to inform quality programme design or re-design.

Transfer Modalities (Food, Cash, Vouchers)

Demonstrates ability to implement, under guidance, food assistance programmes deploying the full range of transfer modalities with an understanding of basic principles guiding modality selection and implementation.

Broad Knowledge of Specialized Areas

Understands basic technical concepts and data and their relevance to food assistance programmes.

Emergency Programming

Displays capacity to provide inputs into the development, implementation and realignment of high quality emergency programmes.

Strategic Policy Engagement w/Government

Understands and applies basic principles of engagement with government counterparts at the national or local level.


Education: University Degree-level qualification or equivalent - preferably in Statistics, Economics, Data Management, GIS and other related fields;
Language: Fluent in written and oral skills in both English and Myanmar.

Knowledge/ Skills & Experience: Knowledge of humanitarian assistance and development practice. Preferable to have general knowledge of UN system policies, rules, regulations and procedures governing procurement administration. Training and/or experience utilizing computers, including word processing, spreadsheet and other standard WFP software packages and systems.


Essential Technical Skills: Strong knowledge of and experience in using advanced Excel Knowledge of data visualization and mapping: ability to collect and organize data for map production, map production (using ArcGIS, QGIS, or any other mapping tools) Ability to present information in understandable tables, charts and graphs. Ability to maintain and manage website content for the cluster. Data storage and file management expertise. Other Skills that are considered desirable: Data analysis using statistical software Assessment, Survey, and Monitoring and Evaluation Information Technology Control of working language in country of deployment


This post is opened for Myanmar Nationals Only.

Applications received after the closing date will not be considered. Only short-listed candidates will be notified.

Female applicants and qualified applicants are especially encouraged to apply

WFP has zero tolerance for discrimination and does not discriminate on the basis of HIV/AIDS status.

No appointment under any kind of contract will be offered to members of the UN Advisory Committee on Administrative and Budgetary Questions (ACABQ), International Civil Service Commission (ICSC), FAO Finance Committee, WFP External Auditor, WFP Audit Committee, Joint Inspection Unit (JIU) and other similar bodies within the United Nations system with oversight responsibilities over WFP, both during their service and within three years of ceasing that service.