Programme Associate, Taunggyi, Myanmar

Organization: United Nations World Food Programme (WFP)

Country: Myanmar

Field location: Taunggyi

Office: WFP in Taunggyi

Closing date: Friday, 17 March 2023

Vacancy Announcement

WFP encourages female candidates and people with disabilities to apply.

WFP seeks candidates of the highest integrity and professionalism who share our humanitarian principles. Selection of staff is made on a competitive basis. We are committed to promoting diversity and the principle of equal employment opportunity for all our employees and encourages qualified candidates to apply irrespective of religion or belief, ethnic or social background, gender, gender identity and disability.


Job Title: Programme Associate

Position Level: SC 6

Number of Post: 1

Type of contract: Service Contract

Duration: 12 Months

Duty Station: Taunggyi

Report to : Head of Area Office, Taunggyi

VA Number: 557647

Date of Publication: 3 March 2023

Deadline of Application: 17 March 2023


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.


To provide effective specialized support and technical analyses to policy and programme activities that effectively meet food assistance needs.

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES (not all-inclusive)

Under the direct supervision of Head of Area office in Taunggyi , the incumbent will perform the following duties: -

Provide technical support and assist in the development and implementation of various activities and processes supporting alignment with wider programme policies and guidelines.

Provide specialized project management support to ensure that the various activities are performed within the established targets following WFP’s policies and procedures.

Within the response activities, prepare a range of reports and data analysis (e.g. food assistance needs, resource utilization, programme status, performance) and highlight trends/issues ensuring deliverables adhere to corporate standards and quality control.

Ensure and/or perform accurate, timely recording of data within emergency food distribution (e.g. FLA summary, monthly distribution reports and payment tracking) and consistency of information presented to stakeholders.

Liaise and coordinate with the Shan State authorities and local authorities for smooth and effective implementation of WFP operation in Southern Shan.

Coordinate and communicate with local partners and local authorities to perform selection of the most vulnerable households and to ensure efficient delivery of food assistance.

Liaise with SO1/ ACT1, Supply Chain, Field Support and Finance Units to support effective collaboration, implementation and monitoring of emergency food distribution.

Support the capacity building of cooperating partners in targeting, registration, food delivery, distribution and reporting.

Review FLA proposals including target people, food requirement and budget for emergency food distribution.

Review and/or certify food requests, monthly distribution reports and payment claims of cooperating partners.

Monitor the project progress and report back to the office the challenges, constraints, lessons learnt and recommendations.

Monitor the project implementation and provide constructive feedbacks to the partner and provide technical assistance to the partner accordingly.

Conduct the rapid food need assessment/ feasibility assessment of WFP transfer modalities as necessary.

Assist in creating and data entry for partnership, food release notes and monthly distribution report in COMET.

Facilitate capacity building trainings, workshops, and internal/ external mission visits.

Act as a point of contact for resolution of a range of operational queries and problems within emergency food distribution.

Other task as assigned by line Manager.


Education: Completion of secondary school education. A post-secondary certificate in the related functional area

Experience: Six or more years of progressively responsible work experience in the relative business stream with experience in general administrative work.

Knowledge & Skills:

Proficient in the use of office equipment and computer software packages, such as Microsoft Word.

Knowledge of work routines and methods in order to complete processes under minimal supervision.

Uses tact and courtesy to give and receive information to a wide range of individuals.

Ability to identify data discrepancies and rectify problems requiring attention.

Ability to offer guidance or basic on-the-job training to more junior staff.

Language: Fluency in both oral and written communication in English and Myanmar and local dialect at the duty station will be an added advantage.


Has experience or basic knowledge of humanitarian policy and emergency preparedness

Has participated in implementing programs;
Has observed or assisted with policy discussions.


To be considered, interested candidates are invited to apply via ( Only short-listed candidates will be contacted. We want to ensure the recruitment process is fully accessible. Please contact us at to advise us of any accessibility needs you may have. This email is only to be used for any accessibility requirement in terms of application and not for sending the application itself.


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.


WFP is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce. WFP has zero tolerance for sexualexploitation and abuse, any kind of harassment, including sexual harassment, abuse of authority ordiscrimination. All selected candidates will, undergo rigorous reference and background checks.

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.

All WFP Employees are expected to demonstrate the competencies and standards of behaviour aligned with our core values and defined in the WFP LEADERSHIP FRAMEWORK, namely:

Leading by example with integrity,

Driving results and delivering on commitments,

Fostering inclusive and collaborative teamwork,

Applying strategic thinking,

Building and maintaining sustainable partnerships.

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