Programme Associate

World Food Programme , Myanmar

Skill Required:, Project/ Programme Management
Preferred Experience: 
1 to 3 Years
Closing Date for Applications: 
12th August, 2021

Job Description

  • The United Nations World Food Programme is the 2020 Nobel Peace Prize Laureate. We are the world’s largest humanitarian organization, saving lives in emergencies and using food assistance to build a pathway to peace, stability and prosperity for people recovering from conflict, disasters and the impact of climate change.
  • 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. At WFP, we are driven and defined by our mission to fight world hunger, save lives, feed people’s dreams of a brighter future, reduce risk and help enable people, communities and countries meet their own food and nutrition needs. WFP goes anywhere it’s needed and does what it takes to get the job done. You will find our people at the heart of every major humanitarian intervention around the world, providing the essential life-saving foundation required for those furthest behind. Each year, we reach an average of 80 million people with food assistance in around 80 countries. Delivering our mission requires deep respect for personal and cultural differences and close collaboration between every member of our global team. While the 16,000-people working for WFP reflect the rich diversity of the world in which we work, the vital importance of our shared mission underpins a remarkably close community of purpose.
  • The World Food Programme (WFP) is offering life-changing job opportunities you are unlikely to find in other organizations. Working at WFP will give you the opportunity to work beyond your expectations, to be enriched by truly meaningful work and deepen your professional expertise.


  • WFP’s mission is to help the world achieve Zero Hunger by 2030 as per the Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 2. 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 Naypyitaw.
  • Atthislevel,jobholdersareexpectedtodemonstrateresponsibilityandinitiative to respond independently to various queries with only general guidance.Thereis a requirement to use judgment in dealing with unforeseenoperational problems on a daily basis. Job holders are expected to manage resourcesand coach and coordinate supportstaff.
  • The purpose of this job is to provide effective specialized support and technical analyses to policyand programme activities that effectively meet food assistanceneeds.

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES (not all-inclusive)

Under the direct supervision of Progamme Officer (M&E) and overall supervision by the Head of Research, Assessment and Monitoring (RAM) in Nay Pyi Taw, the incumbent will perform the following duties:

  • Analyze monitoring reports of food quantities and receipts and verify with Logistics data.
  • Analyze on a monthly basis, overall number and status of persons receiving food and non-food assistance.
  • Assist in managing data entry in COMET system (Country Office Tool for Managing programme operations Effectively), WFP’s corporate Programme database.
  • Provide technical support in managing daily updates of beneficiary figures for emergency responses/operation scale-up.
  • Liaise with field offices and OIM to manage beneficiary figures and validate data.
  • Conduct rigorous data quality checks on data collected and liaise with other units to resolve any issues or obtain additional information required.
  • Support monthly reporting of beneficiary figures to the Regional Bureau.
  • Coordinate and communicate with local partners and other agencies as required.
  • Provide technical support to updating distribution plans and monitoring status reports of sub-offices.
  • Prepare monitoring reports as required (periodic reports, statistical information and tables).
  • Identify potential problems and act as a point of contact for resolution of a range of operational queries.
  • Act as a focal point to manage track process monitoring coverage; liaise with field offices regularly to ensure monthly monitoring plans are updated and followed up to ensure adequate field monitoring coverage of WFP project site.
  • Train WFP CO/sub-office staff, food monitors and enumerators on the use of the different standard M&E formats and how to insert the data into the databases to ensure data quality.
  • Provide technical support and guidance to WFP and partners’ staff as required.



  • Understand and communicate the Strategic Objectives: Helps teammates articulate WFP’s Strategic Objectives.
  • Be a force for positive change: Suggests potential improvements to team’s work processes to supervisor.
  • Make the mission inspiring to our team: Explains the impact of WFP activities in beneficiary communities to teammates.
  • Make our mission visible in everyday actions: Articulates how own unit’s responsibilities will serve WFP’s mission.


  • Look for ways to strengthen people's skills: Trains junior teammates on new skills and capabilities.
  • Create an inclusive culture: Seeks opportunities to work with people from different backgrounds.
  • Be a coach & provide constructive feedback: Serves as a peer coach for colleagues in same area of work.
  • Create an “I will”/”We will” spirit: Tracks progress toward goals and shares this information on a regular basis with supervisor.


  • Encourage innovation & creative solutions: Explores ways to consistently be more efficient and accurate in own areas of work and shares new methods of work with colleagues.
  • Focus on getting results: Focuses on getting results and tracks trends in completion rates for own tasks to identify opportunities for efficiency.
  • Make commitments and make good on commitments: Takes responsibility for own tasks and notifies supervisor as soon as possible of potential delays in meeting deadlines or commitments.
  • Be Decisive: Independently decides what action to take when faced with critical choices in the workplace or in dangerous situations in the field.


  • Connect and share across WFP units: Suggests opportunities for partnering with other units to supervisor.
  • Build strong external partnerships: Identifies opportunities to work with colleagues and partners in the field towards common goals.
  • Be politically agile & adaptable: Develops an understanding of the value of WFP’s teams and external partners in fulfilling team’s goals and objectives.
  • Be clear about the value WFP brings to partnerships: Aligns own activities with supervisor’s priorities to fulfill internal and external partner needs.


  • Education:University degree, or equivalent experience, in one or more of the following disciplines: Social Sciences, International Affairs, Business Administration, Development Studies, or, a field relevant to International Development or Humanitarian Assistance.


  • Fluency in both oral and written in English and Myanmar.


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