Programme Assistant G5 (Nutrition)

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    Health / Medical
  • Deadline:
    December 6, 2022


Vacancy Announcement

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.

WFP encourages female candidates and people with disabilities to apply.


Job Title: Programme Assistant (Nutrition) GS5

Grade: General Service Level 5

Type of contract: Fixed Term

Duration: 12 months (extendable)

Duty Station: Myitkyina

Reporting to: Programme Associate

Opening Date of Application : 22 November 2022

Closing Date of Application: 06 December 2022


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

Key Accountability (not-all inclusive)

Under the direct supervision of Programme Associate and overall supervision by the Head of Field Office in Myitkyina, the incumbent will perform the following duties:

  • Liaise with cooperating partners to support effective collaboration, implementation and monitoring of ongoing Nutrition activities.
  • Act as the focal point for the Nutrition activities.
  • Coordinate and communicate with local partners, agencies, NGOs and government institutions to perform accurate nutrition assessments and analyses and to ensure efficient targeting of nutrition assistance.
  • Perform accurate, timely recording of data within the specific technical area of work (e.g. food security and vulnerability assessments) following corporates standards and guidelines;
  • Work and exchange information with internal counterparts to support effective collaboration, implementation and monitoring of ongoing project activities;
  • Assist the Programme Associate in providing technical support and assist in the development and implementation of nutrition activities under Myitkyina Field Office supporting alignment with wider programme policies and guidelines.
  • Provide specialized project management support to Nutrition programmes to ensure that the various activities are performed within the estabilished targets following WFP’s policies and procedures
  • Prepare a range of reports and data analysis (eg. Nutrition assistance needs, resource utilization, programme status, performance) and highlight trends/issues ensuring deliverables adhere to corporate standards and quality control for activities under SO3.
  • Ensure and/or perform accurate, timely recording of data for activities under SO3 and consistency of information presented to management.
  • Support Programme Associate  and Finance team at Myitkyina Field Office level to prepare quarterly budgets for SO3 activities implementation.
  • Support capacity building of WFP staff, cooperating partners and community volunteers.
  • Act as a point of contract for resolution of a range of operational queries and problems in the implementation of nutrition programme activities (SO3).
  • Follow standard emergency preparedness practices to ensure WFP is able to quickly respond and deploy needed nutrition resources to affected areas at the onset of the crisis.
  • Perform other related duties as required.


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

Experience: Five or more years of working experiences in Programme Management, Food Security Assessment, Market Price analysis, Operation Mapping, Emergency Rapid Assessment/Response and Coordination with Stake Holders. Nutrition and food sector experiences is desirable.

Language: Fluency in both oral and written communication in English, Myanmar, local dialect and knowledge of local language is an asset.


  • Has facilitated communication with technical teams (i.e. nutrition, VAM, etc.).
  • Has contributed to implementation of programmes.
  • Has observed or assisted with policy discussions.
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills with the ability to build relationships, persuade, influence, and adapt communication styles to different situations and individuals
  • Good understanding of multi-stakeholder platform and partnerships

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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.

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