Document 429285

12 November 2014
Reference no. VA14/072
World Food Programme Myanmar – Vacancy Announcement
Contract type
Post title
Number of Post
Duty Station
Report To
Required Period of Service
Deadline for application
Fixed Term NO-C
Program Officer/ Deputy Head of Programme
Deputy Country Director
1 year (Extendable)
26 November 2014
Qualified women are especially encouraged to apply
Duties and Responsibilities:
Under the immediate supervision by the Deputy Country Director/Head of Programme, the
Programme Officer/Deputy Head of Programme will be responsible for the following duties:
Responsible for overall program management which includes design, implementation and
monitoring of WFP programs and activities in Myanmar;
Develop and sustain liaison with key professionals, NGOs and government departments
engaged in the field of food security
Involve in technical working groups in designing the policy frameworks and implementation
with regards to food security, social protection and rural development
Assist the government in identifying fields of development where food assistance can be
usefully employed and give assistance in planning, formulating and targeting recipients for
the new request of WFP food assistance
Establish partnership with international and local NGOs for implementation of the WFP
activities at the field level.
Organize Programme Review Committee to review the project proposals from partners in
accordance with WFP guidelines and procedures, negotiate the funding arrangement and
endorse for management approval for project implementation under the field level
Oversee the registration and fund commitment of field level agreements in the WINGS
system and verification of actual disbursement
Review and approve the monthly distribution plans by sub offices to track the progress
against the plan and liaise with CO units to provide necessary support and ensure timely
delivery of food to the project areas.
Coordinate with programme technical units and provide overall guidance and support to the
partners and sub offices.
Manage the programme related funds including budget planning, utilization, and certification
of ODOC, C&V and CDA associated costs, ensuring efficiency, accountability and
compliance with WFP’s policies and procedures.
Coordinate with Finance, Supply Chain Management and Donor relations units to ensure
effective utilization of the funds.
MYANMAR OFFICE: No. 5 Kanbawza Street, Shwe Taung Kyar (2) Ward, Bahan Township, Yangon, Myanmar
Phone: +95 1 2305971, 2305972, 2305973, 2305974, 2305975, 2305976 - Fax: +95 1 2305970
Email: [email protected]
- Website:
Participate in the formulation and evaluation of the project to review the output and
achievement and recommend the implementation modalities of the operation.
Liaise with cooperating partners and undertake visit to view project outputs and
beneficiaries, inspect storage places and distribution points, in order to ensure that progress
is made in the achievement of objectives.
Participate in various management committees ensuring compliance with WFP rules and
Provide operational support to the sub-offices and oversee the implementation of WFP
activities in accord with WFP rules and regulations
Supervise other programme staff, provide training and technical guidance in their work
Assist the Deputy Country Directors and Programme advisors in all matters related to the
delivery of WFP emergency assistance and bring to the attention of the management
Perform other related duties as required.
University degree in one or more of the following disciplines: economics, agriculture, international
affairs, business administration, social sciences, development studies or a field relevant to
international development assistance.
At least five years of postgraduate progressively responsible professional experience in public sector
management, development projects, emergency assistance, and/or operational aspects of national,
bilateral or multilateral food aid or commercial transactions.
Training and/or experience utilising computers, including word processing, spreadsheet and other
standard WFP software packages and systems. General knowledge of UN system policies, rules,
regulations and procedures governing administration.
Fluency in both oral and written communication in English and Myanmar.
Expected Results:
Well prepared, analytical work; well managed projects, programmes and/or operations. Preparation
of documents/operations which bring together country programmes in a manner which reflects
strategic country strategies and executive decisions.
Critical Success Factors:
Good analytical skills; resourcefulness, initiative, maturity of judgement, tact, negotiating skills; ability
to communicate clearly both orally and in writing; ability to work in a team, and establish effective
working relations with persons of different national and cultural backgrounds. Ability to cope with
situations which may threaten health or safety; flexibility in accepting work assignments outside
normal desk description. Demonstrated ability to develop and maintain effective work relationships
with counterparts and staff within the office, host population, donors, NGOs and other UN agencies;
ability to establish priorities and to plan, coordinate and monitor own work plan and those under
MYANMAR OFFICE: No. 5 Kanbawza Street, Shwe Taung Kyar (2) Ward, Bahan Township, Yangon, Myanmar
Phone: +95 1 2305971, 2305972, 2305973, 2305974, 2305975, 2305976 - Fax: +95 1 2305970
Email: [email protected]
- Website:
his/her supervision. Ability to deal patiently and tactfully with people of different national and cultural
Desired skills:
Knowledge of relevant WFP specified software.
Please send applications to: Human Resources Unit
Programme Officer/ Deputy Head of Programme NO-C Yangon
United Nations World Food Programme
No. 5, Kanbawza Street, Shwe Taung Kyar 2 Ward
Bahan Township, Yangon, Myanmar
Email to: [email protected]
Note: Applications are invited from Interested Myanmar nationals. Interested candidates
should submit their application with updated UN P-11 Form, relevant educational certificates
showing highest level of educational attainment and the names and contact information of
three references. Please mention in the applications if there is, blood/marriage relationships
with the existing WFP employees. Applications received after the closing date will not be
considered. Only short-listed candidates will be notified. Please do not send original
documents as they will not be returned.
MYANMAR OFFICE: No. 5 Kanbawza Street, Shwe Taung Kyar (2) Ward, Bahan Township, Yangon, Myanmar
Phone: +95 1 2305971, 2305972, 2305973, 2305974, 2305975, 2305976 - Fax: +95 1 2305970
Email: [email protected]
- Website: