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National Programme Specialist

Nay Pyi Taw (Myanmar)

  • Organization: FAO - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
  • Location: Nay Pyi Taw (Myanmar)
  • Grade: NPP - National Project Personnel - Local Contractors Agreement - All levels
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Project and Programme Management
  • Closing Date: 2021-08-09

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  • FAO is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality, background and culture
  • Qualified female applicants, qualified nationals of non-and under-represented member nations and person with disabilities are encouraged to apply
  • Everyone who works for FAO is required to adhere to the highest standards of integrity and professional conduct, and to uphold our values. FAO has a zero-tolerance policy on conduct that is incompatible with the aims and objectives of the United Nations and FAO, including sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination
  • All selected candidates, therefore, will undergo rigorous reference and background checks
  • All applications will be treated with the strictest confidentiality
  • The incumbent may be re-assigned to different activities and/or duty stations depending on the evolving needs of the Organization

Organizational Setting

The main aim of the FAO country offices, which are headed by an FAO Representative, is to assist governments to develop policies, programmes and projects to achieve food security and to reduce hunger and malnutrition, to help develop the agricultural, fisheries and forestry sectors, and to use their environmental and natural resources in a sustainable manner.

Reporting Lines

Under the overall guidance and supervision of the FAO Representative and the direct supervision of Assistant FAOR (Programme),

Technical Focus

The National Programme Specialist will ensure effective delivery of the Country Office Programme by supporting programme implementation.

Tasks and responsibilities:

• Assist in collecting data and information in the areas of agriculture, forestry, fisheries, Livestock and rural development for FAO's country activities
• Assist programme unit to establish and maintain contacts with relevant counterparts and facilitate in briefing counterparts about the progress of the project related activities, technical backstopping and expert missions, etc.
• Liaison with government counterparts and FAO Regional Office/Headquarters for resource mobilization, programme and project formulation, implementation including action planning and budgeting, project monitoring and evaluation
• Facilitate operational and technical clearance from FAO Regional Office/Headquarters and government counterparts for the development of projects / programmes and monitoring the implementation.
• Liaise with CTAs, project coordinators/staffs of other FAO projects in the country for reporting and delivery monitoring
• Provide necessary supports to execute the activities of regional and global initiatives, programmes and projects
• Enter, select, analyse and summarize data from various sources, including FAO corporate systems, such as COIN (Country Office Information System), FPMIS (Field Programme Management Information System), Data warehouse, country databases, etc.
• Liaise with programme and project teams regular update and monitor the country programmes and projects in FPMIS and
• Prepare annual work planning and update in the FAO’s cooperate system such as PIRES
• Facilitate and contribute to regular assessment on cooperate outcomes and CPF
• Provide technical inputs for programme and project formulation and operations in the area of agriculture, livelihoods, food security and nutrition.
• Prepare background material, working papers and tables for briefings, review sessions and meetings.
• Manage and monitor the active and pipelines projects/programmes
• Disseminate information within FAO on the policies and priorities of the resource partner(s) and prepare regular updated profiles and briefs on these resource partners.
• Contribute to country programme formulation and implementation
• Necessary maintain a filing system of technical and project documents and correspondence.


Minimum Requirements

• Advanced university degree in Agriculture and Forestry or related fields.
• Minimum 5 years of working experience mainly in project/programme management (project planning, programming, implementation and monitoring)
• Substantial knowledge in agriculture, forestry, livestock and fishery sectors
• Myanmar National

FAO Competencies

• Results Focus
• Teamwork
• Communication
• Building Effective Relationships
• Knowledge Sharing and Continuous Improvement

Selection Criteria

• Good knowledge and experience in working with government institutions, private sector, CSOs, NGOs and INGOs
• Experience in working with UN or international development organizations (bilateral/multilateral)
• Demonstrated ability to organize the implementation of complex tasks related to field programme development/operations.


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  • Incomplete applications will not be considered. If you need help please contact:
  • Applications received after the closing date will not be accepted
  • Only language proficiency certificates from UN accredited external providers and/or FAO language official examinations (LPE, ILE, LRT) will be accepted as proof of the level of knowledge of languages indicated in the online applications
  • For additional employment opportunities visit the FAO employment website:

FAO seeks gender, geographical and linguistic diversity in its staff and international consultants in order to best serve FAO Members in all regions.

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