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Senior Programme Associate (Nutrition) G7


  • Organization: WFP - World Food Programme
  • Location: Yangon
  • Grade: GS-7, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Administrative support
    • Nutrition
    • Project and Programme Management
  • Closing Date: 2022-09-28


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: Senior Programme Associate (Nutrition)

Grade: General Service Level 7

Type of contract: Fixed Term 

Number of Post : 1                             

Duration: 12 months (extendable)

Duty Station: Nay Pyi Taw

Report to : Head of Nutrition Unit

Date of Publication: 14 September 2022

Deadline of Application: 28 September 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 ACCOUNTABILITIES (not all-inclusive)

Under the direct supervision of Head of Nutrition Unit, the incumbent will perform the following duties:

  • Provide activity management to Activity 7, providing project management support to other nutrition projects and activities, as needed, ensuring a coordinated approach with wider programmes/projects that complies with WFP standards and procedures
  • Manage the activity programme’s budget, monitoring expenditures, and stock against outputs as the programme progresses
  • Collaborate with, and report progress on, the activity delivery at regular intervals to the SO Managers, functional managers, and other staff with activity management responsibilities to include analysis and mitigation measures related to the activity implementation, when necessary
  • Contribute to the development of nutrition projects and activities, plans, and processes ensuring alignment with wider nutrition policies and guidance
  • Monitor monthly distribution reports from the Field Offices (FOs) and other various reports from Cooperating Partners (CPs).
  • Support the nutrition team on resource mobilization by contributing to donor proposals and reports
  • Support the Head of Nutrition and other program policy officers on internal and external coordination with relevant counterparts to support effective collaboration, implementation and monitoring of ongoing project activities)

  • Liaise with WFP’s FOs and CPs in monitoring ongoing projects, ensuring effective collaboration, timeliness, and efficiency highlighting potential risks to project delivery
  • Track and analyze data to provide input into reporting activities contributing to the preparation of accurate and timely reporting on nutrition activities enabling informed decision making and consistency of information presented to stakeholders
  • Support the capacity building of WFP staff, partners, and national government (when possible) to prepare for, and respond to, nutrition needs for example the production of review of training materials
  • To coordinate, collaborate and attend meeting with the relevant counterparts regarding implementation of WFP Myanmar Nutrition programmes.
  • Guide junior staff, acting as a point of referral and support with more complex analysis and queries
  • Act in an assigned emergency response capacity as required to meet emergency food assistance needs
  • Other relevant duties, as required



  • Advanced university degree in Public Health Nutrition, Nutrition, Food Technology, Medicine, or relevant field

Other Knowledge and Skill:

  • Proficiency in Windows, MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook)
  • Experience in Database software (MS Access)

Language: Working knowledge of English (proficiency/level C)


  • Seven years working experience
  • Experience and exposure to implementation of national/international development programmes
  • Experience working in public health/food security/ nutrition related activities
  • Experience identifying and defining nutrition issues/problems within a country
  • Experience working with a variety of nutrition actors/stakeholders


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.


All employment decisions are made on the basis of organizational needs, job requirements, merit, and individual qualifications. WFP is committed to providing an inclusive work environment free of sexual exploitation and abuse, all forms of discrimination, any kind of harassment, sexual harassment, and abuse of authority. Therefore, 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.

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