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Programme Management Advisor (Nutrition and Food Security)


  • Organization: UNOPS
  • Location: Yangon
  • Grade: Mid level - IICA-3, International Individual Contractors Agreement
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Security and Safety
    • Nutrition
    • Project and Programme Management
    • Food Security, Livestock and Livelihoods
  • Closing Date: Closed
Job categories Health, Programme Management
Vacancy code VA/2023/B5506/25965
Level ICS-11
Department/office AR, MMCO, Myanmar
Duty station Yangon, Myanmar
Contract type International ICA
Contract level IICA-3
Duration Open-ended (subject to organizational requirements, availability of funds, and satisfactory performance)
Application period 12-May-2023 to 04-Jun-2023
Applications to vacancies must be received before midnight Copenhagen time (CET) on the closing date of the announcement.

Functional Responsibilities

Summary of Key Functions  

The Programme Management Advisor (Nutrition and Food Security) will be an interphase between Food Security and Nutrition aiming at strengthening linkage between both sectors. The objective of the Nutrition & Food Security Specialist will be to:

  • support cross-cutting analysis on food security and nutrition and contribute to a better assessment of vulnerabilities in Myanmar.

  • support cross cluster analysis to improve understanding of linkages between food security and nutrition in Myanmar.

  • support FSC partners in developing Nutrition Sensitive Food Security programming. 

  • ensure that Nutrition data is collected as per international standards by Food Security Cluster members in Myanmar

1. Contribute to cross-cutting analysis on food security and nutrition and  better assessments of vulnerabilities in Myanmar.

  • In partnership with the nutrition cluster, advice Nutrition and Food Security partners to develop, standardize and harmonize data collection practices to be compliant with international and clusters standards.

  • Help assess, maintain, and update vulnerability analysis systems of the Food and Nutrition clusters at the national level and support sub-national levels to use the systems. 

  • Coordinate to the establishment of a robust Nutrition and Food Security Information System. 

  • Contribute to identifying gaps in data management and strengthen them in line with agreed international practices and/or standards.

  • Coordinate the deployment and/or management of new information management tools as needed to meet the need for real-time/ near real-time assessments for analysis and development of relevant infographics and or dashboards or any other methods to effectively share vulnerability information.

  • Support/lead the preparation of learning/knowledge products, covering innovative approaches (including real time/ near real time reporting approaches) and good practices, to support overall inter-cluster development and information management needs.

2. Support FSC partners in developing Nutrition Sensitive Food Security programming.

  • Define appropriate targeting approaches with Food Security partners to maximize programming impacts, in particular on nutrition sensitive indicators.

  • Define appropriate interventions that can be rapidly scaled-up by FS partners to maximize nutrition impacts of Food Security programming in Myanmar.

  • Mainstream nutrition sensitive indicators into food security programming and data collection work.

  • Train/build capacities of Food Security partners on nutrition sensitive programming, in particular in relation to targeting and nutrition sensitive data collection.

  • Oversee the identification and implementation of the connection between Nutrition & Food Security.

3. Coordination and training

  • Work on a daily basis with the food security clusters co-coordinators.

  • Attend regular food security and nutrition cluster meetings.

  • Actively engage with and develop a close working relationship with members of the food security and nutrition cluster members.

  • Coordinate with the Nutrition cluster coordination and key nutrition partners.

  • Deliver training to Food Security & Nutrition clusters partners on standardized tools and approaches for harmonized and timely data collection.

  • Provide ad-hoc support at ICCG (Inter Cluster Coordination Group) level and liaise with OCHA and other Information Management Focal Points in relevant clusters.  

  • Attend relevant information management Working Group meetings or other relevant working group meetings – share information as appropriate and collaborate on mutually beneficial information management areas.

  • As needed, and under the direction of the Food Security and nutrition clusters coordinators, engage with the global Food Security Cluster and global Nutrition Clusters on standards tools and processes

Education/Experience/Language requirements


  • Advanced university degree (e.g. Masters) in agricultural economics, economics, human nutrition or related social sciences is required.

  • A first-level university degree (e.g. Bachelor) in the abovementioned fields in combination with two additional years of relevant experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced degree.

Work Experience 

  • A minimum of seven years of experience in food and nutrition security-related analysis and programming in complex environments, with a particular emphasis on joint/integrated vulnerability analysis and programming is required.

  • Demonstrated expertise in food security and/or nutrition statistics, geospatial analysis, GIS and mapping and/or data visualization is highly desirable.

  • Demonstrated knowledge of standard analytical frameworks for food and nutrition security is required. 

  • A good understanding of the food and nutrition security context in Myanmar, with some years of working experience in Myanmar on nutrition and food security is a strong advantage.

  • Familiarity with the humanitarian coordination architecture and in particular with the Humanitarian Needs Overview (HNO) and Humanitarian Response Plan (HRP) processes is required.

  • Demonstrated ability to deliver training and to provide capacity strengthening to partner organizations, in particular local organizations of varying size and capacities, is required. 

  • Computer literacy is required. Experience using data analysis software is preferred.


  • Fluency in English is required.

  • Working command of the oral Myanmar language is a strong asset.

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