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The World Food Programme is an international organization within the United Nations that provides food assistance worldwide. It is the world’s largest humanitarian organization and the leading provider of school meals. Founded in 1961, WFP is headquartered in Rome and has offices in 80 countries.

About WFP

The World Food Programme (WFP) is the leading humanitarian organization fighting hunger worldwide. Here’s some information about WFP:

  1. Mission: WFP’s mission is to save lives and change lives by delivering food assistance in emergencies and working towards sustainable solutions to hunger. It aims to ensure that everyone has access to nutritious food, particularly in times of crisis.
  2. Mandate: WFP operates under the authority of the United Nations and is the largest humanitarian agency focused on hunger and food security. Its mandate is to provide food assistance to those in need, support nutrition programs, build resilience to shocks, and promote sustainable development.
  3. Operations: WFP operates in more than 80 countries, providing food assistance to millions of people affected by conflicts, natural disasters, and other emergencies. It also supports communities in improving their access to food, nutrition, and livelihood opportunities.
  4. Emergency Response: WFP is often at the forefront of emergency response efforts, providing food aid and logistical support in the immediate aftermath of disasters. It works closely with governments, NGOs, and other partners to ensure that food reaches those who need it most.
  5. Hunger Solutions: WFP’s approach goes beyond immediate food assistance. It implements programs that address the root causes of hunger, such as promoting agricultural development, supporting smallholder farmers, and improving access to education and healthcare.
  6. Nutrition: WFP recognizes the critical link between hunger and malnutrition. It implements nutrition programs that aim to prevent and treat malnutrition, particularly among vulnerable groups such as children, pregnant women, and nursing mothers.
  7. School Feeding: WFP’s school feeding programs provide meals to children in schools, encouraging attendance and improving their nutrition. This approach helps to break the cycle of hunger and poverty by supporting education and child development.
  8. Logistics and Innovation: WFP is known for its expertise in logistics and supply chain management. It utilizes innovative technologies and approaches to ensure the efficient delivery of food assistance, even in challenging and remote locations.
  9. Partnerships: WFP works in collaboration with governments, United Nations agencies, non-governmental organizations, private sector partners, and local communities. These partnerships are crucial for maximizing the impact of its operations and achieving sustainable solutions to hunger.
  10. Funding: WFP relies on voluntary contributions from governments, organizations, and individuals to fund its operations. Donations and partnerships are essential for enabling WFP to respond to emergencies and implement long-term programs.

Why work at WFP

The World Food Programme (WFP) operates worldwide for several reasons:

  1. Global Hunger Crisis: WFP recognizes that hunger is a global issue affecting millions of people across different regions and countries. By operating worldwide, WFP can respond to the urgent needs of those facing hunger and food insecurity in various parts of the world.
  2. Emergencies and Conflicts: WFP is often called upon to provide immediate food assistance in response to emergencies such as natural disasters, conflicts, and displacement. These crises can occur anywhere in the world, and WFP’s global presence allows for a rapid and effective response.
  3. Reach the Most Vulnerable: By operating worldwide, WFP can reach the most vulnerable populations, including those in remote areas, conflict zones, and regions with limited infrastructure. Its extensive network and logistical expertise enable it to deliver food assistance to those who are hardest to reach.
  4. Collaboration and Partnerships: WFP collaborates with governments, NGOs, and other partners worldwide to address hunger and food security. By operating globally, WFP can work closely with local institutions and organizations, leveraging their knowledge and expertise to implement effective programs.
  5. Addressing Root Causes: Hunger and food insecurity are complex issues influenced by various factors such as poverty, climate change, and lack of access to resources. By operating worldwide, WFP can address the underlying causes of hunger, working towards sustainable solutions and long-term food security.
  6. Sharing Knowledge and Expertise: WFP’s global presence allows it to share knowledge and expertise gained from working in diverse contexts. It can transfer best practices, innovative solutions, and lessons learned from one region to another, promoting efficiency and effectiveness in its operations.
  7. Advocacy and Policy Influence: Operating worldwide gives WFP a platform to advocate for policies and interventions that address hunger and food security on a global scale. It can engage with governments, international organizations, and stakeholders to raise awareness and shape agendas related to food assistance and nutrition.
  8. Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs): WFP aligns its efforts with the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals, particularly Goal 2: Zero Hunger. By operating worldwide, WFP contributes to the global efforts to achieve this goal, working towards a world where no one suffers from hunger.


Job Title: Monitoring Assistant GS4
Grade : General Service Level 4
Type of contract: Fixed Term
Duration: 12 months 
Duty Station: Hpa An (Dawei)
Report to : Programme Associate
VA Number : 832785
Date of Publication: 9 May 2024
Deadline of Application: 23 May 2024

*This post is opened for Myanmar Nationals Only.
**Female applicants and qualified applicants are especially encouraged to apply.

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES (not all-inclusive)

Under the direct supervision of Programme Associate and overall supervision by the Head of Area -Office in Hpa an Area-Office, the incumbent will perform the following duties: –

  • Perform as a WFP focal staff for Tanintharyi Region and strengthen coordination/collaboration with Multiple stakeholders and local government departments for the smooth implementation of WFP activities in Tanintharyi Region.  
  • Collect and summarize assistance programme(s) data in terms of base line data, area profile and other programme related activities, collaborating with cooperating partners where required, conduct analysis and prepare reports in order to support programme reviews and inform decision-making.
  • Follow standard emergency preparedness practices to ensure to be able to quickly respond and deploy needed resources to the affected areas in terms of flood-affected areas and conflict-affected areas.
  • Support the capacity building of cooperating partners in targeting, registration, food/cash delivery, distribution and reporting. 
  • Provide support and assistance to Cooperating partners and local government departments in the preparation of Food/Cash Request Letter, Monthly distribution reports, Payment Claim, call forward/preposition of food. 
  • Supervise the efficient distribution of food items at the site and ensure proper distribution of entitlements and verify appropriate entitlements are distributed and provide feedback to supervisor and others on the distribution.
  • Assist in the conduct of regular meetings with community leaders, Project Management Committee (PMC) members, any other relevant committee members and implementing partners on the commodity pipeline distribution arrangements, food entitlements, other relevant issues and empowering them with knowledge to achieve our goals.
  • Ensure and follow the deadline of a regular, complete, and accurate report on programme activities as well as food stock positions, receipts, movements, losses and distribution data for the Area -Office. 
  • Provide support and assistance to the Cooperating Partner in the developing of proposal, budget, financial payment claim, monitoring and reporting, constraints and provide feedback. 
  • Update programme activity database and tracking sheet, regularly prepare monthly M & E data, data cleaning and request approval for new inclusion and exclusion of beneficiaries as required.
  • Perform other related duties as required. 



  • Completion of secondary education. Relevant post-secondary qualification will be an added advantage.


  • Four or more years of responsible programme and monitoring experience.
  • Proficiency in MS Office skills in Excel and PowerPoint.


  • Proficient in the use of office equipment and computer software packages, such as Microsoft Word. 
  • Knowledge of work routines and methods to complete processes under minimal supervision. 
  • Ability to work within tight deadlines and manage multiple tasks simultaneously independently.
  • Proven ability to conceptualize, develop, plan and manage programs, leadership and teamwork skills, good analytical, communication, negotiation and advocacy skills;
  • Ability to work in a team and establish effective working relationships with people of different national and cultural backgrounds.


  • Fluency in both oral and written communication in Myanmar and English.


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