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Education Requirement : Bachelor Degree
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Experience : 3 to 5 years
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WFP seeks candidates of the highest integrity and professionalism who share our humanitarian principles. Selection of staff is made on a competitive basis, and we are committed to promoting diversity and gender balance.


JOB TITLE: Capacity Building Specialist

TYPE OF CONTRACT: Consultancy Contract (International Consultant) 

UNIT/DIVISION: Myanmar Country Office 

DUTY STATION: Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar 

DURATION: 3-6 months (renewable). It is planned for the selected expert to be engaged for a total of 12 months over a period of 6 years. No individual engagement can exceed 11 months in any twelve-month period. The exact periods of engagement will be defined based on the progress of the project and performance of the individual. (Start June 2021)  


The United Nations World Food Programme is the world's largest humanitarian agency fighting hunger worldwide. The mission of WFP is to help the world achieve Zero Hunger in our lifetimes. 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. 

The 2020 Nobel Peace Prize awarded to WFP is recognition that ending hunger is a critical first step towards global peace. WFP recognizes that one of the greatest contributions it can make to humanity is to provide a voice to the 690 million hungry people in the world. The Nobel Peace Prize gives us a platform to make their needs heard and to mobilize support for the assistance they need. 


The Republic of the Union of Myanmar has received financing from the Asian Development Bank (ADB) to implement a 6 years project named Resilient Community Development Project (RCDP).The Department of Rural Development (DRD) under the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Irrigation (MOALI) is the implementing Agency. The Main Implementing Consultant and its team of expert will be contracted to support the implementation of the programme in all its aspects. 

The main outcome of the project is to improve standard of living and resilience of targeted communities through three outputs: (i) development of climate and disaster resilient community infrastructure; (ii) development of resilient livelihood activities for poor men and women; and (iii) strengthening of institutional and organizational capacity of communities and government. The project will adopt a proven Community-Based Development (CBD) approach to deliver community infrastructure and livelihood subprojects to 17 poor, vulnerable townships covering 791 village tracts and 2,942 villages with a population of about 1.8 million people. 


The Capacity Building Specialist will ensure the delivery of capacity building and training interventions to PMU, PIU SSP and villagers are relevant, timely and of standard.

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES (not all-inclusive) 

  • Develop and organize training events for DRD staff;
  • Support the development of all training activities for village tracts and village level groups;
  • Work closely with other MIC consultants and DRD, devise strategies for effective community mobilization in the project village tracts based on DRD experience and shared experience of similar projects in Myanmar;
  • Provide technical support in the management of the DRD training unit and DRD training center, including training and curriculum development, training management and assessment, research and material development;
  • Regularly update the designs and related materials and lead the implementation of RCDP’s standard training packages;
  • Revise/improve the training designs and materials in accordance to the project design as well as feedback from the training team and the field;
  • In collaboration with relevant experts and team members, design and administer training of trainers (TOT) as necessary;
  • Develop innovative/non-traditional training approaches which are responsive to the varied learning environments and backgrounds of participants (e.g. ethnic groups, women, low literacy participants);
  • Provide technical support to the training team and planning and scheduling the delivery of standard training packages, in undertaking preparatory/pre-training activities, and in the actual conduct of training;
  • Establish a system and templates for administrating training evaluation and preparing training reports; and
  • In collaboration with the PM/TL, provide monitoring and follow-up inputs on the capacity building plan implementation.



  • Bachelor’s Degree in education or other related disciplines 

Work Experience: 

  • 10 years of professional experience of which 3 years in developing countries 

Knowledge & Skills:

  • Experience in education, capacity building and/or training including preparation of course material, preparation of training schedules, organization of classes/workshops/self-study modules
  • Preferably having experience in preparation and delivery of online training
  • Experience in the management of teachers/trainers
  • Preferably having experience in donor financed projects, project management, and rural development
  • Working experience in Myanmar and/or South East Asia is essential 


  • Fluency in written and spoken English 


25 November 2020, Midnight, Bangkok Time.

Female applicants and qualified applicants from developing countries are especially encouraged to apply 

WFP has zero tolerance for discrimination and does not discriminate on the basis of HIV/AIDS status. 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. 

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity in our organisation. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, sex, gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment.

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