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Education Requirement : Bachelor Degree
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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: Climate and Disaster Risk Management Specialist

TYPE OF CONTRACT: Consultancy Contract (International Consultant)

UNIT/DIVISION: Myanmar Country Office

DUTY STATION: Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar

DURATION: 6-11 Months (renewable). It is planned for the selected expert to be engaged for a total of 36 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.


Climate and Disaster Risk Management Specialist will support the development and mainstreaming of climate and disaster resilience approaches to inform all aspects of RCDP implementation, with particular focus on land-use planning for risk reduction. 


  • Provide technical advice for integrating resilient planning, infrastructure and livelihood measures in subprojects; 
  • Contribute to the preparation of methodologies, training materials; and delivery methods to enable trained national specialists to work independently in the area of community and disaster risk management, in particular as concerns township, village-tract and village spatial planning and subproject selection; 
  • Conduct formal and on-the-job training during preparation phases and at the outset of Step 1 to 3 in each cycle; 
  • Provide technical assistance support as required. 



  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in climate change, disaster management, hydrology, geography, or environmental science or related subject  

Work Experience: 

  • 10 years’ professional experience of environmental impact assessment and environmental management of construction works, preferably including rural development  

Knowledge & Skills:

  • Preferably secondary qualifications in an appropriate discipline 
  • 10 years of professional experience of which 5 years in developing countries 
  • Experience in land use planning 
  • Preferably having experience in hazard mapping, flood analysis and planning, community involvement in planning, and rural development 
  • Preferably having experience of donor financed projects 
  • 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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