Food Security, Nutrition and Livelihood Coordinator – MYANMAR-Yangon

Première Urgence Internationale

Fixed-term contract – 9 Months

Starting date : ASAP

Localisation: MMR-Yangon

PUI all around the world

With its 40 years of experience, Première Urgence Internationale :

  • Supports close to 6 millions beneficiaries
  • With more than 100 Millions € yearly budget
  • Present in 24 countries, on 5 continents
  • Thanks to the work and commitment of :
  • More than 2500 national staffs
  • Around 225 expatriates from 45 different nationalities
  • And 120 employees at HQ

PUI works in 10 areas of intervention and distinguishes itself by the implementation of an integrated approach in its response. This method aims to identify and understand the needs of all those affected by a crisis. Our teams come together to bring a rapid global response to the basic needs of populations affected by humanitarian crises to help them regain independence and dignity.

Learn more on our history, our values, our areas of intervention.

Focus on our activities in MYANMAR

The Myanmar Mission has existed since 1984 (the mission closed between 1995 and 2001). PUI is developing its integrated approach with interventions in the areas of health and nutrition, WASH and food security. Specifically, PUI has been running an HIV prevention and treatment program for male, female and LGBT sex workers in the Yangon region for over 10 years, linked to a malnutrition prevention program. In Kayin, PUI works on malnutrition prevention and primary health care, support to health facilities in their COVID-19 response and cash transfer projects to vulnerable populations. Today, the mission consists of 8 projects.

What about the Food Security, Nutrition and Livelihood Coordinator ?

As Food Security, Nutrition and Livelihood Coordinator, you will be responsible for the development and implementation of the mission’s operational FNSL strategy as well as for the quality of current and future FNSL programmes throughout the design, implementation monitoring and evaluation phases. You will build the capacity of the mission’s FNSL department and provide technical support to the project teams and in particular to the FNSL Project Managers in a functional relationship. You will represent PUI to the authorities, humanitarian actors and donors for the FNSL sector.

For this purpose, you will be responsible for :

Context analysis / Strategy / Development: You will participate in the development of the operational strategy in FNSL and contribute to the design of new relevant FNSL interventions on the mission based on the identified FNSL needs in the country, and in line with PUI FNSL intervention framework, and integrating the principles of market-based programming. In coordination with the FNSL team, you will monitor FNSL activities in the country and analyse their strengths and weaknesses. You will actively participate in the design and implementation of initial FNSL diagnostics.

Programmes quality: You will provide technical support in your field of expertise to the programme teams, in particular to the FNSL Programme Managers, and ensure the quality and effectiveness of the mission’s FNSL programmes.

Representation / Coordination: You will ensure PUI’s external representation for the FNSL sector to partners, donors, national authorities and local actors. You will represent PUI in the FNSL Cluster / FNSL sector coordination group meetings. You will contribute to the good information sharing within the FNSL sector.

Human resources / Training: You will provide technical support to the project teams and in particular to the FNSL teams. You will provide support to the project managers for the recruitment of technical staff in FNSL. Working alongside the Head of Mission (HoM) and/or the Deputy HoM for Programs and the HQ FNSL Advisor, you will identify key strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and gaps within FNSL department. You will supervise the content of FNSL training and the quality of FNSL activities on the basis of identified needs.

Logistics and Administration: You will ensure the teams under your responsibility follow logistic and administrative procedures and keep the logistic and administrative departments informed of any relevant developments.

Security: You will contribute to the compliance with security rules on the mission and share all information related to security to your line manager and/or to the mission’s security manager.

The challenges that await you :

-To develop SOPs on cash distribution at mission level. -To establish a strong remote monitoring framework related to FSNL activities that are implemented through local partners. -To revise PUI’s strategy on the FSNL sector at mission level.

What you will need to succeed

  • Training: You hold a Master’s degree or equivalent in economics, social science, agronomy, agro-economy, food processing, or a degree in Veterinary medicine.
  • Experience: Strengthened by minimum 3 years as a manager of humanitarian projects, you also have a strong experience in some of the following topic: economics both at macro and micro level, agricultural, breeding, food assistance programming, cash transfer program, market analysis and market based approach, resilience support programs. Experience in needs evaluation, in targeting methodologies and/or in international team management will be appreciated. You already worked with Première Urgence Internationale? It would be a definite asset!
  • Skills: You master the project management, you have excellent writing skills and a detailed knowledge of institutional donors (OFDA, ECHO, AAP, UN agencies). Data analysis and basic statistic skills will be valued.
  • Qualities: You are able to work independently and to take responsibility with organization and in a proactive approach. You demonstrate adaptability, a sense of analysis, a great capacity to listen and to negotiate, and good leadership skills. You have a general ability to resist stress, particularly in a changing environment.
  • Languages: English has no secrets for you! All the better, it is mandatory for this position. If you speak Spanish, Arabic and/or French, it would be a definite asset.

A word from the manager

« Join our dynamic team in Myanmar! »

PUI will offer you

  • Status : Cadre with a Fixed-Term Contract
  • Monthly Gross Income : 2 650,00 – 3 130,00 EUR depending on your experience in International Solidarity + 50€ per semester of seniority with PUI
  • Insurance including medical coverage and complementary healthcare, 24/24 assistance and repatriation
  • Housing in collective accomodation
  • Daily Living Expenses (“Per Diem”)
  • Break Policy : 5 working days at 3 and 9 months + break allowance
  • Paid Leaves Policy : 5 weeks of paid leaves per year + return ticket every 6 months

Our commitments

Première Urgence Internationale sees diversity of nationalities, genders, beliefs, profiles and statuses among its Human Resources as a major asset for its humanitarian action, and therefore compels itself to the strict observance of the principle of non-discrimination throughout its recruitment process.

Première Urgence Internationale applies a policy of zero tolerance towards exploitation, sexual abuse and mistreatment, in all its forms, of women, children and all other vulnerable persons. It engages all its staff to promote, disseminate and respect the principles set out in its ethical charter.

Please note that Première Urgence Internationale shall not in any case request a financial contribution for administrative costs related to recruitment. Any such information would be fraudulent, please disregard it.

You recognize yourself in this profile and you adhere to our commitments ? You feel ready to take up the challenge and to join PUI great family ?

How to apply

How to apply ?

If you wish to apply, follow this link and fill in the form on our career site.


Closing date: 31 Mar 2023