Nutrition-Sensitive Services, Agriculture Expert

Date of Publication: 
24 April 2020
Application Deadline: 
23 May 2020
Cowater International
Brief Description: 
Job stage: Upcoming Opportunity Wage: Commensurate with Experience
Position Type: Consultant, Long Term, Full-Time
Closing On: 05/23/2020
Posted: 04/23/2020
Country: Myanmar

Cowater is looking for an expert for an upcoming project as described below.


The overall purpose of the project is to support the roll-out of the country’s Public Financial Management (PFM) reform strategy at the level of the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Irrigation (MOALI), and to ensure its alignment with the core PFM reform led by the Ministry of Planning, Finance and Industry. The project will also support the delivery of results-based EU budget support to MOALI, i.e. by building the capacity of the Ministry to achieve the defined variable tranche indicators.


  • Support the government of Myanmar in the context of the roll-out of its PFM reform and the provision of EU budget support to achieve the defined nutrition-sensitive variable tranche indicators in the agriculture sector at national and state/regional level.

  • Contribute to the development of a system for planning and monitoring of variable tranche indicators.

  • Contribute to the design and rollout of trainings for institutional counterparts.



  • University degree in Agriculture, Public Policy and Administration, Economics, Development Studies or a directly related discipline;

  • Post-graduate studies or professional certifications in the areas of nutrition-sensitive services in the agriculture sector would be a strong asset;

Minimum Experience:

  • At least 10 years of general professional experience in the agriculture sector of developing countries;

  • At least 5 years of experience in implementing Technical Assistance projects financed by international donors;

  • At least 7 years of experience in nutrition-sensitive service delivery in the agriculture sector, incl. planning & budgeting, monitoring and evaluation;

  • Proven experience in developing and carrying out trainings for government officials;

  • Experience in the identification, design and/or implementation of EU budget support operations using sector reform contracts related to agriculture development will be considered an asset;

  • Previous experience with EU aid delivery modalities will be considered a strong asset;

  • Previous experience in technical assistance programmes in Southeast Asia will be considered an asset.

Essential Skills:

  • Proven understanding of developing nutrition-sensitive service delivery in the agriculture sector;

  • Excellent command of oral and written English (C2 level).


Candidates are encouraged to apply by May 23rd 2020.

For your application to be considered, please upload your documents as followed: Candidate Last Name, First Name, date, Title of the Position.

We thank all applicants, however only those shortlisted will be contacted.


With more than 34 years’ experience, Cowater International is Canada’s global leader in management consulting services specializing in international development and has managed the implementation of over 800 projects in more than 80 countries around the globe. We work with governments, partner organizations, communities and civil society to design and implement sustainable solutions that generate lasting social, financial and environmental impacts. Our adaptive approach to management has led to our award-winning work and recognition as one of Canada’s Best Managed Companies in 2017 and 2018. Headquartered in Ottawa, Canada, Cowater International also has corporate offices in Montreal, Quebec, Paris, France, Pretoria, South Africa, and London, United Kingdom, Nairobi, Kenya in addition to project offices in a wide variety of other locations across Sub-Saharan Africa and Asia.

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