Myanmar nationals: Monitoring Specialist (WASH)

United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF)
Yangon, Myanmar
Position Type: 
Organization Type: 
International Organization
Experience Level: 
5-7 Years
Degree Required: 
Bachelor's (Or Equivalent)


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UNICEF works in some of the world’s toughest places, to reach the world’s most disadvantaged children. To save their lives. To defend their rights. To help them fulfill their potential.

Across 190 countries and territories, we work for every child, everywhere, every day, to build a better world for everyone.

And we never give up.

For every child, a good start and hope

The fundamental mission of UNICEF is to promote the rights of every child, everywhere, in everything the organization does — in programs, in advocacy and in operations. The equity strategy, emphasizing the most disadvantaged and excluded children and families, translates this commitment to children’s rights into action. For UNICEF, equity means that all children have an opportunity to survive, develop and reach their full potential, without discrimination, bias or favoritism. To the degree that any child has an unequal chance in life — in its social, political, economic, civic and cultural dimensions — her or his rights are violated. There is growing evidence that investing in the health, education and protection of a society’s most disadvantaged citizens — addressing inequity — not only will give all children the opportunity to fulfill their potential but also will lead to sustained growth and stability of countries. This is why the focus on equity is so vital. It accelerates progress towards realizing the human rights of all children, which is the universal mandate of UNICEF, as outlined by the Convention on the Rights of the Child, while also supporting the equitable development of nations.

How can you make a difference?

To ensure that the UNICEF Myanmar Country Office WASH team has useful, valid and reliable information on

  • the situation of children’s and women’s rights related to WASH;
  • the performance of UNICEF-supported WASH programmes including their relevance, efficiency, effectiveness, and sustainability, and in emergency contexts, their coverage, coordination and coherence.

To assist in strengthening monitoring an evaluation tools which enhance partnership between UNICEF Sections, other UN Agencies, government and other key players to collectively track progress on Myanmar Sustainable Development Plan (MSDP) indicators and Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) indicators related to WASH

To assist in the development of national capacities for monitoring, evaluation and research, with special attention to the iterest, concern and participation of government, community, and civil society stakeholders.   

Key functions and accountabilities of the position (detailed job description attached): -

WASH Monitoring & Planning 

  • Identify the M&E objectives, priorities, and activities required for effective WASH programme management with a special focus on requirements for WASH in Schools, Healthcare facilities and humanitarian situations
  • Provide technical support to ensure that a set of WASH programme performance indicators are identified and adjusted as necessary, with inputs of all concerned partners in the context of the multi-year and Annual Management Plan.
  • Coordinate with field offices to ensure that monitoring systems are properly designed, and that data collection and analysis from field visits are coordinated and standardised to feed into to WASH programme performance monitoring, with special attention to humanitarian response.
  • Support Situation Monitoring and Assessment system owned by all key partners which supports the preparation of country level statistical and analytic reports on the status of children’s and women’s rights issues to include technical support to global reporting obligations to the Joint Monitoring Project (JMP).
  • In humanitarian response situations, within the first month, draft and recommend a simple one-month data-collection plan to cover key data gaps as required for the initial emergency response, working in close collaboration with the humanitarian clusters partners.     
  • In humanitarian response situations, provide professional support for one or more rapid assessments (inter-agency or independently if necessary) to be carried out within the first 48-72 hours, working in close collaboration with the humanitarian clusters partners.
  • Drawing on monitoring and analysis of key program performance and management indicators, provide professional input to management reports, including relevant sections of the annual reports.

M&E Capacity Building

  • Promote the awareness and understanding of the shared responsibility of M& E function among all WASH staff members through communication, training, learning and development activities.
  • In close collaboration with partners, ensure that an M&E capacity building strategy exists.

Detail Job description can be accessed here; Download File ToR_ Monitoring Specialist, WASH, NO3, TA, #109591.DOC

To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have…

  • An Advanced University Degree in social sciences, statistics, planning development, planning.  A first University degree in a relevant field combined with (2) additional years of professional experience may be accepted in lieu of an advanced university degree.
  • Professional work experience in programme development and implementation including monitoring and evaluation activities as follows
  • Five years of relevant professional field work experience. Previous WASH related monitoring and evaluation experience preferred.
  • At least one instance of exposure to emergency programming, including preparedness planning. Active involvement in a humanitarian crisis response programme preferred.
  • Fluency in English and Myanmar.

For every Child, you demonstrate…

UNICEF’s core values of Commitment, Diversity and Integrity and core competencies in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results.

The competencies required for this post are….

  • Leading & Supervising (II)
  • Formulating Strategies and Concepts (II)
  • Analyzing (II)
  • Applying Technical Expertise (II)
  • Planning and Organizing (III)

View our competency framework at

UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages all candidates, irrespective of gender, nationality, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of the organization.

UNICEF has a zero-tolerance policy on conduct that is incompatible with the aims and objectives of the United Nations and UNICEF, including sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination. UNICEF also adheres to strict child safeguarding principles. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks, and will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles.

Opening Date Mon Mar 04 2019 03:30:00 GMT+0100 (Central European Standard Time) Myanmar Standard Time
Closing Date Mon Mar 18 2019 18:25:00 GMT+0100 (Central European Standard Time)