Myanmar nationals: WASH Officer (WASH in Emergencies-Partnerships, Grant Management, Supply Tracking)

United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF)

Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar (Burma) 🇲🇲

Job no: 550793
Contract type: Fixed Term Appointment
Duty Station: Nay Pyi Taw
Level: NO-2
Location: Myanmar
Categories: WASH (Water, Sanitation and Hygiene)

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, Clean Water

UNICEF Myanmar

The fundamental mission of UNICEF is to promote the rights of every child, everywhere, in everything the organization does — in programmes, 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?

The WASH officer is expected to support the WASH programme on WASH in emergency response especially on development of partnerships and contract, monitoring grant utilization in timely processing of transaction and liquidation, tracking supplies while support monitoring and reporting. The WASH will ensure due diligence with partners and effective grant management.

The WASH Officer reports to the WASH Specialist who is at level 3. The WASH Officer provides technical, operational and administrative assistance throughout the WASH programming process especially focused on partnership, grants management and supply tracking, monitoring and reporting. The Officer prepares, manages and implements a variety of technical and administrative tasks, related to the development, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of the WASH output results of the country programme.

Summary of key functions/accountabilities:

The position is to:

  • Programme development and planning
  • Programme management, monitoring and delivery of results
  • Technical and operational support for programme implementation
  • Humanitarian WASH preparedness and response
  • Networking and partnership building
  • Innovation, knowledge management and capacity building

Key functions and accountabilities of the position (detailed job description attached):  Final SJP- WASH Officer (Emergencies Partnerships Grant Supply) NO2 Nay Pyi Taw # 103282.docx

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

  • A university degree in one of the following fields is required: public health, social sciences, behavior change communication, sanitary engineering or another relevant technical field.
  • DEVELOPMENTAL:  a minimum of two years of professional work experience in WASH-related programmes for developing countries is required.
  • HUMANITARIAN: At-least two years of professional experience in humanitarian response
  • Experience with either the UN and/or INGO/NGO is an advantage.
  • Highly skilled in writing, development of partnership/project document/programme strategies, Theory of change, humanitarian performance monitoring and reporting is required.
  • Skill in business intelligence software such as Power Bi, Tableau etc. MS Project or other project management tools etc is an asset
  • Experience in implementing donor fund/grant and ensuring compliance/due diligence per terms and conditions of donors is required.
  • Experience in partnership management and supply chain tracking is an added advantage.
  • Good written skills and fluency in English is required.  Knowledge of another official UN language or local language of the duty station is considered as an asset

For every Child, you demonstrate…

UNICEF’s values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, and Accountability (CRITA).

core competencies for this position are:

  • Demonstrates Self Awareness and Ethical Awareness (1)
  • Works collaboratively with others (1)
  • Builds and Maintains Partnerships (1)
  • Innovates and Embraces Change (1)
  • Thinks and Acts Strategically (1)
  • Drive to Achieve Impactful Results (1)
  • Manages Ambiguity and Complexity (1)

Functional Competencies:

  • Formulating strategies and concepts (I)
  • Analyzing (II)
  • Applying technical expertise (II)
  • Learning and researching (II)

To view our competency framework, please visit here.

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 be expected to adhere to these standards and principles and will therefore undergo rigorous reference and background checks. Background checks will include the verification of academic credential(s) and employment history. Selected candidates may be required to provide additional information to conduct a background check.


UNICEF appointments are subject to medical clearance.  Issuance of a visa by the host country of the duty station, which will be facilitated by UNICEF, is required for IP positions. Appointments may also be subject to inoculation (vaccination) requirements, including against SARS-CoV-2 (Covid). Government employees that are considered for employment with UNICEF are normally required to resign from their government before taking up an assignment with UNICEF. UNICEF reserves the right to withdraw an offer of appointment, without compensation, if a visa or medical clearance is not obtained, or necessary inoculation requirements are not met, within a reasonable period for any reason.

Advertised: 06 May 2022 Myanmar Standard Time
Deadline: 19 May 2022 Myanmar Standard Time