Local recruitment: Project Assistant (WASH)

Save the Children

Sittwe, Myanmar (Burma) 🇲🇲


TITLE: Project Assistant– WASH (PHE) –(Local Only) 

TEAM/PROGRAMME: WASH      LOCATION: Sittwe Area Office (Rakhine State)

Number of Position: 1



Level 3:  the post holder will have contact with children and/or young people either frequently (e.g. once a week or more) or intensively (e.g. four days in one month or more or overnight) because they work country programs; or are visiting country programs; or because they are responsible for implementing the police checking/vetting process staff.


The WASH Project Assistant will be responsible for the successful management and implementation of emergency response activities in Rakhine State. To effectively plan, implement, monitor, and evaluate Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene Promotion Programme activities in the assigned villages -under direct supervision of WASH – Project Officer. As part of the WASH intervention, the Project Assistant will safeguard and improve the public health of the affected population by promoting safe hygiene practices, including appropriate use and maintenance of WASH facilities and services. The Project Assistant will also ensure appropriate community involvement in the design and delivery of essential WASH services and facilities. Additionally, the Project Assistant will support the implementation of the Emergency WASH components in Rakhine State.


Reports to: Project Officer – WASH PHE 

Staff reporting to this post: Outreach Worker. 

(Delete where it’s not applicable) 

Budget Responsibilities: No financial approval

Role Dimensions: No regular contact


  • Organize the conduction of the Committee meetings and regular interaction with children, community members, and community-based organizations to support the implementation of project activities. 
  • Assist in the communication with the village/ward authorities and prepare for advocacy events in the field and collect data collection for WASH need assessment.
  • Contribute to the enhancement of the mobilization and participation of children, young people and community members in the project ensuring that the poorest and most disadvantaged children also participate.
  • Support the organization of committees’ meetings for the implementation of the activities,
  • Assist to the WASH trainings for the purpose of community strengthen. 
  • Keep records of activities, and report regularly to supervisor on project progress.
  • Undertake data collection and regular monitoring visits in assigned areas and submit to Project Officer (PO).
  • Assist supervisor in NFI/WASH/ Other commodities distribution and other emergency responses.
  • Ensure community mobilization in targeted communities on the issues related to construction, operation and maintenance of WASH facilities.
  • Promoting safe Hygiene practices, including appropriate use and maintenance of WASH facilities and services.
  • Assist PO in procurement of materials, supplies and maintenance of project equipment and repair.
  • Liaise with other sectors of SCI and other WASH project staffs, village authorities and departmental officials regarding the project activities as necessary.
  • Assist PO to distribute the Water and Sanitation related materials for assigned project activities.
  • Supervise and collaborate with community in renovation and construction of water supply and sanitation facilities.
  • Assist the supervisor for any other tasks assigned. 

BEHAVIOURS (Values in Practice)


  • Holds self accountable for making decisions, managing resources efficiently, achieving and role modelling Save the Children values
  • Holds the team and partners accountable to deliver on their responsibilities – giving them the freedom to deliver in the best way they see fit, providing the necessary development to improve performance and applying appropriate consequences when results are not achieved.


  • Sets ambitious and challenging goals for themselves and their team, takes responsibility for their own personal development and encourages their team to do the same
  • Widely shares their personal vision for Save the Children, engages and motivates others
  • Future orientated, thinks strategically and on a global scale.


  • Builds and maintains effective relationships, with their team, colleagues, Members and external partners and supporters
  • Values diversity, sees it as a source of competitive strength
  • Approachable, good listener, easy to talk to.


  • Develops and encourages new and innovative solutions
  • Willing to take disciplined risks.


  • Honest, encourages openness and transparency; demonstrates highest levels of integrity
  • Always acts in the best interests of children


  • Any University degree
  • Knowledge of engineering with basic construction knowledge, and Hygiene Promotion. 


Desirable and Essential

Skills and Experience: 

  • At least 2 years’ experience in WASH Program 
  • Experience in community mobilization and WASH facilities construction. 

Communication and Technical Skills 

  • Fluent of Local languages
  • Ability to meet deadlines and work under pressure. 
  • Can be work under pressure. 
  • The interpersonal skill must be skilful. 
  • Ability to work collaboratively with colleagues across the organisation developing effective working relationships to deliver outstanding results for children.
  • Commitment to and understanding of Save the Children’s aims, values, and principles. 


  • Willingness and capability to comply with all relevant Save the Children policies and procedures with respect to health and safety, security, equal opportunities and other relevant policies, including the Child Safeguarding Policy

Additional job responsibilities

The duties and responsibilities as set out above are not exhaustive and the role holder may be required to carry out additional duties within reasonableness of their level of skills and experience.

Equal Opportunities 

The role holder is required to carry out the duties in accordance with the SCI Equal Opportunities and Diversity policies and procedures.

Child Safeguarding:

We need to keep children safe so our selection process, which includes rigorous background checks, reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse.

Safeguarding our Staff:

The post holder is required to carry out the duties in accordance with the SCI anti-harassment policy.

Health and Safety

The role holder is required to carry out the duties in accordance with SCI Health and Safety policies and procedures.


The Organization
We employ approximately 25,000 people across the globe and work on the ground in over 100 countries to help children affected by crises, or those that need better healthcare, education and child protection. We also campaign and advocate at the highest levels to realise the right of children and to ensure their voices are heard. We are working towards three breakthroughs in how the world treats children by 2030:

· No child dies from preventable causes before their 5th birthday
· All children learn from a quality basic education and that,
· Violence against children is no longer tolerated

We know that great people make a great organization, and that our employees play a crucial role in helping us achieve our ambitions for children.We value our people and offer a meaningful and rewarding career, along with a collaborative and inclusive workplace where ambition, creativity, and integrity are highly valued.

Application Information:
Please apply using a cover letter and up-to-date CV as a single document. Please also include details of your current remuneration and salary expectations. A copy of the full role profile can be found at www.savethechildren.net/jobs We need to keep children safe so our selection process reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse.





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