Myanmar nationals: WASH Officer

Taunggyi, Myanmar (Burma)

ASWA-2 project is the continuation of ASWA-1 project funded by DIFID.  It will be implemented in 9 Townships of Magwe Region and (ASWA-1 areas) and Shan State, which will benefit 275,000 people through sustained access to basic sanitation; 50,000 people through access sustained to basic water supply.  Counterpart departments for ASWA-2 are Department of Rural Development (DRD); Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Irrigation (MoALI); Department of Public Health (DPH); Ministry of Health and Sports (MoHS); Department of Basic Education (DBE); Ministry of Education (MoE).

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 more 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?

Under the direct supervision of Chief of Taunggyi Field office and technical guidance from WASH section in Yangon Office, you will be accountable for professional/technical contribution to programme/project design, planning, administration, monitoring and evaluation of WASH programme/project activities in support of achievement country programme outcome and output results in Shan State. You will be based at Taunggyi Field Office in Shan State.

Your key functions and accountabilities 

  1. Programme development and planning
  2. Programme management, monitoring and delivery of results
  3. Technical and operational support for programme implementation
  4. Humanitarian WASH preparedness and response
  5. Networking and partnership building
  6. Innovation, knowledge management and capacity building