Myanmar nationals: WASH Officer

United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF)

Mandalay, Myanmar (Burma)

Under the direct supervision of Chief of Mandalay Field office and technical guidance from WASH section in Yangon Office, the WASH officer (Sanitation and Hygiene) is accountable for professional/technical contribution to programme/project design, planning, administration, monitoring and evaluation of WASH programme/project activities (with focus to sanitation and hygiene output result) in support of achievement country programme outcome and output results. The incumbent will be based at Mandalay Field Office in Mandalay Region. 

The WASH Officer reports to the Chief of Field Office who is at level 3 for supervision. The WASH Officer provides technical, operational and administrative assistance throughout the WASH programming process. 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.

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

  • 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

Detail job description can be access here; WASH Officer_JD_Post No 103282.docx

To qualify you will demonstrate:

  • Advanced university degree in public health, social sciences, behavior change communication, sanitary engineering or other specialist field related to WASH is required. 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.
  • A minimum of two years of professional work experience in WASH-related programmes especially in sanitation and hygiene promotion and education.
  •  A minimum of two years of experiences in Community Led Total Sanitation (CLTS) approach is preferred.
  • A minimum of two years of experiences of humanitarian assistances will be an asset.
  • Oral and written proficiency in English and Myanmar languages is required.  Knowledge of another official UN language or a local (regional or state) language is an asset.
  • Community mobilization, training and facilitation experiences.