Myanmar nationals: WASH Officer

United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF)

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Job Number: 512156 | Vacancy Link
Locations: Asia and the Pacific: Myanmar
Work Type : Temporary Appointment

Under the direct supervision of WASH Specialist and technical guidance from WASH section in Yangon Office, the WASH officer is 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 assigned duty station.

Key expected results and 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; Download File JD_WASH Officer, NO2, TA.docx

To qualify as a/an [champion or advocate] for every child you will have…

Advanced university degree in public health, social sciences, behavior change communication, sanitary engineering or other specialist field related to WASH is required. Additional relevant post-graduate courses that complement/supplement the main degree are a strong asset.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.

Developmental:  a minimum of two years of professional work experience in WASH-related programmes

Humanitarian: a minimum of two years of experience in humanitarian assistance

Previous UN work experience is an asset
previous work in complex emergencies in Kachin, Rakhine and/or Shan is desirable
previous work as part of WASH Cluster are added advantage
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.

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 technical competencies required for this post are….

Communication (II), Working with People (I), Drive for Results (I), Analyzing (II), Formulating Strategies & Concepts (I), Applying Technical Expertise (II), Learning & Researching (II), Planning & Organizing (II)

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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.


Mobility is a condition of international professional employment with UNICEF and an underlying premise of the international civil service.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.