Myanmar nationals: WASH Officer (Sanitation & Hygiene)

United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF)

Myanmar (Burma)

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, We Care.

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 fulfil 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 reports to the Chief of Field Office-Taunggyi who is at level 3 for supervision. The WASH Officer (Sanitation and Hygiene) 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.

In close collaboration with WASH Officer-Taunggyi (NOB) and over all supervision of Chief of Field office (CFO) based in Taunggyi Field Office, this WASH Officer will:

  • Provide technical support to Township Medical Officer, Health Assistant I, Township Health Nurse and Basic Health Staff for planning, implementation and monitoring of Community Led Total Sanitation (CLTS) project activities.
  • Work closely with WASH officer and consultant in Taunggyi, and WASH team in UNICEF Myanmar Country Office in the development, planning, implementation and monitoring for Open Defecation Free (ODF) campaign activities.
  • Coordinate and work closely with the State, District and Township level Department of Public Health to provide technical assistance for capacity building of government staff especially Basic Health Staff.
  • Facilitate for and interact with Township/village ODF committees

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 accessed here: Download File ToR WASH Officer, NO1, TA, Taunggyi, Post No. 107427.doc

To qualify as an 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. 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 one year of professional work experience in WASH-related programmes
  • HUMANITARIAN: a minimum of one year of experiences in humanitarian assistance
  • Required Specific Experience: a minimum one year of experience in implementation of Community Led Total Sanitation (CLTS)
  • 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.
  • Speaks local dialects such as Shan, PaO and Ka Yan will be an advantage.

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….

Formulating Strategies & Concepts (I), Analyzing (II), 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.