Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Head of Department

Action Contre La Faim (ACF)

Yangon, Myanmar (Burma) 🇲🇲


Action Contre la Faim (ACF) has been working in Myanmar since 1994 implementing projects in the field of health, nutrition, food security and livelihoods, WASH, and Mental Health Care Practices support to vulnerable communities. The humanitarian situation in Myanmar is characterised by a complex combination of vulnerability, to natural disasters, food and nutrition vulnerability, armed conflict, intercommunal tensions, displacement trafficking and risky migration. The context is even more complex since February 2021.

Due to increased conflict and armed clashes in Rakhine, the implementation context has always been challenging, characterized by a dynamic socio-cultural political environment and compounded by extreme weather conditions. The Rakhine context has created a need for innovative and flexible funding, which bridges humanitarian and development programmes, especially in response to the needs of the vulnerable Rohingya population. This context has increased ACF interventions and its humanitarian efforts in Rakhine. ACF work in camps, nutrition centres, and communities focusing on three key determinants of extreme poverty; child and pregnant/lactating women (PLW) malnutrition, food insecurity and poor access to basic services. 

ACF has a field office in Sittwe with sub bases in TKP, Maungdaw and Minbya, and a country office in Yangon.


Your overall responsibility will be to guarantee the quality, relevance and scaling up of WASH programmes in the mission, in conformity with the ACF/international standards, and national policies. More precisely, you will:

  • Contribute to defining the country strategy as well as the strategy and positioning of the WASH technical department
  • Coordinate the identification of needs and the formlutaion of projects proposals
  • Oversee the implementation of , and ensure reporting on, program/projects
  • Guarentee the quality and accountability of projects
  • Ensure the active participation of ACF in national sectoral coordination and technical forums and develop sectoral partnerships
  • Manage and lead the teams
  • Promote capitalization, technical development, research and innovation within the WASH department


You hold a Master degree in water resource management, environment, civil engineering, international development, or equivalent, with at least 5 years of field experience with a humanitarian NGO in the WaSH sector, including 2 to 3 years of work experience in a similar positions, in camps, rural and urban contexts.

You have demonstrated skills in developping strategies, with good analytical and reporting capacity.

You also have demonstrated  skills in communication and representation with an extensive experience working with local partners, and participating to relevant clusters.

You are recognised for your leadership and team management skills with an excellent English level – Burmese and / or Rakhine is a plus.

A former experience in working in Myanmar or with ACF is a strong advantage.


This position is open to National and International candidates. 

This is a 6 months fixed term contract.

Compensation & Benefits will be according to ACF’s policy for national and international staff.