Myanmar nationals: Senior WASH and Infrastructure Officer

International Rescue Committee (IRC)

Minbya, Myanmar (Burma) 🇲🇲

Requisition ID: req19435

Job Title: Senior WASH and Infrastructure Officer

Sector: Environmental Health

Employment Category: Regular

Employment Type: Full-Time

Open to Expatriates: No

Location: Minbya, Myanmar

Job Description

Programmatic Overview

The position is responsible for implementation and supporting Emergency WASH related activities in the emergency response projects, Myanmar Humanitarian Fund supporting “Meeting the multi-sectoral needs of displaced and conflict-affected communities in central and northern Rakhine”.

The project is focusing on the promotion of hygienic behaviors and practices among most vulnerable communities, people in IDP camps and conflict-affected sites in Rathedaung, Sittwe, Minbya and Myebon townships in Rakhine State, Myanmar – through effective community and public communication, the empowerment of women and girls, and building institutional preparedness for COVID-19. The second project aims at meeting the pressing humanitarian needs of vulnerable IDPs and conflict-affected communities living in Sittwe, Rathedaung, Minbya, Mrauk Oo, Myebon, Ponnagyun and Kyauk Taw Townships of Rakhine state.

Job Overview

The Senior WASH and Infrastructure Officer will be responsible for the successful implementation of WASH infrastructure activities and for supporting the IRC-trained Community Volunteers who will lead the construction of semi-permanent latrines and renovations of existing latrines in IDP camps in the villages of Myaebon and Minbya townships.  

Reporting and supervision

The Senior WASH and Infrastructure Officer reports to the Senior WASH manager who is based in Yangon. For coordination of the activities at field level this senior officer liaises closely with the other members of the WASH team based in Minbya office and in particular with the Operations Manager

Key Responsibilities:


  • Responsible for carrying out core WASH activities together with the trained community volunteers in the selected villages and IDP sites using best technical and do no harm practices.
  • Provide training to selected community volunteers in the renovation and construction of latrines.
  • Assist the Senior WASH Manager with preparation of the project work plan.
  • Monitor the construction of semi-permanent latrines at IDP sites.

Volunteer management

  • Collection of data from community volunteers for monthly progress report.
  • Ensure that community volunteers fill in timesheets as appropriate.
  • Assist community volunteers to open mobile money account for receiving monthly stipend.
  • Initiate payment of monthly stipend to community volunteers.

Monitoring and reporting

  • Assist the Senior WASH Manager with preparation of the detailed project workplan, procurement plan and spending plan.
  • Monitoring progress by monthly updating detailed project workplan, procurement plan and spending plan.
  • Raise expenditures in IRC’s Budget versus Actuals / Integra budgeting system.
  • Undertake regular monitoring of activities to assess progress, identify issues, collect information, maintain detailed records of program activities and document lessons learned.
  • Support the Senior WASH Manager in drafting briefing materials, responding to requests for program information.


  • Prioritize staff safety and security at all times.
  • Ensure the timely submission of funds and supply requests by preparing relevant document, e.g. PR and PCR.
  • Perform any other tasks assigned by the Senior WASH Manager and/or Deputy Director Programs as appropriate


Basic Qualifications:

  • Diploma in a related field (eg. civil engineering, WASH engineering) first degree preferred.
  • Minimum of 3 years of experience in WASH in rural and/or emergency setting.
  • Experience in working with community groups and/or volunteers in humanitarian, post-conflict, and/or recovery development context
  • Minimum of 3 years of experience in working with LNGO, INGO or other humanitarian organisation.

Professional Skills:

  • Excellent community training skills
  • Excellent community facilitation skills
  • Able to draw design, BoQ and estimate with Auto CAD on WASTAN activities Infrastructure.
  • Ability to work with culturally diverse national and international staff;
  • Willingness to participate and contribute as a team member, under challenging working and living conditions.
  • Good written and spoken English and report writing skills;
  • Computer skills in Microsoft Office;
  • Good understanding of humanitarian principles of humanity and neutrality.
  • Ability to work, travel and live in remote areas.
  • Demonstrating trustworthiness and upholding the highest ethical standards.

Myanmar nationals with relevant skills sets and proven experience of working at international level are strongly encouraged.