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UNICEF Vacancy – Temporary Position
Community Planning Officer (NO-A), based in Yangon
(1 year)

UNICEF Myanmar requires a dynamic, motivated, creative and committed individual to support scale-up of community-led total sanitation (CLTS) and facilitate the development of community self-planning toward ODF status, facilitate and monitor the CLTS process where necessary in communities. The Community Planning Officer will be involved in township level local planning process and community needs assessment.

Under the guidance of the WASH section chief and close collaboration with staff from WASH section, the incumbent will carry out the following tasks:-

MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

• Participate in the CLTS training to become completely familiar with the concept, methodology and processes required in achieving ODF communities;
• Involve, assist and monitor the community led sanitation and hygiene promotion processes and work closely with implementing partners and Government counterparts;
• Monitor and liaise in the implementation of WASH in School programme;
• Report to UNICEF Sanitation and Hygiene Officer on the progress of CLTS and any issues or problems which may arise;
• Involve in emergency response if necessary;
• Take necessary measures to rectify deviations or problems identified, in accordance with the guidance of the UNICEF Sanitation and Hygiene Officer ;
• Undertake regular visits to project sites, assess local conditions and resources, and monitor UNICEF inputs for water, sanitation and hygiene including monitoring the flow of supply and non-supply assistance;
• Report outcome of analysis and proposes corrective actions;
• Attend relevant meetings, prepare notes and undertake follow up action and coordination related to water, sanitation and hygiene programme implementation and monitoring and contribute to teamwork building;
• Collect and analyse data for situation analysis, planning, management, monitoring and evaluation purposes for sanitation and hygiene programme at the assigned area and provide analytical input and recommendations for plan of actions for effective implementation of water, sanitation and hygiene programme.

QUALIFICATIONS, SKILLS AND ATTRIBUTES required to perform the duties of the post:

• University Degree in Civil or Public Health Engineering, Social Sciences, specific training or experience in the area of programming for young people desirable;
• Three (3) years progressively responsible professional work experience in WASH, including water, sanitation and hygiene;
• Current knowledge of social programming policies and procedures in international development cooperation;
• Current knowledge of development issues, policies in the water, environment and sanitation sector in Myanmar, especially in community-led total sanitation;
• Analytical skills with ability to compile analyse data and present results through tables and visual mapping;
• Versatility, judgment, maturity, and the ability to work in a team;
• Demonstrated ability to take the initiative, drive and passion;
• Negotiating, communication and advocacy skills;
• Sensitive to gender and equity issues;
• Ability to work in an international and multicultural environment;
• Good knowledge of computer management and applications;
• Fluency in Myanmar and English, speaking, reading and writing, is essential;
• Knowledge of major ethnic Myanmar languages an asset.

COMPETENCIES

The candidate is expected to demonstrate the following core/functional competencies required for the position:-

Core Competencies

– Communication
– Working with People
– Drive for Results

Functional Competencies

– Formulating Strategies and Concepts
– Analysing
– Applying Technical Expertise
– Learning and Researching
– Planning and Organizing

Please send application with updated CV or Personal History form, educational credentials and references to jobs.yangon@unicef.org by 25 October 2012.

Note: 1. UNICEF does not discriminate in regard to race, ethnicity and gender including persons living with disabilities.
2. Only those candidates whose qualifications and experience are of further interest to UNICEF will be contacted for subsequent test/interview.
3. UNICEF is a smoke free environment.

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