Under the direct supervision of the Technical Officer (RMNCAH) and guidance from WHO Representative to Myanmar, the National Technical Officer is expected to work in close collaboration with all concerned stakeholders from Reproductive Health, Child Health, Newborn Health, Maternal Health and Adolescent Health and provide technical assistance and in addition support capacity strengthening, regular monitoring and ensure timely submission of donor reports.
Major Duties and Responsibilities
Function 1 (incl. expected results)
Policies, strategies and plans related to reproductive, maternal, newborn, child and adolescent health, achieving results such as:
- Provide technical support to the RMNCAH Team in WHO Country Office in the implementation of RMNCAH related policies, strategies and plans
- Support the development and implementation of comprehensive RMNCAH Strategy
Function 2 (incl. expected results)
Development, Implementation and Monitoring of WHO Biennium Workplan for 2023, achieving results such as:
- Support the development, implementation and monitoring of WHO Biennium Work plan (2022-23) for RMNCAH
- Support development of proposals, assist and monitor the implementation of activities
- Assist national counterparts and concerned stakeholders in research and assessments related to RMNCAH and provide technical inputs to the design and implementation of relevant research proposals;
- Support implementation of activities funded by Access to Health Fund and other external donors
- Draft and finalize technical and financial report for submission to donors
Function 3 (incl. expected results)
Adaptation of global and regional WHO guidelines, recommendations and tools, achieving results such as:
- Support the adaptation of global and regional WHO guidelines, recommendations and tools for implementation of RMNCAH in Myanmar context.
- Ensure that the national technical guidelines and standard operating procedures on RMNCAH are uniformly used and followed at all levels of health system
Function 4 (incl. expected results)
Capacity building on RMNCAH and reporting, achieving results such as:
- Support for various in country trainings/workshops/meetings on RMNCAH;
- Participate at the RMNCAH related meetings, workshops and trainings, as required
- Submit monthly activity report and end of assignment report to WHO
- Perform any other work requested by the WHO Representative.
Work Relations and Partnerships
The RMNCAH Team is working with all implementing partners supporting for the health of women, children and adolescents. The incumbent is expected to have working skills in a team and communication skills to manage the partnership. Most importantly the incumbent needs to work closely with the WHO team members and all concerned stakeholders.
Impact of functions
The function plays a key role with respect to the clients served through the delivery of technical support on programme planning, budgeting, implementation and monitoring in a collaborative approach.
Essential: University degree in medicine (MBBS) from a recognized university
Desirable: Post graduate degree in public health or RMNCAH related fields from a recognized university.
- At least two years of work experiences in Public Health Programmes
- At least one year working experience in the position of coordination role.
- Extensive professional experience in program implementation, monitoring and supervision
- Working experience in any UN organization or International Organization, as well as asset.
Fluency in oral and written English & Myanmar is mandatory.
- Communicating in a credible and effective manner: Expresses oneself clearly in conversations and interactions with others; listens actively.
- Producing Results: Produces and delivers quality results. Is action oriented and committed to achieving outcomes.
- Knowing and managing yourself: Manages ambiguity and pressure in a self-reflective way. Uses criticism as a development opportunity, seeking guidance where necessary.
- This Vacancy Notice may be used to fill similar positions at the same level.
- Only candidates under serious consideration will be contacted.
- A written test and interviews will be used as a form of screening
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- Any extension of appointment would be subject to programmatic requirements, performance of the incumbent and availability of funds.
- Qualified female candidates are encouraged to apply