Vacancy Announcement

(National Only)


Title & Grade:

Senior WATSAN Manager/ 7A

Report to:

Project Director

Duty Location:

Sittwe Township, Rakhine State

Start Date:


Remuneration Package:

Highly Competitive Base Pay + Fringe Benefits (Monthly Health Benefit + Annual Group Life Insurance + Annual 13th Month Pay + Leaves Entitlements)

Who we are: The International Rescue Committee (IRC) is one of the world’s leading agencies working in post-conflict and development contexts, supporting communities in over 40 fragile, failed and developing states. In this capacity, we work to restore safety, dignity and hope to millions who are uprooted, struggling to endure and wishing to advance on a path of development. 

What we do: The IRC has been working in Myanmar since 2008 and is committed to implementing quality programming to improve the wellbeing of the most vulnerable populations in the areas of livelihoods, water and sanitation, health, and social development.  IRC programming reflects a commitment to sustainable solutions, and believes this is achieved through participatory approaches such as community driven development, community disaster risk reduction, and capacity building of local partners.

Our Culture: The IRC values the diversity of our staff and recognizes that our work is best accomplished through the true collaboration of individuals from many cultures with a great variety of skills and perspectives. In support of this core value, the IRC maintains and enforces policies to foster relationships that respect the dignity and worth of each individual.

We uphold our policies in accordance with principles of international law and codes of good conduct, and we affirm that all IRC staff members are responsible for promoting fundamental human rights, social justice, human dignity and the equality of men, women and children. IRC staff must treat every person without distinction on the basis of his or her race, gender, religion, color, national or ethnic origin, marital status, sexual orientation, age or disability.

The IRC’s senior management recognizes the importance of open communication, encouraging staff to discuss job related problems or suggestions with their supervisors without fear of reprisal.





Your Mission:


Water, Sanitation and Environmental Health in the context of the Tat Lan programme is more than clean water and basic latrines for selected families. The programme is targeting to improve the village living environment by improving waste management, food safety, and indoor air quality (reducing smoke of cooking fires/eco-fuel stoves) by raising awareness on these factors and the potential solutions that address and reduce these threats. Because of the approach and scope of the activities, the WASH activities will link with the Nutrition component, Agriculture component and Infrastructure component of the Tat Lan programme. The position is based in Sittwe with monthly travel to Myebon and the project villages.


Your Job Scope includes but not limited to:

Reporting and supervision

This position reports to the Project Director who is also based in Sittwe. The Senior WATSAN Manager will provide the Project Director with monthly updates on implementation progress against the Tat Lan Workplan.

Key Responsibilities:

The WASH manager is responsible for:


Engineering and technical

  • Providing technical support and quality management of all WATSAN activities within the IRC-Tat Lan programme area.
  • Providing full oversight to the IRC WATSAN Manager in Myebon
  • Make sure that all WATSAN activities under Tat Lan 2 are implemented according to the national & International standards.
    • Support the provision of training and/or directly provide training to all WATSAN and Hygiene Promotion staff in Myebon (among others):
    • Support the development of the design of low-cost household  and school latrines with strong community participation;
    • Construction low-cost household  and school latrines
    • The renovation and cleaning of wells, water ponds and possibly spring catchments;
    • The construction of bio-sand filters introducing skills transfer participatory approach in communities with specific IECs
    • (Environmental) hygiene promotion including community sanitation clubs and school sanitation clubs.
    • Implementation of Community Health Club approach activities in target villages.
      • Provide comprehensive technical training for WASH field staff to promote their professional development.
      • Assist with the development of Annual and Monthly Work plans according to in-line with log-frame.
      • Report on monthly progress against the work plan and submit monthly progress report to the WASH Coordinator
      • Report expenditures against procurement plan.
      • Ensure all procurement and logistical support of the WASH programme is efficiently managed according to the agreed timetable.
      • Support Performance Evaluation of staff at regular Intervals.
      • Where necessary participate in the recruitment of new members of the project team.
      • Contribute to the preparation of monthly reports where necessary.
      • Responsible for managing an annual budget of around USD 350 thousand.
      • Tracking expenditures against the annual budget
      • Developing a procurement plan and tracking all procurement against the plan and the project implementation plan.
      • Coordinate with relevant other WASH actors and sector field staff in state level, not only at organisation level but also in related other organization/ government departments.
      • Monitor the progress of field activities in the sites, ensuring that project data is collected on time and according to standards.
      • Through the project coordination meetings keeping the Project Director informed on the progress and constraints of the WATSAN activities.
      • Support the coordination of all IRC-Tat Lan WATSAN activities in Myebon and Minbya with the Nutrition component, Agriculture component and Infrastructure component of the Tat Lan programme.
      • Coordinate with Township and State government agencies as needed and/or requested by the Project Director.
      • Provide appropriate and timely feedback regarding staff annual performance objectives and assist them in objective setting.
      • Strengthen knowledge and skill of project staffs.
      • Assist in the recruitment of staff.
      • Perform any other tasks assigned by the Project Director as appropriate.




Project and component management


Budget Responsibilities


Coordination, information sharing, monitoring and report writing



Working Environment: 


  • Willingness and flexibility to travel to project sites





  • Master’s degree in civil engineering, or a Bachelor’s degree with two additional years of experience; public health degree is a plus.





  • At least three years of professional experience managing water and sanitation programs, some of which with International NGOs.
  • Experience in implementing the CLTS,CHC ,PHAST approach 
  • Experience in designing and maintaining data collection and monitoring systems.
    • Ability and willingness to work and travel in remote areas.




  • Excellent interpersonal, organizational and time management skills.
  • Good communication skills, in particular listening skills
  • Proven staff management and team building skills
  • Capable of training staff and motivating community support.
  • Ability to work well both within a team and independently, in a challenging, politically sensitive and fast-paced environment.
  • Experience in English report writing.
  • Operational knowledge of Microsoft Office software and basic GPS mapping; internet, AutoCAD design a plus.
  • Computer skills in Microsoft Office;
  • Ability to work independently in a rapidly changing professional environment.
    • Good understanding of humanitarian principles of humanity and neutrality.
    • Demonstrating trustworthiness and upholding the highest ethical standards.




  • Excellent English language skills, both verbal and written.



Interested and qualified candidates are to submit a Cover Letter and Curriculum Vitae to the Human Resources Department before the deadline.


Mailing Address



5pm on Friday, February 12, 2016.

International Rescue Committee


No.69/54 (B-4), Oak Tha Pha Yar Street, Kyaikkasan Quarter, Bahan Township, Yangon, Myanmar.


Tel: + 95 (1) 8604230/8604231


Notes :

  • IRC is an Equal Opportunity Employer and considers all applicants on the basis of merit without regard to race, sex, color, national origin, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status or disability.
  • Candidates are required to declare in advance should there be any relative or family member currently employed in IRC. Failure to do so, he/she will be subjected to the termination of the employment contract even after successfully selected.
  • Due to the urgency of the role, IRC reserves the rights to interview candidates before the closing date.
  • IRC regrets to inform that only short-listed candidates will be contacted.















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