Central Training Coordinator

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Organizational Setting

Malaria Team, WHO Myanmar has been supporting in planning and implementing malaria control/elimination programme. Malaria Control Programme embarks on malaria elimination in 2016 with the aim to eliminate P. falciparum malaria by 2026 and all human malaria by 2030. WHO is implementing donor funds through supporting field staff to national programme at various locations.

There is a vacancy for Central Training Coordinator in Nay Pyi Taw. The CTC will be supported by extrabudgetary sources (Global Fund Support). The incumbents will work under the direct supervision of Medical Officer (Malaria) and overall guidance of the WHO Representative to Myanmar, and in close collaboration with the programme to perform the following tasks mentioned in the section below. The positions are initially for one-year 2024. The extension for 2025 is contingent to performance and successful acquisition of funds beyond 2024.

Duties and responsibilities

Programme planning, implementation and coordination

  1. In collaboration with Central VBDC Team and WHO Malaria Unit, coordinate the training needs assessment, development of training plan, and updating the training curriculum and the training materials for the malaria control programme.
  2. Closely coordinate with WHO Medical Officer (Malaria Control) and other WHO technical staff to receive timely technical guidance for technical assistance to programme
  3. Assist in developing micro-plan and budget for trainings supported by Global Fund.
  4. Serve as resource person in conducting training of trainers and other types of training to be conducted at central level.
  5. Provide technical support to State / Divisional VBDC Teams in micro-planning and in conducting the training at State/ Division and, when necessary, at Township level.
  6. Monitor progress of training activities supported by Global Fund. Provide necessary technical assistance to help ensure quality and adherence to training schedule.
  7. Set-up database on trainings on malaria control program and the participants for each type of training supported by Global Fund and other donors.
  8. Assist in the preparation and timely submission of quality-assured reports to the Principal Recipient.
  9. Participate in quarterly coordination meetings at WHO in Yangon and/ or at Central VBDC.
  10. Submit monthly activity report and end of assignment report to WHO Malaria Unit with copy to Central Officials. The reports shall be in a format and substance that will be outlined by WHO Malaria Unit.
  11. Support any task assigned for CVOID-19.
  12. Perform other related duties as assigned by the supervisor.

Work Relations and Partnerships

The malaria team is working with National Malaria Control Programme and other partners supporting malaria control and elimination activities. 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, National and other Field Project Coordinators, Data Assistants and Officials.

Impact of functions

The function plays a key role with respect to the clients served through the delivery of technical support on programme planning, implementation and coordination, capacity building and surveillance, supervision, monitoring and reporting in a collaborative approach.


Educational background

Essential: University degree in medicine (MBBS) with the relevant trainings in malaria control and elimination.

Desirable: Advance university degree in medicine (MD) preferably a Master of Public Health

Professional experience and knowledge

Essential: Good track records of at least 3 years of experience in malaria control and elimination.

Desirable: Working experience in any UN organization, international organization or government offices will be preferred.

Other skills

Able to travel to the field under the Global Fund project areas or others in the country.

Language Skills

Fluency in oral and written English & Myanmar is mandatory.


  1. Communicating in a credible and effective manner: Expresses oneself clearly in conversations and interactions with others; listens actively.
  2. Producing Results: Produces and delivers quality results. Is action oriented and committed to achieving outcomes.
  3. Knowing and managing yourself: Manages ambiguity and pressure in a self-reflective way. Uses criticism as a development opportunity, seeking guidance where necessary.
  4. Teamwork: Able to work in a team having different cultures and background.

Additional Information

  • 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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  • This post is subject to local recruitment and will be filled by persons recruited in the local commuting area of the duty station.
  • In the event that your candidature is retained for an interview, you will be required to provide, in advance, a scanned copy of the degree(s)/diploma(s)/certificate(s) required for this position. WHO only considers higher educational qualifications obtained from an institution accredited/recognized in the World Higher Education Database (WHED), a list updated by the International Association of Universities (IAU)/United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). The list can be accessed through the link: http://www.whed.net/. Some professional certificates may not appear in the WHED and will require individual review.
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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.
  • Salary will be paid with MMK Converted in local currency at the official prevailing exchange rate at the time
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