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Malaria Team, WHO Myanmar has been supporting in planning and implementing malaria control/elimination programme. Malaria control programme embarked to malaria elimination in 2016 with the aim to to eliminate P. falciparum malaria by 2023 and all human malaria by 2030. WHO is implementing donor funds through supporting field staff to the national programme at various locations.

There are vacancies for Office Assistants (OA) in Nay Pyi Taw. The OA will be supported by extrabudgetary sources. The incumbents will work under the direct supervision of Scientist (Malaria Control) 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 2022. The extension for 2023 is contingent to performance and successful acquisition of funds beyond 2022.


Under direct supervision of Scientist (Malaria Control) and general guidance by WHO Representative to Myanmar the incumbent will work with officials to perform the following tasks:

Overall support

  • Provide secretarial day to day support to the WHO National Malaria Project Coordinator and Central Elimination Coordinator and Data Assistant.
  • Provide secretariat support to conduct of WHO trainings, meetings and workshops to be organized at central level.
  • Laise with event venue for management of the WHO workshops.
  • Laise with support staff in Yangon to track record of claims from other field staff.
  • Participate in coordination meetings at WHO in Yangon
  • Submit monthly activity report to WHO Malaria Unit.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned by the supervisor.

Coordination and reporting

  • The incumbent will closely coordinate with WHO Scientist (Malaria Control) to receive timely technical guidance to support the National Malaria Control Programme.
  • The incumbent will submit a monthly work and travel plan and activity report to WHO Scientist (Malaria Control).
  • Submit monthly activity report and quarterly assignment report to WHO Malaria Unit. The report shall be in a format and substance that will be outlined by WHO Malaria Unit.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned by the supervisor.


The malaria team is working closely with 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.


The function plays a key role with respect to the clients served through the delivery of technical support on procurement and supply chain management and reporting in a collaborative approach.



Essential: Candidate must have a bachelor’s degree with three years of relevant experience and must have undergone basic computer training.

Desirable: Advance Training on Microsoft Office.


  • At least 3 years’ experience as office assistant, preferable in health sector.
  • Knowledge and skill on computer, email/internet, fax. Typing in Burmese.
  • Must have good computer skills including knowledge on use of MS Office especially MS Excel, MS PowerPoint.
  • Able and willing to travel to remote areas where activities supported by projects.


Able to communicate in English and excellent knowledge of Myanmar.


  • Communicating in a credible and effective way
  • Producing results
  • Knowing and managing yourself
  • Teamwork


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  • A written test and interviews will be used as a form of screening

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