Senior National Technical Officer (SSA)

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Organizational Setting

WHO Myanmar supports Ministry of Health and Sports in the response of COVID19 in Myanmar. WHO will support a Senior Technical Officer based at Health Literacy Promotion Unit of MoHS, Naypyitaw for the development of communication materials, supporting online communication of MoHS (eg facebook page), close coordination WHO-MoHS and relevant stakeholders and building national capacity to COVID19. The incumbent supports implementation of Health Literacy Promotion Unit’s work related to COVID19 Risk communications and community engagement including the ‘family hero initiative’ under the supervision of Malaria Scientist and COVID19 RCCE focal point and overall guidance of WHO Representative, Myanmar, to perform the following tasks mentioned in the section below.

Major Duties and Responsibilities

  • Support HLPU in communications work related to Covid19, particularly the ‘family hero initiative’.
  • Support HLPU in coordination within national authorities, WHO-MoHS, RCCE stakeholders, nongovernmental organizations, civil society organizations and media houses.
  • Assist to develop and design relevant information, education and communication materials in Myanmar and other languages and formats easily used by national stakeholders and the public.
  • Ensure that technical material produced integrates risk communication principles and practice.
  • Support coordination between HLPU and WHO for communication activities and development of HLPU Risk Communication Strategy
  • Support HLPU in delivering epidemiological driven risk communication messages with the focus on the vulnerable groups.
  • Work closely with HLPU, eHealth Monitoring team of MoHS, WHO Country Office to proactively counter false rumours and misinformation, myths rumours, fears and concerns that are being monitored.
  • Work with consultant to support HLPU in development of the ‘Communicable Disease Risk Communication Strategy’
  • Coordinate COVID19 Community Engagement partners and agencies to collate research/survey findings from knowledge, attitude and practice (KAP) surveys, focus group discussions and other feedback from community engagement activities into risk communication activities and products
  • Stock take all HLPU risk communication products such as public information, brochures, leaflets and posters, radio and TV scripts, and guides for stakeholders for risk communication
  • Support HLPU’s medical officers to reply to questions raised in the MOHS Facebook page and HLPU Facebook page
  • Support HLPU’s initiative to build national capacity for COVID19 risk communication.
  • Support national authorities and WHO convene stakeholder’s engagement meetings, seminar and workshops, cognizant of WHO country cooperation strategy for Myanmar, MoHS’ national health plan and Myanmar’s sustainable development plan 2018-2030.
  • Document stories and lessons learnt on RCCE.
  • Relevant duties assigned by supervisors.

Work Relations and Partnerships

The incumbent is expected to have skills in a team and communication skills to manage the partnership. Most importantly the incumbent needs to work closely with the WHO team members, government officials and related stakeholders especially working for RCCE.

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 communication in a collaborative approach between WHO, Health Literacy Promotion team, Ministry of Health & Sports and related stakeholders.


Educational background

  • Essential: University degree
  • Desirable: University degree related to public health, journalism, international relations, trainings in communication material designing

professional experience and knowledge

  • Essential: Minimum of 3 years of relevant experience in communications
  • Desirable: Experience in health response and risk communication

Skills/ Technical Skills and knowledge

  • Advanced communication and writing skills
  • Advanced user of social platform, online communication skills
  • Microsoft office skills
  • Knowledge of publication/design related programs and web standards (Desktop publishing, Adobe photoshop and Content Management system)
  • Communication materials designing experience

language skills

  • Essential: English, Myanmar (Read, Write, Speak)


  • Communicating in a credible and effective manner: Expresses oneself clearly in conversations and interactions with others; listen actively.
  • Producing results: Produces and delivers quality results. This should be 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.
  • Teamwork: Able to work in a team having different cultures and background.


  • WHO has a smoke-free environment and strict no smoking policy.
  • Duty Station at Naypyitaw.
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