Training Assistant

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Overview of the programme

Under the overall guidance of WHO Representative to Myanmar, direct supervision of Technical Officer -Expanded Programme on Immunization (EPI) and close coordination with central Expanded Programme on Immunization (cEPI), MoHS, the Training Assistant will provide technical support to cEPI to manage newly established immunization related training centre at central level in order to achieve regional targets for elimination and eradication of the vaccine preventable diseases (VPD). The candidate will provide support the Ministry of Health and Sports mainly for immunization services in line with WHO Myanmar Country Cooperative Strategy (CCS 2019-2023) and Myanmar Sustainable Development Plan (2018-2030). Routine tasks are performed independently within detailed guidelines. Overall supervision is focused on the successful delivery of client oriented and efficient implementation of operational services.

Description of Duties

The Training Assistant will work under the direct supervision of Technical Officer (EPI), WHO and work closely with the Training Coordinator. He/she will be responsible for the following tasks:

  • Assist training coordinator and cEPI to develop training plans and schedule, designing and developing training programs for immunization trainings.
  • Assist training coordinator and cEPI for the preparation of trainings according to the schedule and to prepare all the documents and IEC materials which will be needed for the respective training
  • Assist training coordinator and cEPI during the technical trainings according to the plan
  • To assist in gathering feedback from trainers and trainees after each training session
  • To maintain updated curriculum database and training records
  • To manage and maintain in-house training facilities and equipment
  • To compile the training information and all the records related to trainings.
  • To assist cEPI in the activities related to increase coverage of COVID-19 vaccination and revitalization of routine immunization particularly among peri-urban and migrant population.
  • Perform any other additional duty that may be assigned by WR Myanmar.
  • To submit assignment report quarterly

Work Relations and Partnerships

Training Assistant constantly provides administrative support to cEPI and Training Coordinator in the arrangement and organization of various trainings which will be conducted by cEPI. The training assistant coordinates with cEPI, UNICEF, PATH and others for training schedule, training aids, related documents and training materials.

Impact of functions

Training Assistant plays a key role in managing the training and for collecting the relevant documents, sharing the documents and for the documentation of trainings. Training assistant ensures smooth procedures in term of administrative support for all trainings, systematic documentation and records.



Required: Completion of secondary education

Desirable: University degree


  • Minimum one year experience, preferably in any UN organization, international organization or Government Offices, preferably in the training setting.

Other Skills

  • Advanced knowledge on Microsoft Office Suite (MS PowerPoint and MS Excel).
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work well as a team member.
  • Ability to adapt to, and interact with people of diverse educational and cultural backgrounds

Language Skills

  • Good knowledge of English and excellent knowledge of Myanmar Language.


  • Communicating in a credible and effective manner
  • Producing Results
  • Knowing and managing yourself
  • Ensuring the effective use of resources.
  • Team work.

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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