JOB: Field Assistant for Primary Health Care

Job id : 65394
Field Assistant for Primary Health Care
NICCO (Nippon International Cooperation for Community Development)
Hpa-an, Kayin State, Myanmar
Posted on Apply by: 22 Nov 2015
Relevant Sectors Health, Doctors, Nurses, HIV/AIDS
Job Announcement

NICCO (Nippon International Cooperation for Community Development) is currently looking for Field Assistant for Primary Health Care ( Kayin State )

Project Title: Primary health care and the hygiene improvement in communities in Kayin State.


NICCO is a non-governmental organization founded in Kyoto, Japan, in 1979. Over the past three decades, NICCO has conducted 1) Emergency assistance 2) Rural development based on environmentally sustainable agriculture and 3) Human resource development in the various countries based upon the strict humanitarianism and our policy of non-racial, non-religious and non-political.

Currently, NICCO runs missions in such countries as Myanmar, Japan, the Philippines, Afghanistan, Iran, Syria, Jordan, Palestine and Kanya. In Myanmar, NICCO implemented a project in Sagaing division in the 1980’s, and also provided medical assistance for the people affected by Cyclone Nargis in 2008.

Project overview

NICCO is currently implementing a project for primary health care and the hygiene improvement in the border areas in Kayin State through the improvement of the capacity of local persons and communities with the aim to promote voluntary repatriation by developing the basic infrastructure and social services for the inhabitants, IDP’s and returnees in the remote areas of Kayin State under the umbrella of Japan Platform (JPF) program.

NICCO has been implementing 1) Construction of medical facilities, 2) Capacity building of health volunteers and villagers and 3) Hygiene Improvement by introduction of Eco-San Toilet* in our project sites since October 2013. From May 2015, we started to 4) introduce the livestock bank system into our target villages as the village fund in order to support sustainability of health and hygiene activities there.
(*Eco San Toilet, Ecological Sanitation Toilet has urine-diversion systems and makes organic manure and fertilizer from human wastes. Eco san toilet is considered to be a possible approach to sanitize human excreta and recover nutrients for agriculture.)


To support voluntary repatriation by developing the basic infrastructure and social services through improving the health and hygienic environment for the inhabitants, IDP’s and returnees in the most remote areas of Kayin State.

NICCO is currently looking for
Position: Field Assistant for Primary Health Care

**** This position is open for Burmese Nationals only***
**** Person who can speak Sagaw and/or Poe Kayin is preferable ***

Location: Hpa-An, Kayin State, Myanmar
Employment Type: Full time
Starting Date: As soon as possible
Contract Period: To the 31st March, 2016 with the first 2 months considered an initial probationary period at most.
Application Deadline: 22nd November, 2015
Report to: Project Officer/Project Coordinator

About the Position

Under the supervision of and the guidance of project Officer, the key role of this position is to provide various support services in planning, coordination, delivery and evaluation of project in target communities.

Key Responsibilities include:

• Assist in the implementation of training to the community members in cooperation with the Myanmar government and organizations concerning primary health care.
• Assist in the preparation of monthly work plan and the field activity report.
• Logistic support and arrangement for trainings, workshop and meetings.
• Assist in training and workshop to NICCO health volunteers and participants and act as an interpreter.
• Assist in monitoring on the NICCO volunteer’s activities and the proper utilization of medical facility by communities.
• Act as an interpreter for specialist for daily basis
• Develop, translate (English- Karen- Burmese), organize and maintain the project materials.
• Promotes and contributes to a positive, problem-solving environment and complete the given tasks in a timely and dependable manner.
• Assist Project Coordinator in developing NICCO’s project plans in accordance with the proposed plan, and ongoing needs assessments.
• Identify difficulties and constraints encountered and report to Project Coordinator with suggestions and possible solutions.
• Travel inside and outside of Kayin State as the Field Team.
• Attend the relevant training if it is necessary.
• Other duties allocated by Specialist(s), Manager and coordinator(s), officer(s) that are necessary for the project implementation.

Personal and Professional Requirements

• At least 2 years’ experience and/or education for related working/educational field.
• At least 3 years work experience including part-time job.
• Excellent spoken and written skills in English and Burmese (Sagaw and/or Poe Kayin is preferable).
• Good computer skills (Outlook, Word, Excel, Power Point) .
• Previous working experience in a rural setting, and ease in dealing with rural communities.
• Understanding of challenges faced by rural communities in relation to poor health and lack of knowledge.
• Able to work both independently with limited supervision and as a part of team, particularly, in a remote area.
• Able to frequently travel to the project sites located outside Hpa-An.
• Able to live and work with minimum available basic facilities in the field.
• Excellent Inter-personal skills, communication skills, problem-solving skills and non-judgmental attitude towards people with different ethnic backgrounds.
• Experience of working in cross-cultural environment.
• Able to work under pressure and manage schedule to meet deadline.

Interested persons should submit a CV and a Cover Letter together with a recent photo by email to: before 22nd November 2015.

Job Email id: nicco.hpaan(at)


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