Program Officer

FHI 360, Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar

Skill Required:, Project/ Programme Management
Preferred Experience: 
3 to 10 Years
Closing Date for Applications: 
30th April, 2018

Job Description

FHI 360 is a global development organization with a rigorous, evidence-based approach. Our professional staff includes experts in civil society, health, nutrition, education, economic development, environment and research. FHI 360 operates from 60 offices with 4,400 staff in the U.S. and around the world. Our commitment to partnerships at every level and our multidisciplinary approach enable us to have a lasting impact on the individuals, communities and countries we serve, improving lives for millions. We are currently seeking qualified candidates for the position of Program Officer for Challenge TB Project.

Challenge TB project  (CTB) is a USAID-supported five-year program in Myanmar, which will support the National Tuberculosis Program (NTP) and partners in providing a comprehensive package of TB interventions. The overarching strategic objectives of CTB globally are to support countries in improving access to quality patient centered care for TB, TB/HIV, and MDR-TB services; to prevent transmission and disease progression; and to strengthen TB platforms.

Under the supervision of the Deputy Chief of Party, the Program Officer will be responsible for supporting effective coordination and communication of CTB activities with the Ministry of Health and Sports especially with National TB Program. Moreover, the Program Officer will serve as a representative for communicating with respective stakeholders in Nay Pyi Taw for upcoming projects under FHI 360 in Myanmar. The Program Officer will work together with other stakeholders to plan, develop, implement and evaluate project activities. The Program Officer will work closely with CTB project program and technical staff and those of CTB partner organizations.


  • Coordinate and cooperate with stakeholders (Ministry of Health and Sports especially with National TB Program, relevant ministries, UN/INGO/LNGO agencies) according to strategy and plans.
  • Coordinate technical assistance (TA) and other capacity-building activities, organize and participate in project meetings and other project activities.
  • Participate in development of annual activity and work plans and provide strategic inputs
  • Promote and share ideas for improvement and necessary changes in the activities
  • Cooperate with relevant partners and networking to other external actors
  • Participate in development of communications materials (briefings, pamphlets, newsletters, etc.) for community relations, donor reports, and funding appeals.
  • Support M&E and strategic information team to gather necessary data for routine and ad hoc reports and for ongoing research
  • Support program development opportunities as requested, such as data gathering (particularly of official sources), or assessments.
  • Ensure adherence to FHI 360 policies and donor requirements
  • Other tasks assigned by the supervisor.

Knowledge, Skill, Abilities, Expertise and Complexity:

  • Demonstrated knowledge of the TB and MDR-TB and related issues in Myanmar;
  • Experience in TB or with other public health programs design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation;
  • Demonstrated ability to work successfully in a collaborative environment and as part of a team;
  • Experience with TB or related public health issues desirable;
  • Proven experience in coordination with local authorities and other stakeholders
  • Excellent diplomatic skills
  • Strong analytical skills

Type of contract: 1 year fixed term contract with possible extension

WORKING CONDITIONS AND PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: Usual office working conditions. Ability to travel within Myanmar including within non-state and border regions.  Additional international travel may be required for training and conferences.

Minimum requirement

  • M.B; B.S degree or equivalent in public health, medicine, management, or public administration or equivalent work experiences.
  • At least 3 years of experience working in TB/MDRTB program and other public health programs
  • Fully competent in Microsoft Office package, particularly MS Word, Excel and Power Point
  • Strong communication skills and proven experience in building successful partnership with government counterparts and relevant stakeholders
  • Ability to work under stressful conditions and working environment
  • Excellent language skills (written and spoken) in both Myanmar and English
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision
  • Cross-cultural sensitivity
  • Good organizational skills and an ability to manage multiple tasks


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