UN WASH Specialist Job Careers – United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF)

Job Title:         WASH Specialist
Organization: United Nations
Children’s Fund (UNICEF)
Duty Station: Gulu, Uganda
Job Grade: P-3
Vacancy Number: 502426
About Us:
The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) is mandated by the UN
general assembly to advocate for the protection of children’s rights, to help
meet their basic needs and expand their opportunities to reach their full
potential. Together with our partners, we work in 190 countries and territories
to translate that commitment into practical action, focusing special effort on
reaching the most vulnerable and excluded children, to the benefit of all
children, everywhere.
Job Summary: The WASH
Specialist will provide technical support to UNICEF supported WASH Emergency
programme in refugee settlement areas and transition center.
Key Duties and
Assessment and Planning:
  • Actively participate in both mutli sector
    and sectoral assessment.
  • Identify the need and gap required for
    continued emergency response to provide water and sanitation services as
    per the minimum SPHERE standard to Refugees.
  • Prepare agreed WASH Intervention plan for
    immediate need and long term need ensuring that these are adequately
    reflected in the overall country strategies.
  • Provide details plan of requisition,
    releasing and monitoring of WASH emergency supplies.
  • Develop an exit or transition strategy for
    UNICEF supported response.
Identification of key partners:
  • Identify key humanitarian partners for
    WASH, based on their respective mandates and program priorities
  • Identify other key partners including
    local and national authorities
  • Carry out capacity mapping of all current
    and potential actors – government, national and international humanitarian
    organizations as well as national institutions, the private sector
 Monitoring and Supervision:
  • Establish and maintain data system to measure
    progress against CCCs standards and benchmarks
  • Regularly monitor, Supervise and ensure
    the quality of WASH activities mainly on Water, sanitation and hygiene
    promotional activities including development of piped water system to
    cover entire refugees implemented by UNICEF PCA and private sector
    Partners; at refugee transition center and settlement area
  • Provide technical support to Zonal
    Offices, District government and partners, including DWO and DHO to
    monitor and supervise WASH emergency activities like water trucking,
    drilling and rehab of boreholes, construction of latrines and hygiene
    promotion activities.
 Support to appropriate sectoral
humanitarian coordination mechanism:
  • Support, participate and coordinate if
    necessary any emergency related WASH coordination meetings held at
    national and sub national level at UNHCR/OPM and in refugee settlement
    areas as necessary.
  • Support the establishment/maintaining of
    appropriate sector coordination mechanism including working groups at
    national and sub national level.
  • Ensure effective linkage with other sector
    especially Health, Education and Nutrition
  • Based on information obtained from the
    meetings prepare situation update report for UNICEF internal use.
 Application of standards,
including training and capacity building of national/local authorities and
civil society:
  • Ensure that UNICEF-supported districts and
    partners are aware of relevant policy guidelines, technical standards
  • Ensure that responses are in line with
    existing policy guidance, technical standards, and relevant Government
    human rights legal obligations.
  • Promote and support training of
    humanitarian personnel and capacity building of humanitarian partners,
    based on the mapping and understanding of available capacity;
  • Support efforts to strengthen the capacity
    of the national/local authorities and civil society
 Advocacy and resource
  • Identify core advocacy concerns, including
    resource requirements, and contribute key messages to broader advocacy
    initiatives of the Humanitarian Coordinator and other actors;
  • Prepare periodic donor updates and support
    donor field visits as relevant
Qualifications, Skills and
  • The applicant for the United Nations
    UNICEF WASH Specialist job opportunity should hold an advanced university
    degree in one of the disciplines relevant to the following areas: Public
    Health, Civil Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Geology, Hydrology,
    Sanitation Engineering, or a field relevant to international WASH related
    development assistance.
  • At least five years’ experience in the
    relevant areas of water, sanitation and hygiene, water quality, public
    health, environmental health. Should have experience with design,
    construction and supervision of water supply including boreholes and piped
    water systems.
  • Background/familiarity with Emergency
    (preparedness and response) and the IASC Cluster approach.
  • Ability to travel and live in stressful
    and hardship condition and familiarity with the culture and  settlement patterns of the refugee
    settlement area
Personal Competencies:
  • Core Values: Commitment,
    Diversity and Inclusion, Integrity
  • Core Competencies:
    Communication, Drive for Results, Working with People
  • Functional Competencies:
    Leading and supervising (I), Formulating strategies and concepts (II),
    Analyzing (III), Relating and networking (II), Deciding and initiating
    action (II), Applying technical expertise (III)
NB: UNICEF is committed
to gender equality in its mandate and its staff; qualified female candidates
are strongly encouraged to apply. UNICEF is a smoke free environment.
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates who wish to join the
United Nations UNICEF in the aforementioned capacity are encouraged to visit
the link below to Apply.
Deadline: 30th January 2017

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