UN Associate WASH Officer Job Vacancies – United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)

Job Title:      Associate WASH Officer
Organisation: United
Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)
Position No.: 10030501
Vacancy Notice: 005/2019
Duty Station: 
Uganda
Reports to: Head of Field Office
Post Grade: NOB
About UNHCR:
The Office of the
United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees was established on December 14,
1950 by the United Nations General Assembly. UNHCR’s mandate under the Statute
of the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees is to lead
and co-ordinate action for international protection to refugees; seek permanent
solutions for the problems of refugees and safeguard refugee rights and
well-being. UNHCR has an additional mandate concerning issues of statelessness,
as it is given a designated role under Article 11 of the 1961 Convention on the
Reduction of Statelessness.
Job Summary:  The Associate WASH Officer will be
responsible for provision of professional technical support and guidance on
activities within the areas of Water, Sanitation & Hygiene (WASH) in the
locations in the Areas of Responsibility (AOR). Furthermore, the incumbent will
contribute to formulation of appropriate project proposals and assistance
activities that should be incorporated into the relevant operation programmes
of UNHCR. The WASH Officer is normally supervised by Programme Officer and will
receive the technical backup and support from the Senior WASH Officer in Branch
Office- Kampala In order to ensure wider reach out to the refugees and other
persons of concern and ensure their close involvement in the delivery and
management of the Water, Sanitation & Hygiene (WASH) services, the
incumbent will need to establish an appropriate consultative and monitoring
framework which would draw the experience and expertise of a wide range of
actors both internally and externally.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
·        
Assist
in provision of technical assistance to UNHCR offices and programmes under AOR
in the development, integration and mainstreaming of appropriate and cost
effective WASH programmes.
·        
Conduct needs
and resource assessments with Governments and partners in order to prioritize
needs and activities in provision of services to refugees and others persons of
concern to UNHCR.
·        
Support
operations under AOR to define the level and scope of UNHCR involvement,
expressed in terms of overall and operational objectives during emergency
situations as well as in care and maintenance and repatriation/reintegration
programmes.
·        
Support
operation under AOR to participate in review and analysis of relevant project
proposal and budgetary submissions presented by UNHCR partners.
·        
Maintain
and update WASH contingency plan for potential epidemics, refugee and returnee
movement.
·        
Work in
a multi-sectorial and coordinated approach in co-operation with Governments, UN
agencies, non-Governmental organizations (NGOs) and other humanitarian
partners.
·        
Work
closely with UNHCR programme, field and protection staff to identify priority
WASH and key data requirements for programme planning and monitoring to ensure
that minimum UNHCR and international standards are being met.
·        
Use
community-based approaches, including clear involvement of refugees and other
persons of concern in the hygiene promotion and others sector that are related
to WASH.
·        
Ensure
regular update and share information within UNHCR as well as with relevant
Government, UN and NGO counterparts and donor communities.
·        
Monitor
country-level WASH programmes against standard UNHCR and international
indicator to ensure that programmes are evidence-based and implemented in a
comprehensive and cost effective manner.
·        
Make
provisions for the installation of WASH services in any new camp or camp
extension identified for the settlement of refugees and other persons of
concern.
·        
Facilitate
capacity strengthening activities of UNHCR and its implementing/operational partners
to address key areas of WASH importance to refugees and other persons of
concern to UNHCR.
·        
Provide
other related duties as required.
Key Performance Indicators: 
·        
WASH
services provided to refugees and other persons of concern to UNHCR are based on
UNHCR and /or internationally recognised and most up-to-date standards and
policies.
·        
Sound
technical support and advice are provided to the operations under AOR in the
field of WASH.


Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
·        
The
ideal candidate for the United Nations UNHCR Associate WASH Officer job
placement should hold an Undergraduate degree (equivalent of a BA/BS) in Water
and Sanitation Engineering / Water Resources Development / Civil Engineering
disciplines (water supply and/or hydrology) or Sanitation/Hygiene Engineering
plus minimum three years of previous work experience relevant to the function.
– Graduate degree (equivalent of a Masters) plus 2 years or Doctorate degree
(equivalent of a PhD) plus 1 year of previous relevant work experience may also
be accepted.
·        
Ability
to coordinate a range of diverse actors and activities to achieve a common objective
in the area of WASH.
·        
Technical
expertise in area of WASH assessment including surveys, programme
implementation, monitoring and coordination.
·        
Exposure
to UNHCR mandate, its priorities and principles.
·        
Knowledge
and experience of working with local partner agencies with a capacity to
provide formal and informal training.
·        
Proficiency
in basic computer software such as MS Access, Excel, PowerPoint, Word, water
modelling software, GIS.
·        
Excellent
knowledge of English (written / oral / comprehension).
·        
Experience
and professional training in one of irrigation, site planning, or shelter with
a good understanding of the main issues in the other two sectors.
·        
Applied
knowledge in UNHCR programme management, project formulation, programme cycles
and reporting standards.
·        
Expertise
in planning, formulation, implementation, monitoring and reporting on
humanitarian operations.
How to Apply:
All interested Ugandan
nationals who wish to join the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees
(UNHCR) in the aforementioned capacity are encouraged to click on the link
below and follow the application instructions after reviewing the job details.
Deadline: 24th January 2019
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