Entry Level UN Jobs – Assistant WASH Officer – United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)

Job Title:        Assistant WASH Officer
Organisation: United
Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)
Duty Station: Uganda
Vacancy Notice Number: Internal/ External Vacancy Notice No. 005/2020
Position Number: 10030498
Position Grade:
About US:
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 Assistant WASH Officer will be responsible
for provision of professional technical support on activities within the areas
of Water, Sanitation & Hygiene (WASH) in the locations in the Areas of
Responsibility (AOR). Furthermore, the incumbent will assist in formulating
appropriate project proposals and assistance activities that should be
incorporated into the relevant operation programmes of UNHCR. The WASH Officer
is supervised by Programme Officer and will receive the technical backup and
support from the Senior WASH Officer in Branch Office- Kampala.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
to the delivery of WASH services to persons of concern in order to meet the
UNHCR standards of assistance.
Act as a
focal point on water, sanitation, hygiene promotion within UNHCR Office.
the activities of WASH Partners, other UN agencies, governmental and
nongovernmental counterparts, to ensure delivery of WASH services to beneficiaries
that meet UNHCR standards of assistance.
adoption of harmonized methodology.
towards the development of WASH strategies for UNHCR in key aspects of WASH.
to the budgeting and planning processes and financial management of the
programme in the area of WASH.
project submissions including budget to respond to identified needs in
collaboration with appropriate authorities, implementing partners and UNHCR
programme and technical sectors.
participate in the plans for any new refugee settlement or settlement extension
with the technical staff of the Partners, update detailed needs and resource
assessments and revise designs of technical plans as necessary, taking into
account practical aspects of implementation, and relevant technical
specifications and guidelines.
technical support to Partners on all water, sanitation, hygiene promotion and
environment related issues, to ensure quality, cost-effectiveness,
sustainability and environmental soundness in their implantation and in
accordance with UNHCR policies, standards and priorities.
capacity strengthening activities of UNHCR WASH staff and its Partners to
address key areas of WASH importance to refugees and other persons of concern
the implementation of the ongoing water, sanitation, hygiene and environment
projects administered directly by UNHCR and Partners.
the quantity and quality of water offered in the settlements jointly with the Partners,
carry out an assessment on the quantities of water provided to refugees and
related water losses.
the sanitation situation in the settlements and jointly with the sanitation
Partners carry out an assessment of the latrine coverage in the settlements and
their physical conditions based on UNHCR standards.
the ongoing hygiene promotion activities and make any necessary recommendation
for improvement.
regularly on WASH activity implementation, while maintaining accurate records
of the relevant WASH performance indicators.
regular sectorial reports and submit material for preparation of periodic
project monitoring reports as required by the Sub Office, Branch Office and
any other relevant tasks as required
Key Results:
needs of persons of concern in the country are assessed and analysed in a
participatory manner and using an Age, Gender and Diversity (AGD) perspective
to form a firm basis for planning.
activities are established in a timely manner, regularly monitored and reported
on in compliance with established guidelines and procedures.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
ideal candidate for the United Nations UNHCR Assistant WASH Officer job
placement should hold an Undergraduate degree (equivalent of a BA/BS) in
Water/Civil/Environmental Engineering/Water Resources Development plus minimum one year of previous work experience in Water/ Sanitation/Environment or a related
field dealing with large scale WASH activities and Integrated Water Resource
Management is required.
and experience of local government systems, working with Ministry of Water and
Environment and development projects is required.
knowledge of English (written / oral / comprehension) is required.
Desirable Qualifications
in basic computer software such as MS Access, Excel, Powerpoint, Word, water
modelling software (EPANET), GIS Software (MapInfo, Arc GIS), AutoCAD
training in water, sanitation or Public Health Engineering.
in hydrology and geo-physical investigations.
and Decision Making
and Organizing
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
Deadline: 12th March 2020
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