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

Job Title:        WASH
Specialist
Organization: United
Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF)
Duty Station: Kampala,
Uganda
Reports to: WASH
Manager
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.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:  Under the direct supervision of the WASH Manager
the UN WASH Specialist will undertake the following tasks:
·       
Provide
technical support to UNICEF Kampala office to manage the KOICA funded WASH in
School programme in Karamoja effectively and efficiently. Specifically,
·       
Support
the WASH Unit to undertake procurement for the WASH in school Infrastructure in
a timely and quality manner;
·       
Collect
and prepare WASH in school programme reports for the donor including monitoring
and reviewing budgets for the programme;
·       
Co-ordinate
and support exchange visits and learning events between the Uganda programme
team and Korean counterparts;
·       
Conduct
regular field monitoring visit to project sites in Karamoja region;
·       
Assist
in the preparation of technical documents relevant for the WASH in schools that
could be used for the visibility for the program
·       
Coordination
with UNICEF Uganda Office and KOICA Office in Kampala.
·       
Provide
technical support to the Moroto Zonal Office to develop capacities related to
WASH in schools.
·       
Ensure
the availability of accurate, complete and up-to-date information required for
effective implementation of the KOICA funded WASH in schools programme;
·       
Participate
in inter-sectoral collaboration with other programme colleagues, Education,
Health, Nutrition and Local Government to identify priority needs and
appropriate strategies;
·       
Undertake
support supervision of the programme activities in the field.
·       
Support
the implementation of a comprehensive water, Sanitation and hygiene programme
in Karamoja region.
·       
Strengthen
the knowledge of WASH teams by providing support to implementation of the WASH
in schools interventions with focus on adolescent and disability aspects of
WASH programming;
·       
Assist
in enhancing programme efficiency and effectiveness through evidence-based
approaches and implementation follow-up.
·       
Document
results and best-practices and enhance knowledge management.
·       
Document
results and lessons learned from WASH programme implementation and promote
knowledge sharing among counterparts and WASH stakeholders;
·       
Participate
in preparation and delivery of WASH in Schools technical outcomes during
fundraising, scoping, development and implementation phases of WASH
initiatives.
·       
Provide
support to KOICA and UNICEF to manage the local training, invitational training
in Korea, and reporting in Korean.
·       
Prepare
necessary procedure for the invitational training in Republic of Korea
including support to KOICA to select training institution for the training,
support to needs assessment to training participants and documentation,
technical support to the selected training institution for developing training
curriculum and implementation based on consultation with KOICA and UNICEF, and
any other necessary duties;
·       
Write a
monthly report including in Korean, which includes progress of work plan,
performance indicators, budget execution and etc. for the KOICA funded WASH in
School programme in Karamoja



Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
·       
The
ideal candidate for the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) WASH Specialist
job opportunity should hold a Master’s  degree or equivalent in Civil engineering, Water
and environmental management, Public health, Social sciences, Political science
or other WASH related field.
·       
At least
five years of demonstrated experience in WASH sector at national and
international levels in programme management, monitoring and evaluation.
·       
Knowledge
of policies and program management in post crisis situations;
·       
Experience
working within a UN agency and experience in or understanding and managing
projects/programmes with multiple donor partners;
·       
Experience
in mainstreaming gender equality, conflict sensitivity and human rights in
designing and implementing related projects including monitoring and reporting
on these cross-cutting themes and SDGs;
·       
Demonstrated
interest in Results Based Management (RBM), monitoring and evaluation, planning,
evaluation, statistics and/or research methodologies is required;
·       
Area of
expertise: Development programme management, Water, sanitation and
environmental engineering
·       
Area of
expertise details:
·       
Knowledge
of latest development in the field of Water, Sanitation and Hygiene.
·       
Analytical,
negotiating, communication and advocacy skills.
·       
Drive
for results.
·       
Knowledge
of computer management and applications.
·       
Ability
to work in an international and multicultural environment.
·       
Driving
license: No
·       
Eligibility
criteria: Minimum age: 25 years old. Nationals of the country of assignment are
not eligible, except the assignments in Headquarters duty stations.
·       
Language
skills: 
English(Mandatory), Level – Fluent. Korean(Mandatory), Level – Fluent
Competencies values:
·       
Accountability,
Adaptability and Flexibility, Client Orientation, Commitment and Motivation,
Commitment to Continuous Learning, Communication, Ethics and Values, Integrity,
Knowledge Sharing, Planning and Organizing, Professionalism, Respect for
Diversity, Self-Management, Technological Awareness, Working in Teams
 NB:
The United Nations does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment
process (Application, interview meeting, processing, or training). The United
Nations does not concern itself with information on applicants’ bank accounts.
How to Apply:
All suitably
qualified and interested candidates desiring to serve the United Nations in the
aforementioned capacity should express their interest by visiting the UN
recruitment website and clicking Apply Now.
Deadline: 26th July 2020
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