Fresher UN Job Opportunities – Associate WASH Officer – United Nations Volunteers (UNV)


Job Title:    Associate WASH Officer
(Fresher UN Job Opportunities)

Organization: United
Nations Volunteers (UNV)

Host Organization: United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)

Duty Station:


About US:

The United Nations
Volunteers (UNV) programme contributes to peace and development through
volunteerism worldwide. We work with partners to integrate qualified, highly
motivated and well supported UN Volunteers into development programming and
promote the value and global recognition of volunteerism. UNV is administered
by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and reports to the
UNDP/UNFPA/UNOPS Executive Board.


Key Duties and Responsibilities:  Under the direct supervision of Head of
Office, the UN Volunteer will undertake the following tasks:

technical support and guidance to UNHCR sub-office, field offices and partners
on activities within the areas of WASH.

needs and resource assessments with sub-office and field offices to prioritize
needs and activities in the provision of WASH services refugees and returnees.

provisions for the installation of WASH services in any new camp or camp
extension identified for the settlement of refugees in direct coordination and
collaboration with the designated site planner or shelter officer.

to the scale up of the UNHCR WASH monitoring framework in projects and keep the
records updated.

in and check engineering calculations leading to detailed drawings for required
WASH infrastructures and activities and associated cost estimates for
camps/settlements, transit centers, etc.

to develop training plans and tools and provide inputs in training sessions to
ensure that implementing partners, refugees and other persons of concern to
UNHCR acquire the needed knowledge and skills.

the WASH sector internally and externally, in particular in the WASH cluster
with other relevant actors/technical coordination platforms as necessary.

response: Willing to be deployed for the first phase emergency response to
carry out needs assessment and support the country to develop a WASH strategic
plan of response.


Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

applicant must hold a Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in Engineering
(preferably MSc) in hydrology, hydrogeology, hydraulics, water/sanitation
management or environmental sciences.

minimum two years of experience in water supply and sewerage works, water
purification systems, pump installations and associated electrical works, etc.;
experience in project cycle management, partnerships, disengagement strategy
and sustainability of WASH projects is essential.

affinity with or interest in humanitarian relief, post-conflict situations,
volunteerism as a mechanism for durable development, and the UN System.

Level – Fluent

Area of
expertise: Water quality control

Age: Above 25 years


Competencies values: Accountability, Adaptability and Flexibility,
Commitment to Continuous Learning, Communication, Integrity, Planning and
Organizing, Professionalism, Working in Teams


How to Apply:

All candidates who
wish to join the United Nations Volunteers UNV in this capacity should apply
online at the link below.




Deadline: 10th March 2021


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