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

Job Title:    WASH Officer

Organization: United Nations Volunteers (UNV)

Host Organization: United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF)

Duty Station: Mbarara, Uganda

 

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 the WASH Specialist the UNV WASH Officer will undertake the following tasks:

Programme development and planning

  • Draft updates for WASH in the situation analysis, to inform the development of WASH-related outcome and output results. Research and report on trends in WASH, for use in programme development, management, monitoring, and evaluation.
  • Prepare technical reports and inputs for programme preparation and documentation, ensuring accuracy, timeliness and relevance of information.
  • Contribute to the development/establishment of WASH-related outcome and output results, as well as related strategies, through analysis of WASH sector needs and priorities.
  • Prepare required documentations/materials to facilitate review and approval processes.

Programme management, monitoring and delivery of result

  • Work collaboratively with colleagues and partners to collect/analyze/ share information on implementation issues, provide solutions on routine programme implementation and alert appropriate officials and stakeholders for higher-level interventions and/or decisions. Keep records of reports and assessments for easy reference and/or to capture and institutionalize lessons learned.
  • Participate in monitoring and evaluation exercises, programme reviews and annual sectoral reviews with government and other counterparts and prepare reports on results for required action/interventions at the higher level of programme management.
  • Monitor and report on the use of sectoral programme resources (financial, administrative and other assets), verify compliance with approved allocations, organizational rules, regulations/procedures and donor commitments, standards of accountability and integrity. Report on issues identified to enable timely resolution by management/stakeholders.
  • Prepare sectoral progress reports for management, donors and partners.

Technical and operational support for programme implementation

  • Undertake field visits and surveys, collect and share reports with partners/stakeholders. Report critical issues, bottlenecks and potential problems to supervisor, for timely action.
  • Provide technical and operational support to government counterparts, NGO partners, UN system partners and other country office partners/donors on the application and understanding of UNICEF policies, strategies, processes and best practices in WASH, to support programme implementation.

Humanitarian WASH preparedness and response

  • Study and fully understand UNICEF’s procedures for responding in an emergency.
  • Take up support roles in an emergency response and early recovery, as and when the need arises.

Networking and partnership building

  • Build and sustain close working partnerships with government counterparts and national stakeholders through active sharing of information and knowledge to facilitate programme implementation and build capacity of stakeholders to achieve WASH output results.
  • Draft communication and information materials for WASH programme advocacy to promote awareness, establish partnership/alliances and support fund-raising for WASH.

Innovation, knowledge management and capacity building

  • Assist in the development, implementation, monitoring and documentation of WASH action research and innovation (technical or systems).
  • Assist in the preparation of learning/knowledge products, covering innovative approaches and good practices, to support overall WASH sector development.
  • Assist in creating and delivering learning opportunities for UNICEF WASH staff, to ensure our sector capacity remains up to date with latest developments.
  • Participate as a resource person in capacity building initiatives to enhance the competencies of clients/stakeholders.

Others: Any other related tasks as may be required or assigned by the supervisor





Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • The ideal candidate for the United Nations Volunteers WASH Officer job must hold a Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in Water and Environmental Management, Engineering, Public Health, Social Sciences, or WASH related field.
  • Demonstrated experience in WASH sector and 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, Other development programme/project experience
  • Knowledge of latest development in the field of Water, Sanitation and Hygiene.
  • 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;
  • Knowledge of policies and program management in post crisis situations;
  • Language skills: English(Mandatory), Level – Fluent
  • Competencies values: Accountability, Communication, Ethics and Values, Integrity
  • Minimum age: 22 years old. Applicants must be nationals of or legal residents in the country of assignment.

 

How to Apply:

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

 

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Deadline: 1st June 2021

 

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