Bangladesh nationals: WASH Officer (City Wide Inclusive Sanitation)

United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF)

Dhaka, Bangladesh 🇧🇩

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Purpose of Assignment

The City Wide Inclusive Sanitation (CWIS) project has three major pillars. (1) Public awareness and engagement (2) Institutional reform and Technological Solutions and (3) Private Sector Engagement. The WASH Officer will contribute under pillar two, Institutional reform and Technological Solutions. In 2023, three critical components will roll out under pillar two. One, at-source technological solution for Dhaka North City Corporation; two, CWIS masterplan development jointly with Rajshahi City Corporation, WASA and City Development Authorities and finally, Demonstrate onsite treatment solutions for low-income society in Rajshahi City.    

The WASH Officer provides technical assistance, guidance, and quality assurance support to UNICEF CWIS Lead and Government Officials to prepare, manage and implement a variety of technical tasks. This will include the development of technology options, designs, technical guidelines, feasibility assessment, BoQ preparation, quality assurance of construction works and performance monitoring of the facilities.

Major duties and responsibilities:

  • Work closely with DNCC and technical agency to finalize “Onsite Sanitation Technological solution” for DNCC Cluster-1
  • Work closely to assist DNCC and technical agency in finalizing at-source/containment adaptation guidelines for the city authorities and dwellers
  • Work closely to assist Rajshahi city authorities on site selection and installation process for cluster-based-at-source treatment solutions for low-income community
  • Assist city corporations in developing schedules for desludging of containment by engaging multiple stakeholders
  • Facilitate and support capacity-building initiatives on safely managed on-site sanitation practices for the sweepers, FSTP operators and supervisors and relevant staff under CWIS project at DNCC, RCC and CCC areas.
  • Work closely and collaboratively with internal and external colleagues and partners, government counterparts and multi-stakeholders as required to scale up CWIS

For details please see attached TOR:  TOR for TA -WASH Officer.docx

To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have…

  • An advanced university degree in one of the following fields is required: Civil engineering, public health, social sciences, behavior change communication, sanitary engineering or another relevant technical field. Additional relevant post-graduate courses that complement/supplement the main degree is a strong asset.
  • Work Experience: DEVELOPMENTAL: a minimum of two years of relevant professional experience in WASH-related programmes for developing countries is required. In-depth knowledge on Sanitation Treatment Systems is required. HUMANITARIAN: At least basic knowledge in humanitarian programming is an asset
  • Fluency in English is required. Knowledge of another official UN language (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian or Spanish) or a local language is an asset.

For every Child, you demonstrate…

UNICEF’s Core Values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust and Accountability and Sustainability (CRITAS) underpin everything we do and how we do it. Get acquainted with Our Values Charter: UNICEF Values

UNICEF competencies required for this post are…

  1. Demonstrates Self Awareness and Ethical Awareness (1)
  2. Works Collaboratively with others (1)
  3. Builds and Maintains Partnerships (1)
  4. Innovates and Embraces Change (1)
  5. Thinks and Acts Strategically (1)
  6. Drive to achieve impactful results (1)
  7. Manages ambiguity and complexity (1)

During the recruitment process, we test candidates following the competency framework. Familiarize yourself with our competency framework and its different levels: competency framework here.

UNICEF is here to serve the world’s most disadvantaged children and our global workforce must reflect the diversity of those children. The UNICEF family is committed to include everyone, irrespective of their race/ethnicity, age, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, nationality, socio-economic background, or any other personal characteristic.
We offer a wide range of benefits to our staff, including paid parental leave, breastfeeding breaks and reasonable accommodation for persons with disabilities. UNICEF strongly encourages the use of flexible working arrangements.
UNICEF has a zero-tolerance policy on conduct that is incompatible with the aims and objectives of the United Nations and UNICEF, including sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination. UNICEF is committed to promote the protection and safeguarding of all children. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks, and will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles. Background checks will include the verification of academic credential(s) and employment history. Selected candidates may be required to provide additional information to conduct a background check.


*UNICEF does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process.

*Internal candidates may be given preference over external candidates. The term “Internal” refers to all staff members with fixed term, continuing or permanent appointments.

*Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.

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Advertised: 18 Dec 2022 Bangladesh Standard Time
Deadline: 02 Jan 2023 Bangladesh Standard Time





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