Ukraine nationals: WASH Officer

United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF)

Kropyvnytskyi, Kirovohrad Oblast, Ukraine 🇺🇦

Job no: 556644
Position type: Temporary Appointment
Location: Ukraine
Division/Equivalent: CEE/CIS
School/Unit: Ukraine
Department/Office: Kropyvnytskyi, Ukraine
Categories: WASH (Water, Sanitation and Hygiene)

UNICEF works in some of the world’s toughest places, to reach the world’s most disadvantaged children. To save their lives. To defend their rights. To help them fulfill their potential.

Across 190 countries and territories, we work for every child, everywhere, every day, to build a better world for everyone.

And we never give up.

Key function, accountabilities and related duties/tasks of the WASH Officer includes:

1. Programme development and planning

  • Draft updates and reports 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. 
  • Provide technical and administrative support throughout all stages of programming processes.

2. Programme management, monitoring and delivery of results

  • Work collaboratively with internal and external 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. 
  • 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 program 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.

3. 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.

4. Humanitarian WASH preparedness and response

  • Draft requisitions for supplies, services, long-term agreements and partnership agreements to ensure UNICEF is prepared to deliver on its commitments for WASH in case of an emergency.
  • 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. 

5. 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.

6.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.
  • Participate as resource person in capacity building initiatives to enhance the competencies of clients/stakeholders.

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

Education: University (first) degree in public health, social sciences, behavior change communication, sanitary engineering or other specialist field related to WASH is required.

Experience: DEVELOPMENTAL:  a minimum of two years of professional work experience in WASH-related programmes for developing countries. 

  • Understanding of development and humanitarian work.
  • Emergency experience is an advantage.

Language Requirements: Fluency in English and Ukrainian is required. Knowledge of another official UN language is an asset.

Technical requirements:

Basic knowledge of :

  1. Water scarcity, climate change and environmental degradation adaptation
  2. Rural water supply for low- and middle-income countries – including water safety, sustainability
  3. Rural and Urban sanitation for low- and middle-income countries, incl sustainability; applying CATS principles
  4. Handwashing with soap, WASH-in-Schools and Health Centers, and Menstrual hygiene management
  5. National government WASH policies, plans and strategies
  6. Analysis of national budgets and expenditure for basic WASH, and related advocacy
  7. Humanitarian WASH – preparedness, response and recovery
  8. Programme/project management, Capacity development, Knowledge management and Monitoring and evaluation
  9. Human rights and WASH, and Gender equality and WASH

For every Child, you demonstrate…

UNICEF’s values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, and Accountability (CRITA) and core competencies in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results.

The UNICEF functional competencies required for this post:

  • Formulating strategies and concepts (I)
  • Analyzing (II)
  • Applying technical expertise (II)
  • Learning and researching (II)
  • Planning and organizing (II)

To view our competency framework, please visit here.

UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages all candidates, irrespective of gender, nationality, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of the organization.

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 also adheres to strict child safeguarding principles. All selected candidates will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles and will therefore undergo rigorous reference and background checks. 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.

Remarks:

Mobility is a condition of international professional employment with UNICEF and an underlying premise of the international civil service. 

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

UNICEF appointments are subject to medical clearance.  Issuance of a visa by the host country of the duty station, which will be facilitated by UNICEF, is required for IP positions. Appointments may also be subject to inoculation (vaccination) requirements, including against SARS-CoV-2 (Covid). Government employees that are considered for employment with UNICEF are normally required to resign from their government before taking up an assignment with UNICEF. UNICEF reserves the right to withdraw an offer of appointment, without compensation, if a visa or medical clearance is not obtained, or necessary inoculation requirements are not met, within a reasonable period for any reason.

Advertised: Feb 06 2023 FLE Standard Time
Application close: Mar 07 2023 FLE Standard Time


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