Lebanon nationals: WASH Officer

United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF)

Beirut, Lebanon 🇱🇧

Job no: 565810
Contract type: Fixed Term Appointment
Duty Station: Beirut
Level: NO-2
Location: Lebanon
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.

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UNICEF started to work in Lebanon in 1948 and established its office in 1950. For more than 70 years we’ve been working closely with the Government of Lebanon, other UN agencies, international and local NGOs, universities, and more than 100 partners to meet the needs of disadvantaged children in Lebanon. Responding to life-saving needs and ensuring equal access to quality public services, the impact of our work is felt in every aspect and every sphere of society. To learn more about our work, please refer to: https://www.unicef.org/lebanon/what-we-do

How can you make a difference?

Under the direction of the WASH Specialist (NOC) and in close coordination with other members of the WASH team, Supply team and other sections as appropriate, the WASH Officer is responsible for the support of the management of the direct implementation programs with the water establishments including but not limited to the repair and maintenance of water and wastewater infrastructures across the country, the Labor-intensive projects, etc… The job includes the development, planning, implementation, visibility, monitoring, reporting and evaluation of the program in activities and results related to safeguard and improve public health of the affected population by ensuring access to safe drinking water and wastewater treatment, including appropriate use of funding; ensuring overall efficiency, effectiveness and delivery of results in accordance with UNICEF’s Core Commitment for Children in Emergencies (CCCs) and national and international humanitarian standards.

 The WASH Officer provides technical, operational, and administrative assistance throughout the WASH programming process. The Officer prepares, manages, and implements a variety of technical and administrative tasks, related to the development, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of the WASH output results of the country programme.

Summary of key functions/accountabilities:

  • Programme development and planning
  • Programme management, monitoring and delivery of results
  • Technical and operational support for programme implementation
  • Humanitarian WASH preparedness and response
  • Networking and partnership building
  • Innovation, knowledge management and capacity building

For further information on the JD please click here Download File LEB23007_WASH Officer_NOB.doc

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

Education:

  • An advanced university degree in one of the following fields is required: Civil/water Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, or Sanitation Engineering, or other related fields.
  • A Bachelor’s Degree in the same above-mentioned fields combined with 2 additional years of professional experience may be accepted in lieu of an Advanced University Degree.
  • Additional relevant post-graduate courses that complement/supplement the main degree are a strong asset.

Experience:

  • DEVELOPMENTAL: a minimum of two years of professional work experience in WASH-related programmes for developing countries is required. Experience in the design and operation of municipal water and wastewater treatment facilities an asset.
  • HUMANITARIAN: a minimum of one year of professional work experience in emergency WASH-related programs is required.

Language Requirements:

  • Fluency in English and Arabic is required.
  • Knowledge of another official UN language (Chinese, French, Russian or Spanish) is an asset.

For every Child, you demonstrate…

UNICEF’s Core Values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust and Accountability (CRITA) underpin everything we do and how we do it. Get acquainted with Our Values Charter: https://uni.cf/UNICEFValues

UNICEF competencies required for this post are…

Builds and maintains partnerships (2) Demonstrates self-awareness and ethical awareness (3) Drive to achieve results for impact (4) Innovates and embraces change (5) Manages ambiguity and complexity (6) Thinks and acts strategically (7) Works collaboratively with others.

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.

Remarks

UNICEF’s active commitment towards diversity and inclusion is critical to deliver the best results for children. For this position, eligible and suitable candidates are encouraged to apply.

UNICEF appointments are subject to medical clearance. 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.

UNICEF does not charge any fee during any stage of the recruitment process. 

Advertised: 19 Sep 2023 Middle East Daylight Time
Deadline: 01 Oct 2023 Middle East Daylight Time


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