Afghanistan nationals: Project Officer " WASH Engineer" (UNICEF)

United Nations Volunteers (UNV)

Kabul, Afghanistan 🇦🇫

Minimum age: 22 years old. Applicants must be nationals of or legal residents in the country of assignment.

Under the overall guidance of the Central Region (CR) Chief and the direct supervision of the CR WASH Officer, the National UN-Volunteer is expected to support CR WASH team in smooth implementation of WASH program interventions in CR provinces. Also, it is expected to actively engage in implementation and follow up of CR emergency response plan in the region.

Major Duties and responsibilities:

  • Contribute in preparing of WASH YPOs for CR.
  • Follow up with colleagues (Program associates, WASH NTAS,..) and partners and keep up to date WASH project tracking records.
  • Follow up project payments with PA and finance team and inform WASH officer once payments transferred to partners account and receive confirmation from partners on settlement of fund to their bank account. Assure on time fund delivery to Ministry of Rural Rehabilitation and Development (MRRD) and from MRRD to Community Development Councils (CDCs).
  • Review and analyses WASH NTA monthly reports and share short summary of the reports with the changes occurred during the reporting period to the WASH officer.
  • Review and analysis WASH monitoring reports received from Third Party Monitoring partners and share short summary of the challenges and recommendations. Prepare and share follow up action plans for implementation of the recommendations and make sure the action plan is implemented and WASH officer is informed regularly.
  • Collect and compile emergency stock and response reports from partners in monthly bases and submit it to WASH officer for review and finalization.
  • Keep record of available NFI stock pills in CR and partner warehouse and share it with WASH officer in a monthly basis. Make sure prepositioned NFIs are distributed before the expiry dates.
  • Ensure End User Monitoring is done for all the distributed NFIs and WASH interventions. Collect, compile and analyses End User Monitoring (EUM) and Post Distribution Monitoring (PDM) reports and present the findings to WASH officer in monthly bases.
  • Monitor WASH COVID 19 and other emergency ongoing responses in different locations of CR.
  • Keep contact with emergency partners in the provinces and make sure UNICEF prepositioned supply are distributed as per agreed MoU with partners.
  • Support in documentation of lessons learnt and good practices for WASH and emergency programs and support in preparing of factsheets for WASH interventions.
  • Any other duty requested by the supervisor.

Furthermore, UN Volunteers are required to:

  • Strengthen their knowledge and understanding of the concept of volunteerism by reading relevant UNV and external publications and take active part in UNV activities (for instance in events that mark IVD);
  • Be acquainted with and build on traditional and/or local forms of volunteerism in the host country;
  • Reflect on the type and quality of voluntary action that they are undertaking, including participation in ongoing reflection activities;
  • Contribute articles/write-ups on field experiences and submit them for UNV publications/websites, newsletters, press releases, etc.;
  • Assist with the UNV Buddy Programme for newly arrived UN Volunteers;
  • Promote or advise local groups in the use of online volunteering or encourage relevant local individuals and organizations to use the UNV Online Volunteering service whenever technically possible.
Bachelor degree or equivalent
  • A university degree in Civil Engineering, Environmental Engineering or other related discipline is required.
24 Months

At least two years relevant experience in survey, design, implementation, management and coordination of WASH projects is required. Having experience in emergency related projects is an asset.

  • English(Mandatory), Level – Working Knowledge
Civil engineering and construction supervision

At least two years relevant experience in survey, design, implementation, management and coordination of WASH projects is required. Having experience in emergency related projects is an asset.


Accountability, Building Trust, Commitment to Continuous Learning, Communication, Creativity, Empowering Others