Iraq nationals: WASH Officer

United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF)
Baghdad, Iraq
Position Type: 
Full-Time
Organization Type: 
International Organization
Experience Level: 
0-2 Years
Degree Required: 
Bachelor's (Or Equivalent)

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The fundamental mission of UNICEF is to promote the rights of every child, everywhere, in everything the organization does in programmes, in advocacy and in operations. The equity strategy, emphasizing the most disadvantaged and excluded children and families, translates this commitment to children's rights into action. For UNICEF, equity means that all children have an opportunity to survive, develop and reach their full potential, without discrimination, bias or favoritism. To the degree that any child has an unequal chance in life in its social, political, economic, civic and cultural dimensions her or his rights are violated. There is growing evidence that investing in the health, education and protection of a society's most disadvantaged citizens addressing inequity not only will give all children the opportunity to fulfill their potential but also will lead to sustained growth and stability of countries. This is why the focus on equity is so vital. It accelerates progress towards realizing the human rights of all children, which is the universal mandate of UNICEF, as outlined by the Convention on the Rights of the Child, while also supporting the equitable development of nations.

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How can you make a difference?

Under the supervisor of WASH Specialist at NOC level, the WASH Officer will provide technical, operational and administrative assistance throughout the WASH programming process. Some of your major tasks include 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. As a WASH Officer, you will be responsible for Programme development, management and planning through drafting updates for WASH in the situation analysis and researching and reporting on trends in WASH. Also, as the incumbent of this post, you provide technical and operational support for Programme implementation in collaboration with different partners through undertaking field visits and surveys. You will also have a role in the humanitarian WASH preparedness by studying and fully understating UNICEF procedures for responding in an emergency to ensure UNICEF is prepared to deliver on its commitments for WASH in case of an emergency. Furthermore, you have to build and sustain close working partnership with counter 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.

To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have

Education: A university degree in one of the following fields is required: 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 are a strong asset.

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

Language: Fluency in English is required. Knowledge of another official UN language or local language of the duty station is considered as an asset

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 competencies required for this post are

Core Values:

  • Care
  • Respect
  • Integrity
  • Trust
  • Accountability

Core competencies:

  • Nurtures, Leads and Manages People (1)
  • Demonstrates Self Awareness and Ethical Awareness (2)
  • Works Collaboratively with others (2)
  • Builds and Maintains Partnerships (2)
  • Innovates and Embraces Change (2)
  • Thinks and Acts Strategically (2)
  • Drives to achieve impactful results (2)
  • Manages ambiguity and complexity (2)

Functional Competencies:

  • Analyzing (2)
  • Applying technical expertise (2)
  • Learning and researching (2)
  • Planning and organizing (2)

View our competency framework at http://www.unicef.org/about/employ/files/UNICEF_Competencies.pdf.

Remarks:

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

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, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks, and will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles

Advertised: 10 Dec 2020 Arabic Standard Time
Deadline: 24 Dec 2020 Arabic Standard Time