Fiji nationals: Project Officer (WASH)

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Job Number: 508720 | Vacancy Link
Locations: Asia and the Pacific: Fiji
Work Type : Fixed Term Staff

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If you are a committed, creative professional and are passionate about making a lasting difference for children, the world’s leading children’s rights organization would like to hear from you.

For 70 years, UNICEF has been working on the ground in 190 countries and territories to promote children’s survival, protection and development. The world’s largest provider of vaccines for developing countries, UNICEF supports child health and nutrition, good water and sanitation, quality basic education for all boys and girls, and the protection of children from violence, exploitation, and AIDS. UNICEF is funded entirely by the voluntary contributions of individuals, businesses, foundations and governments.

How can you make a difference?

UNICEF is seeking candidates for the position of WASH Project Officer at the NO-1 level at the UNICEF Pacific Office based in Suva, Fiji. Successful applicants will participate in a thorough selection process.

Under the supervision of the Chief of WASH, the WASH Project Officer provides professional technical contributions and support to WASH programme design, planning, administration, monitoring and evaluation, and ensures relevant project data is collected, analyzed and shared including the monitoring of projects funds and supplies.

Key expected results:

  • Ensure the availability of accurate, complete and up-to-date information required for budget and invoice monitoring and effective utilization. Draft sound WASH programme budgets for review by the supervisor including steps to enhance emergency preparedness and response.
  • Enhance programme efficiency and effectiveness through and implementation follow-on, including monitoring UNICEF resources, flow of WASH emergency supplies.
  • Analyse collected data and information and prepare financial progress reports; draft changes in WASH project work plans and assist in identification of required supplies and equipment (for both development and emergency orientated activities).
  • Ensure the appropriateness of financial, administrative and supply documentation; verify that WASH programme expenditures are within allotments and that data is consistent with the programme information and database. Follow-up on queries or initiate corrective action on discrepancies in coordination with operations staff to resolve day-to-day issues or discrepancies in financial or supply management.
  • Support with Monitoring & Evaluation through field monitoring visits.
  • Conduct orientation and compile training materials on complying with UNICEF invoice and payment processes for contracted partners.
  • Assist in ensuring field offices meet deadline on prepositioning and distribution supplies and orders

As an advocate for every child, you should have…

  • Advanced University degree in Office/Project Management, Business Administration, Finance and/or Accounting with two years of professional work experience in the above mentioned fields in the humanitarian field. *First university degree with 4 years of financial project management experience can exceptionally be considered.
  • Any other social development advanced degree with project management experience can also be considered.
  • Public Financing or a field relevant to international WASH related development assistance is an asset.
  • Additional training/certificate in general project management is an asset.
  • Previous UN or other international development organization, private sector or national government is an asset.
  • Background/familiarity with emergency preparedness and response financing is considered an asset.
  • Oral and written proficiency in English is required.  Knowledge of another official UN language or a local language is an asset.

For every Child, you will need to demonstrate…
Our core values of Commitment, Diversity and Integrity and core competencies in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results. The functional competencies required for this position includes: Formulating strategies and concepts, Analyzing, Applying Technical Expertise, Planning and Organizing and Following instructions and procedures.

Please note that National Professional (NO) staff are locally recruited staff and therefore, candidates are personally responsible for any travel and accommodation arrangements as these are not the organization’s responsibility.

To apply…

All applications to UNICEF are required to be submitted through UNICEF’s online recruiting system. Your application should include cover letter describing how you best meet each of the requirements of the post, UN Personnel History Form (P11), two most recent performance appraisals or evaluation reports if available and names, emails and phone details of three work related referees including supervisors. All applications should be in English.

All applications close on 26 November 2017.

UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages qualified candidates from all backgrounds to apply.

Opening Date Wed Nov 08 2017 15:00:00 GMT-0500 (EST) Fiji Daylight Time
Closing Date Sun Nov 26 2017 05:55:00 GMT-0500 (EST)