Syria nationals: WASH Officer

United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF)
Tartous, Syria
Position Type: 
Full-Time
Organization Type: 
International Organization
Experience Level: 
Entry Level (0-2 Years)
Degree Required: 
Advanced Degree (Master's or JD)

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How can you make a difference?

The WASH Officer reports to the Chief of WASH or a WASH Specialist 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.

Programme development and planning

  • Draft updates 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.
  • Prepare technical reports and inputs forprogramme preparation and documentation, ensuring accuracy, timeliness and relevance of information.
  • Contribute to the development/establishment of WASH-related outcome and output results, as well as related strategies, through analysis of WASH sector needs and priorities.
  • Provide technical and administrative support throughout all stages of  programming processes by executing/administering a variety of technical programme transactions, preparing materials/documentations, complying with organizational processes and management systems, to support progress towards the WASH-related outcome and/or output results in the country programme.
  • Prepare required documentations/materials to facilitate review and approval processes.

Programme management, monitoring and delivery of results

  • Work collaboratively with 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. Keep records of reports and assessments for easy reference and/or to capture and institutionalize lessons learned.
  • 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 programme 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.     Report     on     issues     identified     to     enable     timely     resolut ion     by management/stakeholders.
  • Prepare sectoral progress reports for management, donors and partners.

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.

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.

To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have

Education

  • An advanced university degree in one of the following fields is required: public health, social sciences, behavior change communication, sanitary engineering  or  another  relevant technical field.
  • (While advanced university degrees for WASH positions are strongly  preferable,  offices  are  able  to  request  a  University degree at this level if they find difficulty in attracting a sufficient amount of candidates)Additional relevant post-graduate courses that complement/supplement the main degree are a strong asset.

Work Experience

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

Language Proficiency 

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