20 February 2017

Senior WASH Associate UN Careers - United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)

Job Title:       Senior WASH Associate
Organisation: United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)
Position No.: 10027157
Vacancy Notice: 009/2017
Reports to: WASH Officer and Public Health Officer
Duty Station: Uganda
Post Grade: GL7

About UNHCR:
The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees was established on December 14, 1950 by the United Nations General Assembly. UNHCR’s mandate under the Statute of the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees is to lead and co-ordinate action for international protection to refugees; seek permanent solutions for the problems of refugees and safeguard refugee rights and well-being. UNHCR has an additional mandate concerning issues of statelessness, as it is given a designated role under Article 11 of the 1961 Convention on the Reduction of Statelessness.

Job Summary: The Senior WASH Associate will primarily develop, guide and oversee WASH strategy for refugee villages. The incumbent of this position will support WASH related activities in the refugee villages.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
  • Offer timey technical guidance and support to partners on all WASH-related issues to ensure quality, cost-effectiveness, sustainability and environmental sound WASH interventions.
  • Act as focal person on water, sanitation and hygiene promotion issues within UNHCR and liaise with UN related agencies and governmental and non-governmental counterparts.
  • Keenly review on a regular basis the quantity and quality of water and sanitation services offered in the RVs and ensures the maintenance of records of WASH performance indicators for all locations.
  • Work closely with other sectors, particularly Site Planning, Health and Community Service, to locate, plan, implement and monitor WASH activities.
  • The jobholder will also review performance, undertake field verifications, monitor development and evaluate activities and approaches adopted by partners in WASH and related sectors, sharing the results with the Technical Unit.
  • Offer technical assistance (TA) to partners and help to enhance capacity building of partners. Promote community involvement and participation in all the different stages of the WASH project cycle.
  • Put measures in place to ensure that regular and accurate reports that analyze the challenges encountered in providing WASH services for beneficiaries are prepared and circulated.
  • Take part in the preparation of all reports for management, boards, donors, budget reviews, programme analysis, monthly, annual reports etc. in a timely manner.
  • Actively participate, guide and provide technical inputs during strategic and operational planning cycles of UNHCR both at the field office and country levels.
  • Develop/design WASH interventions for each location consistent with the country wide WASH policies.
  • Carry out any other tasks as required.

Key Performance Indicators:
  • UNHCRs policies, standards and procedures relating to WASH are constantly and coherently applied in the area of responsibility (AoR).
  • The needs of persons of concern are assessed and analysed in a participatory manner and using an Age, Gender and Diversity (AGD) perspective to form a firm basis for planning.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The ideal candidate for the United Nations UNHCR Senior WASH Associate job vacancy should have completed Secondary education with an advanced training/certification in Civil or Tech Engineering.
  • At least eleven years’ experience with five years in the field of water and sanitation.
  • Proven technical expertise in area of WASH assessment including surveys, programme implementation, monitoring, evaluation, and coordination.
  • Broad knowledge and experience of working with local partner agencies with a capacity to provide formal and informal training.
  • Excellent knowledge of relevant computer application, including AutoCad.
  • Fluency in English, both verbal and written.
  • Excellent knowledge of Madi is an added advantage.

How to Apply:
All interested Ugandan nationals who wish to join the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) in the aforementioned capacity are encouraged to click on the link below and follow the application instructions after reviewing the job details.


Deadline: 23rd February 2017


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