UN Senior WASH Associate Job Vacancies – United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)

Job Title:        Senior WASH Associate

Organisation: United
Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)

Duty Station: Uganda

Vacancy Notice Number: 015/2019

Position Number: 10026745

Position Grade:
GS-7

About US:

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 be primarily responsible to develop, guide
and oversee WASH strategy for refugee villages (RVs) of Pillar 1. The incumbent
of this position will support WASH related activities in the refugee villages
as part of the Pillar 1 Programme Technical team.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 

·        
Provide
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.

·        
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.

·        
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.

·        
Provide
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.

·        
Liaise
with other sectors, particularly Site Planning, Health and Community Service,
to locate, plan, implement and monitor WASH activities.

·        
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.

·        
Participate
in the preparation of all reports for management, boards, donors, budget
reviews, programme analysis, monthly, annual reports etc. in a timely manner.

·        
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 Results:

·        
UNHCR’s
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
opportunity should have completed secondary education and an advanced
training/certification in Civil or Tech Engineering.

·        
At least
eleven years of work 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.

·        
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.

·        
Empowering
and Building Trust

·        
Analytical
Thinking

·        
Technological
Awareness

·        
Planning
and Organizing

·        
Fluency
in English, both verbal and written.

Desirable:

·        
Prior
exposure to UNHCR refugee operations and functions relating to office
administration and programme activities.

·        
Work
experience with UN or other international, national NGOs.

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.

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Deadline: 23rd July 2019

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