Bangladesh nationals: WASH Officer
United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF)
Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh 🇧🇩
Job no: 554190
Contract type: Temporary Appointment
Duty Station: Cox’s Bazaar
Categories: WASH (Water, Sanitation and Hygiene)
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Purpose of Assignment:
The Officer provides technical, operational and administrative assistance throughout the WASH programming process at Cox’s Bazar Field Office. 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 for humanitarian assistance in Bashan Char and Cox’s Bazar Refugee Camps of the Cox’s Bazar Field Office.
The Officer will be based at Cox’s Bazar Field Office and shall travel to Bashan Char at least 50% of his/her time for programme planning, monitoring and coordination. The staff member will also be responsible for providing technical support on water supply systems in eight camps in Cox’s Bazar and water quality monitoring works. In addition, the Officer will also be responsible for managing at least two Refugee Camps in Cox’s Bazar.
Under the WASH Manager’s direction and close coordination with the WASH specialist (responsible for Bhashan Char Sector Coordination), the WASH Officer is responsible for planning, implementing, monitoring and reporting UNICEF’s emergency response activities in Bhashan Char and Cox’s Bazar Refugee Camps.
Major duties and responsibilities:
Programme development and planning
Programme management, monitoring and delivery of results Technical and operational support for programme implementation Maintenance of appropriate humanitarian coordination mechanisms (for Bhashan Char Camp) Needs assessment, analysis, prioritization and planning Information management and reporting For details please see attached TOR: Download File ToR WASH Officer NOB TA CXB.docx
To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have…
An advanced university degree in one of the following fields is
required: civil engineering, environmental engineering, sanitary engineering or public health engineering. Additional relevant post-graduate courses complement/supplement the main degree and are a strong asset.
HUMANITARIAN: a minimum of two years of professional work experience in WASH-related humanitarian responses in Bangladesh is required.
DEVELOPMENTAL: a minimum of two years of professional work experience in WASH-related programmes in Bangladesh is an asset.
Experiences of working in the Refugee Camps in Cox’s Bazar District are desired.
Fluency in English is required. Knowledge of another official UN language (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian or Spanish) or a local language is an asset.
For every Child, you demonstrate…
UNICEF’s Core Values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust and Accountability (CRITA) underpin everything we do and how we do it. Get acquainted with Our Values Charter: https://uni.cf/UNICEFValues
UNICEF competencies required for this post are…
Builds and maintains partnerships
Demonstrates self-awareness and ethical awareness Drive to achieve results for impact Innovates and embraces change Manages ambiguity and complexity Thinks and acts strategically Works collaboratively with others.
During the recruitment process, we test candidates following the competency framework. Familiarize yourself with our competency framework and its different levels: competency framework here.
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.
We offer a wide range of benefits to our staff, including paid parental leave, breastfeeding breaks and reasonable accommodation for persons with disabilities. UNICEF strongly encourages the use of flexible working arrangements.
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 be expected to adhere to these standards and principles and will therefore undergo rigorous reference and background checks. Background checks will include the verification of academic credential(s) and employment history. Selected candidates may be required to provide additional information to conduct a background check.
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