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WASH Associate (m/f)

UNHCR - United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees

UNHCR is recruiting a WASH Associate (m/f), to be based in Nampula, Mozambique.
Description
  • The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) is an international organization with the mandate to assist persons in need of international protection; asylum seekers; refugees; statelessness; and internally displaced persons. The UNHCR operation in Mozambique has its main office in Maputo and field offices in Nampula and Pemba. The WASH Associate will be based in Nampula with frequent travel to Corane, Maratane Refugee/IDP settlements and other areas of responsibility. The working language in the UNHCR offices in Mozambique is English
  • The WASH Associate will receive technical guidance and advice from more senior WASH colleagues at the Regional and HQ level, Field Officer or the Head of Office. S/he provides assistance in the development, guidance and oversight of the implementation of WASH strategies for Refugee settlements. The incumbent will support WASH related activities in the refugee settlements working closely with the multi-functional teams including colleagues from Protection, Health, Program, Settlement Planning, Field and Others Units
  • The WASH Associate provides technical guidance, works with partners and other external stakeholders, reviews ongoing activities and generally contributes to improving WASH service delivery to persons of concern (POC) to adequate levels at each site in accordance with the UNHCR WASH Manual and Technical Guidelines, and applicable UNHCR and/or national rules and standards. S/he will follow a rights-based and community focused approach to programme design and implementation. The incumbent will follow the five principles for protection, accountability and WASH as outlined in UNHCR’s WASH Manual. S/he is expected to have strong knowledge of WASH standards for emergencies and refugee camps, computer skills with Excel and Word and some basic knowledge of EPANET hydraulic modelling software, QGIS/ArcGIS and AutoCAD as well as knowledge of basic solar-powered pumping design principles
  • The candidate should be an engineer with civil engineering/water and sanitation engineering/water development or related field post-secondary education training background with minimum of 3 years of previous job experience 2 years of which in water, wastewater, solid waste, vector control and/or public health and/or construction works
  • Direct supervision is received from the immediate supervisor (Field Officer)
  • Previous professional experience within the United Nations system would be desirable
  • Category/grade: National Professional Officer, NOA
  • Post Number: 10035461
  • Type of contract: Fixed-Term Appointment (FTA)
  • The Effective Date of Assignment: As soon as possible
Duties
  • Provide technical guidance and support to partners on all WASH-related issues to ensure quality, cost-effectiveness, sustainability and environmental sound WASH interventions
  • Liaise with implementing partners, operating partners and relevant governmental and non-governmental counterparts
  • Review regularly the quantity and quality of water and sanitation services offered in the Area of Responsibility (AoR) and maintain the records of WASH performance indicators for all locations
  • Support the review of performance, undertake field verifications, monitor development and support the evaluation of activities and approaches adopted by partners in WASH and related sectors, reporting the results to the supervisor for sharing with other technical units
  • 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
  • Build and maintain close relationships with other sectors, particularly site planning, health and community service, to locate, plan, implement and monitor WASH activities
  • Provide timely inputs to ensure that regular and accurate reports that analyze the challenges encountered in providing WASH services for beneficiaries are prepared and circulated
  • May participate in the preparation of all reports for management, boards, donors, budget reviews, programme analysis, monthly, annual reports etc. in a timely manner
  • Contribute to providing technical inputs during strategic and operational planning cycles of UNHCR within the AoR
  • Assist in the communication of WASH related issues as well as of the needs and issues of other sectors through reliable regular field presence
  • Provide regular updates and track progress, prepare summaries and follow-up documents in correspondence
  • Participate in WASH sector, infrastructure coordination, camp coordination and cross-cutting sector meetings e.g. health, environment, as required by the supervisor
  • Compile documents and reports related to WASH activities and construction under the AoR
  • Record feedback from UNHCR camp management, field and community services colleagues on issues with water availability, access, quality, sanitation situation, and ensure follow-up
  • Support the management in provision of WASH facilities required (UNHCR managed and supported areas), including activities such as technical design, cost estimations of technical activities, development of bill of quantities for construction of all associated WASH works, and all operational and maintenance considerations
  • Provide project management support for UNHCR WASH activities employing typical PM tools for design control, procurement, implementation and monitoring, and contract administration including evaluations to support progress certificates
  • Promote and participate in the establishment of a complaint mechanism/system to improve the WASH accountability toward refugees; report all issues, communications and resolutions employed
  • Establish and follow master and detailed chronograms, reporting to the sector any issue resulting in delays or extra costs
  • Coordinate and supervise UNHCR partners' construction and maintenance of WASH in UNHCR managed and supported areas
  • Assist in negotiations with local authority counterparts, partners and populations of concern
  • Provide inputs for country operations plan and other submissions and reports
  • Monitor WASH activities in the AoR on behalf of UNHCR and make recommendations to the supervisor and the UNHCR management team
  • Provide data inputs for the WASH monitoring system
  • Perform other related duties as required
Requisites
  • Years of Experience/Degree Level:
  • For G6 - 3 years relevant experience with High School Diploma; or 2 years relevant work experience with
  • Bachelor or equivalent or higher
  • Field(s) of Education
  • Not applicable
  • (Field(s) of Education marked with an asterisk* are essential)
  • Certificates and/or Licenses:
  • Agriculture, Civil Engineering ,Environment, Natural Resources Management, Hydrology, Project management, Public Health, Community Dvpt/Social Work, Social Sciences, Urban Planning, Architecture Water resource development, Water/Sanitation Mgmt
  • (Certificates and Licenses marked with an asterisk* are essential)
  • Relevant Job Experience:
  • Essential
  • Experience in area of WASH including surveys, programme implementation, monitoring, evaluation, and coordination
  • Desirable:
  • Knowledge and understanding of water and wastewater hydraulics and physical, chemical and biological properties; solid waste management practices, vector control and hygiene promotion/awareness raising strategies. Knowledge and understanding of relationship between water, wastewater, solid waste and vector control to public health indicators, and value of hygiene promotion/awareness raising and behaviour change methodologies
  • Functional Skills:
  • SP-Sphere Handbook
  • WA-WASH Assessment: Survey planning, implementation and oversight
  • WA-WASH-related Technologies
  • SP-Support/Advise/Guide on technical WASH related issues
  • SP-Vector Control
  • MD-Public Health Epidemiology
  • IT-Computer Literacy
  • IT-Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
  • EX-Experience with Inter/Non-Governmental Organization (INGO/NGO)
  • SP-Environmental Sanitation
  • (Functional Skills marked with an asterisk* are essential)
  • Language Requirements:
  • For General Service jobs: Knowledge of English and/or UN working language of the duty station if not English
  • Competency requirements:
  • All jobs at UNHCR require six core competencies and may also require managerial competencies and/or cross-functional competencies. The six core competencies are listed below
  • Core Competencies:
  • Accountability
  • Communication
  • Organizational Awareness
  • Teamwork & Collaboration
  • Commitment to Continuous Learning
  • Client & Result Orientation
  • Managerial Competencies:
  • Empowering and Building Trust
  • Cross-Functional Competencies:
  • Analytical Thinking
  • Planning and Organizing
  • Technological Awareness
Notas
  • Eligibility: Interested staff members should consult the Administrative Instruction on Recruitment and Assignment of Locally Recruited Staff (RALS, UNHCR/AI/2020/1/Rev.2). If you have questions regarding your eligibility, you may also contact the HR Unit
  • In line with the RALS, the below category of candidates are eligible to apply for internally/externally advertised vacancies
  • Group 1 candidates: Group 1 comprises current GS staff members holding an indefinite or fixed-term appointment who, at the date of the deadline for application, are serving in the country of the vacancy at the grade of the position or one grade below or above. However, current GS staff members holding an indefinite or fixed-term appointment in the country of the vacancy who apply for a position two grades above their current position are considered as Group 2
  • Group 2 candidates: Group 2 comprises candidates from the below categories after completion of one cumulative or continuous year of service in the country of the vacancy
  • Currently employed locally recruited UNHCR staff members holding a Temporary Appointment up to a maximum of two grades above their current positions
  • Former locally recruited UNHCR staff members who held an indefinite or fixed-term appointment (within 2 years of separation for males and 5 years for females) up to a maximum of two grades above the last position at UNHCR
  • National United Nations Volunteers currently working for UNHCR;
  • National UNOPS and individual contractors currently working for UNHCR
  • Current GS staff members holding an indefinite or fixed-term appointment applying to a position in the same category two grades above the staff member’s personal grade
  • Current UNHCR staff members in the International Professional category holding an indefinite or fixed-term appointment applying to a GS post
  • Current UNHCR staff members in the NPO category holding an indefinite or fixed-term appointment applying to a GS post
  • Current locally recruited female staff members from other UN system Organizations holding the equivalent of an indefinite or fixed-term appointment
  • External candidates: External candidates are candidates who are not in Group 1 or Group 2. They must meet the essential minimum requirements of the position and candidates not citizens of the country must comply with all eligibility requirements for employment in line with the prevailing legislative prerequisites in the country
  • Remuneration: A competitive compensation and benefits package is offered. For information on UN salaries, allowances and benefits, please visit the portal of the International Civil Service Commission at: http://icsc.un.org
  • Submission of applications: Please kindly note this is a Fast-track vacancy. In line with Administrative Instruction on Recruitment and Assignment of Locally Recruited Staff (RALS, UNHCR/AI/2020/1/Rev.2) timeframe for filling of vacancies should in principle be reduced by half at each stage to expedite the filling of vacancies under accelerated Fast Track procedures
  • Interested Group 1 and Group 2 candidates need to apply through MSRP Self-Service – Recruiting Activities – Careers (please search by JO number or by Location). Please update your personal profiles with all required information in order to be able to apply. Please consult the attached documents for further guidance on how to update the personal profile
  • Interested external applicants need to apply online via the MSRP External Portal and complete the mandatory motivation letter. For help with logging in to the MSRP External Portal, or with online applications, please contact the HR Unit well before the deadline to allow sufficient time for any technical problem to be resolved. External vacancies are posted on the external UNHCR website and applicants who do not have internal status must apply through the external UNHCR website. https://www.unhcr.org/careers.html – Careers – Career opportunities – Other Opportunities – Vacancies – sort by Location or search by Job Opening number
  • Applications will be accepted only via the online portals. Please do not send application via email
  • Not signed, incomplete and late applications will not be accepted. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Shortlisted candidates will be required to sit for a written test and/or oral interview. UNHCR does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process (application, interview, processing or any other fees)
  • The evaluation of applicants will be conducted based on the information submitted during the application. Applicants must provide complete and accurate information pertaining to their personal profile and qualifications. No amendment, addition, deletion, revision or modification shall be made to applications that have been submitted. Candidates under serious consideration for selection will be subject to reference checks to verify the information provided in the application
  • UNHCR strongly encourages qualified female applicants to apply. UNHCR seeks to ensure that male and female employees are given equal career opportunities. UNHCR is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms gender, disability, marital or civil partnership status, race, color or ethnic and national origins, religion or belief, or sexual orientation. All applications will be treated with the strictest confidentiality
  • UNHCR has a zero-tolerance policy against Sexual Exploitation and Abuse (SEA). SEA is unacceptable behavior and prohibited conduct for UNHCR personnel. It constitutes acts of serious misconduct and is therefore grounds for disciplinary measures, including dismissal. Any concerns or suspicions about a possible case of SEA should be reported immediately to the Inspector General’s Office (IGO) at inspector@unhcr.org or through the online complain form at https://www.unhcr.org/php/complaints.php or by confidential fax: +41 22 739 73 80
  • For any technical problems encountered during the online application, please send an email to the below email address titled “Online VA Query-your name and surname”. Human Resources mozma@unhcr.org
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