UNICEF WASH Specialist Jobs in Uganda

UNICEF WASH Specialist Jobs in Uganda


UNICEF looks for committed professionals willing to engage in the challenging and rewarding work of advocating for children's rights, helping to meet their basic needs and expanding their opportunities to reach their full potential.

Job no:

  • 517978

    Work type:

  • Fixed Term Staff, Temporary Appointment

    Location:

  • Uganda

    Categories:

  • WASH (Water, Sanitation and Hygiene)

    UNICEF Uganda is seeking committed and dedicated professionals in the WASH Sector who can join us in our mission to deliver results for children.

    UNICEF works in 190 countries and territories to protect the rights of every child. UNICEF has spent 70 years working to improve the lives of children and their families.

    Defending children's rights throughout their lives requires a global presence, aiming to produce results and understand their effects.

    UNICEF believes all children have a right to survive, thrive and fulfill their potential – to the benefit of a better world.

    For every child, a fair chance…

    Uganda is one of the over 190 countries and territories around the world where we work to overcome the obstacles that poverty, violence, disease, and discrimination place in a child’s path.

    Together with the Government of Uganda and partners we work towards achieving the Millennium Development Goals, the objectives of the Uganda National Development Plan, and the planned outcomes of the United Nations Development Assistance Framework.

    How can you make a difference?

    The WASH Specialist reports to the Supervisor for guidance and general supervision. The Specialist supports the development, preparation, management, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of the WASH programme within the country programme.

    The Specialist provides technical guidance and management support throughout the programming processes, to facilitate the administration and achievement of the WASH-related output results in the country programme.

    Summary of key functions/accountabilities:

  • Programme development and planning
    Programme management, monitoring and delivery of results
  • Technical and operational support for programme implementation
  • Humanitarian WASH preparedness and response
    Networking and partnership building
  • Innovation, knowledge management and capacity building

    To qualify as a Champion for every Child you will have…

  • 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.
  • Additional relevant post-graduate courses that complement/supplement the main degree are a strong asset.
  • A first
    level university degree (Bachelor's) in a relevant technical field (as identified above), in conjunction with eight (8) years of relevant work experience in public health, social sciences, behavior change communication, sanitary engineering or other directly-related technical field, may be taken in they have a Master’s degree.

    Developmental:

  • A minimum of five years of professional experience in WASH-related programmes for developing countries is required. One year of deployment in a developing country is required.

    Humanitarian:

  • At least one three-month deployment mission in a humanitarian situation (with UN-Govt-INGO) is required.

    For every Child, you demonstrate…

  • UNICEF’s core values of Commitment, Diversity and Integrity and core competencies in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results.
  • The competencies required for this post are; Leading and supervising, Formulating strategies and concepts, Analyzing, Applying technical expertise, Relating and networking, and Deciding and Initiating action.
  • 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.
  • 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, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks, and will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles.

    Remarks:

  • Mobility is a condition of international professional employment with UNICEF and an underlying premise of the international civil service.
  • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.

    How to Apply

  • Interested and qualified candidates should apply online by 7th January, 2019

  • For more information and job application details, see; UNICEF WASH Specialist Jobs in Uganda

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