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WASH Officer


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Job ID:

293

Location:

Quetta, bl, Pakistan 

Category:

Social Services Jobs

Salary:

175,000 to 200,000 PKR per month
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Job Views:

2249

Employment Type:

Contractor

Posted:

04.13.2015
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Job Description:

  1. Under the guidance of CFO and Section Chief, Provide direct support to WASH Specialist in designing, preparing, implementing, monitoring and evaluating WASH projects in Balochistan. Analyze and evaluate data to ensure achievement of objectives and recommend corrective action when necessary to meet project objectives. Assist in the development and introduction of new approaches, methods and practices in project management and evaluation. Assist in emergency preparedness and response.
  2. Under the guidance of CFO, Section Chief and WASH Specialist, collect and analyze data for Situation Analysis, programme/project planning, management, monitoring and evaluation purposes. Analyze programme implementation reports and evaluate against established programme recommendations and plans of action. Prepare tables, graphs and other statistical data. Report outcome of analysis and propose corrective action. Update the information/reports periodically.
  3. Undertake visits to UNICEF projects sites, assess local conditions and resources, and monitor UNICEF inputs. Assist in conducting periodic programme reviews with government counterparts and other partners. Assist in preparing action on operational procedures affecting project implementation and management. Provide technical advice and assistance to government officials and other partners in the planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of programme/project.
  4. Make regular contacts with provincial officials and other partners in order to advocate UNICEF policy in Balochistan and linking up with other partners and national initiatives, promoting UNICEF role as a technical resource and a sector leader both at the policy as well as implementation level, in consultation and planning with supervisor.
  5. Contribute to the development of the sectoral work plans (AWPs, MYWPs) for Balochistan and ensure compliance to and achievement of specific assigned objectives. Ensure inter-sectoral collaboration with other programme colleagues for efficient and effective coordination, and enhanced synergy. Interact with Advocacy and Communication / Programme Communication Section in the development of appropriate programme communication and information strategies and material to support advocacy and programme development.
  6. Provide inputs to the government authorities and partners to plan and organize training programmes. Assist in identifying training needs and objectives for the purpose of capacity building, piloting innovative approaches and for programme sustainability as well as promotion and advocacy.
  7. Review and follow-up on implementation and recommendations of agreements with the appropriate departments and partners. Liaise with relevant partners and stakeholders to support and promote water and sanitation sector coordination.
  8. Assist in the preparation of country programme recommendation by drafting VISION inputs and other relevant documentation ensuring accuracy and consistency with established rules and regulations. Ensure proper management of cash advances to the partners through documentation and timely liquidation as per established guidelines.
  9. Coordinate with the Operations/Supply Section on supply and non-supply assistance, ensuring proper and timely UNICEF and Government accountability. Monitor delivery, quality and proper use of supplies through field visits.
  10. Assist in preparing project/funding proposals, project status/progress reports required for donors, budget review, programme analysis, annual reports, etc.

WORKING CONDITIONS:

Post is office-based, with frequent travel to project sites.

WORK EXPERIENCE:

One year progressively responsible experience in programme planning, management, monitoring and evaluation in WES/Environment.

Job Requirements:

QUALIFICATIONS & COMPETENCIES:

EDUCATION:
University degree in Social Sciences, Hydrology, Geophysics, Civil/Environmental Engineering or a related technical field.

LANGUAGES:
Fluency in written and spoken English. Knowledge of local language of the duty station is an asset.

Competency Profile:
i) Core Values (Required)
• Commitment • Diversity and Inclusion • Integrity
ii) Core Competencies (Required)
• Communication • Working with People • Drive for Results

ii) Functional Competencies (Required)
• Formulating Strategies and Concepts • Analyzing
• Applying Technical Expertise • Learning and Researching
• Planning and Organizing

iii) Technical Knowledge
a) Specific Technical Knowledge Required
(Technical knowledge requirements specific to the job can be added here as required.)
• Essential professional knowledge of one of the technical areas of UNICEF programmes.
• Essential Technical Knowledge of theories, principles and methods in one or more of the following areas: communication for behavior change, WASH in schools rural water supply projects implementation, planning, evaluation, appropriate water supply and quality technology i.e.: community based water supply, controlling water borne related diseases.
• Background/familiarity with Emergency(preparedness and response).
• Gender and diversity awareness.

b) Common Technical Knowledge Required (for the job group)
Knowledge of the latest theories, technology and practices in:
• Community based sanitation i.e.: hygiene education or latrine construction and waste management.

General knowledge of:
• Methodology of programme/project management.
• Programmatic goals, visions, positions, policies and strategies for sectoral programmes.
• Knowledge of global human rights and gender issues, specifically relating to children and women, and the current UNICEF position and approaches.
• Knowledge of global environmental issues that pertain to sustainable development and specifically relation to children and woman, and the current UNICEF position and approaches.
• UNICEF policies and strategy to address WASH issues, including those relating to conflicts, natural disasters, recovery, disaster risk reduction and environment.

• UNICEF financial, supply and administrative rules and regulations.
• Rights-based and results-based approach and programming in UNICEF.
• UNICEF programme policy, procedures and guidelines in the Manual.
• Mid-Term Strategic Plan.
• Government development plans and policies.
• UNICEF Board endorsed policy papers and agency-wide programmes impacting on WASH results.
• Knowledge and proficiency in the use of corporate office computer system applications and software, including LAN, email, word processing, spreadsheet, database, telecommunications.
• Gender equality and diversity awareness.

c) Technical Knowledge to be Acquired/Enhanced (for the Job)
• Government development plans and policies.
• Knowledge of local conditions and country legislation relevant to UNICEF programmes.
• UN policies and strategy to address international humanitarian issues and the responses including the IASC cluster approach.
• UN common approaches to programmatic issues and UNICEF positions.
• UN security operations and guidelines.