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WASH Officer (NO-B), Temporary Appointment,#00127543, Multan, Pakistan


Job title: WASH Officer (NO-B), Temporary Appointment,#00127543, Multan, Pakistan

Company: United Nations

Job description: Job Description

UNICEF works in some of the world’s toughest places to reach the world’s most disadvantaged children. To save their lives. To defend their rights. To help them fulfill their potential.

Across 190 countries and territories, we work for every child, everywhere, every day, to build a better world for everyone.

And we never give up.

For every child, be a hero

Pakistan was the sixth country in the world to sign and ratify the Convention on the Rights of the Child, less than one year after it was adopted by the United Nations General Assembly in 1989. However, children and adolescents living in Pakistan still face acute challenges.

UNICEF supports the Government of Pakistan to accelerate progress for children, work to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), and help children realize their rights under the Convention on the Rights of Children. This will be made through, among others things, strong partnerships with provincial authorities, teachers and health professionals, frontline workers and social mobilisers, communities and families, and of course, the children and adolescents themselves.

In particular, UNICEF will work so that:

  • Every child survives and thrives — being in good health, immunized, protected from polio, and accessing nutritious food.
  • Every child learns.
  • Every child is protected from violence and exploitation and registered at birth.
  • Every child lives in a safe and clean environment, with access to safe drinking water and adequate sanitation.

To learn more about UNICEFs work in Pakistan, please visit the country’s websitewww.unicef.org/pakistan and videos onYouTube andVimeo

Under the supervision and guidance of the supervisor, the programme assistant supports the different sections by providing a range of procedural, administrative, and operational support in developing, implementing, executing, and monitoring their country programme, ensuring effective and timely delivery that is consistent with UNICEF rules and regulations.

How can you make a difference?

1. Programme development and planning:

  • Draft updates for WASH in the situation analysis to inform the development of WASH-related outcomes and output results. Research and report on trends in WASH, for use in programme development, management, monitoring, and evaluation.
  • Prepare technical reports and inputs for program preparation and documentation, ensuring accuracy, timeliness, and relevance of information.
  • Contribute to the development and establishment of WASH-related outcomes and output results, as well as related strategies, through analysis of WASH sector needs and priorities.
  • Provide technical and administrative support throughout all stages of programming processes by executing/administering a variety of technical programme transactions, preparing materials and documentation, and complying with organizational processes and management systems, to support progress towards the WASH-related outcome and/or output results in the country programme.
  • Prepare required documentation and materials to facilitate review and approval processes

2. Programme management, monitoring, and delivery of results:

  • Work collaboratively with colleagues and partners to collect, analyze, and share information on implementation issues, provide solutions on routine programme implementation and alert appropriate officials and stakeholders for higher-level interventions and/or decisions. Keep records of reports and assessments for easy reference and/or to capture and institutionalize lessons learned.
  • Participate in monitoring and evaluation exercises, programme reviews and annual sectoral reviews with government and other counterparts and prepare reports on results for required action/interventions at the higher level of programme management.
  • Monitor and report on the use of sectoral programme resources (financial, administrative and other assets), verify compliance with approved allocations, organizational rules, regulations/procedures and donor commitments, standards of accountability and integrity. Report on issues identified to enable timely resolution by management/stakeholders.
  • Prepare sectoral progress reports for management, donors and partners.

3. Technical and operational support for programme implementation:

  • Undertake field visits and surveys, collect and share reports with partners/stakeholders. Report critical issues, bottlenecks and potential problems to supervisor, for timely action.
  • Provide technical and operational support to government counterparts, NGO partners, UN system partners and other country office partners/donors on the application and understanding of UNICEF policies, strategies, processes and best practices in WASH, to support programme implementation.

4. Humanitarian WASH preparedness and response:

  • Draft requisitions for supplies, services, long-term agreements and partnership agreements to ensure UNICEF is prepared to deliver on its commitments for WASH in case of an emergency.
  • Study and fully understand UNICEFs procedures for responding in an emergency.
  • Take up support roles in an emergency response and early recovery, as and when the need arises.

5. Networking and partnership building:

  • Build and sustain close working partnerships with government counterparts and national stakeholders through active sharing of information and knowledge to facilitate programme implementation and build capacity of stakeholders to achieve WASH output results.
  • Draft communication and information materials for WASH programme advocacy to promote awareness, establish partnership/alliances and support fund-raising for WASH.
  • Participate in inter-agency meetings on UNDAF planning, to integrate and harmonize UNICEF output results and implementation strategies with UNDAF development and planning processes.
  • Research information on potential donors and prepare resource mobilization materials and briefs for fund raising and partnership development purposes

6. Innovation, knowledge management and capacity building:

  • Assist in the development, implementation, monitoring and documentation of WASH action research and innovation (technical or systems).
  • Assist in the preparation of learning/knowledge products, covering innovative approaches and good practices, to support overall WASH sector development.
  • Assist in creating and delivering learning opportunities for UNICEF WASH staff, to ensure our sector capacity remains up-to-date with latest developments.
  • Participate as a resource person in capacity building initiatives to enhance the competencies of clients/stakeholders

To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have

Education:
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.

(While advanced university degrees for WASH positions are strongly preferable, offices are able to request a University degree at this level if they find difficulty in attracting a sufficient amount of candidates)

Additional relevant post-graduate courses that complement/supplement the main degree are a strong asset.

Experience:
a minimum of two years of professional work experience in WASH-related programmes for developing countries is required.

Language Requirements:
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 values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, Accountability, Sustainability (CRITAS) and core competencies in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results.

The functional competencies required for this post are

1. Demonstrates self-awareness and ethical awareness (1),

2. Works collaboratively with others (1),

3. Builds and maintains partnerships (1),

4. Innovates and embraces change (1),

5. Thinks and acts strategically (1),

6. Drive to achieve impactful results (1),

7. Manages ambiguity and complexity (1)

View our competency framework at

http://www.unicef.org/about/employ/files/UNICEF_Competencies.pdf

Life at UNICEF

Working at UNICEF is highly rewarding. With an attractive remuneration package encompassing competitive pay and benefits, a culture that helps staff thrive, and diverse opportunities for personal and professional development, we aim to help you maintain a fulfilling life both at and outside the office.

We make sure you and your loved ones receive the resources and care that you need to thrive. Our contracts, benefits, and wellbeing policies and initiatives ensure that you are well equipped to effectively deliver for children such as;

  • Tax exemption, family allowances, hardship benefits, 10 UN holidays and annual leave allowance, maternity, paternity, adoption leave, medical and dental insurance, pension, etc.
  • Career support, staff wellbeing programme, breastfeeding policy, flexible work arrangements, childcare room, family support, policies & initiatives, security etc.

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 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.

Remarks:

  • This post is open to internal and External applicants.
  • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.
  • Verified educational certificates/HEC Attested Degrees are a pre-requisite for employment at UNICEF. During the recruitment process candidates will be required to present HEC attested degrees/certificates.
  • UNICEFs active commitment towards diversity and inclusion is critical to deliver the best results for children. For this position, eligible and suitable female candidates will be prioritized.
  • UNICEF appointments are subject to medical clearance. Appointments are also subject to inoculation (vaccination) requirements, including against SARS-CoV-2 (COVID). Government employees who are considered for employment with UNICEF are normally required to resign from their government before taking up an assignment with UNICEF. UNICEF reserves the right to withdraw an offer of appointment, without compensation, if a visa or medical clearance is not obtained or necessary inoculation requirements are not met within a reasonable period for any reason.
  • Government employees that are considered for employment with UNICEF are normally required to resign from their government before taking up an assignment with UNICEF. UNICEF reserves the right to withdraw an offer of appointment, without compensation, if a visa or medical clearance is not obtained, or necessary inoculation requirements are not met, within a reasonable period for any reason.

Expected salary:

Location: Multan, Punjab

Job date: Sat, 27 Jan 2024 03:11:48 GMT

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