UNICEF Palestine : WASH Officer - Gaza

UNICEF Palestine is looking for interested Palestinians to apply to the undermentioned temporary position in its Gaza office. If you are a committed, creative professional and are passionate about making a lasting difference for children, the world’s leading children’s rights organization would like to hear from you.

Title: WASH Officer - Gaza

Vacancy No: HR/VN/2016/04                 Job Level:  NOB
Duty Station:    Gaza                    Type of Contract: Temporary Appointment
Duration:  Seven and half months (1 April – 15 November 2016) 
Closing Date:    07 March 2016

Purpose for the job:
The WASH Officer reports to the WASH Specialist in Gaza. S/he is accountable for professional technical contribution to programme/project design, planning, administration, monitoring and evaluation of WASH programme/project activities, data analysis and progress reporting, and commitment for enhancement of teamwork and capacity building, in support of achievement of planned objectives of the work plan, aligned with country programme goals and strategy. 

Within the delegated authority and under the given organizational set-up, the incumbent may be assigned the primarily, shared, or contributory accountabilities for all or part of the following areas of major duties and key end-results.
1. Programme/Project Management
Ensure the availability of accurate, complete and up-to-date information required for effective WASH programme and project design, implementation, management, monitoring and evaluation. Draft sound WASH programme budgets for review by the supervisor, including concrete steps to enhance emergency preparedness and response.
2. Programme Efficiency and Effectiveness
Enhance programme efficiency and effectiveness through evidence base approach and implementation follow-on, including monitoring UNICEF inputs, local conditions and resources, flow of supply and non-supply and emergency assistance and WASH programme status.
3. Work Plan and Programme Documentation
Analyse collected data and information and prepare progress reports; draft changes in WASH project work plans and assist in identification of required supplies and equipment (for both development and emergency orientated activities) as well as in the drafting of Country Programme Recommendation and other programme documentation, assuring accuracy and consistency with established rules, regulations and plans of action. 
4. Programme Implementation Information and Data
Ensure the appropriateness of financial, administrative and supply documentation; verify that WASH programme expenditures are within allotments and that data is consistent with the programme information and database (e.g., FLS, ProMS). Follow up on queries or initiate corrective action on discrepancies. Collaborate with Monitoring & Evaluation office on maintaining a gender & equity focus in WASH data collection and reporting.

5. Knowledge Sharing
Compile WASH programme implementation, preparedness, training and orientation materials to promote knowledge sharing with counterparts, WASH sectoral stakeholders, donors and media.
6. Communication and Networking
Ensure the effective communication and networking developed and maintained through partnership and collaboration.
•   Collaborate with Operations staff to implement internal controls systems and resolve day-to-day issues or discrepancies in financial or supply management.
•    Team with local Government and sectoral stakeholders counterparts to exchange information on WASH programme implementation, status, capacity and risk mapping, preparedness as well as movement, prepositioning and distribution of supplies.
•   Coordinate with members of the development community, including NGOs, UN and bilateral agencies in the exchange of information relating to WASH sector. Where appropriate support the IASC WASH Cluster during preparedness and response to emergencies.

Qualifications of successful candidate: 
University degree in one of the disciplines relevant to the following areas: Public Health, Civil Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Geology, Hydrology, Sanitation Engineering, or a field relevant to international WASH related development assistance.
Additional training in Health Education or Communication for Development (Programme Communication), an asset.
2.  Work Experience
Two years of professional work experience in the UN and national government and field work experience
Background/familiarity with Emergency preparedness and response (and the IASC Cluster approach).
3.    Language Proficiency
 Fluency in English and Arabic
•    UNICEF's salary and benefits are based on the United Nations Common System for national staff;
•    If you have experience in working in a similar capacity and want to make an active and lasting contribution to build a better world for children and match the profile outlined, send a detailed curriculum vitae in English AND a duly completed United Nations Personal History form (P11) together with an application letter addressed to the Chief of Operations, UNICEF State of Palestine.  The P11 form can be downloaded from our Web site http://www.unicef.org/opt
•    Deadline for Receipt of Applications: 07 March 2016
•    Please quote vacancy notice number HR/VN/2016/04  WASH Officer Gaza in the subject line and submit application by email to:

Email: jerusalemhrvacancies@UNICEF.org

Applications, which do not meet the specified minimum requirements or those that will be received after the closing date will not be considered.

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