WASH Officer (Infrastructure), NO-1/TA, Antananarivo, Madagascar#128588 (364j)

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UNICEF works in over 190 countries and territories to save children’s lives, defend their rights, and help them fulfill their potential, from early childhood through adolescence.

At UNICEF, we are committed, passionate, and proud of what we do. Promoting the rights of every child is not just a job – it is a calling.

UNICEF is a place where careers are built, we offer our staff diverse opportunities for personal and professional development that will help them develop a fulfilling career while delivering on a rewarding mission. We pride ourselves on a culture that helps staff thrive, coupled with an attractive compensation and benefits package.

Visit our website to learn more about what we do at UNICEF.

For every child, a superhero

Under the direct supervision of the WASH Officer (Infrastructure) NOB and the overall guidance of the WASH Specialist P3, provide professional technical assistance to infrastructure activities of the WASH Section.
The WASH Officer (Infrastructure) NO-1 provides professional technical, operational and administrative assistance throughout the WASH programming process, through the application of theoretical and practical technical skills in researching, collecting, analyzing and presenting programme information while learning organizational rules, regulations and procedures to support the development, implementation and monitoring of the WASH output results of the Country Programme. He/she focuses on WASH Infrastructure projects, collaborating closely with relevant WASH colleagues at Antananarivo and in the field, as well as the Supply Section.

How can you make a difference? 

KEY END-RESULTS EXPECTED
1. Programme development and planning
2. Programme management, monitoring and delivery of results
3. Technical and operational support for programme implementation
4. Humanitarian WASH preparedness and response
5. Networking and partnership building
6. Innovation, knowledge management and capacity building

If you would like to know more about this position, please review the complete Job Description here: [Download File WASH Officer (Infrastructure) Level 1_TMS.pdf]

To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have…

The following minimum requirements:

  • Education: A first university degree (i.e. bachelor’s degree or equivalent) in one of the following fields is required: Contract management, hydraulic engineering, civil engineering, Hydrogeology, environmental engineering or another relevant technical field.
  • Work Experience:  A minimum of one (1) years of relevant professional experience in WASH-related programmes, monitoring, infrastructure supervision, contract management and/or other directly related technical fields is required. 
  • Skills: 

a) Specific Technical Knowledge Required

– Rights-based and Results-based approach and programming in UNICEF.
– Climate change sensitive approaches and programming (climate change adaptation, mitigation and resilience building) and links to nutrition, social policy, WASH, child protection, Social Behavioral Change, communication, gender, adolescence, health, education, or other UNICEF thematics.
– Climate and environmental sustainability approaches and programming
– UNICEF programme policy, procedures and guidelines in the Manual.
 
 
 
 
 
b) Common Technical Knowledge Required
– Methodology of programme/project management
– UNICEF programmatic goals, visions, positions, policies and strategies.
– Knowledge of global human rights issues, specifically relating to children and women, and the current UNCEF position and approaches.
– UNICEF policies and strategy to address on national and international issues, particularly relating to conflicts, natural disasters, and recovery.
– UNICEF emergency programme policies, goals, strategies and approaches.
– Gender equality and diversity awareness 
  • Language Requirements: Fluency in French and working knowledge of English is required.

The following desirables:

  • Contracting/Supply experience is considered as an asset.

  • Developing country work experience and/or familiarity with emergency. 

For every Child, you demonstrate…

UNICEF’s Core Values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust and Accountability and Sustainability (CRITAS) underpin everything we do and how we do it. Get acquainted with Our Values Charter: UNICEF Values

The UNICEF competencies required for this post are…

(1) Builds and maintains partnerships

(2) Demonstrates self-awareness and ethical awareness

(3) Drive to achieve results for impact

(4) Innovates and embraces change

(5) Manages ambiguity and complexity

(6) Thinks and acts strategically

(7) Works collaboratively with others 

Familiarize yourself with our competency framework and its different levels.

UNICEF is here to serve the world’s most disadvantaged children and our global workforce must reflect the diversity of those children. The UNICEF family is committed to include everyone, irrespective of their race/ethnicity, age, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, nationality, socio-economic background, or any other personal characteristic.

We offer a wide range of benefits to our staff, including paid parental leave, time off for breastfeeding purposes, and reasonable accommodation for persons with disabilities. UNICEF strongly encourages the use of flexible working arrangements.

UNICEF does not hire candidates who are married to children (persons under 18). 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 is committed to promoting the protection and safeguarding of all children. All selected candidates will undergo rigorous reference and background checks and will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles. 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.

UNICEF appointments are subject to medical clearance.  Issuance of a visa by the host country of the duty station is required for IP positions and will be facilitated by UNICEF. Appointments may also be subject to inoculation (vaccination) requirements, including against SARS-CoV-2 (Covid). Should you be selected for a position with UNICEF, you either must be inoculated as required or receive a medical exemption from the relevant department of the UN. Otherwise, the selection will be canceled.

Remarks:

As per Article 101, paragraph 3, of the Charter of the United Nations, the paramount consideration in the employment of the staff is the necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency, competence, and integrity.

UNICEF’s active commitment to diversity and inclusion is critical to deliver the best results for children. For this position, eligible and suitable female and candidates with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Government employees who are considered for employment with UNICEF are normally required to resign from their government positions 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. 

UNICEF does not charge a processing fee at any stage of its recruitment, selection, and hiring processes (i.e., application stage, interview stage, validation stage, or appointment and training). UNICEF will not ask for applicants’ bank account information.

All UNICEF positions are advertised, and only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process. An internal candidate performing at the level of the post in the relevant functional area, or an internal/external candidate in the corresponding Talent Group, may be selected, if suitable for the post, without assessment of other candidates.

 

Advertised: 28 May 2024 E. Africa Standard Time
Deadline: 11 Jun 2024 E. Africa Standard Time

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