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Associate WASH Officer 10 March 2021 Int. Specialist UNHCR Uganda
Open

Associate WASH Officer

International Specialist
UNHCR
Uganda
Gulu (UGA)
English
01 April 2021
until 31 March 2022
10 March 2021

Minimum age: 25 years old. Nationals of the country of assignment are not eligible, except the assignments in Headquarters duty stations.

Under the direct supervision of Head of Office, the UN Volunteer will undertake the following tasks:

  • Provide technical support and guidance to UNHCR sub-office, field offices and partners on activities within the areas of WASH.
  • Undertake needs and resource assessments with sub-office and field offices to prioritize needs and activities in the provision of WASH services refugees and returnees.
  • Make provisions for the installation of WASH services in any new camp or camp extension identified for the settlement of refugees in direct coordination and collaboration with the designated site planner or shelter officer.
  • Contribute to the scale up of the UNHCR WASH monitoring framework in projects and keep the records updated.
  • Assist in and check engineering calculations leading to detailed drawings for required WASH infrastructures and activities and associated cost estimates for camps/settlements, transit centers, etc.
  • Contribute to develop training plans and tools and provide inputs in training sessions to ensure that implementing partners, refugees and other persons of concern to UNHCR acquire the needed knowledge and skills.
  • Represent the WASH sector internally and externally, in particular in the WASH cluster with other relevant actors/technical coordination platforms as necessary.
  • Emergency response: Willing to be deployed for the first phase emergency response to carry out needs assessment and support the country to develop a WASH strategic plan of response.
Bachelor degree or equivalent

Type of Degree: Engineering (preferably MSc) in hydrology, hydrogeology, hydraulics, water/sanitation management or environmental sciences.

24 Months

A minimum 2 years of experience in water supply and sewerage works, water purification systems, pump installations and associated electrical works, etc.; experience in project cycle management, partnerships, disengagement strategy and sustainability of WASH projects is essential.

Desirable Qualifications and Skills:

  • Have affinity with or interest in humanitarian relief, post-conflict situations, volunteerism as a mechanism for durable development, and the UN System.
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
Water quality control
No

Accountability, Adaptability and Flexibility, Commitment to Continuous Learning, Communication, Integrity, Planning and Organizing, Professionalism, Working in Teams

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Application deadline: 10 March 2021

Communication for Development (C4D) Officer 14 March 2021 Nat. Specialist UNICEF Ethiopia
UNICEF
Ethiopia
Gambela (ETH)
English
Immediate
12 months
14 March 2021

Minimum age: 22 years old. Applicants must be nationals of or legal residents in the country of assignment.

Within the delegated authority and under the supervision of Chief of Field Office or his/her designated mandated representative(s), the UNV C4D Officer will:

  1. Support to strategy design and development of C4D activities

  • Research and/or participate in conducting comprehensive C4D situation analysis of social, cultural, economic, communication and political issues in the region. Collect and synthesize qualitative and quantitative information and data to support the establishment of comprehensive and evidence-based information for developing and planning C4D strategy and interventions in the region.
  • Collect, draft and/or organize materials and related documentations for C4D strategies and plans to ensure optimum impact, scale and sustainability of achievements/results.
  • Assess the impact of C4D activities on the CO and UNICEF goals to achieve measurable behavioral and social change resulting in the improvement of children’s rights and wellbeing. Submit qualitative report/synthesis of results for development planning and improvement.
  • Support to contextualize the development, pretesting, translation and repackaging of existing as well as new Behavior Change and Communication (BCC) materials in consultation with relevant Regional Bureaus, Programme Officers, the C4D unit, and other relevant stakeholders
  • In collaboration with UNICEF Programme staff and relevant government sector staff, participates in the development of evidence-based sectoral strategies and workplans (both development and emergency-related) to ensure the design and incorporation of specific Communication for Development components with objectives and activities aimed at different levels:
    • behavior development/change individual/household/facility levels;
    • community participation, social change and collective action at community level; and
    • social mobilization of community-based organizations and advocacy for decision makers;
  1. Support to the implementation of C4D activities

  • Collaborate with internal and external partners to provide operational and technical support to the design of C4D strategies, and research, develop, test, produce and use quality C4D materials and/or organize events and activities to ensure maximum outreach and impact on behavioral and social change of target audience.
  • Assess and recommend potential contacts, networks, resources and tools to support the maximum impact and outreach of C4D initiatives.
  • Follow up on the production of C4D materials to ensure technical quality, consistency and relevancy of communications materials that are developed, produced and disseminated to target audience (e.g. individuals, communities, government officials, partners, media etc).

  1. Advocacy, networking and partnership building

  • Build and maintain partnerships through networking and proactive collaboration with national and international civil society organizations, community groups, leaders and other critical partners in the community and civil society to reinforce cooperation through engagement, empowerment and self-determination and to pursue opportunities for greater advocacy to promote UNICEF’s mission and goals for child rights, social equity and inclusiveness.
  • Collaborate with internal global/regional communication partners to harmonize, link and/or coordinate messaging to enhance C4D outreach and contribution to programmatic outcomes.
  • Provide technical support to UNICEF, regional sector bureaus and partners including contributing to the adapting of or sharing relevant standards, protocols, guidelines and training materials for C4D

  1. Innovation, knowledge management and capacity building

  • Institutionalize/share best practices and knowledge learned/products with national/local partners and stakeholders to build capacity of practitioners/users, and disseminate lessons learned to key audiences including donors and partners.
  • Support the organization, administration and implementation of capacity building initiatives to enhance the competencies of clients/stakeholders/partners across programme sectors in C4D planning, implementation and evaluation in support of programmes/projects. Develop training materials for training activities and revise them periodically for improvements and updates.
  • Provide technical and coordination support to C4D trainings at regional, Zonal, and Woreda levels for Government counterparts, partner organizations, and their volunteer networks.
  • Build the capacity of a social mobilization multi-sectoral regional platform (Health, Education, Religious groups, CSOs, medias, etc.) in terms of coordination, planning, monitoring of C4D interventions including use of emergency communication materials for creating a strategic network of social mobilization trainers

  1. Monitoring and Reporting

  • Undertake regular field monitoring and report based on agreed C4D indicators
  • Contribute to the regular monitoring of C4D actors’ capacity according to the needs raised during rapid assessments / KAP surveys
  • Compile regional C4D reports, emergency and development, from the field and update progress on key results
  • Ensure multi-media materials are distributed to the intended target groups and monitor and address gaps
  • Participates in regional and Zonal coordination mechanisms and follow up on C4D tasks
  • Any other related tasks as may be required or assigned by the supervisor.

Bachelor degree or equivalent

At least first degree in the social/behavioural sciences, (Sociology, Anthropology, Psychology, Communication, Public Relations and Health Promotion and Education) with emphasis on communication planning for behaviour development, social mobilization, participatory communication and research training and impact evaluation of communication interventions.

12 Months
  • A minimum of one year of experience in planning and implementing C4D/SBCC programmes
  • Previous experience in working/living in communities is an added advantage.
  • Excellent oral and written skills; excellent drafting, formulation, reporting skills;
  • Excellent interpersonal skills; culturally and socially sensitive; ability to work inclusively and collaboratively with a range of partners, including grassroots community members, religious and youth organizations, and authorities at different levels; familiarity with tools and approaches of communications for development;
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
Other communications related experience
  • Experaince in Behavior Change communication planning is a requirment (Mandatory)
  • Experaince in multi-channel communication design is an asset
  • Experaince in evidence generation for Social and Behavior Change Communication is an asset
No

Adaptability and Flexibility, Client Orientation, Communication, Ethics and Values, Knowledge Sharing, Managing Performance, Planning and Organizing, Professionalism, Working in Teams

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Application deadline: 14th March 2021

Associate Public Health Officer 15 March 2021 Int. Specialist UNHCR South Sudan
UNHCR
South Sudan
Yida (SSD)
English
Immediate
12 months
15 March 2021

Minimum age: 25 years old. Nationals of the country of assignment are not eligible, except the assignments in Headquarters duty stations.

Under the direct supervision of fProgramme Officer), the UN Volunteer will undertake the following tasks:

  1. Programme planning, monitoring and evaluation together with UNHCR partners to effectively address issues of public health importance, based on the principles of public health and Primary Health care in the refugee camps and transit centers as well as in the areas of return for returnees.

Activities include supporting partners and the refugee community to:

  • Ensure the public health services provided by partner to refugees and returnees are complying with the required national and international standards.
  • Guide and support partners to use the UNHCR Health Information System and collect UNHCR statistics verifiying Core Standards and Indicators; review monthly health data; and compile technical periodic reports as well as the Annual report on the health situation.
  • Ensure implementation of appropriate country protocols and guidance and adherence to UNHCR specific guidance for public health programming.
  • Support partners in the implementation of the Public health programmes, including reproductive health, HIV and mental health.
  • Provide guidance and follow up to partners in the implementation of UNHCR action plans including for malaria and HIV/AIDS.
  • Provide technical contributions during planning, implementation and monitoring and evaluation process in the UNHCR program cycle.
  • Ensure timely coordination and implementation of UNHCR led programmes
  1. Coordination of services between UNHCR partners, National and international NGOs, other UN agencies, and Ministry of Health, and other sectors; ensuring early engagement of development agencies as appropriate.

  • Capacity building of partners and refugee health officials as appropriate in identified areas of weakness; facilitation of partners’ access to training activities conducted by other agencies, with a particular focus on health information and disease surveillance; malaria management; safe motherhood; integrated management of childhood Illness.
  • Participate in advocacy, information sharing and communication on the health situation of populations of concern, within UNHCR and among partners, donors, other agencies, and the Government.
  • Acts as focal point for UNHCR for any health and medical matters in relation with the UNHCR strategy.
  • Participate actively in appropriate groups on the Health, population, HIV/AIDS, and other cross cutting working groups and or forums related to health and medical issues, with the aim to anchor refugees and returnees health concerns and needs into the ONE UN health program.
  • Coordinate and lead monthly health coordination meetings with implementing partners, in close coordination with the programme section.
Master degree or equivalent

Type of Degree: Public Health.

Post graduate training in public health or epidemiology required.

24 Months

A minimum 2 years of experience in public health; previous working experience, preferably in refugee settings and/or international experience, is an asset; experience with AIDS/HIV programmes is an added advantage; experience working with multi-sectorial teams especially UN agencies and Ministry of Health is a plus;

  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
Public health
Yes

Accountability, Commitment to Continuous Learning, Integrity, Planning and Organizing, Professionalism, Working in Teams

* Not yet registered in the UNV Talent Pool?

Please first register your profile at https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/signup. Important: After creating your account, complete all sections

of your profile and submit it. Then go to ‘My Page’ at https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/mypage and click on the ‘Special Calls’ hyperlink.

Lastly, select the special call to which you would like to apply.

* Already registered in the UNV Talent Pool?

Please first update your profile at https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/profile. Then go to ‘My Page’ at

https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/mypage and click on the ‘Special Calls’ hyperlink to select the special call to which you would like to

apply.

Application deadline: 15 March 2021