WASH Officer, NOB, 11 months, Dhaka, Bangladesh # 573463 (For Bangladeshi Nationals only)

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United Nations Children’s Fund WASH Officer, NOB, 11 months, Dhaka, Bangladesh # 573463 (For Bangladeshi Nationals only) Bangladesh UNICEF Jobs 2024

United Nations Children’s Fund looking for “WASH Officer, NOB, 11 months, Dhaka, Bangladesh # 573463 (For Bangladeshi Nationals only)”. Applicants with an Advanced degree may apply on or before 14-Jul-24.

The United Nations Children’s Fund has published a job vacancy announcement on 07-Jul-24 for qualified applicants to fill in the vacant post of WASH Officer, NOB, 11 months, Dhaka, Bangladesh # 573463 (For Bangladeshi Nationals only) to be based in Dhaka, Bangladesh. For more jobs, please visit https://unjoblink.org

Company Name: United Nations Children’s Fund

Job Title: WASH Officer, NOB, 11 months, Dhaka, Bangladesh # 573463 (For Bangladeshi Nationals only)

Duty Station: Dhaka, Bangladesh

Country: Bangladesh

Application Deadline: 14-Jul-24



Programme development, planning and advocacy

  • Conduct situation analysis to inform the development of WASH-related outcome and output results. Observe, research and report on trends, gaps and opportunities in accessing and utilizing equitable, affordable, climate-resilient, sustainable and safely managed water supply services for use in programme development, implementation, monitoring, and evaluation.
  • Prepare technical reports, analyses and inputs for programme preparation and documentation, ensuring information accuracy, timeliness and relevance.
  • Enhance programme efficiency and effectiveness through evidence-based and equity-based approach integrating sanitation and hygiene as an integral part of water supply & water quality projects.
  • Ensure UNICEF visibility in the sector through leading/ participating in national events like World Water Day, sector consultations on various emerging water-related issues.
  • Prepare documentation and reports highlighting key areas of programme intervention to support accelerated access to safely managed water supply and water safety planning at national and sub-national levels.

Programme management, monitoring and delivery of results

  • Support the Chief of WASH in managing key donor projects and providing technical expertise in planning, implementation, reviewing progress, analysing constraints, and providing innovative strategies to accelerate WASH outcome and output results.
  • Enhance programme efficiency and effectiveness through evidence-based and equity-based approaches integrating sanitation and hygiene as an integral part of water supply & water quality projects.
  • Undertake routine monitoring visits of selected interventions to assess the functionality of the UNICEF-supported interventions and identify and share key lessons learned.
  • Provide technical and operational support throughout all stages of programming processes to achieve the WASH output results. Ensure that the development of all WASH proposals, documents and statements are based on the principles of climate-resilient WASH programming, guided by the UNICEF/GWP strategic framework. Ensure effective collaboration with other UNICEF sectors, where needed.
  • Draft sectoral progress reports for management, donors, and partners.

Technical and operational support for programme implementation

  • Actively oversee WASH programmes and projects undertaken in water supply services delivery at the national and sub-national levels and ensure strong technical guidance is provided to partners.
  • Provide technical support and capacity building to Government and sector partners on the stepby-step scientific procedure to target the most vulnerable and unserved with appropriate climateresilient technology options, maintaining the standards of construction and water quality.
  • Provide support to WASH Section, Partner agencies and the government in addressing existing water quality issues like arsenic, salt intrusion, Pseudomonas and E Coli contamination and other emerging contaminants and recommend solutions.
  • Undertake field visits and surveys, collect and share reports with partners/stakeholders. Report critical issues, bottlenecks and potential problems to the Supervisor for timely action.
  • Actively collect information on key programming issues, trends and bottlenecks and propose technical solutions to address these, in collaboration with technical experts in the country office.

Humanitarian WASH preparedness and response

  • Support preparedness and anticipatory action efforts through the collaboration and coordination with key stakeholders in the development and implementation of preparedness plans in advance of critical seasons (e.g. flooding, cyclones etc.) to ensure maximum and efficient preparedness and response, ensuring strong linkages to climate resilient WASH systems and supporting the nexus between humanitarian and development.
  • Coordinate with key partners and WASH stakeholders on humanitarian needs and proposed programming solutions.
  • Study and fully understand UNICEF’s procedures for responding to an emergency.
  • Take up support roles in emergency response and early recovery as and when the need arises.

Climate change mitigation, adaptation and engagement

  • Undertake research and report the impact of climate change on WASH services and the children and communities that depend on these.
  • Collaborate with the country office team, government, key stakeholders, and sectoral experts to identify appropriate, reliable and affordable low-carbon solutions.
  • Identify and support opportunities for low-carbon climate-resilient WASH programming to leverage climate finance.
  • Support efforts to mobilise demand for low-carbon climate-resilient WASH services, engaging with the private sector
  • Provide technical oversight of low-carbon and climate-resilient programmes for sustainable water resources management and climate-proofing water supply services.

Networking, partnership building and resource mobilization

  • Build and sustain close and positive working partnerships with government counterparts and national/sub-national stakeholders through the active sharing of information and knowledge to facilitate programme implementation and build the capacity of stakeholders to design and achieve sustainable and climate-resilient WASH results and outcomes.
  • Build and strengthen strategic partnerships with government counterparts, UN agencies, donor agencies, WASH institutions, NGOs, research institutes and the private sector to enhance coordination and collaboration.
  • Produce materials for WASH programme advocacy to promote awareness, establish partnerships and support fundraising.
  • Support active engagements with the private sector to create and meet the demand for climate resilient WASH services.
  • Research information on potential donors and programming interventions and prepare resource mobilization materials and briefs for fundraising and partnership development purposes.

Innovation, knowledge management and capacity building

  • Manage the implementation, monitoring and documentation of WASH action research and innovation (technical or systems), ensuring rigorous monitoring and wide sharing of results.
  • Prepare 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, government counterparts and key WASH stakeholders to ensure our sector capacity remains up-to-date with the latest developments.
  • Participate as a resource person in capacity-building initiatives to enhance the competencies of stakeholders.

If you would like to know more about this position, please review the complete Job Description here: JD – WASH Officer NOB _TA.pdf


Minimum requirements:

  • Education: An advanced university degree in one of the following fields is required: Civil Engineering, Hydrogeology, Water Resources, Climate Change or another relevant technical field. Additional relevant post-graduate courses that complement/supplement the main degree is a strong asset.
  • Work Experience: DEVELOPMENTAL: A minimum of two years of professional experience in WASH-related programmes for developing countries is requiredHUMANITARIAN: At least six months of work in humanitarian situations.
  • Language Requirements: Fluency in English is required. Knowledge of another official UN language or a local language is an asset.
  • TECHNICAL REQUIREMENTS:Expert knowledge in the following areas:
    1. Rural water supply for low- and middle-income countries – including water safety and sustainability.
    2. Urban water supply (including low-income settlements)
    3. Water Resources Management, including early warning and early action systems
    4. Water quality monitoring and surveillance, including arsenic mitigation
    5. Water Safety Planning
    6. Programme/project management.
    7. National government WASH policies, plans, and strategies

Basic knowledge in the following areas:

  1. WASH-in-Schools and Health Centres
  2. Humanitarian WASH – preparedness, coordination, response and recovery
  3. Capacity development
  4. Knowledge management
  5. Monitoring and evaluation
  6. Human rights and WASH Gender equality and WASH
Dhaka, Bangladesh