UNHCR Associate WASH Officer Job in Kenya

Office of the UNHCR Branch Office in Kenya

Internal/external Vacancy Notice

Functional Title: Associate WASH Officer

Position Number: 10018603
Duty Station: Sub Office Kakuma, Kenya
Date of Entry: As soon as Possible

Duration of Assignment: Initially for one year
Category and Level: NOB
Closing Date: 01 November2012

  • Conduct camp based WASH needs/gaps assessments/analysis and propose/recommend technical solutions and strategies that will address the immediate, short and long term identified needs ¡n the camps;
  • Coordinate, consolidate and provide technical guidance and support to IPs on all Water Sanitation and Hygiene Promotion (WASH) related issues in all in camps;
  • Ensure a consistent, coherent, systematic and harmonized approach across all the camps. This should be in line with UNHCR policies, guidelines and standards;
  • Participate in the formulation and development of WASH program project goals, strategies and approaches for UNHCR plan of cooperation. Plan, implement and monitor assigned activities;
  • Participate with UNHCR/Government/INGOs/LNGOs/CBOs in identification of new approaches for improving program delivery with emphasis on advocacy community participation and social mobilization;
  • Ensure the regular analysis of WASH situational report and periodic updates to overall SOD bi-weekly situational report (Sitrep) including any other reports and updates that may be required by the senior management
  • Act as a focal point on all WASH related issues in the camps and ensure that there ¡s strong linkage and liaison with other UN related agencies, non governmental organization governmental line ministries/counterparts;
  • Review performance, monitor development and evaluate approaches adopted by partners in WASH and related sectors i.e. natural resources management, environment assessment, technical capacity of implementing partners/institutions etc. and formulate appropriate designs and corrective measures as deemed necessary
  • Formulate and review project submissions (project sub grants) including budgets to respond to WASH needs/gaps ¡n collaboration with appropriate authorities, implementing partners and UNHCR program and technical sectors at all levels;
  • Coordinate with programme/supply staff on supply and non-supply related assistance activities. Recommend/certify disbursement of funds and ensuring proper utilization and accountability and ensure that those activities are within established plans of action and program budget allocation and eventually contribute to overall country strategy;
  • Ensure that mechanisms to monitor the performance of UNHCR’s partners on WASH activities are in place and that there is a coordinated delivery of WASH services to beneficiaries that meet UNHCR standards of assistance. Monitor and review all WASH field/camp activities and make recommendations that will accelerate project implementation and overall improvement of partners performance and efficient delivery of WASH services in the field;
  • Contribute to the budgeting process and input to financial management of the programme on technical areas;
  • Participate in the preparation of all reports for management, boards, donors, budget reviews, camp Water Monitoring System (WMS)/report cards, budget reviews, programme analysis, monthly, annual reports etc.
Essential Minimum Qualifications and Professional Experience Required:
  • University Degree in Water/Civil Engineering, Public Health Engineering, or Environmental Studies, Hydrology or Water Resources Development or a related technical field;
  • A minimum of 8 years’ experience with the UN and/or NGO or private organisation.;
Desirable Qualifications & Competencies:
  • Advanced/Master’s University Degree in Water/Civil Engineering, Public Health Engineering, or Environmental Studies, Hydrology or Water Resources Development or a related technical field;
  • Proven technical expertise in the area of WASH assessment including survey, programme implementation, monitoring and coordination is required.;
  • Knowledge and experience of working with local partner agencies with a capacity to provide formal and informal training;
  • Proficiency in basic computer software such as MS Access, excel, powerpoint, word, water modelling sofware, GIS.
NB: For Internal Candidates

Staff members who wish to be considered for this position should submit their applications by EMAIL ONLY to: The Assistant Human Resources Officer, Human Resources Section, Email KENNAHR(UNHCR.ORG Please quote
Important: internal candidates are requested to refer to PPAL
Regulation No. 105 before submitting their applications.

External candidates

Candidates should also complete a Personal History form (P.11) available on the following link – http://www.unon.orqfdocs/P11.doc and attach it to their written application for the position. Applications should be sent by either through the post address, P.O. Box 43801, 00100 or hand delivered to UNHCR Branch Office for Kenya, Lynwood House, Waiyaki Way (opposite Lions Place). Please quote Reference: IVN/EVN/KEN/KAKJI2/012. Candidates should also submit copies of academic certificates from the relevant institutions.

Important: only those candidates who are short-listed will be Contacted. Candidates will be subjected to testing. 
Late Applications will not be considered.
Nairobi, 20 October 2012

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