UNITED NATIONS CHILDREN’S FUND JOB VACANCIES 2021
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For Every Child, Water and Sanitation
UNICEF Banda Aceh is looking for WASH Officer under a Temporary Appointment contract to support the delivery of high-quality technical support to the implementation of sanitation and hygiene intervention that integrates with overall interventions to address maternal and child malnutrition in Aceh. In general, the WASH Officer will provide technical, operational, and administrative assistance throughout the WASH programming process. The Officer prepares, manages, and implements a variety of technical and administrative tasks, related to the development, implementation, monitoring, and evaluation of the WASH output results of the Country Programme.
- Title: WASH Officer
- Level: NO-B (National Professional Category)
- Type of Contract: Temporary Appointment
- Duty Station: Banda Aceh
- Duration of contract: 364 days
How can you make a difference?
UNICEF Indonesia has been supporting the government of Aceh to address maternal and child malnutrition issues using a multi-sector approach since 2018. The approach has been introduced in selected districts of Aceh Province namely Aceh Jaya, Sabang, Aceh Singkil, and Simeuleu. One of the supporting sectors that may contribute to the prevention of maternal and child malnutrition issues is sanitation. The reduction of open defecation practices and hygiene promotion on Hand Washing with Soap and other baby WASH messages to caregivers/mothers is a part of the supports. It has been delivered through the implementation of Community Based Total Sanitation (or called STBM) program that are combined with other community-based essential nutrition, and health services with parenting support and locally funded social protection program for children. On the other hand, UNICEF Indonesia also committed to support the government of Indonesia to achieve the Open Defecation Free (ODF) target by 2024 asset in the new RPJMN 2019-2024. The achievement of Aceh ODF will provide a significant contribution to Indonesia as the Aceh OD population includes in the highest top ten across provinces in Indonesia. Therefore, since 2018 UNICEF Banda Aceh office has synergized the reduction of maternal and child malnutrition efforts in selected districts with the ODF movement at the provincial level.
Under the direct supervision of the Chief of Field Office (CFO) in Aceh, supported by the WASH team in Jakarta Office, UNICEF is hiring a WASH officer to support the delivery of high-quality technical support to the implementation of sanitation and hygiene intervention that integrates with overall interventions to address maternal and child malnutrition in Aceh. In general, the WASH Officer will provide technical, operational, and administrative assistance throughout the WASH programming process. The Officer prepares, manages, and implements a variety of technical and administrative tasks, related to the development, implementation, monitoring, and evaluation of the WASH output results of the Country Programme.
MAIN TASKS AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Advocate at subnational level based on the local evidence and based on provincial WASH benchmark exercise to prioritize investments in the WASH sector as a part of the integrated model to address child and maternal malnutrition
- Support capacity building under WASH intervention for the key government staffs, cross-sectoral stakeholders, and front-line staff
- Provide technical guidance and support to local authorities and implementing partners (e.g. NGOs) on water, sanitation, and hygiene issues to enhance the quality and sustainability of the project.
- Liaise with local counterpart authorities and implementing partners on project design, progress, and effectiveness including monitoring the flow of cash assistance and supply.
- Liaise with other sectors such as Nutrition, Health, Child Protection, Social policy and collaborate to achieve holistic results for children and women particularly in addressing child and maternal malnutrition.
- Undertake regular visits to UNICEF project sites, assess local conditions and resources, and monitor UNICEF inputs and the planned results.
- Organize project review meetings and attend other project-related meetings, prepare notes and undertake follow-up action and coordination related to project implementation and monitoring.
- Support knowledge management activities including capture lessons learned, success stories, gather evidence and data of WASH impact on children and women, document and widely disseminate in coordination with other sectors and the WASH Jakarta team.
- Provide updates for WASH indicators and building blocks progress as per project monitoring system requirements including timely input to donor reports and other required reports
EXPECTED DELIVERABLES WITHIN 364 DAYS:
- By April 2021, subnational advocacy plan to local government and inception report on WASH situation analysis including use of a benchmarking tool are developed and shared to key stakeholders
- By July 2021, the capacity building activities under WASH intervention such as STBM Stunting trainings to sanitarians in indirect districts and monitoring/data management/planning trainings are undertaken as per plan
- By September 2021, quality implementation of WASH intervention on (1) STBM stunting implementation, (2) safely managed sanitation and hygiene behavior change campaign, and (3) WASH COVID responses and WASH Cluster strengthening are completed as per agreed schedule.
- By end of December 2021, appropriateness and completeness of financial, administrative and supply documentation including HACT assurance activities have complied with UNICEF standard
- By end of December 2021, the collaboration and coordination mechanism of the cross-sectoral malnutrition/WASH model at the provincial and district level are strengthened as measured by the numbers of meetings attended by WASH and other key stakeholders
- Trip reports containing program progress and results are prepared and shared with other staff members and relevant stakeholders a maximum of two weeks after the visit
- Minutes of meeting or meeting reports are available one month after the meeting at the latest
- By end of November 2021, at least one WASH Field Note and one video documentation on the replication strategy and best practices are developed
- By end of December 2021, Inputs to all related donor reports and program/ office monitoring system prepared before the agreed deadline.
To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have…
- A University degree in public health, social sciences, behavior change communication, sanitary engineering, or other specialist field related to Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene is required. Advanced University degree will be an advantage.
- A minimum of 2 (two) years of professional experience in Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene -related programs for developing countries. Additional professional experience in the above areas is desired.
- Have knowledge and experience related to the national sanitation program, including PPSP, STBM, PANSIMAS, or other relevant community empowerment programs?
- Experience working with various stakeholders in WASH included local government, non-government organizations (NGOs), agencies, and know its working system and the values.
- Computer skills, including internet navigation, teleconferencing, file sharing, and various office applications
- Fluency in English and Bahasa Indonesia.
For every Child, you demonstrate…
UNICEF’s values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, and Accountability (CRITA) and core competencies as follow:
- Builds and maintains partnerships
- Demonstrates self-awareness and ethical awareness
- Drive to achieve results for impact
- Innovates and embraces change
- Manages ambiguity and complexity
- Thinks and acts strategically
- Works collaboratively with others
UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages all candidates, irrespective of gender, nationality, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of the organization. This vacancy is open for Indonesians only.
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 also adheres to strict child safeguarding principles. All selected candidates will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles and will therefore undergo rigorous reference and background checks. 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.
Remarks: The screening of your application will be conducted based on the information in your profile. Before applying, we strongly suggest that you review your profile to ensure accuracy and completeness. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.
Application close: Jan 13 2021 SE Asia Standard Time
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