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WASH Officer, NO-B, Temporary Appointment, (364 Days), Gedaref Sudan

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Contract type: Temporary Appointment
Level: NO-2
Location: Sudan
Categories: WASH (Water, Sanitation and Hygiene)

UNICEF works in some of the world’s toughest places, to reach the world’s most disadvantaged children. To save their lives. To defend their rights. To help them fulfill their potential.

Across 190 countries and territories, we work for every child, everywhere, every day, to build a better world for everyone.

And we never give up.

For every child, hope

Sudan, surrounded by the Central African Republic, Chad, Egypt, Ethiopia, Eritrea, Libya and South Sudan, positioned next to East, West, South and North Africa, is surrounded by complex conflicts in an unpredictable, volatile and rapidly evolving region. Sudan is by size the third biggest country in Africa, with a diverse population of around 42 million people. Sudan's children make up half of the total population, and the past two decades have seen their lives significantly improve: fewer girls and boys are dying before their fifth birthday, primary school attendance is increasing, immunization coverage is high and the country remains polio free. Still, millions of children continue to suffer from protracted conflict in Darfur, the Kordofan's, and Blue Nile, from seasonal natural disasters, malnutrition and disease outbreaks, and from under-investment in basic social services. More than three million of Sudan's school aged children are not in the classroom. UNICEF has been in Sudan since 1952 and continues with a presence in 12 of Sudan's 18 states.

How can you make a difference?

Purpose of position

Under the supervision and direction of the Gedaref Emergency Coordinator, in coordination with the Chief of Field Office & WASH Officer in Kassala, and Chief of WASH (Khartoum), the WASH Officer supports the development, preparation, management, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of the WASH programme within the country programme, and supports the inter-agency coordination of the WASH Refugee Working Group at Gedaref and camp level. The WASH Officer provides technical guidance and management support throughout the programming processes, to facilitate the administration and achievement of the WASH-related output results in the country programme. The WASH Officer will be supporting the Gedaref Emergency Response (refugee response) as well as ensuring longer-term, sustainable WASH infrastructure and service provision is made available to communities hosting refugees. This work will be undertaken alongside the Kassala Field Office’s regular programme of support to communities in Gedaref and will require close communication and collaboration with the Kassala WASH team.

Summary of key functions/accountabilities:

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
7. Coordination of WASH Refugee Working Group

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

  • A Bachelor’s degree in one of the following fields is required: public health, social sciences, behavior change communication, sanitary engineering or another relevant technical field.

    Additional relevant post-graduate courses that complement/supplement the main degree are a strong asset.

  • A minimum of two years of professional experience in WASH-related programmes for developing countries is required.

    Experience in a humanitarian context (with UN-Govt-INGO) is required.

  • Fluency in English and Arabic is required.

For every Child, you demonstrate...

UNICEF's values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, and Accountability (CRITA).

The UNICEF competencies required for this post are...

  • Demonstrates Self Awareness and Ethical Awareness (1)
  • Works Collaboratively with others (1)
  • Builds and Maintains Partnerships (1)
  • Innovates and Embraces Change (1)
  • Thinks and Acts Strategically (1)
  • Drive to achieve impactful results (1)
  • Manages ambiguity and complexity (1)

To view our competency framework, please visit here. To view the full TOR click on the link below:

Download File TOR- WASH Officer, NO-B, TA, Gedaref.pdf

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.

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.


* Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.

** Qualified female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

*** Candidates found suitable for this post will be stationed in Gedaref.

Advertised: E. Africa Standard Time
Deadline: E. Africa Standard Time

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