Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Officer
Purpose Of The Post
Under the direct supervision of the Chief, Field Office, with technical/programming guidance provided by Chief, Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Programme ICO, provides support to the State Government for planning, implementation and monitoring of the district focused water supply, water safety, hygiene behaviour, WASH in Schools and Total Sanitation Campaign (TSC) components of the Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Programme (WASH) in the states of Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka as set out in the Annual Work Plan; giving special focus to programmes and strategies to address particular needs of children and women from disadvantaged groups of the community.
1. Provide technical assistance to develop WASH project components focusing on (i) home hygiene, sanitation and drinking water safety (ii) WASH in schools and (iii) family/community managed water supplies and water resources.
2. Ensure that WASH interventions are supportive of those developed by other UNICEF sections, working in particular with health, nutrition and programme communication (Child Survival and Development) and with education (girl‘s education and school and Anganwadi sanitation).
3. Review the impact, inclusiveness and sustainability of the flagship programmes like the Total Sanitation Campaign (TSC), the National Rural Drinking Water Programme (NRDWP), Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan (SSA); review related monitoring systems and identify gaps for capacity building.
4. Assist the state departments and district authorities to strengthen their programmes and inter-departmental convergence to achieve measurable improvements in the adoption of key hygiene practices. Adopt and develop appropriate guidelines and training for TSC, WASH in schools and water quality/safety programmes.
5. Ensure the accurate and timely input of programme information in programme management system (VISION). Monitor Direct Cash Transfers to Government, liquidations and supplies. Ensure the generation and issuance of programme/project status reports, budget review, annual reports, programme analysis, etc. required for management and donors for monitoring and evaluation purposes. Identify and review constraints, taking corrective action when necessary to meet project objectives.
6. Coordinate with the Operations/Supply staff on supply and non-supply assistance ensuring proper and timely UNICEF and Government accountability. Certify disbursements of fund, Monitor and submit financial status report to Chief Field Office as required.
7. Establish, facilitate and reinforce effective partnerships and foster collaboration with the Department of Panchayati Raj, Tribal Welfare Department, the State Water and Sanitation Mission (SWSM), SSA, Municipal Authorities, and credible academic and research partners, NGO’s and other institutions to enhance advocacy efforts and to improve convergence and the impact of programme interventions.
8. Contribute to knowledge sharing for evidence based policy and programme influencing.
E) Emergency Preparedness
9. Contribute to the capacity building of counterparts and partners to prepare for and respond to a major emergency. Emphasis being on preparedness planning, training and pre-positioning of essential supplies to the needs of the most vulnerable community members at risk from exclusion in disasters.
Qualifications, Skills And Attributes
University Degree in Public Health, Civil Engineering (Water and Sanitation) Social Development or related technical field.
b) Work Experience
Two (2) years of professional work experience in rural water supply and environmental sanitation. Experience at state and district level including project formulation, design and implementation, monitoring and evaluation. Experience of community mobilization and participatory monitoring an asset.
Fluency in English and Hindi. Knowledge of local working language of the duty station an asset.
d) Competency Profile
ii) Functional Competencies (Required)
b) Common Technical Knowledge Required (for the job group)
c) Technical Knowledge to be Acquired/Enhanced
e) Other Skills and Attributes
Applications consisting of a covering letter; an up-to-date CV and a completed Personal History form (download) should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org by 15 August 2012. In order to ensure that your application is sorted correctly, please clearly mention the post title and location in the subject line of your e-mail/application. Only applications of short listed candidates will be acknowledged.
UNICEF does not charge any fee at any stage of the recruitment process (application, interview, meeting, traveling, processing, training or any other fees). UNICEF is a non-smoking working environment. Applications from qualified women are encouraged.