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Wash Officer

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Wash Officer

Location : Kinshasa

Closing date: 27th December 2013

      I.        Details

PURPOSE OF THE JOB Accountable for professional technical contribution to programme/project design, planning, administration, monitoring and evaluation of WASH programme/project activities and supplies, data analysis and progress reporting, and commitment for enhancement of teamwork and capacity building, in support of achievement of planned objectives of the work plan, aligned with country programme goals and strategy.

KEY END-RESULTS 1. Accurate, complete and up-to-date information made available for effective budget preparation, programme and project design, implementation, management and evaluation including emergency preparedness and response

-        Programme efficiency and effectiveness enhanced through effective implementation follow-on ;

-        Progress reports and project work plans timely prepared, and effective technical assistance provided in the identification of required supplies and equipment, and in the drafting of Country Programme Recommendation and other project documentation, with specific attention to gender/sex disaggregation of relevant indicators ;

-        Appropriateness and completeness of financial and supply documentation as well as adherence to established allotments ensured ;

-        Knowledge sharing with counterparts, WASH sectoral stakeholders, donors and media promoted ;

-        Effective communication and networking achieved through partnership and collaboration.

    II.        Key accountabilities and Duties & Tasks


Within the delegated authority and under the given organizational set-up, the incumbent may be assigned the primarily, shared, or contributory accountabilities for all or part of the following areas of major duties and key end-results.

  1. Programme

Ensure the availability of accurate, complete and up-to-date information required for effective WASH programme and project design, implementation, management, monitoring and evaluation. Draft sound WASH programme supply plan and budgets for review by the supervisor including steps to enhance emergency preparedness and response.

Provides technical support in preparation of appropriate documents, and input on WASH specifications and supply and logistics arrangements, facilitating cost-effective efficient procurement, storage and distribution of WASH supplies and equipment to project sites, in support of the country programme implementation.


  1. Programme Efficiency and Effectiveness

Enhance programme efficiency and effectiveness through evidence based approach and implementation follow-on, including monitoring UNICEF inputs, local conditions and resources, flow of supply, non-supply and emergency assistance and WASH programme status.


  1. Work Plan and Programme Documentation

Analyze collected data and information and prepare progress reports; draft changes in WASH project work & Supply plans and assist in identification of required supplies and equipment (for both development and emergency orientated activities) as well as in the drafting of Country Programme Recommendation and other programme documentation, assuring accuracy and consistency with established rules, regulations and plans of action.


  1. Programme Implementation Information and Data

Ensure the appropriateness of financial, administrative and supply documentation; verify that WASH programme expenditures are within allotments and that data is consistent with the programme information and database (e.g., FLS, VISION). Follow up on queries or initiate corrective action on discrepancies. Collaborate with Monitoring & Evaluation office on maintaining a gender & equity focus in WASH data collection and reporting.

Undertake field visits to project sites and monitor inventory and supply inputs and collect feedback from programme end-users (government, NGOs, communities, schools). Proposes corrective actions to improve value for money and efficiency in supply/logistical procedures.


  1. Knowledge Sharing

Compile WASH programme implementation training and orientation materials to promote knowledge sharing with counterparts, WASH sectoral stakeholders, donors and media.


  1. Communication and Networking

Ensure effective communication and networking developed and maintained through partnership and collaboration.

-        Collaborate with Operations staff to implement internal controls systems and resolve day-to-day issues or discrepancies in financial or supply management. Serve as WASH Section Focal point to Supply and Logistics section ;

-        Team with local Government counterparts and sectoral stakeholders to exchange information on WASH programme implementation and status, capacity and vulnerability/risk mapping preparedness as well as movement, prepositioning and distribution of supplies ;

-        Coordinate with members of the development community, including NGOs, UN and bilateral agencies in the exchange of information relating to WASH sector. Where appropriate support the IASC WASH Cluster during preparedness and response to emergencies.


   III.        Qualification and Competencies

-        Education University degree in one of the disciplines relevant to the following areas : Public Health, Civil Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Geology, Hydrology, Sanitation Engineering, or a field relevant to international WASH related development assistance. University degree in Business Administration, Management, International Economics, Engineering, International Development, Contract/commercial Law or in directly related areas of specialization, including credited courses in supply, logistics, purchasing or contracting. Additional training in Health Education or Communication for Development (Programme Communication), an asset.


-        Work Experience

One year of professional work experience in the UN or other international development organization or private sector, Background/familiarity with Emergency (preparedness and response).

Language Proficiency Fluency in English and a second UN language.


How to apply :

-        Interested and qualified candidates should send their applications by E-mail to : (Focal point of the section) ;

-        The applications should contain an updated UN Personal History Form (P.11), CV, copies of academic certificates, diplomas, degrees etc…..The UN P11 from could be downloaded from: ;

-        UN staff members are requested to provide last two Performance Evaluation Reports (EPAS/PERs).

Only short-listed applicants will be acknowledged.