Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) Specialist - Retainer

Job categories Water Management, Health, Safety and Environment
Vacancy code VA/2021/B5308/21425
Department/office AFR, ETMCO, Ethiopia
Duty station Multiple
Contract type Local ICA Specialist
Contract level LICA Specialist-10
Duration One year with possibility of extension subject to organizational requirements, availability of funds and satisfactory performance.
Application period 18-Mar-2021 to 14-Apr-2021

Applications to vacancies must be received before midnight Copenhagen time (CET) on the closing date of the announcement.

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The United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) is an operational arm of the United Nations (UN), supporting the successful implementation of its partners' peacebuilding, humanitarian and development projects around the world. Mandated as a central resource of the UN, UNOPS provides sustainable project management, procurement and infrastructure services to a wide range of governments, donors and United Nations organizations.

Established in 2009, UNOPS Ethiopia Office has been providing services to various partners, including the government of Ethiopia, UN agencies such as WHO, UNHCR and UNICEF, and other international organizations. In 2014, the UNOPS Executive Director decided to establish the UNOPS Ethiopia Multi Country Office (ETMCO), which leads and coordinates the UNOPS activities in Ethiopia, Sudan and Djibouti.

UNOPS EMCO activities range from tailor-made administration, operations, human resources and logistics support for implementation of development and humanitarian projects; infrastructure and procurement management services; and advisory services to partners to facilitate effective procurement, supply and financial management.

Project Information:

ETMCO has plan to embarked on a project for humanitarian assistance in water supply and sanitation. The goal of the projects will be to improve the health status of affected communities; amid the COVID-19 pandemic with the overall objective of improvement of access to water supply and sanitation facilities. 

Purpose of Assignment:

WASH specialist is responsible for the review of the design and planning, formulation, implementing, monitoring and evaluation and quality assurance of the WASH programme to ensure overall efficiency and effectiveness of the programme management, relevance and value of money of the investments, delivery and accomplishment of programme goals and objectives. He/she will oversee and provide technical support in the design, implementation and monitoring of appropriate WASH interventions in close cooperation with UNOPS technical staff on the ground.  The WASH specialist is expected to prepare, manage and implement a variety of technical and administrative tasks, related to the development, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of the WASH output and outcome of the Programme.

Under the supervision of the Project Manager, the WASH Specialist in close coord...

Education: Master’s degree or equivalent, preferably in Water/En...

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Contract type: ICA Contract level: LICA 10 Contract duration: One year w...

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UNOPS is an operational arm of the United Nations, supporting the successful imp...
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