Organizational Setting and Work Relationships:
There are 43 Refugee Villages (RV’s) in 16 districts across KP which are geographically spread over the province. Refugees have largely depended on a self-reliance model which included privately run water facilities, user-fees and community water committees to manage.
Notably, COVID-19 social-economic impact has severely strained all the existing refugee community structures and sustainable copying mechanisms which has also comprised the WASH status in the RVs and at household level.
WASH sector response will focus on the immediate measures that must be undertaken to ensure preparedness to address the COVID-19 outbreak. WASH Sector response will focus on strategic priorities (below) for public health response to reduce COVID19 transmission and mortality. UNHCR will support both the institution and Community at RV level. The Overall WASH response will include but not limited to the following activities.
The Senior WASH Associate will work under the overall supervision of the Associate WASH Officer in close collaboration with the Programme Officer. S/he will be primarily responsible for assisting the development, providing guidance on and overseeing the implementation of WASH strategies for refugee settlements. The incumbent will support WASH related activities in the refugee settlements working closely with the multi-functional teams including colleagues from protection, health, settlement planning, field and others.
The Senior WASH Associate provides technical guidance, works closely with partners and other external stakeholders, reviews ongoing activities and generally contributes to improving WASH service delivery to persons of concern (POC) to adequate levels at each site in accordance with the UNHCR WASH Manual and Technical Guidelines, and applicable UNHCR and/or national standards.
S/he will follow a rights-based and community focused approach to programme design and implementation. The incumbent will follow the five principles for protection, accountability and WASH as outlined in UNHCR’s WASH Manual.
The Senior WASH Associate in Sub-Office Peshawar will also be required to:
Duties and Responsibilities:
All UNHCR staff members are accountable to perform their duties as reflected in their job description. They do so within their delegated authorities, in line with the regulatory framework of UNHCR which includes the UN Charter, UN Staff Regulations and Rules, UNHCR Policies and Administrative Instructions as well as relevant accountability frameworks. In addition, staff members are required to discharge their responsibilities in a manner consistent with the core, functional, cross-functional and managerial competencies and UNHCR’s core values of professionalism, integrity and respect for diversity.
Education & Professional Work Experience
Years of Experience / Degree Level
Strong experience in area of WASH including surveys, programme implementation, monitoring, evaluation, and coordination.
Knowledge and understanding of water and wastewater hydraulics and physical, chemical and biological properties; solid waste management practices, vector control and hygiene promotion/awareness raising strategies. Knowledge and understanding of relationship between water, wastewater, solid waste, and vector control to public health indicators, and value of hygiene promotion/awareness raising.
(Functional Skills marked with an asterisk* are essential)
Agriculture, Civil Engineering ,Environment, Hydrology, Natural Resources Management , Project management, Public Health, Community Development, Social Work , Social Sciences, Urban Planning, Architecture, Water resource development, Water/Sanit Management, Water SupplyFunctional Skills:
Working knowledge of English.Competency Requirements:
Teamwork & Collaboration
Commitment to Continuous Learning
Client & Result Orientation
Empowering and Building Trust
Planning and Organizing
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