WASH Specialist (Hygiene Promotion) at UNICEF, Cox’s Bazaar, Bangladesh

Deadline: 17 December 2018

United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) is currently seeking applications from eligible applicants for the post of WASH Specialist in Cox’s Bazaar, Bangladesh.

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Key Jobs Responsibilities

The WASH Specialist will perform following functions-

  • Support the overall analysis of needs and priorities for the WASH sector and the definition of strategies to ensure affected population has access to appropriate excreta disposal and other sanitation related facilities and interventions; in accordance with national and international humanitarian standards.
  • Support the overall analysis of needs and priorities for the WASH sector and the definition of strategies to ensure affected population receives key information and has access to appropriate means for effective hygiene practices; in line with national and international humanitarian standards.
  • Ensure capacities are assessed among humanitarian WASH partners and stakeholders to cover identified needs and develop capacity building plans to overcome the existing gaps.
  • In close coordination with other clusters/coordination platforms – particularly Education and Health –, support partners to identify key hygiene practices to be addressed and sectors of population with whom to engage and to develop appropriate communications strategies to promote safe hygiene practices -including the development of local capacity to do so –, to reduce health risks with reference to both physical and behavioral aspects.
  • Support the activities of the WASH Field Monitoring team and liaise with implementing partners to ensure programme information and data on activities is collated and disseminated to update UNICEF and Sector monitoring and guide programme planning and reporting.
  • As per the coordination function, support the development of sectoral implementation plans to progressively accomplish the agreed outcomes on hygiene promotion; identifying whether any remaining gaps exist and present them to the broader WASH cluster coordination to identify suitable options to cover them.

Eligibility Criteria

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Applicants must have:

  • Advanced university degree or equivalent experience in Environmental Public Health, Programme Communication or Sanitation Engineering, or other field related to behaviour change and communication.
  • Minimum 5 years of experience with either the UN and NGO.
  • Knowledge of public health and one or more other relevant areas (e.g.: behaviour change, health promotion, community development, education, etc.).
  • Experience and understanding of hygiene promotion and community mobilisation in relation to water, sanitation and hygiene activities.
  • Fluency in English is required.
  • knowledge of another UN language an asset.

How to Apply

Applicants must submit their applications through online process.

For more information, please visit UNICEF.

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