WASH Officer, NO-B, TA, Boa Vista, Brazil

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This is a NO-2 contract. This kind of contract is known as National Professional Officers. It is normally only for nationals. It's a staff contract. More about NO-2 contracts.

UNICEF works in some of the world’s toughest places, to reach the world’s most disadvantaged children. To save their lives. To defend their rights. To help them fulfill their potential. Across 190 countries and territories, we work for every child, everywhere, every day, to build a better world for everyone. And we never give up.

For every child, save lives.

UNICEF has been responding to the Venezuelan migration crisis since 2018, with the opening of a dedicated field office in Boa Vista, Roraima. Working alongside the federal government, UN agencies, civil society and partners UNICEF’s multi-sectoral programming supports local authorities and capacities to address the needs and rights of children and adolescents on the move.

UNICEF’s humanitarian response focusses on providing quality education, child protection, health, nutrition and WASH services for Venezuelan refugees and migrants in Boa Vista and Pacaraima, across all Shelters and facilities of Operacao Acolhida, and beyond reaching individuals in different living arrangements options, including indigenous communities With its equity focus and rights based approach, UNICEF strives to reach the most vulnerable, promotes community engagement, strengthening local capacities and resilience and is committed to Accountability to Affected Populations Within the R4V (Response for Venezuela) coordination framework and the 2021 RMRP, both at Regional and National level, UNICEF is the leading together with ADRA the inter-agency coordination of the WASH sector.

For further information, please visit www.unicef.org.br as well as R4V

How can you make a difference?

You are accountable to identify and assess the critical needs of WASH conditions, facilities and services as it relates to the Venezuelan migrants within and out of shelters. You are responsible to ensure the development, planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of UNICEF`s humanitarian response activities and results, providing access to safe water, hygiene and sanitation services, including appropriate use and maintenance of facilities.

You are responsible to ensure overall efficiency, effectiveness and delivery of results in accordance with UNICEF`s Core Commitment for Children in Emergencies (CCCs) and national and international humanitarian standards.

Join our team to be responsible for:

Sectoral Coordination

  • Provide leadership for an effective and efficient co-coordination of the WASH sector Committee (WWG) in Roraima and within the framework of the R4V platform.
  • Provide technical guidance for i). the development of work plans, reporting tools, protocols and advocacy messages; ii). the elaboration of inter-agency initiatives on capacity development and delivery of services (e.g. inter-agency needs assessment, Covid-19 Contingency Plan).

Situation assessment, analysis and reporting

  • Provide situation analysis and recommendation by conducting rapid assessments and analyze existing research sources and monthly data gathered through partners or external source to determine WASH priorities.
  • Contribute to WASH components of emergency appeals and donor reports, and support initiatives related to the mobilization of funds.

Programme development, planning and monitoring

  • Contribute to the development/establishment of WASH-related outcome and output results, as well as related strategies through analysis of WASH sector needs and priorities.
  • Develop, monitor and report on UNICEF`s humanitarian response in WASH in coordination with authorities and partners.
  • Work closely and collaboratively with internal and external colleagues, partners and authorities to discuss operational and implementation issues, provide solutions, recommendations and/or alert appropriate officials and stakeholders for higher-level intervention and/or decision.
  • Conduct regular field visits and exchange information with partners/stakeholders to assess progress and provide high quality technical support, take appropriate action to solve issues and/or refer to relevant officials for resolution.

Innovation, knowledge management and capacity building

  • Assist in the development, implementation, monitoring and documentation of WASH action research and innovation (technical or systems);
  • Assist in the preparation of learning/knowledge products, covering innovative approaches and good practices, to support overall WASH sector development.
  • Support and monitor the integration of the WASH emergency response and Municipal Action Plans;
  • Support and monitor the cross sectoral interventions as WASH in Schools and COVID-19 response.

To qualify as a/an advocate for every child you will have…

  • University degree in one of the following fields is required: sanitary engineering, environmental engineering, civil engineering, public health or another relevant technical field.
  • A minimum of two years of professional work experience in WASH related programmes

  • Experience in monitoring humanitarian performance, emergency response programming and or preparedness planning. Active involvement in humanitarian crisis response preferred

  • Formal training or experience in sector coordination will be consider an advantage.
  • Formal training or considerable, verifiable, experience in the implementation of hygiene promotion/behavior change is required.
  • Knowledge of child rights framework will be an asset.
  • Understands key technical issues for the WASH coordination sufficiently well enough to be able to: engage with participants; make full use of their experience and knowledge; guide strategy and plans; communicate and advocate on important issues.

  • Fluent in Portuguese and fluent in read and written communication in English. Knowledge of Spanish will be an asset.

For every Child, you demonstrate.

UNICEF`s core values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust and Accountability and competencies in Builds and maintains partnerships (I), Demonstrates self-awareness and ethical awareness (I), Drive to achieve results for impact (I), Innovates and embraces change (I), Manages ambiguity and complexity (I),Thinks and acts strategically (I), Works collaboratively with others (I).

UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce and encourages qualified female and male candidates from all religious and ethnic backgrounds, representing the diversity of Brazil, such as black and indigenous people, to apply to become a part of our organization. Candidates will be equally considered regardless of gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, social and HIV/aids status.

UNICEF has a zero-tolerance policy on conduct that is incompatible with the aims and objectives of the United Nations and UNICEF, including sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination. UNICEF also adheres to strict child safeguarding principles. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks, and will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles.


This Vacancy Announcement is open for competition to Brazilian nationals only.

All candidates who wish to apply to this Vacancy Announcement are requested to prepare and submit their application in English.

The duty station of this position is Boa Vista, requiring full time presence in Boa Vista (no remote work modalities can be negotiated).

Added 1 year ago - Updated 7 months ago - Source: unicef.org