Duties and Qualifications
Senior WASH Assistant
The Senior WASH Assistant works under the supervision of the Head of Field Office in technical coordination with the Shelter Cluster in Caracas.
S / he will contribute to the development, guidance and oversight of 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 Assistant provides technical guidance, works in collaboration 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.
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
For G5 - 2 years relevant experience with High School Diploma; or 1 year relevant work experience with Bachelor or equivalent or higher
Fields of Education
Engineering or Architecture are an asset
Desirable certificates and / or Licenses
Agriculture Civil Engineering Environment Natural Resources Management
Hydrology Project managementPublic Health Community Dvpt / Social Work
Social Sciences Urban Planning Architecture Water resource development
Water / Sanit Mgmt Water Supply
Relevant Job Experience
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 and behaviour change methodologies.
WA-WASH Assessment including survey, implementation, monitoring and coordination
MD-Public Health Epidemiology
IT-Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
EX-Experience with Inter / Non-Governmental Organization (INGO / NGO)
SP-Environmental Sanitation Language Requirements UNHCR's hiring language for Venezuela is English. Candidates must have certain degree of English knowledge.
Additional Information Pre-selected candidates might be invited to sit in a written test. Only pre-selected candidates will receive a notification.
Applications received out of the established deadline (01 / 07 / 2020), will not be considered.
UNHCR is committed to have a diverse workspace. All suitable candidates interested to apply, are invited to send their application regardless of gender, civil status, race, colour, ethnicity or nationality of origin, religious believes or sexual orientation.
The application to UNHCR positions is free of charges (application, interview, recruitment, training, etc.). For any additional consultation regarding this vacancy please contact the HR Unit at vencahr unhcr.org