WASH Officer

Post Title WASH Officer
Post Level NOB level
Location Zanzibar, Tanzania
TVDe of Contract Fixed Term
Vacancy No. 2015/05
Opening Date 10th March 2015
Closina Date 31st March 2015

UNICEF Tanzania is recruiting a WASH Officer who will be working under the leadership/ guidance of
Chief of Field Office – Zanzibar and technical advice from Chief WASH – Dar es Salaam, accountable – for professional technical contribution to programme/project design, planning, administration, monitoring and evaluation of WASH programme/project activities, data analysis and progress reporting, and commitment for enhancement of teamwork and capacity building, in support of achievement of planned objectives of the work plan, aligned with country programme goals and strategy.

Major Accountabilities
Ensure the availability of accurate, complete and up-to-date information required for effective WASH programme and project design, implementation, management, monitoring and evaluation. Draft sound WASH programme budgets for review by the supervisor, including concrete steps to enhance emergency preparedness and response.
Enhance programme efficiency and effectiveness through evidence base approach and implementation follow-on, including monitoring UNICEF inputs, local conditions and resources, flow of supply and non-supply and emergency assistance and WASH programme status.
Analyze collected data and information and prepare progress reports; draft changes in WASH project work plans and assist in identification of required supplies and equipment (for both development and emergency orientated activities) as well as in the drafting of Country Programme Recommendation and other programme documentation, assuring accuracy and consistency with established rules, regulations and plans of action. ‘
Ensure the appropriateness of financial, administrative and supply documentation; verify that WASH programme expenditures are within allotments and that data is consistent with the programme information and database (e.g., FLS, VISION. Follow up on queries or initiate corrective action on discrepancies. Collaborate with Monitoring & Evaluation office on maintaining a gender & equity focus in WASH data collection and reporting.
Ensure the effective communication and networking developed and maintained through partnership and collaboration.
Collaborate with Operations staff to implement internal controls systems and resolve day-to-day issues or discrepancies in financial or supply management.
Team with local Government and sectoral stakeholders counterparts to exchange information on WASH programme implementation, status, capacity and risk mapping, preparedness as well as movement, pre positioning and distribution of supplies.
Coordinate with members of the development community, including NGOs, UN and bilateral agencies in the exchange of information relating to WASH sector. Where appropriate support the IASC WASH Cluster during preparedness and response to emergencies.

Expected Qualification and Experience
University Degree in one of the disciplines relevant to the following areas: Public Health, Civil
Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Geology, Hydrology, Sanitation Engineering, or a field relevant to international WASH related development assistance.
Two years of professional work experience in the UN or other international development organization or private sector (for IP) and national government and field work experience (for NO).
Background/familiarity with Emergency preparedness and response (and the IASC Cluster approach).
Fluency in Kiswahili and English, spoken and written.

UNICEF Competencies
Core Competencies: Communication, Working with People, Drive for Results
Functional Competencies: Formulating Strategies and Concepts, Applying Technical Expertise,
Planning and Organizing, Analysing, Learning and Researching.


Interested Candidates should apply online with a copy of their C.V. and P11, which can be obtained. from http://unicef.org/about/employment/index_apply.html and address to The Human Resources
Manager, UNICEF Tanzania Country Office, Dar Es Salaam, . indicating clearly Vacancy No. 2015/5

Only short-listed Candidates will be contacted.

Applications not quoting the title and vacancy number will automatically be disqualified.
DO NOT attach copies of your Certificates/Diplomas.

Candidates who applied for Vacancy No. 2014/14 and 2014/14b and 2015/05 need not resubmit their applications as they are still in consideration. .
No late application or telephone inquiries will be considered.
UNICEF is’ committed to gender balance and diversity without distinction as to race, gender or religion and without discrimination of persons with disabilities.

Qualified Female Candidates are encouraged to apply

UNICEF is a smoke-free environment

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