UNICEF announces vacancy for Technical Assistance for WASH Activities (1 no. to be based in Butwal). Interested candidates can apply for the job. Read the full article below for the job details.
- Master’s degree in one of the disciplines relevant to the following areas: Civil Engineering, Environment/Sanitation Engineering, Public Health
- Additional training in Health Education; Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation and Communication for Development (Programme Communication) focusing to WASH, is an asset.
- Five years of progressive professional work experience in WASH in the UN or other(inter)national development/humanitarian organization, national government.
- Excellent knowledge and skills of computer in word, excel, power point, email and internet use,
- Good theoretical and technical knowledge on local and provincial planning and management,
- WASH in schools and health care facilities,
- Water supply projects management, water quality, water safety planning and sustainability of water supply and sanitation,
- WASH planning, monitoring and evaluation.
- Community based sanitation hygiene education, environmental sanitation and solid waste management.
- General knowledge of methodology of programme/project management, programmatic goals, visions, positions, policies and strategies for sectoral programme,
- Knowledge of result based, human rights and gender/disability issues, specifically relating to children and women, and the current UNICEF/ Govt’s position and approaches.
- Financial, supply and administrative rules and regulations of UN/UNICEF and Government of the Nepal.
Language Proficiency / Computer skill
- Proficient in speaking/writing in English and Nepali, local language of Lumbini Province will be an asset.
- Proven computer skills in Excel, Words, PowerPoint
- Has two-wheeler driving license and holding own motorbike is an asset,
- Candidates from working province will be highly preferred
- Competent female, people from disadvantaged group, person with disability, marginalized and indigenous community are highly encouraged to apply.
As per the 2018-2022 CPAP and 2020-2022 multiyear work plan, UNICEF Siddharthanagar Field Office has been providing technical and financial support to the local and provincial governments of Gandaki and Lumbini provinces for socio-economic upliftment and rights protection of children, adolescents, mothers and people of deprived communities through different sectoral interventions.
In relation to WASH, major activities initiated in both the provinces include improvement of service delivery and capacity building/system strengthening of WASH sector. UNICEF’s support under the CPAP is showing results and it is time for intensifying its upstream work so as to increase enabling environment for scaling-up WASH interventions, such as advocacy and awareness for effective implementation of national policies at local level, reformation/formation of policies & guidelines in line with the national plans/policies; support provincial and local governments to increase access to safe water supply, safe sanitation & hygiene, and improvement of WASH in Schools & Health Care Facilities at scale in Gandaki and Lumbini provinces. Those programmes are implemented in close coordination with the provincial & local governments and development partners. Eleven Palikas of both provinces (eight in Lumbini and two in Gandaki) are selected to demonstrate key interventions at community level under regular programme. However, in case of emergencies, WASH in emergency support is being provided in all affected Palikas in close coordination with the local & provincial governments and WASH stakeholders available at local level.
The remote diverse geographic terrain, limited air connectivity as well as average internet access in most of the programme Palikas causing difficulty in providing timely technical support and effective implementation of WASH programme and sectoral interventions. In addition, divided and unclear role of Ministry of Physical Infrastructure and Development (MoPID) and Ministry of Social Development (MoSD) in provincial government with limited staff is also hampering timely coordination and implementation of prioritized activities. On top of that, global outbreak of COVID-19 and movement restrictions in programme areas by the Federal, Provincial and Local Governments to protect citizens from the pandemic also poses additional challenges on effective and timely implementation to achieve the expected results in the remote Palikas of both provinces.
On the above context UNICEF is committed to render its quality technical support to provincial and local governments and to accomplish set goals and targets. The technical assistance is requested to be based at Ministry of Physical Infrastructure and Development (MoPID) in provincial capitals for Lumbini Province for 9 months starting tentatively from 01 Feb 21. with a provision of mid-term review (at 6th month).
Application Deadline : 24th Jan 2021