2 JOB POSITIONS at Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)/ Rwanda. Deadline : February 13, 2020.

2 JOB POSITIONS at Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)/ Rwanda. Deadline : February 13, 2020.

2 JOB POSITIONS at Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)/ Rwanda. Deadline : February 13, 2020.

 

Public Health Officer at Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)/ Rwanda. Deadline : February 13, 2020.

Procedures and Eligibility
Before submitting an application, UNHCR staff members intending to apply to this Job Opening are requested to consult the Recruitment and Assignments Policy (RAP, UNHCR/HCP/2017/2 and the Recruitment and Assignments Administrative Instruction (RAAI), UNHCR/AI/2017/7 OF 15 August 2017.

Duties and Qualifications
Public Health Officer

ORGANIZATIONAL CONTEXT
Direct supervision and guidance is normally received from the Senior Programme Officer and overall supervision from the Head of Office. Close functional linkages and technical guidance are established with the Senior Regional Public Health/HIV Officer.

In order to ensure wider reach out to the refugees and other persons of concern and ensure their close involvement in the delivery and management of health services, the incumbent will need to establish an appropriate consultative and monitoring framework which would draw the experience and expertise of a wide range of actors both internally and externally.

The incumbent of the position oversees and supervises the Public Health programmes in the operations under Area of Responsibility (AoR) and provide strong technical guidance to partners, monitor and evaluate the programme and ensure and lead monthly health coordination meetings. The incumbent has close contacts with internal and external stakeholders such as the Government counterparts, UN Agencies and Embassies.

FUNCTIONAL STATEMENT.
Accountability
– UNHCR Public Health programme is implemented based on updated needs assessments and through implementing partners adequately trained and having received proper guidance. The implementation strategy is developed in line with the overall coordination.
– A viable standard Health Information System in place for data collection, analysis and interpretation to serve as evidence base for planning and interventions.
– Joint Assemment Mission (JAM), nutritional survey and other assessments are adequately conducted and implemented.
– Monthly health coordination meetings are conducted with all relevant partners.

Responsibility
– Support the prioritization of the Primary Health Care strategy focusing on preventive and basic curative health, including mental health, reproductive health, HIV and nutritional components.
– Support in the programming exercise to draw proposals and budgets related to public health, HIV, and nutrition.
– Provide technical assistance to UNHCR sub/field offices and implementing partners in development, integration and mainstreaming of appropriate and cost-effective public health programmes.
– Work in a multi-sectoral and co-ordinated approach in co-operation with governments, UN agencies, non-governmental organisations (NGOs) and other humanitarian partners.
– Work closely with UNHCR programme, field and protection staff to identify priority health issues and key data requirements for programme planning and monitoring to ensure that minimum UNHCR and international standards are being met.
– Promote basic health education for populations of concern and train refugee health workers (e.g. community health workers, peer educators, counselors, etc.).
– Work towards strenghtening local structures and capacities; ensure strong linkages among health, nutrition, food security and HIV with protection and human rigths.
– Improve coordination among partners and participate in capacity building efforts.
– Use community-based approaches, including clear involvement of persons of concern in the public health and nutritional programmes.
– Work with others in UNHCR to advocate for access to refugees, returnees and other persons of concern to local health, reproductive health (RH) and HIV/AIDS services and lobby for inclusion of refugees, returnees and other persons of concern as a specific group in government policies related to health, RH and HIV.
– Promote information sharing on all aspects related to refugee health and HIV/AIDS.
– Ensure regular update and share information within UNHCR as well as with relevant government, UN and NGO counterparts and donor communities.

Authority
– Provide guidance on the overall strategy and focus of public health programmes in the operation.
– Intervene with implementing partners on public health and nutrition issue.
– Negotiate locally on behalf of UNHCR.
– Decide priorities in the designing of implementation plan.
– Advise on implementing partners’ selection.
– Enforce compliance with, and integrity of, all Public Health standard operating procedures.

ESSENTIAL MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS AND PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE REQUIRED
– Undergraduate degree (equivalent of a BA/BS) in Public Health or a clinical background (nurse or MD) with postgraduate training in Public Health plus minimum 6 years of previous job experience relevant to the function and in national/multinational organizations. Graduate degree (equivalent of a Master¿s) plus 5 years or Doctorate degree (equivalent of a PhD) plus 4 years of previous relevant work experience may also be accepted.
– Knowledge of public health, nutrition and HIV in humanitarian emergencies.
– Very good communication and computer skills.
– Knowledge of English and UN working language of the duty station if not English.

DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS & COMPETENCIES
– Experience, advanced training, balance and combined knowledge in different subjects: e,g, public health, reproductive health.
– Experience in UNHCR Field Operations (Emergencies).
– Knowledge of additional UN languages.

This is a Standard Job Description for all UNHCR Public Health Officer positions. The Operational Context may contain additional essential and/or desirable qualifications relating to the specific operation and/or position. Any such requirements are incorporated by reference in this Job Description and will be considered for the screening, shortlisting and selection of candidates.
Position Competencies
C001L3 – Accountability Level 3
C002L3 – Teamwork & Collaboration Level 3
C003L3 – Communication Level 3
C004L3 – Commitment to Continuous Learning Level 3
C005L3 – Client & Result Orientation Level 3
C006L3 – Organizational Awareness Level 3
M003L3 – Judgement and Decision Making Level 3
X001L3 – Analytical Thinking Level 3
X005L3 – Planning and Organizing Level 3
X008L3 – Stakeholder Management Level 3
Additional Information
Please note that UNHCR does not charge a fee at any stage of its recruitment process (application, interview, meeting, travelling, processing, training or any other fees).

Additional Information
The UNHCR workforce consists of many diverse nationalities, cultures, languages and opinions. UNHCR seeks to sustain and strengthen this diversity to ensure equal opportunities as well as an inclusive working environment for its entire workforce. Applications are encouraged from all qualified candidates without distinction on grounds of race, colour, sex, national origin, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation and gender identity.

Closing Date
Please note that the closing date for vacancies in this addendum 4 to the September 2019 Compendium is Thursday 13 February 2020 (midnight Geneva time)

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WASH Officer at Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)/ Rwanda. Deadline : February 13, 2020.

Procedures and Eligibility
Before submitting an application, UNHCR staff members intending to apply to this Job Opening are requested to consult the Recruitment and Assignments Policy (RAP, UNHCR/HCP/2017/2 and the Recruitment and Assignments Administrative Instruction (RAAI), UNHCR/AI/2017/7 OF 15 August 2017.

Duties and Qualifications
WASH Officer

Organizational Setting and Work Relationships

The WASH Officer will be responsible for provision of professional technical support and guidance on activities within the areas of Water, Sanitation & Hygiene (WASH) in the locations within the Areas of Responsibility (AoR). Furthermore, the incumbent is required to play a lead role in formulating appropriate project proposals and assistance activities that should be incorporated into the relevant operation programmes of UNHCR. S/he is normally supervised by the Senior Programme Officer and will receive the technical backup and support from the Senior WASH Officer. In addition, the incumbent will be expected to work within multi-functional and interdisciplinary teams.

The WASH Officer will support the UNHCR Operation, in coordination with the Government, to assess needs and coordinate the provision of WASH services to Persons of Concern (PoC) to UNHCR. This will include WASH contingency and preparedness planning, assessment and development of long-term WASH strategies and operational plans. The incumbent will be responsible for the coordination of WASH partners in conjunction with government authorities, and for monitoring progress and quality of WASH programme implementation to ensure that an adequate level of WASH services are provided at each site in accordance with the UNHCR WASH manual, technical guidelines, and applicable UNHCR and/or national standards and the Sustainable Development Goal targets.

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. .
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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.

Duties

Leadership and Coordination
– Coordinate activities of WASH implementing partners, together with other UN agencies, governmental and non-governmental organisations (NGOs) and other partners to ensure delivery of WASH services to beneficiaries (PoC and host community) meets UNHCR and /or nationally recognised and most up-to-date standards and policies.
– Where there are PoC living outside of camps/settlements, work with partners to ensure the enjoyment of the human right to water and sanitation by all PoC.
– Work with government and partners, following the Global Compact on Refugees (GCR), to unlock resources (humanitarian and development) for the design and construction of community-centred infrastructure, improved hygiene conditions, safe management of water and sanitation services and service provision upgrades in refugee hosting areas.
– Ensure that all decision making regarding WASH services takes in to account the needs and capacities of PoC, and the solutions proposed by PoC.
– (Co-) chair and facilitate WASH coordination among partners, ensuring that inclusive and good practice coordination structures for all technical sectors covered are in place, and that sector coordination functions at national and field levels are in line with operational and partner requirements.
– Ensure gaps and overlaps in UNHCR funded WASH programmes and unmet needs are addressed, and the activities are oriented to address priority WASH issues.
– Manage and provide support to a multi-sector ¿technical unit¿ in the AoR, including sector functions covering site planning, shelter, health, nutrition, and environment.
– Provide support to national government(s) for inclusion of PoC within national SDG 6 development plans (Urban and Rural) and financing mechanisms and service delivery systems.
– Build key WASH strategic partnerships with development and humanitarian agencies to support inclusion of refugee WASH services within national systems and development financing mechanisms.
– Engage with Urban WASH actors (GAUC, UCLG, UNHABITAT, Municipal Authorities, Utilities, and relevant government line ministries) for preparedness planning, inclusion in pro-poor tariffs, and provision of WASH services to PoC hosted in urban areas.

WASH Strategy, Planning and Programme Support
– Maintain a WASH strategy which identifies the targets and approaches for water supply, excreta management, personal and environmental hygiene (including menstrual health), solid waste management, vector control, and institutional WASH facilities. The strategy should include a contingency plan for potential epidemics, refugee and returnee movement.
– Jointly with WASH partners and other stakeholders, update detailed needs and resource assessments and revise designs and technical plans, taking into account practical aspects of implementation, long-term sustainable solutions, and relevant technical specifications and guidelines.
– Advise and assist the UNHCR programme staff on the development of WASH aspects of the programme including planning, budgeting and input to financial management of the programme.
– Ensure PoC are consulted during planning, design, implementation, and monitoring of WASH services using an age, gender and diversity approach.
– Ensure the WASH Strategy includes all UNHCR PoC, and considers at a minimum WASH access data collection, and advocacy for inclusion of all PoC (both in camp and out of camp) within national systems of WASH service provision

Technical Assistance and Capacity Building
– Ensure that the needs of women, children, the elderly and people living with disabilities are adequately addressed in planning and implementing WASH activities.
– Support operations to define the scope of UNHCR involvement, expressed in terms of overall and operational objectives during emergency, transition, and protracted phases.
– Support in the review and analysis of partner project proposals and budgetary submissions.
– Work closely with UNHCR programme, field and protection staff to identify priority WASH and key data requirements for programme planning and monitoring to ensure that minimum UNHCR and international standards are met.
– Use community-based approaches, including clear involvement of women, girls, boys, and men, elderly, persons with disabilities in the design of WASH related infrastructure, products, and services.
– Provide technical assistance to UNHCR offices and programmes in the development, integration and mainstreaming of appropriate client-focused and cost effective WASH programmes.
– Develop or ensure development of information, education and communication materials through community consultations, collaborating with women, girls, boys, men, elderly, persons with disability, and other potentially marginalised groups.
– Facilitate capacity strengthening activities of UNHCR and its implementing/operational partners to address key areas of WASH importance to PoC.
– Build the capacity and competence of UNHCR¿s staff on both hardware and software components of WASH
– Ensure community capacity building is carried out through multi-discipline teams working with women, girls, men, and boys of the community to train and empower them on WASH related aspects including: menstrual health, hygiene promotion, operation and maintenance, monitoring and reporting, and other topics.

Monitoring, Evaluation and Quality Assurance
– Monitor and evaluate WASH programmes against standard UNHCR and SDG indicators to ensure that programmes are evidence-based and implemented in a comprehensive, client-focused, and cost effective manner.
– Ensure monitoring and evaluation is carried out following UNHCR¿s WASH monitoring system using standard resources for data collection, analysis and interpretation. This includes completing the WASH Monthly Report Card and carrying out annual household surveys using the standard Knowledge, Attitudes, and Practices (KAP) suite of tools available on the wash.unhcr.org website.
– Ensure that all data regarding the boreholes and WASH infrastructure is updated on UNHCR¿s GIS portal on the wash.unhcr.org website.
– Ensure SDG 6 WASH access data is collected and recorded in the WASH Monitoring System for all UNHCR PoC to enable comparative reporting against national averages, to ensure that refugees/IDPs are not being ¿left behind¿.
– Collate WASH services access data (for both in-camp and out-of-camp PoC) to identify and promote inclusion of PoC within national SDG 6 development plans and financing mechanisms and service delivery systems.

Reporting and Accountability
– Ensure PoC have access to feedback and accountability mechanisms for the WASH services.
– Collate and analyse data on the satisfaction of PoC with regards to WASH services.
– Prepare regular sectorial reports and submit material for preparation of periodic project monitoring reports as required by the Office at country level.
– Report regularly on WASH activity implementation by all WASH partners, while maintaining accurate records of all relevant performance indicators.
– Maintain regular contact with the WASH Unit, Public Health Section in Geneva regarding all technical matters.
– Provide regular updates to UNHCR support staff within the AoR.
– Ensure adequate reporting, timely updates and briefings to donor and management.

– Perform other related duties as required.

Minimum Qualifications

Years of Experience / Degree Level
For P3/NOC – 6 years relevant experience with Undergraduate degree; or 5 years relevant experience with Graduate degree; or 4 years relevant experience with Doctorate degree

Field(s) of Education
Agriculture
Civil EngineeringEnvironmental Sciences
Environmt & Infrastr. Planning
/Hydrology/Geology
Natural Resources Management Project management/Construction
Public Health
Rural/Community Development
Social Science/Anthropology
Sociology/Socialwork & Social Developmnt
Urban policy & planning
Urban planning (Intl Develpmt)/ Architecture
Water resource /development
Water/Sanitation Engineering;

or other relevant field.
(Field(s) of Education marked with an asterisk* are essential)

Certificates and/or Licenses
not specified
(Certificates and Licenses marked with an asterisk* are essential)

Relevant Job Experience
Essential:
Proven expertise in the area of WASH assessment including surveys, programme implementation, monitoring and evaluation, and coordination.
Desirable:
not specified

Functional Skills
SP-Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) activities
SP-Environmental Sanitation;
SP-Experience in Irrigation or Site Planning or Shelter;
SP-Natural Resources Management;
SP-Vector Control;
SP-Water Modelling Software;
SP-Water Quality;
SP-WASH Assessment including survey, implementation, monitoring and coordination;
SP-WASH-related Technologies;
TR-Experience with local partners that provide formal & informal trainings;
IT-MS Office Applications
IT-Geographic Information Systems (GIS);
PG-Programme Management (project formulation, programme cycles and reporting standards)
MS-Reporting skills
(Functional Skills marked with an asterisk* are essential)

Language Requirements
For International Professional and Field Service jobs: Knowledge of English and UN working language of the duty station if not English.
For National Professional jobs: Knowledge of English and UN working language of the duty station if not English and local language.
For General Service jobs: Knowledge of English and/or UN working language of the duty station if not English.

This is a Standard Job Description for all UNHCR jobs with this job title and grade level. The Operational Context may contain additional essential and/or desirable qualifications relating to the specific operation and/or position. Any such requirements are incorporated by reference in this Job Description and will be considered for the screening, shortlisting and selection of candidates.
Position Competencies
C001L3 – Accountability Level 3
C002L3 – Teamwork & Collaboration Level 3
C003L3 – Communication Level 3
C004L3 – Commitment to Continuous Learning Level 3
C005L3 – Client & Result Orientation Level 3
C006L3 – Organizational Awareness Level 3
M001L3 – Empowering and Building Trust Level 3
M002L3 – Managing Performance Level 3
M006L3 – Managing Resources Level 3
X002L3 – Innovation and Creativity Level 3
X003L3 – Technological Awareness Level 3
X005L3 – Planning and Organizing Level 3
Additional Information
Please note that UNHCR does not charge a fee at any stage of its recruitment process (application, interview, meeting, travelling, processing, training or any other fees).

Additional Information
The UNHCR workforce consists of many diverse nationalities, cultures, languages and opinions. UNHCR seeks to sustain and strengthen this diversity to ensure equal opportunities as well as an inclusive working environment for its entire workforce. Applications are encouraged from all qualified candidates without distinction on grounds of race, colour, sex, national origin, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation and gender identity.

Closing Date
Please note that the closing date for vacancies in this addendum 4 to the September 2019 Compendium is Thursday 13 February 2020 (midnight Geneva time)

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