Water and Sanitation Officer
Mission and objectives
This UNV assignment is part of the UNICEF’s WASH Humanitarian responses at the Syrian Refugees camps including Vulnerable Communities programming for 2021. The UNV will also be exposed to other components of the WASH program including implementation of the completed Madaba CR-WSP, WASH in institutions (notably Schools), climate action and stability initiatives, partnership building and knowledge management initiatives. 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 fulfil 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.
Under the direct supervision of WASH Specialist, the UN Youth Volunteer will undertake the following tasks: Provide operational and technical support to the partners and contractors in operation and maintenance of drinking water and wastewater infrastructure. Syrian’s Refugees Camp’s (Zaatari, Azraq, King Abdulla Park, Rukbah) assessment to assess the WASH situation. Follow up the hygiene and sanitation condition of the camp including solid waste management and disposed properly. Regular follow up support to maintain water quality and timely share major water quality issues Support to monitor WASH facilities and services in the Syrian Refugees camps/host community, including Collect data on climate vulnerability assessments from the region and those specific to country at national and subnational levels. Technical support to hygiene promotion and community mobilization program in the camp. Support to carry out, analyse and implement the KAP (Knowledge attitude and practice) in WASH sector focusing child development. Support in data collection, compilation, and reporting against performance indicators from partners Facilitate CR-WSP team building and ensure that the assembled team covers the required expertise, including: water supply system operators, manager and technical specialists, climatologist specialized in impacts and adaptation planning, hydrologist to advise on possible impacts on water resources, water quality specialist who can advise on health impacts of projected climate-related water quality changes, chemical and microbiological impacts, emergency planning or civil protection expert to advice on possible emergency response operations, water resources specialist to advise on water resources development across sectors and strategic water supply planning. Support and coordinate the compilation of a complete, up-to-date and validated system description, which also accounts for possible