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UNV Communication, Knowledge and Reporting Officer - WASH


  • Organization: UNV - United Nations Volunteers
  • Location: Dhaka
  • Grade: Volunteer - International Specialist - Internationally recruited Volunteer
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Communication and Public Information
    • External Relations, Partnerships and Resource mobilization
    • Water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH)
    • Documentation and Information Management
    • Volunteerism
  • Closing Date: Closed


Mission and objectives

UNICEF is mandated by the United Nations General Assembly to advocate for the protection of children's rights, to help meet their basic needs and to expand their opportunities to reach their full potential. UNICEF is guided by the Convention on the Rights of the Child and strives to establish children's rights as enduring ethical principles and international standards of behaviour towards children. UNICEF insists that the survival, protection and development of children are universal development imperatives that are integral to human progress. UNICEF mobilizes political will and material resources to help countries, particularly developing countries, ensure a "first call for children" and to build their capacity to form appropriate policies and deliver services for children and their families. UNICEF is committed to ensuring special protection for the most disadvantaged children – victims of war, disasters, extreme poverty, all forms of violence and exploitation, and those with disabilities. UNICEF responds in emergencies to protect the rights of children. In coordination with United Nations partners and humanitarian agencies, UNICEF makes its unique facilities for rapid response available to its partners to relieve the suffering of children and those who provide their care. UNICEF is non-partisan and its cooperation is free of discrimination. In everything it does, the most disadvantaged children and the countries in greatest need have priority. UNICEF aims, through its country programmes, to promote the equal rights of women and girls and to support their full participation in the political, social and economic development of their communities. UNICEF works with all its partners towards the attainment of the sustainable human development goals adopted by the world community and the realization of the vision of peace and social progress enshrined in the Charter of the United Nations.


The fundamental mission of UNICEF is to promote the rights of every child, everywhere, in everything the organization does — in programmes, in advocacy and in operations. The equity strategy, emphasizing the most disadvantaged and excluded children and families, translates this commitment to children’s rights into action. For UNICEF, equity means that all children have an opportunity to survive, develop and reach their full potential, without discrimination, bias or favoritism. To the degree that any child has an unequal chance in life — in its social, political, economic, civic and cultural dimensions — her or his rights are violated. Equity accelerates progress towards realizing the human rights of all children, which is the universal mandate of UNICEF, as outlined by the Convention on the Rights of the Child, while also supporting the equitable development of nations. Within the Rohingya refugee response, UNICEF leads the Nutrition and WASH Sectors, and the Child Protection Sub-Sector, and co-leads the Education Sector with Save the Children. The aim of the sector approach is to strengthen system-wide preparedness and technical capacity to respond to humanitarian emergencies, and provide clear leadership and accountability within the respective areas. The UN Volunteer will be based in Cox’s Bazar, with regular travel to the Rohingya camps and other locations in Teknaf and Ukhia sub-districts. As this is a national UN Volunteer assignment, the UN Volunteer will be responsible for arranging his/her own housing and other living essentials. National UN Volunteers are part of the malicious insurance plan.

Task description

Within the delegated authority and under the supervision of the Sector Coordinator or his/her designated mandated representative(s), the UNV Communication, Knowledge and Reporting Officer will: • Internal and External Communication: Lead both internal and external communication of the WASH Sector; Ensure smooth information flow within the Sector and with external Partners; Utilize various communication channels to disseminate key updates and relevant information; Maintain the contact list of Sector’s stakeholder and audience; Lead on secretariate tasks for WASH Sector. • Collaboration and Meetings: Take charge of organizing meetings and platforms and prepare presentations for effective collaboration among the WASH Sector and its Partners; Capture meeting minutes and share them; Organize webinar and facilitate dialogue; Lead to organize training and workshop programs. • Content Creation: Capture photos and create visually appealing text, pictorial document, and visual content for the Sector's communication materials; Write scripts and create relevant videos to showcase the impact of the Sector's activities; Support in creating IEC materials. • Knowledge Management: Maintain and update WASH Sector website and shared drive; Create knowledge products; Identify and develop mechanisms to store and share valuable knowledge generated from the Rohingya response; Create informative documents to disseminate best practices and lessons learned; Ensure confidentiality of internal documents. • Research: Take charge of online surveys, registration process, preparing/editing questionnaires. • Reporting: Prepare well-structured and insightful reports and narratives highlighting the WASH Sector's progress and achievements; Provide regular updates and analysis to key stakeholders, including donors and Partners. • Monitoring and Evaluation: Act as the primary support for the Information Management Officer in data collection, analysis, visualization, and dissemination; Act as the primary support for the Public Health Promotion Officer in data collection, data analysis and preparing key messages; Ensure data accuracy and integrity to support evidence-based decision-making. • Any other task as requested by line-Management.

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