UN Volunteer Program in Iraq 2021

22 February 2021

Candidate age: between 18 and 29 throughout the entire duration of their assignment. Applicants must be nationals of or legal residents in the country of assignment.

Within the delegated authority and under the supervision of WASH Specialist (and WASH officers), the
UNV [WASH Officer] shall perform the below tasks:
 Undertakes regular situation monitoring in specific areas based on specific requests, to assess the
overall situation and any unmet needs in particular of women and children in these areas.
 Undertakes regular field visits (daily/weekly/monthly) to monitor (WASH) projects/program. Field
monitoring will focus on:
a) Assessing WASH project/program implementation, quality, quantity, progress and achieved
results, against to the signed off PCA (Program Cooperation Agreement), PD (Program document),
SSFA (Small-Scale Funding Agreement), WP (Work Plan), corporate and service contracts
(construction works for water and sanitation infrastructures/systems, water trucking, water quality
monitoring, garbage collection, desludging, HP interventions as well as COVID-19, etc.).
b) Verification of WASH projects supplies delivered and works undertaken, including reporting of
progress, delays and bottlenecks;
c) Post-distribution monitoring of WASH supplies to assess the beneficiaries’ views in terms of
quality, timeliness and relevance of supplies delivered.
d) Technical Monitoring of the overall performance of WASH project/program implementation
(construction works for water and sanitation systems, water trucking, water quality monitoring,
garbage collection, desludging, HP interventions as well as COVID-19, etc.).
e) Reporting any actual or potential deviation from implementation against the planned targets.
 Verifies and validates data in progress reports prepared by implementing partners
 Conduct rapid emergency WASH need assessment whenever requested by the supervisor.

 Conduct technical assessment and collect technical data for WASH services/projects requirement
in the coverage area.
 Draft technical documents BoQs/Drawings, etc. for the WASH services/projects requirement in the
coverage area,
 Periodic technical supervision/monitoring for the construction/rehabilitation works by UNICEF IP.
 Performs due diligence for new partners as guided by supervisor, including filling out all required
UNICEF Iraq due diligence forms,
 Communicates, coordinates and manages relationships, with implementing partners, authorities
and related government offices, in consultation with the respective UNICEF Chief of Field Office or
his/her delegate.
 Assists with any other emergency activities as requested by supervisor;
 Any other program specific related task assigned by supervisor,
 Following every field visit, the UNV produces a field trip report according to a standard format and
submits the report to his/her supervisor, the UNV also provides immediate update to his/her
supervisor by email/phone.

 Bachelor degree or equivalent

A University degree in one of the following fields is required: Civil engineering, sanitary
engineering, or another relevant technical field. Advanced University degree can be an

 24 Months

A minimum of two years working in humanitarian and/or development context with
UN or Govt or NGO is required. At least two years’ experience in monitoring/ Supervising
(WASH) Water and Sanitation and Hygiene promotion projects. Experience in collecting and
compiling quantitative and qualitative data is an asset.
Note: this position is a field-based position. The UNV shall be a resident/citizen in the same area of the

  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • Arabic(Optional), Level - Working Knowledge
 Water quality control, Water, sanitation and environmental engineering, Civil engineering and construction supervision
  • Proficiency in MS Office with the use of IT facilities for information-sharing and/or database management.

Accountability, Adaptability and Flexibility, Client Orientation, Commitment to Continuous Learning, Communication, Integrity, Planning and Organizing, Professionalism, Working in Teams

* Not yet registered in the UNV Talent Pool?

Please first register your profile at Important: After creating your account, complete all sections of your profile and submit it. Then go to ‘My Page’ at and click on the ‘Special Calls’ hyperlink. Lastly, select the special call to which you would like to apply.

* Already registered in the UNV Talent Pool?

Please first update your profile at Then go to ‘My Page’ at and click on the ‘Special Calls’ hyperlink to select the special call to which you would like to apply.

This is a national UN Volunteer assignment, therefore only nationals of Iraq and legal residents in Iraq with the status of refugee or with the status of being stateless are eligible to apply.

Application deadline: 22-02-2021