NEW WASH Officer – Hygiene Level not specified – Level not specified UNV – United Nations Volunteers Closing in 14 days Dhaka

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  • Dhaka

UNV - United Nations Volunteers


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.


.UNICEF works in some of the world’s toughest places, to reach the world’s most disadvantaged children. Across more than 190 countries and territories, we work for every child, everywhere, to build a better world for everyone. For more information about UNICEF in Bangladesh, please visit :

Task description

Under the direct supervision of Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) Specialist, WASH Section, UNICEF Bangladesh the National UN Volunteer will undertake the following tasks:
01. Support for planning and implementation of the Hygiene Programme (Hand hygiene and Menstrual hygiene) in Bangladesh:
• Provide technical input to develop and implement a strategically well-focused plan of water and sanitation-related hygiene interventions following Project Strategy Note (PSN), National Hygiene Guidelines and Sector Development Plan.
• Provide inputs in developing proposals highlighting hygiene issues as a priority in compliance with the organisation’s standards and in accordance with identified need.
• Provide technical support in the development, revisions and implementation of tools, guidelines, materials and methodologies to promote hygiene issues in community and institutions (schools and health care facilities).
• Support in developing strategic approach to implement Hand Hygiene for All (HH4A) road map and MHM strategy.
• Provide support to WASH BCO and Field offices in implementation of community hygiene pro-motion activities including mass communication campaigns, public events (i.e. Global Hand-washing Day, MHM Day).
• Assist WASH BCO and Field offices to organise different meeting, workshop, orientation, and training for relevant stakeholders on hygiene/WASH including report preparation.
02. Responsible for further development of hygiene promotion campaign/ knowledge management of hygiene component:
• Work with the Field office colleagues and develop creative and innovative ideas in how to deliver key hygiene messages and influence positively the community’s knowledge, awareness, attitude or behaviour related to health and hygiene.
• Promote knowledge management of hygiene promotion by exchange of knowledge, information, situation analysis, experience and lessons learned.
• Support Field offices in developing Human Interest Story (HIS) to be used in annual report/donor report.
03. Maintain network and linkage with GO, NGO, Private Sector and other stakeholders to influence sector actors for scale up of hygiene promotion models:
• Analyse existing hygiene policies and policy environment, governance and institutional bottlenecks, systems of management and coordination systems around sector programme.
• Convene strategic partnerships with national and international agencies on the advocacy and management of hygiene policies/projects/programmes.
• Participate in meetings with Ministries/Directorates/Departments/Stakeholders related to hy-giene projects/programmes review.
• Keep liaison with other sections e.g. SBC, Health, Education, Child Protection to exchange knowledge.
Results/Expected Output:
• Provide technical inputs in proposal development, annual report, donor report on hygiene com-ponent- design of interventions (both in community settings and Institutions) and documentation of achievements.
• Provide technical support in the development, revisions and implementation of tools, guidelines, materials and methodologies to promote water and sanitation related health and hygiene issues.
• Support the process of any new development which are initiated by colleagues (particularly in the Field) and particularly in documentation.
• Monitoring hygiene activities undertaken, and share/document lessons learned.

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