UNICEF recruits WASH Specialist



WASH Specialist P3 # TA


Conakry, Guinée
Humanitaire (ONG, Associations, …), Projet/programme de développement
WASH Specialist P3 # TA# Based in Conakry
Job Number: 522494 | Vacancy Link
Locations: Africa: Guinea
Work Type : Temporary Appointment
Join our dedicated team and contribute to the support of well-being of the children and communities.
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 fulfill 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.
I.      Purpose of the Position
Under the supervision of the WASH programme Manager, the incumbent will act as a manager for project funded by donors such as The Netherlands, US NatCom, Thematic funds and lead effective and efficient planning, design, implementation and administration of within a major programme that focus on achievement of UNICEF’s programmatic priorities. The projects cover a wide range of WASH programming (CLTS, sanitation marketing, hygiene promotion, Water supply, household water treatment and safe storage, WASH in community, WASH in Health, WASH in schools and WASH governance).
The incumbent will also ensure overall efficiency and effectiveness of projects management, delivery and accomplishment of programme goals and objectives.
II. Key Expected Results
Timely sectoral analysis, input, support and collaboration to the Situation Analysis and its periodic update made for effective programme planning, development and management, including emergency preparedness and response.
Knowledge management effectively promoted through drafting/finalizing key WASH sectoral programme documents and reports, sharing good practice, lessons learned, and knowledge/information exchange.
Quality of rights-based WASH programmes effectively promoted, and coherence, synergy and value added to programme management process through results-based management and strategies.
Sectoral work plan and activities formulated, implemented and monitored, ensuring alignment with the defined programme strategies and approaches. Programme monitored with special attention to gender/sex disaggregation of relevant indicators.
Programme delivery, evaluation and reporting carried out efficiently, rigorously and transparently in compliance with the established guidelines and procedures.
UNICEF’s global goals effectively promoted through advocacy and policy dialogue in the WASH sector.
Proper and timely UNICEF and Government accountability ensured regarding supply, non-supply and emergency assistance as well as disbursement of programme funds for the WASH sector.
Effective communication and networking achieved through partnership and collaboration including support to the IASC WASH Cluster.
III. Key Accountabilities and Duties & Tasks
Programme/project Planning, Development and Management
Enhance effective programme, sectoral or inter-sectoral, planning, development and management by leading, guiding, coordinating and supporting the timely completion of the Situational Analysis and its periodic update through accurate and complete monitoring and analysis, and the timely preparation or finalization of sectoral input.
She/he will conduct field visits to monitor project as well as conduct periodic programme review and ensure project baseline survey
Establish with various stakeholders, annual and multi-years program planning.
Establish and follow up financial project disbursement and launch the various studies and basics surveys
Make viable recommendation on project implementation alternative approaches and optimal utilization of resources that contribute effectively the advancement of the rights of children.
Knowledge Management
Promote knowledge management by exchange of knowledge, information, situation analysis, experience or lessons learned; promote knowledge sharing and technical input or recommendations on major programme directions and on introduction of new initiatives in the country.
Rights-Based Programme with Results-Based Approach
Promote the quality of rights-based WASH programme and programmes through participation in the formulation of programme/project goals, strategies and approaches. Bring coherence, synergy and added value to programme management processes using a results-based management approach to planning and design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation.
Sectoral Work Plan Development, Implementation, and Monitoring
Takes primary responsibility for the development of the sectoral work plan and technical decisions as well as for project management, implementation and monitoring of assigned project/sectoral activity, in compliance with the defined project strategies and approaches. Support maintenance of information system for monitoring gender/sex disaggregated data.
Programme Management, Delivery, Evaluation and Reporting
Ensure programme efficiency and delivery through a rigorous and transparent approach to evaluation. Participation in major evaluation exercises, programme reviews and annual sector review meetings with government counterparts. Ensure the preparation of annual WASH sector status reports.
Ensure that reporting requirement is met.
Promotion of UNICEF’s Global Goals
Promote the organization goals of UNICEF through advocacy and policy dialogue through active engagement in communication, networking and participation at every opportunity inside and outside UNICEF, leveraging the strength of UNICEF mission, goals and programmes, and reference to the WASH strategy.
UNICEF and Government Accountability
Coordinates with Operations and Supply staff on supply and non-supply assistance activities ensuring proper and timely UNICEF and Government accountability. Certifies disbursements of funds, monitors and submits financial status reports to management in compliance with the regulations and guidelines.
Advocate for due attention and support to be given to environmental and sustainable development issues (pertaining to WASH) in all sectors and line Ministries.
Ensure adequate attention is given to Disaster Risk Management, including emergency preparedness and response.
Communication, Collaboration, Networking and Partnership
Collaborate with Communication and Programme Communication groups to ensure development of effective communication materials and strategies to support advocacy, social mobilization and emergency efforts.
Overall coordination with WASH colleagues, Regional Advisers and HQ Officers. Collaborate with other Project, Programme and Emergency Officers to ensure the integration of the project/sectoral programme with other sectors.
Collaborate with the Operations and Supply Sections and Government authorities to establish and maintain sound internal controls supportive of WASH programme or sectoral planning and implementation, to coordinate financial and supply management requirements as well as to ensure accountability.
Interact with Government and other partners, NGOs, UN and bilateral agencies in the different stages of WASH programme/project implementation to follow up on agreements and recommendations. Provide technical support and guidance on appropriate technical, financial and institutional capacity building measures to achieve WASH programme goals, including humanitarian response.
Any other tasks that may be required (within reason) to achieve the objective of this assignment.
IV. Technical Knowledge
a) Specific Technical Knowledge Required (Technical knowledge requirements specific to the job can be added here as required.)
Advanced knowledge of water, sanitation and hygiene with at least 5 years of relevant experience
Advanced Technical Knowledge of the theories, principles and methods in the following areas: communication for behavior change, WASH in schools, water supply projects management, monitoring and evaluation; integrated water resource management appropriate water supply and quality technology i.e. community-based water supply.
b) Common Technical Knowledge Required
Knowledge of the latest theories, technology and practices in:
Community based sanitation i.e.: hygiene education or latrine construction and waste management.
General knowledge of:
Methodology of programme/project management
Programmatic goals, visions, positions, policies and strategies for sectoral programmes
Knowledge of global human rights and gender issues, specifically relating to children and women, and the current UNICEF position and approaches.
UNICEF policies and strategy to address WASH issues, including those relating to conflicts, natural disasters, recovery, disaster risk reduction and environment.
UNICEF financial, supply and administrative rules and regulations.
Rights-based and Results-based approach and programming in UNICEF.
UNICEF programme policy, procedures and guidelines in the Manual.
Mid-Term Strategic Plan
UNICEF Board endorsed policy papers and agency-wide programmes impacting on WASH results.
Knowledge and proficiency in the use of corporate office computer system applications and software, including LAN, email, word processing, spreadsheet, database, telecommunications.
Knowledge of global environmental issues that pertain to sustainable development and specifically relation to children and woman, and the current UNICEF position approaches.
Gender equality and diversity awareness
 c) Technical Knowledge to be Acquired/Enhanced
Government development plans and policies
Knowledge of local conditions and country legislation relevant to UNICEF programmes
UN policies and strategy to address international humanitarian issues and the responses, including the IASC Cluster approach.
UN common approaches to programmatic issues and UNICEF positions
UN security operations and guidelines.
UNICEF policies, strategies promoting and supporting gender equality and diversity.
UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages qualified female and male candidates from all national, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including
V. Qualifications
Advanced university degree in one of the disciplines relevant to the following areas: Public Health, Civil Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Geology, Hydrology, Sanitation Engineering, or a field relevant to international WASH related development assistance.
Additional training in Health Education or Communication for Development (Programme Communication), an asset.
Work Experience
Five years of progressively responsible professional work experience in the UN or other international development organization, national government or the private sector. Field work experience.
Background/familiarity with Emergency (preparedness and response) and the IASC Cluster approach.
Language Proficiency
i) Fluency in English and another UN language (for IP)
ii) Fluency in English and local working language of the duty station (for NO).
Competency Profile (For details on competencies please refer to the UNICEF Professional Competency Profiles.)
i) Core Values (Required)
Diversity and Inclusion
ii) Core Competencies (Required)
Working with People
Drive for Results
iii) Functional Competencies (Required)
Relating and Networking
Deciding and Initiating Action
Applying Technical Expertise
Leading and Supervising
Formulating Strategies and Concepts
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.
Closing Date Thu Jun 06 2019 00:55:00 GMT+0100 (Afr. centrale Ouest)

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