Monday, 19 September 2016
Job Opportunity at UNICEF, WASH Specialist
WASH Specialist, NO-D, Dar es Salaam,Tanzania (For nationals only)
Job no: 499119
Work type: Fixed Term Staff
Location: Tanzania,United Republic
Categories: WASH (Water, Sanitation and Hygiene), NO-4
If you are a committed, creative professional and are passionate about making a lasting difference for children, the world's leading children's rights organization would like to hear from you.
For 70 years, UNICEF has been working on the ground in 190 countries and territories to promote children's survival, protection and development. The world's largest provider of vaccines for developing countries, UNICEF supports child health and nutrition, good water and sanitation, quality basic education for all boys and girls, and the protection of children from violence, exploitation, and AIDS. UNICEF is funded entirely by the voluntary contributions of individuals, businesses, foundations and governments.
PURPOSE OF THE JOB
Accountable for contribution to formulation, design, planning, implementing, monitoring and evaluation of WASH programme to ensure overall efficiency and effectiveness of the programme management, delivery and accomplishment of programme goals and objectives.
As WASH Specialist, direct, lead UNICEF support, through sector wide policy dialogue mechanisms, analysis of evidence from UNICEF sub-national programme and global UNICEF experiences, policy advocacy and development of national approaches, tools and guidelines to leverage WASH sector resources for children. Lead WASH emergency preparedness and response including resilience and DRR.
Support identification of gender inequalities and implement programmes to eliminated inequalities
Key Expected Results
Upstream UNICEF effective engagement with government and donors, through WASH SWAP sector dialogue mechanisms, to leverage resources for children
Upstream UNICEF national support for WASH emergency preparedness, response and early recovery including DRR and building sector resilience
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.
ACCOUNTABILITIES and DUTIES & TASKS
Within the delegated authority and under the given organizational set-up, the incumbent may be assigned the primarily, shared, or contributory accountabilities for all or part of the following areas of major duties and key end-results.
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, addressing gender inequalities and determinants of inequalities through accurate and complete monitoring and analysis, and the timely preparation or finalization of sectoral input.
Ensure inclusion and delivery on sectoral leadership responsibilities including leadership and facilitation of the IASC WASH Cluster.
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. Promote lessons learned in addressing inequalities and gender inequalities.
Advise the chief WASH on appropriate training and professional development opportunities for WASH staff.
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 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, with an emphasis on promoting approaches to reducing gender inequalities and achieving gender mainstreaming.
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 adequate and transparent evaluation of emergency preparedness and response.
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 with 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.
Communication, Collaboration, Networking and Partnership.
Ensure exchange of information, experience, identify new strategies and courses of action to accelerate/improve delivery of services and achieve WASH programme requirements and objectives. Conduct field visits to monitor programmes and collect information. Conduct periodic programme reviews with Government counterparts and other partners.
Collaborate with Communication and Programme Communication groups to ensure development of effective communication materials and strategies to support advocacy and social mobilization efforts.
Collaborate with other Project or Programme or 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.
Facilitate sectoral orientation on the 'Cluster Approach,' and ensure support to WASH IASC/Cluster leadership through preparedness and emergency response, whilst simultaneously ensuring delivery on the CCCs by the UNICEF WASH programme.
Support the Chief WASH in providing leadership, guidance and direction for sectoral/inter-sectoral programme development, design, planning, implementation, and management in a small to medium size country office structure;
Support in in formulation of sectoral programme goals and objectives and the development of strategies and innovative approaches.
Hold shared responsibility for strategic recommendations and decisions on situation analysis, programme/project planning, implementation and evaluation as well as administrative decision making on use of funds and human resources that have significant impact on sectoral projects.
Support effective management of the sectoral section upstream engagement, including oversight over relevant project staff, financial accountability of funds and human resources management and development.
Responsible for upstream emergency preparedness and response, including orientation and coordination of stakeholders on and support to the IASC WASH Cluster.
Qualifications of Successful Candidate
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.
High level competence, skills and experience in policy dialogue and development especially in relating and networking especially with senior government officials and donors.
Additional training in Health Education or Communication for Development (Programme Communication), an asset.
Eight 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.
Fluency in English and local working language of the duty
Competencies of Successful Candidate
Diversity and inclusion
Working with people (II)
Drive for results (II)
Leading and Supervising (I)
Formulating Strategies and Concepts (II)
Relating and Networking (II)
Deciding and Initiating Action (II)
Applying Technical Expertise (III)
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