WASH Specialist, Gambella, Ethiopia

UNICEF - United Nations Children's Fund

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External Vacancy Announcement: WASH Specialist (NO-C) Gambella Ethiopia #115030

Job no: 539455

Position type: Fixed Term Appointment

Location: Ethiopia Division/Equivalent: Nairobi Regn’l(ESARO)

School/Unit: Ethiopia

Department/Office: Gambela Ethiopia

Categories: WASH (Water Sanitation and Hygiene) NO-3

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.

For every child Clean Water

Purpose:

to support the development preparation management implementation monitoring and evaluation of the WASH programme within the zonal office programme. The Specialist provides technical guidance and management support throughout the programming processes to facilitate the administration and achievement of the WASH-related output results in the country programme. He or she will supervise one WASH officer in the zonal office.

How can you make a difference?

Summary of key functions/accountabilities:

1. Programme development and planning

  • Draft the WASH inputs for the situation analysis. Provide timely comprehensive and current data to inform WASH policy and programme development planning management and implementation. Keep abreast of WASH sector development trends for maximum efficiency and effectiveness in programme design management and implementation.
  • Participate in strategic WASH programme planning discussions. Prepare WASH donor proposals ensuring alignment with UNICEF’s Strategic Plan UNICEF’s global WASH strategy and the Country programme as well as government plans and priorities and the role of other external support agencies.
  • Assist in the formulation of the WASH outcome and output results related indicators baselines targets and means of verification. Prepare required documentation for programme reviews.
  • Work with colleagues and partners to discuss strategies and methodologies for the achievement of WASH output results in the country programme.
  • Provide technical and operational support throughout all stages of programming processes and ensure integration coherence and harmonization of WASH with other UNICEF sectors for the achievement of the WASH output results.
  • Draft assigned sections of the annual work plan in close cooperation with government and other counterparts.

2 Programme management monitoring and delivery of results

  • With other external support agencies strengthen national government WASH sector monitoring systems with a focus on WASH outcomes (behaviors) using bottleneck analysis tools available in the sector (WASH-BAT CSOs SDAs).
  • Participate in monitoring and evaluation exercises programme reviews and annual sectoral reviews with government and other counterparts and prepare reports on results for required action/interventions at the higher level of programme management.
  • Prepare/assess monitoring and evaluation reports to identify gaps strengths/weaknesses in programmes and management identify and document lessons learned.
  • Monitor and report on the use of sectoral programme resources (financial administrative and other assets) verify compliance with approved allocations organizational rules regulations/procedures and donor commitments standards of accountability and integrity. Report on issues identified to enable timely resolution by management/stakeholders.
  • Prepare sectoral progress reports for management donors and partners.
  • Perform any other duties to deliver UNICEF flagship results as and when needed

3 Technical and operational support for programme implementation

  • Actively monitor UNICEF-supported

activities through field visits surveys and exchange of information with partners to assess progress identify bottlenecks and potential problems and take timely decisions to resolve issues and/or refer to relevant officials for timely interventions.

  • Provide technical and operational support to government counterparts NGO partners UN system partners and other country office partners/donors on the application and understanding of UNICEF policies strategies processes and best practices in WASH to support programme implementation.
  • Plan for use of technical experts from the country office/regional office (in consultation with line manager) as and where appropriate in the WASH programme through remote support and on-site visits.
  • Participate in WASH programme meetings to review progress with government other sector agencies and implementation partners involved at various stages of WASH programme implementation to provide expert advice and guidance.
  • Draft policy papers briefs and other strategic materials for use by management donors UNICEF country regional offices and headquarters.
  • 4 Humanitarian WASH preparedness and response

    • Prepare requisitions for supplies services long-term agreements and partnership agreements to ensure UNICEF is prepared to deliver on its commitments for WASH in case of an emergency.
    • Contribute to the coordination arrangement for humanitarian WASH for instant robust coordination in case of an emergency.
    • Ensure that all UNICEF WASH staff are familiar with UNICEF’s procedures for responding in an emergency.
    • Take up support roles in an emergency response and early recovery as and when the need arises.

    5 Networking and partnership building

    • Build and sustain close working partnerships with government counterparts and zonal stakeholders through active sharing of information and knowledge to facilitate programme implementation and build capacity of stakeholders to achieve WASH output results.
    • Prepare materials for WASH programme advocacy to promote awareness establish partnerships and support fund-raising.
    • Participate in inter-agency discussions ensuring that UNICEF’s position interests and priorities are fully considered and integrated in the UNDAF development planning and agenda setting.

    6. Innovation knowledge management and capacity building

    • Contribute to the development implementation monitoring and documentation of WASH action research and innovation (technical or systems).
    • Prepare learning/knowledge products covering innovative approaches and good practices to support overall WASH sector development.
    • Create and deliver learning opportunities for UNICEF WASH staff/partners to ensure our sector capacity remains up-to-date with latest developments.
    • Contribute to the systematic assessment of WASH sector capacity gap analysis in collaboration with government and other stakeholders and support the design of initiative to strengthen capacities systematically.
    • Participate as a resource person in capacity building initiatives to enhance the competencies of clients/stakeholders.

    To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have…

    • An advanced university degree (Master’s or higher) in public health social sciences behavior change communication sanitary engineering or another relevant technical field.*A first University Degree in a relevant field combined with 2 additional years of professional experience may be accepted in lieu of an Advanced University Degree.
    • A minimum of insert years of relevant professional experience in WASH-related programmes.Developing country work experience and/or familiarity with emergency is considered an asset.
    • Fluency in English is required. Knowledge of another official UN language (Arabic Chinese French Russian or Spanish) or a local language is an asset.

    For every Child you demonstrate…

    UNICEF’s values of Care Respect Integrity Trust and Accountability (CRITA) and core competencies in Communication Working with People and Drive for Results.

    The UNICEF competencies required for this post are…

    Core Competencies

    · Nurtures Leads and Manages People (1)

    · Demonstrates Self Awareness and Ethical Awareness (2)

    · Works Collaboratively with others (2)

    · Builds and Maintains Partnerships (2)

    · Innovates and Embraces Change (2)

    · Thinks and Acts Strategically (2)

    · Drives to achieve impactful results (2)

    · Manages ambiguity and complexity (2)

    Functional Competencies

    · Analyzing (3)

    · Applying technical expertise (3)

    · Deciding and Initiating action (2

    To view our competency framework please visit here.

    Click here to learn more about UNICEF’s values and competencies.

    UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce and encourages all candidates irrespective of gender nationality religious and ethnic backgrounds including persons living with disabilities to apply to become a part of the organization.

    UNICEF has a zero-tolerance policy on conduct that is incompatible with the aims and objectives of the United Nations and UNICEF including sexual exploitation and abuse sexual harassment abuse of authority and discrimination. UNICEF also adheres to strict child safeguarding principles. All selected candidates will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles and will therefore undergo rigorous reference and background checks. Background checks will include the verification of academic credential(s) and employment history. Selected candidates may be required to provide additional information to conduct a background check.

    Remarks:

    Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.

    Advertised: Apr 08 2021 E. Africa Standard Time Application close: Apr 22 2021 E. Africa Standard Time

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    • Draft the WASH inputs for the situation analysis. Provide timely comprehensive and current data to inform WASH policy and programme development planning management and implementation. Keep abreast of WASH sector development trends for maximum efficiency and effectiveness in programme design management and implementation.
    • Participate in strategic WASH programme planning discussions. Prepare WASH donor proposals ensuring alignment with UNICEF’s Strategic Plan UNICEF’s global WASH strategy and the Country programme as well as government plans and priorities and the role of other external support agencies.
    • Assist in the formulation of the WASH outcome and output results related indicators baselines targets and means of verification. Prepare required documentation for programme reviews.
    • Work with colleagues and partners to discuss strategies and methodologies for the achievement of WASH output results in the country programme.
    • Provide technical and operational support throughout all stages of programming processes and ensure integration coherence and harmonization of WASH with other UNICEF sectors for the achievement of the WASH output results.
    • Draft assigned sections of the annual work plan in close cooperation with government and other counterparts.
    • With other external support agencies strengthen national government WASH sector monitoring systems with a focus on WASH outcomes (behaviors) using bottleneck analysis tools available in the sector (WASH-BAT CSOs SDAs).
    • Participate in monitoring and evaluation exercises programme reviews and annual sectoral reviews with government and other counterparts and prepare reports on results for required action/interventions at the higher level of programme management.
    • Prepare/assess monitoring and evaluation reports to identify gaps strengths/weaknesses in programmes and management identify and document lessons learned.
    • Monitor and report on the use of sectoral programme resources (financial administrative and other assets) verify compliance with approved allocations organizational rules regulations/procedures and donor commitments standards of accountability and integrity. Report on issues identified to enable timely resolution by management/stakeholders.
    • Prepare sectoral progress reports for management donors and partners.
    • Perform any other duties to deliver UNICEF flagship results as and when needed
    • Actively monitor UNICEF-supported activities through field visits surveys and exchange of information with partners to assess progress identify bottlenecks and potential problems and take timely decisions to resolve issues and/or refer to relevant officials for timely interventions.
    • Provide technical and operational support to government counterparts NGO partners UN system partners and other country office partners/donors on the application and understanding of UNICEF policies strategies processes and best practices in WASH to support programme implementation.
    • Plan for use of technical experts from the country office/regional office (in consultation with line manager) as and where appropriate in the WASH programme through remote support and on-site visits.
    • Participate in WASH programme meetings to review progress with government other sector agencies and implementation partners involved at various stages of WASH programme implementation to provide expert advice and guidance.
    • Draft policy papers briefs and other strategic materials for use by management donors UNICEF country regional offices and headquarters.
    • Prepare requisitions for supplies services long-term agreements and partnership agreements to ensure UNICEF is prepared to deliver on its commitments for WASH in case of an emergency.
    • Contribute to the coordination arrangement for humanitarian WASH for instant robust coordination in case of an emergency.
    • Ensure that all UNICEF WASH staff are familiar with UNICEF’s procedures for responding in an emergency.
    • Take up support roles in an emergency response and early recovery as and when the need arises.
    • Build and sustain close working partnerships with government counterparts and zonal stakeholders through active sharing of information and knowledge to facilitate programme implementation and build capacity of stakeholders to achieve WASH output results.
    • Prepare materials for WASH programme advocacy to promote awareness establish partnerships and support fund-raising.
    • Participate in inter-agency discussions ensuring that UNICEF’s position interests and priorities are fully considered and integrated in the UNDAF development planning and agenda setting.
    • Contribute to the development implementation monitoring and documentation of WASH action research and innovation (technical or systems).
    • Prepare learning/knowledge products covering innovative approaches and good practices to support overall WASH sector development.
    • Create and deliver learning opportunities for UNICEF WASH staff/partners to ensure our sector capacity remains up-to-date with latest developments.
    • Contribute to the systematic assessment of WASH sector capacity gap analysis in collaboration with government and other stakeholders and support the design of initiative to strengthen capacities systematically.
    • Participate as a resource person in capacity building initiatives to enhance the competencies of clients/stakeholders.
    • An advanced university degree (Master’s or higher) in public health social sciences behavior change communication sanitary engineering or another relevant technical field.*A first University Degree in a relevant field combined with 2 additional years of professional experience may be accepted in lieu of an Advanced University Degree.
    • A minimum of insert years of relevant professional experience in WASH-related programmes.Developing country work experience and/or familiarity with emergency is considered an asset.
    • Fluency in English is required. Knowledge of another official UN language (Arabic Chinese French Russian or Spanish) or a local language is an asset.

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