Yemen: WASH Specialist_NO3_TA_Sana’a_6 Months

Organization: UN Children’s Fund
Country: Yemen
Closing date: 20 Oct 2017

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Post Title : WASH Specialist

Contract type : TA

Post level : NO3

Duration : 6 months

Duty Station : Sana’a

JOB PURPOSE

The WASH Specialist reports to the Chief of WASH (Level 5) for guidance and general supervision. The Specialist supports the development, preparation, management, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of the WASH programme within the country 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. This position will support also on WASH services in health facilities.

MAIN DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  1. Programme development and planning

  2. 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.

  3. Participate in strategic WASH programme planning discussions. Prepare WASH donor proposals, ensuring alignment with the 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.

  4. 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.

  5. Work with internal and external colleagues and partners to discuss strategies and methodologies for the achievement of WASH output results in the country programme.

  6. 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.

  7. Draft assigned sections of the annual work plan, in close cooperation with government and other counterparts.

  8. Programme management, monitoring and delivery of results **

  9. 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). **

  10. 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 program management. **

  11. Prepare/assess monitoring and evaluation reports to identify gaps, strengths/weaknesses in programmes and management, identify and document lessons learned. **

  12. 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.

  13. Prepare sectoral progress reports for management, donors and partners.

  14. Technical and operational support for programme implementation **

  15. 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. **

  16. 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. **

  17. Plan for use of technical experts from the Regional Office and HQ, as and where appropriate in the WASH programme, through remote support and on-site visits. **

  18. 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. **

  19. Draft policy papers, briefs and other strategic materials for use by management, donors, UNICEF regional office and headquarters.

  20. Humanitarian WASH preparedness and response

  21. 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.

  22. Contribute to the coordination arrangement for humanitarian WASH, for instant robust coordination in case of an emergency.

  23. Ensure that all UNICEF WASH staff are familiar with UNICEF’s procedures for responding in an emergency.

  24. Take up support roles in an emergency response and early recovery, as and when the need arises.

  25. Networking and partnership building **

  26. Build and sustain close working partnerships with government counterparts and national stakeholders through active sharing of information and knowledge to facilitate programme implementation and build capacity of stakeholders to achieve WASH output results.

  27. Prepare materials for WASH programme advocacy to promote awareness, establish partnerships and support fund-raising.

  28. 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.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS*

  1. Education

Master’s Degree in public health, social sciences, behavior change communication, sanitary engineering or other specialist field related to WASH is required.

  1. Work Experience

DEVELOPMENTAL: a minimum of five years of professional work experience in WASH-related programmes for developing countries, including one year deployment in a developing country.

  1. Language Proficiency
  2. Excellent working knowledge of English and Arabic (both written and verbal).

Competency Profile

i) Core Values (Required)

  1. Commitment
  2. Diversity and Inclusion
  3. Integrity

ii) Core Competencies (Required)

  1. Communication [II]
  2. Drive for Result [II]
  3. Working With People [II]

iii) Functional Competencies (Required)

  1. Leading and Supervising (I)
  2. Formulating strategies and concepts (II)
  3. Analyzing (III)
  4. Applying technical expertise (III)
  5. Relating and networking (II)
  6. Deciding and Initiating action (II) **

While UNICEF seeks to recruit the best talent in the Yemeni labor market to be able to deliver the best possible services for the children in Yemen, we would like to make it clear that we never use any third party in any of the recruitment processes for all junior and senior positions advertised. All received applications are treated with high level of transparency and professionalism. Only applicants whose profiles meet the advertised job requirements are considered and only within the announced deadline.

في حين تسعى اليونيسف لإستقطاب أفضل الكوادر في السوق اليمنية لتتمكن من تقديم أفضل خدمة للأطفال في اليمن، تود التنويه إلى أنها لا تستعين بأي شخص أو جهة (قد يقدم نفسهـ/ـا) كوسيط أو طرف ثالث في أي من عمليات التوظيف وفيما يخص جميع الوظائف، باستثناء الإعلان عبر وسائل الإعلام والمواقع الإليكترونية. إن اليونيسف، منظمة الطفولة، تعمل بمستوى عال من الشفافية والمهنية. ولا يتم التواصل إلا مع المتقدمين الذين توافقت مؤهلاتهم وخبراتهم مع الوظائف المعلن عنها والتي تقدموا لها في الموعد المعلن.

UNICEF, is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages qualified female and male candidates, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of our organization. UNICEF is a smoke-free environment.

Only short listed candidates will be contacted. **

How to apply:

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 persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of our organization. To apply, click on the following link http://www.unicef.org/about/employ/?job=507832

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