UNICEF Somalia WASH Specialist Job in Nairobi Kenya 2013UNICEF Somalia

 
Vacancy Announcement Ref: UNSOM/2012/081
Title: WASH Specialist
Category and Grade Level: National Officer – NOC
IMIS NOs: 63905
Type of Contract: Fixed Term – 1 Year
Organization Unit: Programme
Duty Station: USSC – Nairobi
Date of Issue: 24 December 2012
Closing date of Application: 08 January 2013

If you are qualified Kenyan National looking for a chance to make a real difference in the lives of vulnerable Somali children while gaining opportunities for career growth, you are invited to apply for the above post of WASH Officer with UNICEF Somalia based in Nairobi.

If successful, you’ll be part of a dynamic and passionate team in Somalia and Nairobi that works together to improve the health, nutrition, water, sanitation, hygiene, and basic education of Somali girls and boys and protect them from violence, exploitation and abuse.
The successful candidate will be offered a Fixed Term Appointment for one year.
Further extensions will be based on organizational needs, availability of funds and satisfactory performance.
Purpose of the Post
Under the guidance of the Chief of Section, responsible for the planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of service delivery and related capacity building in the water sector aiming at sustainability, rehabilitation and expansion of water services.

Major duties and responsibilities
 

1. 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.
  • Ensure inclusion and delivery on sectoral leadership responsibilities including leadership and facilitation of hygiene and sanitation activities in the IASC WASH Cluster.
2. 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 with specific emphasis on hygiene and sanitation innovation.
3. 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.
4. 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.
5. 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.
6. 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.
7. UNICEF and Government Accountability.
  • Coordinates with Operations and Supply staff on supply and non-supply assistance activities ensuring proper and timely UNICEFand 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.
8. 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.
1. Education
  • 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.
2. 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.
3. 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).
 
4. Competency Profile
 
i) Core Values (Required)
  • Commitment
  • Diversity and Inclusion
  • Integrity
ii) Core Competencies (Required)
  • Communication
  • Working with People
  • Drive for Results
ii) Functional Competencies (Required)
  • Leading and Supervising
  • Formulating Strategies and Concepts
  • Analyzing
  • Relating and Networking
  • Deciding and Initiating Action
  • Applying Technical Expertise
Interested and qualified candidates should send their applications with updated UN Personal History Form (P.11), updated CV, copies of academic certificates to the email address below. UN staff are requested to provide at least two Performance Evaluation Reports (PERs).
Please quote the vacancy number and post title in the subject line of your application.
Applications submitted without a duly completed and signed Personal History Form (P11) will not be considered.
 
somaliahrvacancies@unicef.org
Only short-listed applicants will be contacted
Qualified female candidates and persons with disabilities are especially encouraged to apply
UNICEF is a non-smoking environment



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