Sunday, December 20, 2015

WASH Specialist - UNICEF (Apply by: January 1, 2016)

WASH Specialist, UNICEF, Hyderabad & Mumbai

Level: NOC
Location: Hyderabad & Mumbai
Closing date: 1st January 2016
If you are a passionate and committed professional and want to make a lasting difference for children, the world’s leading children’s rights organization would like to hear from you.
UNICEF, the world’s leading children’s rights organization working for the rights of children, seeks a fixed term appointment for the post of WASH Specialist (NOC).
The incumbent is accountable for 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. This position is accountable to provide technical support to three state govt. following bifurcation of Andhra Pradesh state into two states, Telangana and the residuary Andhra Pradesh, and ongoing support to Karnataka; with special attention to acceleration of the sanitation programme through four work pillars to ensure that the states contribution to ROSA results is achieved.

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 the IASC WASH Cluster.
• State strategies for the reduction of open defection articulated and implemented by the respective state govt. via robust UNICEF partnership and knowledge networking, multiple platforms and direct technical support to concerned departments to drive state application of the National Priority Plan for reducing open defecation. 
• WASH interventions successfully converged with govt. programme that support UNICEF Country Priorities for the reduction of neo natal health (WASH in health centres); all children in schools (WASH in Schools); and a reduction in stunting (WASH integrated in to nutrition)
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.
WASH technical advice to three state government with a focus on the Country office priority, reducing open defection to ensure contribution of 10 million new people household toilets; and water quality.
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.
Improved use of data & monitoring, including bottleneck analysis by state government.
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 outsideUNICEF, 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 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.
• 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.
a) 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.
b) Work Experience 
• Minimum 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.
c) Languages 
Fluency in English is required. Knowledge of local language is an asset
d) Competency Profile
i) Core Values (Required)
• Commitment 
• Diversity and Inclusion 
• Integrity
ii) Core Competencies (Required)
• Communication [ II ] 
• Working with People [ II ] 
• Drive for Results [ II ]
iii) Functional Competencies (Required)
• Leading and Supervising [ I ] 
• Formulating Strategies and Concepts [ II ] 
• Analyzing [ III ] 
• Relating and Networking [ II ] 
• Deciding and Initiating Action [ II ] 
• Applying Technical Expertise [ III ]
Technical Knowledge
Specific Technical Knowledge Required (Technical knowledge requirements specific to the job can be added here as required)
• Advanced knowledge of one or more of the technical areas of UNICEF programmes.
• Advanced Technical Knowledge of the theories, principles and methods in the following areas: communication for behaviour 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. 
• Gender and diversity awareness
Common Technical Knowledge Required (for the job group)
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 UNCEF position and approaches.
• Knowledge of global environmental issues that pertain to sustainable development and 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.
 UNICEF policies and strategies promoting gender equality and equity.
Technical Knowledge to be Acquired/Enhanced (for the Job)
• 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, preparedness 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.
I. Reference to UNICEF and/or UN in terms of technical knowledge requirements (a and b above) are applicable only to those who are or have been the staff members of UNICEF or the UN common system.
Applicants interested in more than one position are requested to indicate the duty stations in the preferred order in their respective cover letter. 
If you meet the above mentioned requirements, please send the following documents to by 1st January 2016:
• A completed and signed Personal History form (P-11) - mandatory
• An updated CV
• A letter of motivation
The Personal History form (P-11) should be which can be downloaded from Completion of all fields is required.
In order to ensure that your application is sorted correctly, please clearly mention the title and location of the post in the subject line of your e-mail/application. Only applications of short listed candidates will be acknowledged. This vacancy is open to Indian Nationals only.
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 organizations.
UNICEF does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process including application, interview, meeting, traveling, processing, training etc.

UNICEF is a non-smoking working environment.

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