Palestine nationals: WASH Cluster Coordinator
UNICEF works in 190 countries and territories to protect the rights of every child, everywhere, every day, to build a better world for everyone. UNICEF has spent 70 years working to improve the lives of children and their families. Defending children's rights throughout their lives requires a global presence, aiming to produce results and understand their effects. UNICEF believes all children have a right to survive, thrive and fulfill their potential – to the benefit of a better world.
And we never give up!
For every child, a Champion!
UNICEF in the State of Palestine aims to help every child attain her or his rights and realize their full potential. To help mobilize support for the children who are most in need, UNICEF and partners track key indicators, analyses gaps, and bottlenecks to the realization of rights. Major strides have been made in the last decades to improve the situation of children in the State of Palestine. But much remains to be done for every Palestinian child to realize his/her full potential.
UNICEF (as the lead agency for the IASC Water, Sanitation and Hygiene cluster), and in collaboration with the State Authorities, aims to provide leadership and facilitate the processes that will ensure a well-coordinated, coherent, strategic, and effective WASH response in SoP.
How can you make a difference?
The National and West Bank WASH Cluster Coordinator plays the role of a facilitator of the coordination process at the West Bank and National levels. The success of the WASH Cluster will be dependent on the level of participation and contributions that the Cluster Coordinator can generate from the various WASH actors to strengthen the response and achieve greater results.
- WASH coordination mechanisms - Ensure appropriate Cluster coordination mechanisms integrating all WASH humanitarian actors.
- Needs assessment, analysis and strategy development - Ensure effective and coherent WASH assessment and analysis, involving all relevant partners.
- Humanitarian Programme Cycle and Funding Processes - Support the HPC process and provide leadership and direction to cluster partners.
- Monitoring and reporting - Ensure adequate monitoring mechanisms and IM are in place to review the impact of WASH interventions and progress.
- Intersectoral coordination - Represent the WASH Cluster in the Inter-Agency/Cluster Coordination Group (ICCG) and Emergency Operations Centre.
- Advocacy and resource mobilization - Identify core advocacy concerns for the cluster and contribute the key messages to the broader advocacy initiatives.
- Training and capacity building - Identify training and learning needs of the cluster partners for addressing capacity building
For more details, please refer to this document ToR WASH Cluster Coord National_WB - NOB.docx
To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have…
- An advanced degree in Water, Civil or Public Health Engineering, WASH e.g. Health Promotion or Education, Public Health (MPH), Environmental Health.
- Training in Communication for Development and/or Cluster Coordination is an advantage.
- A minimum of 5 years’ experience in WASH programme management, preferably including emergency response
- Direct experience in humanitarian coordination and familiarity with the WASH Cluster structure
- Work experience with either the UN and/or an NGO is an advantage.
- Experience in capacity building and mentoring of counterparts, including Government.
- Fluency in English and Arabic. Knowledge of another official UN language (Chinese, French, Russian or Spanish) is an asset
Note: A bachelor’s degree with five years’ work experience may substitute for a higher degree qualification.
For every Child, you demonstrate…
UNICEF’s core values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, and Accountability and core competencies in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results.
The technical competencies required for this post are:
- Formulating Strategies and Concepts
- Applying Technical Expertise
- Relating and Networking
- Persuading and Influencing
- Adapting and Responding to Change
Click here to view our competency framework http://www.unicef.org/about/employ/files/UNICEF_Competencies.pdf
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, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks, and will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles.
*UNICEF only considers higher educational qualifications obtained from an institution accredited/recognized in the World Higher Education Database (WHED), a list updated by the International Association of Universities (IAU) / United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). The list can be accessed at http://www.whed.net/
*Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.
*Employment offer is conditional upon receipt of medical clearance, any clearance required and completion of any other pre-employment criteria that UNICEF may establish. Candidates may not be further considered or offer of employment may be withdrawn if these conditions are unlikely to be met before the date for commencement of service