Generic Vacancy Announcement (Chief of WASH/ WASH)

Various
Position Type: 
Full-Time
Organization Type: 
International Organization
Experience Level: 
Mid-Level (5-7 Years)
Degree Required: 
Advanced Degree (Master's or JD)

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Job Number: 508462 | Vacancy Link
Locations: Headquarters Locations: United States of America
Work Type : Fixed Term Staff
 

For 70 years, UNICEF has been working on the ground in 190 countries and territories to protect the rights of every child. 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.

UNICEF is seeking Talented Professionals in Water, Sanitation & Hygiene (WASH) at the P4 level.  Successful candidates will be placed on P-4 WASH posts globally.

Generic Vacancy Announcements (GVAs) are a means to attract and identify qualified candidates for placement in Talent Groups. A Talent Group is an exclusive roster of experts from which UNICEF offices worldwide can quickly select qualified pre-assessed, top-level candidates whenever a post becomes available. People with an existing validity in WASH talent group need not apply.

If you are a talented WASH professional with a passion for making a lasting difference for children, UNICEF wants to hear from you. UNICEF is working to address gender diversity amongst WASH staff and female candidates are encouraged to apply.

For Every Child, clean water 

The overall objective of UNICEF in WASH is to contribute to the realization of children’s rights to survival and development through global and national promotion of sector investment and support to increase equitable and sustainable use of safe water and basic sanitation services, and promote improved hygiene. UNICEF aims to work in close partnership with other agencies, but above all in support of government partners and nationally identified priorities evolving from development plans towards achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

In order to achieve these targets, UNICEF is seeking candidates for the following positions;

The Chief of WASH, who under the overall guidance of the Management is accountable for the development, policy design, planning, programme innovation, implementation and management of a WASH programme within a UNICEF country programme. The role as head of section includes directing, leading and managing a group of professional and supporting staff to develop, manage and administer the sectoral or inter-sectoral project/programme.

WASH Specialists/Manager, who under the overall guidance of either the Chief of WASH or the Management, take responsibility for key elements of the WASH programme as determined by the organization’s priorities.

Candidates with expertise in water and environment; sanitation; hygiene promotion and  behaviour change;  emergency work in water and sanitation and enabling environment, with experience and knowledge of the following areas are especially encouraged to apply;

  • Good knowledge of the evolving evidence base related to WASH and children,
  • Analysis of sector policy, working in partnerships and advocacy,
  • Innovations,
  • WASH financing and budget analysis,
  • Emergency preparedness and response,
  • Private sector experience.

Here is the list of identified categories:

1. Chief of WASH/Manager

    • Programme management and oversight, including strategy, planning and M&E
    • Sector coordination
    • Knowledge of various aspects of WASH programming

2. Water and environment specialist

    • Water supply in Urban areas
    • Water supply in Rural areas
    • Water safety and water quality
    • Water and Environment
    • Water governance and sustainability

3. Sanitation specialist

    • Sanitation in Urban areas
    • Sanitation in Rural areas
    • Sanitation and community based approaches
    • Sanitation and sustainability

4. Hygiene promotion/ communication and behavior change specialist (water, sanitation and hygiene)

5. WASH specialist

    • Sector  Policy and strategies
    • Sector financing and economics
    • Sector coordination
    • Sector development, planning , monitoring, Evaluation and Knowledge management
    • WASH in schools and institutions

6. WASH in emergency specialist

With (i) focus on preparedness, ii) strengthening national / humanitarian coordination, and iii) information management

1. Water and environment specialist

    • Water supply in Urban areas
    • Water supply in Rural areas(Village & Camp settings)
    • Water safety and water quality
    • Water and Environment
    • Water and sustainability

2. WASH and environment specialist

    • Emergency preparedness (Including Contingency Planning)
    • Needs assessment
    • Vector control
    • Solid waste in Urban areas
    • WASH in School

3. Sanitation specialist

    • Sanitation in Urban areas
    • Sanitation in Rural areas (Village & Camp settings)  
    • Sanitation and community based approaches
    • Sanitation and sustainability

4. Hygiene promotion/ communication and behavior change specialist (water, sanitation and hygiene)

    • Hygiene promotion / Community participation

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

  • Advanced degree (Masters) in in one of the disciplines relevant to the following areas: Public Health, Civil Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Geology, Hydrology, Sanitation Engineering, Social Sciences or a field relevant to international WASH related development assistance.
  • Eight years of progressively responsible professional work experience in the UN or other international development organization, national government or the private sector. Field work experience.
  • Fluency in English (written and oral) is required. Knowledge of another official UN language (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian or Spanish) or a local language is an asset.

Note: Interested applicants should indicate specific area(s) of expertise in their cover letter

Successful candidates will be placed in a talent group for a minimum of 3 years. 

The application deadline is 23th November 2017.

For every Child, you demonstrate…

UNICEF’s core values of Commitment, Diversity and Integrity and core competencies in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results.

UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages qualified candidates from all backgrounds to apply.