Job no: 545183
Contract type: Temporary Appointment
Categories: WASH (Water, Sanitation and Hygiene)
UNICEF works in some of the world’s toughest places, to reach the world’s most disadvantaged children. To save their lives. To defend their rights. To help them fulfill their potential.
Across 190 countries and territories, we work for every child, everywhere, every day, to build a better world for everyone.
And we never give up.
For every child, access to safe water
UNICEF started to work in Lebanon in 1948 and established its office in 1950. For more than 70 years we’ve been working closely with the Government of Lebanon, other UN agencies, international and local NGOs, universities, and more than 100 partners to meet the needs of disadvantaged children in Lebanon. Responding to life-saving needs and ensuring equal access to quality public services, the impact of our work is felt in every aspect and every sphere of society. To learn more about our work, please refer to: https://www.unicef.org/lebanon/what-we-do
How can you make a difference?
On behalf of UNICEF, and in support of the Government, you will provide leadership, and facilitate the processes that will ensure a well-coordinated, strategic, adequate, coherent, and effective response by partners at country level for the WASH Cluster under the supervision of the Humanitarian Affairs Manager.
You will be responsible for the efficient management and functioning of the WASH Cluster/Sector at national and field levels, in particular:
- Establish and maintain an appropriate humanitarian coordination mechanism;
- Strengthen pre-existing sectoral coordination through increased predictability and accountability;
- Build complementarity of partner actions: avoiding duplication and gaps;
- Ensure adequate resources are mobilized and are equitably allocated for the effective functioning of the cluster and its response;
- Effective and comprehensive integration of relevant cross-cutting issues, including age, gender, environment and HIV/AIDs;
- Maintain flexibility within the cluster to respond to changes in the operating environment, evolving requirements, capacities and participation;
- Effectively use and transfer information to, from and between cluster partners and other stakeholders;
- Interact with other clusters (including through inter-cluster coordination fora), humanitarian actors, government counterparts, and relevant authorities for operational planning, engagement and active contribution of operational partners;
- Be accountable to the affected population through effective and inclusive consultative and feedback mechanisms.
- Monitor performance of the core cluster functions.
- Where there is both a national and a sub-national cluster, the post holder will ensure that there is effective communication, reporting, engagement and coordination between the two levels
To read the detailed job description, open the attached document: WASH Cluster Coordinator – P4 JD.pdf
To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have…
- An advanced university degree (Master’s or higher) in one of the following fields is required: public health, social sciences, behavior change communication, sanitary engineering or another technical field relevant to the cluster.
*A first University Degree in a relevant field combined with 2 additional years of professional experience may be accepted in lieu of an Advanced University Degree.
- Formal training in cluster and/or sector coordination an advantage
- A minimum of eight years of professional experience in humanitarian work experience with UN and/or NGO, including programme management and/or coordination in the first phase of a major emergency response relevant to the cluster and/or sector.
- Extensive work experience outside the humanitarian sector which is relevant to this post may be considered as a replacement for humanitarian experience
- Developing country work experience and/or familiarity with emergency is considered an asset.
- Excellent knowledge of English (written / oral / comprehension) is essential. Proficiency in Arabic and French is considered an asset.
For every Child, you demonstrate…
- Nurtures, Leads and Manages People (2)
- Demonstrates Self Awareness and Ethical Awareness (2)
- Works Collaboratively with others (2)
- Builds and Maintains Partnerships (2)
- Innovates and Embraces Change (2)
- Thinks and Acts Strategically (2)
- Drive to achieve impactful results (2)
- Manages ambiguity and complexity (2)
To view our competency framework, please visit here.
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UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages all candidates, irrespective of gender, nationality, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of the organization.
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 be expected to adhere to these standards and principles and will therefore undergo rigorous reference and background checks. Background checks will include the verification of academic credential(s) and employment history. Selected candidates may be required to provide additional information to conduct a background check.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.
This position is not considered an elevated risk role. However, UNICEF reserves the right to conduct further vetting/ assessment within the scope of child safeguarding as appropriate.
Mobility is a condition of international professional employment with UNICEF and an underlying premise of the international civil service.
The VA is open to all (internal and external candidates)
UNICEF’s active commitment towards diversity and inclusion is critical to deliver the best results for children. For this position, suitable female candidates will receive preferential consideration and selection, as long as they meet the eligibility requirements stated above.
Advertised: 06 Oct 2021 Middle East Daylight Time
Deadline: 18 Oct 2021 Middle East Daylight Time