WASH Cluster Coordinator (Roving)

United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF)
Sana'a, Yemen
Position Type: 
Organization Type: 
International Organization
Experience Level: 
Junior (3-4 Years)
Degree Required: 
Bachelor's (Or Equivalent)


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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, Advocate

In the 1970s UNICEF established presence in Yemen to respond to the urgent needs of children in the poorest country in the Middle East. In 1991, Yemen ratified the Convention on the Rights of the Child and it was enacted immediately.  Since then the country has been making steady progress for children until it plunged into a brutal conflict in 2015 but even before that, Yemen needed large amounts of humanitarian assistance.

In collaboration with local authorities, non-governmental organizations and community partners, UNICEF is working in all the governorates in Yemen to respond to the needs of children throughout the country with a continuum of services to help children survive and grow to their full potential through the following programmes: Health, Nutrition, Water, Sanitation and Hygiene, Basic Education, and Child protection.

For more on our work in Yemen, please visit our website: https://www.unicef.org/yemen/

How can you make a difference?

The post holder is accountable to:

  • WASH Cluster Coordinator who will ensure the post holder has all necessary support and guidance
  • WASH Cluster participants, who will in turn ensure that they deliver on their agreed minimum commitments (see IASC Reference Module for Cluster Coordination at Country Level)
  • Information management team who will support in line with their terms of reference
  • Inter-cluster coordination bodies established by the HCT/UNOCHA
  • Affected populations through agreed mechanisms

Accountability to the Cluster Coordinator, cluster participants, information management team members and inter-cluster coordination bodies will be expressed in regular review meetings

For more details on the Job Profile, hold CTRL & double-click:  Download File ToR_Roving NCC.docx

advocate for every child you will have…

  • University degree, preferably at an advanced level, in a subject area relevant to humanitarian Assistance, water and sanitaiton, water resource management, internaitonal development.

    Extensive work experience relevant to the post may be considered as replacement for qualifications.
    Formal training in cluster coordination / humanitarian reform is an advantage

  • At least 4 years progressively responsible humanitarian work experience with UN and/or NGO, including WASH program management / coordination in a major emergency response relevant to the cluster
    Extensive work experience outside the humanitarian sector which is relevant to this post may be considered as a replacement for humanitarian experience

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.

The functional competencies required for this post are:

1.  Core Values

  • Commitment
  • Diversity and inclusion
  • Integrity

2.  Core Competencies

  • Communication
  • Working with People
  • Drive for Results

3.  Functional Competencies

  • Understands the rationale behind Humanitarian Reform, its main components and recent developments including the Transformative Agenda.
  • Understands, uses and adapts the tools, mechanisms and processes developed as part of Humanitarian Reform
  • Demonstrates commitment to Humanitarian Principles
  • Demonstrates commitment to Principles of Partnership
  • Communicates, works and networks effectively with a wide range of people to reach broad consensus on a well- coordinated response, and demonstrates leadership where required
  • Thinks and acts strategically and ensures that cluster activities are prioritized and aligned within an agreed strategy
  • Demonstrates commitment to the cluster and independence from employing organization
  • Builds, motivates and leads the cluster coordination team.

For common and specific technical knowledge required – check attached Job Profile above

View our competency framework at: http://www.unicef.org/about/employ/files/UNICEF_Competencies.pdf

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.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.

Opening Date Sun Apr 07 2019 23:05:00 GMT+0200 (Central European Summer Time) Arab Standard Time
Closing Date Mon Apr 22 2019 22:55:00 GMT+0200 (Central European Summer Time)