Chief WASH

United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF)

Suva, , FJ

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, clean water

The WASH programme focuses on five main areas of work: (1) Strengthening data, policies, planning capacities and budget allocation for WASH; (2) Enhancing the ability of individuals to change or adopt hygiene behaviours; (3) Strengthening the capacities of communities, schools and healthcare providers to ensure operation and maintenance of water and sanitation facilities; (4) Improving standards and advocating for increased budgets to support quality infrastructure and proper maintenance, as well as monitoring; (5) Strengthening capacities of governments to plan for, adapt to, and recover from the effects of hazards and disasters, as well as longer term climate changes that are impacting on water availability and WASH services

How can you make a difference?

The Chief WASH reports to the Deputy Representative for general guidance and direction. The Chief is responsible for managing and supervising all stages of the WASH programme from strategic planning and formulation to the delivery of the WASH outcome and output results.  The Chief is also responsible for leading and managing the CO WASH team.  The Chief WASH is accountable for ensuring that the WASH outcome and output results are achieved according to plans, allocations, results based-management approaches and methodology, UNICEF’s Strategic Plan, standards of performance and accountability framework.

Summary of key functions/accountabilities: 

  1. Managerial leadership
  2. Programme development and planning
  3. Programme management, monitoring and delivery of results
  4. Advisory services and technical support
  5. Advocacy, networking and partnership building
  6. Humanitarian WASH preparedness and response
  7. Innovation, knowledge management and capacity building

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

  • An advanced university degree in one of the following fields is required: public health, social sciences, behavior change communication, sanitary engineering or another relevant technical field.

  • Additional relevant post-graduate courses that complement/supplement the main degree are required.

  • DEVELOPMENTAL:  a minimum of eight years of professional experience in WASH-related programmes for developing countries is required. 

  • One year of deployment in a developing country is required.

  • Proven ability to effectively lead a team to deliver results is required.

  • HUMANITARIAN:  At least one year of work in humanitarian situations, including one three-month mission deployment (with UN-Govt-INGO) is required.

  • Fluency in English is required.  Knowledge of another official UN language or local language of the duty station is considered as an asset.

For every Child, you demonstrate…

UNICEF’s values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, and Accountability (CRITA) and core competencies in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results.

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, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks, and will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles.

Remarks:

Mobility is a condition of international professional employment with UNICEF and an underlying premise of the international civil service.

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

Opening Date Mon Jan 20 2020 00:00:00 GMT+0300 (Arabian Standard Time) Fiji Standard Time
Closing Date Mon Feb 03 2020 14:55:00 GMT+0300 (Arabian Standard Time)


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