Emergency/Recovery WASH Specialist

Lilongwe, , MW

Job Number: 501221 | Vacancy Link
Location: Malawi
Work Type : Consultancy

If you are a committed, creative professional and are passionate about making a lasting difference for children, the world’s leading children’s rights organization would like to hear from you.

For 70 years, UNICEF has been working on the ground in 190 countries and territories to promote children’s survival, protection and development. The world’s largest provider of vaccines for developing countries, UNICEF supports child health and nutrition, good water and sanitation, quality basic education for all boys and girls, and the protection of children from violence, exploitation, and AIDS. UNICEF is funded entirely by the voluntary contributions of individuals, businesses, foundations and governments.

Purpose of the Position

The Main purpose of the post is to coordinate the Emergency unit with in UNICEF-WASH Section and to provide support to the WASH cluster coordination. Under the direction of the Chief of WASH, in close coordination with the emergency coordinator for Malawi Country Office, responsible for supporting planning, implementation and monitoring and evaluation of UNICEF’s emergency and recovery responses. The focus will be supporting emergency and recovery (resilience) interventions in the affected population by ensuring the provision of access to safe drinking water, excreta disposal and promoting safe hygiene practices. This includes appropriate use and maintenance of WASH facilities and services; ensuring overall efficiency, effectiveness and delivery of results in accordance with UNICEF’s Core Commitment for Children in Emergencies (CCCs) and national and international humanitarian standards.

Key Expected Results

 Inception report indicating detailed schedule of activities with deliverables

The emergency intervention supported through assessment, planning and monitoring.

Establishment and maintenance of appropriate coordination at the field level.

Participatory and community-based approaches facilitated.

Monitor implementation, including response plans and programme cooperation agreements (PCAs).

End user monitoring supported.

Monthly progress report.

Final completion report.

Key Accountabilities and Duties & Tasks

  1. Support needs assessment and analysis.
  1. Coordinate UNICEF Emergency/Recovery WASH intervention.
  2. Support in identifying supply gaps and support in end-user monitoring.
  3. Planning for emergency and recovery interventions including the development of donor concept notes and proposals.
  4. Coordination with local authorities, civil society; and WASH cluster and inter-cluster partners.
  5. Facilitate Participatory and community-based approaches.
  6. Attention to cross-cutting issues and application of WASH emergency standards.
  7. Training and building capacity for implementing partners.
  8. Generating daily and weekly WASH response report, including input for situation reports.

Qualifications of Successful Candidate

  • University degree or equivalent experience in, Civil/Water Resources Engineering, Sanitation Engineering, Hydrogeology, or other related field.
  • Experience working with government agencies, local authorities, international organizations, NGOs and communities in the field of water, sanitation and participatory approaches in health and hygiene promotion.
  • Relevant experience in emergency/recovery WASH preparedness and response programmes
  • A minimum of 5 years of experience with either the UN and/or NGO
  • Fluency in English (verbal and written). Good written and spoken skills in the language of the humanitarian operation and knowledge of another UN language an asset.
  • Strong facilitation and coordination skills, including participatory group discussion;
  • Strong communication, advocacy and negotiation skills.
  • Familiarity with WASH programme in Malawi or similar countries in the region is an advantage.

Competencies of Successful Candidate

Core Values

  • Commitment
  • Diversity and Inclusion
  • Integrity

Core competencies

  • Communication
  • Working with People
  • Drive for Results

To view our competency framework, please click here

UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages qualified female and male candidates from all national, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of our organisation.

Opening Date 9 Nov 2016 Egypt Standard Time
Closing Date 17 Nov 2016 Egypt Standard Time