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How can you make a difference?
Programme planning management, monitoring and delivery of results:
• Conduct site inspection, facilitating the bidding and selection of contractors, communication and securing of required clearances with UNICEF supplyeadquarters and support in coordination with the relevant government Ministries/departments.
• Provide technical assistance in quality assurance/control of the management and implementation of the UNICEF supported water and sanitation facilities construction in schools and health facilities, including for the development of architectural/engineering designs and BoQs in school and maternities.
• Prepare technical reports and inputs for programme preparation and documentation, ensuring accuracy, timeliness and relevance of information.
• Contribute to the development/establishment of WASH-related outcome and output results, as well as related strategies, through analysis of WASH sector needs and priorities.
• Provide technical and administrative support throughout all stages of programming processes by executing/administering a variety of technical programme transactions, preparing materials/documentations, complying with organizational processes and management systems, to support progress towards the WASH-related outcome and/or output results in the country programme.
• Prepare required documentations/materials to facilitate review and approval processes.
2. Programme management, monitoring and delivery of results:
• Participate in monitoring and evaluation exercises, programme reviews and annual sectoral reviews with government and other counterparts and prepare reports on results for required action/interventions at the higher level of programme management.
• Monitor and report on the use of sectoral programme resources (financial, administrative and other assets), verify compliance with approved allocations, organizational rules, regulations/procedures and donor commitments, standards of accountability and integrity. Report on issues identified to enable timely resolution by management/stakeholders.
• Prepare sectoral progress reports for management, donors and partners.
3. Technical and operational support for programme implementation:
• Provide technical and operational support to government counterparts, NGO partners, UN system partners and other country office partners/donors on the application and understanding of UNICEF policies, strategies, processes and best practices in WASH, to support programme implementation.
• Study and fully understand UNICEF’s procedures for responding in an emergency.
• Take up support roles in an emergency response and early recovery, as and when the need arises.
5. Networking and partnership building:
• Draft communication and information materials for WASH programme advocacy to promote awareness, establish partnership/alliances and support fund-raising for WASH.
• Participate in inter-agency meetings on UNDAF planning, to integrate and harmonize UNICEF output results and implementation strategies with UNDAF development and planning processes.
• Research information on potential donors and prepare resource mobilization materials and briefs for fund raising and partnership development purposes.
• Assist in the preparation of learning/knowledge products, covering innovative approaches and good practices, to support overall WASH sector development.
• Assist in creating and delivering learning opportunities for UNICEF WASH staff, to ensure our sector capacity remains up-to-date with latest developments.
• Participate as a resource person in capacity building initiatives to enhance the competencies of clients/stakeholders.
Competencies and level of proficiency required (based on UNICEF Professional Competency Profiles).
Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, Accountability
Communication (II); Working with people (I);Drive for results (I)
Formulating strategies and concepts (I), Analyzing (II), Applying technical expertise (II),Learning and researching (II)
Planning and organizing (II)
Additional relevant post-graduate courses that complement/supplement the main degree are a strong asset.
Experience: A minimum of two years of professional work experience in WASH-related programmes in the context of Tajikistan is required. Familiarity with national and UNICEF WASH standards is desirable.
Language Requirements: Fluency in Russian and Tajik, good working knowledge of English is required. Knowledge of another official UN language is considered as an asset
1. Rural water supply for low- and middle-income countries – including water safety, sustainability
2. Rural sanitation for low- and middle-income countries, incl. sustainability; applying CATS principles
3. Urban sanitation for low- and middle-income countries, incl. sustainability
4. Handwashing with soap
5. WASH-in-Schools and Health Centres
6. Menstrual hygiene management
7. National government WASH policies, plans and strategies
8. Analysis of national budgets and expenditure for basic WASH, and related advocacy
Basic knowledge of one component:
1. Humanitarian WASH – preparedness
2. Humanitarian WASH – response and recovery
2. Capacity development
3. Knowledge management
4. Monitoring and evaluation
1. Human rights and WASH
2. Gender equality and WASH
View our competency framework at:
The link to review detailed Generic Job Profile would be available at the following links: www.untj.org/jobs, www.unicef.org/tajikistan/resources, www.facebook.com/uniceftajikistan.
The candidates, who are interested to apply for the position, should follow the electronic application’s instructions at: http://jobs.unicef.org/cw/en-us/job/529980?lApplicationSubSourceID=
It requires the applicant to upload the detailed CV and academic degrees/diplomas. UN candidates should upload at least two latest performance evaluation reports.
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.
Opening Date Thu Feb 20 2020 07:00:00 GMT+0300 (Arabian Standard Time) West Asia Standard Time
Closing Date Wed Mar 04 2020 21:55:00 GMT+0300 (Arabian Standard Time)