Togo nationals: WASH Officer
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 Water, Hygiene and Sanitation program is implemented over the period 2019-2023 with the objective of contributing to the achievement of SDG 6 relating to water and sanitation. It aims to achieve two outputs, the first on eliminating open defecation and the second on improving access to safely managed water. The Wash officer will support the technical implementation of the Hygiene and Sanitation Fund program under the supervision of the WASH specialist. When done effectively, the achievement of the outcome results will improve child survival, growth and development, and reduce inequalities in the country.
How can you make a difference?
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Undertake field visits and surveys, collect and share reports with partners/stakeholders. Report critical issues, bottlenecks and potential problems to supervisor, for timely action
- Take up support roles in an emergency response and early recovery, as and when the need arises.
To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have…
- An advanced university degree in one of the following fields is required: sanitary engineering, Water, sanitation and Hygiene, public Health or another relevant technical field.
- Additional relevant post-graduate courses that complement/supplement the main degree are a strong asset.
- At least two years' professional experience in the management of Water, Hygiene and Sanitation programmes. A very good knowledge of Behaviour Change Approaches to Hygiene and Sanitation, in particular the Community Led Total sanitation approach (CLTS) and Menstrual Hygiene and Health.
- Relevant experience in a United Nations agency or organization is considered an asset.
- Fluency in French is required. Knowledge of English and 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.
The functional competencies required for this post are...
- Analyzing (2)
- Applying technical expertise (2)
- Learning and researching (2)
- Planning and organizing (2)
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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.
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.