WASH Cluster Coordinator

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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

On behalf of UNICEF, the Country Lead Agency for the WASH sector, and in support of the Government, the purpose of this post is to provide leadership and facilitate the processes that will ensure a well-coordinated, strategic, adequate, coherent, and effective response by participants in the WASH sector.

Key Accountabilities, Duties & Tasks

The post holder has joint responsibility with the Cluster/sector Lead Agency, resourcing partners and all cluster/sector participants at the national and sub-national level, for the efficient management and functioning of the WASH Cluster/sector encompassing the following:

Key Accountabilities and Duties & Tasks

The post holder has joint responsibility with the Cluster/sector Lead Agency, resourcing partners and all cluster/sector participants at the national and sub-national level for the efficient management and functioning of the WASH Cluster/sector encompassing the following:

  • Respond to the Cluster/sector participants’ needs for information.
  • Adapt existing in-country information management approaches for collecting, analysing and reporting Cluster/sector activities and resources, and identifying information gaps.
  • Establish and maintain information databases that consolidate, analyse and report/disseminate information critical to decision making.
  • Maintain monthly reporting from Cluster/sector participants, including 5Ws (‘Who does What, Where, When and for Whom?’ databases).
  • Support the estimation of spatial and temporal gaps, overlaps and coverage of Cluster/sector activities and projects.
  • Work with Cluster/sector participants to identify information gaps at national and sub-national levels and propose ways to bridge those gaps
  • Work with the OCHA Information Management Specialist to develop appropriate supportive strategies.
  • Use GIS mapping for map production and geographic data management
  • Adopt and promote the use of global standards for information management for inter-operability.
  • Manage flows of information and dissemination in an appropriate way, including website management.
  • Manage an inventory of relevant documents on the humanitarian situation.
  • Support the development and analysis of needs assessment and monitoring programmes
  • To provide information management leadership in assessments and monitoring, including joint assessments and training.
  • Lead on the preparation of SitRep inputs with emphasis on Cluster/sector plans, targets and achievements.
  • Develop and strengthen information management capacity through the training
  • Contribute to the core cluster/sector functions
  • Where there is both a national and a sub-national cluster/sector, the post holder will ensure that there is effective communication, reporting, engagement and coordination between the two levels

Qualifications of the Successful Candidate

Education

Advanced university degree in one of the disciplines relevant to the following areas: Preferably Civil Engineering or Sanitation Engineering with secondary knowledge of Mechanical Engineering, Hydrology, public health or a field relevant to international WASH related development assistance. Formal training in cluster/sector coordination an advantage.

*A first University degree (Bachelor’s Degree) in the above fields of studies, combined with 2 additional years of relevant work experience, may be acceptable in lieu of an advanced university degree.

Work Experience

At least 8 years of progressively responsible professional work experience in the UN or other international development organization, national government or the private sector including programme management and/or coordination in the first phase of a major emergency response relevant to the cluster/sector.

Competencies of the Successful Candidate

Core values

  • Commitment
  • Diversity and Inclusion
  • Integrity

Core competencies

    • Communication
    • Working with People
    • Drive for Results

    Functional competencies

      • Leading and Supervising
      • Formulating Strategies and Concepts
      • Analyzing
      • Relating and Networking
      • Deciding and Initiating Action
      • Applying Technical Expertise 

      Please note:

      * The successful candidate for this emergency recruitment MUST be available to commence work within 31 days of receiving an offer.

      ** Damascus is a non-family duty station.

      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.

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