WASH Specialist

Dakar, Senegal 🇸🇳

Job Number: 497924 | Vacancy Link
Location: Reg Services Div (WCARO), Dakar
Work Type : Fixed Term Staff

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

Under the guidance of the Regional Adviser – WASH, responsible for technical leadership and support in WASH for Child Survival and Development in the West and Central Africa Region (WCAR), the WASH Specialist provides timely and state-of-the art technical support, programme support, knowledge management support and emergency preparedness and response support to UNICEF Country Programs in West and Central Africa, represents UNICEF in regional for a, and coordinates on UNICEF’s behalf with regional partners and donors. 

Key Expected Results

1. Provide timely and state-of-the art technical support in WASH for Child Survival and Development to UNICEF Country Programs in all WASH programming areas with special attention to the following technical areas:

  • Sanitation promotion
  • Hygiene education
  • Wash in Schools
  • Guinea Worm Eradication
  • Monitoring of WASH interventions

2. Provide timely and quality program support in WASH for Child Survival and Development to UNICEF Country Programs in six key program areas:

  • Policy dialogue and policy development;
  • Program planning, monitoring and evaluation;
  • Knowledge generation , dissemination and management;
  • Capacity building and strengthening;
  • Leadership and representation, inter-agency coordination and partnerships development and resource mobilization;
  • Cluster leadership and coordination in humanitarian response and short-term surge support to countries in emergencies until additional resources are mobilized

3. Conceptualizes, develops, and disseminates regional technical, analyses, reports and publications by compiling and scrutinizing information, tabulating and analysing data, and presenting findings and results

4. Develops and submits quality progress and financial reports to donors and resource mobilization proposals for WASH and Child Survival and WASH for Emergency Response programming.

5. Participates in intersectoral collaboration with other sectors in the Regional Office, particularly Health, Programme Communication, Education, HIV/AIDS and Emergencies

Qualifications of Successful Candidate

  • Advanced university degree in Engineering or Public Health.
  • Eight years of progressively responsible professional work experience at the international level in WASH with a focus on sanitation and hygiene planning, management, monitoring, and evaluation, including emergency context.
  • Fluency in English and French is required. Knowledge of a second UN language (i.e. Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian, Spanish) is an asset.

Competencies of Successful Candidate

Core Values

  • Commitment
  • Diversity and Inclusion
  • Integrity

Core competencies

  • Communication – Level II
  • Working with People – Level II
  • Drive for Results – Level II

Functional Competencies

  • Leading and Supervising – Level II
  • Formulating Strategies and Concepts – Level II
  • Analyzing – Level II
  • Relating and Networking – Level II
  • Persuading and Influencing – Level II
  • Creating and Innovating – Level II

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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 15 Jul 2016 GMT Standard Time
Closing Date 9 Aug 2016 GMT Standard Time