WASH Officer (Cluster Coordination)

United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF)

Mogadishu, Somalia 🇸🇴

Summary of key accountabilities:

  1. Capacity development and support to partners: Capacity development of Regional Cluster Focal Points to develop annual regional plan, joint assessments and contingency planning. Support Regional Focal Points in Somalia to conduct effective monthly coordination meetings. Support to National Cluster/Sectors, including response to WASH Cluster members requests (50 active agencies, and 120 inactive agencies).
  2. Emergency preparedness, Response and Fund Mobilization:
    • Support the WASH Cluster partners during preparedness and response to emergencies by ensuring joint coordination and supplies are available at the field level to support timely response to any emergency. Strenghten Regional and Districts Focal Points to coordinate and report on prepardness and response to AWD/Cholera and Flooding.
    • Faciliate and monitor emergency response – such floods, drougths, forced displacement Acute Watery Diarrhea/Cholera response. Support the funds mobilisation process and the initial technical review of the proposals (HRP, SHF).
  3. Knowledge Sharing: Compile WASH projects implementation, preparedness, training and orientation materials to promote knowledge sharing with counterparts, WASH Cluster partners and sectorial stakeholders, donors and media. Learn from other Clusters, and share information to improve overall inter cluster coordination. Represent Regional Clusters in the National Wash Cluster,
  4. Communication and Networking: Ensure the effective communication and networking developed and maintained through partnership and collaboration. Team with local Government and Wash Cluster partners and counterparts to exchange information on WASH Programme implementation, status, capacity and risk mapping, preparedness as well as movement, prepositioning and distribution of supplies. Coordinate with members of the development community, including NGOs, UN and bilateral agencies in the exchange of information relating to WASH Cluster/Sector.
  5. Programme/Project Management: Ensure the availability of accurate, complete and up-to-date information required for effective WASH Cluster programming and projects design, implementation, management, monitoring and evaluation.
  6. Programme Efficiency and Effectiveness: Enhance Programme efficiency and effectiveness through evidence base approach and implementation follow-on, including monitoring Wash Cluster partners inputs, local conditions and resources, flow of supply and non-supply and emergency assistance.

To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have…

  • University degree in one of the disciplines relevant to the following areas: Public Health, Civil Engineering, Geology, Hydrology, Sanitation Engineering, or a field relevant to international WASH related development assistance (Social Sciences). Additional training in Health Education or Communication for Development (Programme Communication), an asset.
  • Minimum of two (2) years of experience in International Organizations including UN agencies with an emphasis on humanitarian emergency interventions with a strong background in project management, monitoring and evaluation, coordination, administration or financial management.
  • Experience in the usage of computers and office software packages (MS Word, Excel)
  • Experience in water sanitation and hygiene.  Cross cluster experience in Health, Nutrition and/or Education preferred. 
  • Fluency in English is required.  Knowledge of a second official UN language is desirable