WASH Specialist via ReliefWeb

Yemen 🇾🇪

Purpose of the Position

Under the guidance of the Chief WASH section L-5, responsible for the planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of WES Programme within the Young Child Survival and Development Programme.

Key Expected Results

  1. Contributes towards the preparation of the Situation Analysis by compiling data, analyzing and evaluating information, and writing chapters of the Analysis related to Water and Sanitation.

  2. Designs, prepares, implements, monitors and evaluates Water and Sanitation Programme, particularly hygiene promotion and behaviour change. Analyzes and evaluates data and/or takes corrective action when necessary, to meet Programme objectives.

  3. Prepares the sectoral documents related to WES for the Country Programme Recommendation (CPR) and Country Plans of Action (CPAP), Country Programme Summary Sheet, etc.

  4. Undertakes field visits to monitor WES activities, as well as conducts periodic Programme reviews with government counterparts and other partners. Identifies necessary action for Programme adjustments. Provides technical advice and assistance to government officials and other partners in the planning and management of WES projects, particularly sanitation and hygiene promotion.

  5. Participates in the development of the workplan, and ensures compliance with specific assigned objectives. Provides guidance and support to staff to manage and implement WES projects, particularly the sanitation and hygiene promotion component. etc.)

  6. Assists government authorities to plan and organize capacity building programmes. Identifies training needs for the purpose of capacity building and sustainability of WES projects, particularly the sanitation and hygiene promotion component.

  7. Meets with national and international agencies covering the management of WES projects. Participates in meetings with Ministries responsible for Programme review, and follows up on implementation of recommendations and agreements. Assists in the development and/or introduction of new approaches (including gender-responsiveness of technologies and interventions), methods and practices in project management and evaluation especially of the sanitation and hygiene promotion component.

  8. Collaborates with the Operations/Supply staff on supply and non-supply assistance activities ensuring proper and timely UNICEF and Government accountability. Certifies disbursements of funds, monitors and submits financial status reports to Deputy Representative or Representative as required.

  9. Regularly collaborates with programme colleagues from other Sections to ensure strong intersectoral linkages within office and among partners between WES and concerned programmes such as Health and Nutrition and Education, M&E, UN agencies and NGOs (Health Education, Child Friendly Schools, refugee needs, etc). Assists in development of appropriate communication and information strategy to support and/or advocate programme development especially for sanitation and hygiene promotion.

  10. Writes WES Programme status reports required for management Board, donors, budget review, Programme analysis, annual reports, etc.

  11. Ensures the accurate and timely input of Programme information in computerized Programme system and the issuance of status reports for monitoring and evaluation purposes.

Qualifications of Successful Candidate

  1. Education

Advanced university degree in Water and Sanitation, waste management.

*First university degree with additional two-years of relevant work experience is acceptable in lieu of an advanced university degree.

  1. Work Experience

  2. Five years progressively responsible professional work experience in Water and Sanitation, particularly in the area of hygiene promotion and sanitation, social development, project administration, monitoring and evaluation, some at the international level.

  3. Community development work an asset.

  4. Language

  5. Fluency in English and another UN language as required.

  6. Knowledge of local working language of the duty station an asset.

Competencies of Successful Candidate

  1. Core Values

  2. Commitment

  3. Diversity and Inclusion

  4. Integrity

  5. Core Competencies

  6. Communication [ II ]

  7. Working with People [ II ]

  8. Drive for Result [ II ]

  9. Functional Competencies

  10. Leading and Supervising [ II ]

  11. Formulating Strategies and Concepts [ II ]

  12. Analyzing [ II ]

  13. Relating and Networking [ II ]

  14. Persuading and Influencing [ II ]

  15. Creating and Innovating [ II ]


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

* Please note that Sana’a is a non-family duty station.

How to apply:

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