in Tanzania 2021: New Job Opportunities United Nations at UNICEF, 2021
Job no: 535233
Contract type: Fixed Term Appointment
Categories: WASH (Water, Sanitation and Hygiene), NO-4
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works in some of the world’s toughest places, to reach the world’s most
disadvantaged children in order to save their lives, defend their
rights and to help them fulfill their potential.
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, Hope
How can you make a difference?
WASH Specialist, you will under the leadership of the WASH Chief,
direct and lead UNICEF support to government, through sector-wide policy
dialogue mechanisms; analysis of evidence from the UNICEF sub-national
programme and global UNICEF experiences; policy advocacy and development
of national approaches with government; and development of tools and
guidelines to leverage WASH sector resources for children. Lead the WASH
emergency preparedness and response function including resilience and
Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR). Also, support the identification of
gender and other inequalities and implement programmes to eliminate
sectoral analysis, input, support and collaboration to the Situation
Analysis and its periodic update undertaken for effective programme
planning, development and management.
- Knowledge management
effectively promoted through drafting/finalizing key WASH sectoral
programme documents and reports, sharing good practice, lessons learned,
and knowledge/information exchange.
- Quality of rights-based
WASH programmes effectively promoted, and coherence, synergy and value
added to programme management processes through results-based management
- Sectoral work plan and activities formulated,
implemented and monitored, ensuring alignment with the defined programme
strategies and approaches, with special attention to gender/sex
disaggregation of relevant indicators.
- Programme delivery,
evaluation and reporting carried out efficiently, rigorously and
transparently in compliance with the established guidelines and
- UNICEF’s global goals effectively promoted through advocacy and policy dialogue in the WASH sector.
and timely UNICEF and Government accountability ensured regarding
supply, non-supply and emergency assistance as well as disbursement of
programme funds for the WASH sector.
- Effective communication and
networking achieved through partnership and collaboration including
support to the IASC WASH Cluster.
Accountabilities and Duties and Tasks
the delegated authority and under the given organizational set-up, the
incumbent may be assigned the primariy, shared, or contributory
accountabilities for all or part of the following areas of major duties
and key end-results.
Programme/project Planning, Development and Management.
effective programme sectoral or inter-sectoral planning, development
and management by leading, guiding, coordinating and supporting the
timely completion of the Situational Analysis and its periodic update,
addressing gender inequalities and determinants of inequalities through
accurate and complete monitoring and analysis, and the timely
preparation or finalization of sectoral input.
and delivery on sectoral leadership responsibilities including
leadership and facilitation of the IASC WASH Cluster.
knowledge management by exchange of knowledge, information, situation
analysis, experience or lessons learned; promote knowledge sharing and
technical input or recommendations on major programme directions and on
introduction of new initiatives in the country. Promote lessons learned
in addressing inequalities and gender inequalities.
Rights-Based Programme with Results-Based Approach.
the quality of rights-based WASH programme and programmes through
participation in the formulation of programme/project goals, strategies
and approaches. Bring coherence, synergy and added value to programme
management processes using a results-based management approach to
planning and design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation.
Sectoral Work Plan Development, Implementation, and Monitoring.
primary responsibility for the development of the sectoral work plan
and technical decisions as well as for project management,
implementation and monitoring of assigned project/sectoral activity, in
compliance with the defined project strategies and approaches, with an
emphasis on promoting approaches to reducing gender inequalities and
achieving gender mainstreaming.
Programme Management, Delivery, Evaluation and Reporting.
programme efficiency and delivery through a rigorous and transparent
approach to evaluation. Participation in major evaluation exercises,
programme reviews and annual sector review meetings with government
counterparts. Ensure the preparation of annual WASH sector status
reports. Ensure adequate and transparent evaluation of emergency
preparedness and response.
Promotion of UNICEF’s Global Goals
the organization goals of UNICEF through advocacy and policy dialogue
through active engagement in communication, networking and participation
at every opportunity inside and outside UNICEF, leveraging the strength
of UNICEF mission, goals and programmes, and with reference to the WASH
UNICEF and Government Accountability.
with Operations and 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 management in compliance with the
regulations and guidelines.
Advocate for due attention and support
to be given to environmental and sustainable development issues
(pertaining to WASH) in all sectors and line ministries.
Ensure adequate attention is given to Disaster Risk Management, including emergency preparedness.
Communication, Collaboration, Networking and Partnership.
exchange of information, experience, identify new strategies and
courses of action to accelerate/improve delivery of services and achieve
WASH programme requirements and objectives. Conduct field visits to
monitor programmes and collect information. Conduct periodic programme
reviews with Government counterparts and other partners.
with Communication and Programme Communication groups to ensure
development of effective communication materials and strategies to
support advocacy and social mobilization efforts.
consultation with the Chief, contribute to coordination with Regional
Advisor and HQ Officers collaborate with other Project or Programme or
Emergency Officers to ensure the integration of the project/sectoral
programme with other sectors.
- Collaborate with the Operations
and Supply Sections and Government authorities to establish and maintain
sound internal controls supportive of the WASH programme or sectoral
planning and implementation, to coordinate financial and supply
management requirements as well as to ensure accountability.
with Government and other partners, NGOs, UN and bilateral agencies in
the different stages of WASH programme/project implementation to follow
up on agreements and recommendations.
- Provide technical support
and guidance on appropriate technical, financial and institutional
capacity building measures to achieve WASH programme goals.
sectoral orientation on the ‘Cluster Approach’ and ensure leadership
and coordination of the IASC WASH Cluster through preparedness and
emergency response, whilst simultaneously ensuring delivery on the CCCs
by the UNICEF WASH programme.
To qualify as an advocate for every child you will haveâ€¦
advanced university degree (Master’s or higher) in one of the
disciplines relevant to the following areas; Public Health, Civil
Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Geology, Hydrology, Sanitation
Engineering, or a field relevant to international WASH related
- Additional training in Health Education or Communication for Development (Programme Communication), an asset.
minimum of 8 years of relevant professional experience in the UN or
other international development organization, national government or the
private sector. Field work experience.
- Background/familiarity with Emergency (preparedness and response) and the IASC Cluster approach.
UNICEF’s values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, and Accountability (CRITA) and core competencies.
UNICEF competencies required for this post are; Builds and maintains
partnerships, demonstrates self-awareness and ethical awareness,
innovates and embraces change, drive to achieve results for impact,
manages ambiguity and complexity, thinks and acts strategically, work
Collaboratively with others.
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.
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
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.
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engaged under a consultancy or individual contract will not be
considered “staff members” under the Staff Regulations and Rules of the
United Nations and UNICEF’s policies and procedures, and will not be
entitled to benefits provided therein (such as leave entitlements and
medical insurance coverage). Their conditions of service will be
governed by their contract and the General Conditions of Contracts for
the Services of Consultants and Individual Contractors. Consultants and
individual contractors are responsible for determining their tax
liabilities and for the payment of any taxes and/or duties, in
accordance with local or other applicable laws.
Advertised: 25 May 2021 E. Africa Standard Time
Deadline: 08 Jun 2021 E. Africa Standard Time