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Job Title: Water Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) Officer NOA

Employer: United Nations Children’s Fund / UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF)

Vacancy number: VN-NGR-41-2013  

Level: NOA

Contract Type: Temporary Appointment (TA)

Duration: 6 months

Location: Abuja, Nigeria

Purpose of Assignment:

•   The engagement of a WASH Officer on Systems and Capacity Development is directed at providing human resource required to manage and coordinate supports for systems development and strengthening of State and LGA WASH institutions across the 14 programme States.

•   It aims to assist in effective WASH services delivery at all levels using harmonized approaches while ensuring that best practices are documented and disseminated for uptake.

•   This Officer will support synthesis and harmonization of programme strategies and approaches and facilitate skills transfer at all levels.

•   This Officer will support to put in place measures for periodic institutional capacity assessment; facilitate the development and implementation of capacity building plans and work out mechanism for process monitoring to account for programme effectiveness and efficiency.

Specific Project Objectives to which the Consultancy is created: To facilitate synthesis and harmonization of programme strategies and approaches and support institutional development and skills building at all levels using harmonized approaches while ensuring that best practices are documented and disseminated for uptake.

Major Tasks to be accomplished:

1. Programme/Project Management

•   Ensure the availability of accurate, complete and up-to-date information required for effective WASH programme and project design, implementation, management, monitoring and evaluation.

•   Draft sound WASH programme budgets for review by the supervisor.

•   Facilitate synthesis and harmonization of programme strategies and approaches and support institutional development and capacity building at all levels using harmonized approaches while ensuring that best practices are documented and disseminated for uptake.

2. Programme Efficiency and Effectiveness: Enhance programme efficiency and effectiveness through evidence based approach and implementation follow-on, including monitoring UNICEF inputs, local conditions and resources, flow of supply, non-supply and WASH programme status as well as process monitoring and quality assurance.

3. Work Plan and Programme Documentation: Analyze collected data and information and prepare progress reports; assist in identification of required supplies and equipment as well as in the drafting of Programme Recommendation and other programme documentation as well as development of WASH manuals, assuring accuracy and consistency with established rules, regulations and plans of action.

4. Programme Implementation Information and Data

•   Ensure the appropriateness of financial, administrative and supply documentation; verify that WASH programme expenditures are within allotments and that data is consistent with the programme information and database.

•   Follow up on queries or initiate corrective action on discrepancies. Collaborate with Monitoring & Evaluation office on maintaining a gender & equity focus in WASH data collection and reporting.

5. Knowledge Sharing: Compile WASH programme implementation training and orientation materials to promote knowledge sharing with counterparts, WASH sectoral stakeholders, donors and media.

6. Communication and Networking:

•   Ensure effective communication and networking developed and maintained through partnership and collaboration.

•   Collaborate with Operations staff to implement internal controls systems and resolve day-to-day issues or discrepancies in financial or supply management.

•   Team with local Government counterparts and sectoral stakeholders to exchange information on WASH programme implementation and status, put in place measures for periodic institutional capacity assessment and facilitate the development and implementation of capacity building plans.

•   Identify, document and disseminate best practices in programme delivery and facilitate uptake

Qualifications or specialized knowledge/experience required:

1. Education

•   University degree 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 development assistance.

•   Additional training in Health Education or Communication for Development (Programme Communication), an asset.

2. Work Experience:

•   One year of professional work experience in the UN or other international development organization or private sector (for IP) and national government and field work experience (for NO).

•   Familiarity and experience in Institutional strengthening and governance an asset.

3. Language Proficiency: Fluency in English and local working language of the duty station.

How to Apply:

If you are interested in the position and meet the requirements, please apply online or send cover letter (one-page summary statement that describes how your experience and qualification relate to the job description) and a scanned/PDF copy of the completed and signed UN Personal History Form (which can be downloaded here http://s.jobnavy.com/UN-P11-Form) to nrecruit@unicef.org.

Deadline: 12th December, 2013

Please mention the position title you are applying for on the subject line of your email.

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