Re-advertisement: WASH Specialist, NO-3, Enugu, Nigeria #6970 (Fixed Term)-For Nigerian nationals only.


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1 month ago

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Job Description/Requirements

UNICEF works in some of the world's toughest places, to reach the world's most disadvantaged children. To save their lives. To defend their rights. To help them fulfill their potential.

Across 190 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, access

In Nigeria, UNICEF works in a complex humanitarian and development setting to fulfill and protect children's rights in partnership with the government, civil society, children, and families. UNICEF Nigeria is one of the largest UNICEF Country Offices globally -  click the link to learn more about UNICEF in Nigeria: 

How can you make a difference?

To consolidate the gains already achieved in evidence generation, the WASH specialist will support the institutionalization and scale-up of M & M&E, evidence generation, and data management in the sector. S/he will ensure that monitoring and reporting mechanisms are in place to track progress in achieving targets in the WASH programme. S/he will also ensure that adequate support and advisory services are rendered to the Federal Ministry of Water Resources (FMWR) and state-line ministries in the roll-out of systems and strategies for effective monitoring, reporting, evidence generation, and data management at the sub-national level. Transfer requisite skill and capacity for data and information management to the various actors at the local level. The Specialist will manage systems for periodic data updates and ensure that measures are in place to facilitate the use of data and evidence generated for policy formulation, planning, and budgeting at all levels. Ultimately, this will enhance sector governance, accountability, value for money, and overall programme sustainability

Summary of key functions/accountabilities:

Programme development and planning Programme management, monitoring, evaluation, and delivery of results Technical and operational support for programme implementation Humanitarian WASH preparedness and response Networking and partnership building UNICEF and Government Accountability Innovation, knowledge management, and capacity building Evidence Generation, Data, and Information Management Evidence-based advocacy to leverage state human and financial resources Emergency response coordination

Please refer to the attached job description for more information â¦â¦Â WASH Specialist NO3 Enugu JD (002).doc

To qualify as an advocate for every child you will haveâ¦

An advanced university degree in one of the following fields is required: public health, social sciences, civil engineering, mechanical engineering, water or sanitary engineering, or any other relevant technical field. A minimum of five years of professional experience in WASH-related programmes for developing countries is required including emergency WASH response. A minimum of two years of progressively responsible professional work experience in M&E plus reporting of community-based demand-driven WASH projects, including in the use of participatory methodologies. Analytical skills and report writing ability are essential together with IT skills, including advanced experience in MS Excel or data analysis and infographic software (pivot tables and functions). Experience in networking amongst government agencies, NGOs, the private sector, and development partners is essential. Experience in leveraging state resources for sustainable access to WASH facilities for women and children. Fluency in English. Knowledge of another official UN language or the local language of the duty station is an asset.

Expert knowledge of three components and basic knowledge of two components

Rural and small-town water supply and sanitation for low- and middle-income countries - including M&E and management of water supply projects, water safety, sustainability, CLTS WASH in Schools and Health Centers National government WASH policies, plans, and strategies Analysis of national budgets and expenditures for basic WASH and related advocacy WASH Information Management System for Nigeria Emergency WASH response and coordination

Expert knowledge of two components and basic knowledge of the other components

Humanitarian WASH - preparedness Humanitarian WASH - response and recovery Programme/project management Capacity development Knowledge management Monitoring, evaluation, and reporting (ME&R) Data management ICT-based programme implementation (including the use of GIS software and ARC view) Communication, presentation, and training skills (including the ability to explain data analysis to non-M&E people

UNICEFâs Core Values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust and Accountability and Sustainability (CRITAS) underpin everything we do and how we do it. Get acquainted with Our Values Charter: UNICEF Values

The UNICEF competencies required for this post are...

Demonstrates Self Awareness and Ethical Awareness (11) Works Collaboratively with others (11) Builds and Maintains Partnerships (11) Innovates and Embraces Change (11) Thinks and Acts Strategically (11) Drives to achieve impactful results (11) Manages ambiguity and complexity (11)

To view our competency framework, please visit here.

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