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United Nations Children’s Fund New Recruitment

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) – In September 2014 UNICEF began implementing a joint programme with UN Women on Women, Peace and Security (WPS) funded by the European Union (EU). The programme will support the Nigerian Government (Federal level), three Northern Nigerian States namely Adamawa, Gombe and Plateau and selected Local Government Areas (LGAs) to strengthen women’s leadership, advance gender equality and improve protection for women and children in conflict settings.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: TA – WASH Officer (Sustainability & Accountability), NOB
Job Number: 508187
Location: Abuja, Nigeria
Work Type: Temporary Appointment
Duration: 8 months
Purpose of this Assignment

  • Under the overall guidance of the Chief of WASH (Water, Sanitation & Hygiene) Section and day to day supervision of the WASH Specialist (Research), the incumbent will specifically support the strengthening of community management structures (WASHCOMS) which are essential  to sustainable community WASH systems.
  • UNICEF has been supporting the establishment and capacity building of WASHCOMs however more has to done in terms of strengthening their capacity in order for them to effectively and sustainably operate as intended.

Major Responsibilities

  • Train a pool of resource persons at State and LGA levels including civil society actors to facilitate roll out of the Expanded guidelines for WASHCOM formation and training towards improving WASHCOMs’ performance in WASH project management and their expanded roles in promoting child survival and convergence activities at the community level.
  • Collate and review data for update of WASHCOMs’ performance dashboard on WASHIMS based on outcome of WASHCOMs functionality assessments
  • Conduct corrective monitoring in communities to ensure that Guideline for formation of WASHCOMS is followed.
  • Document lessons and best practices on WASHCOM in WASH Programme for replication and upscale
  • Support the implementation of the of the Accountability Mapping and Public Expenditure tracking activities
  • Develop a database/list of the above mentioned resource persons by state and LGA with contact addresses for use by LGAs whenever there is need for a WASHCOM and Federation of WASHCOM to be established or retrained.
  • Support institutionalization of the WASHCOM functionality assessment that is currently being conducted through a PCA with PFD – Develop procedure which will enable State and LGA staff to collect the data for the assessment and discuss the reports on a quarterly basis for action.

Qualifications, Experience and Competencies Required

  • University Degree in one of the disciplines relevant to the following areas; Social Science, Development Studies, Public Health, Sanitation Engineering, or a field relevant to international WASH related development assistance
  • Minimum of 3 years progressive experience in the UN or other international development organizations and national government in the WASH Sector supporting governance and community engagement
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a multi-cultural environment and establish harmonious and effective working relationships both within and outside the organization.
  • Excellent computer skills, including internet navigation and office applications
  • Initiative, passion and commitment to UNICEF’s mission and professional values
  • Fluency in English (both written and spoken) are required.
  • Up to date knowledge on WASH governance principles and working knowledge of participatory approaches
  • Excellent training and facilitation skills with ability to effectively lead participatory discussions and manage large group processes
  • Experience in networking social mobilization and advocating for results amongst government agencies, NGOs, private actors and development partners

 

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply

Application Deadline  2nd November, 2017.

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