WASH Specialist, P3 on Fixed Term, Dushanbe, Tajikistan

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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, clean water

The fundamental mission of UNICEF is to promote the rights of every child, everywhere, in everything the organization does — in programmes, in advocacy and in operations. The equity strategy, emphasizing the most disadvantaged and excluded children and families, translates this commitment to children’s rights into action. For UNICEF, equity means that all children have an opportunity to survive, develop and reach their full potential, without discrimination, bias or favoritism. To the degree that any child has an unequal chance in life — in its social, political, economic, civic and cultural dimensions — her or his rights are violated. There is growing evidence that investing in the health, education and protection of a society’s most disadvantaged citizens — addressing inequity — not only will give all children the opportunity to fulfill their potential but also will lead to sustained growth and stability of countries. This is why the focus on equity is so vital. It accelerates progress towards realizing the human rights of all children, which is the universal mandate of UNICEF, as outlined by the Convention on the Rights of the Child, while also supporting the equitable development of nations.

Job organizational context: The WASH Specialist will lead newly established WASH Section in Tajikistan CO to ensure that by 2026, children, young people, and their caregivers, and especially the most vulnerable, benefit from quality and equitable WASH services and adopt appropriate care practices. The Specialist will lead the team of 2 National Officers and one GS staff.

Purpose for the job: The WASH Specialist reports to the Deputy Representative for guidance and general supervision. The Specialist supports the development, preparation, management, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of the WASH programme within the country programme. The Specialist provides technical guidance and management support throughout the programming processes, to facilitate the administration and achievement of the WASH-related output results in the country programme.

How can you make a difference?

Key function, accountabilities and related duties/tasks

Summary of key functions/accountabilities:

  1. Managerial and technical leadership
  2. Programme development and planning
  3. Programme management, monitoring and delivery of results
  4. Advisory services and technical support
  5. Technical and operational support for programme implementation
  6. Humanitarian WASH preparedness and response
  7. Networking and partnership building
  8. Innovation, knowledge management and capacity building

******1.****** Managerial and technical leadership- Establish the annual work plan, determining priorities and performance measurements. Monitor workplan implementation, to ensure that WASH output results are achieved to schedule and performance standards. Report critical issues to the Deputy Representative for timely action. - Establish the annual workplan outputs, activities and developmental priorities of the WASH section staff. Provide timely guidance to enable the WASH section staff to perform their duties responsibly and efficiently. - Manage WASH team building and motivation. Signal potential conflicts and take preventive action, in coordination with Human Resources staff. Managerial leadership

2. Programme development and planning

  • Prepare the WASH inputs for the situation analysis. Provide comprehensive and current data to inform WASH policy and programme development, planning, management and implementation. Keep abreast of global, regional and national WASH sector developments, for maximum efficiency and effectiveness in WASH programme design, management and implementation.
  • Work towards establishing UNICEFs strategic positioning in the WASH sector by achieving the right balance in policy/strategic level and action on the ground through key partnerships and sectoral collaboration.
  • Work collaboratively with colleagues and partners to discuss national WASH priorities, resources, strategies and methodologies to ensure the most strategic use of the collective resources of external support agencies.
  • Develop and manage a fund raising strategy for WASH, aligned with the WASH output results in the country programme, and lead interactions with senior staff of donor agencies.
  • Lead the strategic WASH programme planning discussions. Prepare WASH donor proposals, ensuring alignment with UNICEF’s Strategic Plan, UNICEF’s global WASH strategy and the Country programme, as well as government plans and priorities, and the role of other external support agencies.
  • Lead the development of the WASH outcome and output results of the country programme (or CCPD), along with related background, strategic analysis and delivery strategies, ensuring alignment with UNICEF’s Strategic Plan, UNICEF’s global WASH strategy and the country programme as well as government plans and priorities, and the role of other WASH external support agencies. Lead the development of output-related indicators, baselines, targets and means of verification.
  • Work with colleagues and partners to discuss strategies and methodologies for the achievement of WASH output results in the country programme.
  • Provide technical and operational support throughout all stages of programming processes and ensure integration, coherence and harmonization of WASH with other UNICEF sectors, for the achievement of the WASH output results.
  • Draft assigned sections of the annual work plan, in close cooperation with government and other counterparts.

    1. Programme management, monitoring and delivery of results
  • Lead and manage WASH program implementation related to National level policy and strategic engagements. At the same time provide technical quality assurance and oversee UNICEF program implementation on the ground including operationalization of expanded strategy and ongoing commitments on WASH Infection Prevention and Control (IPC)

  • With other external support agencies, strengthen national government WASH sector monitoring systems, with a focus on WASH outcomes (behaviors), using bottleneck analysis tools available in the sector (WASH-BAT, CSOs, SDAs) and Joint Sector Reviews
  • Participate in monitoring and evaluation exercises, programme reviews and annual sectoral reviews with government and other counterparts and prepare reports on results for required action/interventions at the higher level of programme management.
  • Prepare/assess monitoring and evaluation reports to identify gaps, strengths/weaknesses in programmes and management, identify and document lessons learned.
  • Monitor and report on the use of sectoral programme resources (financial, administrative and other assets), verify compliance with approved allocations, organizational rules, regulations/procedures and donor commitments, standards of accountability and integrity. Report on issues identified to enable timely resolution by management/stakeholders.
  • Prepare sectoral progress reports for management, donors and partners

4. Advisory services and technical support

  • Participate in strategic discussions to influence national WASH policies and strategies, including the reduction of inequalities, contributing to global sector learning.
  • Advise senior officials in government, NGOs, UN agencies and WASH sector donors on WASH policies, strategies and best practices.
  • Lead the preparation of policy papers, briefing notes and other strategic materials for use by management, donors, UNICEF regional offices and headquarters.
  • Coordinate the use of technical experts from the Regional Office and HQ, as and where appropriate in the WASH programme, through remote support and on-site visits.

    1. Technical and operational support for programme implementation
  • Actively monitor UNICEF-supported activities through field visits, surveys and exchange of information with partners, to assess progress, identify bottlenecks and potential problems and take timely decisions to resolve issues and/or refer to relevant officials for timely interventions.

  • Provide technical and operational support to government counterparts, NGO partners, UN system partners and other country office partners/donors on the application and understanding of UNICEF policies, strategies, processes and best practices in WASH, to support programme implementation.
  • Plan for use of technical experts from the Regional Office and HQ, as and where appropriate in the WASH programme, through remote support and on-site visits.
  • Participate in WASH programme meetings, to review progress, with government, other sector agencies and implementation partners, involved at various stages of WASH programme implementation, to provide expert advice and guidance.
  • Draft policy papers, briefs and other strategic materials for use by management, donors, UNICEF regional offices and headquarters.

    1. Humanitarian WASH preparedness and response
  • Ensure the annual preparation/revision of UNICEF’s preparedness for WASH in emergencies.

  • Prepare requisitions for supplies, services, long-term agreements and partnership agreements to ensure UNICEF is prepared to deliver on its commitments for WASH in case of an emergency.
  • Ensure the coordination arrangements for humanitarian WASH are in place, for instant robust coordination in case of an emergency and a strong leadership is demonstrated
  • Ensure that all UNICEF WASH staff are familiar with UNICEF’s procedures for responding in an emergency.
  • In case of an emergency, ensure that UNICEF meets its commitments for WASH in the response and early recovery.
  • Support government to strengthen WASH emergency preparedness

    1. Networking and partnership building
  • Build and strengthen strategic partnerships with government counterparts, UN agencies, donor agencies, WASH institutions, NGOs, research institutes and the private sector to stimulate coordination and collaboration.

  • Prepare materials for WASH programme advocacy to promote awareness, establish partnerships and support fund-raising.
  • Participate in inter-agency discussions, ensuring that UNICEF’s position, interests and priorities are fully considered and integrated in the UNDAF development planning and agenda setting.
  • Oversee the analysis of national budgets for WASH, cost analysis and value-for-money studies, to advocate for improvements in sector efficiency.
  • Interact with global and regional initiatives and partnerships for WASH

    1. Innovation, knowledge management and capacity building
  • Lead the development, implementation, monitoring and documentation of WASH action research and innovation (technical or systems).

  • Prepare learning/knowledge products, covering innovative approaches and good practices, to support overall WASH sector development.
  • Create and deliver learning opportunities for UNICEF WASH staff, to ensure our sector capacity remains up-to-date with latest developments.
  • Determine priorities for learning/knowledge products, covering innovative approaches and good practices, to support overall WASH sector development.
  • Systematically plan, support and monitor the professional development of UNICEF WASH staff, to ensure our sector capacity remains up-to-date with latest developments.
  • Contribute to the systematic assessment of WASH sector capacity gap analysis, in collaboration with government and other stakeholders, and support the design of initiative to strengthen capacities systematically.
  • Participate as a resource person in capacity building initiatives to enhance the competencies of clients/stakeholders.

Impact of Results

The support provided by the WASH Manager will enable the country office to achieve the WASH-related output results of the country programme. This, in turn, will contribute to the achievement of the outcome results of the country programme document. When done effectively, the achievement of the outcome results will improve child survival, growth and development and reduce inequalities in the country.

To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have:

Education:

An advanced university degree in one of the following fields is required: public health, social and management sciences, behavior change communication, water resource management, sanitary engineering or another relevant technical field. Additional relevant post-graduate courses that complement/supplement the main degree considered as strong asset.

****Experience:****DEVELOPMENTAL: a minimum of five years of professional experience in WASH-related programmes for developing countries is required.

One year of deployment in a developing country is required.

Experience in Intervention Prevention and Control (IPC) is a must. Additional experience of managing Performance Based Financing (PBF) programs is an added advantage.

Experience in WASH strategy development and expansion

Experience in WASH engagements with governments at policy/strategy level (including sector reviews and private sector engagements)

Experience with supporting large-scale WASH conferences is an added advantage

At least two years of managerial experience.

HUMANITARIAN: At least one year of work in humanitarian situation, including a one three-month deployment mission in a humanitarian situation (with UN-Govt-INGO) is required. Experience in Humanitarian coordination will be preferred .

Language Requirements:

Fluency in English is required. Knowledge of another official UN language or local language of the duty station is considered as an asset.

For every Child, you demonstrate…

Core Values

 Care  Respect  Integrity  Trust  Accountability

Sustainability Core competencies

  • Nurtures, Leads and Manages People (1)
  • Demonstrates Self Awareness and Ethical Awareness (2)
  • Works Collaboratively with others (2)
  • Builds and Maintains Partnerships (2)
  • Innovates and Embraces Change (2)
  • Thinks and Acts Strategically (2)
  • Drive to achieve impactful results (2)
  • Manages ambiguity and complexity (2)

View our competency framework at

http://www.unicef.org/about/employ/files/UNICEF_Competencies.pdf

UNICEF 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.

UNICEF 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, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks, and will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles.

Remarks:

Mobility is a condition of international professional employment with UNICEF and an underlying premise of the international civil service.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.

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