WASH Specialist at UNICEF, Lusaka, Zambia


Deadline: 23 January 2019

United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) is currently seeking applications from eligible applicants for the post of WASH Specialist in Lusaka, Zambia.

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The WASH Specialist supports the development, preparation, management, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of the WASH programme within the country programme.

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Key Jobs Responsibilities

The WASH Specialist will perform following functions-

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  • Draft the WASH inputs for the situation analysis.
  • Provide timely, comprehensive and current data to inform WASH policy and programme development, planning, management and implementation.
  • Keep abreast of WASH sector development trends, for maximum efficiency and effectiveness in programme design, management and implementation.
  • Participate in 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.
  • Assist in the formulation of the WASH outcome and output results, related indicators, baselines, targets and means of verification. Prepare required documentation for programme reviews.
  • 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.

Eligibility Criteria

Applicants must have-

  • An advanced university degree in one of the following fields is required: Public Policy, Social Sciences, Economics, Political Science or another relevant technical field.
  • Minimum 5 years of professional experience in WASH-related programmes for developing countries is required.
  • Experience in emergency response is an asset.
  • Fluency in English is required.
  • Knowledge of another official UN language or a local language of the duty station is considered as an asset.
  • Nationality of Zambia.

How to Apply

Applicants must submit their applications through online process.

For more information, please visit UNICEF.

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