WASH Specialist (Water) at UNICEF, Antananarivo, Madagascar

Deadline: 28 February 2019

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

The WASH Specialist is accountable for formulation, design, planning, implementing, monitoring and evaluation of WASH program to ensure overall efficiency and effectiveness of the program management, delivery and accomplishment of program goals and objectives.

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Key Jobs Responsibilities

The WASH Specialist will perform following functions-

  • Program/project Planning, Development and Management.
    • Enhance effective program, sectorial or inter-sectorial, planning, development and management by leading, guiding, coordinating and supporting the timely completion of the Situational Analysis and its periodic update through accurate and complete monitoring and analysis, and the timely preparation or finalization of sectorial input.
    • Ensure inclusion and delivery on sectorial leadership responsibilities including leadership and facilitation of the IASC WASH Cluster.
  • Knowledge Management.
    • Promote knowledge management by exchange of knowledge, information, situation analysis, experience or lessons learned.
    • Promote knowledge sharing and technical input or recommendations on major program directions and on introduction of new initiatives in the country.
  • Rights-Based Program with Results-Based Approach.
    • Promote the quality of rights-based WASH program and programs through participation in the formulation of program/project goals, strategies and approaches.
    • Bring coherence, synergy and added value to program management processes using a results-based management approach to planning and design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation.
  • Sectorial Work Plan Development, Implementation, and Monitoring.
    • Take primary responsibility for the development of the sectorial work plan and technical decisions as well as for project management, implementation and monitoring of assigned project/sectorial activity, in compliance with the defined project strategies and approaches.
    • Support maintenance of information system for monitoring gender/sex disaggregated data.
  • Program Management, Delivery, Evaluation and Reporting.
    • Ensure program efficiency and delivery through a rigorous and transparent approach to evaluation.
    • Participation in major evaluation exercises, program reviews and annual sector review meetings with government counterparts.
    • Ensure the preparation of annual WASH sector status reports.
    • Ensure adequate and transparent evaluation of emergency preparedness and response.

Eligibility Criteria

Applicants must have-

  • Advanced 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 (Program Communication), an asset.
  • 5 years of progressively responsible professional work experience in the UN or other international development organization, national government or the private sector.
  • Field work experience.
  • Background/familiarity with Emergency (preparedness and response) and the IASC Cluster approach.
  • Fluency in French and English

How to Apply

Applicants must submit their applications through online process.

For more information, please visit UNICEF.