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Current Jobs at The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF)

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The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) - For 70 years, UNICEF has been working on the ground in 190 countries and territories to promote children's survival, protection and development. The world's largest provider of vaccines for developing countries, UNICEF supports child health and nutrition, good water and sanitation, quality basic education for all boys and girls, and the protection of children from violence, exploitation, and AIDS. UNICEF is funded entirely by the voluntary contributions of individuals, businesses, foundations and governments.

If you are a committed, creative professional and are passionate about making a lasting difference for children, the world's leading children's rights organization would like to hear from you.

WASH IN EMERGENCY SPECIALIST

JOB DESCRIPTION


WASH Spe...ts, who under the overall guidance of either the Chief of WASH or the Management, take responsibility for key elements of the WASH programme as determined by the organization's priorities.
With (i) focus on preparedness, ii) strengthening national / humanitarian coordination, and iii) information management
Water and environment spe...t

QUALIFICATIONS OF SUCCESSFUL CANDIDATES

Academic Qualification:
Advanced university degree in one of the disciplines relevant to the following areas: Public Health, Civil Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Geology, Hydrology, Sanitation Engineering, Social Sciences or a field relevant to international WASH related development assistance.
Work Experience:

Five years of progressively responsible professional work experience in the UN or other international development organization, national government or the private sector. Field work experience.
Language:

Fluency in English (written and oral) is required.
Knowledge of another UN language (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian, Spanish) is a strong asset.

WASH SPECIALIST

JOB DESCRIPTION

Sector  Policy and strategies
Sector financing and economics
Sector coordination
Sector development, planning , monitoring, Evaluation and Knowledge management
WASH in schools and institutions

Responsibilities
WASH Spe...ts, who under the overall guidance of either the Chief of WASH or the Management, take responsibility for key elements of the WASH programme as determined by the organization's priorities. Candidates with expertise in the following areas, water and environment, sanitation, hygiene promotion and behaviour change, emergency work in water and sanitation, with experience and knowledge of the following areas are especially encouraged to apply;

An intimate knowledge of the evolving evidence base related to WASH and children,
Analysis of sector policy, working in partnerships and advocacy,
Innovations,
WASH financing and budget analysis,
Emergency preparedness and response,
Private sector experience.

QUALIFICATIONS OF SUCCESSFUL CANDIDATES

Academic Qualification:
Advanced university degree in one of the disciplines relevant to the following areas: Public Health, Civil Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Geology, Hydrology, Sanitation Engineering, Social Sciences or a field relevant to international WASH related development assistance.

Work Experience
Five years of progressively responsible professional work experience in the UN or other international development organization, national government or the private sector. Field work experience.
Language:

Fluency in English (written and oral) is required.
Knowledge of another UN language (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian, Spanish) is a strong asset.

HYGIENE PROMOTION/ COMMUNICATION AND BEHAVIOR CHANGE SPE...T (WATER, SANITATION AND HYGIENE)

JOB DESCRIPTION

Hygiene promotion / Community participation

RESPONSIBILITIES
WASH Spe...ts, who under the overall guidance of either the Chief of WASH or the Management, take responsibility for key elements of the WASH programme as determined by the organization's priorities. Candidates with expertise in the following areas, water and environment, sanitation, hygiene promotion and behaviour change, emergency work in water and sanitation, with experience and knowledge of the following areas are especially encouraged to apply;
An intimate knowledge of the evolving evidence base related to WASH and children,
Analysis of sector policy, working in partnerships and advocacy,
Innovations,
WASH financing and budget analysis,
Emergency preparedness and response,
Private sector experience.

QUALIFICATIONS OF SUCCESSFUL CANDIDATES
Academic Qualification:
Advanced university degree in one of the disciplines relevant to the following areas: Public Health, Civil Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Geology, Hydrology, Sanitation Engineering, Social Sciences or a field relevant to international WASH related development assistance.
Work Experience:

Five years of progressively responsible professional work experience in the UN or other international development organization, national government or the private sector. Field work experience.
Language:

Fluency in English (written and oral) is required.
Knowledge of another UN language (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian, Spanish) is a strong asset.

SANITATION SPECIALIST

JOB DESCRIPTION

Sanitation in Urban areas
Sanitation in Rural areas
Sanitation and community based approaches
Sanitation and sustainability

RESPONSIBILITIES
WASH Spe...ts, who under the overall guidance of either the Chief of WASH or the Management, take responsibility for key elements of the WASH programme as determined by the organization's priorities. Candidates with expertise in the following areas, water and environment, sanitation, hygiene promotion and behaviour change, emergency work in water and sanitation, with experience and knowledge of the following areas are especially encouraged to apply;

An intimate knowledge of the evolving evidence base related to WASH and children,
Analysis of sector policy, working in partnerships and advocacy,
Innovations,
WASH financing and budget analysis,
Emergency preparedness and response,
Private sector experience.

QUALIFICATIONS OF SUCCESSFUL CANDIDATES
Academic Qualification:
Advanced university degree in one of the disciplines relevant to the following areas: Public Health, Civil Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Geology, Hydrology, Sanitation Engineering, Social Sciences or a field relevant to international WASH related development assistance.
Work Experience:

Five years of progressively responsible professional work experience in the UN or other international development organization, national government or the private sector. Field work experience.
Language:

Fluency in English (written and oral) is required.
Knowledge of another UN language (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian, Spanish) is a strong asset.

WATER AND ENVIRONMENT SPE...T

JOB DESCRIPTION

Water supply in Urban areas
Water supply in Rural areas
Water safety and water quality
Water and Environment
Water governance and sustainability

RESPONSIBILITIES
WASH Spe...ts, who under the overall guidance of either the Chief of WASH or the Management, take responsibility for key elements of the WASH programme as determined by the organization's priorities. Candidates with expertise in the following areas, water and environment, sanitation, hygiene promotion and behaviour change, emergency work in water and sanitation, with experience and knowledge of the following areas are especially encouraged to apply;

An intimate knowledge of the evolving evidence base related to WASH and children,
Analysis of sector policy, working in partnerships and advocacy,
Innovations,
WASH financing and budget analysis,
Emergency preparedness and response,
Private sector experience.

QUALIFICATIONS OF SUCCESSFUL CANDIDATES
Academic Qualification:
Advanced university degree in one of the disciplines relevant to the following areas: Public Health, Civil Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Geology, Hydrology, Sanitation Engineering, Social Sciences or a field relevant to international WASH related development assistance.
Work Experience:
Five years of progressively responsible professional work experience in the UN or other international development organization, national government or the private sector. Field work experience.
Language:
Fluency in English (written and oral) is required.
Knowledge of another UN language (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian, Spanish) is a strong asset.

CHIEF OF WASH/MANAGER

JOB DESCRIPTION

Chief of WASH, who under the overall guidance of the Management, is accountable for the development, policy design, planning, programme innovation, implementation and management of a WASH programme within a UNICEF country programme.
The role as head of section includes directing, leading and managing a group of professional and supporting staff to develop, manage and administer the sectoral or inter-sectoral project/programme.
Programme management and oversight, including strategy, planning and M&E
Sector coordination
Knowledge of various aspects of WASH programming

QUALIFICATIONS OF SUCCESSFUL CANDIDATES
Academic Qualification:
Advanced university degree in one of the disciplines relevant to the following areas: Public Health, Civil Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Geology, Hydrology, Sanitation Engineering, Social Sciences or a field relevant to international WASH related development assistance.

Work Experience:
Eight years of progressively responsible professional work experience in the UN or other international development organization, national government or the private sector. Field work experience.
Language:

Fluency in English (written and oral) is required.
Knowledge of another UN language (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian, Spanish) is a strong asset.

CHIEF FIELD SERVICE

PURPOSE OF THE POSITION

Under the general guidance of the Representative, and in collaboration with the Deputy Representative, Chief of Operations, and Chief of Social Policy - be responsible for supporting and facilitating coordination between Chiefs of Field Offices and senior management and section chiefs in Abuja, including, when necessary, representation of the CFOs meetings in Abuja.
This post will also be responsible for supporting the Representative in positioning UNICEF work with Donors in Country, including working with the Lagos Partnership with the Private Sector Spe...t.

SUMMARY OF KEY FUNCTIONS/ACCOUNTABILITIES
Responsible for ensuring that communication between Field Offices and Abuja is continuous and high quality – flagging issues, highlighting new data, sharing decisions, and participating in Abuja and Field Office key meetings to collect / disseminate information. This would also include representing concerns from Field Offices to Abuja programme and operations sections on issues related to fund release, procurement, coordination of field office staff in Nigeria CO-approved calendar of events to avoid overlaps etc. Provided quarterly assessment of performance of Field Offices using the KPI and other programmatic indicators. (20%)
Convene systematic and touring consultations with Abuja and the Field Offices to assist and inform decision making by senior management in Abuja and the Field Offices to assist and inform decision making by senior management in Abuja and the Field offices. This should include regular visits and reviews to ensure that "the voice of the field" is well represented at the Abuja level, and that guidelines and programme / operations direction and observations from Abuja inform Field level programme implementation and operations. This will included supporting field offices in developing and implementing a robust advocacy strategy/campaign with State Government which will contribute to increase investment for children. (20%)
Support link of outcomes and outputs between Field Offices and Abuja. Ensure feedback and strengthen coordination with Field Offices on the quality and timeliness inputs requested from Programme staff. Ensure effective collection and input of information and organize consultations at appropriate points in the decision-making process, including pre-CMT meetings of CFO's, regional-level consultations of CFO and participation in Joint Support Missions. (10%)
In consultation with the Representative, and in collaboration with the Deputy Representative and section chiefs, oversight of management practices at field level and facilitate the development of State Operational Plans, ensuring that plans are aligned with national annual workplan (AWP/RWP), are within the overall strategic direction of the country Programme and that there is a Nigeria CO common approach to UN coherence at the state level guided by the UNCT and UNDA. (10%)
In collaboration with the Representative and based on the State Profile and other instruments keep Donor available in Country up-to-date with the situation of children and position UNICEF as a partner of choice with donors. (20%)
In close coordination with the Deputy Representative identify good Programme interventions that can be documented and package for advocacy with the Private Sector. (10%)
As the first reporting officer, is responsible for completion of the PAS/EPAS for the CFOs and acts in collaboration with the Deputy Representative and Chief of Social Policy, including career conversation with staff under his responsibility. AS NCO as adopted a Matrix Management Reporting for Spe...t in the Field ensure this clearly understood and applied by CFO. (10%)

QUALIFICATIONS OF SUCCESSFUL CANDIDATE
Education Background:
Advanced University Degree in Management, Social Sciences or other related fields in one of the programmatic areas e.g. Health, WASH, Education, Nutrition, Child Protection, HIV/AIDS, or Social Inclusion is required.
Or A first level (Bachelor's) University Degree in related fields with 12 years professional experience may be acceptable in lieu of an Advanced University Degree.
Work Experience:

A minimum of 10 years professional development experience that combines technical and managerial leadership in development cooperation at the international level, some of which served in developing countries, is required.
Relevant professional experience, particularly in a large country office of comparable size and management structure is an asset.
Language Proficiency:

Oral and written proficiency in English is required.
Knowledge of another official UN language or a local language is an asset.

Competencies of Successful Candidate
Core Values:
Commitment
Diversity and inclusion
Integrity

Core competencies:
Communication [III]
Working with people [III]
Drive for results [III]

Functional Competencies:
Leading and supervising [III]
Formulating strategies and concepts [III
Analyzing [III]
Relating and networking [III]
Deciding and Initiating action [III]
Applying technical expertise [III]

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Note: Interested applicants should indicate specific area(s) of expertise in their cover letter. Successful candidates will be placed in a talent group for two years.

DUE DATE: 2 June, 2016

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