UNICEF WASH Cluster Coordinator Jobs in Maiduguri - Nigeria

UNICEF WASH Cluster Coordinator Jobs in Maiduguri - Nigeria



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Responsibilities


Coordination mechanisms

  • Ensure the inclusion of key WASH humanitarian partners in a way that respects their mandates and programme priorities, as well as national and local authorities, other governmental actors, civil society and other actors working and related to the WASH sectoral response.
  • Ensure appropriate coordination mechanisms between all WASH humanitarian partners are in place, including effective links, communication and information management, as well as technical working groups and/or sub-national coordination platforms as appropriate.
  • Ensure information on all current and potential WASH partners, their capacities and areas of work (including Who, What, Where and When) are properly collected, analysed and fed back to partners

    Needs assessment, analysis and strategy development

  • Ensure effective and coherent WASH assessment, analysis and feedback involving all relevant partners, including the identification of gaps and conceptualize how sectoral needs can be met through collective delivery, involving all relevant partners and ensuring complementary of their actions.

    Facilitate WASH cluster/sector and its members/partners:

  • Develop/update agreed WASH responses strategies and prioritised action plans and ensuring these are adequately reflected in the overall country strategies and appeals.
  • Are aware of relevant policies, guidelines, technical standards and relevant commitments that the Government/concerned authorities have undertaken under international human rights law; and that sectoral response is in line with them.
  • Develop an exit/transition strategy for the WASH sector and key sector partners.
  • Facilitate integration of agreed priority cross-cutting issues in WASH assessments, analysis, planning, monitoring and response (e.g. age, diversity, environment, gender, HIV/AIDS and human rights) as well as the utilization of participatory and community based approaches in WASH the design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of the WASH response.
  • Facilitate WASH humanitarian responses build on local capacities.
  • Promote WASH emergency response actions while at the same time considering WASH within early recovery planning as well as prevention and risk reduction concerns.

    Monitoring and reporting

  • Ensure adequate monitoring mechanisms are in place to review outcomes of WASH interventions and progress against strategy and action plans; including an analytical interpretation of best available information in order to benchmark progress over time (monitoring indicators: quantity, quality, coverage, continuity and cost; with target population data disaggregated by sex, age, etc.).
  • Ensure adequate WASH outcome reporting and effective information sharing (with government and other partner support) to demonstrate closing the gaps.

    Intersectoral coordination and advocacy

  • Ensure effective links with other clusters or sectoral coordination platforms and represent the interests of the WASH sector in discussions with the UNICEF Chief of Filed Office and Resident/Humanitarian Coordinator (RC/HC/DHC) and other stakeholders on prioritization,
    resource mobilization and advocacy.
  • Identify core WASH advocacy concerns, include resource requirements, and contribute key
  • Advocate to donors to fund WASH actors to carry out priority WASH activities in the sector concerned, while mobilize at the same time encouraging WASH actors to mobilize resources for their activities through usual channels.
  • Where critical gaps in addressing WASH priorities are identified:
  • Lobby for implementing humanitarian partners (including UNICEF) to address the gaps;
  • With advice/support from the UNICEF Chief of Field Office, DHC/ RC/HC and other humanitarian partners advocate, as appropriate, on the adequate provision of resources and safe access.

    Training and capacity building:

  • Promote and support training of WASH humanitarian personnel in areas such as Minimum
  • Standards for Emergency WASH and capacity building of humanitarian partners, based on the mapping and understanding of available capacity;
  • Support efforts to strengthen the WASH capacity of the national/local authorities and civil society.


    Requirements


  • Education: Advanced university degree (minimum preference at Master's Degree level) qualification desirably in subjects/ areas of WASH e.g. Health Promotion or Education, Civil or Public Health Engineering, Public Health (MPH), Environmental Health. *First level university degree with additional 2 years of experience may be accepted in lieu of advanced degree.*Additional relevant post-graduate courses that complement/supplement the main degree are required.
  • Experience: A minimum of 8 years relevant experience with four years direct WASH emergency experience at least two of which would be based in the field at a Team Leader/WASH programme management level. A minimum of 2 years' emergency experience. A minimum of 5 years' experience with either the UN and/or NGO.
  • Language: 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…

  • UNICEF’s core values of Commitment, Diversity and Integrity and core competencies in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results.


    How to Apply


    Interested and qualified candidates should apply online by 24th December 2018 11:55 PM W. Central Africa Standard Time


    For more information and job application details, see; UNICEF WASH Cluster Coordinator Jobs in Maiduguri - Nigeria


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