UNICEF WASH Manager (Urban) Jobs in Ethiopia

UNICEF WASH Manager (Urban) Jobs in Ethiopia

Ethiopia is situated in the Horn of Africa and is the second most populous country on the continent with an estimated population of 115 million. It borders six African countries: Djibouti, Eritrea, Kenya, Somalia, South Sudan, and Sudan, and covers 1,104,300 square kilometers.

Approximately 85 percent of the population lives in rural areas. Ethiopia represents a melting pot of ancient cultures with Middle Eastern and African cultures evident in the religious, ethnic, and language composition of its people.

Summary of key functions/accountabilities:

  • Management support to the Chief of WASH

  • Programme development and planning for urban WASH portfolio

  • Programme management, monitoring and delivery of results

  • Advisory services and technical support

  • Advocacy, networking and partnership building

  • Humanitarian WASH preparedness and response as part of acting WASH role

  • Innovation, knowledge management and capacity building

    Management support to the Chief of WASH

  • Advise the Chief of WASH in establishing the annual urban wash work plan and annual workplan outputs, activities and developmental priorities of WASH section staff, determining priorities and performance measurements. Monitor workplan implementation, to ensure that Urban WASH output results are achieved to schedule and performance standards. Report critical issues to the Chief of WASH for timely action.

  • Provide technical advice to WASH section staff on all aspects of programming and implementation, particularly focused on urban WASH ensuring a gender, adolescents and equity sensitive approach.

  • Perform the full duties of the Chief of WASH in his/her absence.

    Programme development and planning for urban WASH

  • Draft the WASH inputs for the situation analysis. Provide comprehensive and current data to inform urban WASH policy and programme development, planning, management and implementation. Keep abreast of WASH sector developments, for maximum efficiency and effectiveness in WASH programme design, management and implementation.

  • 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.

  • Participate in strategic urban WASH programme planning discussions and the formulation of the WASH outcome and output results, related indicators, baselines, targets and means of verification, ensuring alignment with the 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.

  • Prepare WASH donor proposals, ensuring alignment with the WASH output results in the country programme.

    Programme management, monitoring and delivery of results for urban WASH

  • Draft documentation for programme reviews and analytical statements on progress and constraints of WASH outcome and output results.

  • Provide technical and operational support throughout all stages of programming processes for the achievement of the WASH output results. Ensure effective collaboration with other UNICEF sectors, where needed.

  • With other external support agencies, analyze national government WASH sector programmes and projects, with a focus on WASH outcomes (behaviors), using bottleneck analysis tools available in the sector (WASH-BAT, CSOs, SDAs).

  • Participate in monitoring and evaluation exercises, programme reviews and annual sectoral reviews with government and other partners and prepare reports for the Chief of WASH/CSD and CO management.

  • Monitor, report and certify 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 issues to the Chief of WASH/CSD, for timely resolution.

  • Prepare sectoral progress reports for management, donors and partners.

  • Ensure a gender, adolescent, equity and climate sensitive approach to all programme management, monitoring and results delivery.

    Advisory services and technical support, inter alia, for urban WASH

  • Participate in strategic discussions to influence national WASH policies and strategies, including the reduction of inequalities, contributing global sector learning.

  • Advise senior officials in government, NGOs, UN agencies and WASH sector donor agencies on WASH policies, strategies and best practices.

  • Draft policy papers, briefs and other strategic materials for
    use by management, donors, UNICEF regional offices and headquarters.

  • Plan for 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.

  • Ensure a gender, adolescent, equity and climate sensitive approach to all advisory services and technical support.

    Advocacy, 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.

  • Support analysis of national budgets for WASH, cost analysis and value-for-money studies, to advocate for improvements in sector efficiency.
    Produce 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 planning and agenda setting.

  • Interact with global and regional initiatives and partnerships for WASH.

    Humanitarian Urban WASH preparedness and response

  • Ensure support to government for WASH development planning and preparedness for effective response in humanitarian situations.

  • Ensure support to government to scale up regular WASH Programmes as needed in times of crises and build climate friendly sustainable WASH solutions.

  • Manage all aspects of UNICEF’s preparedness for WASH in emergencies.

  • Ensure the coordination arrangements for humanitarian WASH are in place, for instant robust coordination in case of an emergency.

  • Ensure that all UNICEF WASH staff are familiar with UNICEF’s procedures for responding in an emergency.

  • Take up leadership/managerial role in an emergency response and early recovery, as and when the need arises.

  • Ensure a gender, adolescent, equity and climate sensitive approach to all urban WASH operations.

    Innovation, knowledge management and capacity building with a specific focus on Urban WASH

  • Manage the implementation, monitoring and documentation of WASH action research and innovation (technical or systems), ensuring rigorous monitoring and wide sharing of result including on innovations such as urban WASH utility models.

  • Prepare learning/knowledge products, covering innovative approaches and good practices, to support overall WASH urban sub-sector development.

  • Support the professional development of UNICEF WASH staff, to ensure our sector capacity remains up-to-date with latest developments.

  • Initiate and contribute to the systematic assessment of WASH sector capacity gap analysis, in collaboration with government and other stakeholders, and support the design of initiatives to strengthen capacities systematically.

  • Participate as a resource person in capacity building initiatives to enhance the competencies of clients/stakeholders.

  • Ensure a gender, adolescent, equity and climate sensitive approach to all programme development and planning.

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

  • An advanced university degree (Master’s or higher) in public health, social sciences, behavior change communication, sanitary engineering or another relevant technical field.

  • *A first University Degree in a relevant field combined with 2 additional years of professional experience may be accepted in lieu of an Advanced University Degree.

  • A minimum of eight (8) years of relevant professional experience in Urban WASH-related programmes for developing countries is required.

  • Developing country work experience and/or familiarity with emergency is considered an asset.

  • At least six months of work in humanitarian situations, including one three-month deployment mission (with UN-Govt-INGO), is required.

  • Fluency in English is required. Knowledge of another official UN language (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian or Spanish) or a local language is an asset.

    How to Apply

    For more information and job application details, see; UNICEF WASH Manager (Urban) Jobs in Ethiopia

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