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UNICEF WASH Manager in Tanzania

Location: Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
Last Date: July 09, 2010

Purpose of the Position
Under the general guidance of the Chief of Young Child Survival and Development, you will be accountable for formulation, design, planning, implementing, monitoring and evaluation of WASH programme to ensure overall efficiency and effectiveness of the programme management, delivery and accomplishment of programme goals and objectives. You will be an active member of the One UN inter-agency team and Development Partner groups, raising the profile of WASH and promoting UN reform in Tanzania through high-level advocacy, broad partnership and cluster approach. You will build WASH partnerships and effectively positions children’s issues in national consultation and dialogue processes. You will also be responsible for capacity building for strengthening national and sub-national capacity to promote and scale up appropriate low cost and sustainable WASH options, including in particular in the technical areas of: school WASH, sanitation, hygiene and household water treatment and supply, emergency WASH, sustainability of water supplies and focus on vulnerable groups; and to monitor progress.

As head of unit, you will direct, lead and manage a group of professional staff to develop, manage and administer the sectoral programme.

Key Expected Results
1. Timely sectoral analysis, input, support and collaboration to the Situation Analysis and its periodic update made for effective programme planning, development and management.

2. Knowledge management effectively promoted through policy research, sharing good practice, lessons learned, knowledge/information exchange, and drafting/finalizing key WASH sectoral programme documents and reports.

3. Quality of rights-based WASH programmes effectively promoted, and coherence, synergy and value added to programme management process through results-based management.

4. Sectoral work plan and activities formulated, implemented and monitored, ensuring alignment with the defined programme strategies and approaches.

5. Programme delivery, evaluation and reporting carried out efficiently, rigorously and transparently in compliance with the established guidelines and procedures.

6. UNICEF’s global goals effectively promoted through advocacy and policy dialogue in the WASH sector.

7. Proper and timely UNICEF and Government accountability ensured regarding supply, non-supply and emergency assistance as well as disbursement of programme funds for the WASH sector.

8. Effective communication and networking achieved through partnership and collaboration, including assistance to sectoral leadership of the IASC WASH Cluster.

Qualifications of Successful Candidate
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 (Programme Communication), an asset.

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.

Background/familiarity with both development contexts and emergency (preparedness and response) and the IASC Cluster approach.

Advanced technical knowledge of the theories, principles and methods in the following areas:
School WASH
Sanitation and hygiene;
Household water treatment and storage
Sustainability of water supplies;
Working with vulnerable groups
Communication for behaviour change.

Fluency in English and another UN language

Competencies of Successful Candidate

Able to work effectively in a multi-cultural environment.

Sets high standards for quality of work and consistently achieves project goals.

Has good leadership and supervisory skills; co-ordinates group activities, ensuring that roles within the team are clear.

Analyzes and integrates diverse and complex quantitative and qualitative data from a wide range of sources.

Identifies urgent and potentially difficult decisions and acts on them promptly; initiates and generates team- and department-wide activities.

Translates strategic direction into plans and objectives.

Quickly builds rapport with individuals and groups; maintains an effective network of individuals across organizational departments.

Demonstrates, applies and shares expert technical knowledge across the organization.

UNICEF is committed to diversity and gender equality in its workplace. Women and nationals of developing countries are strongly encouraged to apply.

If you want a challenging career while improving the lives of children around the world UNICEF, the leading children’s rights organization, would like to hear from you.

Visit us at www.unicef.org/about/employ to register in our new e-Recruitment system and apply to this and other vacancies, quoting E-VN-2010-001403. Applications must be received by 09 July 2010.

Please note that only candidates who are under serious consideration will be contacted.

In the selection of its staff, UNICEF is committed to gender balance and diversity without distinction as to race, sex or religion, and without discrimination of persons with disabilities: well qualified candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

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