UNICEF recruits 01 WASH Specialist Cluster CoordinatorP3
Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso
Humanitaire (ONG, Associations, …), Projet/programme de développement
Internal: WASH Specialist Cluster Coordinator, P3, Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso
Job no: 540759Contract type: Fixed Term AppointmentLevel: P-3Location: Burkina FasoCategories: WASH (Water, Sanitation and Hygiene), Emergency Programme, P-3
UNICEF works in some of the world’s toughest places, to reach the world’s most disadvantaged children. To save their lives. To defend their rights. To help them fulfill their potential.
Across 190 countries and territories, we work for every child, everywhere, every day, to build a better world for everyone.
And we never give up.
For Every Child, a heroto provide leadership and facilitate the processes that will ensure a well-coordinated, coherent, strategic and effective WASH response in Burkina Faso by a mobilized and adequately resourced groups of agencies, organizations, NGOs, local communities etc. Further, given the continued protracted humanitarian situation in Burkina Faso, this position will support government lead WASH sector coordination, while linking and transitioning humanitarian interventions to longer-term development strategies, which will contribute to national strategic goals and priorities with due attention to disaster risk reduction and emergency preparedness and response.
How can you make a difference?Under the supervision of the Chief WASH and on behalf of the Humanitarian Coordinator and UNICEF and in collaboration with the State Authorities, the main purpose of the Water, Sanitation an Hygiene (WASH) Cluster Coordinator post is:
Coordination with national/local authorities, State Institutions, local civil society and other actorsInclusion of key humanitarian partnersEstablishment and maintenance of appropriate humanitarian mechanismsParticipatory, conflict sensitive and community-based approachesAttention to priority cross-cutting issuesNeeds assessment and analysisEmergency preparednessPlanning and strategy developmentApplication of standardsMonitoring and reportingAdvocacy and resource mobilizationTraining and capacity buildingProvision of assistance or services as a last resort
The support provided by the WASH Specialist Cluster Coordinator will enable the country office to achieve the WASH-related output results of the country programme. This, in turn, will contribute to the achievement of the outcome results of the country programme document. When done effectively, the achievement of the outcome results will improve child survival, growth and development and reduce inequalities in the country.
To qualify as a champion for every child you will have…An advanced university degree in one of the following fields is required: WASH e.g. public health, social sciences, behavior change communication, sanitary engineering or another relevant technical field.
Additional relevant post-graduate courses that complement/supplement the main degree are a strong asset.A minimum of five (5) years of progressive professional work experience at national and international levels in fields relevant to WASH related programmes in developing country work experience (for IP) or field work experience (for NO)At least one three-month deployment mission in a humanitarian situation (with UN-Govt-INGO) is required.Knowledge of the latest theories, technology and practices in community-based sanitation i.e: hygiene education or latrine construction and waste managementFluency in French is required. Fluency in English Knowledge of the local working language of the duty station is an asset.
For every Child, you demonstrateUNICEF’s core values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, Accountability and
The Core Competencies required for this post are:Nurtures, Leads and Manages People 
Demonstrates Self Awareness and Ethical Awareness Works Collaboratively with others Builds and Maintains Partnerships Innovates and Embraces Change Thinks and Acts Strategically Drives to achieve impactful results Manages ambiguity and complexity 
The technical competencies required for this post are:Analyzing 
Applying technical expertise Deciding and Initiating action 
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UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages all candidates, irrespective of gender, nationality, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of the organization. Female candidate strongly encouraged.
UNICEF has a zero-tolerance policy on conduct that is incompatible with the aims and objectives of the United Nations and UNICEF, including sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination. UNICEF also adheres to strict child safeguarding principles. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks, and will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.
Deadline: 06 Jun 2021 Greenwich Standard TimePOSTULER