Communications Specialist – Advocacy
Hosted Entities: WSSCC
Job categories: Communications
Vacancy code: VA/2019/B5117/18791
Department/office: ECR, GVA, WASH
Duty station: Abuja, Nigeria
Contract type: Local ICA Specialist
Contract level: LICA Specialist-10
Duration: Ongoing ICA – ‘Open-ended, subject to organizational requirements, availability of funds and satisfactory performance.’
Dealine date: 13-Nov-2019
Applications to vacancies must be received before midnight Copenhagen time (CET) on the closing date of the announcement.
Background Information – Job-specific
The Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council (WSSCC) was established in 1990 and mandated by name in United Nations General Assembly resolution A/RES/45/181.The WSSCC Secretariat is hosted by the United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) and aims to accelerate the achievement of sustainable sanitation, hygiene and water services for all people, with special attention to the unserved poor, by enhancing collaboration and coordination of all sector stakeholders. The WSSCC Secretariat is located in Geneva, Switzerland. More information on WSSCC can be found on the website at www.wsscc.org.
With a population of 191 million people and despite a vibrant economy Nigeria faces the challenge of being the country with the second highest number of people defecating in the open behind India, with an estimated 47million people involved in the act. This act negatively impacts on the health of the populace, educational outcome, economy and productivity. The Federal Government of Nigeria through the Federal Ministry of Water Resources since 2015 has increasingly prioritised sanitation as a development issue and as part of efforts towards increasing access to safe sanitation in the country, it developed a roadmap for ending open defecation in collaboration with sector stakeholders. The implementation of the roadmap and the recently approved National Programme towards ending Open Defecation by 2025 tagged ‘Clean Nigeria: Use the Toilet’ Campaign is to be coordinated through the Clean Nigeria Campaign Secretariat.
The incumbent will be reporting to the Regional Manager West and Central Africa, WSSCC based in Geneva. Howverm one a day to day basis, the incumbent will be working under the guidance of the Coodinator of the Clean Nigeria Unit, in close consultation with WSSCC Regional Manager. The incumbent will develop and implement an advocacy and communication strategy for engaging all the relevant stakeholders towards implementing the roadmap for making Nigeria ODF by 2025.The incumbent will be work with the National Coordinator of the Clean Nigeria Campaign Secretariat.
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