EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY AT UNICEF ZAMBIA - 5/30/2016


Generic Vacancy Announcement – WASH P-3/P-4
Job Number: 495970
Location: 
Work Type : Fixed Term Staff
UNICEF is seeking Talented Professionals in Water, Sanitation & Hygiene (WASH) at the P3 & P4 level
Generic Vacancy Announcements (GVAs) are a means to attract and identify qualified candidates for placement in Talent Groups. A Talent Group is an exclusive roster of experts from which UNICEF offices worldwide can quickly select qualified pre-assessed, top-level candidates whenever a post becomes available. If you are a talented WASH professional with a passion for making a lasting difference for children, UNICEF wants to hear from you. 
The overall objective of UNICEF in WASH is to contribute to the realization of children’s rights to survival and development through global and national promotion of sector investment and support to programmes that increase equitable and sustainable access to, and use of, safe water and basic sanitation services, and promote improved hygiene. UNICEF aims to work in close partnership with its sister agencies, but above all in support of government partners and nationally identified priorities evolving from development plans towards achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
In order to achieve these targets, UNICEF is seeking candidates for the following positions;
Chief of WASH, who under the overall guidance of the Management, is accountable for the development, policy design, planning, programme innovation, implementation and management of a WASH programme within a UNICEF country programme. The role as head of section includes directing, leading and managing a group of professional and supporting staff to develop, manage and administer the sectoral or inter-sectoral project/programme.
WASH Specialists, who under the overall guidance of either the Chief of WASH or the Management, take responsibility for key elements of the WASH programme as determined by the organization’s priorities.
Candidates with expertise in the following areas, water and environment, sanitation, hygiene promotion and behaviour change, emergency work in water and sanitation, with experience and knowledge of the following areas are especially encouraged to apply;
  • An intimate knowledge of the evolving evidence base related to WASH and children,
  • Analysis of sector policy, working in partnerships and advocacy,
  • Innovations,
  • WASH financing and budget analysis,
  • Emergency preparedness and response,
  • Private sector experience.
Here is the list of identified categories:
1. Chief of WASH/Manager
  • Programme management and oversight, including strategy, planning and M&E
  • Sector coordination
  • Knowledge of various aspects of WASH programming
2. Water and environment specialist
  • Water supply in Urban areas
  • Water supply in Rural areas
  • Water safety and water quality
  • Water and Environment
  • Water governance and sustainability
3. Sanitation specialist
  • Sanitation in Urban areas
  • Sanitation in Rural areas
  • Sanitation and community based approaches
  • Sanitation and sustainability
4. Hygiene promotion/ communication and behavior change specialist (water, sanitation and hygiene)
5. WASH specialist
  • Sector  Policy and strategies
  • Sector financing and economics
  • Sector coordination
  • Sector development, planning , monitoring, Evaluation and Knowledge management
  • WASH in schools and institutions
6. WASH in emergency specialist
With (i) focus on preparedness, ii) strengthening national / humanitarian coordination, and iii) information management
1. Water and environment specialist
  • Water supply in Urban areas
  • Water supply in Rural areas(Village & Camp settings)
  • Water safety and water quality
  • Water and Environment
  • Water and sustainability
2. WASH and environment specialist
  • Emergency preparedness (Including Contingency Planning)
  • Needs assessment
  • Vector control
  • Solid waste in Urban areas
  • WASH in School
3. Sanitation specialist
  • Sanitation in Urban areas
  • Sanitation in Rural areas (Village & Camp settings)
  • Sanitation and community based approaches
  • Sanitation and sustainability
4. Hygiene promotion/ communication and behavior change specialist (water, sanitation and hygiene)
  • Hygiene promotion / Community participation
Qualifications of Successful Candidates
Academic qualification for P-3 and P-4
  • Advanced university degree in one of the disciplines relevant to the following areas: Public Health, Civil Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Geology, Hydrology, Sanitation Engineering, Social Sciences or a field relevant to international WASH related development assistance.
Work experience qualifications for P-3
  • Five years of progressively responsible professional work experience in the UN or other international development organization, national government or the private sector. Field work experience.
Work experience qualifications for P-4
  • 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.
Language qualification for P-3 and P-4
  • Fluency in English (written and oral) is required. Knowledge of another UN language (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian, Spanish) is a strong asset.
Note: Interested applicants should indicate specific area(s) of expertise in their cover letter
Successful candidates will be placed in a talent group for two years. For more information on Talent Groups and instructions on how to apply, visit http://www.unicef.org/about/employ/index_61938.html
Opening Date 17 May 2016 Eastern Standard Time
Closing Date 21 Jun 2016 Eastern Standard Time
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