WASH Specialist (Emergency), Nairobi, Kenya

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  • Job ID 1007047
  • Career Level Others
  • Experience 8 Years +
  • Industry Development
  • Qualifications Degree Bachelor

Job Description

Key Functions, Accountabilities and related duties/tasks:

Within the delegated authority and under the given organizational set-up, the incumbent may be assigned the primarily, shared, or contributory accountabilities for all or part of the following areas of major duties and key end-results.

1. Programme/project Planning, Development and Management

  •  Enhance effective programme, sectoral or inter-sectoral, planning including DRR, development and management by leading, guiding, coordinating and supporting the timely completion of the Situational Analysis and its periodic update, addressing gender inequalities and determinants of inequalities and vulnerabilities to disasters through accurate and complete monitoring and analysis, and the timely preparation or finalization of sectoral input.
  •  Ensure inclusion and delivery on sectoral leadership responsibilities including leadership and facilitation of the IASC WASH Cluster.

2. Knowledge Management

  •  Promote knowledge management by exchange of knowledge, information, situation analysis, experience, tools and lessons learned on DRR and Clusters experience.
  •  Promote knowledge sharing and technical input or recommendations on major programme directions and on introduction of new DRR initiatives in the country.
  •  Promote lessons learned in addressing inequalities and gender inequalities.
  •  Advise the Regional Advisor on appropriate training and professional development opportunities for WASH staff.

3. Rights-Based Programme with Results-Based Approach

  •  Promote the quality of rights-based WASH programme and programmes through participation in the formulation of programme/project goals, strategies and approaches. Bring coherence, synergy and added value to programme management processes using a results-based management approach to planning and design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation.

4. Sectoral Work Plan Development, Implementation, and Monitoring

  •  Takes primary responsibility for the development of the sectoral work plan and technical decisions as well as for project management, implementation and monitoring of assigned project/sectoral activity, in compliance with the defined project strategies and approaches, with an emphasis on promoting approaches to reducing gender inequalities, achieving gender mainstreaming and with a DRR approach.

5. Programme Management, Delivery, Evaluation and Reporting

  •  Ensure programme efficiency and delivery through a rigorous and transparent approach to evaluation. Participation in major evaluation exercises, programme reviews and annual sector review meetings with government counterparts. Ensure the preparation of annual WASH sector status reports. Ensure adequate and transparent evaluation of disaster preparedness and response.

6. Promotion of UNICEF’s Global Goals

  •  Promote the organization goals of UNICEF through advocacy and policy dialogue through active engagement in communication, networking and participation at every opportunity inside and outside UNICEF, leveraging the strength of UNICEF mission, goals and programmes, and with reference to the WASH Strategy.

7. UNICEF and Government Accountability

  •  Coordinates with Operations and Supply staff on supply and non-supply assistance activities ensuring proper and timely UNICEF and Government accountability. Certifies disbursements of funds, monitors and submits financial status reports to management in compliance with the regulations and guidelines. eQExZAk BIpnb
  •  Advocate for due attention and support to be given to environmental and sustainable development issues (pertaining to WASH) in all sectors and line ministries.
  •  Ensure adequate attention is given to Disaster Risk Management, including emergency preparedness.

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