Roving WASH Cluster Coordinator

The Job

INTERNAL/EXTERNAL VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT 0026/2017

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If you are a committed, creative Yemeni and are passionate about making a lasting difference for children,  the world's leading child rights organization. UNICEF would like to hear from you.

Post Title                     :           Roving WASH Cluster Coordinator– (for Yemenis Only)

Contract type               :           Temporary Appointment

Level of Post               :           NO2

Duration                      :           364

No of posts                 :           1 Posts

Duty Station                :           Sana’a

 

PURPOSE:

Under the supervision of the WASH Cluster Coordinator_P4, the Roving WASH Cluster Coordinator is to strengthen sub national coordination by working closely with sub national coordinators and providing necessary coordination support when and where needed, and ensure strong linkage between subnational and national coordination mechanisms.

Main duties and responsibilities at national level (50%)

  1. Work closely with the National WASH Cluster in fulfilling six cluster core functions and accountability to affected population as outlined above.
  2. Facilitate the coordination of WASH sectoral assessments by the WASH cluster partners, including the regular mapping, collecting and sharing of assessments (including data) and ensure that all assessments are captured in a survey of surveys (SOS). Actively engage with partners to ensure that good quality WASH assessments are conducted regularly by partners, based on quarterly assessment mapping. Engage with other sectors to ensure that WASH cluster core indicators continue to be collected through inter cluster assessments (TFPM, IST, CCCM monitoring, SMART, EFSNA).
  3. Facilitate the roll out of the WASH Cluster monitoring framework, to ensure that WASH emergency response projects reported to the cluster are regularly monitored, with the objective to understand gaps and good practices in the WASH emergency response and provide recommendations to the cluster for technical support and capacity building.
  4. Support the technical and strategic review process for the HPF allocation.
  5. Attend OCHA / inter cluster working group meetings on behalf of the national WASH cluster and ensure coordination with the WASH Cluster and follow up of action points.
  6. Work closely with Health, Nutrition, FSAC, and Shelter / CCCM clusters to coordinate the implementation of joint programming.
  7. Support integration of the IACS’s agreed priority cross-cutting issues, namely human rights, HIV/AIDS, age, gender and environment, utilization participatory and community-based approaches by liaising with partners and ensuring that cross-cutting issues are addressed in planning, implementation and monitoring of WASH emergency interventions (collection of sex- and age-disaggregated data, gender-sensitive WASH emergency programmes, etc.).  In line with this, promote gender equality by ensuring that the needs, contributions and capacities of women and girls as well as men and boys are addressed. Actively support and mobilize the WASH cluster gender, protection and accountability to affected population focal points.
  8. Support translation of meetings to Arabic, when required, and support the final editing and final contextualization of WASH cluster technical guidance notes when required.
  9. Act as the officer in charge (OIC) for the National WASH Cluster Coordinator (WCC) when WCC is out of the country.
  10. Perform other duties as required.

Main duties and responsibilities at sub national level (50%)

Strengthen sub national coordination by working closely with sub national coordinators and providing necessary coordination support when and where needed, and ensure strong linkage between subnational and national coordination mechanisms.

Tasks include the following but are not limited to:

  1. Support sub national clusters in fulfilling six core functions and accountability to affected population.
  2. Support the sub national cluster coordinators in organizing of and participating in regular cluster coordination meetings and information sharing to ensure appropriate coordination between all partners at sub national level.
  3. Build capacity of sub national coordinators through on-job training.
  4. Support sub national clusters in coordination of integrated programming with Health, Food Security, Nutrition, Shelter / CCCM and other sectors.
  5. Serve as a liaison between sub national nutrition cluster and OCHA for operational issues, when required.
  6. Support integration of the IACS’s agreed priority cross-cutting issues, namely human rights, HIV/AIDS, age, gender and environment, utilization participatory and community-based approaches by liaising with partners and ensuring that cross-cutting issues are addressed in planning, implementation and monitoring of WASH emergency interventions (collection of sex- and age-disaggregated data, gender-sensitive WASH emergency programmes, etc.).  In line with this, promote gender equality by ensuring that the needs, contributions and capacities of women and girls as well as men and boys are addressed.
  7. Ensure any ad-hoc support is provided to sub national clusters on need basis.
  8. Act as the officer in charge (OIC) for the sub national WASH cluster coordinators when required.
  9. Perform other duties as required.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

Education:

  • Degree in Public Health/Environmental/Water resource or related field or an equivalent education.
  • Formal training in cluster co-ordination is an asset.

Experience:

  • At least two years of experience in humanitarian response within the WASH sector, ideally with experience in coordination of WASH emergency response.
  • At least one year of experience of responding in the first-phase of an emergency.
  • Familiarity with Cluster work at national or sub-national level (attendance of cluster and working group meetings, active participation in the cluster decision making, etc.)

Language:

Proficiency in both written and spoken English and Arabic is required.

COMPETENCIES:

  • Value based
    • Commitment to the right of children and youth to WASH in emergencies and recognition of the need for WASH in emergencies as a first-phase response
    • Ability to put aside one’s own the organisational interests and work impartially serving all cluster members on equal terms
    • Demonstrates integrity and strives to wards the highest personal and professional standards
  • Facilitation and Coordination
    • Demonstrable ability to work with a diverse group of stakeholders and develop consensus and joint working.
    • Experience of coordination and chairing of meetings.
  • Communication
    • Effectively presents ideas in a clear, concise and convincing manner.
    • Listens to and acknowledges others’ perspectives and views.
  • Decision Making Ability
    • Identifies key issues in a complex situation and makes effective and realistic decisions based on logical inferences, experiences and implications.
  • Humanitarian
    • Demonstrable understanding of international humanitarian response architecture, co-ordination mechanisms, humanitarian reform and action.
    • Understanding of the humanitarian funding mechanisms including (for example, the Humanitarian Pooled Fund (HPF), Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) and Flash Appeals).
    • Understanding of humanitarian principles and ability to apply these.
  • Advocacy
    • Excellent advocacy skills particularly in relation to advocating for WASH provision in humanitarian crises.
  • Planning and Strategizing
    • Ability to work and plan at strategic and operational level.
    • Understanding of opportunities to provide integrated or cross-cutting humanitarian interventions with other sectors and clusters
    • Ability to adapt and respond quickly to unfolding crises as well as envisage future needs and assist partners in creating preparedness measures
    • Able to identify and make the relevant links between emergency response, recovery, transition and development
 
How to Apply

If you meet the requirements stated above, please apply through the below link: (not later than 19 September, 2017) :

http://jobs.unicef.org/cw/en-us/job/506988?lApplicationSubSourceID=

While UNICEF seeks to recruit the best talent in the Yemeni labor market to be able to deliver the best possible services for the children in Yemen, we would like to make it clear that we never use any third party in any of the recruitment processes for all junior and senior positions advertised. All received applications are treated with high level of transparency and professionalism. Only applicants whose profiles meet the advertised job requirements are considered and only within the announced deadline.

في حين تسعى اليونيسف لإستقطاب أفضل الكوادر في السوق اليمنية لتتمكن من تقديم أفضل خدمة للأطفال في اليمن، تود التنويه إلى أنها لا تستعين بأي شخص أو جهة (قد يقدم نفسهـ/ـا) كوسيط أو طرف ثالث في أي من عمليات التوظيف وفيما يخص جميع الوظائف، باستثناء الإعلان عبر وسائل الإعلام والمواقع الإليكترونية. إن اليونيسف، منظمة الطفولة، تعمل بمستوى عال من الشفافية والمهنية. ولا يتم التواصل إلا مع المتقدمين الذين توافقت مؤهلاتهم وخبراتهم مع الوظائف المعلن عنها والتي تقدموا لها في الموعد المعلن.

 

UNICEF, is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages qualified female and male candidates, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of our organization. UNICEF is a smoke-free environment.

Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

  • Employer: UNICEF
  • Category: Development/Non-Profit
  • Location: Sana'a
  • Posted on: Sep 6, 2017
  • Deadline: 19 Sep, 2017

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