Programme Specialist (R-WASH), Fixed Term

Key Functions, Accountabilities And Related Duties/tasks

Programme Coordination

R-WASH coordination and alignment between development partners, UNHCR, UNICEF ESARO and country offices.
Technical Oversight for Procurements and Report

Manage and quality assure regional procurements and reports for R-WASH Programme
Technical documentation and Knowledgement Management

Coordinate PMU in technical documentation
Program Monitoring and Evaluation

Co-ordinate the monitoring and evaluation of the R-WASH Program
Monitoring and application of environmental and social safeguard standards

To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have…

An advanced university degree (Master’s or higher) in a relevant field such as Water Engineering, Environmental engineering, environmental sciences, Civil engineering, or a field related to international WASH programming. Solid knowledge of engineering project management.
A minimum of eight years of relevant professional experience in development programming – including planning, implementation and monitoring of large engineering projects.
Thorough understanding of water and sanitation engineering theory and practice is essential.
Demonstrated experience in designing, managing and quality assuring water and sanitation engineering programmes in complex settings is indispensable.
Familiarity with the range of development issues addressed by UNICEF in the Eastern and Southern Africa region is necessary. Prior work experience in the region is a distinct advantage.
Experience in providing technical support to development stakeholders at different levels – including government, private sector, civil society, as well as UN and other partners – on engineering issues would be a plus.
Developing country work experience and/or familiarity with emergency is considered an asset.
Fluency in English is required. Knowledge of another official UN language (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian or Spanish) or a local language is an asset.


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UNICEF is the world’s largest provider of vaccines for developing countries, UNICEF supports child health and nutrition, good water and sanitation, quality basic education for all boys and girls, and the protection of children from violence, exploitation, and AIDS. UNICEF is funded entirely by the voluntary contributions of individuals, businesses, foundations and governments.