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									                      Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) Specialist – P-3
                                    (Temporary Appointment)

The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), Sierra Leone Country Office, is seeking to hire a
qualified candidate for Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) Specialist – P3 (Temporary
Appointment) in Child Survival and Development Section. , Freetown, Sierra Leone.

Purpose of the Post:
Under the general guidance of the WASH Manager, and in close coordination with the chief Child
Survival, responsible for the design, management, execution, monitoring and evaluation of community
water supply, Sanitation and Hygiene including clinics to support the GoSL/DFID/UNICEF Sierra
Leone Hygiene, Sanitation and Water Supply Programme (2012 – 2014).

Location:   Freetown - Sierra Leone
Duration:   364 Days
Level       P-3 International Level
Start Date: 1 November 2012
Working Condition: Post is office-based, with frequent travel within the country and occasionally

Major Duties and Responsibilities:
   Ensures the preparation of the Water, Sanitation and Hygiene component of the Situation
      Analysis and its periodic update. Prepares the input of the Water, Sanitation and Hygiene sector
      to the Country Programme Recommendation (CPR) and all related documents, (e.g., Plan of
      Operations, Project Plans of Action, Country Programme Summary Sheet (CPSS), Programme
      Summary Sheet (PSS)), for the Water, Sanitation and Hygiene component of the country
   Participates in the formulation and development of the Water, Sanitation and Hygiene goals,
      strategies and approaches for the UNICEF country programme of cooperation, as it relates to
      both child survival and development and basic education. Plans, implements and monitors the
      activities of the Water, Sanitation and Hygiene sector.
   Participates with UNICEF/government/and other partners in the development of a national
      strategy for water, sanitation and hygiene that reflects child survival and development. Provides
      technical inputs and guidance to the WASH Manager in the Basic Education programme for
      technical assistance in development of national water, sanitation and hygiene strategy for
   Reviews and evaluates the technical, institutional and financial feasibility and constraints of the
      water, sanitation and hygiene project within the Child Survival and Development programme in
      coordination and collaboration with the other project managers in the programme and in
      collaboration with government and other partners.
   Provides technical support to government and non-government organizations at the national,
      regional and provincial levels in the planning, development and implementation stages of water,
      sanitation and hygiene projects. Plans, organizes and conducts training and orientation
      activities for government personnel and beneficiaries, for the purpose of capacity building at the
      central and regional levels, and expansion of coverage of services.
   Undertakes field visits, and surveys in order to monitor and evaluate project implementation.
      Identifies problems and proposes remedial action. Identifies alternative courses of action, to
       accelerate/improve programme delivery.
      Develops the annual work plans for the water, sanitation and hygiene sectors and monitors
       compliance to ensure objectives and targets are met and achieved. Guides and supervises
       professional and support staff. Ensures their training needs are met, and provides on-the-job
      Coordinates with Operations/Supply staff on supply and non- supply assistance activities.
       Approves disbursement of funds ensuring proper utilization and accountability, and that activity
       are within established plans of action, and the programme budget allotments.
      Coordinates activities and exchanges information/ideas with other programmes, including
       planning, monitoring and evaluation; advocacy and external relations, and; programme
       communication to ensure achievement of results for children. Participates in the development of
       communication materials and strategies to support advocacy for water, sanitation and hygiene.
      Participates in the preparation of all programme reports for management, Board, donors, budget
       reviews, programme analysis, annual reports, etc.

Impact and Consequence of Error
    Makes technical decisions on programme/project implementation and delivery which would
      include financial and supply resource allocation and monitoring. This would affect the overall
      efficiency and effectiveness of programme delivery.
    Makes recommendations on programme/project activities, feasibility and implementation;
      linkages with other sectors of UNICEF intervention; re-programming and re-scheduling of
      activities; external technical assistance, and resource requirements.
      Incorrect programming strategies and approaches would lead to inappropriate outputs especially
       on sustainability, impeding the achievement of goals and objectives, and the misuse of financial
      Ineffective interaction with the government and other partners will negatively affect the
       implementation and acceptability of UNICEF intervention.

Work Relationships
     CONTACT                                PURPOSE & FREQUENCY
a)   Internal
     Representative/Deputy                                 (F)     Policy direction/
     Representative                                        guidance and provision
                                                           of technical advice;
       Section/Programme Chiefs                            (F)     Exchange of ideas and inter-sectoral
       Programme staff                                     (F)     Coordination/consultation on
                                                           Programme/technical issues;
       Information / Prog.Comm. Staff                      (F)     Strategies for information and social
       Operations/Supply Staff                             (F)     Financial and supply management
                                                           and monitoring;
       Other Country Office staff                          (F)     Coordination and information
       Regional Advisers                                   (O)     Overall coordination/
       HQ Officers                                         consultation and exchange of

b)       External
         Government officials of relevant                 (F)       Inter-sectoral cooperation,
         Ministries, and regional/sectoral                          advocacy, technical support
         and provincial government                                  and programme/project
         Counterparts’                                              implementation

         UN and other international                       (F)       Coordination of activities,
         and bilateral agencies, NGO's                              advocacy and exchange of

Qualification and Competencies:

Education: Advanced university degree in Public Health, Water resources, Engineering or related field
Work Experience: A minimum of five years progressively responsible professional work experience
at the national and international levels in programme planning, management, monitoring, and
evaluation, in a related field

Languages: Fluency in English and another UN language required. Knowledge of the local working
language of the duty station is an asset.

Competencies required:
i) Core Values (Required)
            Commitment
            Diversity and Inclusion
            Integrity

ii) Core Competencies (Required)
           Communication [ III ]
           Working with People [ III ]
           Drive for Results [ III ]

ii)          Functional Competencies (Required)
               Learning and Supervising [ I ]
               Formulating Strategies and Concepts [ II ]
               Relating and Networking [ III ]
               Persuading and Influencing [ II ]
               Applying Technical Expertise [ III ]
               Entrepreneurial Thinking [ II ]

iii) Technical Knowledge 1

1 Reference to UNICEF and/or UN in terms of technical knowledge requirements (a and b above) are applicable only to those who are or
  have been the staff members of UNICEF or the UN common system.

a) Specific Technical Knowledge required (for the job) [II]

             Current knowledge of the latest developments and technology, in the field of water,
              sanitation and hygiene.
             Proven ability to conceptualize, develop, plan and manage programmes, as well as to
              impart knowledge and teach skills.
             Leadership and teamwork abilities.
             Supervisory and managerial skills.
             Excellent analytical, negotiating, communication and advocacy skills.
             Good understanding of and skills in programming for water, sanitation and hygiene.
             Ability to develop partnerships and network in the water, sanitation and hygiene field.
             Demonstrated ability to work in a multi-cultural environment and establish harmonious
              and effective working relationships both within and outside the organization.
             Computer skills, including internet navigation and various office applications.

b) Common Technical Knowledge required
          UN/UNICEF policy papers, relating to programme communication and programmes
          Executive Directives
          UNICEF programme manuals
          Communication for Development Guidelines
          UNICEF country programme plans
          Government development plans and policies
          UN agency agreements and joint policy papers
          MORES
          EQUITY
          GEM

c) Technical Knowledge to be Acquired/Enhanced (for the Job)
             Understanding of UNICEF Mission and UNICEF Guiding Principles.
             Understanding of UNICEF programmatic policies, goals, visions, positions, policies,
              priorities, strategies and approaches (MDGs, UNDAF, MTSP, etc.).
             Understanding of Rights-based and Results-based approach and programming.
             Understanding of UN mission and system; and International Code of Conduct.
             Understanding of staff welfare and rights of staff members.
             Understanding of international humanitarian affairs and humanitarian work.
             Understanding of UNICEF policies and procedures for programming, operations and

Submission of Applications:
Applications should be sent accompanied by an updated CV and P11 form, UNICEF Sierra
Leone, Human Resources Unit, via mail to dpeters@unicef.org and a copy to

The Personal History Form (P11) in MS Word format can be downloaded from our website at
http://www.unicef.org/about/employ/index_53129.html. Only shortlisted applicants will be

The deadline for receipt of applications is 21 September 2012.
UNICEF is a smoke-free environment.
UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages
qualified female and male candidates from all national, religious and ethnic backgrounds,
including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of our organization.


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