Chief Wash

UN Children's Fund, Harare, Zimbabwe

Skill Required: Project/ Programme Management
Preferred Experience: 
3 to 10 Years
Apply By: 
16th October, 2017


Job Description

UNICEF works in 190 countries and territories to protect the rights of every child. UNICEF has spent 70 years working to improve the lives of children and their families. Defending children's rights throughout their lives requires a global presence, aiming to produce results and understand their effects. UNICEF believes all children have a right to survive, thrive and fulfill their potential – to the benefit of a better world. For every child, equality

UNICEF has been operating in Zimbabwe since 1982. We are a team of passionate professionals committed to the protection and fulfillment of children's rights. We work closely with the Government of Zimbabwe, with whom we have signed a Basic Cooperation Agreement, Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs), sister agencies of the United Nations, and the private sector to deliver much-needed assistance to children and women.

The current UNICEF-Government of Zimbabwe Country Programme of Cooperation (2016-2020) aims to support Zimbabwe to sustain and build upon the gains achieved for children during the 2012-2015 Country Programme of Cooperation. The programme focuses on improving the quality of social services, increasing access to services, and helping to build national and sub-national capacities to provide low-cost, high-impact interventions for all children, especially the most vulnerable.

How can you make a difference?

Reporting to the Deputy Representative, the Chief WASH is responsible for managing and supervising all stages of WASH programme from strategic planning and formulation to the delivery of the WASH outcome and output results. The Chief is also responsible for leading and managing the CO WASH team. The Chief WASH is accountable for ensuring that the WASH outcome and output results are achieved according to plans, allocations, results based-management approaches and methodology, UNICEF’s Strategic Plan, standards of performance and accountability framework.

This will include:

  • Managerial leadership
  • Programme development and planning
  • Programme management, monitoring and quality control of results
  • Advisory services and technical support
  • Advocacy, networking and partnership building
  • Humanitarian WASH preparedness and response
  • Innovation, knowledge management and capacity building

To qualify as an advocate for every child you will need to have

  • A Master’s Degree in public health, social sciences, behavior change communication, sanitary engineering or other specialist field related to WASH is required.
  • DEVELOPMENTAL: a minimum of ten years of professional work experience in WASH-related programmes for developing countries, including one year deployment in a developing country.
  • Proven ability to effectively lead a team to deliver results.
  • Oral and written proficiency in English is required. Knowledge of another official UN language or a local language is an asset.

For every Child, you demonstrate

  • Our core values of Commitment, Diversity & inclusion and Integrity.
  • Core competencies in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results.
  • Functional Competencies inFormulating strategies and concepts, Analyzing, Leading & supervising, Relating & networking, Deciding & initiating action, Persuading & influencing.

UNICEF is committed to gender equality in its mandate and its staff, and equal opportunities for people living with disabilities. Well qualified candidates, particularly women and people living with disabilities are especially encouraged to apply.

Source:https://www.unicef.org/about/employ/?job=507563


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