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About UNICEF: Employment

UNICEF is seeking talented Professionals in Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) at the P3 and P4 levels

Generic Vacancy Announcements (GVAs) are a means to attract and identify qualified candidates for placement in Talent Groups for WASH professionals. A Talent Group is an exclusive roster of experts from which UNICEF offices worldwide can quickly select qualified pre-assessed, top-level candidates whenever a post becomes available. If you are a WASH professional with experience in development cooperation, and have a passion for making a lasting difference for children, the world's leading children's rights organization wants to hear from you.

The overall objective of UNICEF in WASH is to contribute to the realization of children’s rights to survival and development through global and national promotion of sector investment and support to programmes that increase equitable and sustainable access to, and use of, safe water and basic sanitation services, and promote improved hygiene. UNICEF aims to work in close partnership with its sister agencies, but above all in support of nationally identified priorities evolving from national development plans in support of accelerated achievement of the Millennium Development Goals.

In order to achieve these goals, UNICEF is seeking candidates for the following positions:

Chief of WASH (P4 level), who under the overall guidance of the Representative / Deputy Representative is accountable for the development, design, planning, implementation and management of a WASH programme within a UNICEF country programme. The role as head of section includes directing, leading and managing a group of professional and supporting staff to develop, manage and administer the sectoral or inter-sectoral project/programme.

WASH Specialists (P3 & P4 level), who under the overall guidance of the Chief of WASH in a large WASH programme, take responsibility for key elements of the programme.
Candidates should have proven expertise in (one or more of) the following areas:

Intimate knowledge of the evolving evidence base related to WASH and children;
WASH environment and climate change,
Water safety and water quality,
Communication for behaviour change (sanitation, hygiene, water safety),
Analysis of sector policy and strategy, governance, decentralisation, mainstreaming, and advocacy,
Innovation and new technologies,
Working in partnership and with the private sector,
Experience with emergency preparedness and response.

Successful candidates will be placed in a talent group for two years. For more information on Talent Groups and instructions on how to apply, visit https://www.unicef.org/about/employ/index_61938.html
The application deadline is 23 September 2013.

This generic vacancy announcement is now closed.



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