General International / Multinational

WASH State Consultant Vacancy at UNICEF

United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), Nigeria is supporting the
Government of Nigeria to strengthen prevention of and response all
forms of violence against children. In particular, assistance
will be provided to strengthen the child protection
system, including through modelling the system in
four States, in order
to demonstrate the impact of a well-functioning child protection
system, to develop a common model for operationalizing the Child Rights
Act at State level and to develop standardized tools, including
regulations, working protocols and training manuals to govern the

If you are a passionate and committed professional and want to make a
lasting difference for children, the world’s leading children’s rights
organization would like to hear from you.

We are recruiting to fill the position of:

Job Title: WASH State Consultant

VN No.: VN-NGR-60-2015
Location: Maiduguri
Level: NOB
Type of Appointment: Special Service Agreement (SSA) for 6 months

Purpose of the Consultancy

  • The State Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) Consultant will be
    based in Maiduguri working under the supervision of WASH Specialist
    & UNICEF Maiduguri Field Office to deliver on the planned WASH
    results for the emergency interventions being implemented by UNICEF.

Major tasks expected for the above consultancies:

  • Provide technical support to UNICEF partners inducing State Rural
    Water Supply and Sanitation agency, BOSEPA, etc. in program need
    assessment, planning, draft of proposals, implementation and monitoring
    of WASH services
  • Facilitate and ensure utilization of participatory and community
    based approaches involving all relevant partners and the IDP
    communities in WASH emergency related assessments, analysis, planning,
    monitoring and response
  • Facilitate adequate WASH related contingency planning and
    preparedness for potential significant changes in the nature of the
  • Ensure that sector actors are aware of relevant policy
    guidelines, technical standards and assist the lead WASH agency/State
    WASH sector emergency working group to ensure that WASH responses are
    in line with existing policy guidance, technical standards.
  • Facilitate identification of gaps in WASH services provision,
    draft/recommend update WASH response, transition, or exit strategies as
    applicable and action plans based on lessons learned from WASH
    response activities and advocate/lobby implementing humanitarian
    partners to address the gaps where critical gaps in addressing WASH
    priorities are identified.
  • Facilitate monitoring of WASH interventions and progress against
    implementation plans with dis-aggregated indicators for adequacy of
    WASH services in terms of quantity, quality, coverage, etc. and access
    of disadvantaged and marginalized groups.

Qualifications or Specialized Knowledge/Experience Required

  • Advanced University Degree in Public Health, Sanitary/Public Health
    Engineering, Communication for Development, or related field.
  • Fluency in locally spoken Hausa required and knowledge of Kanuri
    language preferred (preferably of Borno, Yobe, or Adamawa state
  • At least 6 years of relevant experience in programme planning,
    implementation and monitoring preferably in water and sanitation sector.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidate should submit their application,
accompanied by updated CV’s in English and a completed United Nations
Personal History Form.

Applications should be sent to: Candidate are advised to put the Job Title on the Subject line of their email.

Click here to download United Nations Personal History Form

Deadline: 28th September, 2015.

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