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UNICEF Ghana Jobs Vacancy

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19 Nov, 2010

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United Nations Jobs in Ghana, Vacancies in Ghana

(National Officer Category). Non-Ghanaians will not be considered

VN No.: VN-10-07 Post Level: NO-C
IMIS#: 42029 Duty Station: Accra
Type of Contract: FIXED TERM Duration: Till end of 2011

Accountable for formulation, design, planning, implementing, monitoring and evaluation, of WASH programme to ensure overall efficiency and effectiveness of the programme management, delivery and accomplishment of programme goals and objectives under the supervision of the Chief Of WASH.

Main Duties & Responsibilities:

Enhance effective programme, sectoral or inter-sectoral, planning, development and management by leading, guiding, co-ordinating and supporting the timely completion of the Situational Analysis and its periodic update through accurate and complete monitoring and analysis, and the timely preparation or finalisation of sectoral input.
Promote knowledge management by exchange of knowledge, information, situation analysis, experience, or lessons learned; promote knowledge sharing and technical input or recommendations on major programme directions and on introduction of new initiatives in the country.
Promote the quality of rights-based WASH programme and programmes through participation in the formulation of programme/project goals, strategies and approaches. Bring coherence,synergy and added value to programme management processes using a results-based management approach to planning and design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation.
Take primary responsibility for the development of the sectoral work plan and technical decisions as well as for project management, implementation and monitoring of assigned project/sectoral activity, in compliance with the defined project strategies and approaches.
Ensure programme efficiency and delivery through a rigorous and transparent approach to evaluation. Participation in major evaluation exercises, programme reviews and annual sector review meetings with government counterparts. Ensure the preparation of annual WASH sector status reports.
Ensure adequate and transparent evaluation of emergency preparedness and response.
Promote the organisation goals of UNICEF through advocacy and policy dialogue through active engagement in communication, networking and participation at every opportunity inside and outside UNICEF, leveraging the strength of UNICEF mission, goals and programmes, and reference to the WASH strategy
Remuneration: Competitive and attractive

Required Skills or Experience

(Indicates the level of proficiency required for the job.)

Advanced university degree in one of the disciplines relevant to the following areas: Public Health, Civil Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Geology, Hydrogeology, Hydrology, Sanitary Engineering, or a field relevant to international WASH related developmen assistance.
Additional training in Health Education or Communication for Development (Programme Communication), an asset.


Work Experience:
Five years of progressively responsible professional work experience in the UN or other international development organisation, national government or the private sector. Field work experience.
Background/familiarity with Emergency (preparedness and response) and the IASC Cluster approach.
Competencies Profile:
i) Core Values (Required)
Diversity and Inclusion
ii) Core Competencies (Required)
Working with People
Drive for Results,
Functional Competencies (Required)
Leading and Supervising (I)
Formulating Strategies and
Analysing (III)
Relating and Networking
Deciding and Initiating Action (II)
Applying Technical Expertise
Fluent in English
Knowledge of French is an asset

How To Apply

If you have experience working in a similar capacity and want to make an active and lasting contribution to build a better world for children and match the profile outlines, send a brief application letter supported by detailed curriculum vitae, UN Personal History form (which can be downloaded from http://www.unicef.org/about/employ) and photocopies of other supporting documents to:

The Human Resources Officer
P. 0. Box 5051

Location: 4-8 Rangoon Close, Cantonments
(Behind UNDP, near Ghana National Fire Service Headquarters on the Ring Road)

Qualified Female Candidates Are Especially Encouraged to Apply


Offer valid till: 30 Nov, 2010

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