2011 UNICEF Ghana Jobs

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21 Apr, 2011

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United Nations Jobs in Ghana

Applications are invited from suitably qualified Ghanaian Nationals for the post of Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) Officer (National Officer Category). Non-Ghanaians will not be considered.

VN No.: VN-11-03 Post Level: NO-B
Post #: 44900
Duty Station: Tamale
Type of Contract: Fixed Term
Duration: Initially ending 31/12/11 with possibility of extension

Purpose of the Job:
Accountable for professional technical contribution to design, planning, administration, monitoring and evaluation of WASH programme/project activities, data analysis and progress reporting, and commitment for enhancement of teamwork and capacity building, in support of achievement of planned objectives of the work plan, aligned with country programme goals and strategy.

Ensure the availability of accurate, complete and up-to-date information required for effective WASH programme and project design, implementation, management, monitoring and evaluation. Draft sound WASH programme budgets for review by the superior, including concrete steps to enhance emergency preparedness and response
Enhance programme efficiency and effectiveness through evidence base approach and implementation follow-on, including monitoring UNICEF inputs, local conditions and resources, flow of supply and non-supply and emergency assistance and WASH programme status
Analyze collected data and information and prepare progress reports, draft changes in WASH project work plans and assist in identification of required supplies and equipment (for both development and emergency orientated activities) as well as in the drafting of Country Programme Recommendation and other programme documentation, assuring accuracy and consistency with established rules, regulations and plans of action
Ensure the appropriateness of financial, administrative and supply documentation; verify that WASH programme expenditures are within allotments and that data is consistent with the programme information and database
Compile WASH programme implementation, preparedness, training and orientation materials to promote knowledge sharing with counterparts, WASH sectoral stakeholders, donors and media
Ensure the effective communication and networking developed and maintained through partnership and collaboration
Remuneration: Competitive and attractive

Required Skills or Experience

University degree in one of the discipline relevant to the following areas: Public Health, Civil Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Geology, Hydrology, Sanitation, or a field relevant to international WASH related development assistance
Additional training in Health Education or Communication for Development (Programme Communication) is an asset
Two years of professional work experience in a development organisation, private sector or national government. In addition, field work experience is required

Background/familiarity with Emergency preparedness and response (and the IASC Cluster approach)
Competency Profile:
Core Values (Required):
Communication (II)
Working with People (I)
Drive for Results (I)
Core Competencies (Required):
Communication (II)
Working with People (I)
Drive for Results (I)
Functional Competencies (Required):
Formulating Strategies and Concepts (I)
Analyzing (I)
Applying Technical Expertise
Learning and Researching (I)
Planning and Organizing (I)
Technical Planning:


Essential Technical knowledge of theories, principles and methods in one or more of the following areas: Communication for behaviour change, WASH in schools, rural water supply projects implementation, planning, evaluation, appropriate water supply and quality technology ie: community based water supply, controlling water home related diseases
Gender and diversity awareness
Knowledge of the latest theories, technology and practices in community based sanitation
General knowledge of methodology of programme/project management
Knowledge of global human rights issues, specifically relating to children and women

How To Apply

If you have experience working with 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. O. 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

Note: UNICEF Is A Smoking Free Environment!!!!!!!!!!!

Offer valid till 25 Apr, 2011

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