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Job Vacancy For WASH Officer At Unicef

Posted on: February 5th, 2015 by Ghana Jobs

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Applications are invited from suitably qualified Ghanaian Nationals for the post of WASH Officer.

•   VN No.: VN-15-09
•   Post Level: NO-B
•   IMIS #: GHA15015
•   Duty Station: Accra
•   Type of Contract Fixed-Term    
•   Duration: 2 years

Job Purpose
Under the general guidance of the WASH Specialist (WATER), the WASH Officer (NOB) is accountable for providing support for planning, implementation,monitoring and evaluation and coordination of field based initiatives in relation to Water Safety, Household Water treatment and Safe Storage and Water Supply Sustainability and support the achievement of planned objectives of the work plan.altgned with country Programme goals and strategy.
 
MAIN DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

•   Provide technically sound planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation and coordination advice to support field initiatives and support the delivery of the national water safety, household water treatment and safe storage and water supply sustainability programming
•   Ensure the availability of accurate, complete and up-to-date information required for effective WASH programme and project design, implementation,manage-ment, monitoring and evaluation.
•   Draft WASH programme budgets for review by the supervisor, including concrete steps to enhance emer-gency preparedness and response.
•   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 (e.g., VISION).Follow up on queries or initiate corrective action on discrepancies. Collaborate with Monitoring & Evaluation office on maintaining a gender & equity focus in WASH data collection and reporting.
•   Analyse 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 programme documentation, assuring accuracy and con-sistency with established rules, regulations and plans of action
•   Enhance programme efficiency and effectiveness through an evidence-based 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

Qualification Required & Experience

Education

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

Work Experience
Minimum of two years progressively responsible professional work experience in WASH with experience in water quality management.

Language Proficiency
Fluency in English required and other UN working language is an asset.

Competency Profile

•   Core Values (Required)
Commitment
Diversity and Inclusion
Integrity
•   Core Competence (Required)
Communication [II]
Working with People [I)
Drive for Results [I]
•   Functional Competencies (Required)
Formulating Strategies and Concepts (I)
Analysing [II]
Applying Technical Expertise [II]
Learning and Researching  [II]
Planning and Organizing [I]
Relating and Networking

Other Skills and Attributes

•   Very good planning and organising skill and strong drive for result
•   Ability to formulate strategies and concepts
•   Innovation and Analytical skills
•   Gender and diversity awareness
•   Effective coordination skills, networking and influencing
•   Good communication and report writing skills
•   Knowledge of computer management and applications
•   Ability to work in a team and under pressure

Location: Accra

How To Apply For The Job

If you have experience working in a similar capacity and want to make an active and lasting contribution to build a better would 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/index_apply.html . Applicants are requested to indicate the title of the position they are applying for. Applications should be hand delivered or sent through the post:

The Human Resources Officer
UNICEF
P. O. BOX 5051
Accra-North

Closing Date: 17 February, 2015

QUALIFIED FEMALE CANDIDATES ARE ESPECIALLY ENCOURAGED TO APPLY
NOTE: UNICEF IS A SMOKE FREE ENVIRONMENT!!!

Job Vacancy For Programme Specialist (Social Transfer) At Unicef

Posted on: February 5th, 2015 by Ghana Jobs

{Unicef,Ghana,Full-Time,GH,N/A,N/A,28 Feb-2015};

Applications are invited from suitably qualified Ghanaian Nationals for the post of Programme Specialist (Social Transfer) (National Officer Category).

•   Post Level: NO-C
•   Duty Station: Accra
•   VNNo.:VN-15-13
•   IMIS#: 15002
•   Type of Contract: Fixed-Term

JOB PURPOSE

Under the general guidance of the Social Protection Specialist (P4),the Program Specialist (Social transfer) is accountable for effective engagement with the Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Protection (MoGCSP) and the Department of Social Welfare (DSW) to support and monitor the implementation of the a new initiative, the LEAP1000, a 4.5year initiative implemented by the LEAP Management Unit.

Main Duties and Responsibilities

•   Provide effective technical support to the Department of Social Welfare for the operation and implementation of the LEAP 1000 project in the areas of selection of districts and communities, targeting process, communication material/strategy, enrolment process, payment, reconciliation and monitoring, among others.
•   Ensure the LEAP 1000 guidelines and requirements are adequately designed and implemented. Assistance needed by the Department of Social Welfare to effectively administer the programme is provided on time and areas of capacity needs are accessed and support provided in consultation with supervisor.
•   Provides assistance to the LEAP MIS team for the management of LEAP 1000 beneficiary household data and ensures that the data is readily made available for planning and adjustment purposes as may be required by UNICEF and other stakeholders. Collaborates with the M//E teams from the Department of Social Welfare and UNICEF in providing data that might be required for evaluation/monitoring purposes. Data management needs should be accessed with appropriate support sought or provided.
•   Support the design and implementation of a communication and information strategy to accompany the project’s roll-out. Engage effectively with stakeholders and support effective/strategic communication of project objectives and achievements. Identify communication needs and provide appropriate support.
•   Support the Department of Social Welfare in payment planning and distribution of money to beneficiaries bi-monthly in in line with the regular LEAP payment Participates in field activities to monitor payment, monitor beneficiary compliance with project conditions / requirements and submit monitoring reports.
•   Provide assistance to the Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Protection and the Department of Social Welfare in requesting for funds for payment of beneficiaries and liquidation of the funds in accordance with UNICEF’s HACT procedures. Identify any other financial need and provide adequate support on timely manner.

Qualification Required & Experience

Education

•   Advanced University degree in project management or equivalent background, social development, development Studies or other relevant disciplines.

Work Experience

•   At least five years of relevant professional work experience in project management and social development work (preferably cash transfer and livelihoods enhancement).

Language Proficiency
Fluency in English and any other UN Official
Language is an asset.

Competency Profile

•   Core Values (Required)
Commitment
Diversity and Inclusion
Integrity
•   Core Competence (Required)
Communication [II]
Working with People [I)
Drive for Results [I]
•   Functional Competencies (Required)
Formulating Strategies and Concepts (I)
Analysing [II]
Applying Technical Expertise [II]
Planning and Organising [II]
Persuading and Influencing [II]

Location: Accra

How To Apply For The Job

If you have experience working in a similar capacity and want to make an active and lasting contribution to build a better would 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/index_apply.html . Applicants are requested to indicate the title of the position they are applying for. Applications should be hand delivered or sent through the post:

The Human Resources Officer
UNICEF
P. O. BOX 5051
Accra-North

Closing Date: 17 February, 2015

QUALIFIED FEMALE CANDIDATES ARE ESPECIALLY ENCOURAGED TO APPLY
NOTE: UNICEF IS A SMOKE FREE ENVIRONMENT!!!

Job Vacancy For WASH Specialist (WinS) At Unicef

Posted on: February 5th, 2015 by Ghana Jobs

{Unicef,Ghana,Full-Time,GH,N/A,N/A,28 Feb-2015};

Applications are invited from suitably qualified Ghanaian Nationals for the post of WASH Specialist (WinS) (National Officer Category).

•   Post Level: NO-C
•   Duty station: Accra
•   Duration: 2 years
•   VNNo.:VN-15-07
•   IMIS#:  GHA 15012
•   Type of Contract Fixed-Term

JOB PURPOSE
Under the general guidance of the Chief of WASH, the WASH Specialist (WinS), will direct, lead and manage the WASH in Schools component of WASH programme. S/he will be accountable for formulation, design, planning, implementing, monitoring and evaluation of the WinS programme to ensure overall efficiency and effectiveness of the programme management, delivery and accomplishment of programme goals and objectives.    ‘

Main Duties and Responsibilities

•   Direct, lead and manage the WinS component of WASH programme, accountable for formulation, design, planning, implementing, monitoring and evaluation of the WinS programme to ensure overall efficiency and effectiveness of the programme management, delivery and accomplishment of programme goals and objectives
•   Enhance effective programme, sectoral or inter-sectoral, planning, development and management by leading, guiding, coordinating 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. Ensure inclusion and delivery on sectoral leadership responsibilities including leadership and facilitation of the IASC WASH Cluster.
•   Promote knowledge management / 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. Responsible for the development of the sectoral work plan and technical decisions as well as for project management, implemen-tation and monitoring of assigned project/sectoral activity, in compliance with the defined project strategies and approaches. Support maintenance of information system for monitoring gender/sex disaggregated data
•   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.
•   Collaborate with Communication and Programme Communication groups to ensure development of effective communication materials and strategies to support advocacy, social mobilisation and emergency efforts.
•   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.
•   Coordinates with Operations and Supply staff on supply and non-supply assistance activities ensuring proper and timely UNICEF and Government accountability. Certifies disbursements of funds, monitors and submits financial status reports to management in compliance with the regulations and guidelines

Qualification Required & Experience

Education

•   Advanced university degree in one of the disciplines relevant  to   the   following  areas:   Public   Health, Civil Engineering,Education,Mechanical Engineering,Geology, Hydrology, Sanitation Engineering, or a field relevant to international WASH related development 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.

Language Proficiency
Fluency in English required. Knowledge of local working language of the duty station and another UN working language an asset.

Competency Profile

•   Core Values (Required)
Commitment
Diversity and Inclusion
Integrity
•   Core Competence (Required)
Communication [II]
Working with People [I)
Drive for Results [I]
•   Functional Competencies (Required)
Formulating Strategies and Concepts (I)
Analysing [II]
Applying Technical Expertise [II]
Leading and Supervising [II]
Deciding and Initiating Action [I]
Relating and Networking

Other Skills and Attributes

•   Essential Technical Knowledge in the latest theories, principles and methods in the following areas: Community based sanitation i.e.: hygiene education or latrine construction and waste management. Water supply projects management
•   Excellent analytical, negotiating, communication (both verbal and written) and advocacy skills.
•   Supervisory, Leadership and managerial skills.
•   Initiative and resourcefulness. Proven ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships with other team members and partners, with sensitivity,in a multicultural.multi-ethnic environment.
•   Gender equity and diversity awareness
•   Effective coordination skills, networking and influencing
•   Knowledge of computer management and applications

Location: Accra

How To Apply For The Job

If you have experience working in a similar capacity and want to make an active and lasting contribution to build a better would 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/index_apply.html . Applicants are requested to indicate the title of the position they are applying for. Applications should be hand delivered or sent through the post:

The Human Resources Officer
UNICEF
P. O. BOX 5051
Accra-North

Closing Date: 17 February, 2015

QUALIFIED FEMALE CANDIDATES ARE ESPECIALLY ENCOURAGED TO APPLY
NOTE: UNICEF IS A SMOKE FREE ENVIRONMENT!!!

Job Vacancy For Programme Officer (Social Transfer) At Unicef (Tamale)

Posted on: February 5th, 2015 by Ghana Jobs

{Unicef,Ghana,Full-Time,GH,N/A,N/A,28 Feb-2015};

Applications are invited from suitably qualified Ghanaian Nationals for the post of Programme Officer (Social Transfer) (National Officer Category).

•   Post Level: NO-B Duty
•   Station: Tamale
•   VN No.:VN-15-12
•   IMIS#:   15003
•   Type of Contract Fixed-Term

JOB PURPOSE
Under the general guidance of the Programme Specialist (FT) and Social Protection Specialist (P4), the Programme Officer (Social transfer) is accountable for effective engagement with District Social Welfare Officers to support and monitor the field implementation of the LEAP 1000 in the 10 selected districts.

MAIN DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

•   Provides technical support to the District Coordinating Directors, District Planning Officers and District Social Welfare Officers for the operation and implementation of the LEAP 1000 project in the areas of selection of communities, targeting process, communication material/strategy, enrolment process, payment, reconciliation and monitoring. Submit regular report to supervisor on progress made in the above areas.
•   Ensure the LEAP 1000 operational guidelines are complied with; providing the right interpretation of the guidelines as may be required. Assistance needed by the officers to effectively administer the programme is provided on time and areas of capacity needs are accessed and support provided in consultation with supervisor.
•   Provide assistance to the District Coordinating Directors, District Planning Officers and District Social Welfare Officers for the management of LEAP 1000 beneficiary household data and to ensure that up to date data is readily made available for planning and adjustment purposes.
•   Support the design and implementation of a communication and information strategy to accompany the project’s roll-out. In collaboration with district officers ensure that information on project is communicated to beneficiaries to ensure compliance.
•   Ensure timely disbursement of funds to beneficiaries. Accompany the district officers and project team members/stakeholders to payment sites to monitor payment, monitor beneficiary compliance with project conditions/requirements and submit monitoring reports to supervisor after each payment cycle. Provide support to the district officers in completing and submitting the payment and quarterly M&E forms if needed.
•   Coordinate HACT assurance activities for the LEAP programme at field level (including programme and financial spot checks), and monitor implementation of critical recommendations arising from HACT assurance and HACT spot check activities at field level.

Qualification Required & Experience

Education

•   University degree, preferably advanced university degree or equivalent background, in social development, development studies, social sciences, public relations or other relevant disciplines.

Work Experience

•   At least two years of relevant professional work experience in social development, field monitoring and programme implementation (preferably field work in the areas of cash transfer and livelihood enhancement)

Language Proficiency

•   Fluency in English and local working language of the duty station

Competency Profile

•   Core Values (Required)
Commitment
Diversity and Inclusion
Integrity
•   Core Competence (Required)
Communication [II]
Working with People [I)
Drive for Results [I]
•   Functional Competencies (Required)
Formulating Strategies and Concepts (I)
Analysing [II]
Applying Technical Expertise [II]
Planning and Organising [II]
Persuading and influencing [ II ]

Location: Tamale

How To Apply For The Job

If you have experience working in a similar capacity and want to make an active and lasting contribution to build a better would 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/index_apply.html . Applicants are requested to indicate the title of the position they are applying for. Applications should be hand delivered or sent through the post:

The Human Resources Officer
UNICEF
P. O. BOX 5051
Accra-North

Closing Date: 17 February, 2015

QUALIFIED FEMALE CANDIDATES ARE ESPECIALLY ENCOURAGED TO APPLY
NOTE: UNICEF IS A SMOKE FREE ENVIRONMENT!!!

Job Vacancy For WASH Officer (WinS Software) At Unicef

Posted on: February 5th, 2015 by Ghana Jobs

{Unicef,Ghana,Full-Time,GH,N/A,N/A,28 Feb-2015};

Applications are invited from suitably qualified Ghanaian Nationals for the post of WASH Officer (WinS Software) (National Officer Category).

•   Post Level: NO-B
•   Duty Station: Accra
•   Duration: 2 years
•   VN No.: VN-15-05
•   IMIS#: GHA 15009
•   Type of Contract: Fixed-Term

JOB PURPOSE

Under the general guidance of the WASH Specialist, the WASH Officer (WinS Software) is accountable for providing technical support to the Ghana School Health Education Programme (SHEP) to identify appropriate behaviour change approaches, and how to incorporate behaviour change programmes into schools and into the teacher education programme. The WASH Officer (WinS) will also support government to implement the WinS programme into the districts and monitor the implementation of these strategies in the southern part of Ghana (specifically within Central, Greater Accra and Volta Regions).

Main Duties and Responsibilities

•   Ensure that the WASH in Schools software programme is planned, implemented and reported in a technically sound, timely and cost-effective manner, incorporating strategies to ensure outcomes that can be sustained by students and schools alike.and that implementation is aligned with school hardware activities (such as construction and well installation)
•   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 WASH programme budgets for review by the supervisor, including concrete steps to enhance emergency preparedness and response.
•   Enhance programme efficiency and effectiveness through evidence base approach and implementation including monitoring UNICEF inputs, local conditions and resources, flow of supply and non-supply and emergency assistance and WASH programme status.
•   Analyse data and prepare progress reports; draft changes in WASH project work plans and assist in identifying supplies and equipment (for both development and emergency orientated activities) as well as in the drafting of Country Programme Recommendation and other programme documentation.
•   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 (e.g. VISION). Followup on queries or initiate corrective action on discrepancies. Collaborate with Monitoring & Evaluation office on maintaining a gender & equity focus in WASH data collection and reporting.
•   Compile WASH programme implementation, preparedness, training and orientation materials to promote knowledge sharing with counterparts, WASH sectoral stakeholders, donors and media
•   Ensure effective communication and networking developed and maintained through partnership and collaboration.

Qualification Required & Experience

Education

•   University degree in one of the disciplines relevant to the following areas: Public Health, Education, Sanitation Engineering, or a field rele¬vant to international WASH related development assistance.
•   Additional training in Health Education or Communication for Development (Programme Communication) an asset.

Work Experience

•   Minimum of two years progressively responsible professional work experience in WASH in Schools (WinS).

Language Proficiency
Fluency in English required. Knowledge of local working language of the duty station and another UN working language an asset.

Competency Profile

•   Core Values (Required)
Commitment
Diversity and Inclusion
Integrity
•   Core Competence (Required)
Communication [II]
Working with People [I)
Drive for Results [I]
•   Functional Competencies (Required)
Formulating Strategies and Concepts (I)
Analysing [II]
Applying Technical Expertise [II]
Learning and Researching [II]
Planning and Organising [I]

Other Skills and Attributes

•   Essential Technical Knowledge of theories, principles and methods in the following areas: WASH in schools, rural water supply projects, planning, evaluation, appropriate water supply and quality technology, community based sanitation (i.e. latrine construction)
•   Very good planning and organising skill and strong drive for result
•   Ability to formulate strategies and concepts
•   Innovation and Analytical skills
•   Gender and diversity awareness
•   Effective coordination skills, networking and influencing
•   Good communication and report writing skills
•   Knowledge of computer management and applications
•   Ability to work in a team and under pressure

Location: Accra

How To Apply For The Job

If you have experience working in a similar capacity and want to make an active and lasting contribution to build a better would 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/index_apply.html . Applicants are requested to indicate the title of the position they are applying for. Applications should be hand delivered or sent through the post:

The Human Resources Officer
UNICEF
P. O. BOX 5051
Accra-North

Closing Date: 19 February, 2015

QUALIFIED FEMALE CANDIDATES ARE ESPECIALLY ENCOURAGED TO APPLY
NOTE: UNICEF IS A SMOKE FREE ENVIRONMENT!!!

Job Vacancy For WASH Officer (WinS Software) At Unicef (Tamale)

Posted on: February 5th, 2015 by Ghana Jobs

{Unicef,Ghana,Full-Time,GH,N/A,N/A,28 Feb-2015};

Applications are invited from suitably qualified Ghanaian Nationals for the post of WASH Officer (WinS Software) (National Officer Category).

•   Post Level: NO-B
•   Duty Station: Tamale
•   Duration: 2 years
•   VN No.: VN-15-06
•   IMIS#: GHA 15010
•   Type of Contract: Fixed-Term

JOB PURPOSE

Under the general guidance of the WASH Specialist, the WASH Officer (WinS Software) is accountable for providing technical support to the Ghana School Health Education Programme (SHEP) to identify appropriate behaviour change approaches, and how to incorporate behaviour change programmes into schools and into the teacher education programme. The WASH Officer (WinS) will also support government to implement the WinS programme into the districts and monitor the implementation of these strategies in the southern part of Ghana (specifically within Central, Greater Accra and Volta Regions).

Main Duties and Responsibilities

•   Ensure that the WASH in Schools software programme is planned, implemented and reported in a technically sound, timely and cost-effective manner, incorporating strategies to ensure outcomes that can be sustained by students and schools alike.and that implementation is aligned with school hardware activities (such as construction and well installation)
•   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 WASH programme budgets for review by the supervisor, including concrete steps to enhance emergency preparedness and response.
•   Enhance programme efficiency and effectiveness through evidence base approach and implementation including monitoring UNICEF inputs, local conditions and resources, flow of supply and non-supply and emergency assistance and WASH programme status.
•   Analyse data and prepare progress reports; draft changes in WASH project work plans and assist in identifying supplies and equipment (for both development and emergency orientated activities) as well as in the drafting of Country Programme Recommendation and other programme documentation.
•   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 (e.g. VISION). Followup on queries or initiate corrective action on discrepancies. Collaborate with Monitoring & Evaluation office on maintaining a gender & equity focus in WASH data collection and reporting.
•   Compile WASH programme implementation, preparedness, training and orientation materials to promote knowledge sharing with counterparts, WASH sectoral stakeholders, donors and media
•   Ensure effective communication and networking developed and maintained through partnership and collaboration.

Qualification Required & Experience

Education

•   University degree in one of the disciplines relevant to the following areas: Public Health, Education, Sanitation Engineering, or a field rele¬vant to international WASH related development assistance.
•   Additional training in Health Education or Communication for Development (Programme Communication) an asset.

Work Experience

•   Minimum of two years progressively responsible professional work experience in WASH in Schools (WinS).

Language Proficiency
Fluency in English required. Knowledge of local working language of the duty station and another UN working language an asset.

Competency Profile

•   Core Values (Required)
Commitment
Diversity and Inclusion
Integrity
•   Core Competence (Required)
Communication [II]
Working with People [I)
Drive for Results [I]
•   Functional Competencies (Required)
Formulating Strategies and Concepts (I)
Analysing [II]
Applying Technical Expertise [II]
Learning and Researching [II]
Planning and Organising [I]

Other Skills and Attributes

•   Essential Technical Knowledge of theories, principles and methods in the following areas: WASH in schools, rural water supply projects, planning, evaluation, appropriate water supply and quality technology, community based sanitation (i.e. latrine construction)
•   Very good planning and organising skill and strong drive for result
•   Ability to formulate strategies and concepts
•   Innovation and Analytical skills
•   Gender and diversity awareness
•   Effective coordination skills, networking and influencing
•   Good communication and report writing skills
•   Knowledge of computer management and applications
•   Ability to work in a team and under pressure

Location: Tamale

How To Apply For The Job

If you have experience working in a similar capacity and want to make an active and lasting contribution to build a better would 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/index_apply.html . Applicants are requested to indicate the title of the position they are applying for. Applications should be hand delivered or sent through the post:

The Human Resources Officer
UNICEF
P. O. BOX 5051
Accra-North

Closing Date: 19 February, 2015

QUALIFIED FEMALE CANDIDATES ARE ESPECIALLY ENCOURAGED TO APPLY
NOTE: UNICEF IS A SMOKE FREE ENVIRONMENT!!!

Job Vacancy For Chief of Health and Nutrition At Unicef

Posted on: July 9th, 2013 by Ghana Jobs

{Unicef,Accra,Full-Time, GH,N/A, N/A,31 Jul-2013};

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

For 60 years, UNICEF has been working on the ground in 190 countries and territories to promote children’s survival, protection and development. The world’s largest provider of vaccines for developing countries, UNICEF supports child health and nutrition, good water and sanitation, quality basic education for all boys and girls, and the protection of children from violence, exploitation, and AIDS. UNICEF is funded entirely by the voluntary contributions of individuals, businesses, foundations and governments.

Vacancy No:  E-VN-2013-001270
Job Level:  P-4
Position#:  00008237

Purpose of the Position

•   The incumbent is responsible for the overall management and administration in the development, planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of the Health & Nutrition programme in the context of child survival and development within the country programme. Accountable for effective technical leadership, management guidance and programme support to facilitate the application and adaptation of UNICEF policies and strategies to achieve programme goals and expansion of UNICEF assisted Health & Nutrition interventions, including the attainment of the Millennium Development Goals.
•   As head of the Health & Nutritional group, leads, manages, develops and enables a competent team of professional and support staff to achieve the strategic goals and objectives of the Health & Nutrition programme.
•   Contributes to create synergy partnerships which reinforce other organizations, including other UN Agencies,MDG`s strategic directions in areas where UNICEF has primary responsibility or comparative advantage such as interrelated areas of maternal, new-born, and child health and nutrition.
•    Works closely, in Humanitarian Action, with the Nutrition and Health clusters within the inter-agency standing committee (IASC).

Key Expected Results

•   Timely and quality sectoral analysis, input, support and coordination contribute to the Situation Analysis, its periodic update, and all programme documents to formulate effective Health & Nutrition goals, strategy, and project planning and development, in partnerships with key stakeholders and with contribution of knowledge institutions.
•   Integrated Health & Nutrition strategies, methodologies and new approaches are developed and implemented based on results-based approach within Human Rights framework by broad  participation and collaboration with internal and external partnership Partnerships with global funds, multilateral and bilateral agencies and development banks, as well as relations with the private sector enhanced and exploited efficiently, in order to formulate common advocacy position and influence allocation of resources, as well as investment decisions on behalf of  Health and Nutrition.
•   Technical support is provided to government and non-government organizations at all stages of the programme cooperation, including capacity building of government personnel and beneficiaries, including through back-up partnerships with specialists Health and Nutrition organizations as appropriate.
•   Monitoring and evaluation of programme performance is properly undertaken for adjustment, acceleration and improvement of program delivery, capitalizing on joint global monitoring and evaluation frameworks such as the Child Health Epidemiology Reference Group for child health and nutrition, and with WFP in the areas of food and nutrition. Gender/sex disaggregated data and inputs relevant to the Health and Nutrition programme provided.
•   Work plan and objectives are effectively established, performance is managed, and planned results are timely delivered through exercise of strong programme management leadership; partnership frameworks that pool competencies and resources developed.
•   The capacities of Country Office staff are strengthened through effective capacity building programme – which also build on technical partnerships with collaborating agencies to provide state-of-the-art technical information to staff – in the development, implementation and management of the Health & Nutrition programme.
•   UNICEF and Government and implementing partners accountability is ensured for supply and non-supply assistance and disbursement of programme funds for the sector; and Government counterparts and implementing partners are orientated and trained in UNICEF supply and non-supply assistance policies and procedures.
•   Effective partnership and collaboration are achieved and maintained for advocacy, technical cooperation, programme coordination, information sharing and knowledge networking.
•   The most relevant and strategic information is provided to relevant stakeholders including in cooperation with knowledge institutions to support the Health & Nutrition Programme by the effective implementation of integrated programme monitoring system.
•   All required programme reports are timely prepared and shared with concerned partners in compliance with the established guidelines and procedures.
•   Emergency preparedness is maintained, and in emergencies, emergency responses with                       effective coordination are provided and in line with the Core Commitments for Children (CCC`s) in Humanitarian Action, partnerships with the Health and Nutrition humanitarian actors strengthened within the Inter-Agency Standing Committee (IASC).
•   Other assigned duties and responsibilities are effectively accomplished.

Qualification Required & Experience

•   Advanced university degree in Public Health and Nutrition (preferably with specialized training in public health and nutrition planning, health and nutrition education, health care system management, HIV/AIDS prevention, immunization, or epidemiology), Child Development, Social Policy, Social Development, Community Development, or other relevant disciplines.
•   Eight years of relevant work experience at the national and international levels in planning, programming, implementation monitoring and evaluation of health and nutrition programmes relevant to child survival, health & nutrition care. Relevant work experience in a managerial position, or a technical expert position in health, nutrition, and child survival & health care. Developing country work experience or field work experience. Background/familiarity with Emergency.
•   Fluency in English and another UN language. A local working language of the duty station is an asset.
•   A first level university degree with a relevant combination of academic qualifications and experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.

Competencies of Successful Candidate

•   Communicates effectively to varied audiences, including during formal public speaking.
•   Sets high standards for quality of work and consistently achieves project goals.
•   Able to work effectively in a multi-cultural environment.
•   Has good leadership and supervisory skills; co-ordinates group activities, ensuring that roles within the team are clear.
•   Translates strategic direction into plans and objectives.
•   Analyzes and integrates diverse and complex quantitative and qualitative data from a wide range of sources.
•   Quickly builds rapport with individuals and groups; maintains an effective network of  individuals across organizational departments.
•   Identifies urgent and potentially difficult decisions and acts on them promptly; initiates and generates team- and department-wide activities.
•   Demonstrates, applies and shares expert technical knowledge across the organization.

Location: Accra

How To Apply For The Job

Click Here To Apply Online

Closing Date: 22 July, 2013

UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages qualified female and male candidates from all national, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of our organisation.

Job Vacancy For Community Led Total Sanitation (CLTS) Consultant At Unicef

Posted on: July 17th, 2012 by Ghana Jobs

{Unicef ,Accra,Full-Time, GH,N/A, N/A,31 Jul-2012};

Type of contract: Consultancy
Duration: 364 days
Job Level: NO-B

Purpose:
To assist regional and district level CLTS implementation efforts to achieve results at scale.

Major Duties and Responsibilities:

•  Support the Environmental Units in the three Northern Regions to strengthen the Regional Inter-Agency Co-ordinating Council on Sanitation (RICCS)
•  Support the three RICCS to develop regional Sanitation Strategy and/or Plans of Actions for 2012/2013
•  Provide Mentoring skills to consolidate the CLTS agenda through improved co-ordination and monitoring mechanisms at all levels
•  Advocate for the enforcement of bye-laws in urban areas to promote good hygiene and sanitation
•  Support the facilitation of Media and Public education on CLTS, and promoting ODF communities
•  Provide coaching and mentoring for the District level CLTS facilitators and stakeholders in facilitation skills and the principles and processes of CLTS;
•  Facilitate the formation and training of Natural Leaders in facilitation skills and the principles and processes of CLTS;
•  Support the establishment and nurturing of Networks of Natural Leaders in the districts in the three Northern Regions;
•  Undertake independent ODF verification in the districts;
•  Facilitate knowledge sharing fora at regional level for cross-learning and experience sharing amongst districts and document lessons learnt;
•  Develop monitoring tools with key indicators and produce monthly status reports on processes and outcomes of CLTS implementation against the set indicators

Deliverable:
The following are the expected deliverables:

•  An inception report based on appraisal on the scope of work;
•  A monthly report on progress of activities in the districts;
•  Using monthly monitoring reports develop One Pager Charts on disparities on Key WASH/CLTS Indicators by District to highlight district level disparities and inequities at area council levels. A final assignment Report including video coverage and CD with photos taken during the different activities. The final report should be region specific with district variations and should include lessons learnt and proposed plans for sustaining the ODF status

Qualification Required & Experience

Minimum Requirements:

•  Candidates should have at least a minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree in Public Health, Environmental Management, Health Education, Project Management, Health Education, Project Management or equivalent;
•  At least 5 years progressive experience in Environmental Sanitation;
•  Experience and proven track record in CLTS facilitation;
•  Ability to listen to and work with adults;
•  Able to speak the Dagomba language, Frafra, Dagari and Wale dialects
•  Ability to operate computer Microsoft office programmes (MS Word, Excel, Power Point and Access), will be an advantage
•  Good inter-personal skills
•  Initiative, flexibility and patience

How To Apply For The Job

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 (available at: http://www.unicef.org/about/employ/files/P11.doc), to:-

[email protected]

Or

The Human Resources Manager
UNICEF
P. O. Box 5051
Accra-North

Closing Date: 23th July, 2012

Applications submitted without the P11 form with not be considered.

QUALIFIED FEMALE CANDIDATES ARE ESPECIALLY ENCOURAGED TO APPLY

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