Organisation: UN Children's Fund
Country: Democratic Republic of the Congo (the)
Closing date: 02 Jun 2011
Under the general guidance of the Chief of WASH, responsible for the Planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of the DRC WASH program for the central zone (Equateur, Bas Congo, Bandundu and Kinshasa). Responsibilities include both regular program implementation and emergency responses.
Key Expected Results:
Undertakes field visits, and surveys in order to monitor and evaluate project implementation. Identifies problems and proposes remedial action. Identifies alternative courses of action, to accelerate/improve programme delivery.
Participates in the formulation and development of programme goals, strategies and approaches for the UNICEF plan of cooperation. Plans, implements and monitors assigned activities.
Participates with UNICEF/government/and other partners in the development of strategies, methodologies and identification of new approaches for improving programme delivery, with emphasis on advocacy, community participation and social mobilization.
Reviews and evaluates the technical, institutional and financial feasibility and constraints of programmes/projects in coordination and collaboration with government and other partners.
Plans, organizes and conducts training and orientation activities for government personnel and beneficiaries, for the purpose of capacity building at the provincial levels.
Develops the work-plan for the sector and monitors compliance to ensure objectives and targets are met and achieved. Guides and supervises professional and support staff. Ensures their training needs are met, and provides on-the-job training.
Coordinates with Operations/Supply staff on supply and non- supply assistance activities. Approves disbursement of funds ensuring proper utilization and accountability, and those activities are within established plans of action, and the programme budget allotments.
Advanced 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.
Five years of progressively responsible professional work experience in the UN or other international development organization, national government or the private sector. Field work experience.Background/familiarity with Emergency (preparedness and response) and the IASC Cluster approach.
Fluency in English and French. Knowledge of working language of the duty station is an asset.
Communicates effectively to varied audiences, including during formal public speaking.
Able to work effectively in a multi-cultural environment.
Sets high standards for quality of work and consistently achieves project goals.
Has good leadership and supervisory skills; co-ordinates group activities, ensuring that roles within the team are clear.
Analyzes and integrates diverse and complex quantitative and qualitative data from a wide range of sources.
Identifies urgent and potentially difficult decisions and acts on them promptly; initiates and generates team- and department-wide activities.
Translates strategic direction into plans and objectives.
Quickly builds rapport with individuals and groups; maintains an effective network of individuals across organizational departments.
Demonstrates, applies and shares expert technical knowledge across the organization.
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