WASH Cluster Officer, Buea, Cameroon At UNICEF – United Nations Children’s Fund


Closing date: Friday, 15 September 2023

Wash Cluster Officer, (NO-2), Buea, Cameroon #126065 ( Temporary Assignment for Cameroon nationals only)

Job no: 565417

Position type: Temporary Appointment

Location: Cameroon Division/Equivalent: Dakar (WCAR), Senegal

School/Unit: Republic of Cameroon

Department/Office: Buea, Cameroon

Categories: WASH (Water, Sanitation and Hygiene)

UNICEF works in some of the world’s toughest places, to reach the world’s most disadvantaged children. To save their lives. To defend their rights. To help them fulfill their potential.

Across 190 countries and territories, we work for every child, everywhere, every day, to build a better world for everyone.

And we never give up.

For every child, Sanitation

UNICEF has been working in Cameroon since 1975 to allow women and children to fully realize their rights to development without restriction, as enshrined in the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child. UNICEF provides financial and technical support to Cameroon across seven areas to fully realize the rights of women and children. These areas include Health, HIV/AIDS, Water-sanitation-Hygiene, nutrition, education, child protection, and social inclusion. UNICEF focuses mainly on children and the most vulnerable and excluded families. Cameroon’s 2020 population is estimated at 26,545,863 people according to UN data. The population is young and generates strong socioeconomic demand. In rural areas, limited access to basic social services and the effects of climate change led to household impoverishment and severe child deprivations. The task is immense but not insurmountable; it requires the energy of all stakeholders in Cameroon and outside of Cameroon: also, women, men, youth and children, government, technical and financial partners, donors, civil society, the private sector, parliamentarians, and communities. Everyone is invited to take part in the struggle to meet the challenges that lie ahead. It is together that we will act for Cameroon, a country that summarizes the challenges and hopes of Africa.

To learn more about UNICEF Cameroon, use the below link

https://unicef.sharepoint.com/sites/CMR/SitePages/AboutUs.aspx.

How can you make a difference?

The WASH Officer reports to the Chief Field Office Buea and HAS AS technical supervisor the Chief WASH. The WASH Officer provides technical, operational, and administrative assistance throughout the WASH programming process. The Officer prepares, manages, and implements a variety of technical and administrative tasks, related to the development, implementation, monitoring, and evaluation of the WASH output results of the country programme.

Key tasks and responsibilities: The post holder has joint responsibility with the Cluster Lead Agency, resourcing partners, and all cluster participants at the national and sub-national level for the efficient management and functioning of the WASH Area of Responsibility encompassing the following:

  •  Establish and maintain an appropriate humanitarian coordination mechanism.
  •  Strengthen pre-existing sectoral coordination through increased predictability and accountability.
  •  Build complementarity of partner actions: avoiding duplication and gaps.
  •  Ensure adequate resources are mobilized and equitably allocated for the effective functioning of the cluster and its response.
  •  Effective and comprehensive integration of relevant cross-cutting issues, including age, gender, environment, and HIV/AIDs.
  •  Maintain flexibility within the cluster to respond to changes in the operating environment, evolving requirements, capacities, and participation.
  •  Effectively use and transfer information to, from, and between cluster participants and other stakeholders.
  •  Interact with other clusters (including through inter-cluster coordination fora), humanitarian actors, government counterparts, and relevant authorities for operational planning, engagement, and active contribution of operational partners.
  •  Be accountable to the affected population through effective and inclusive consultative and feedback mechanisms.
  •  Monitor the performance of the core cluster functions.

To have more information, please click here: TOR WASH Cluster Officer Buea 126065.pdf

To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have

EDUCATION

  •  University degree in one of the following fields is required: public health, social sciences, behavior change communication, sanitary engineering, or another relevant technical field.
  •  Additional relevant post-graduate courses that complement/supplement the main degree area strong asset.
  •  Formal training in cluster coordination is an advantage

WORK EXPERIENCE

A minimum of two years of professional work experience in WASH-related programmes for developing countries is required

LANGUAGES

  •  Fluency in French and English is required.

For every Child, you demonstrate

UNICEF’s Core Values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust and Accountability, and Sustainability (CRITAS) underpin everything we do and how we do it. Get acquainted with Our Values Charter: UNICEF Values

The UNICEF competencies required for this post are: (1) Builds and maintains partnerships (2) Demonstrates self-awareness and ethical awareness (3) Drive to achieve results for impact (4) Innovates and embraces change (5) Manages ambiguity and complexity (6) Thinks and acts strategically and (7) Works collaboratively with others

During the recruitment process, we test candidates following the competency framework. Familiarize yourself with our competency framework and its different levels: competency framework here.

UNICEF is here to serve the world’s most disadvantaged children and our global workforce must reflect the diversity of those children. The UNICEF family is committed to including everyone, irrespective of their race/ethnicity, age, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, nationality, socio-economic background, or any other personal characteristic. We offer a wide range of benefits to our staff, including paid parental leave, breastfeeding breaks, and reasonable accommodation for persons with disabilities.

UNICEF strongly encourages the use of flexible working arrangements.

UNICEF has a zero-tolerance policy on conduct that is incompatible with the aims and objectives of the United Nations and UNICEF, including sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority, and discrimination. UNICEF is committed to promoting the protection and safeguarding of all children. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks, and will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles. Background checks will include the verification of academic credential(s) and employment history. Selected candidates may be required to provide additional information to conduct a background check.

Remarks:

UNICEF’s active commitment towards diversity and inclusion is critical to delivering the best results for children. For this position, eligible and suitable female candidates are encouraged to apply.

UNICEF only considers higher educational qualifications obtained from an institution accredited/recognized in the World Higher Education Database (WHED), a list updated by the International Association of Universities (IAU) / United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). The list can be accessed at http://www.whed.net/.

The VA is open to all (internal and external candidates)

UNICEF appointments are subject to medical clearance. Issuance of a visa by the host country of the duty station, which will be facilitated by UNICEF, is required for IP positions. Appointments are also subject to inoculation (vaccination) requirements, including against SARS-CoV-2 (Covid). Government employees that are considered for employment with UNICEF are normally required to resign from their government before taking up an assignment with UNICEF. UNICEF reserves the right to withdraw an offer of appointment, without compensation, if a visa or medical clearance is not obtained, or necessary inoculation requirements are not met, within a reasonable period for any reason.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.

Advertised: Aug 31 2023 W. Central Africa Standard Time

Application close: Sep 15 2023 W. Central Africa Standard Time

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  •  Closes Sep 15 2023Wash Cluster Officer, (NO-2), Buea, Cameroon #126065 ( Temporary Assignment for Cameroon nationals only) in Cameroon

    The WASH Officer reports to the Chief Field Office Buea and HAS AS technical supervisor the Chief WASH. The WASH Officer provides technical, operational, and administrative assistance throughout the WASH programming process. The Officer prepares, manages, and implements a variety of technical and administrative tasks, related to the development, implementation, monitoring, and evaluation of the WASH output results of the country programme.

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