Job at UNICEF : WASH Specialist (Systems Strengthening), Fixed-Term, NO-3, Post # 00107212, Kigali, Rwanda (For Rwandans Only) (Deadline: 18 July 2018 )

Job at UNICEF :  WASH Specialist (Systems Strengthening), Fixed-Term, NO-3, Post # 00107212, Kigali, Rwanda (For Rwandans Only) (Deadline:  18 July 2018  )

Job at UNICEF : WASH Specialist (Systems Strengthening), Fixed-Term, NO-3, Post # 00107212, Kigali, Rwanda (For Rwandans Only) (Deadline: 18 July 2018 )

Job Number: 514344 | Vacancy Link
Locations: Africa: Rwanda
Work Type : Fixed Term Staff

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, water, sanitation and hygiene

Guided by the 2030 Agenda principle of leaving no one behind, the UNICEF Rwanda Country Programme contributes to five priorities under the social transformation pillar of the Rwanda National Strategy for Transformation 2017-2024, including Moving towards a modern Rwandan household where water, sanitation and hygiene are situated.

UNICEF Rwanda Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) Programme aims to ensure that every Rwandan is using safe and sustainable water and sanitation services and that children and their families practice key hygiene behaviors by supporting districts to expand services and strengthening government-led monitoring, finance and coordination systems.

How can you make a difference?

The Specialist supports the development, preparation, management, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of the WASH programme within the country programme. The Specialist provides technical guidance and management support throughout the programming processes, to facilitate the administration and achievement of the WASH-related output results in the country programme with a specific focus on enabling environment work particularly financing, monitoring and coordination.

The work of the Specialist will strengthen the government capacity to deliver sustainable WASH services for all Rwandans.

Purpose of the position:

Under the guidance of the Chief of WASH, the WASH Specialist will lead UNICEF efforts to strengthen government monitoring, finance and coordination systems by working with ministries, agencies, districts and partners to strengthen evidence, analysis, planning, monitoring, reporting and implementation of activities which result in WASH services for all families in Rwanda.

The Specialist will provide technical guidance and manage internal processes and activities to achieve the WASH enabling environment output results, particularly financing, monitoring and coordination.

Main responsibilities include:

  • Provide technical assistance to government partners and engage in sector dialogue on systems strengthening issues such as monitoring, financing, policy, planning and coordination.
  • Design, implement, monitor and administer activities aimed at strengthening government systems, institutions and capacities.
  • Oversee development and use of evidence as a driver of positive change for children
  • Build and sustain close working partnerships with government counterparts and national stakeholders through active sharing of information and knowledge to facilitate programme implementation and build capacity of stakeholders to achieve WASH output results
  • Contribute to internal planning, monitoring and reporting

To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have

  • An advanced university degree (Masters or higher) in in one of the following fields is required: Public Policy, Social Sciences, Economics, Political Science, or another relevant technical field.
  • A minimum of five years of relevant professional experience in working with government, developing government systems for sustainable service delivery.
  • Experience with public and private financing, including analyzing budgets and expenditures, leveraging financial resources, and strategy development
  • Experience facilitating coordination and communication across a complex set of stakeholders
  • Capacity to conceptualize, plan and manage research programmes
  • Experience in developing monitoring and evaluation methods and tools
  • Experience in the WASH sector is highly desirable.
  • Familiarity with emergency is considered an asset.
  • Fluency in English and Kinyarwanda is required. Knowledge of French is an asset.

For every Child, you demonstrate

UNICEF’s core values of Commitment, Diversity and Integrity and core competencies in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results.

The technical competencies required for this post are:

  • Persuading and Influencing;
  • Applying Technical Expertise;
  • Relating and Networking;
  • Formulating Strategies and Concepts,
  • Planning and Organizing.

View our competency framework at

UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages all candidates, irrespective of gender, nationality, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of the organization.


Mobility is a condition of international professional employment with UNICEF and an underlying premise of the international civil service.

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


Opening Date Fri Jul 06 2018 09:00:00 GMT+0200 (South Africa Standard Time) South Africa Standard Time
Closing Date Wed Jul 18 2018 23:55:00 GMT+0200 (South Africa Standard Time) 


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