United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), Nigeria is supporting the Government of Nigeria to strengthen prevention of and response all forms of violence against children. In particular, assistance will be provided to strengthen the child protection system, including through modelling the system in four States, in order to demonstrate the impact of a well-functioning child protection system, to develop a common model for operationalizing the Child Rights Act at State level and to develop standardized tools, including regulations, working protocols and training manuals to govern the system.
United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) is currently recruiting to fill the following position:
Position: National Consultant on Water Supply Facilities Management Systems
VN No: VN-NGR-56-2015.
Location: Abuja, Nigeria.
Type of Appointment: Special Service Agreement (SSA).
To support the development and operationalization of systems for sustainable water supply facilities management within project communities.
Major Tasks to be Accomplished
Task 1: Conduct literature review on the existing documents on water supply facilities technology options, Operation and maintenance manuals, water point surveys and technical feasibility
Task 2: Support a rapid assessment of motorized water supply systems in key project States and document the existing technology options and O&M practices
Task 3: Facilitate stakeholders’ consultation towards the review and finalization of the draft operation and maintenance manual for motorized schemes
Task 4: Facilitate consultations and drafting of minimum service standards for community water supply delivery
Task 5: Support the documentation of community level facilities management practices and models and develop guidelines for service contracts for water supply facilities management
Task 6: Facilitate national and sub-national level dissemination and capacity building activities on minimum service standards and water supply facilities’ management systems
Task 7: Support processes for introducing models on sustainable water supply facilities’ management in at least 3 project communities.
Post Graduate Degree in Engineering, Geology, Water Supply,Public Health or related fields relevant to WASH
Minimum of 5 years progressive experience in designing, construction and management of water supply facility options, especially for rural communities
Minimum of 3 years progressive experience working in the WASH sector and supporting community-oriented service delivery and participatory capacity development for operation and maintenance of diverse options of water supply facilities
Ability to identify learning points, formulate strategies and scale up concepts
Experience in networking, social mobilization and advocating for results amongst government agencies, NGO’s private actors and development partners.
Excellent training and facilitation skills with ability to effectively lead participatory discussions and manage large group processes
Good analytical skills and report writing ability including experience in tracking programme effectiveness and efficiency with IT skills and use of statistical software for data management
Fluency in written and spoken English is essential. Knowledge of local languages would be an advantage.
Effectively work as part of a team in difficult circumstances and manage relationships with government Officials and other UNICEF partners.
Demonstrated ability to work in a multi-cultural environment and establish harmonious and effective working relationships both within and outside the organization.
Method of Application:
All potential job applicants should submit their application, accompanied by updated CVs in English and a completed United Nations Personal History Form to:
NB: Applicants are advised to put the Job position on the Subject line of their email.
Click here to download United Nations Personal History Form
Application Deadline: 15th September, 2015.
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