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Job Description

Location: Ghana
Work Type : Consultancy

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.

Purpose of the Assignment

The Government of Ghana and UNICEF are implementing a joint water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) programme from 2012-2017, this include a wide variety of interventions covering water supply, sanitation, hygiene, WASH in institutions, household water treatment and safe storage, stakeholder capacity building and support to the WASH enabling environment. With numerous cutting edge initiatives and pieces of research it is of utmost importance that these are documented for both UNICEF and WASH sector of Ghana’s benefit as a whole.

The consultant will focus on documenting key on-going interventions of UNICEF-GoG programming. Via field observations and interviews with UNICEF and partner staff, the consultant will produce 2-4 page field notes on a range of technical programme components.

Qualifications of Successful Candidate

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 relevant field.
Qualifications and experience in areas of communication and writing are highly desirable
Years of relevant experience

Five years of progressively responsible professional work experience within the WASH sector, with at least one year of field based WASH international experience with a UN agency or NGO

Competencies of Successful Candidate

Fluency in English required.
A solid understanding of the latest developments and innovations within the WASH sector
Strong writing and communication skills, with proven ability to develop concise, informative and accessible pieces of literature
Strong computer skills, particularly Microsoft Word and Publisher, other publishing and photo editing software experience is an asset
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


About UNICEF

Founded in 1946, UNICEF promotes the rights and wellbeing of every child in 190 countries and territories, with a special focus on reaching those in greatest need. The world’s largest provider of vaccines for poor countries, UNICEF supports child health and nutrition, 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.We have the global authority to influence decision-makers, and the variety of partners at grassroots level to turn the most innovative ideas into reality. We believe that nurturing and caring for children are the cornerstones of human progress. UNICEF was created with this purpose in mind – to work with others to overcome the obstacles that poverty, violence, disease and discrimination place in a child’s path. We believe that we can, together, advance the cause of humanity.We advocate for measures to give children the best start in life, because proper care at the youngest age forms the strongest foundation for a person’s future.
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