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Vacancy Announcement
(Vacancy Nº WASH/FT/13/004)


The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), Cambodia, is inviting qualified applications for the post of:

Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Specialist (National Officer at level NO-C) to be based in Phnom Penh


Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) Programme supports the implementation of national strategy for rural water supply, sanitation and hygiene for the realisation of child rights. This post will focus primarily on the implementation, monitoring and evaluation of the water quality components of the programme (household water treatment and arsenic mitigation) and related capacity building efforts. Noting Cambodia is prone to re-current flooding and other national disasters, the post will work to strengthen the emergency preparedness and responses as well as community resilience (disaster risk reduction) in terms of safe water supply, sanitation and hygiene.

Main Duties and Responsibilities

Under the supervision of Head of WASH, the selected candidate will be responsible for the following key areas:

 1. Programme Planning, Development and Management: Responsible for the development of water quality and water supply components in the WASH sectoral work plan and related technical decisions for programme management, implementation and monitoring of these activities
 2. Rights-Based Programme with Results-Based Approach: Promote the organization goals of UNICEF for child rights through advocacy and policy dialogue through communication, networking and partnerships
 3. Programme Monitoring, Evaluation and Reporting: Facilitate programme monitoring, evaluation exercises, programme reviews and annual sector review meetings with government counterparts and development partners, including preparation of annual WASH sector status reports
 4. Communication, Collaboration, Networking and Partnership: Interact with Government, private sector, NGOs, UN and bilateral agencies for WASH programme implementation, monitoring and evaluation
 5. Capacity Building: Provide technical support and guidance on appropriate technical, financial and institutional capacity building measures to achieve WASH programme goals, including humanitarian response
 6. Knowledge Management: Promote knowledge management by exchange of information, situation analysis, experience or lessons learned

Minimum Qualifications and Experience:
 . Advanced university degree in water resource management, water quality, environmental engineering, civil engineering, rural development, environmental science, environmental or public health, or related technical field
 .
At least five years of professional work experience at sub-national, national or international level in the field of WASH
 . Experience working in the UN or other international development organization an asset
 . Experience working with water quality and sanitation programmes, especially programmes in arsenic mitigation, household water treatment and water safety planning

Expected Competencies and Skills:
 . Knowledge of result-based programme management cycle including monitoring and evaluation
 . Strong drive for results, setting high standards for the quality of work
 . Strong interpersonal and team working skills and capacity to work in a multicultural environment
 . Able to define objectives, plan activities and anticipate potential challenges
 . Capacity to analyse data from various sources and ability to make rational judgments
 . Interest in learning and researching, using comprehensive information to support decision making
 . Fluent verbal and written English and Khmer
 . Committed to UNICEF’s mission in Cambodia

Submission of Applications:

Applications accompanied by an updated CV and P11, as well as two most recent performance appraisals (where possible) shall be sent by email to cbdhrvacancies@unicef.org or by mail to UNICEF Cambodia, HR Unit, No. 11, Street 75, Sangkat Sraschark, Phnom Penh, Cambodia. The Personal History Form (P11) can be downloaded from www.unicef.org. Regret letters will only be sent to shortlisted candidates. All applications are treated with confidentiality.


The deadline for receipt of applications is 24 September 2013
UNICEF is an equal opportunity employer and encourages qualified women to apply


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