Make a positive difference in the lives of some 2.5 billion people: join the team at the WSSCC Secretariat in Geneva
Below you will find information about the latest job openings in the Secretariat, as well as information about consultancies, internships, research assistantships, and junior professional officers (JPOs).
Apply here The WSSCC puts Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) at the heart of its programs to ensure that all its programs, including the GSF program, delivers results in line with its Medium Term Strategic Plan (MTSP) for the period 2012-2016. The M&E unit is a relatively new and small unit, situated within the Networking and Knowledge Management Department (NKM).
It has an ambitious portfolio and it is striving to strengthen the organisation’s M&E systems and capacity to ensure that the M&E not only provides the basis to manage programmes for better results, but also acts as a powerful means to generate robust evidence for decision-making, learning and advocacy. It is in this context that the WSSCC is looking to recruit an Evaluation Support Officer to support the growing Evaluation
The overall responsibility of the incumbent is to provide technical assistance and support to the Senior Monitoring and Evaluation Officer in ensuring Quality Standards in the Evaluation portfolio of the organisation.
Apply here The purpose of this post is to deepen and consolidate WSSCC’s work on equality and non-discrimination using hygiene and sanitation as an entry point to voice, agency and social justice. This requires a combination of policy analysis, evidence gathering through applied research, and effective knowledge management and strategic advocacy with key stakeholders in national and local government together with linked capacity on the ground to implement change.
It also requires networking and effective advocacy with partner UN organisations, international NGO’s, think tanks and research institutes to strengthen the normative agenda. Further, it entails establishing, managing and maintaining programme partnerships with select international organizations, member State governments, and private sector companies. As a member of the Networking and Knowledge Management Department (NKM) based in the WSSCC Secretariat in Geneva, the incumbent will work with the Programme Manager to deepen and widen the department’s programmatic work on equality and non-discrimination in sanitation and hygiene through a combination of policy analysis and dialogue with government partners and civil society, knowledge management including research into use, strategic networking and training for improved practice.
The post holder will also work closely with partner governments on national sanitation strategies and monitoring systems helping them to integrate equality and non-discrimination into service delivery in a practical, scalable manner. Bringing these demonstrable lessons from countries and regions into the global discourse and sector deliberations will complete the strategic nature of this post.
1. Consolidation and deepening of WSSCC’s portfolio on equality and non-discrimination in sanitation and hygiene behaviour change
2. Policy reform, negotiation and transformation
3. Monitoring for equality and non-discrimination
4. Support to WSSCC
Perform other related duties as required.
Technical Skills desirable
Master’s degree or equivalent required in social sciences, human rights law, gender studies, development studies, international relations, public health or related area.
Seven (7) years of relevant work experience required in equity and human rights related issues in development. At least 3 years in a developing country in Africa or Asia, in a development context is desirable.
English proficiency (speaking, reading, writing) required. Knowledge of French desirable.
Contract type: Fixed Term Appointment Contract level: ICS 11/ P-4 Contract duration: One year initially, renewable subject to satisfactory performance and funding availability. For more details about United Nations staff contracts, please follow this link: https://www.unops.org/english/Opportunities/job-opportunities/what-we-offer/Pages/UN-Staff-Contracts.asp
Apply here The purpose of this position is to support the department’s work on Rights, Equity and Inclusion with a special focus on civil society, gender and governance in South and South East Asia. S/he will be expected to collaborate closely with a Technical Officer with a similar mandate, for West Africa. The position will be based in India and work out of the institutional arrangement and office as agreed with the Government. The incumbent will report to the Programme Manager, Networking and Knowledge Management. S/he will be a member of the Networking and Knowledge Management Department (NKM), WSSCC Secretariat in Geneva. The incumbent will be responsible to abide by security policies, administrative instructions, plans and procedures of the UN Security Management System and that of UNOPS.
1. Policy, Monitoring and Evaluation and Capacity Strengthening Support to Swachh Bharat Mission to ensure scale with equality and non-discrimination
2. Support WSSCC’s knowledge management work globally, with a special focus on rights, equality, non-discrimination and inclusion.
3. Strengthen voice and agency in sanitation, hygiene and water service delivery in South and South East Asia.
4. Contribute to WSSCC’s global leadership in the area of equality and non-discrimination in WASH with an emphasis on age, gender, caste, disability and ethnicity in Asia.
5. Support WSSCC internal planning and review
6. Perform other duties as instructed by supervisors. IMPACT OF RESULTS:
This post contributes directly to WSSCC Medium Term Strategic Plan 2012-2016 (MTSP), outcome 2 (Equity) and contributes indirectly to outcome 1 (Access and Use) and Outcome 4 (Knowledge and Skills) Output 2(c) WSSCC’s networking, knowledge management and advocacy contributes positively to reaching poor and marginalized groups Output 2 (d): National Monitoring systems for WASH include behaviour change and effectively monitor equity. Output 4 (a): WSSCC contributes to, and benefits from, a growing body of skills and knowledge about sanitation and hygiene. Output 4 (b): A Community of Practice on sanitation and hygiene, integrated with WSSCC’s membership, and drawing on knowledge and experience generated by members and the GSF, contributes to learning on priority questions and disseminates innovative and successful ideas. Output 1 (c): There is evidence that the achieved sanitation and hygiene improvements are sustainable. Output 1 (d): National and sub-national partners have adequate capacity to deliver (GSF-supported) programmes effectively.
SKILLS: Required skills: Ability to think strategically, be results-oriented and work independently to a high quality standard; Proven analytical skills and the ability to manage and monitor various projects simultaneously; Excellent writing and communications skills; Gender analysis; Gender studies; Policy development Monitoring and Evaluation Policy advocacy International development sector experience Working with local governments Capacity building Geographical exposure – Asia
Master’s degree (or equivalent) in human rights, social policy, gender and development studies, humanitarian affairs, or international relations or other subject of relevance to the post is essential.
Contract type: Individual Contractor Agreement Contract level: International Specialist Level 2 Contract duration: 1 year. Renewable subject to satisfactory performance and funding availability. For more details about the ICA contractual modality, please follow this link: https://www.unops.org/english/Opportunities/job-opportunities/what-we-offer/Pages/Individual-Contractor-Agreements.aspx
1. Develop and nurture effective action learning including listening, sharing, innovating, adaptation and replication through Rapid Action Learning Unit (s) (RALU).
2. Design systems and modalities for knowledge management, learning and documentation
3. Facilitate and coordinate learning and documentation
5. Support WSSCC internal planning and review
6. Perform other duties as instructed by supervisors.
There are no contract opportunities with WSSCC at this time.