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About UN Jobs in Syria-WASH Cluster Coordinator
The goal of this position is to provide leadership and facilitate the procedures that will guarantee a well-coordinated, strategic, adequate, coherent, and effective response by participants in the WASH sector on behalf of UNICEF, the Country Lead Agency for the sector.
The WASH Sector Coordinator’s (WSC) goal is to organize stakeholders to respond strategically to the ongoing humanitarian crisis in Syria in order to provide a timely, coordinated, and successful WASH response. The Ministry of Water Resources, SARC, and UNICEF jointly co-chair the WCC. Additionally, by overseeing the HCT portion of Syria from Damascus, your work supports the humanitarian architecture for the entire country of Syria.
Responsibilities of the UN Jobs in Syria-WASH Cluster Coordinator
You share responsibility for the effective administration and operation of the WASH Cluster, which includes the following, with the Cluster Lead Agency, resource partners, and other cluster members at the national and sub-national levels:
- Respond to the Cluster participants’ needs for information.
- Adapt existing in-country information management approaches for collecting, analysing and reporting Cluster activities and resources, and identifying information gaps.
- Establish and maintain information databases that consolidate, analyse and report/disseminate information critical to decision making.
- Maintain monthly reporting from Cluster participants, including 5Ws (‘Who does What, Where, When and for Whom?’ databases).
- Support the estimation of spatial and temporal gaps, overlaps and coverage of Cluster activities and projects.
- Work with Cluster/ participants to identify information gaps at national and sub-national levels and propose ways to bridge those gaps
- Work with the OCHA Information Management Specialist to develop appropriate supportive strategies.
- Use GIS mapping for map production and geographic data management
- Adopt and promote the use of global standards for information management for inter-operability.
- Manage flows of information and dissemination in an appropriate way, including website management.
- Manage an inventory of relevant documents on the humanitarian situation.
- Support the development and analysis of needs assessment and monitoring programmes
- To provide information management leadership in assessments and monitoring, including joint assessments and training.
- Lead on the preparation of SitRep inputs with emphasis on Cluster plans, targets and achievements.
- Develop and strengthen information management capacity through the training
- Contribute to the core cluster functions
- Where there is both a national and a sub-national cluster, the post holder will ensure that there is effective communication, reporting, engagement and coordination between the two levels
Requirements of the UN Jobs in Syria-WASH Cluster Coordinator
- A doctoral degree from an accredited university in one of the fields related to the following fields: Preferably in the field of civil engineering or sanitation engineering, with background expertise in mechanical engineering, hydrology, public health, or any area associated with international WASH-related development aid. An advantage is having formal cluster coordinating training.
- At least 8 years of increasingly responsible professional work experience, including program management and/or coordination in the initial stages of a large emergency response pertinent to the cluster, with the UN or another international development agency, a national government, or the private sector
- English proficiency is necessary. It is advantageous to have knowledge of a local language or another official UN language, such as Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian, or Spanish.