Closing date: 31 Jan 2018
Background Information – Job-specific
The Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council (WSSCC) was established in 1990 and mandated by name in United Nations General Assembly resolution A/RES/45/181.The WSSCC Secretariat is hosted by the United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) and aims to accelerate the achievement of sustainable sanitation, hygiene and water services for all people, with special attention to the unserved poor, by enhancing collaboration and coordination of all sector stakeholders. The WSSCC Secretariat is located in Geneva, Switzerland. More information on WSSCC can be found on the website at www.wsscc.org.
Reporting to the Head, Global Policy and Innovation, the Policy Dialogue Advisor engages in authoritative dialogues with relevant global partners in the United Nations system and beyond, on strategic issues of common interests including women and girls’ empowerment, climate change mitigation, health and sanitation, and urbanisation, with a view to advancing the Council’s role in positively influencing their impact on sustainable development goals relevant to sanitation and hygiene. Working directly with country programme teams and technical units, the Policy Dialogue Advisor distills from the global dialogue the relevant approaches for WSSCC and, simultaneously, projects the national and local experience of the Council’s work into the global discussion.
Master’s degree in public health, sanitation, development studies, or relevant fields is required.
Minimum seven years of relevant professional experience in health, or WASH, advocacy, or policy development management areas is required.
Fluency in both written and spoken English is required. Fluency in French would be an asset.
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