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UNICEF Ethiopia serves as WASH Cluster Lead Agency (CLA) in coordination with the Ministry of Water, Irrigation and Energy (MOWIE) in the country. The coordination mechanism is active and strong, with emergency task force (ETF) meetings conducted on regular basis. WASH Cluster co-lead the ETF with the MOWIE and makes contributions to the ETF meetings held under the chairmanship of MOWIE in most regions. This serves as a useful forum for the various WASH Cluster partners to not only share updates but to discuss ways of improving linkages to maximize benefits of different sector responses.
The cluster approach ensures coordinated humanitarian WASH responses to the affected population with clear accountability in line with the humanitarian principles and guidelines by clarifying the division of labour among organizations and better defining their roles and responsibilities within the different sectors of the response based on core functions. It aims to make the international humanitarian community better organised and more accountable and professional, so that it can be a better partner for the affected people, host governments, local authorities, local civil society and resourcing partners.
The HNO (Humanitarian Needs Overview) and the HRP (Humanitarian Response Plan) identify People in Need as well as target population that are affected men, women, girls and boys in need of emergency WASH services. WASH Cluster partners are expected to respond to several emergency and humanitarian WASH response needs in line with HNO and HRP, that are developed and issued by the National Disaster Risk Management Commission and UNOCHA.
WASH Cluster partners at regional and national level agreed to put in place reliable monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) system for the WASH Cluster and improve linkage with humanitarian response. This will demand a lot both in terms of finance and human resource. The existing cluster capacity both at national level and in the regions could be an asset in supporting development WASH objectives stated above. UNICEF as a Cluster Lead Agency and a key development partner is keen to invest in ensuring the better linkage and resourcing the WAH sector.
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In collaboration with the Ministry of Water, Irrigation and Energy and OCHA, the Information Management Specialist (WASH Cluster) is responsible to provide technical and coordination support to the Ministry of Water, Irrigation and Energy (MOWIE) to lead WASH Cluster coordination specifically in response coordination, monitoring, reporting, data compilation for analysis of humanitarian and emergency WASH response activities in the country.
Roles and Responsibilities
The post holder is responsible for the collection, compilation, analysis of information related to emergency WASH response activities within their respective regions and will:
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Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.