The United Nations Children's Fund UNICEF - In September 2014 UNICEF began implementing a joint programme with UN Women on Women, Peace and Security WPS funded by the European Union EU. The programme will support the Nigerian Government Federal level, three Northern Nigerian States namely Adamawa, Gombe and Plateau and selected Local Government Areas LGAs to strengthen women’s leadership, advance gender equality and improve protection for women and children in conflict settings.
Job Title: Operations Research Specialist (WASH)
Under the direct supervision of the Chief of WASH, the Operations Research Specialist (WASH) is accountable for formulation, design, planning, implementing, managing and evaluation of the Operational Research component of the WASH programme to ensure overall quality of the research conducted and its application to inform WASH sector policies, strategies and approaches for greater results for children.
Effectively manage and implement the Operational research component of the WASH Programme including scoping areas of research, refining research questions in-line with the emerging needs & priorities of the WASH program.
Effectively manage service providers and contracts as they relate to the research and study component of the WASH program, in accordance with UNICEF guidelines and policy on researches.
Knowledge management effectively promoted through facilitating the systematic capture & synthesis of research findings, sharing trends, good practice, "what works well and what doesn't" and knowledge/information exchange.
Practical application of Operational Research findings to WASH projects, plans, policies, strategies and approaches with a view to improve WASH programme performance and the delivery of quality results with equity .
Operational Research carried out efficiently, rigorously and transparently in compliance with the established guidelines and procedures including on research quality assurance and Ethics ERIC: Ethical Research Involving Children.
Proper and timely UNICEF and Government accountability ensured regarding non-supply assistance as well as disbursement of programme funds for the Operational Research.
Effective networking and partnerships with national and international research institutions achieved.
Job QualificationBA, BSc, HND
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