Coordinating the UN's work on water and sanitation

UN-Water vacancy as International Cooperation Adviser

With the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development under implementation and with a dedicated goal on water and sanitation, there is a need to advance global monitoring of the sector. Sustainable Development Goal 6 includes six technical targets and two targets on means of implementation, for which Member States, with support from UN-Water, have developed indicators and a monitoring framework.
One of the flagship undertakings of  UN-Water is the Integrated Monitoring Initiative for SDG 6, an inter-agency initiative operating under the UN-Water umbrella which aims to support Member States and the international community in measuring progress towards SDG 6, based on a coherent monitoring and reporting framework spanning a total of 11 global indicators coordinated by 8 UN custodian agencies. This is being done through the implementation of a set of monitoring methods, integrated into a monitoring guide to support the national processes. Given the central role of countries, an important component of the Initiative is the engagement with Member States to enhance their monitoring capacity, both through regional and national level interventions.

As UN-Water moves toward the completion of its 2018-2019 biennium programme and simultaneously starts the development of its new strategy to 2030, there are important strategic opportunities and high expectations for future deliverables, with concomitant needs for financial resources. Similarly, the Integrated Monitoring Initiative has commenced its second phase and has received general funding from three bilateral donors and a number of other donors supporting the work on individual indicators. However it is estimated that there remains a gap for the period 2019-2022 of approximately $9 million.

UN-Water is seeking a consultant with substantial experience either in carrying out resource mobilisation on behalf of development organisations, or as part of a foundation or aid agency providing grants to development organisations. The consultant will work with the UN-Water Technical Advisory Unit under the direct supervision of the Chief Technical Adviser with close interaction with the Global Monitoring Officer. The consultant’s functional responsibilities broadly fall under 1) market analysis, 2) formulation of advice and 3) materials development.

The consultant is responsible to abide by security policies, administrative instructions, plans and procedures of the UN Security Management System and that of UNOPS.


Learn more on how to apply here.

Applications to the vacancy must be received before midnight Copenhagen time (CET) on the 21 July 2019.