UN WASH Specialist Job Careers – United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF)

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Organization: United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF)

Duty Station: Mbarara, Uganda

Reports to: Programme Specialist (Health)

Grade: NOC

About US:

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) is mandated by the UN general assembly to advocate for the protection of children’s rights, to help meet their basic needs and expand their opportunities to reach their full potential. Together with our partners, we work in 190 countries and territories to translate that commitment into practical action, focusing special effort on reaching the most vulnerable and excluded children, to the benefit of all children, everywhere.

Job Summary:  The WASH Specialist reports to the Programme Specialist (Health) Level 4 for guidance and general supervision. The Specialist supports the development, preparation, management, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of the WASH programme within the country programme. The Specialist provides technical guidance and management support throughout the programming processes, to facilitate the administration and achievement of the WASH-related output results in the country programme.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Programme development and planning
  • Programme management, monitoring and delivery of results
  • Technical and operational support for programme implementation
  • Humanitarian WASH preparedness and response
  • Networking and partnership building
  • Innovation, knowledge management and capacity building

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • The ideal candidate for the United Nations UNICEF WASH Specialist job opportunity should hold an advanced university degree in one of the following fields: public health, social sciences, behavior change communication, sanitary engineering or another relevant technical field.
  • Additional relevant post-graduate courses that complement/supplement the main degree are a strong asset.
  • At least five years of professional experience in WASH-related programmes for developing countries is required.
  • One year of deployment in a developing country is required.
  • At least one three-month deployment mission in a humanitarian situation (with UN-Govt-INGO) is required.
  • Fluency in English is required.
  • UNICEF’s Core Values: Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust and Accountability, core competencies of Commitment, Diversity and Integrity and core competencies in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results.
  • Competencies: Leading and Supervising, Formulating strategies and concepts, Analyzing, Applying technical expertise, Relating and networking, Deciding and Initiating action.

NB: The United Nations does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process (Application, interview meeting, processing, or training). The United Nations does not concern itself with information on applicants’ bank accounts.

How to Apply:

All suitably qualified and interested candidates desiring to serve the United Nations in the aforementioned capacity should express their interest by visiting the UN recruitment website and clicking Apply Now.

Deadline: 18th October 2019

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