WASH Specialist, NOC, Recruitment at UNICEF Abuja


UNICEF | WASH Specialist, NOC | Location: Abuja,

no: 532261
Position type: Temporary Appointment
Location: Nigeria
Division/Equivalent: Dakar (WCAR), Senegal
School/Unit: Nigeria
Department/Office: Abuja, Nigeria
Categories: WASH (Water, Sanitation and Hygiene)

UNICEF works in some of the world’s toughest places, to reach the world’s most disadvantaged children. To save their lives. To defend their rights. To help them fulfill their potential.

Across 190 countries and territories, we work for every child, everywhere, every day, to build a better world for everyone.

And we never give up.

For every child, clean water

In Nigeria, UNICEF works in a complex humanitarian and development setting to fulfill and protect children’s rights in partnership with government, civil society, children and families.  UNICEF Nigeria is one of the largest UNICEF Country Offices globally – click the link to learn more about UNICEF in Nigeria: https://www.unicef.org/nigeria/.

How can you make a difference?

A challenging and exciting opportunity has arisen within UNICEF Nigeria for a passionate and committed WASH Specialist in the Abuja CO.

Summary of key functions/accountabilities:

  1. Programme development and planning
  2. Programme management, monitoring, evaluation and delivery of results
  3. Technical and operational support for programme implementation
  4. Humanitarian WASH preparedness and response
  5. Networking and partnership building
  6. UNICEF and Government Accountability
  7. Innovation, knowledge management and capacity building
  8. Evidence Generation, Data and Information Management

Please refer to the attached job descriptionDownload File WASH Specialist NOC TA-ToR-9 June.docx 

To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have:

  • An advanced university degree in one of the following is required: public health, social sciences, civil engineering, mechanical engineering, water or sanitary engineering, development studies or another relevant technical field.
  • a minimum of five years of professional experience in WASH-related programmes for developing countries is required.
  • Two to four years of progressively responsible professional work experience in M&E plus reporting of community-based demand driven WASH projects, including in the use of participatory methodologies.
  • Analytical skills and report writing ability are essential together with IT skills, including experience of MS Excel or MS Access (pivot tables and functions)
  • Experience in networking amongst government agencies, NGOs, the private sector and development partners are essential.
  • Fluency in English is required.  Knowledge of another official UN language or local language of the duty station is considered as an asset

Expert knowledge of three components and basic knowledge of two components

  • Rural and small town water supply and sanitation for low- and middle-income countries – including M&E and management of water supply projects, water safety, sustainability, CLTS
  • WASH in Schools and Health Centers
  • National government WASH policies, plans and strategies
  • Analysis of national budgets and expenditure for basic WASH, and related advocacy
  • WASH Information Management System for Nigeria

Expert knowledge of two components and basic knowledge of the other components

  • Humanitarian WASH – preparedness
  • Humanitarian WASH – response and recovery
  • Programme/project management
  • Capacity development
  • Knowledge management
  • Monitoring, evaluation and reporting (ME&R)
  • Data management
  • ICT-based programme implementation (including the use of GIS software and ARC view)
  • Communication, presentation and training skills (including the ability to explain data analysis to non-M&E people

For every Child, you demonstrate…

  • UNICEF’s values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, and Accountability (CRITA) and core competencies:  Builds and maintains partnerships (II); Demonstrates self-awareness and ethical awareness (II); Drive to achieve results for impact (II); Innovates and embraces change (II); Manages ambiguity and complexity (II); Thinks and acts strategically (II) Works collaboratively with others (II) Nurtures, leads and manages people (II

The functional competencies required for this post are…

  • Leading and supervising (I)
  • Formulating strategies and concepts (II)
  • Analyzing (III)
  • Relating and networking (II)
  • Deciding and Initiating action (II)
  • Applying technical expertise ((III)

View our competency framework at here

UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages all candidates, irrespective of gender, nationality, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of the organization.

UNICEF has a zero-tolerance policy on conduct that is incompatible with the aims and objectives of the United Nations and UNICEF, including sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination. UNICEF also adheres to strict child safeguarding principles. All selected candidates will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles and will therefore undergo rigorous reference and background checks. Background checks will include the verification of academic credential(s) and employment history. Selected candidates may be required to provide additional information to conduct a background check.


Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process

Advertised: Jun 12 2020 W. Central Africa Standard Time
Application close: Jun 26 2020 W. Central Africa Standard Time

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should:
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