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


Job Title:        WASH

Organization: United
Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF)

Duty Station: Kampala,


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.


Key Duties and Responsibilities: Under the direct supervision of the WASH
Manager the UN WASH Specialist will undertake the following tasks:

Provide technical
support to UNICEF Kampala office to manage the KOICA funded WASH in School
programme in Karamoja effectively and efficiently. Specifically,

  • Support the WASH Unit to undertake procurement for the WASH in
    school Infrastructure in a timely and quality manner;
  • Collect and prepare WASH in school programme reports for the donor
    including monitoring and reviewing budgets for the programme;
  • Co-ordinate and support exchange visits and learning events between
    the Uganda programme team and Korean counterparts;
  • Conduct regular field monitoring visit to project sites in Karamoja
  • Assist in the preparation of technical documents relevant for the
    WASH in schools that could be used for the visibility for the program
  • Coordination with UNICEF Uganda Office and KOICA Office in Kampala.
  • Provide technical support to the Moroto Zonal Office to develop
    capacities related to WASH in schools.
  • Ensure the availability of accurate, complete and up-to-date
    information required for effective implementation of the KOICA funded WASH
    in schools programme;
  • Participate in inter-sectoral collaboration with other programme
    colleagues, Education, Health, Nutrition and Local Government to identify
    priority needs and appropriate strategies;
  • Undertake support supervision of the programme activities in the
  • Support the implementation of a comprehensive water, Sanitation and
    hygiene programme in Karamoja region.
  • Strengthen the knowledge of WASH teams by providing support to
    implementation of the WASH in schools interventions with focus on
    adolescent and disability aspects of WASH programming;
  • Assist in enhancing programme efficiency and effectiveness through
    evidence-based approaches and implementation follow-up.
  • Document results and best-practices and enhance knowledge
  • Document results and lessons learned from WASH programme
    implementation and promote knowledge sharing among counterparts and WASH
  • Participate in preparation and delivery of WASH in Schools technical
    outcomes during fundraising, scoping, development and implementation
    phases of WASH initiatives.
  • Provide support to KOICA and UNICEF to manage the local training,
    invitational training in Korea, and reporting in Korean.
  • Prepare necessary procedure for the invitational training in
    Republic of Korea including support to KOICA to select training
    institution for the training, support to needs assessment to training
    participants and documentation, technical support to the selected training
    institution for developing training curriculum and implementation based on
    consultation with KOICA and UNICEF, and any other necessary duties;
  • Write a monthly report including in Korean, which includes progress
    of work plan, performance indicators, budget execution and etc. for the
    KOICA funded WASH in School programme in Karamoja


Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • The ideal candidate for the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF)
    WASH Specialist job opportunity should hold a Master’s degree or
    equivalent in Civil engineering, 
    Water and environmental management, Public health, Social sciences,
    Political science or other WASH related field.
  • At least five years of demonstrated experience in WASH sector at
    national and international levels in programme management, monitoring and
  • Knowledge of policies and program management in post crisis
  • Experience working within a UN agency and experience in or
    understanding and managing projects/programmes with multiple donor
  • Experience in mainstreaming gender equality, conflict sensitivity
    and human rights in designing and implementing related projects including
    monitoring and reporting on these cross-cutting themes and SDGs;
  • Knowledge of latest development in the field of Water, Sanitation
    and Hygiene.
  • Analytical, negotiating, communication and advocacy skills.
  • Drive for results.
  • Knowledge of computer management and applications.
  • Ability to work in an international and multicultural environment.
  • Demonstrated interest in Results Based Management (RBM), monitoring
    and evaluation, planning, evaluation, statistics and/or research
    methodologies is required;
  • Competencies values: Accountability, Adaptability and Flexibility, Client Orientation,
    Commitment and Motivation, Commitment to Continuous Learning,
    Communication, Ethics and Values, Integrity, Knowledge Sharing, Planning
    and Organizing, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity, Self-Management,
    Technological Awareness, Working in Teams
  • Language skills: English(Mandatory),
    Level – Fluent. Korean(Mandatory), Level – Fluent
  • Area of expertise: Development programme management, Water,
    sanitation and environmental engineering


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.


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Deadline: 28th September 2020


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