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, Commitment
UNICEF remains the UN agency with the largest operational footprint in Venezuela, with 130 people on the ground and four Field Offices (Gran Caracas, Zulia, Bolivar and Tachira) and it is scaling up presence nationwide to strengthen its capacity to accelerate services delivery and deploy independent monitoring and evaluation of all programmes. In line with the 2019 Humanitarian Response Plan (HRP), UNICEF is implementing an integrated and multisectoral response to address the needs of children, adolescents, and pregnant and lactating women (PLW) arising from the socio-economic and political crisis. Moreover, UNICEF leads the nutrition, WASH and education clusters.
Only for 2019, UNICEF has set ambitious WASH targets such as: 800,000 people benefitting from access to safe water, and 577,000 people benefitting from access to safe sanitation. For reaching this and the future goals, the WASH Officer becomes a critical role for success and their expertise will be needed throughout the year in different locations. Given this context, it is required to count with highly qualified talent to develop and execute programmatic strategies and activities across the country; because of that we are recruiting a WASH Officer for Valencia (Gran Caracas Field Office) with outstanding technical and professional skills, and with a pronounced emphasis on in-depth knowledge of the local setting, institutions and partners.
How can you make a difference?
Key function, accountabilities and related duties/tasks
Programme development and planning
Programme management, monitoring and delivery of results.
Technical and operational support to programme implementation
Humanitarian WASH preparedness and response
Networking and partnership building
Innovation, knowledge management and capacity building
To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have,
Education: A University degree in one of the following fields is required:Â water and sanitation engineering, civil engineering, public health, social sciences, behavior change communication, or another relevant technical field.
Additional relevant post-graduate courses that complement/supplement the main degree are a strong asset.
For every Child, you demonstrate…
UNICEF's values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, and Accountability (CRITA) and core competencies in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results.
The functional competencies required for this post are:
View our competency framework at:
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.
For 70 years, UNICEF has been working on the ground in 190 countries and territories to promote children’s survival, protection and development. The world’s largest provider of vaccines for developing countries, UNICEF supports child health and nutrition, good water and sanitation, quality basic education for all boys and girls, and the protection of children from violence, exploitation, and AIDS.
UNICEF is the driving force that helps build a world where the rights of every child are realized. UNICEF supports child health and nutrition, good water and sanitation, quality basic education for all boys and girls, and the protection of children from violence, exploitation, and AIDS. UNICEF is also the world’s largest provider of vaccines for developing countries. As a global authority UNICEF is able to influence decision makers at the global level and turn the most innovative ideas into reality.