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WASH Specilaist - P3 TA Position #128497- Pemba, Mozambique
United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF)
P3 Mid-level Professional Temporary Internationallly Recruited
Job Expired 31 May 2024
Posted 3 weeks ago
Job Description

UNICEF works in over 190 countries and territories to save children’s lives, defend their rights, and help them fulfill their potential, from early childhood through adolescence.

At UNICEF, we are committed, passionate, and proud of what we do. Promoting the rights of every child is not just a job – it is a calling.

UNICEF is a place where careers are built: we offer our staff diverse opportunities for personal and professional development that will help them develop a fulfilling career while delivering on a rewarding mission. We pride ourselves on a culture that helps staff thrive, coupled with an attractive compensation and benefits package.

Visit our website to learn more about what we do at UNICEF.

For every child, water.

UNICEF is implementing a three-year program financed by the World Bank and implemented in partnership with the United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) and ADIN under the Northern Crisis Recovery Program (NCRP) to improve access to basic services and economic opportunities for IDPs and host communities in targeted areas of Cabo Delgado Province. The UNICEF component focuses on WASH services for displaced populations in transit centers, resettlement sties, and host communities.

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How can you make a difference?

This position is based in the UNICEF Mozambique field office in Pemba, Cabo Delgado.  (S)he will be provided supervision and guidance by the Emergency WASH Manager (P4). The Specialist will be the primary focal point for the NCRP program, providing oversight to all aspects of the WASH programming, including interfacing with the World Bank and UNOPS.


The WASH Specialist reports to the WASH Manager (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.

Summary of key functions/accountabilities

  1. Management support to the UNICEF Emergency WASH Manager for the NCRP program.
  2. Programme development and planning, with focus on WASH in Emergency output.
  3. Programme management, monitoring and delivery of results, with focus on WASH in Emergency output.
  4. Advisory services and technical support, with focus on WASH in Emergency output.
  5. Advocacy, networking and partnership building, with focus on WASH in Emergency output.
  6. Humanitarian WASH preparedness and response.
  7. Innovation, knowledge management and capacity building, with focus on WASH in Emergency output.

For more information, the detailed job description is available via this attachment -  TOR - WASH Specialist Level 3 TA Pemba FO-F.pdf

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

The following minimum requirements:

Education: An advanced university degree (Masters) in one of the following fields is required: water, hydrology, geology or civil engineering or another relevant technical field. Additional relevant post-graduate courses that complement/supplement the main degree is an asset.

Work Experience:

DEVELOPMENTAL:  A minimum of five years of professional experience in WASH-related programmes for developing countries is required.

HUMANITARIAN: At least one three-month deployment mission in a humanitarian situation (with UN-Govt-INGO) is an asset.


Experience and knowledge of monitoring and evaluation for WASH programs.

Experience and knowledge with environmental and social policies and programming.  Experience with World Bank procedures is an asset.

Language Requirements: Fluency in English is required. Portuguese, Spanish, Italian or another Latin Language is a strong asset. 

For every Child, you demonstrate...

UNICEF’s Core Values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust and Accountability and Sustainability (CRITAS) underpin everything we do and how we do it. Get acquainted with Our Values Charter: UNICEF Values

The UNICEF competencies required for this post are…

            Demonstrates Self Awareness and Ethical Awareness (1)

            Works Collaboratively with others (1)

            Builds and Maintains Partnerships (1)

            Innovates and Embraces Change (1)

            Thinks and Acts Strategically (1)

            Drive to achieve impactful results (1)

            Manages ambiguity and complexity (1)

Familiarize yourself with our competency framework and its different levels.

UNICEF is here to serve the world’s most disadvantaged children and our global workforce must reflect the diversity of those children. The UNICEF family is committed to include everyone, irrespective of their race/ethnicity, age, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, nationality, socio-economic background, or any other personal characteristic.

We offer a wide range of benefits to our staff, including paid parental leave, breastfeeding breaks, and reasonable accommodation for persons with disabilities. UNICEF strongly encourages the use of flexible working arrangements.

UNICEF does not hire candidates who are married to children (persons under 18). 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 is committed to promoting the protection and safeguarding of all children. All selected candidates will undergo rigorous reference and background checks and will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles. 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.

UNICEF appointments are subject to medical clearance. Issuance of a visa by the host country of the duty station is required for IP positions and will be facilitated by UNICEF. Appointments may also be subject to inoculation (vaccination) requirements, including against SARS-CoV-2 (Covid). Should you be selected for a position with UNICEF, you either must be inoculated as required or receive a medical exemption from the relevant department of the UN. Otherwise, the selection will be canceled.


As per Article 101, paragraph 3, of the Charter of the United Nations, the paramount consideration in the employment of the staff is the necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency, competence, and integrity.

UNICEF’s active commitment to diversity and inclusion is critical to deliver the best results for children. For this position, eligible and suitable male and female candidates are encouraged to apply.

Mobility is a condition of international professional employment with UNICEF and an underlying premise of the international civil service.

Government employees who are considered for employment with UNICEF are normally required to resign from their government positions before taking up an assignment with UNICEF. UNICEF reserves the right to withdraw an offer of appointment, without compensation, if a visa or medical clearance is not obtained, or necessary inoculation requirements are not met, within a reasonable period for any reason. 

UNICEF does not charge a processing fee at any stage of its recruitment, selection, and hiring processes (i.e., application stage, interview stage, validation stage, or appointment and training). UNICEF will not ask for applicants’ bank account information.

All UNICEF positions are advertised, and only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process. An internal candidate performing at the level of the post in the relevant functional area, or an internal/external candidate in the corresponding Talent Group, may be selected, if suitable for the post, without assessment of other candidates.

Additional information about working for UNICEF can be found here.

This position is no longer open.