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


Job Title:    WASH Specialist (Urban 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.


Job Summary:  The WASH Specialist (Urban WASH) 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 especially focusing on
Urban WASH component of WASH programming in the country.


Key Duties and Responsibilities:  

development and planning

management, monitoring and delivery of results

and operational support for programme implementation

WASH preparedness and response

and partnership building

knowledge management and capacity building


Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

ideal candidate for the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) WASH Specialist
(Urban WASH) 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. Required

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. The experience in Urban WASH (especially on the area of
sanitation/faecal sludge management) is critical.

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 desirable.

in English is required. Knowledge of another official UN language (Arabic,
Chinese, French, Russian or Spanish) or a local language is an asset.

Care, Respect,
Integrity, Trust, and Accountability (CRITA) and core competencies of Nurtures,
Leads and Manages People (1), Demonstrates Self-Awareness and Ethical Awareness
(2), Works Collaboratively with others (2), Builds and Maintains Partnerships
(2), Innovates and Embraces Change (2), Thinks and Acts Strategically (2),
Drives to achieve impactful results (2), and Manages ambiguity and complexity

: Analyzing (3),
Applying technical expertise (3), and Deciding and Initiating action (2)


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: 2nd November 2020


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