Lebanon nationals: WASH Officer (Stabilization)

United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF)

Beirut, Lebanon 🇱🇧

Job no: 543409
Position type: Temporary Appointment
Location: Lebanon
Division/Equivalent: Amman(MENA)
School/Unit: Lebanon
Department/Office: Beirut, Lebanon
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, Access to Safe Water

The fundamental mission of UNICEF is to promote the rights of every child, everywhere, in everything the Organization does — in programmes, in advocacy and in operations. The equity strategy, emphasizing the most disadvantaged and excluded children and families, translates this commitment to children’s rights into action. For UNICEF, equity means that all children have an opportunity to survive, develop and reach their full potential, without discrimination, bias or favoritism. To the degree that any child has an unequal chance in life — in its social, political, economic, civic and cultural dimensions — her or his rights are violated. There is growing evidence that investing in the health, education and protection of a society’s most disadvantaged citizens — addressing inequity — not only will give more children the opportunity to fulfill their potential but also will lead to sustained growth and stability of countries. This is why the focus on equity is so vital. It accelerates progress towards realizing the human rights of all children, which is the universal mandate of UNICEF, as outlined by the Convention on the Rights of the Child, while also supporting the equitable development of nations.

How can you make a difference?

The WASH Officer level 1 GJP is to be used in a Lebanon Country Office (LCO) where WASH is a substantial component of the Country Programme. The WASH Officer reports to the WASH Officer NOB with responsibility for the Stabilization WASH Programme.

Summary of key functions/accountabilities:

  1. Programme development and planning
  2. Programme management, monitoring and delivery of results
  3. Technical and operational support for programme implementation
  4. Humanitarian WASH preparedness and response
  5. Networking and partnership building
  6. Innovation, knowledge management and capacity building

To read the detailed description, open the attached document:

  WASH Officer_NOA_TA_Stabilization_updated.pdf

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

Education: An advanced university degree in one of the following fields is required: Civil/water Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Hydrogeology, or Sanitation Engineering, Environmental Public Health or other related fields. Or Bachelor’s degree with two years of experience in same above fields.

While advanced university degrees for WASH positions are strongly preferable, offices are able to request a university degree at this level if they find difficulty in attracting a sufficient number of candidates

Additional relevant post-graduate courses that complement/supplement the main degree are a strong asset.


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

HUMANITARIAN: a minimum of two years of professional work experience in emergency WASH-related programmes is required.

LAGUAGES: Fluency in English is required.  Knowledge of another official UN language or local language of the duty station is considered as an 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 UNICEF competencies required for this post are…

Core Competencies

  • 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)
  • Drives to achieve impactful results (1)
  • Manages ambiguity and complexity (1)

Functional Competencies:

  • Applying technical expertise (2)
  • Analyzing (2)
  • Learning and researching (2)
  • Planning and organizing (2)


  • Excellent knowledge of MS Excel, MS Access, or other databases (e.g. pivot tables and functions).
  • Proven skills in using GIS and map-making packages such as ArcGIS, MapInfo, QGIS, Adobe creative suite for mapping.
  • Knowledge and skills in software development are an asset

To view our competency framework, please visit here.

Click here to learn more about UNICEF’s values and competencies.

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.


This position is not considered an elevated risk role. However, UNICEF reserves the right to conduct further vetting/ assessment within the scope of child safeguarding as appropriate.

UNICEF’s active commitment towards diversity and inclusion is critical to deliver the best results for children. For this position, suitable male candidates will receive preferential consideration and selection, as long as they meet the eligibility requirements stated above

Advertised: Jul 28 2021 Middle East Daylight Time
Application close: Oct 08 2021 Middle East Daylight Time





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