Syria nationals: WASH Officer

United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF)

Damascus, Syria 🇸🇾

Job no: 546396
Contract type: Fixed Term Appointment
Level: NO-2
Location: Syrian Arab Republic
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, Health

Find out how UNICEF programmes drive change for children and young people every day, in Syria by visiting this:

How can you make a difference?

Under the direct supervision of the WASH Manager (Level 4), the WASH Officer provides technical, operational and administrative assistance throughout the WASH programming process by preparing, managing and implementing a variety of technical and administrative tasks, related to the development, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of the WASH output results of the country programme.

Summary of key functions/accountabilities:

  • Programme development and planning: draft updates for WASH in the situation analysis; research and report on trends in WASH; prepare technical reports and inputs; contribute to the development/establishment of WASH-related outcome and output results as well as related strategies.
  • Programme management, monitoring and delivery of results: collect/analyze/ share information on implementation issues; participate in monitoring and evaluation exercises, programme reviews and annual sectoral reviews; monitor and report on the use of sectoral programme resources; prepare sectoral progress reports for management donors and partners.
  • Technical and operational support for programme implementation: undertake field visits and surveys; collect and share reports with partners/stakeholders; provide technical and operational support to government counterparts, NGO partners, UN system partners.
  • Humanitarian WASH preparedness and response: draft requisitions for supplies, services, long-term agreements and partnership agreements; study and fully understand UNICEF’s procedures for responding in an emergency; take up support roles in an emergency response and early recovery, as and when the need arises. 
  • Networking and partnership building: build and sustain close working partnerships with government counterparts and national stakeholders; draft communication and information materials for WASH programme advocacy to promote awareness; participate in inter-agency meetings, research information on potential donors and prepare resource mobilization materials.
  • Innovation, knowledge management and capacity building: assist in the preparation of learning/knowledge products; assist in creating and delivering learning opportunities for UNICEF WASH staff; participate as a resource person in capacity building initiatives of clients/stakeholders.

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

  • A first University Degree in public health or civil engineering or social sciences or behavior change communication or another relevant technical field is required. Additional relevant post-graduate courses that complement/supplement the main degree are a strong asset.
  • A minimum of two years of relevant professional work experience in WASH-related programmes for developing and/or emergency countries is required.
  • Fluency in English and Arabic is required.

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…

  • 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)

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.


Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.

Fixed Term Appointment for Two Years.

Advertised: 21 Nov 2021 Syria Standard Time
Deadline: 05 Dec 2021 Syria Standard Time






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