Yemen nationals: WASH Officer

United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF)

Marib, Yemen 🇾🇪

Job no: 546013
Position type: Temporary Appointment
Location: Yemen
Division/Equivalent: Amman(MENA)
School/Unit: Yemen
Department/Office: Aden, Yemen
Categories: Child Protection

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, an advocate…

In the 1970s UNICEF established presence in Yemen to respond to the urgent needs of children in the poorest country in the Middle East. In 1991, Yemen ratified the Convention on the Rights of the Child, and it was enacted immediately.  Since then, the country has been making steady progress for children until it plunged into a brutal conflict in 2015 but even before that, Yemen needed large amounts of humanitarian assistance.

In collaboration with local authorities, non-governmental organizations and community partners, UNICEF is working in all the governorates in Yemen to respond to the needs of children throughout the country with a continuum of services to help children survive and grow to their full potential through the following programmes: HealthNutritionWater, Sanitation and HygieneBasic Education, and Child protection.

For more on our work in Yemen, please visit our website:

How can you make a difference?

Under the direction and supervision of the Emergency Specialist in Ma’rib and technical support and guidance of the WASH Specialist in Aden FO, and in collaboration with other section members in Ma’rib and Aden as appropriate, the WASH Officer will have a double-hatting role contributing to 50% programme and 50% sub-cluster coordination. The programme role will be to support the development, planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of UNICEF’s WASH emergency response in activities and results related to safeguard and improve the public health of the affected population by ensuring access to safe drinking water, excreta disposal and promoting safe hygiene practices, including appropriate use and maintenance of WASH facilities and services; ensuring overall efficiency, effectiveness and delivery of results in accordance with UNICEF’s Core Commitment for Children in Emergencies (CCCs) and national and international humanitarian standards. The post has a focus on service delivery, field monitoring and coordination of the WASH-related emergency responses to disease outbreaks, natural disasters and internal displacement in IDP camps and host communities.
In the coordination role, the WASH Officer in collaboration with national authorities and International Organization for Migration (IOM) (as the sub-cluster lead in Ma’rib) provides field-level leadership and facilitate processes that will ensure a well-coordinated, coherent, strategic, and effective WASH response by a mobilized, organized and adequately-resourced groups of agencies, organizations, NGOs, local communities, etc. In support of the national government, acts as the interface between humanitarian WASH partners and duty bearers to ensure WASH-related needs of the affected population are properly covered. Besides, extends technical and operational coordination support to sub-national/ governorate level coordination platforms to ensure coherent, strategic and effective coordination at sub-national levels.

To make a difference, the below would be the key roles and responsibilities of the WASH Officer:

  1. Needs Assessment, Analysis and Strategy Development
  2. Planning and programme management
  3. Monitoring and Reporting
  4. Financial and Supply Management
  5. Partnership management and Coordination
  6. Humanitarian WASH preparedness and response

For more information of the Job Profile, please press CTRL & double-click this file:  WASH Officer NO-1, TA, Ma’rib, Yemen.docx

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


  • University degree (minimum preference at bachelor’s degree level) qualification desirably in subjects/ areas of WASH e.g. Health Promotion or Education, Civil or Public Health Engineering, Public Health (MPH), Environmental Health. 


  • DEVELOPMENTAL:  A minimum of four years of professional work experience in WASH-related programmes for developing countries, including one-year deployment in a developing country.
  • Knowledge of WASH sector/cluster as a whole and its priority issues; an ability to strategize how these sectoral needs are met through collective delivery, and ensuring that the roles, responsibilities and functional linkages among Cluster support team are clear and well-coordinated


  • Oral and written proficiency in English and Arabic is required.  Knowledge of another official UN language or a local language is an asset.

For every Child, you demonstrate…

UNICEF’s core 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

  • Builds and maintains partnerships (I)
  • Demonstrates self-awareness and ethical awareness (I)
  • Drive to achieve results for impact (I)
  • Innovates and embraces change (I)
  • Manage ambiguity and complexity (I)
  • Thinks and acts strategically (I)
  • Works collaboratively with others (I)

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

Female candidates are especially encouraged to apply and please take a look at some of our entitlements for our female staff membersFemale Entitlements Edited2.jpg

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.


Residents of Ma’rib are highly encouraged to apply

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

* The successful candidate for this recruitment MUST be available to commence work within 31 days of receiving an offer.

* Employment is conditional upon receipt of medical clearance, any clearance required, the grant of a visa, and completion of any other pre-employment criteria that UNICEF may establish. Candidates may not be further considered or offers of employment may be withdrawn if these conditions are unlikely to be met before the date for commencement of service.

Advertised: Nov 25 2021 Arab Standard Time
Application close: Dec 01 2021 Arab Standard Time






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