Local recruitment: WASH Assistant

United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS)

Amman, Jordan 🇯🇴

Background Information – UNOPS

UNOPS is an operational arm of the United Nations, supporting the successful implementation of its partners’ peacebuilding, humanitarian and development projects around the world. Our mission is to help people build better lives and countries achieve sustainable development.

UNOPS areas of expertise cover infrastructure, procurement, project management, financial management and human resources.

Working with us

UNOPS offers short- and long-term work opportunities in diverse and challenging environments across the globe. We are looking for creative, results-focused professionals with skills in a range of disciplines.


With over 4,000 UNOPS personnel and approximately 7,000 personnel recruited on behalf of UNOPS partners spread across 80 countries, our workforce represents a wide range of nationalities and cultures. We promote a balanced, diverse workforce — a strength that helps us better understand and address our partners’ needs, and continually strive to improve our gender balance through initiatives and policies that encourage recruitment of qualified female candidates.

Work life harmonization

UNOPS values its people and recognizes the importance of balancing professional and personal demands.

Background Information – Job-specific

Under the guidance of the WASH Specialist, provide professional technical assistance and support to the vulnerable communities component of the UNICEF JCO WASH programme. As lead United Nations agency for the humanitarian WASH sector in Jordan, and with over 1.5m vulnerable people in Jordan, it is crucial for the needs of vulnerable communities to be identified and addressed.

To this end, UNICEF Jordan is seeking a qualified WASH Assistant to support the WASH UNICEF section and wider sector in Jordan.

Functional Responsibilities

Support the WASH Specialist in activities relating to the vulnerable communities and WASH section, including, but not limited to:   

  • Researching, compiling, and analyzing qualitative and quantitative data and information from a variety of sources on subject matters relevant to the work of the section 
  • Preparing monitoring and reporting information for supervisor and team on agreed performance indicators
  • Provide administrative, monitoring and technical assistance throughout the WASH programming process 
  • Support baseline assessments, evidence generation and programme delivery for all aspects of the vulnerable communities section 
  • Support in the generation of Knowledge Management and advocacy tools including collection of relevant information and documentation of the WASH section achievements with field visits
  • Support in implementing the communication plan in event’s preparation, management, donor visits
  • Participate in the planning and reporting processes within the section including data compilation and verification from IP managers 
  • Support the development of preliminary concept notes by providing and collating reference information 
  • Any other responsibilities assigned by supervisor

Functional competencies

  • Demonstrates Self Awareness and Ethical Awareness 
  • Works Collaboratively with others 
  • Builds and Maintains Partnerships
  • Innovates and Embraces Change
  • Thinks and Acts Strategically
  • Drive to achieve impactful results
  • Manages ambiguity and complexity 

Education/Experience/Language requirements

  • Bachelor Degree in Civil Engineering, Water and WasteWater Engineering, Water Resources Management, or Environmental Engineering/Management
  • 2 years of relevant experience in administrative and baseline technical support in WASH area and programmes.
  • Fluency in both English and Arabic.

Contract type, level and duration
Contract type: ICA
Contract level: Local ICA Support – level 5
Contract duration: 12 months

For more details about the ICA contractual modality, please follow this link:

 Additional Considerations

  • Please note that the closing date is midnight Copenhagen time
  • Applications received after the closing date will not be considered.
  • Only those candidates that are short-listed for interviews will be notified.
  • Qualified female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.
  • UNOPS seeks to reasonably accommodate candidates with special needs, upon request.
  • Work life harmonization – UNOPS values its people and recognizes the importance of balancing professional and personal demands. We have a progressive policy on work-life harmonization and offer several flexible working options. This policy applies to UNOPS personnel on all contract types
  • For staff positions only, UNOPS reserves the right to appoint a candidate at a lower level than the advertised level of the post
  • For retainer contracts, you must complete a few Mandatory Courses (around 4 hours) in your own time, before providing services to UNOPS.
  • The incumbent is responsible to abide by security policies, administrative instructions, plans and procedures of the UN Security Management System and that of UNOPS.  

It is the policy of UNOPS to conduct background checks on all potential recruits/interns.
Recruitment/internship in UNOPS is contingent on the results of such checks.






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