Mozambique nationals: WASH Officer

United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF)

Maputo, Mozambique 🇲🇿

Job no: 559081
Contract type: Temporary Appointment
Duty Station: Maputo
Level: NO-2
Location: Mozambique
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.

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The Country Programme of Cooperation between the Government of Mozambique and UNICEF (CPD) for 2022-2026 aims to support Mozambique to accelerate efforts towards achieving the targets of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and meeting its commitment to respect, protect and fulfil the rights of children, in line with the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) and the Core Commitments for Children in Humanitarian Action. It derives from the United Nations Sustainable Development Cooperation Framework (UNSDCF), 2022–2026 and aligns with the Government Five-Year Plan 2020–2024, the National Development Strategy 2015–2035 and relevant sector policies and programmes.

For more information about UNICEF Mozambique’s work please follow this link

You can also access and explore all new UNICEF vacancies via the UNICEF Mozambique website link herein.

How can you make a difference?

One challenging and exciting opportunities have arisen within UNICEF Mozambique’s Country Programme for passionate and committed WASH Officer at NOB level, TA Position (Open to Mozambican nationals only) based in Maputo. Under the guidance of WASH Manager (Sanitation) P4 based in Maputo.

UNICEF Mozambique WASH programme works at national and decentralized level, with a variety of interventions covering both Enabling Environment, Field Implementation, Emergency preparedness and response, with a strong focus in supporting the Government of Mozambique to deliver WASH services according to national standards, strategies and goals (service delivery through capacity building).

Purpose of the job: The WASH officer TA Position will support the management, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of the WASH programme within the country programme, with a strong focus on sanitation but also overseeing the other aspects of the WASH programme such as WinS and emergency response and preparedness.

Summary of key functions/accountabilities:

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

Kindly refer to the attached job description via this link Download File JD- TA WASH Officer NOB Maputo.pdf for more information.

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

  • At least a Bachelor in one of the following fields is required: public health, social sciences, behavior change communication, water, and sanitation engineering or another relevant technical field.
  • DEVELOPMENTAL:  a minimum of two years of professional experience in WASH-related programmes for developing countries is required, especially in WASH in  Institutions with focus on HCF.
  • HUMANITARIAN: experience in WASH in in planning and implementation of emergency response within the WASH sectors is an asset .
  • Fluency in English and Portuguese is required.

For every Child, you demonstrate…

UNICEF’s Core Values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust and Accountability and Sustainability (CRITAS) underpin everything we do and how we do it. Get acquainted with Our Values Charter:

UNICEF competencies required for this post are:

  • Nurtures, Leads and Manages People (1)
  • 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)

During the recruitment process, we test candidates following the competency framework. Familiarize yourself with our competency framework and its different levels: competency framework here.

UNICEF is here to serve the world’s most disadvantaged children and our global workforce must reflect the diversity of those children. The UNICEF family is committed to include everyone, irrespective of their race/ethnicity, age, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, nationality, socio-economic background, or any other personal characteristic.

We offer a wide range of benefits to our staff, including paid parental leave, breastfeeding breaks and reasonable accommodation for persons with disabilities. UNICEF strongly encourages the use of flexible working arrangements.

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 is committed to promote the protection and safeguarding of all children. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks, and will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles. 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.


UNICEF’s active commitment towards diversity and inclusion is critical to deliver the best results for children. For this position, eligible and suitable female candidates are encouraged to apply.

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

Mobility is a condition of international professional employment with UNICEF and an underlying premise of the international civil service.

UNICEF appointments are subject to medical clearance.  Appointments may also be subject to inoculation (vaccination) requirements, including against SARS-CoV-2 (COVID). Government employees that are considered for employment with UNICEF are normally required to resign from their government before taking up an assignment with UNICEF. UNICEF reserves the right to withdraw an offer of appointment, without compensation, if medical clearance is not obtained, or necessary inoculation requirements are not met, within a reasonable period for any reason.

There will be no relocation package offered for this post. The successful candidate will be responsible for his/her own relocation and settlement in the city where the post is based.

There is a salary calculator tool for local staff through this link: Please run simulations for an estimate of monthly and annual salary based on the post’s level and location. When running the simulation, please select Mozambique (NEW) as the Duty Station

Advertised: 01 Feb 2023 South Africa Standard Time
Deadline: 15 Feb 2023 South Africa Standard Time






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