Kiribati nationals: WASH in Schools Officer

United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF)

Tarawa, , KI

UNICEF promotes the rights and wellbeing of every child, in everything we do. Together with our partners, we work to translate that commitment into practical action, especially for the most disadvantaged children in the Pacific. 

For every child, in everything we do!

In the Pacific we work in Cook Islands, Fiji, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Nauru, Niue, Palau, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tokelau, Tonga, Tuvalu, Vanuatu: These 14 Pacific island countries are home to 2.3 million people, including 1.2 million children and youth, living on more than 660 islands and atolls stretching across 17.2 million square kilometers of the Pacific Ocean. UNICEF field offices are established in Kiribati, Federated States of Micronesia (FSM), Vanuatu and Solomon Islands to support the multi-country programme in the Pacific region

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For every child, the opportunity to fulfill their potential

The WASH in Schools Officer reports to WASH Specialist, P3 and will provide technical, operational and administrative assistance throughout the WASH programming process. The Officer prepares, manages and implements a variety of technical and administrative tasks, related to the development, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of the WASH output results of the country programme

How can you make a difference?

The WASH in Schools Officer will enable the country office to achieve the WASH-related output results of the country programme. This, in turn, will contribute to the achievement of the outcome results of the country programme document. When done effectively, the achievement of the outcome results will improve child survival, growth and development, and reduce inequalities in the country.  

A summary of the key functions and accountabilities are listed below

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 qualify as an advocate for every child you will have…

  • A university degree in one of the following fields is required: public health, social sciences, behavior change communication, sanitary engineering or another relevant technical field including education and health and nutrition

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

  • Fluency in English and I-Kiribati is required.  Knowledge of another official UN language or local language of the duty station is considered as an asset

Download File WASH Officer Level 2_WinS Officer Kiribati.docx

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.

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.

Opening Date Wed Mar 11 2020 22:00:00 GMT+0100 (Central European Standard Time) Fiji Standard Time
Closing Date Sun Mar 29 2020 13:55:00 GMT+0200 (Central European Summer Time)





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