Bangladesh nationals: WASH Officer – (Host Community)

United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF)

Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh 🇧🇩

Job no: 565632
Contract type: Temporary Appointment
Duty Station: Cox’s Bazaar
Level: NO-2
Location: Bangladesh
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, commitment.

How can you make a difference?

Under the direction and supervision of the WASH Specialist (NOC), in close coordination with other team members, the WASH Officer-NOB will provide technical, operational, monitoring and administrative assistance to host community WASH programme at Cox’s Bazar Field Office.  The Officer will mainly be responsible for the host communities’ water supply and sanitation components, along with facilitating field operations and monitoring for tracking progress followed by supporting partners.  He/she prepares, manages and implements partnership projects and projects implemented through contractors. 

The WASH Officer-NOB will be based at Cox’s Bazar Field Office and shall travel to Upazila at least 50% of his/her time for programme planning, monitoring and coordination.  He/she will also be responsible for providing technical support on the water and sanitation project of Cox’s Bazar municipality.  In addition, the Officer will also be responsible for managing at least two partnership projects and two contracts.

Major duties and responsibilities:

1. Programme development and planning

2. Programme monitoring and delivery of results

3. Programme reporting and information management

4. Quality Assurance and Financial Management

5. Maintenance of appropriate coordination mechanisms at the sub-district level

Please see attached TOR for details:   ToR WASH Officer NOB-TA-CXB-Host Community.pdf

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

– An advanced university degree in one of the following fields is required: civil engineering, environmental engineering, sanitary engineering or public health engineering.  Additional relevant post-graduate courses complement/supplement the main degree and are a strong asset.

– HUMANITARIAN: a minimum of two years of professional work experience in WASH-related humanitarian responses in Cox’s Bazar District, Bangladesh, is required.

– DEVELOPMENTAL:  a minimum of five years of professional work experience in WASH-related programme in Bangladesh is an asset.

Other requirements:

  • Experience working in the JRP host communities and Cox’s Bazar District is required.
  • Experience in planning, designing and monitoring water supply projects, urban WASH projects, WASH in schools and WASH in healthcare programme are required.
  • Experience in working with DPHE at the district and Upazilla of Cox’s Bazar is preferred. 
  • Experience in donor proposal development and report writing is preferred.

– Fluency in English and Bangla is required.  Knowledge of a local language is an asset.

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 Values

UNICEF competencies required for this post are…

(1) Builds and maintains partnerships (2) Demonstrates self-awareness and ethical awareness (3) Drive to achieve results for impact (4) Innovates and embraces change (5) Manages ambiguity and complexity (6) Thinks and acts strategically (7) Works collaboratively with others. [the 8th competency (Nurtures, leads and manages people) for supervisory role]

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 does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process. The complete vacancy announcements can be reviewed via UNICEF Careers website at 

Internal candidates may be given preference over external candidates. The term “Internal” refers to all staff members with fixed term, continuing or permanent appointments.

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

Advertised: 06 Sep 2023 Bangladesh Standard Time
Deadline: 20 Sep 2023 Bangladesh Standard Time






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