Yemen nationals: WASH Officer (Monitoring & Data Management)

United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF)

Sana'a, , YE

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, hope

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: Health, Nutrition, Water, Sanitation and Hygiene, Basic Education, and Child protection.

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

How can you make a difference?

The WASH Officer reports to a Chief WASH who is at Level 5. The WASH Officer (Monitoring and data management) will have an important data analysis and monitoring role to support the management of the Section in reporting, decision making processes, advocacy with donors and engagement with UNICEF senior management. He is expected to process raw data collected from various reports and produce clear and intelligent maps and graphics for use by the WASH Section including the preparation of relevant PowerPoint presentations and GIS based maps. He will also support the WASH Section IMO in streamlining and simplifying data collection tools and processes. The Officer must have strong IT and data analysis skills including mastery of relevant software and applications.

Below are the key responsibilities of this role:

  • Identify WASH programs data needs, assess existing data collection systems and reinforce data collection systems; Develop simple, user-friendly data reporting tools, in consultation with supervisors; ensuring sex, age and vulnerable groups disaggregation are considered;
  • Create and maintain different sets of databases;
  • Prepares monitoring and reporting information on agreed performance indicators to drive more efficient programme management and accountability for results. Generate statistical reports, graphs, maps and follow up on the UNICEF nutrition section projects.
  • Initiate and support innovative monitoring mechanisms including mobile/tablet based monitoring/reporting of programme delivery for WASH projects including tracking of supply delivery to target Implementing Partners, beneficiary feedback including collecting potential grievance from the public.
  • Support the ongoing third-party monitoring (TPM) initiatives; establish and maintain action trackers for implementation of recommendation from TPM visits; represent UNICEF in TPM meetings with the TPM agency
  • Supports ongoing researches/studies, analyzes, verifies and synthesizes information on best practices and lessons learnt to support knowledge development and capacity building
  • Produce a quarterly Programme bulletin with a summary of key achievements from the UNICEF WASH projects that would be circulated to key stakeholders.
  • Any other duties or assignments as requested by the supervisor

For more information of the Job Profile, please press CTRL and double-click on this document: Download File 19010 WASH Officer Level 1_Data Monitoring_Sanaa YCO (revised).doc

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


  • A Bachelor University Degree or higher in information technology, information management, computer science or another related science field is required.
  • Additional training/background in computer science geography, graphics, and statistics is an asset.


  • A minimum of one year of relevant experience in Information Management, GIS, data analysis or similar activities in developing country is required. This include experience in conveying technical information through different information products, including through presenting information on maps, and in usable matrices.
  • Advanced knowledge and experience of Excel, Access, Oracle and MySQL database applications as well as GIS (ArcGIS, QGIS, Google earth Pro. Basic Java, and VB scripting), social media management, and mobile data collection tools.
  • Experience in working on WASH information systems, working in humanitarian context, project development in UN system agency or organization, previous working in public health or WASH field, and experience in facilitating training are all considered as an asset.

 Language Requirements

  • Oral and written proficiency in English and Arabic is required. 

For every Child, you demonstrate…

UNICEF’s Core Values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust and Accountability and Core Competencies that Builds & Maintains Partnership; Demonstrates Self-Awareness & Ethical Awareness; Drive to Achieve Results for Impact; Innovates and Embraces Change; Manages Ambiguity and Complexity; Thinks and Acts Strategically and Works Collaboratively with Others.

View our new competency framework here: Download File Competency Framework Brochure.pdf

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.

Female candidates are especially encouraged to apply and please see our Entitlements & Benefits for our female staff:  Female Entitlements Edited2.jpg

While UNICEF seeks to recruit the best talent in the Yemen labor market to be able to deliver the best possible services for the children in Yemen, we would like to make it clear that we never use any third party in any of the recruitment processes for all junior and senior positions advertised. All received applications are treated with high level of transparency and professionalism. 

“UNICEF has a zero-tolerance policy on conduct that is incompatible with the aims and objectives of the United Nations, including sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination. UNICEF also adheres to strict child safeguarding principles. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks, and will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles.”

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

Opening Date Thu May 21 2020 12:05:00 GMT-0400 (Eastern Daylight Time) Arab Standard Time
Closing Date Sun May 31 2020 16:55:00 GMT-0400 (Eastern Daylight Time





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