Nigeria nationals: WASH Officer (Monitoring, Sustainability & Accountability)

United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF)

Abuja, , NG

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, clean water

How can you make a difference?

Under the overall guidance of the Chief of WASH (Water, Sanitation & Hygiene) Section and day to day supervision of the WASH Manager responsible for the DGIS ASWA II project, the incumbent will specifically support the implementation, monitoring and reporting of DGIS ASWA II Project, facilitating UNICEF partners to improve enabling environment for WASH implementation, establishing LGA WASH Departments and strengthening their capacity and that of community management structures (WASHCOMS) for effective Village Level Operation and Maintenance of water supply installations and sustaining of WASH behaviours.


  1. Support the Project Manager in the implementation and monitoring of ASWA II Project in Adamawa, Borno and Yobe states using project designed tools like WASHBAT, Sustainability checks and Value for money templates
  2. Support the states in the development and quality assurance of annual state specific project workplans based on the overall AWSA II national log-frame.
  3. Support in the analysis of data and draft the project progress reports for the ASWA II project
  4. Develop PCAs and Programme Documents, supervise implementation and Monitor outputs of Programme Documents on different outputs areas of ASWA II Project like VLOM, Hygiene Promotion, Sanitation Marketing and financing etc.
  5. Take the lead in establishing a system for strengthening WASH Accountability by deploying WASH Voice Service linking up with facility tracking and training Communities/WASHCOMs to use the services in demanding for improved WASH Services from authority
  6. Support strengthening the enabling environment for WASH implementation by carrying out critical capacity building activities as identified in the UNICEF WASH projects documents, support establishment of WASH Departments and facilitate their orientation on WASH implementation process and procedures

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

  • At least a University degree in Social Science, Development Studies, Public Health, Sanitation Engineering, or a field relevant to international WASH related development assistance
  • Minimum of 4 years progressive experience in the development programming in the WASH Sector supporting governance and community engagement. An experience in the UN environment will be an added advantage
  • Up to date knowledge on sustainability and accountability in WASH programming
  • Excellent training and facilitation skills with ability to effectively lead participatory discussions and manage large group processes
  • Experience in networking social mobilisation and advocating for results amongst government agencies, NGOs, private actors and development partners
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a multi-cultural environment and establish harmonious and effective working relationships both within and outside the organisation.
  • Excellent computer skills, including internet navigation and office applications
  • Initiative, passion and commitment to UNICEF’s mission and professional values
  • Fluency in English (both written and spoken) are required.

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.

View our competency framework at

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 Fri May 22 2020 17:30:00 GMT-0400 (Eastern Daylight Time) W. Central Africa Standard Time
Closing Date Fri Jun 05 2020 18:55:00 GMT-0400 (Eastern Daylight Time)





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