Lebanon nationals: WASH Officer (Public Health)

Beirut, Lebanon 🇱🇧

Job Number: 502263 | Vacancy Link
Location: Lebanon
Work Type : Fixed Term Staff


Accountable for professional technical contribution to programme/project design, planning, administration, monitoring and evaluation of WASH programme/project activities, data analysis and progress reporting, and commitment for enhancement of teamwork and capacity building, in support of achievement of planned objectives of the work plan, aligned with country programme goals and strategy.


1. Accurate, complete and up-to-date information made available for effective budget preparation, programme and project design, implementation, management and evaluation, including emergency preparedness and response.

2. Programme efficiency and effectiveness enhanced through effective implementation follow-on.

3. Progress reports and project work plans timely prepared, and effective technical assistance provided in the identification of required supplies and equipment, and in the drafting of Country Programme Recommendation and other project documentation, with specific attention to gender/sex disaggregation of relevant indicators.

4. Appropriateness and completeness of financial and supply documentation as well as adherence to established allotments ensured.

5. Knowledge sharing with counterparts, WASH sectoral stakeholders, donors and media promoted.

6. Effective communication and networking achieved through partnership and collaboration including support to and facilitation of the IASC WASH Cluster as appropriate


Within the delegated authority and under the given organizational set-up, the incumbent may be assigned the primarily, shared, or contributory accountabilities for all or part of the following areas of major duties and key end-results.

  1. Programme/Project Management

Ensure the availability of accurate, complete and up-to-date information required for effective WASH programme and project design, implementation, management, monitoring and evaluation. Draft sound WASH programme budgets for review by the supervisor, including concrete steps to enhance emergency preparedness and response.

  1.  Programme Efficiency and Effectiveness

Enhance programme efficiency and effectiveness through evidence base approach and implementation follow-on, including monitoring UNICEF inputs, local conditions and resources, flow of supply and non-supply and emergency assistance and WASH programme status.

  1. Work Plan and Programme Documentation

Analyze collected data and information and prepare progress reports; draft changes in WASH project work plans and assist in identification of required supplies and equipment (for both development and emergency orientated activities) as well as in the drafting of Country Programme Recommendation and other programme documentation, assuring accuracy and consistency with established rules, regulations and plans of action.

  1. Programme Implementation Information and Data

Ensure the appropriateness of financial, administrative and supply documentation; verify that WASH programme expenditures are within allotments and that data is consistent with the programme information and database (e.g., FLS, ProMS). Follow up on queries or initiate corrective action on discrepancies. Collaborate with Monitoring & Evaluation office on maintaining a gender & equity focus in WASH data collection and reporting.

  1. Knowledge Sharing 

Compile WASH programme implementation, preparedness, training and orientation materials to promote knowledge sharing with counterparts, WASH sectoral stakeholders, donors and media.

  1. Communication and Networking

Ensure the effective communication and networking developed and maintained through partnership and collaboration.

  • Collaborate with Operations staff to implement internal controls systems and resolve day-to-day issues or discrepancies in financial or supply management.
  • Team with local Government and sectoral stakeholders counterparts to exchange information on WASH programme implementation, status, capacity and risk mapping, preparedness as well as movement, prepositioning and distribution of supplies.
  • Coordinate with members of the development community, including NGOs, UN and bilateral agencies in the exchange of information relating to WASH sector. Where appropriate support the IASC WASH Cluster during preparedness and response to emergencies.


1. Education

University degree in one of the disciplines relevant to the following areas: Public Health, Civil Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Geology, Hydrology, Sanitation Engineering, or a field relevant to international WASH related development assistance.

Additional training in Health Education or Communication for Development (Programme Communication), an asset.

2. Work Experience

Two years of professional work experience in the UN or other national government and field work experience

Background/familiarity with Emergency preparedness and response (and the IASC Cluster approach).

3. Language Proficiency 

Fluency in English and local working language of the duty station.

4. Competency Profile

i) Core Values (Required)

  • Commitment Diversity and Inclusion      
  • Integrity

ii) Core Competencies (Required)

  • Communication [ II ] 
  • Working with People  [ I ]  
  • Drive for Results  [ I ]

iii) Functional Competencies (Required)

  • Formulating Strategies and Concepts  [ I ]            
  • Analyzing   [ II ]      
  • Applying Technical Expertise   [ II ]                        
  • Learning and Researching    [ II ]                      
  • Planning and Organizing   [ I ]  

 iv)  Technical Knowledge [1]  [ I ]

a) Specific Technical Knowledge Required [ I ]

  (Technical knowledge requirements specific to the job can be added here as required.) 

  • Essential professional knowledge of one of the technical areas of UNICEF programmes.
  • Essential Technical Knowledge of theories, principles and methods in one or more of the following areas: Communication for behavior change, WASH in schools, rural water supply projects implementation, planning, evaluation, appropriate water supply and quality technology i.e.: community based water supply, controlling water borne related diseases.
  • Gender and diversity awareness

b) Common Technical Knowledge Required (for the job group) [ I ]

Knowledge of the latest theories, technology and practices in:

  • Community based sanitation i.e.: hygiene education or latrine construction and waste management.

General knowledge of:

  • Methodology of programme/project management
  • Programmatic goals, visions, positions, policies and strategies for sectoral programmes
  • Knowledge of global human rights issues, specifically relating to children and women, and the current UNICEF position and approaches.
  • Knowledge of global environmental issues that pertain to sustainable development and specifically relation to children and woman, and the current UNICEF position and approaches.
  • UNICEF policies and strategy to address WASH issues, including those relating to conflicts, natural disasters, recovery, disaster reduction and environment
  • UNICEF financial, supply and administrative rules and regulations.
  • Rights-based and results-based approach and programming in UNICEF.
  • UNICEF programme policy, procedures and guidelines in the Manual.
  • Mid-Term Strategic Plan
  • UNICEF Board endorsed policy papers and agency-wide programmes impacting on WASH results.
  • Knowledge and proficiency in the use of corporate office computer system applications and software, including LAN, email, word processing, spreadsheet, database, telecommunications.
  • Gender equality and diversity awareness

c) Technical Knowledge to be Acquired/Enhanced (for the Job) [ I ]

  • Government development plans and policies
  • Knowledge of local conditions and country legislation relevant to UNICEF programmes
  • UN policies and strategy to address international humanitarian issues and the responses including the IASC Cluster approach.
  • UN common approaches to programmatic issues and UNICEF positions
  • UN security operations and guidelines.

Opening Date 5 Jan 2017 GTB Standard Time
Closing Date 19 Jan 2017 GTB Standard Time