WASH Manager

United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF)

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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 fulfil 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, a Champion

In the 1970s UNICEF established a 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: HealthNutritionWater, Sanitation and HygieneBasic Education, and Child protection.

For more on our work in Yemen, please visit our website: https://www.unicef.org/yemen/

How can you make a difference?

To make a difference as a WASH Manager_P4, you will perform the following key functions/accountabilities:

1.   Management support to the Chief of WASH

2.   Programme development and planning

3.   Programme management, monitoring and delivery of results

4.   Advisory services and technical support

5.   Advocacy, networking and partnership building

6.   Humanitarian WASH preparedness and response

7.   Innovation, knowledge management and capacity building

For more information on the Terms of Reference for this position, press CTRL and double-click this file:Download File YEM21026_GJP_WASH Manager_P-4_Sana’a, Yemen.docx

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

– An advanced university degree in one of the following fields is required: public health, social sciences, behaviour change communication, sanitary engineering or another relevant technical field.

Additional relevant post-graduate courses that complement/supplement the main degree are required.

– DEVELOPMENTAL:  A minimum of eight years of professional experience in WASH-related programmes for developing countries is required. One year of deployment in a developing country is required.

HUMANITARIAN: At least six months of work in humanitarian situations, including one three-month deployment mission (with UN-Govt-INGO), is required.

– Fluency in English is required.  Knowledge of another official UN language or local language of the duty station is considered an asset.

For every Child, you demonstrate…

UNICEF’s values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, and Accountability (CRITA) and core competencies that: Nurtures, Leads and Manages People;  Demonstrates Self Awareness and Ethical Awareness, Works Collaboratively with others, Builds and Maintains Partnerships, Innovates and Embraces Change, Thinks and Acts Strategically, Drives to achieve impactful results, and Manages ambiguity and complexity.

The UNICEF Functional Competencies required for this post are:

  • Analyzing (3)
  • Applying technical expertise (3)
  • Deciding and Initiating action (2)

view our competency framework, please visit here.

Click here to learn more about UNICEF’s values and competencies.

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’s active commitment towards diversity and inclusion is critical to delivering the best results for children. For this position, suitable women from industrialized countries will receive preferential consideration and selection, as long as they meet the eligibility requirements stated above. 

Please see UNICEF’s entitlements & benefits for our female staff members: Female Entitlements Edited2.jpg

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.

* Please note that this is a non-family duty station.

* Candidates who have already applied, need not re-apply.





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