Nigeria nationals: WASH Officer

Kaduna, , NG

Job Number: 503350 | Vacancy Link
Location: Nigeria
Work Type : Temporary Appointment

KEY EXPECTED RESULTS/Major responsibilities:

  • Programme development and planning
  • Prepare technical reports and inputs for programme preparation and documentation, ensuring accuracy, timeliness and relevance of information.
  • Contribute to the development/establishment of WASH-related outcome and output results, as well as related strategies, through analysis of WASH sector needs and priorities.
  • Provide technical and administrative support throughout all stages of programming processes by executing/administering a variety of technical programme transactions, preparing materials/documentations, complying with organizational processes and management systems, to support progress towards the WASH-related outcome and/or output results in the Country Programme.
  • Programme management, monitoring and delivery of results
    • Work collaboratively with internal and external colleagues and partners to collect/analyze/ share information on implementation issues, provide solutions on routine programme implementation and alert appropriate officials and stakeholders for higher-level interventions and/or decisions. Keep record of reports and assessments for easy reference and/or to capture and institutionalize lessons learned.
  • Participate in monitoring and evaluation exercises, programme reviews and annual sectoral reviews with government and other counterparts and prepare reports on results for required action/interventions at the higher level of program management.
  • Monitor and report on the use of sectoral programme resources (financial, administrative and other assets), verify compliance with approved allocations, organizational rules, regulations/procedures, donor commitments, standards of accountability and integrity.
  • Technical and operational support for programme implementation
  • Undertake field visits and surveys, collect and share reports with partners/stakeholders. Report critical issues, bottlenecks and potential problems to supervisor, for timely action.
  • Provide technical and operational support to government counterparts, NGO partners, UN system partners and other country office partners/donors on the application and understanding of UNICEF policies, strategies, processes and best practices in WASH, to support programme implementation.
  • Innovation, knowledge management and capacity building
  • Assist in the development, implementation, monitoring and documentation of WASH action research and innovation (technical or systems).
  • Assist in the preparation of learning/knowledge products, covering innovative approaches and good practices, to support overall WASH sector development.
  • Assist in creating and delivering learning opportunities for UNICEF WASH staff, to ensure our sector capacity remains up-to-date with latest developments.


  • University (first) degree in civil engineering, public health, social sciences, behaviour change communication, sanitary engineering or other specialist field related to WASH.
  • A minimum of two years of professional work experience in WASH-related programmes.
  • Oral and written proficiency in English is required. Knowledge of another official UN language or a local language is an asset.
  • Experience of experience high level advocacy for resource mobilization is an advantage.
  • Basic Knowledge of Human rights and WASH
  • Gender and diversity awareness


  1. i) Core Values (Required)
  •  Commitment
  • Diversity and Inclusion
  • Integrity
  1. ii) Core Competencies (Required)
  • Communication [II]
  • Drive for Result [II]
  • Working with People [II]

iii) Functional Competencies (Required)

  • Applying Technical Expertise [II]
  • Deciding and Initiating Actions [II]
  • Following Instructions and Procedures [II]
  • Planning and Organizing [II]

Opening Date 7 Mar 2017 W. Central Africa Standard Time
Closing Date 22 Mar 2017 W. Central Africa Standard Time