Developing country nationals: WASH Officer (JPO)

United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF)

Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso 🇧🇫

The JPO will support the new Country Programme for 2018-2020 as well as the United Nations Development Assistance Framework (UNDAF) and provide valuable support to evidence-generation for UNICEF’s WASH programme. Burkina Faso is a key country in the framework of the Sanitation and Water for All Initiative and was elected as a steering committee representative for the Western African countries.

1. Programme/Project Management

  • Set up a monitoring and evaluation system for WASH activities to ensure effective programme and project design, implementation, and management
  • Draft sound programme budgets including concrete steps to enhance emergency preparedness and response

2. Programme Efficiency and Effectiveness

  • Enhance programme efficiency and effectiveness utilizing an evidence based approach and implementation including the monitoring and evaluation of UNICEF inputs, local conditions and resources, flow of supply and non-supply, emergency assistance and WASH programme status.

3.  Work Plan and Programme Documentation

  • Analyze collected data and information and prepare reports
  • Draft changes in WASH work plans with partners and assist in identification of required supplies and equipment
  • Draft changes in the Country Programme Recommendation assuring accuracy and consistency with established UNICEF rules, regulations and national, regional and global plans of action

4.  Programme Implementation Information and Data

  • Ensure the appropriateness of financial, administrative and supply documentation
  • Collaborate with Monitoring and Evaluation office on maintaining gender and equity focus in WASH data collection and reporting

5.  Knowledge Sharing and Innovation

  • Compile WASH programme implementation, preparedness, and training and orientation materials to promote knowledge sharing with counterparts, WASH sectoral stakeholders, donors and media
  • Support piloting of innovative solutions within WASH programming and develop the conditions for future scaling up


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

  • Master degree or equivalent in Development Studies, Political Science, Social Science, or a field relevant to international WASH related development assistance is required.
  • A first-level university degree (Bachelor’s degree or equivalent) in combination with qualifying experience (at least 3 years of relevant working experience) may be accepted in lieu of an advanced university degree
  • Additional training in Health Education or Communication for Development is an asset
  • Part of the candidates’ academic training (either BA or MA) must have taken place in a developing country that appears on the following list of eligible countries of the Dutch JPO Programme.
  • A minimum of 2 years to maximal 4 years relevant working experience, including internships and voluntary work experience in social development planning and management in child protection and/other related areas at the international level and/or in a developing country is required. Relevant work experience in child protection and related areas, programme/project development and management in a UN System agency or organization is an asset.
  • Fluency in English and French is required. Knowledge of another official UN language or a local language is an asset.