Yemen nationals: WASH Specialist

United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF)

Aden, , YE

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, an Advocate

In the 1970s UNICEF established 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:

How can you make a difference?

The WASH Specialist reports to the International Professional WASH Specialist (Level 3) for guidance and general supervision. The Specialist supports the development, preparation, management, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of the WASH programme within the country programme. The Specialist provides technical guidance and management support throughout the programming processes, to facilitate the administration and achievement of the WASH related output results in the country programme. The WASH Specialist will be performing the following key activities:

  1. Programme development and planning
  2. Programme management, monitoring and delivery of results
  3. Technical and operational support for programme implementation
  4. Humanitarian WASH preparedness and response
  5. Networking and partnership building
  6. Innovation, knowledge management and capacity building

For more details on the Job Profile, press CTRL + double-click this document: Download File WASH Specialist Level 3 – NOC – Aden – YCO.DOC

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

  • Advanced university degree in a relevant area. A Bachelor’s degree combined with 2 additional years of professional experience may be accepted in lieu of an Advanced degree.
  • Additional relevant post-graduate courses that complement/supplement the main degree are a strong asset.
  • A minimum of five years of professional experience in WASH related programmes
  • Familiarity with emergency programming is considered an asset.
  • Fluency in oral and written English is required. Arabic or any other UN language will be an asset.

For every Child, you demonstrate…

UNICEF’s core values of Commitment, Diversity and Integrity and core competencies in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results.

The technical requirements for this post are (basic knowledge of at least two of the components, required):

Rural water supply for low- and middle-income countries – including water safety, sustainability

  1. Rural sanitation for low- and middle-income countries, including sustainability; applying CATS principles
  2. Urban sanitation for low- and middle-income countries, including sustainability
  3. Handwashing with soap
  4. WASH-in- Health Centers
  5. National government WASH policies, plans and strategies
  6. Human rights and WASH, required.
  7. Gender equality and WASH, required.

Functional Competencies (Required):

  • Leading and Supervising (I)
  • Formulating strategies and concepts (II)
  • Analyzing (III)
  • Applying technical expertise (III)
  • Relating and networking (II)
  • Deciding and Initiating action (II)

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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.

 Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.