Burundi nationals: WASH Specialist

United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF)

Bujumbura, Burundi 🇧🇮

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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 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, Hygiene

The WASH Specialist reports to the Chief of WASH (P4) for guidance and general supervision but will be working very closely with other colleagues in the office including Chief of Sections from other programmatic areas. The Specialist supports the development, preparation, management, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of WASH activities of the whole country programme. S/he is in charge of the Output 2 (Water Supply) of the WASH Outcome, supervises one NO-B colleague, and contributes significantly to the activities under the WASH-Output 3 (Enabling Environment).

How can you make a difference?

  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

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


  • An advanced university degree in one of the following fields is required: engineering, public health, social sciences, behavior change communication, sanitary engineering or another relevant technical field.
  • A first University degree in a relevant field combined with 2 additional years of professional experience may be accepted in lieu of an Advanced University degree.

     Additional relevant post-graduate courses that complement/supplement the main degree are a strong asset.


  • DEVELOPMENTAL: With a Master’s degree, a minimum of five years of professional experience in WASH-related programmes for developing countries is required. With a Bachelor’s degree, a minimum of 7 years of professional experience in WASH-related programmes for developing countries is required.
  • HUMANITARIAN: At least one three-month deployment mission in a humanitarian situation (with UN-Govt-INGO) is required.

Language Requirements: Fluency in French and working knowledge in English is required.  Knowledge of another official UN language or local language of the duty station is considered as an asset.

Computer skills: Word, Excel and Power Point.  

For every Child, you demonstrate…

UNICEF’s values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, and Accountability (CRITA) and core competencies in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results.

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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.

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.


Mobility is a condition of international professional employment with UNICEF and an underlying premise of the international civil service.

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