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is looking for a qualified candidate who would like to be a change maker for better lives for children in the position of

WASH Officer

(Temporary Appointment –364 days)
Level: NO-B
Location: Mariupol

Accountable for professional technical contribution to the project design, planning, administration, monitoring and evaluation of Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) project activities, data analysis and progress reporting, and commitment for enhancement of teamwork and capacity building, in support of achievement of planned objectives of the work plan for the German Funded WASH project in the Mariupol area.


  • Ensure the availability of accurate, complete and up-to-date information required for effective WASH project design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation for the German Funded WASH project in Mariupol. Draft sound WASH project budgets for review by the supervisor, including concrete steps to enhance emergency preparedness and response.

  • Enhance programme efficiency and effectiveness through evidence based approach and implementation follow-up, including monitoring UNICEF inputs, local conditions and resources, flow of supply and non-supply and emergency assistance and WASH project status.

  • Analyze collected data and information and prepare progress reports; draft changes in WASH project work plans and assist in identification of required supplies and equipment for emergency orientated activities.

  • Ensure the effective communication and networking developed and maintained through partnership and collaboration.



University degree in one of the disciplines relevant to the following areas: Civil Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Geology, Hydrology, Sanitation Engineering, Public Health or a field relevant to international WASH related development assistance.

Additional training in Health Education or Communication for Development (Programme Communication), an asset.


Two years of professional work experience, preferably in the UN or other international development organization or national government and field work experience.

Background/familiarity with Emergency preparedness and response (and the IASC Cluster approach) is an asset.


Fluency in English, Ukrainian and Russian

Technical Knowledge

a) Specific Technical Knowledge Required

• Essential Technical Knowledge of theories, principles and methods in one or more of the following areas: Urban water supply, rural water supply, sewage, Communication for behavior change, WASH in schools, projects implementation, planning, evaluation, appropriate water supply and quality technology i.e.: community based water supply,

•Gender and diversity awareness
b) Common Technical Knowledge Required

General knowledge of:

• Methodology of programme/project management

• Programmatic goals, visions, positions, policies and strategies for WASH programmes

• Knowledge of global environmental issues that pertain to sustainable development and specifically relation to children and women, and the current UNICEF position and approaches.

• Rights-based and results-based approach and programming in UNICEF.

• Knowledge and proficiency in the use of corporate office computer system applications and software, including LAN, email, word processing, spreadsheet, database, telecommunications.
c) Technical Knowledge to be Acquired/Enhanced

• Government development plans and policies

• Knowledge of local conditions and country legislation relevant to UNICEF programmes

• UNICEF policies and strategy to address WASH issues, including those relating to conflicts, recovery, disaster reduction and environment

• UNICEF financial, supply and administrative rules and regulations.

UN policies and strategy to address international humanitarian issues and the responses including the IASC Cluster approach.

• UN common approaches to programmatic issues and UNICEF positions

• UN security operations and guidelines.

The deadline for submission of applications is 9 December 2015

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.
Applicants who fulfil the above requirements are requested to complete a United Nations Personal History Form (P. 11) which is available at a web-site and submit it together with a CV and a cover letter describing your professional interest in working for UNICEF.
Please indicate WASH Officer, NO-B, Mariupol

in the subject line.

UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages qualified female and male candidates from all national, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of our organisation

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