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[Job Vacancy] WASH Manager at the United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund (UNICEF)

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United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (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.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:


Job Title: WASH Manager

Job no: 560801Location: AbujaContract type: Fixed Term AppointmentCategories: WASH (Water, Sanitation and Hygiene)Level: P-4

Job Description

The Manager provides technical guidance and management support throughout the programming processes, to ensure the achievement of the WASH-related output results in the country programme. T
The Manager provides authoritative advisory services to government and sector support agencies and interacts with government at senior levels. In particular this WASH Manager position will oversee the WASH Behaviours pillar, specifically our support to the Clean Nigeria Campaign to scale up sanitation, and for hygiene promotion, including implementation of the Hand Hygiene for All Road Map, as well as related grant management.
The role also supports humanitarian WASH, which is mainstreamed into the programme.

AccountabilitiesKey function, accountabilities and related duties / tasks:

Management support to the Chief of WASH
Programme development and planning
Advocacy, networking and partnership building
Humanitarian WASH preparedness and response
Innovation, knowledge management and capacity building
Programme management, monitoring and delivery of results
Advisory services and technical support

RequirementsTo qualify as an advocate for every child you will have:


An Advanced University Degree in one of the following fields is required: Public Health, Social Sciences, Behavior Change Communication, Sanitary Engineering or another relevant technical field.
Additional relevant post-graduate courses that complement/supplement the main degree are required.


A minimum of eight years of professional experience in WASH-related programmes for developing countries is required.
One year of deployment in a developing country is required.


At least six months of work in humanitarian situations, including one three-month deployment mission (with UN-Govt-INGO), is required.

Language Requirements:

Fluency in English is required. Knowledge of another official UN language or a local language is an asset.


How to ApplyInterested and qualified candidates should:Click here to apply

Application Deadline  11th April, 2023 (W. Central Africa Standard Time).