WASH Specialist (Sanitation & Hygiene), P-3 in Abuja, Nigeria

at Unicef (Nigeria)

NonProfit Organization Management
Minimum Qualification
Post Graduate Degree
Required Experience
5 - 7 years
Employment Type
Male or Female
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Job Description

1. Timely sectoral analysis, input, support and collaboration to the Situation Analysis and its periodic update made for effective programme planning, development and management, including emergency preparedness and response.

2. Knowledge management effectively promoted through drafting/finalizing key WASH sectoral programme documents and reports, sharing good practice, lessons learned, and knowledge/information exchange, especially on the "Sanitation & Hygiene" and "WASH in Institutions" components of the WASH programme.

3. Quality of rights-based WASH programmes effectively promoted, and coherence, synergy and value added to programme management process through results-based management.

4. Sectoral work plan and activities formulated, implemented and monitored, ensuring alignment with the defined programme strategies and approaches on the "Sanitation & Hygiene" and "WASH in Institutions" components of the WASH program.

5. Programme delivery, evaluation and reporting carried out efficiently, rigorously and transparently in compliance with the established guidelines and procedures.

6. UNICEF's global goals effectively promoted through advocacy and policy dialogue in the WASH sector.

7. Proper and timely UNICEF and Government accountability ensured regarding supply, non-supply and emergency assistance as well as disbursement of programme funds for the WASH sector.

8.  Effective communication and networking achieved through partnership and collaboration including support to the IASC WASH Cluster.


1. Education
- Advanced university degree in one of the disciplines relevant to the following areas: Public Health, Civil Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Geology, Hydrology, Sanitation Engineering, or a field relevant to international WASH related development assistance.
- Additional training in Health Education or Communication for Development (Programme Communication), an asset.
*A first university degree with a relevant combination of academic qualifications and experience may be accepted in lieu of advanced university degree.

2. Work Experience
- Five years of progressively responsible professional work experience in the UN or other international development organization, national government or the private sector.
- Field work experience.
- Background/familiarity with Emergency (preparedness and response) and the IASC Cluster approach.

3. Language Proficiency
Fluency in English and local working language of the duty station (for NO).


Competencies of Successful Candidate

i) Core Values:
-  Commitment
-  Diversity and Inclusion
-  Integrity

ii) Core Competencies:
-  Communication
-  Working with People
-  Drive for Results

iii) Functional Competencies:
-  Leading and Supervising
-  Formulating Strategies and Concepts
-  Analyzing
-  Relating and Networking
-  Persuading and Influencing
-  Creating and Innovating



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