Re-advertisement: WASH Specialist at UNICEF Nigeria


UNICEF Nigeria is currently recruiting interested and qualified WASH Specialists in Nigeria. Here are the requirements and how to apply.

Contract type: Fixed Term Appointment
Duty Station: Enugu
Level: NO-3
Location: Nigeria
Categories: WASH (Water, Sanitation and Hygiene)

Summary of key functions/accountabilities:

  • Programme development and planning
  • Programme management, monitoring, evaluation, and delivery of results
  • Technical and operational support for programme implementation
  • Humanitarian WASH preparedness and response
  • Networking and partnership building
  • UNICEF and Government Accountability
  • Innovation, knowledge management, and capacity building
  • Evidence Generation, Data, and Information Management
  • Evidence-based advocacy to leverage state human and financial resources
  • Emergency response coordination

To 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, civil engineering, mechanical engineering, water or sanitary engineering, or any other relevant technical field.
  • A minimum of five years of professional experience in WASH-related programmes for developing countries is required including emergency WASH response.
  • A minimum of two years of progressively responsible professional work experience in M&E plus reporting of community-based demand-driven WASH projects, including in the use of participatory methodologies.
  • Analytical skills and report writing ability are essential together with IT skills, including advanced experience in MS Excel or data analysis and infographic software (pivot tables and functions).
  • Experience in networking amongst government agencies, NGOs, the private sector, and development partners is essential.
  • Experience in leveraging state resources for sustainable access to WASH facilities for women and children.
  • Fluency in English. Knowledge of another official UN language or the local language of the duty station is an asset.

Expert knowledge of three components and basic knowledge of two components

  • Rural and small-town water supply and sanitation for low- and middle-income countries - including M&E and management of water supply projects, water safety, sustainability, CLTS
  • WASH in Schools and Health Centers
  • National government WASH policies, plans, and strategies
  • Analysis of national budgets and expenditures for basic WASH and related advocacy
  • WASH Information Management System for Nigeria
  • Emergency WASH response and coordination

Expert knowledge of two components and basic knowledge of the other components

  • Humanitarian WASH - preparedness
  • Humanitarian WASH - response and recovery
  • Programme/project management
  • Capacity development
  • Knowledge management
  • Monitoring, evaluation, and reporting (ME&R)
  • Data management
  • ICT-based programme implementation (including the use of GIS software and ARC view)
  • Communication, presentation, and training skills (including the ability to explain data analysis to non-M&E people

Method of Application

Interested and qualified applicants should follow the link below to submit CV and application letter.

Location: Enugu, Nigeria                    

Application Deadline: 04 Nov 2023 W. Central Africa Standard Time

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

Candidates who applied previously should not apply again.


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