Job Opp. WASH Specialist (Coordination and Facilitation), L-4, Kampala, Uganda

If you are a passionate and committed professional and want to make a lasting difference for children, the world's leading children's rights organization would like to hear from you. UNICEF seeks a WASH Specialist (Coordination and Facilities) to be based in its Office in Kampala, Uganda.

Under the general guidance of the Chief, WASH, and in support of the WASH programme under the 2010-2014 Country Programme of Cooperation, support the development, planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of WASH component of the Accelerated Child Survival and Development (ACSD) Strategy and IASC/Sector coordination.

Your profile:
  • Advanced university degree in civil engineering, public health and social science or related field.
  • Eight years of progressively responsible professional work experience in humanitarian advocacy, and hygiene and behaviour change, social policy analysis, programme planning, programme management and staff supervision in WASH or related sectors with emphasis in strategic planning and implementation.
  • Current knowledge of the latest developments and technology in the field.
  • Proven ability to conceptualize, develop, plan and manage programmes, as well as to impart knowledge and teach skills
  • Good analytical, negotiating, communication and advocacy skills.
  • Leadership and teamwork abilities.
  • Computer skills, including internet navigation and various office applications.
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a multi-cultural environment and establish harmonious and effective working relationships, both within and outside the organization
  • Fluency in English is required. Knowledge of another UN language is an asset. Knowledge of the local working language of the duty station is an asset.
If you have the experience of working in a similar capacity and want to make an active and lasting contribution to build a better world for children, send a detailed curriculum vitae in English, AND a duly completed United Nations Personal History form (available at, quoting VN-09-507 to: [email protected].

Applications should be received by 15 September 2009. Only candidates who are under serious consideration will be contacted.

UNICEF's salary and benefits package is based on the United Nations Common System; visit for further information.