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WASH Officer, NOB, Post #: 00083158, Makeni, Sierra Leone (For Sierra Leoneans ONLY)

Makeni (Sierra Leone)

Accountable for professional technical contribution to programme/project design, planning, administration, monitoring and evaluation of WASH programme/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, aligned with country programme goals and strategy. Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply for this position

The WASH Unit is part of the Child Survival & Development (CSD) Section.  This Unit is working to scale up WASH services in Sierra Leone which is still critical as it is required to help contribute to the acceleration of progress towards meeting SDG goal six. This goal aims to “Ensure availability & sustainable management of water & sanitation for all” by 2030. Primarily, the programme is expected to address the immediate WASH needs under the President’s Recovery Plan (PRP).

The GoSL has demonstrated its commitments in prioritizing WASH services in its strategic paper (Agenda for Prosperity) with clear targets that 80 per cent and 60 per cent of the population will have access to safe water supply and sanitation respectively by 2018.  A corresponding National rural water supply and sanitation strategy, and investment plans have been developed to steer progress towards attainment of the SDG. However, these aspirations have been negatively impacted by the EVD outbreak and therefore need to be fast tracked under this rolling work plan.  Read more on our programmes on:

How will you make a difference...

To make a difference in the lives of children and women in Sierra Leone, under the general guidance of the Chief, Field Office-Makeni with technical management relationship to the WASH Manager, you will be responsible to ensure the following:

  • Programme/Project Management
  • Programme Efficiency and Effectiveness
  • Work Plan and Programme Documentation
  • Programme Implementation Information and Data
  • Knowledge Sharing
  • Communication and Networking

See attached Job Profile for more details:   


To qualify as a Champion for every Child, you must be a WASH Engineer and should have... 

  • A recognized university degree in one of the disciplines relevant to the following areas: Civil Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Geology, Hydrology, Sanitation Engineering, or a field relevant to international WASH related development assistance;
  • Two (2) years of relevant professional work experience;
  • Additional training in Health Education or Communication for Development (Programme Communication), would be an asset;
  • Experience working in the UN or other international development organization, national government and/or field experience;
  • Background/familiarity with Emergency preparedness and response (and the IASC Cluster approach), would be an asset;
  • Fluency in English is required and any local language would be an added advantage;

For every Child, you demonstrate…

Our core values of Commitment, Diversity and Integrity and core competencies in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results.

UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages qualified candidates from all backgrounds to apply.

Before applying, please make sure that you have read the requirements for the position and that you qualify.
Applications from non-qualifying applicants will most likely be discarded by the recruiting manager.

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  • Organization: UNICEF - United Nations Children’s Fund
  • Location: Makeni (Sierra Leone)
  • Grade: NO-B, National Professional Officer - Junior level
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Environment
  • Closing Date: 2017-09-20

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