WASH Officer

United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF)
New York, NY, United States
Position Type: 
Organization Type: 
International Organization
Experience Level: 
Entry Level (0-2 Years)
Degree Required: 
Advanced Degree (Master's or JD)


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How can you make a difference?

The WASH Officer level 2 will provide technical and managerial support to Results and Resources (R & R) unit of the WASH programme, under the supervision of the Senior Adviser WASH P5 to help fill the growing needs for support WASH public and domestic financing, and the management of several multi-country grants.

The WASH Officer TA report to the WASH Senior Advisor in the Results and Resources team in PD WASH Section. The WASH Officer provides technical and operation assistance focusing on WASH Financing and the management of multi-country grants.

In addition, the incumbent will provide following support:

Summary of key functions/accountabilities:

Programme Development and Planning on WASH Financing

  • Support documentation of existing UNICEF country and regional-level initiatives on WASH Financing, develop standardized templates for documenting financing case studies and support development of case studies.
  • Support finalization and roll-out of the WASH Financing training at regional level and if needed, country levels; including support in finalization of training modules, integration of PF4C component and modular packaging of the modular Financing Training.
  • Conduct financial analysis of potential multi-country WASH financing initiatives, including developing template for documenting 'bankable service delivery models' and application of this in the development of such models.
  • Provide field support and guidance on technical issues related to WASH Financing including financial analysis and credit worthiness analysis.
  • Support development and roll-out of WASH financing related webinars and updates on resources to country offices.

Programme management and Monitoring of multi-country grants and results (Grants funded by DFID and DGIS)

  • Support the regular financial, results and implementation milestone monitoring of the WASH funds utilization and results/progress.
  • Support the finalization and roll-out of the Value-for-Money analysis tool co­ developed with the Evaluation Office and support field offices in the application; provide technical assistance to field offices on Value-for-Money issues.
  • Support the review, methodology for analysis and consolidation of baseline survey and sustainability checks across ASWA countries.
  • Support multi-country assessment of the use and impact of Value for Money analysis on WASH programming - support development of the assessment, implementation and documentation and dissemination.
  • Provide support to regular reporting required for several multi-country grants notable DFID UK and DGIS Netherlands ASWA grants.

Technical and Operational support of Results and Resources Implementation of PD WASH Section

  • Provide regular support to the monitoring of resources of PD WASH Section, including monitoring of overall funds utilization and necessary inputs for the planning, review and progress reporting.
  • Support the Senior Adviser WASH R&R in the annual work planning, review, monitoring the workplan implementation, to help ensure that WASH output results are achieved to schedule and performance standards.
  • Participate in monitoring and evaluation exercises, programme reviews and annual sectoral reviews across PD WASH units and prepare reports on results for required action/interventions at the higher level of programme management.
  • Monitor and report on the use of WASH PD programme resources (financial, administrative and other assets), verify compliance with approved allocations, organizational rules, regulations/procedures and donor commitments, standards of accountability and integrity. Report on issues identified to enable timely resolution by management/stakeholders.

Innovation, knowledge management and capacity building

  • Assist in the development, implementation, monitoring and documentation of WASH action research and innovations on selected key areas related to the multi-country grants such as VfM, sustainability, gender in WASH.
  • Support knowledge management for multi-country ASWA grants, including the SharePoint sites and knowledge management planning and implementation.
  • Assist in the preparation of learning/knowledge products, covering innovative approaches and good practices, to support overall WASH sector development.
  • Assist in creating and delivering learning opportunities for UNICEF WASH staff, to ensure our sector capacity remains up-to-date with latest developments.
  • Participate as a resource person in capacity building initiatives to enhance the competencies of clients/stakeholders.

To qualify as a champion for every child you will have:

  • An advanced university degree in one of the following fields is required: finance, economic development, development studies, public policy, public health, social sciences, behaviour change communication, sanitary engineering or another relevant technical field.
  • Additional relevant post-graduate courses in the areas of Financial analysis of development projects, innovative financing models that complement / supplement the main degree are a strong asset.
  • Developmental: a minimum of two years of professional work experience in WASH-related programmes for developing countries is required.
  • Fluency in English is required. Knowledge of another official UN language or local language of the duty station is considered as an asset.

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. To view our competency framework, please click here.

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