WASH Specialist

United Nations Children's Fund

Beirut, Lebanon

The WASH Specialist reports to the Chief of WASH for guidance and general supervision. The Specialist supports the development, preparation, management, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of the WASH programme within the country programme. The Specialist provides technical guidance and management support throughout the programming processes, to facilitate the administration and achievement of the WASH-related output results in the country programme.
Programme development and planning:
  • Programme management, monitoring and delivery of results
  • Technical and operational support for programme implementation
  • Humanitarian WASH preparedness and response
  • Networking and partnership building
  • Innovation, knowledge management and capacity building
Qualify as an advocate for every child you will have…
  • An advanced university degree (Master’s or higher) in one of the following fields is required: social sciences, engineering (environmental, civil, mechanical, electrical, etc.), or another relevant technical field.
  • Additional relevant post-graduate courses that complement/supplement the main degree are a strong asset.
  • A minimum of 5 years of relevant professional experience in WASH-related programmes, including engagement with public water and wastewater utilities and/or municipal systems is required. Out of the 5 years, a minimum of three years project management experience preferably in WASH related programs with implementing agencies, donors or the public sector and one year experience in provision of WASH services in humanitarian setting is required. 
  • Experience of promoting innovative approaches to water supply and wastewater treatment is an asset. Experience in responding to water-related disease outbreaks is an asset.
  • Developing country work experience and/or familiarity with emergency is considered an asset.
  • Fluency in English and Arabic is required. Knowledge of another official UN language (Chinese, French, Russian or Spanish) is an asset.