Chief WASH, P-5, Maputo, Mozambique

Chief WASH, P-5, Maputo, Mozambique
Chief WASH, P-5, Maputo, Mozambique

30 setembro, 2020

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UNICEF works in some of the world’s toughest places, to reach the world’s most disadvantaged children. To save their lives. To defend their rights. To help them fulfill their potential.

Across 190 countries and territories, we work for every child, everywhere, every day, to build a better world for everyone.

And we never give up.

For every child, clean water.

UNICEF Mozambique is mid to large (and growing) UNICEF Country Office in ESAR with an exciting and innovative programme for championing child rights in the country. The Country Office has an annual programme budget of approximately US$ 100 million and over 160 staff members. Following the L3 emergency in 2019, the regular programme augmented with additional funding for recovery in affected areas. The 2017-2021 country programme has a broad portfolio in Health, HIV/AIDS, Nutrition, WASH, Education, Child Protection and Social Policy & Research. The programme is transitioning into more integrated and convergent programming hence requiring innovative and collaborative skills.

How can you make a difference?

The Chief WASH is responsible for managing and supervising all stages of the Mozambique CO WASH programme from strategic planning and formulation to the delivery of the WASH outcome and output results.  The Chief is also responsible for leading and managing the CO WASH team.  The Chief WASH is accountable for ensuring that the WASH outcome and output results are achieved according to plans, allocations, results based-management approaches and methodology, UNICEF’s Strategic Plan, standards of performance and accountability framework.

The Chief WASH reports to the Deputy Representative for general guidance and direction.

The Chief WASH will be entrusted with the following 7 areas of focus:

  • Managerial Leadership
  • Programme Development and Planning
  • Programme Managemnet, Monitoring and Delivery of Results
  • Advisory Services and Technical support
  • Advocacy, Networking and Partnership building
  • Humanitarian WASH Preparedness and Response
  • Innovation, Knowledge Management, and Capacity Building

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, behavior change communication, sanitary engineering, civil engineering or another relevant technical field.

Work Experience

DEVELOPMENTAL:  a minimum of ten years of professional experience in WASH-related programmes for developing countries is required.

At least one year of deployment in a developing country is required.

Proven ability to effectively lead a team to deliver results is required

HUMANITARIAN: At least one year of work in humanitarian situations, is required (with UN-Govt-INGO).

Language Proficiency

Fluency in English is required. Fluency in Portuguese is highly desirable and can be compensated by fluency in a Latin language.

Technical Requirements

Basic to expert knowledge of all components:

  1. Rural water supply for low- and middle-income countries – including water safety, sustainability
  2. Rural sanitation for low- and middle-income countries, incl sustainability; applying CATS principles
  3. Urban sanitation for low- and middle-income countries, incl sustainability
  4. Handwashing with soap
  5. WASH-in-Schools and Health Centres
  6. Menstrual hygiene management
  7. National government WASH policies, plans and strategies
  8. Analysis of national budgets and expenditure for basic WASH, and related advocacy

In depth knowledge of both components:

  1. Humanitarian WASH – preparedness
  2. Humanitarian WASH – response and recovery

In depth knowledge of concepts and UNICEF role:

  1. Humanitarian WASH – coordination of the response

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

  1. Programme/project management
  2. Capacity development
  3. Knowledge management
  4. Monitoring and evaluation

In depth knowledge:

  1. Human rights and WASH
  2. Gender equality and WASH


For every Child, you demonstrate…

UNICEF’s values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, and Accountability (CRITA).

Competency Framework:

  • Builds and maintains partnerships – Level 3,
  • Demonstrates self-awareness and ethical awareness – Level 3,
  • Drive to achieve results for impact – Level 3,
  • Innovates and embraces change – Level 3,
  • Manages ambiguity and complexity – Level 3,
  • Thinks and acts strategically – Level 3,
  • Works collaboratively with others – Level 3,
  • Nurtures, leads and manages people – Level 3

View UNICEF Competency Framework at

UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages all candidates, irrespective of gender, nationality, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of the organization.

UNICEF has a zero-tolerance policy on conduct that is incompatible with the aims and objectives of the United Nations and UNICEF, including sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination. UNICEF also adheres to strict child safeguarding principles. All selected candidates will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles and will therefore undergo rigorous reference and background checks. Background checks will include the verification of academic credential(s) and employment history. Selected candidates may be required to provide additional information to conduct a background check.


Mobility is a condition of international professional employment with UNICEF and an underlying premise of the international civil service.

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





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