WASH Specialist Harare, Zimbabwe

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 (Emergency), L-4 to be based in its Office in Harare, Zimbabwe.

Under the general guidance of the Deputy Representative or Representative, responsible for the development, planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of the WASH programme within the country programme.


  • Advanced university degree in social sciences, public health, environmental sanitation, sanitary engineering or a related technical field.

  • Eight years direct WASH emergency experience, at least four of which would be based in the field at a senior programme management level.

  • Significant experience of responding to first phases of an emergency, significant experience with either the UN/NGO.

  • All supported by strong references.

  • Knowledge of humanitarian reform principles, international humanitarian law, inter-connectedness and reform pillars and reform updates.

  • Knowledge of the cluster approach guidelines and terms of reference.

  • Knowledge of cluster participants (their mandates, capacities, attitudes, limitations) and how to integrate them into the cluster approach.

  • Ability to mitigate and mediate conflict and disagreements among cluster partners.

  • Identify key humanitarian partners for the cluster, respecting their respective mandates and programme priorities.

  • Identification of gaps in the field of Water Sanitation and Hygiene to conceptualize how sectoral needs can be met through collective delivery.

  • Ensure appropriate coordination with all humanitarian partners as well as with national authorities and local structures.

  • Identify core advocacy concerns for the cluster.

  • Ability to use and adapt cluster coordination tools (e.g. stakeholder mapping, NAF, CHAP, CERF, CAP, Flash Appeals, GAP ID, IM tools, Need-Capacity-Resource Mapping, Contingency planning, etc).

  • Fluency in English and another UN language required. Knowledge of the local working language of the duty station is an asset.

    Deadline: 22nd June

    For more information and application, visit: WASH Specialist Harare Zimbabwe Website

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