UNICEF Nigeria: Water and Environment Specialist – P4 Level

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20 May, 2016

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United Nations Jobs in Nigeria

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) – For 70 years, UNICEF has been working on the ground in 190 countries and territories to promote children’s survival, protection and development. The world’s largest provider of vaccines for developing countries, UNICEF supports child health and nutrition, good water and sanitation, quality basic education for all boys and girls, and the protection of children from violence, exploitation, and AIDS. UNICEF is funded entirely by the voluntary contributions of individuals, businesses, foundations and governments.

If you are a committed, creative professional and are passionate about making a lasting difference for children, the world’s leading children’s rights organization would like to hear from you.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Water and Environment Specialist – P4 Level

Job Number: 495970
Location: Nigeria
Work Type: Fixed Term Staff

Job Description

  • Water supply in Urban areas
  • Water and Environment
  • Water governance and sustainability
  • Water supply in Rural areas
  • Water safety and water quality

WASH Specialists, who under the overall guidance of either the Chief of WASH or the Management, take responsibility for key elements of the WASH programme as determined by the organization’s priorities. Candidates with expertise in the following areas, water and environment, sanitation, hygiene promotion and behaviour change, emergency work in water and sanitation, with experience and knowledge of the following areas are especially encouraged to apply;

  • An intimate knowledge of the evolving evidence base related to WASH and children,
  • Analysis of sector policy, working in partnerships and advocacy,
  • Emergency preparedness and response,
  • Private sector experience.
  • Innovations,
  • WASH financing and budget analysis,

Qualifications of Successful Candidates
Academic Qualification:

  • Advanced university degree in one of the disciplines relevant to the following areas: Public Health, Civil Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Geology, Hydrology, Sanitation Engineering, Social Sciences or a field relevant to international WASH related development assistance.

Work Experience:

  • Five years of progressively responsible professional work experience in the UN or other international development organization, national government or the private sector. Field work experience.


  • Fluency in English (written and oral) is required.
  • Knowledge of another UN language (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian, Spanish) is a strong asset.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should apply below 

Note: Interested applicants should indicate specific area(s) of expertise in their cover letter. Successful candidates will be placed in a talent group for two years.

Application Deadline 21st June, 2016.

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