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WASH Specialist, L-4, Abuja, Nigeria

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 to be based in its Abuja, Nigeria office.

Under the general guidance of the Chief, WASH Section, Abuja, you will be responsible for the development, planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of the assigned project including the Water and Sanitation Sector Reform Programme (WSSSRP). You will be expected to contribute to the overall achievement of targets in the FGN-UNICEF country programme as it relates to WASH.

Your profile:
Advanced university degree in Water, Environmental Sanitation, Public Health or a related technical field. 
Eight years progressively responsible professional work experience at the national and international levels in programme planning, management, monitoring, and evaluation in water and environmental sanitation.
Current knowledge of the latest developments and technology in nutrition.
Proven ability to conceptualize, develop, plan and manage programmes, as well as to impart knowledge and teach skills.
Leadership, teamwork abilities, managerial and supervisory skills.
Good analytical, negotiating, communication and advocacy and networking skills.
Ability to make timely and quality judgments and decisions, maturity and cultural sensitivity.
Demonstrated ability to work in a multi-cultural environment and establish harmonious and effective working relationships both within and outside the organization.
Computer skills, including internet navigation and various office applications.
Initiative, passion and commitment to UNICEF’s mission and professional values.
Fluency in English and another UN language required. Knowledge of the local working language of the duty station is an asset.

If you have got experience of working in a similar capacity and want to make an active and lasting contribution to build a better world for children, send a detailed curriculum vitae in English, AND a duly completed United Nations Personal History form (available at www.unicef.org/employ), quoting VN-09-175 to: recruit.WES@unicef.org. Applications should be received by 24 April 2009. Only candidates who are under serious consideration will be contacted.

UNICEF’s salary and benefits package is based on the United Nations Common System; visit  www.un.org/Depts/OHRM/salaries_allowances for further information.

UNICEF is committed to gender equality in its mandate and its staff. Well qualified candidates, particularly women are strongly encouraged to apply.