03 Programmes Officers Terrain, MIONJO, NO-1/TA, Taolagnaro, Ambovombe, Toliara, Madagascar

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This is a NO-1 contract. This kind of contract is known as National Professional Officers. It is normally only for nationals. It's a staff contract. More about NO-1 contracts.

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For every child, a champion

Under the supervision of the WASH Specialist, the POT MIONJO will be responsible for supporting the implementation of the WASH - MIONJO program in respectively:

  1. Taolagnaro (Anosy Region),

  2. Ambovombe (Androy Region), and

  3. Tuléar (Atsimo Andrefana Region)

How can you make a difference?


1. Contributes to achieving the objectives and vision of UNICEF and the Ministry of Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (MEAH) in terms of local governance of the WASH sector.

a) Implementation of the Mionjo project and its different aspects: water point inventory, pump testing, construction MUS (Multi-Use Water System) infrastructures, and/or drinking water and civil engineering infrastructures such as desalination plants with NGOs, consultancies, companies, communities and beneficiaries.

b) Close collaboration with the government counterparts at the regional level (DREAH, Mionjo, etc.) with regular meetings and reporting to update on the project’s advancement in the region

c) Compliance with environmental and social regulations for the drinking water infrastructures to be put in place.

2. Achievement of the objectives and vision of UNICEF and the Ministry of Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (MEAH) in terms of infrastructure management:

d) Effectiveness of infrastructure management delegation contracts, support to community engagement especially on the water payment aspect.

e) Monitoring and evaluation of the activities of ICG, through both remote support and regular on-site visits

f) Contribution to the monitoring of project advancement via the dedicated data collection and management tool

If you would like to know more about this position, please review the complete Job Description here: [ Programme Officer Level 1 _Mionjo_TMS fv.pdf]

Please specify your preferred assignment location in your CV: Taolagnaro, Ambovombe, or Toliara

To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have…

The following minimum requirements:

  • Education: A first university degree (i.e. bachelor’s degree or equivalent) in one of the following fields is required: Contract management, hydraulic engineering, civil engineering, Hydrogeology, environmental engineering or another relevant technical field.

  • Work Experience: At least one (1) year experience in WASH program management and monitoring, specifically focused on the supervision of drinking water infrastructure construction in rural areas, is required.

  • Skills****:

a) Specific Technical Knowledge Required

  • Experience in the WASH sector with a focus on project monitoring and supervision.

  • Good understanding of the construction and management of water and MUS (Multiple Use of Water System) infrastructure

  • Existing experience in managing and coordinating WASH projects, including Environmental and Social Safeguards

  • Good knowledge of the administrative functioning of CTDs and STDs

b) Common Technical Knowledge Required

  • Excellent strategic thinking and planning skills

  • Good knowledge of computerized database management.

  • Able to travel frequently in the area of intervention in difficult conditions.

  • Methodology of programme/project management

  • Knowledge of UNICEF programmatic goals, visions, positions, policies and strategies.

  • Knowledge of global human rights issues, specifically relating to children and women, and the current UNCEF position and approaches.

  • Knowledge of Gender equality and diversity awareness

  • Language Requirements: Fluency in French and working knowledge of English is required.

The following desirables:

  • Working with UNICEF and/or other UN or bilateral agencies is desirable.
  • Developing country work experience and/or familiarity with emergency.

For every Child, you demonstrate...

UNICEF’s Core Values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust and Accountability and Sustainability (CRITAS) underpin everything we do and how we do it. Get acquainted with Our Values Charter: UNICEF Values

The UNICEF competencies required for this post are…

(1) Builds and maintains partnerships

(2) Demonstrates self-awareness and ethical awareness

(3) Drive to achieve results for impact

(4) Innovates and embraces change

(5) Manages ambiguity and complexity

(6) Thinks and acts strategically

(7) Works collaboratively with others

Familiarize yourself with our competency framework and its different levels.

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We offer a wide range of benefits to our staff, including paid parental leave, time off for breastfeeding purposes, and reasonable accommodation for persons with disabilities. UNICEF strongly encourages the use of flexible working arrangements.

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