Internal/ External: Programme Officer (WASH), NO-2, Zahleh, Lebanon, PN, Fixed Term Appointment

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This is a NO-2 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-2 contracts.

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, a chance

UNICEF started to work in Lebanon in 1948 and established its office in 1950. For more than 70 years we’ve been working closely with the Government of Lebanon, other UN agencies, international and local NGOs, universities, and more than 100 partners to meet the needs of disadvantaged children in Lebanon. Responding to life-saving needs and ensuring equal access to quality public services, the impact of our work is felt in every aspect and every sphere of society. To learn more about our work, please refer to:

How can you make a difference?

Under the general supervision of the Chief of Field Office, manage overall coordination of WASH programme commitment within assigned geographical area including advocacy and technical support to the Water Establishments, municipalities, and WASH service providers to ensure rights to water supply and sanitation are realized.

Provide professional technical assistance and support on WASH for programme design, planning and implementation, management and evaluation of programme/project activities, data analysis and progress reporting, in support of achievement of programme goals and objectives. Coordinates field level WASH sector working group and contributes to inter-agency coordination within LRP framework.

Key End-Results:

  • Effective knowledge management and system, information exchange and the development of training and orientation materials developed and deployed for strengthening implementation of WASH activities under the Field Office.
  • WASH situation Analysis prepared/updated for the geographical area covered by the Field Office. Critical programme intervention point/measures identified, and WASH programme work plans/recommendations prepared and incorporated.
  • WASH programme funds optimally used.
  • WASH programme monitoring, and evaluations effectively conducted to improve programme performance, and programme status report timely prepared.
  • Rights-based and results-based programming approach fully incorporated into all phases of WASH programme and projects processes.
  • Commitment and institutional capacities of the Water Establishments, municipalities and NGO partners gained and established.
  • Effective partnership and collaboration achieved and maintained for advocacy, technical cooperation, programme development/management/coordination, information sharing and networking.
  • Effective coordination of UNICEF led WASH sector.

Summary of key functions/accountabilities:

  • Knowledge Management for WASH Programmes
  • WASH Programme Development and Management
  • Optimum Use of Program Funds
  • Programme Monitoring and Evaluations
  • Rights-Based and Results-Based Programme Management Approach
  • Local Capacity Building/Sustainability
  • Partnership, Coordination and Collaboration
  • Humanitarian Action and Sector Coordination

For further information on the JD please click here JD for Programme Officer (WASH), NOB, Zahleh.doc

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


University degree in public health, social sciences, behavior change communication, sanitary engineering, or another relevant technical field.


  • Minimum two years of relevant professional work experience in WASH related programmes/projects.
  • Field work experience is considered highly desirable.
  • Background/ familiarity with Emergency is highly desirable.

Language Requirements:

  • Fluency in English and Arabic languages is required.
  • Knowledge of French in an asset.

For every Child, you demonstrate…

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

UNICEF competencies required for this post are…

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.

During the recruitment process, we test candidates following the competency framework. Familiarize yourself with our competency framework and its different levels: competency framework here.

UNICEF is here to serve the world’s most disadvantaged children and our global workforce must reflect the diversity of those children. The UNICEF family is committed to include everyone, irrespective of their race/ethnicity, age, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, nationality, socio-economic background, or any other personal characteristic.

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

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 is committed to promote the protection and safeguarding of all children. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks, and will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles. 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.


UNICEF’s active commitment towards diversity and inclusion is critical to deliver the best results for children. For this position, eligible and suitable candidates are encouraged to apply.

UNICEF appointments are subject to medical clearance. Appointments may also be subject to inoculation (vaccination) requirements, including against SARS-CoV-2 (Covid). Government employees that are considered for employment with UNICEF are normally required to resign from their government before taking up an assignment with UNICEF. UNICEF reserves the right to withdraw an offer of appointment, without compensation, if a visa or medical clearance is not obtained, or necessary inoculation requirements are not met, within a reasonable period for any reason.

UNICEF does not charge any fee during any stage of the recruitment process.

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