Wash Cluster Coordinator Vacancy at Unicef

Wash Cluster Coordinator Vacancy at Unicef

The Country Programme of Cooperation between the Government of Mozambique and UNICEF (CPD) for 2022-2026 aims to support Mozambique in accelerating its efforts to achieve the targets of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and meeting its commitment to respect, protect and fulfil the rights of children, in line with the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) and the Core Commitments for Children in Humanitarian Action.

Wash Cluster Coordinator Vacancy at Unicef

According to the UNSDCF, 2022-2026, it aligns with the Government Five-Year Plan 2020-2024, the National Development Strategy 2015-2035, and relevant sector policies and programs.Follow this link for more information on UNICEF Mozambique’s work

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How can you make a difference?

Under the overall direction and guidance of Chief of Emergency and Field Operations (L4) and WASH in Emergency Manager (L4), the WASH Cluster Coordinator will provide leadership and facilitate the processes that will ensure a well-coordinated, strategic, adequate, coherent, and effective response by WASH implementing partners, by ensuring the 6+1 Core Functions of coordination as outlined by IASC. Here is more information about the Cluster Coordinator role at UNICEF.

Summary of key functions/accountabilities

  • Provide predictable, timely, and strategic leadership and representation for the Cluster at the national level and support cluster coordination at the subnational level.

  • To achieve a shared goal based on evidence, she/he must lead a broad range of stakeholders beyond her/his immediate direct reports.

The main tasks and responsibilities associated with this post will include, but not be limited to:

  • Coordinating, representing, and leading

  • An assessment of needs and an analysis of those needs

  • Plan your strategic response

  • Advocacy and mobilization of resources

  • Monitoring and implementation

  • Evaluation and peer review of operational processes

  • Affected populations must be held accountable

  • Capacity building at the national and subnational levels

More information can be found at WASH Cluster Coordinator_National_P3_.pdf.

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

  • An advanced university degree in one of the following fields is required: public health, social sciences, behavior change communication for health and hygiene, or engineering related to WASH. It is beneficial to have additional relevant postgraduate courses that complement/supplement the main degree.

  • Formal qualifications may be replaced by extensive work experience relevant to the position.

  • 5-7 years of experience in WASH-related program planning and management is required. Relevant experience in programme management in WASH-related areas in a UN system organization or agency is an asset.

  • A background in humanitarian coordination is desirable.

  • An advantage is the ability to manage human resources and teams effectively in high-risk/high-stress environments.

  • Experience in multiple country contexts, in multiple geographic regions, including deployment missions with UN, Government or INGO is highly desirable.

  • Development experience is an added advantage, as well as experience in humanitarian contexts.

  • There is a requirement for fluency in both English and Portuguese, Spanish, or another Latin language.

For every Child, you demonstrate…

The UNICEF Core Values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, Accountability and Sustainability (CRITAS) underpin everything we do. Learn more about our Values Charter: UNICEF Values.

UNICEF competencies required for this post are…

Demonstrates self-awareness and ethical awareness (3) Drives impactful outcomes (4) Innovates and embraces change (5) Manages ambiguity and complexity (6) Thinks and acts strategically (7) Collaborates effectively.

In the recruitment process, we test candidates according to a competency framework. Read more about the competency framework: competency framework.

It is UNICEF’s mission to serve the most disadvantaged children in the world, and our global workforce must reflect their diversity. Regardless of race/ethnicity, age, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, nationality, socioeconomic background, or any other personal characteristic, UNICEF strives to include everyone.
As part of our employee benefits package, UNICEF offers paid parental leave, breastfeeding breaks, and reasonable accommodations for people with disabilities. Flexible working arrangements are strongly encouraged by UNICEF.

Among the conduct incompatible with the objectives and aims of the UN and UNICEF is sexual exploitation, abuse, harassment, abuse of authority, and discrimination, which UNICEF has a zero-tolerance policy for. All selected candidates will be subjected to rigorous reference and background checks, and will be expected to follow these standards and principles. UNICEF is dedicated to promoting the protection and safeguarding of all children. During a background check, academic credentials and employment history will be verified. Additional information may be requested from selected candidates in order to conduct a background check.


As part of UNICEF’s commitment to diversity and inclusion, we encourage both male and female candidates to apply.

As part of the international civil service, UNICEF requires mobility of its international professionals.

The selection process will proceed only to shortlisted candidates.

A medical clearance is required for UNICEF appointments. For IP positions, a visa must be obtained from the host country of the duty station, which UNICEF will facilitate. Inoculation requirements (vaccinations), including against SARS-CoV-2 (Covid), are also required.

In order to take up an assignment with UNICEF, government employees must usually resign from their government before applying. If a visa or medical clearance is not obtained within a reasonable period, or necessary inoculation requirements are not met, UNICEF reserves the right to withdraw an offer of employment without compensation.

Closing Date:14 May 2023

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