Fixed-Term Appointment: Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Officer, NO-B Level, Ha Noi, Viet Nam (for Vietnamese Nationals), Post # 118475


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.

Please click the below link for further information about UNICEF Viet Nam.

For every child, an inspiration…

The Viet Nam Country Programme for 2022-2026 aims to support the acceleration of child rights realization to ensure that no child is left behind. Equity is at the core of the country programme, which advance the inclusion of the most disadvantaged and marginalized populations, especially ethnic minorities. The Child Survival and Development and Environment programme will shift to a stronger public health approach, with an increased focus on strengthening primary health care, prioritizing results at-scale in nutrition and Water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH). Increased focus will be given to public financing, policy reform, expanded partnerships – including with the private sector, and social norm change in critical priority areas.

The WASH programme aims to align with new areas of work, including privatization, sector financing, public-private partnerships, climate resilience, among others. As development and humanitarian organization, UNICEF is the sector lead on WASH in emergencies and ensures supply provision for life saving support to vulnerable people, particularly children and women. UNICEF WASH program will be at both national and subnational level, while national level will focus on advocacy, policy development, sector coordination, at sub national level, UNICEF will prioritize gender-responsive and climate-resilient service delivery, innovation demonstration and scaling up covering safely managed water and sanitation and promotion of personal hygiene at school and community.

How can you make a difference?

You will be accountable for providing technical, operational, and administrative assistance throughout the WASH programming process by preparing, managing, and implementing a variety of technical and administrative tasks, related to the development, implementation, monitoring, and evaluation of the WASH output results of the country programme including climate resilient and emergency.

This encompasses both direct programmes work with government and civil society partners as well as linkages and support to teams working on education, health, nutrition, environment, child protection and social protection.

Summary of key functions/accountabilities:

– Programme development and planning

– Programme management, monitoring, and delivery of results

– Technical and operational support for programme implementation

– Humanitarian WASH preparedness and response

– Networking and partnership building

– Innovation, knowledge management and capacity building

Full Tasks/Accountabilities as attached Download File Generic JD WASH Officer.pdf

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

– A university degree in one of the following fields is required: Water/sanitary engineering, Economics, Public Policy, Social Sciences, International Relations, Political Science, or another relevant technical field.

– A minimum of two years of relevant professional experience is required.

– Background and/or familiarity with climate resilient WASH and emergency is considered as a strong asset.

– Fluency in English is required. Knowledge of another official UN language (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian or Spanish) is an asset.

For every Child, you demonstrate…

UNICEF’s values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, Accountability and Sustainability (CRITAS).

The UNICEF competencies required for this post are:

– Demonstrates Self Awareness and Ethical Awareness (1)

– Works Collaboratively with others (1)

– Builds and Maintains Partnerships (1)

– Innovates and Embraces Change (1)

– Thinks and Acts Strategically (1)

– Drive to achieve impactful results (1)

– Manages ambiguity and complexity (1)

To view our competency framework, please visit here.

Click here to learn more about UNICEF’s values and competencies.

What we can offer you?  Our staff are offered attractive salary and excellent package of benefits:

Pension benefits: You will become a participant in the United Nations Joint Staff Pension Fund (

Health insurance scheme: You and your eligible dependents will be covered by the UN Medical Insurance Plan (

Professional Development: The encouragement of professional development for all staff is one of UNICEF’s core values and we put this into practice through various services and initiatives. You will have different learning opportunities to strengthen your skills and competencies.

Be part of the United Nations: As an International organization that is part of the United Nations system, you will be considered an International Civil Servant and you will have career opportunities inside and outside the country.

Quality working conditions:

– The workplace and working conditions are a huge asset for all UNICEF employees. Our staff are working in the Green One UN House- the first building in Viet Nam to be awarded gold LOTUS certification from the Viet Nam Green Building Council for efficient and environmentally sustainable use of resources and operations.

– 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.

Qualified candidates are kindly requested to apply and upload the following documents to the assigned requisition in UNICEF Vacancies:

  1. Letter of Interest
  2. CV

UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages all candidates, irrespective of gender, nationality, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of the organization.

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 also adheres to strict child safeguarding principles. All selected candidates will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles and will therefore undergo rigorous reference and background checks. 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.


Mobility is a condition of international professional employment with UNICEF and an underlying premise of the international civil service.

UNICEF only considers higher educational qualifications obtained from an institution accredited/recognized in the World Higher Education Database (WHED), a list updated by the International Association of Universities (IAU) / United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). The list can be accessed at

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.

This position is not considered an elevated risk role. However, UNICEF reserves the right to conduct further vetting/assessment within the scope of child safeguarding as appropriate.

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