Mozambique nationals: Sanitation Officer (UNICEF) United Nations Volunteers (UNV)
Pemba, Mozambique 🇲🇿
Description of assignment title: Sanitation Officer
Assignment country: Mozambique
Expected start date: 19/09/2022
Sustainable Development Goal: 6. Clean water and sanitation
Volunteer category: National UN Youth Volunteer
DoA reserved for persons with disabilities: No
Host entity: UNICEF
Duration: 12 months
Number of assignments: 1
Duty stations: Pemba
Mission and objectives
The fundamental mission of UNICEF is to promote the rights of every child, everywhere, in everything the organization does — in programs, in advocacy and in operations. The equity strategy, emphasizing the most disadvantaged and excluded children and families, translates this commitment to children’s rights into action. For UNICEF, equity means that all children have an opportunity to survive, develop and reach their full potential, without discrimination, bias or favouritism. To the degree that any child has an unequal chance in life — in its social, political, economic, civic and cultural dimensions — her or his rights are violated. There is growing evidence that investing in the health, education, hygiene/sanitation and protection of a society’s most disadvantaged citizens — addressing inequity — not only will give all children the opportunity to fulfil their potential but also will lead to sustained growth and stability of countries. This is why the focus on equity is so vital. It accelerates progress towards realizing the human rights of all children, which is the universal mandate of UNICEF, as outlined by the Convention on the Rights of the Child, while also supporting the equitable development of nations.
Furthermore, UN Volunteers are required to:
Age: 18 – 26
Nationality: Candidate must be a national or legal resident of the country of assignment.
2 years of experience in civil/sanitary/environmental engineering sociology, public health or related fields
Relevant experience in the domains of water supply, sanitation and hygiene, rural/community development, behavioural change and project management. Experience in humanitarian / emergency WASH programme is considered and asset.
Area(s) of expertise: Education
Driving license: –
English, Level: Working knowledge, Required Portuguese, Level: Fluent, Required
Required education level
Bachelor degree or equivalent in civil/sanitary/environmental engineering sociology, public health
Competencies and values
☒ Adaptability and Flexibility
☒ Building Trust
☒ Commitment and Motivation
☒ Commitment to Continuous Learn
☒ Ethics and Values
☒ Planning and Organizing
☒ Respect for Diversity
☒ Technological Awareness
☒ Working in Teams
Living conditions and remarks
As this is a national UN Volunteer assignment, the UN Volunteer will be responsible for arranging his/her own housing and other living essentials. National UN Volunteers are part of the malicious insurance plan.
Based in Pemba, with travel to other districts in Cabo Delgado for monitoring of programme implementation.
United Nations Volunteers is an equal opportunity programme that welcomes applications from qualified professionals. We are committed to achieving diversity in terms of gender, care protected characteristics.
As part of their adherence to the values of UNV, all UN Volunteers commit themselves to combat any form of discrimination, and to promoting respect for human rights and individual dignity, without distinction of a person’s race, sex, gender identity, religion, nationality, ethnic origin, sexual orientation, disability, pregnancy, age, language, social origin or other status.
UNICEF offers reasonable accommodation for UN Volunteers with disabilities. This may include, for example, accessible software, travel assistance for missions or personal attendants. We encourage you to disclose your disability during your application in case you need reasonable accommodation during the recruitment process and afterwards in your assignment.
Note on Covid-19 vaccination requirements In addition to duty station-specific vaccine requirements, appointments are subject to confirmation of fully-vaccinated status against
SARS-CoV-2 (Covid-19) with a World Health Organization (WHO)-endorsed vaccine, which must be met prior to taking up the appointment. It does not apply to UN Volunteers who will work remotely and are not expected to work on or visit UNICEF premises, programme delivery locations or directly interact with communities UNICEF works with, nor to travel to perform functions for UNICEF for the duration of their contracts.
Link to apply: https://app.unv.org/opportunities/1699988541138176