Yemen nationals National Professional Officer (WASH) @ Yemen

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Yemen nationals National Professional Officer (WASH) @ Yemen

  • Post Date:March 22, 2021
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Job Description
  • Experience Level: 0-2 Years
  • Degree Required: Bachelor’s (Or Equivalent)
  • Languages Required: Arabic

Grade: NO-B

Contractual Arrangement: Temporary appointment under Staff Rule 420.4

Contract Duration (Years, Months, Days): More than 6 months (subject to availability of funds, performance and the need for the position)

Job Posting: Mar 10, 2021, 9:31:30 AM

Closing Date: Mar 25, 2021, 6:59:00 PM

Primary Location: Yemen

Organization: EM_YEM WHO Representative’s Office, Yemen

Schedule: Full-time

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The mission of WHO’s Health Emergencies Programme (The Programme) is to help countries, and to coordinator international action, to prevent, prepare for, detect, rapidly respond to, and recover from outbreaks and emergencies.


The duty station may change, and duties may be modified, based upon the technical needs of the Programme. Summary of assigned duties:

  • Oversee environmental health activities in WHO’s response to the current crises in Yemen
  • Plan and set priorities for the WHO activities and response during the current and recovery phase in areas related to water, sanitation, solid waste management, vector control and hygiene promotion.
  • Coordinates the activities related to the preparation of technical specifications; communications for arranging supplies of disinfectants, equipment, and material related to water quality and sanitation monitoring and surveillance.
  • Collaborate with national, international agencies and UN agencies concerned to advice on designing, establishing, testing, operating and maintaining a system for drinking water supply quality monitoring.
  • Coordinate EH activities among WHO field offices and provide technical guidance and assistance to the WHO EH field officers.
  • Ensure that maximum efforts are taken place to provide health care facilities with good quality EH services.
  • Coordinate the environmental health surveillance and monitoring activities as well as EH awareness raising efforts.
  • Contribute to conducting required training for MOH staff and WHO partners to build up local competences and facilitate the compliance with the WASH standards for all health activities.
  • Draft required evaluation or situation reports to ensure appropriated communication with OSL lead and all related technical experts.
  • On request represents WHO Yemen office in different meetings, workshops and technical advisory groups with MoH and partners.
  • Perform any other related incident-specific duties, as required by the functional supervisor.



Essential: First university degree in civil engineering, environmental health or other related field from an accredited/recognized institute, with specialization in water and sanitation.

Desirable: Advanced university (Master’s level or above) in public health water, sanitation and hygiene. Degree or training in computer applications in water and sanitation project design and related database systems.


Essential: At least two (2) years of relevant experience, at the national and international levels, in the design and implementation of water and sanitation assessment and/or the design and management of related projects in emergency situations. Experience in developing and promoting collaborative actions with national authorities.

Desirable: Experience or sound knowledge of WHO mandate and goals or in UN organizations/agencies, international institutions, health cluster partners, recognized humanitarian organizations or NGOs.


Demonstrated knowledge of emergency response situations in the field of water and sanitation with proven ability to identify and solve technical problems in difficult circumstances. Excellent analytical and organizational skills, with proven ability to elaborate and implement projects. Excellent interpersonal skills with ability to promote cohesive actions and convince officials with tact and diplomacy. Ability to write in a clear and concise manner, and to present factual information.Knowledge of WHO, the UN System or NGO work in the field of response relief and/or of their practices and procedures as related to the work.

WHO Competencies


Respecting and promoting individual and cultural differences


Building and promoting partnerships across the organization and beyond

Ensuring the effective use of resources

Use of Language Skills

Essential: Expert knowledge of English. Expert knowledge of Arabic.



Remuneration comprises an annual base salary starting at USD 41,349 (subject to mandatory deductions for pension contributions and health insurance, as applicable) and 30 days of annual leave.


  • This vacancy notice may be used to fill other positions at the similar or lower level or on different contractual modality.
  • Only candidates under serious consideration will be contacted.
  • A written test may be used as a form of screening.
  • In the event that your candidature is retained for an interview, you will be required to provide, in advance, a scanned copy of the degree(s)/diploma(s)/certificate(s) required for this position. WHO 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 through the link: Some professional certificates may not appear in the WHED and will require individual review.
  • Any appointment/extension of appointment is subject to WHO Staff Regulations, Staff Rules and Manual.
  • Staff members in other duty stations are encouraged to apply.
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  • WHO’s workforce adheres to the WHO Values Charter and is committed to put the WHO Values into practice.
  • WHO has a smoke-free environment and does not recruit smokers or users of any form of tobacco.
  • This is a National Professional Officer position. Therefore, only applications from nationals of the country where the duty station is located will be accepted. Applicants who are not nationals of this country will not be considered.

Ref: CP060-Jo001