Ended WASH Cluster Monitoring & Reporting Officer

The Job

WASH Cluster Monitoring & Reporting Officer, NO1, Temporary Appointment (364 days), Sana’a, Yemen

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, Hope

In the 1970s UNICEF established presence in Yemen to respond to the urgent needs of children in the poorest country in the Middle East. In 1991, Yemen ratified the Convention on the Rights of the Child and it was enacted immediately.  Since then the country has been making steady progress for children until it plunged into a brutal conflict in 2015 but even before that, Yemen needed large amounts of humanitarian assistance.

In collaboration with local authorities, non-governmental organizations and community partners, UNICEF is working in all the governorates in Yemen to respond to the needs of children throughout the country with a continuum of services to help children survive and grow to their full potential through the following programmes: Health, Nutrition, Water, Sanitation and Hygiene, Basic Education, and Child protection.

For more on our work in Yemen, please visit our website: https://www.unicef.org/yemen/

 How can you make a difference?

As a WASH Cluster Monitoring & Reporting Officer, and under the supervision of the WASH cluster, you will provide leadership for the information and knowledge management  team, leading the strategy, including assessments, core indicators and tools; you will ensure capacity building and support to the partners to enable use of tools, assessments, monitoring and reporting, as well as quality control; you will lead on building evidence to inform the cluster decision making, including all the work streams relating to the HNO and HRP and you will also provide support to hubs and The Ministry of Water and Environment and guide on approaches to best inform decision making, gap analysis.

To make a difference in the lives of children, you will be responsible for the following key functions:

  • Support all elements of assessment, including the WASH assessment and needs tracking system (WANTs) and secondary data reviews (SDR) and inputs to the HNO and HRP.
  • Respond to Cluster participants’ needs for support, tools, guidance and capacity building on monitoring the response and assessment.
  • Review existing in-country assessment and monitoring tools for collecting, analyzing and reporting activities and resources, and identifying information gaps.
  • Guide and maintain monitoring and reporting databases that consolidate, analyze and report/disseminate information critical to decision making.
  • Support development of Response, Preparedness and contingency plans – including situation and data analysis, consultations and planning.
  • Support MOWE to ensure reporting and monitoring are aligned and at quality standards.
  • Develop and strengthen information management capacity through trainings  (MOWE, partners).
  • Work with REACH and MOWE to develop WASH information Management Systems; for mapping and monitoring of functionality of WASH infrastructure, with a mechanism to ensure regulating & updating
  • Maintain monthly reporting from Cluster participants, including 5Ws.
  • Ensure quality inputs to quarterly reports at inter-agency level, for donors and inter-clusters.
  • Ensure quality inputs to adhoc sitreps, weekly cholera monitoring, IFFR mapping and monitoring
  • Provide leadership and delivery of WASH monitoring and quality assurance frameworks, identifying weakness, gaps and recommending correction actions.
  • Support the estimation of spatial and temporal gaps, overlaps and coverage of activities .
  • Work with inter-cluster, inter-agency and inter-sector (UNICEF) monitoring, reporting officers and information managements to ensure joint analysis and overlays to inform decision making. .
  • Contribute to the core cluster functions

   For more details on the Job Profile, double-click this link ToR-M&R-WASH Cluster.pdf:

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

- A University degree, preferably at an advanced level, in a subject area relevant to information management

- An extensive work experience relevant to this post may be considered as a replacement for formal qualifications.

- A formal training in cluster HPC, information management and assessments is an advantage

- At least 3 years progressively responsible humanitarian work experience with UN and/or NGO, including information/knowledge management, monitoring and assessments in emergency response relevant to the cluster

-  Fluency in Arabic & English is required.

For every Child, you demonstrate…

UNICEF’s core values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust and Accountability and core competencies Builds & Maintains Partnership; Demonstrates Self-Awareness & Ethical Awareness; Drive to Achieve Results for Impact; Innovates and Embraces Change; Manages Ambiguity and Complexity; Thinks and Acts Strategically and Works Collaboratively with Others.

The technical competencies for the post are:

  • Understands key technical issues for the cluster sufficiently well enough to be able to: engage with cluster participants; understand their cluster-specific information management needs.
  • Excellent knowledge of MS Excel or MS Access (e.g. pivot tables and functions); proven technical expertise for managing data capture and storage, for analyzing diverse datasets, and presenting information in understandable tables, charts, graphs and reports; knowledge of establishing and managing basic websites (e.g. UNOCHA’s Humanitarian Response platform); proven skills in using GIS and map-making packages, and in web design and software development are an asset

View our competency framework, click here.

How to Apply

If you meet the above requirement, please apply through the below link no later than 28th Jan. 2021


While UNICEF seeks to recruit the best talent in the Yemeni labor market to be able to deliver the best possible services for the children in Yemen, we would like to make it clear that we never use any third party in any of the recruitment processes for all junior and senior positions advertised. All received applications are treated with high level of transparency and professionalism. Only applicants whose profiles meet the advertised job requirements are considered and only within the announced deadline.

في حين تسعى اليونيسف لإستقطاب أفضل الكوادر في السوق اليمنية لتتمكن من تقديم أفضل خدمة للأطفال في اليمن، تود التنويه إلى أنها لا تستعين بأي شخص أو جهة (قد يقدم نفسهـ/ـا) كوسيط أو طرف ثالث في أي من عمليات التوظيف وفيما يخص جميع الوظائف، باستثناء الإعلان عبر وسائل الإعلام والمواقع الإليكترونية. إن اليونيسف، منظمة الطفولة، تعمل بمستوى عال من الشفافية والمهنية. ولا يتم التواصل إلا مع المتقدمين الذين توافقت مؤهلاتهم وخبراتهم مع الوظائف المعلن عنها والتي تقدموا لها في الموعد المعلن.

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.  Female candidates are especially encouraged to apply. Please see entitlements for females by double-clicking this link:  Female Entitlements Edited2.jpg

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, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks, and will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles.

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

  • Employer: UNICEF
  • Category: Engineering
  • Location: Sana'a
  • Posted on: 23 January 2021
  • Deadline: 28 January 2021