Myanmar nationals: Individual Contractors (Field Monitors for Water Distribution in Hlaing Tharyar)

United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF)

Myanmar (Burma) 🇲🇲

Job no: 545097
Contract type: Consultancy
Level: Consultancy
Location: Myanmar
Categories: WASH (Water, Sanitation and Hygiene)

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, clean water

As part of Humanitarian response, UNICEF has received formal approval to distribute bottled drinking water to 10,000 households (approximate 50,000 population) mainly comprising vulnerable families including family with children, pregnant women, and breast-feeding mothers.

Drinking water will be distributed by engaging a private water distribution company and with facilitation by partners and community volunteers. Water will be distributed households for 90 days with 40 liters x 2 times per week per household (2 liters per person for 5 members of average household size). The distribution will be supervised by UNICEF’s WASH officers and implementing partners as well.

Considering the daily need for monitoring of daily distribution and reporting, UNICEF has decided hire two field monitors one each for Yae Oke Kan village tract and Ward 20 in Hliang Tharyar Township. These monitors will work under the Supervision of UNICEF WASH in Emergency officer.

Scope of Work:

Ensure regular monitoring of UNICEF supported Water distribution in Hliang Tharyar with one monitor assigned each for Yae Oke Kan and Ward 20:

  1. Carry out independent monitoring and assessment of the quality and quantity of UNICEF’s water distribution, validate the reports submitted by UNICEF implementing partners, and obtain feedback from the service/end users
  2. Compile and submit daily and comprehensive weekly monitoring/assessment reports comprising but not limited to the following:
  • Validation of the facts and figures reported by the IPs in the field and report on key achievements by the IPs during water distribution
  • Documentation and reporting on delivery of UNICEF’s supplies and any identified gaps observed during the field visits (including feedback on access, use, quality,quantity and relevance from end users)
  • Identification of any specific issues/bottlenecks with regard to implementation of UNICEF WASH programs, including the effectiveness of the approach from the view of the end-usesr/beneficiaries.
  • Information about unmet needs of women and children and key emerging issues arising from the field affecting children, adolescents, or women
  1. In addition to the detailed monitoring/assessment report, the field monitors are also expected to contact WASH in Emergency officer phone and email or in person about any issues or gaps in programme activities that need to be urgently addressed.
  2. Liaise daily between volunteers, private distribution company/implementing partners and authorities and submit daily report to the authorities ( such as township GAD (General Administration Department)offices
  3. Support communications team in documenting human interest stories
  4. Regular meetings between Field Monitors and UNICEF staff and IPs for direct feedback/ discussion
  5. A de-brief meeting with the entire monitoring team and UNICEF towards the end of the contract to consolidate experiences and identify progress and main challenges
  6. Any special assignments required by the management with regard to quick assessments, in-depth analysis of specific cases
  7. Field monitors will also be required monitor, document and report security-related incidents and other impediments to delivery of humanitarian response.

Geographic Area:

Yangon, Myanmar 

Duration of the Consultancy:

2.5 months , full-time

How can you make a difference?

The monitor will be responsible for ensuring regular monitoring of water distribution in Hlaing Tharyar, compile daily report including a few good proven distributions in the filed and also systematically obtain feedbacks from service/end users.

Description of Assignment:

Tasks 1:

Field visits to Yee Oke Kan/ Ward 20 in Hlaing Thar Yar to undertake monitoring activities and carry out daily/regular liaison with partners and authorities

Deliverables 1:

Daily Monitoring Report

Tasks 2:

Compile monthly summative report/ end of assignment report and Human Interest Story/ Case Story

Deliverables 2:

Monthly Report

Tasks 3:

Debrief with UNICEF WASH, APC, Supply, PME, staff, etc.

Deliverables 3:

Debriefing meeting presentation and meeting minutes and final report

The detail terms of reference can be found here:  29092021 TOR_ WASH Field Monitors-kn.docx

The Expression of Interest form to complete and include in the application can be found here:  29092021 Expression of Interest_ WASH Field Monitors.doc

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

Education : University degree in one of the disciplines relevant to the following areas: Public health, Civil Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Geology, Hydrology, Sanitation Engineering, or a field relevant to international WASH related development assistance.

Additional training in Health Education or Communication for Development (Programme Communication) is an asset.

Work Experience

At least 5 years of progressively responsible relevant work experience in the UN or other international development organiation, national government or the private sector on WASH related programmes.

Field work and field monitoring experience an asset

Experience on post distribution monitoring and reporting

Liaison with authorities and partners

Background/familiarity with emergency response an asset


Good knowledge both written and oral , of English and Myanmar

For every Child, you demonstrate…

UNICEF’s values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, and Accountability (CRITA) and core competencies in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results.

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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.


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

Individuals engaged under a consultancy or individual contract will not be considered “staff members” under the Staff Regulations and Rules of the United Nations and UNICEF’s policies and procedures, and will not be entitled to benefits provided therein (such as leave entitlements and medical insurance coverage). Their conditions of service will be governed by their contract and the General Conditions of Contracts for the Services of Consultants and Individual Contractors. Consultants and individual contractors are responsible for determining their tax liabilities and for the payment of any taxes and/or duties, in accordance with local or other applicable laws.

Advertised: 05 Oct 2021 Myanmar Standard Time
Deadline: 12 Oct 2021 Myanmar Standard Time