International Consultant (WASH in Schools)

United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF)
Position Type: 
Organization Type: 
International Organization
Experience Level: 
Mid-Level (5-7 Years)
Degree Required: 
Advanced Degree (Master's or JD)


Please note: this job post has expired! To the best of our knowledge, this job is no longer available and this page remains here for archival purposes only.

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

Water, sanitation and hygiene issues in Pohnpei State

The state of Pohnpei includes the main, high island of Pohnpei and the low outer-islands of Pingelap, Mokil, Ant, Pakin, Ngatik, Nukuoro, Oroluk, and Kapingamarangi. Pohnpei is the largest (334 km^2) and most populous (34,000 people) island in the FSM. The growing population compounded by the unregulated WASH practices has contributed to unsanitary water conditions which pose serious health risks to the islanders. In 2000, a cholera outbreak resulted in several deaths and hundreds of cases of severe illness.

Recognising the impact of poor WASH on the health, education and development of children, especially on girls empowerment, UNICEF Pacific recruited a consultant from January 2019 to work with the government of the Federated States of Micronesia to advance WASH in Schools (WinS) in the states of Pohnpe and Kosrae in collaboration with national and local governments, faith based organizations, local partners and children and their communities. UNICEF will provide support in the form of technical assistance of a consultant.

How can you make a difference?

To maintain the momentum and scale up WASH in Schools gains to date and to leverage the interest of the Department of Education, Department of Health and the Environmental Protection Agency. This will allow the consultant to start key activities around raising the profile of WASH in Schools in FSM via the small scalable WINS models in Pohnpei and Kosrae States; capacity building, improving knowledge and data on WASH through field stories and data collection and support the mainstreaming of climate change aspects throughout the work. 

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

  • Qualifications
    • Masters Degree in one of the disciplines relevant to the following areas with 5 years relevant experience.
    • Additional training in Water, Sanitation and Hygiene and Emergencies is considered an asset.


    • Minimum of five years progressively responsible experience in WASH, project implementation, monitoring and supervision and evaluation or related field.
    • Experience in community mobilization; intersectoral collaboration
    • Experience working with UN, Government and NGO partners is desirable including faith based an traditional leaders.
    • Experience working in the WASH in Schools in Island Context is desirable.


    • Fluency in English required.

For every Child, you demonstrate…

UNICEF’s core values of Commitment, Diversity and Integrity and core competencies in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results.

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.