Consultancy: Hygiene, WASH in Health Care Facilities and Emergency Preparedness (EAPRO)

United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF)

Job no: 547655
Contract type: Consultancy
Level: Consultancy
Location: Cambodia, China, Malaysia, Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, Fiji/Pacific Island Countries, Indonesia, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Mongolia, Myanmar, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Thailand, Timor-Leste, Viet Nam
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 fulfilling 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, a better future

UNICEF works to ensure the rights of all children in the East Asia and Pacific Region.  This means the rights of every child living in this country, irrespective of their nationality, gender, religion or ethnicity, to:

  • survival – to basic healthcare, peace and security;
  • development – to a good education, a loving home and adequate nutrition;
  • protection – from abuse, neglect, trafficking, child labour and other forms of exploitation; and
  • participation – to express opinions, be listened to and take part in making any decisions that affect them

How can you make a difference?

The WASH Section, UNICEF East Asia and Pacific Regional Office (EAPRO) is seeking a Consultant to support the analysis and technical advisory:

  1. WASH in Healthcare Facilities (HCF)
  • Track regional status of progress on Eight Practical Steps for WASH in HCF in EAP countries, in consultation with health colleagues.
  • Document and facilitate the sharing of good practices on hand hygiene
  • Support country offices in the implementation of the revised (forthcoming) WASH Facilities Implementation Tool upon request
  1. Hand Hygiene for All
  • Propose and coordinate with core partners on shared objectives and opportunities to advance hand hygiene programmes and advocacy
  • Upon request, provide technical review and support of country office documents such as market assessments and country roadmaps and policies on hand hygiene
  • Document and facilitate the sharing of good practices on hand hygiene
  • Support preparations for Global Handwashing Day and/or other key advocacy events
  • Develop proposals and document innovations in monitoring and service delivery
  1. WASH emergency preparedness
  • Prepare and update regional risk assessment
  • Prepare quarterly updates on regional preparedness status and assist country offices where preparedness status is low.
  • Prepare regional response playbooks for different types of common emergencies in the region.
  • Support the WASH Specialist in the preparation and delivery of WASH in Emergencies trainings, in consultation with regional emergency colleagues.
  • Support the WASH Specialist in the coordination of the Regional WASH Humanitarian Coordination Platform, in consultation with IFRC.
  • Make recommendations to strengthen the use of cash and markets for WASH emergency response.
  • Provide technical assistance to country offices on response to the ongoing crisis in Myanmar
  • Develop partnership proposals for regional and country-level preparedness

Work Assignment: Please find attached Download File Work Assignment – Hygiene, WASH in Health Care Facilities and Emergency Preparedness Consultant.pdf

End Product(s):

  1. WASH in Healthcare Facilities (HCF)
  • Quarterly update of progress on Eight Practical Steps for WASH in HCF in EAP countries
  • Documentation of use of WASH Facilities Implementation Tool
  • One case study on WASH in HCF
  • Report on technical assistance provided
  1. Hand Hygiene for All
  • Quarterly update of regional progress on the objectives of Hand Hygiene for All 
  • Final event report for Global Handwashing Day and/or other key advocacy events
  • One case study on hand hygiene
  • 2 proposals for innovations or partnerships
  1. WASH emergency preparedness
  • Prepare quarterly updates on regional preparedness status
  • Prepare regional response playbooks for different types of common emergencies in the region.
  • WASH in Emergencies trainings report 
  • Regional WASH Humanitarian Coordination Platform meeting minutes and information platform updated
  • Report on technical assistance provided
  • 2 partnership proposals

Duration of Contract:  11.5 months (1 February 2022 – 15 January 2023)

Working Location and Work Schedule: The consultant will work remotely in his/her own premises, when in Bangkok and working from EAPRO could be explored depending on public health guidance. The consultant will regularly report to the supervisor and be expected to perform the above work assignments under full-time arrangement for 11.5 months period based on agreed work plan with the supervisor of contract.  All office supplies and materials will be provided by the Consultant.

Official Travel Involved: Depending on the public health situation, the consultant may be requested to travel to Bangkok and EAP countries for technical support.

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

  • Advanced University Degree in Public Health, Engineering, Humanitarian Response, Social Science or related disciplines.
  • Minimum 8 years of progressively responsible relevant experience in the field of WASH with experience in emergencies, hand hygiene and WASH in Health care facilities.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills, including experience in cross-cultural environment and international settings.
  • Familiarity and relevant work experience in the East Asia and Pacific region is an asset.
  • Proven ability for accuracy under pressure and adherence to deadlines.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently, take initiative and innovate.
  • Experience in humanitarian coordination is an advantage.
  • Fluency in English is necessary. Knowledge of any other languages spoken in the region would also be an advantage.
  • Located in East Asia and Pacific region or willingness to be based in Bangkok, Thailand, is an advantage.


Interested candidates are requested to submit CV or P-11, full contact information of minimum 3 references, availability, and proposed daily professional fee in USD by 20 January 2022.

 FORM P11.doc 

For every Child, you demonstrate…

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

View our competency framework at

http://www.unicef.org/about/employ/files/UNICEF_Competencies.pdf

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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.

Remarks:

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.

UNICEF is committed to promote the protection and safeguarding of all children.

Advertised: 14 Jan 2022 SE Asia Standard Time
Deadline: 20 Jan 2022 SE Asia Standard Time

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