UNICEF WASH Knowledge Management Consultant FSM

United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF)

Pohnpei, Federated States of Micronesia 🇫🇲

Ponapė, Federated States of Micronesia 🇫🇲

Job no: 550536
Contract type: Consultancy
Duty Station: Pohnpei (Ponape)
Level: Consultancy
Location: Fiji/Pacific Island Countries
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, sustenance 

Poor WASH or no safe drinking water, open defecation and poor hygiene habits have adverse negative impacts on children’s health, education and development. These impacts fall disproportionately on girls and women. The major causes of hospital admission in FSM are foodborne and waterborne diseases1. WASH interventions can prevent incidence of diarrhea and other water borne diseases that prevent children from being healthy and continuing their education. During COVID-19 Pandemic, WASH is central in preventing future waves of infection at households, schools, and health care facilities.

In the North Pacific (Palau, RMI, and FSM), UNICEF is supporting government effort in ensuring community access to WASH services in community, schools, and health care facilities. There are significant number of data, information, and human-interest stories materials generated through this ongoing WASH support to Governments. 

How can you make a difference?

The WASH Programme in FSM is seeking to hire a National Consultant with WASH Knowledge Management to produce high quality WASH knowledge products that could be used for resource mobilization, building networks, and advocacy work.Scope of Work: Assists in WASH data collection, analysis, production of knowledge products, compiling of WASH products, ensure regular sharing / dissemination including necessary inputs and updates of human-interest stories, pictures for donor and other reports, and management of WASH information in the UNICEF North Pacific FO share point. The WASH knowledge management consultant will support three countries in the North Pacific: FSM, Palau, and RMI and their main responsibilities and tasks are; 1. WASH Data Collection: Ensure that WASH data are available for UNICEF planning, programming and advocacy.• Support partners in WASH data collection. This includes collection of primary and secondary WASH data.• Compiling all WASH related data from various partners such as Department of Health and Social Services, Department of Education, Department of Environment and Disaster Management, Environmental Protection Agencies, College of Micronesia, Micronesia Red Cross, and other relevant partners.• Undertake data review and quality assurance.• Support WASH specialist in updating UNICEF WASH situation analysis, RAM, and SMQ. 2. WASH data analysis and production of WASH knowledge products: Ensure that WASH knowledge products are developed and shared with development partners.• Support WASH specialist in data analysis, quality assurance, and development of WASH knowledge products. (e.g. briefing notes, field notes, fact sheets, PowerPoint, images, etc.).that covers WASH in households, schools, and health care facilities.• Support the production of WASH human interest stories and materials for UNICEF social media (e.g. written stories, images, video, web pages, social media etc.) that meet the country and UNICEF (branding) standards.• Assist in coordinating appropriate audience research, on line survey/data collection, and collecting user feedback.• Undertake lessons learned review of successful and unsuccessful WASH experiences as directed by supervisor. 3. Other office duties: FSM FO activities are implemented and supported.• Help organize and generate public support for special events and activities to promote country programme goals such as celebration of WASH global days and other key events.• Maintain and update partner contact lists/database for country office. The expected outputs are:• Monthly progress reports (10 reports in 11 months contract duration) and a final report that reflects the progress of the consultant work assignments above;• Updated WASH related data through research and or compilation of secondary information such as WASH in School, WASH in Health Care Facility, Menstrual Hygiene Management, and other related SDG 6 data;• Minimum of 8 WASH knowledge products/human interest stories• Relevant working group minutes of meetings;• A minimum of one (1) WASH social media stories/posts shared to Communication team in Suva each month;• Report on the celebration of WASH global days in FSM such as Global Handwashing Day, World Toilet Day, World Children’s Day, UNICEF anniversary, World Water Day, MHM day, etc. Supervisor: WASH Specialist, P3, Pohnpei, FSM 

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

  • Bachelor Degree in science and or social studies;  a certificate in Associate of Art/Education with 1-year relevant work experience in research and project report writing is also acceptable. Proficiency in Quantitative and Qualitative research;• A minimum of 2 years’ experience in report writing, filing, and data collection;• Fluency in English (verbal and written). and• Previous engagement (direct/indirect) with UNICEF and or UNICEF implementing partner would be an advantage. • in lieu of the 

For every Child, you demonstrate…

UNICEF’s values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, and Accountability (CRITA).

To view our competency framework, please visit here.

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.

This consultancy is open to both FSM Nationals and international citizens residing in FSM 

Advertised: 29 Apr 2022 Fiji Standard Time
Deadline: 15 May 2022 Fiji Standard Time