Request for Proposal Vanuatu WASH Estimation Tool Creation
UNICEF works in 190 countries and territories to protect the rights of every child. UNICEF has spent 70 years working to improve the lives of children and their families. Defending children's rights throughout their lives requires a global presence, aiming to produce results and understand their effects. UNICEF believes all children have a right to survive, thrive and fulfil their potential – to the benefit of a better world.
The UNICEF Pacific WASH programme focuses on five main areas of work: (1) Strengthening data, policies, planning capacities and budget allocation for WASH; (2) Enhancing the ability of individuals to change or adopt hygiene behaviours; (3) Strengthening the capacities of communities, schools and healthcare providers to ensure operation and maintenance of water and sanitation facilities; (4) Improving standards and advocating for increased budgets to support quality infrastructure and proper maintenance, as well as monitoring; (5) Strengthening capacities of governments to plan for, adapt to, and recover from the effects of hazards and disasters, as well as longer term climate changes that are impacting on water availability and WASH services.
As part of UNICEF efforts under focus area three in Vanuatu, UNICEF is supporting the Ministry of Education (MoET), the Ministry of Health (MoH) and Department of Water Resources (DoWR) to improve community, school and healthcare water and sanitation facilities. UNICEF will combine financial support from NZ MFAT with its own funding to hire an institution to develop a cost estimation tool that includes cost estimations and bills of quantity for basic WASH improvements.