Consultant: Technical Assistance for WASH Policy, Strategy and Funding, UNICEF East Asia and Pacific Regional Office (EAPRO)

United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF)


Job no: 552287
Contract type: Consultancy
Duty Station: Bangkok
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, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Australia, Bahrain, Brunei Darussal, Cook Islands, Hong Kong, Macau, Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Nauru, New Zealand, Niue, Palau, Singapore, Tonga
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 Water, Sanitation & Hygiene (WASH) Section, UNICEF East Asia and Pacific Regional Office (EAPRO) is seeking an individual consultant to provide technical support on policy review, funding strategies, and monitoring and reporting.

UNICEF WASH Strategy 2016 – 2030 highlights the need for key strategic approaches and sector reforms, evidence generation and country reforms support are necessary to achieve the SDGs.

The UNICEF East Asia and Pacific Regional Office Management Plan (ROMP) for 2022-2025 was developed at a pivotal moment for the children of the region, as countries attempt to balance a process of managing the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and vaccine rollout whilst attempting to navigate a pathway to recovery from its economic and social impact. This will require strengthening the enabling environment of policies, strategies, monitoring, financing, capacity and related functions.  

This consultant will support EAPRO to strengthen WASH enabling environment with a focus on policy, sector strategy and monitoring reform and monitoring and evaluation.

Work Assignment:

Main TasksDeliverablesDeadline
Provide high quality support to review national WASH policies and strategies including support to ASEANReview of policies completed and available as summary documentsJune 30 2023
Provide high quality support to review national monitoring systems and plans with a focus on safely managed servicesRecommendations report for national monitoring systemsJune 30 2023
Develop investment cases and proposals to mobilize funding and financing for WASH4 investment cases or proposals publishedFebruary 1 2023
Provide accurate and timely annual reporting for EAPRO through review of CSI data, end of year summary notes, and prepare 2022 annual thematic report in line with HQ guidanceFeedback on CSI and EYSN to country offices 2022 annual thematic report for EAPRO prepared and available onlineFebruary 1 2023  March 1 2023

Work Schedule:

 A work schedule will be developed in the first month of the consultancy based on the above deliverables. Consultant will be expected to invoice monthly based on work completed during that time frame. Consultant will prepare a report at the end of each month on assignments performed during the month, which Supervisor will relate to work schedule and certify.  This certified report will serve as a supporting document to the payment request relating to that month.

End Product(s):

  • Review of policies completed and available as summary documents.
  • Recommendations report for national monitoring systems.
  • 4 investment cases or proposals published.
  • Feedback on CSI and EYSN to country offices.
  • 2022 annual thematic report for EAPRO prepared and available online.

Duration of Contract:  50 working days between 15 November 2022 and 30 June 2023

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

Work Location: The consultant will work remotely and not require any UNICEF office facilities to carry out this assignment. 

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

  • Advanced University degree in Water Engineering, Environmental Sciences, Public Health, Social Sciences or related disciplines. 
  • This consultancy requires at least 20 years of experience in the WASH sector at a senior level working in the areas of policy and strategy and programme management and monitoring. 
  • Experience developing strategies and funding plans for WASH sector organizations, preferably UN.
  • Experience developing and applying tools and methodology of the WHO/UNICEF Joint Monitoring Programme for Water Supply, Sanitation and Hygiene.
  • Experience with UNICEF at country and regional office level including analysing and reporting on COAR, RAM or SMQ data.
  • Experience developing successful proposals for UNICEF WASH programmes.
  • Proven excellent communication skills in English.
  • The consultant must be very familiar with current developments, research, best practices and global policy direction in the sector, especially in financing and engaging the private sector.

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 5 July 2022.

Download File 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.

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.

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

Advertised: 22 Jun 2022 SE Asia Standard Time
Deadline: 05 Jul 2022 SE Asia Standard Time