Job Number: 499363 | Vacancy Link
Work Type : Consultancy
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For 70 years, UNICEF has been working on the ground in 190 countries and territories to promote children’s survival, protection and development. The world’s largest provider of vaccines for developing countries, UNICEF supports child health and nutrition, good water and sanitation, quality basic education for all boys and girls, and the protection of children from violence, exploitation, and AIDS. UNICEF is funded entirely by the voluntary contributions of individuals, businesses, foundations and governments.
Background and purpose of the Assignment
Myanmar faces many climatic hazards such as cyclones, floods, landslides and droughts. At the same time poverty and chronic underinvestment in water and sanitation infrastructure make communities extremely vulnerable to the impacts of these hazards as well as future climate change. These conditions directly threaten health, education and livelihoods of children and their families. The Myanmar Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Resilience (WASHR) Programme aims to support the Government of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar to decrease the vulnerability of communities through more climate and disaster resilient WASH infrastructure and increase government capacity to prepare and respond to emergencies in Townships that have an especially high climatic risk.
In collaboration with the Department of Rural Development, the Department of Public Health and local and international NGOs UNICEF will increase access to climate resilient water supplies in Bogale Township in Ayeyarwady Region. This will include construction of new and upgrading of existent community water supply systems in 20 communities, establishing water committees for operation and maintenance, provision of rainwater capture, storage and treatment options to households that are not easily reached by communal water supply systems and the development of water safety plans that include climate hazard assessments. Furthermore, WASH infrastructure in health centres at different levels will be upgraded.
The purpose of this consultancy is to support the WASH team in the Country Office (CO) in the development, planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of the water supply component of the WASHR programme. The consultant will coordinate different actors and provide technical support to the Department of Public Health and the Department for Rural Development at State, District and Township level. Further, the consultant will monitor the progress of the water supply component of the WASHR programme against the agreed upon timeline through Programmatic Visits, contribute to the donor reports and continuously give advice on necessary steps to implement the activities in a timely and high quality manner.
Objectives of the consultancy:
• Assist in developing designs and BoQ, water supply project proposals for implementing partners
• Review progress reports of implementing partners and conduct Programmatic Visits.
• Assist in baseline assessment.
• Provide technical assistance to the implementing partners.
• Monitor progress and quality of activities against agreed upon timeline.
• Under the guidance of the supervisor take the necessary actions to implement the project in a timely and high quality manner.
Assignment Tasks and Deliverables/Duration
1.Support CO with baseline assessment on water quality and access to water in targeted communities and WASH in health facilities (done simultaneously with sanitation baseline).
Cleaned and verified village level water supply baseline data including water quality of sources submitted to CO. 1st month
2. Provide technical assistance in planning, designing and quantity estimate of water supply system to Department of Rural Development .
At least 20 village water supply systems design and BoQ prepared
At least 20 health care facility water supply and sanitation facility design and BoQ prepared 2nd month and 3rd month
3. Support to prepare requisition, transportation and storage of water supply materials and equipment, household rainwater harvesting materials, and other materials as required.
Supervise and monitor end use of supplies.
Updated supply tracking data base.
3rd and 4th month
4. Conduct biweekly field monitoring visits to villages and health facilities.
Monthly progress/monitoring reports including clear recommendations for WASH action, from each field trip submitted. End of every month
5. Support implementing partners in the identification of households and preparing plan for rainwater harvesting, storage and treatment options
Monitor the provision and installation of these supplies.
Eligible household for rainwater harvesting system identified
All targeted households have received and installed rainwater harvesting system 4th months
6. Guide and support to implementing partners for formation of Water User Committees. Ensure each Committee has at least 30% female members.
At least 20 Water User Committees formed 2nd and 3rd months
7. Organize technical training to implementing partners including CSO partners and Water User Committee members for the development of water safety plans.
At least three technical training event organized
All the water systems have developed water safety plans (target -20). 4th, 7th and 8th months
8. Conduct post project inspection/monitoring assessment and support DRD for handing over of water systems to the WUCs.
Conduct post project inspection/monitoring assessment of WASH facilities in health care facilities.
Post project cleaned and verified data submitted to CO.
All village water systems handed over to WUCs. 9th and 10th month
9. Produce final internal report for water supply part and WASH in health care facilities of WASHR programme in Ayeyarwady.
Final internal report with analysis of strength, weaknesses and lessons learned. 10th month
10. Compile and report relevant indicators for donor reporting
Project progress report as per project M&E plan submitted. 4th, 8th and 10th month
11. Develop a strategy for scaling-up disaster resilient water supply in consecutive phases of WASHR.
Written strategy for scaling-up disaster resilient water supply after the current phase of WASHR. 10th month
Qualifications of Successful Candidate
• Advanced university degree in one of the disciplines relevant to the following areas:
Sanitation Engineering, Public Health, Social Science, Civil or Mechanical Engineering or a field relevant to international WASH related development assistance.
• Additional training in CLTS and hygiene promotion, WASH in emergency, WASH in schools and Communication for Development an asset.
• At least three years of relevant professional work experience in WASH
• Knowledge of WASH-related technical guidelines, standards and indicators
• Experience in monitoring and evaluation of WASH interventions
• Fluency in English is required (oral and written)
• Knowledge of Myanmar language(s) is required
Years of relevant experience
Competencies of Successful Candidate
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Interested candidates are required to complete the Expression of Interest Form circulated with the call for proposals, answering the technical questions included and attach the CV to application.
The consultant will be identified by UNICEF based on a competitive selection process, taking into account the candidate’s experience, the quality of the answers produced, and of the lump-sum requested.
If deemed opportune, UNICEF will require a telephone interview with shortlisted candidates.
UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages qualified female and male candidates from all national, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of our organisation.
Opening Date 30 Sep 2016 Myanmar Standard Time
Closing Date 13 Oct 2016 Myanmar Standard Time