WASH in Schools Consultant

Vanuatu 馃嚮馃嚭

Job no: 499379
Work type: Consultancy
Location: Vanuatu
Categories: WASH (Water, Sanitation and Hygiene)

If you are a committed, creative professional and are passionate about making a lasting difference for children, the world’s leading children’s rights organization would like to hear from you.

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.

Scope of Work/ Work Assignments:

In his or her work with DGMWR, MoET and UNICEF, the consultant shall carry out the following activities in support of the following areas of work:

  • WASH in Schools

Provide technical support to the development of UNICEF WASH in Schools programmes 

    1. Conduct baseline assessment of ECCE in Penama
    2. Develop partnership for implementation of ECCE in Schools Penama
    3. Conduct 2 programmatic visits on WinS
    4. Support WASH in Schools stakeholders to complete the online Emory WASH in Schools course.
    5. Contribute to advocacy of WinS through meetings, coordination and mainstreaming (Gender, MHM, children with a disability, WinS in Emergency).
    6. Support development of detailed design for future WinS Programme 
  • WASH Sector Coordination

Provide technical support to the Vanuatu WASH Sector Coordination Group.

    1. Support development of evidence base and use of PHAST and DWSSP, through field monitoring and audits.
    2. Support DGMWR to finalize plumbers training manual, conduct provincial plumbers training in at least 2 provinces and develop a roadmap to be accredited by Vanuatu National Training Council
    3. Conduct capacity building training of DGMWR staff to improve monitoring and regulatory role.
    4. Develop regular WASH briefs and provide input to the DGMWR monthly sectoral update (for internal government and external stakeholder consumption)
    5. Support coordination related aspects during development of the new National Water Policy and equivalent Hygiene and Sanitation roadmaps, with associated consultations 
  • WASH Data and Knowledge Management

Support the establishment of water sector data collection and monitoring system, building on the ongoing water resources inventory.

    1. Support mobile water resources and sanitation related data collection including assistance with coordination, logistics, procurement, planning, data processing and reporting.
    2. Assist DGMWR and partners in analyzing water and sanitation data across available WASH and health databases to inform planning, programs, or projects, and in preparing report and maps using the data.
    3. Prepare a case study on WASH in resilience (DWSSP) or WASH in Schools or Water Utilities Management, as requested/confirmed by the WASH sector coordinator and UNICEF supervisor.
    4. Support DGMWR to use data and graphics in the DGMWR monthly sectoral update (for internal government and external stakeholder consumption)
  • Support Emergency preparedness and response

Support the WASH cluster/WASH Sector Coordination in emergency preparedness and response.

  1. Assist in the development of WASH Cluster/WASH Sector Coordination preparedness documents, including contingency plans, 4W matrix, maps, assessment forms, standards, stocklist and partner mapping.
  2. In the event of an emergency, provide technical support to UNICEF and DGMWR response

Payment Schedule

Payments will be done in accordance with submission of deliverables, certified by the supervisor.

Deliverables/End Products


Expected duration


WASH in Schools


路        Baseline assessment report for ECCE in Penama

4 weeks


路        PCA/contract developed to implement WASH in ECCE in Penama

8 weeks


路        2 x programmatic visit trip reports for WinS

4 weeks


路        Emory WASH in Schools certificate for at least 3 WASH sector stakeholders.

3 weeks


WASH sector coordination


路        2 x programmatic visit trip reports for DWSSP/PHAST

4 weeks


路        Finalized plumbers training manual and roadmap to certification by Vanuatu National Training Council.

3 weeks


路        Capacity building training of DGMWR staff to improve monitoring and regulatory role.

3 weeks


WASH Data and Knowledge Management


路        Final report (including electronic files) detailing support to WASH sector.

5 weeks


路        Final case study on agreed topic.

6 weeks


Support Emergency preparedness and response


Supervisor Name and Type of Supervision that will be provided:

The UNICEF WASH Officer in Vanuatu shall provide overall supervision. The UNICEF WASH Specialist based in Suva, Fiji, shall provide technical guidance. The Chief of Vanuatu Field Office will be responsible for providing oversight and support to the consultant when based at VFO. The consultant shall collaborate closely with the WASH Sector Coordinator and DGMWR as needed.

Consultant’s Work Plan and Official Travel Involved:

The consultant is required to make his/her own return travel arrangements from Place of recruitment-Duty Station-Place of recruitment on the most direct route and economical class. Travel costs will be reimbursed to the consultant upon submission of invoice and travel documents.

All related (internal/external) official travel of the consultancy will be organized by the consultant and costs reimbursed accordingly.

The consultant is also required to organize his or her own visa to the duty station 鈥 UNICEF will provide a support letter to assist with visa approval.

Consultant’s Work Place:

The consultant is expected to work on a full-time basis at UNICEF. The consultant will be provided with a desk at UNICEF, as well as internet access during working hours. A desktop monitor and a phone will be provided at his or her desK

Qualifications or Specialized Knowledge/Experience Required:    


  • Degree in one of the disciplines relevant to the following areas: Civil Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Geology, Hydrology, Sanitation Engineering, or a field relevant to WASH-related development assistance.
  • Additional training in Water, Sanitation and Hygiene and Emergencies is considered an asset


  • Three to five years progressively responsible experience in project implementation, monitoring and supervision and evaluation or related field.
  • Experience in community mobilization.
  • Experience working with UN, Government and NGO partners is desirable.
  • Experience working in the water sector in the Vanuatu is an advantage.


  • Fluency in English required.
  • Knowledge of Bislama / Tok Pisin / Solomon Islands Pijin is an advantage.


  • Knowledge of Water, Sanitation and Hygiene areas of UNICEF’s programme.
  • Technical Knowledge of the theories, principles and methods in the following areas: WASH in schools, water supply project management, monitoring and evaluation, integrated water resource management, water supply and sanitation technologies, and community based water supply and sanitation.
  • To view our competency framework, please click here


Download File EXTERNAL ToR – WASH in Schools Consultant 鈥 Vanuatu.docx

TO APPLY: Interested applicants are to include the following documents in their submission:

  • A cover letter describing how you meet each of the requirements listed above (max. 2 pages)
  • Updated UN Personal History Form (P11)

Download File Personal History Form UN P 11 -UNICEF version.doc

  • Please indicate your ability, availability and daily/monthly rate (in US$) to undertake the terms of reference above (including travel and daily subsistence allowance, if applicable).  Applications submitted without a daily/monthly rate will not be considered.

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.

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