Indonesia nationals: WASH Consultant

United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF)
Various, Indonesia
Position Type: 
Consultancy
Organization Type: 
International Organization
Experience Level: 
Not Specified
Apply By: 
31 July 2019
14 days remaining

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Title: National Consultant - Call for WASH Consultant (ROSTER) 

Duty Station: Multiple locations with trips as requested by UNICEF

Type of Contract: Individual Consultancy (Special Service Agreement)

Timeframe: The consultant pool will be valid for 1 year with extension after reviewing the utilization of the consultant. 

Estimated start date: Depend on the needs between the period of August 2019 – July 2020 

Interested candidate should indicate their preference (s) on the target sectors as follows: 

  • WASH in Schools
  • WASH in Health Care Facility 
  • Menstrual Hygiene Management 
  • School Health Program 
  • WASH in Community (STBM)
  • WASH Innovative Financing
  • Provincial WASH Institutional Facilitators 
  • WASH in Urban
  • WASH and Climate Change

BACKGROUND

Indonesia is currently on track to reach the SDGs for Open Defecation by 2030 and the country enjoys a relatively high rate of improved water supply and sanitation. Despite this progress, over 25 million people still openly defecate in Indonesia, of which one fifth are in urban areas.  If the more stringent conditions of the SDG targets for WASH (safely managed) are applied rates of access drop dramatically, indicating serious issues with water quality and functionality of both water and sanitation services. In a better performing urban center of Indonesia, findings demonstrated 89% of water sources and 67% of household drinking water to be contaminated with fecal bacteria. Similarly, only 1% of wastewater in Indonesia is treated, suggesting that elimination of open defecation is not enough to ensure public health and safety of water supply.

Furthermore, as one of the most disaster-prone countries in the world, with climate change exacerbating the frequency and impact of these disasters, services and strategies are key in reducing the vulnerability of children and communities disproportionately affected by poor services and unhealthy environments. As disasters are increasingly urban in nature, this requires approaches that transcend urban rural divides to mitigate the impacts on children.

Indonesia is committed to achieving Sustainable Development Goal 6: Ensuring access to water and sanitation for all by 2030. Moving up the service ladder to achieve universal access to sustained services, new approaches are needed ranging from behaviour change and demand creation to eliminate open defecation, to providing access to equitable financing and appropriate technologies for fecal sludge management for safely managed sanitation. Innovations in technology, financing, service provision, including developing monitoring and benchmarking systems are urgently required. Furthermore, strong national systems, effective sector institutions, a firmed accountability framework and strong partnerships with wider stakeholders are crucially needed as a pre-requisite for the long-term sustainability of WASH services.

UNICEF will continue to play a significant role in supporting the government toward achievement of SDGs targets. In line with the Global Strategy for Water, Sanitation and Hygiene 2016-2030, UNICEF will focus on water, sanitation and hygiene in households and institutions, with two overarching objectives, which align with the first two SDG 6 targets: 

  • By 2030, achieve universal and equitable access to safe and affordable drinking water for all; 
  • By 2030, achieve access to adequate and equitable sanitation and hygiene for all and end open defecation, paying special attention to the needs of women and girls and those in vulnerable situations. 

Looking at these opportunities and challenges, UNICEF WASH unit wish to recruit various WASH National Consultant positions.

PURPOSE OF THE ASSIGNMENT

Under the supervision of the WASH Specialist, supported by Chief of WASH, this consultancy work aims to deliver high quality technical support to Government of Indonesia. He/she should provide technical assistance to related ministries in WASH is prioritised and well executed.

Target sector:

  • WASH in Schools
  • WASH in Health Care Facility 
  • Menstrual Hygiene Management 
  • School Health Program 
  • WASH in Community (STBM)
  • WASH Innovative Financing
  • Provincial WASH Institutional Facilitators 
  • WASH in Urban
  • WASH and Climate Change

Auxiliary technical areas:

  • Project Management
  • Coordination/information management
  • Reproductive Health
  • Communication for Development
  • Government development plans and policies sanitation in community including communication for behavior change 
  • Appropriate wastewater management technology, 
  • Gender and diversity awareness.
  • WASH financing, Islam Economic Syariah 
  • Quantitative and qualitative research and publication

Note: for Provincial WASH Institutional Facilitator locations are: Aceh, NTB, NTT, South Sulawesi, Papua, Papua Barat

Potential Beneficiaries: Directorates of line ministries responsible for WASH sectors such as BAPPENAS; Ministry of Health; Ministry of Education and Culture; Ministry of Social Affairs; Ministry of Public Works; Ministry of Religious Affair; Ministry of Home Affair.

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

Target Sector

  • WASH in Schools
  • WASH in Health Care Facility
  • Menstrual Hygiene Management
  • School Health Program
  • WASH in Community (STBM)
  • WASH Innovative Financing

Discipline

  • Public Health, Environment Science, Engineering preferable civil or sanitary Engineering
  • Public Health, Environment Science, Engineering preferable civil or sanitary Engineering
  • Reproductive Health, Adolescent Development, Social Science
  • Communication for Development, Public Health, Reproductive Health, Adolescent Development, Social Science
  • Public Health, Environmental Science, Engineering preferable civil or sanitary Engineering, Communication

For every Child, you demonstrate…

Our core values of Commitment, Diversity and Integrity and core competencies in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results.

UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce and encourages qualified candidates from all backgrounds to apply.

UNICEF has a zero-tolerance policy on conduct that is incompatible with the aims and objectives of the United Nations, including sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination. UNICEF also adheres to strict child safeguarding principles. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks, and will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles.

Closing date:  31 July 2019

Disclaimer: The screening of your application will be conducted based on the information in your profile. Before applying, we strongly suggest that you review your profile to ensure accuracy and completeness. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.