Egypt nationals: Field coordinator for WASH

United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF)

Cairo, Egypt 🇪🇬

Job no: 560095
Contract type: Consultant
Duty Station: Cairo
Level: Consultancy
Location: Egypt
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 fulfill 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, Care.

How can you make a difference? 

Objective:

This assignment has various objectives as follows:

  • To monitor and provide the technical support to ensure the continuity of the successful public awareness programs for WASH and climate change in 300 schools in Aswan, Luxor and Qena. Consultant will collect the required data and documentation required for the project documentation.
  • To improve the capacity of the staff of the revolving funds units in 3 water companies (Aswan, Luxor and Qena) to manage and sustain the revolving fund scheme for the household’s water and sewage connections.
  • To monitor the improvement of WASH facilities in Primary health units, providing technical support for the improvement works and providing the required coordination between the health directorate and the water company in Aswan, Luxor and Qena. This will include monitoring and provide technical support to the installation of solar panel in the selected PHUs.

Methodology:

Duties will entail regular monitoring, follow-up, and supervision of field activities, as per the below mentioned activities. The activities that are described relate to those activities as included in the 2023-2024 Annual Work Plan, and are specific to the WASH in HCFs, School Sanitation Project and Holding Company for Water and Wastewater system strengthen. The time allocation in percentage as per the required assignment are as follows:

  • 60% technical activities: monitoring/field visits to health units and schools and the served communities
  • 20% coordination activities as mentioned above 
  • 20% reporting, updating data and attending meetings

The consultant will ensure day-to-day implementation and monitoring in the field, through the following actions:

  • Holding regular coordination meetings with Water Companies, MoETE and MoHP staff at the governorates level.
  • Providing training to water companies staff on the management of revolving fund, evidence-based planning, monitoring, and the use of data in decision making.
  • Regular monitoring, follow-up, and supervision of field activities, as per the below mentioned activities.
  • Using new technology and social media (including WhatsApp) to engage with the population to disseminate WASH messages and to promote the adoption of improved behaviours.

ACTIVITIES, DELIVERABLES AND TIMELINES, PLUS BUDGET PER DELIVERABLE

The following core activities should be conducted by the consultant:

Coordination activities:

Coordination with local counterparts namely governorate water companies, health directorate and education directorate to implement relevant project components as the installation of household’s water and sanitation connections, assessment/rehabilitation of the WASH facilities in PHUs and schools by the water companies.

Closely coordinate on school level with school management, schoolteachers, as well school children (through their committees) during project implementation, particularly in following up on action plans, as developed by teachers to implement proposed awareness activities within the schools.

Follow Up and monitor the development of the construction of the targeted Primary Health Care Unit solar system.

Follow up and coordinate with the counterparts to maintain proper financial documents as per HACT guidelines.

Technical activities:

The filed coordinate will be providing technical support to:

  • Carry participatory rapid assessment study for the water company revolving fund units
  • Conduct capacity building workshops for the staff members of the revolving fund units in water companies.
  • Establish technical guidance on performance and results monitoring indicators as well as on reporting for revolving funds.
  • Follow-up and monitor the progress of the project activities supported by the project in the targeted PHUs and schools (no. of schools and health units rehabilitated) and providing recommendations on implementation issues. In addition, to providing technical support and guidance on the monitoring of the various project component by the Water Company, MoHP and MoETE at the governorate, district and school/PHUs levels.
  • Assist in exploring mechanisms of reaching the surrounding communities with activities related to water, sanitation, hygiene, and nutrition issues, through the schools, including surveying existing NGO/CDA capacities
  • Follow-up and monitor the implementation of the project component related to community service
  • Providing technical expertise training/coaching MoETE stakeholders
  • Provide technical support to the assessment of the WASH facilities in the targeted schools. in Aswan, Luxor and Qena
  • Follow up, monitor, and provide technical support to the implementation of school activities for and by school children
  • Facilitating and ensuring that cash assistance is spent as per the appropriate budget agreements/arrangements, and that liquidations are completed within a reasonable time frame.
  • Keep track of the progress of installing solar systems in the Primary Health Care Units.

Attend Regular Meetings:

  • Attending coordination and governorate level committees’ meetings to follow-up on project progress
  • Attending meetings at UNICEF Cairo, as needed
  • Data Management
  • Collecting, maintaining, and updating project data on all project interventions
  • Preparing progress reports specifying achievements on all project components
DELIVERABLESPAYMENT (%)
Training reports for the water companies staff capacity building program. During the TOT, 20 staff members from each water companies’ staff and MoETE middle management (total of 80 trainees) will be trained.11%
Training reports for the teachers training conducted by water company’s staff. This training program will be organized to 600 selected teachers from 300 schools.12%
Schools’ awareness component first progress report indicating; updates on the implementation of school activities for and by school children, no. of children engaged and documentation of children activities. This task will cover 300 schools in 3 governorates.10%
Revolving Fund first progress report indicating; achievements which include (No. of installed households’ connections, detailed repayments rates and Details of fund available (unused fund))11%
List of PHU with improved WASH facilities indicating details of works conducted in each unit including installation of the solar system in 50 PHCU in Aswan, Luxor and Qena.15%
Schools’ awareness component second progress report indicating; updates on the implementation of school activities for and by school children, no. of children engaged and documentation of children activities. This task will cover 300 schools in 3 governorates.13%
Revolving Fund second progress report indicating; achievements which include (No. of installed households’ connections, detailed repayments rates and Details of fund available (unused fund))10%
Progress report on the technical support provided to the climate change resilience and adaptation awareness program conducted for school children8%
Assignment final report indicating; updates on the implementation of school activities for and by school children, revolving fund achievements which include (No. of installed households’ connections, detailed repayments rates and Details of fund available (unused fund)). This report will also include the achievement of the WASH in health care facilities.10%
Total100%

CONDITIONS OF WORK:

Under the supervision of the UNICEF WASH officer, the consultant is required to implement all the activities agreed and submit all deliverables on time and with quality. The WASH officer is responsible for ensuring that the entire process adheres to the organizational quality and ethical standards. The supervisor ensure that the consultant has access to all necessary documents.

This assignment is field based requiring presence in the field, in the assigned governorates. Reporting and documentation can be done remotely, as per the schedule agreed with the supervisor. The consultant will be based in one of the three Upper-Egypt targeted governorates (Aswan, Luxor and Qena) with frequent travel to the other two governorates.

Payments will be processed upon submitting an accepted deliverable as pers the TOR schedule.

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

-Bachelor’s degree in social science or relevant field

-Not Less than five years’ experience in field coordination in rural/urban areas, in addition to Technical competence, specific previous experience on WASH and knowledge in the field of potable water supply and sanitation systems and technologies in schools and health facilities in urban and rural Egypt.

-Previous experience showing good training skills and good report writing skills

-Fluent in written and spoken Arabic and ability to comprehend and communicate in basic English

For every Child, you demonstrate… 

UNICEF’s values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, Accountability, and Sustainability (CRITAS). 

To view our competency framework, please visit  here

UNICEF is here to serve the world’s most disadvantaged children and our global workforce must reflect the diversity of those children. The UNICEF family is committed to include everyone, irrespective of their race/ethnicity, age, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, nationality, socio-economic background, or any other personal characteristic.

UNICEF offers reasonable accommodation for consultants/individual contractors with disabilities. This may include, for example, accessible software, travel assistance for missions or personal attendants. We encourage you to disclose your disability during your application in case you need reasonable accommodation during the selection process and afterwards in your assignment. 

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. 

Remarks:  

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. 

The selected candidate is solely responsible to ensure that the visa (applicable) and health insurance required to perform the duties of the contract are valid for the entire period of the contract. Selected candidates are subject to confirmation of fully-vaccinated status against SARS-CoV-2 (Covid-19) with a World Health Organization (WHO)-endorsed vaccine, which must be met prior to taking up the assignment. It does not apply to consultants who will work remotely and are not expected to work on or visit UNICEF premises, programme delivery locations or directly interact with communities UNICEF works with, nor to travel to perform functions for UNICEF for the duration of their consultancy contracts. 

Advertised: 08 Mar 2023 Egypt Standard Time
Deadline: 14 Mar 2023 Egypt Standard Time


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