Sudan nationals: National Roster for WASH Consultants

United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF)

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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,

Sudan, surrounded by the Central African Republic, Chad, Egypt, Ethiopia, Eritrea, Libya and South Sudan, positioned next to East, West, South and North Africa, is surrounded by complex conflicts in an unpredictable, volatile and rapidly evolving region. Sudan is by size the third biggest country in Africa, with a diverse population of around 42 million people. Sudan’s children make up half of the total population, and the past two decades have seen their lives significantly improve: fewer girls and boys are dying before their fifth birthday, primary school attendance is increasing, immunization coverage is high and the country remains polio free. Still, millions of children continue to suffer from protracted conflict in Darfur, the Kordofans, and Blue Nile, from seasonal natural disasters, malnutrition and disease outbreaks, and from under-investment in basic social services. More than three million of Sudan’s school aged children are not in the classroom. UNICEF has been in Sudan since 1952 and continues with a presence in 12 of Sudan’s 18 states.

How can you make a difference?

Under the guidance and supervision of the WASH officer/ WASH Specialist, the consultant will support the planning, implementation, supervision, monitoring and reporting of UNICEF supported WASH programme interventions (humanitarian as well as in the developmental context) in the state by working closely with the relevant state government Ministries and Departments and NGO implementing partners.

Specific Tasks

  • Under the guidance of the WASH Officer/Specialist support the implementation of the joint GoS-UNICEF workplan activities to achieve the planned targets for 2020;
  • Support SMoH and the State Water Corporation (SWC) in the endorsement and implementation of State ODF road map and the SDG-6 Plan;
  • Support the WASH Section in conducting assessments/surveys including participation in joint missions, data collection, analysis, and reporting;
  • Undertake field monitoring of WASH interventions in the state/localities covering water supply, sanitation, hygiene and WASH in schools and health centres and recommend corrective measures as required;
  • Assess capacity building needs for WES, SMoH and NGO partners at state and locality level in collaboration with the supervising WASH Officer/Specialist design needed support including the conduct of trainings to build partners’ capacity on water, sanitation and hygiene promotion;
  • Provide technical support to the MoH sanitation unit staff at the locality level to implement the ODF Road map and SDG-6 Plan;  
  • Support the organization and coordination for the consultative and validation workshops in the state such as institutional Capacity assessment, launching of state ODF roadmap etc.
  • Support MoH, SWC/WES & other agencies in the successful application of Community approaches such as CLTS (Community Led Total Sanitation) and CMOM (Community Management of Operation & Maintenance) in the implementation of WASH interventions;
  • In coordination with MoH, WES & existing partners, support cost-effective and techno-economical designs of water supply and sanitation options.
  • Collect and compile on monthly basis the progress of CLTS and water supply implementation in UNICEF supported States and locality through regular communication with PCA partners, SMoH and SWC/WES.
  • Support the Field Office in strengthening WASH sector monitoring by closely following up with the State/Localities in the operationalization of WASH IMS and Rapid-Pro;
  • Support the Field Office in the identification of human-interest stories or voices from the field demonstrating the impact on the vulnerable population. Also identify and draft case studies documenting success/ failure of WASH interventions, as part of learning for the WASH sector;
  • Participate in WASH related meetings, coordination forums, committees, joint assessments and any other meetings as required by the Field office.

Key deliverables

  • Monthly progress reports using agreed reporting format summarizing achievements against the planned activities;
  • Monthly contributions to the WASH Output indicators for the FO;
  • Monthly reporting on the data entered into WASH IMS (as per template);
  • Trip Reports of field visits;
  • Sharing notes on the meetings attended;
  • Draft at least 2 human interest stories in a quarter;
  • Draft at least 1 case study every quarter.

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

    • A University degree in one of the disciplines relevant to the following areas: Public Health, Sanitation and Hygiene, water resources. Advanced degree in one of the mentioned disciplines is an asset
    • Minimum 4 years professional management and implementation experience in the field of water, sanitation and hygiene.
    • Knowledge of the latest developments and technology in low cost water, sanitation, hygiene promotion, and capacity building.
    • Fluency in writing, reading, and speaking English and Arabic.
    • Strong negotiating, communication and advocacy skills.
    • Computer skills, including various office applications.
    • Ability to work and live in difficult environment.

For every Child, you demonstrate…

UNICEF’s values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, and Accountability (CRITA) and core competencies in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results.

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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.

Consultants and Individual contractors are responsible for paying any taxes derived from the earnings received from UNICEF.

Opening Date Tue Feb 25 2020 11:40:00 GMT+0300 (Arabian Standard Time) E. Africa Standard Time
Closing Date Tue Mar 10 2020 23:55:00 GMT+0300 (Arabian Standard Time)





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