International consultant for the Green Climate Fund Proposal Development (WASH)

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, early moments matter

UNICEF has been operating in Zimbabwe since 1982. We are a team of passionate professionals committed to the protection and fulfillment of children’s rights. 

The current UNICEF-Government of Zimbabwe Country Programme of Cooperation (2016-2020) aims to support Zimbabwe to sustain and build upon the gains achieved for children during the 2012-2015 Country Programme of Cooperation. The programme focuses on improving the quality of social services, increasing access to services, and helping to build national and sub-national capacities to provide low-cost, high-impact interventions for all children, especially the most vulnerable.

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Consultancy Terms of Reference


Under the supervision of the Chief of WASH, the consultant will be responsible for developing a concept note to be submitted to Green Climate Fund (GCF) in collaboration with Government of Zimbabwe, UNICEF, FAO, and UNESCO. The purpose of this consultancy is to ensure that FAO as accredited entity can submit a well-developed concept note on behalf of GoZ and all collaborating agencies to GCF by mid 2020. 


The Methodology will include but is not limited to:

  1. Desk reviews
  2. Stakeholder engagement
  3. Feasibility assessment
  4. Proposal writing

It is expected that the tasks under this consultancy will require 88 days intermittent inputs over an eight months period.

Consultancy Timeframe

The consultancy is expected to commence by end of March 2020 for intermittent inputs for a maximum of 88 working days within the period March – November 2020.

Consultancy Requirements

The consultant will have proven experience in natural resources management, climate change adaptation and climate financing. The consultant is expected to have a diversity of skills to deal with the multi-sectorial nature of the concept covering agriculture, forestry, energy and water, sanitation and health sectors.

Requirements include the following:

  • Advanced university degree or equivalent experience in Environmental Public Health, Civil Engineering, Hydro(geo)logy, Water Management, Sanitation Engineering, or related field.
  • A technical background and at least 10 years of professional experience in environmental management, natural resources management, and/or water resources management;
  • Specific experience in Project design, management, and monitoring & evaluation of climate change adaptation projects and climate financing (GCF project proposal development experience is a distinct advantage);
  • Good understanding of development issues in Zimbabwe;
  • Ability to work with multi-disciplinary teams, including local and expatriate technical experts;
  • Experience in economic and financial analysis for project viability and budget formulations;
  • Familiarity with technical issues related to adaptation, methods of cost-benefit analysis for adaptation options, identification of multiple benefits of adaptation, including, economic, social and gender related;
  • Strong analytical and writing skills;
  • Excellent communication and networking skills; and
  • Flexibility and ability to operate in different cultural settings and with a variety of stakeholders; culturally and gender sensitive.


  • The selected individual consultant will work under the strategic guidance of the UNICEF Chief of WASH or his designated representative.
  • The consultant is expected to work closely with counterparts at the Government of Zimbabwe, UNICEF, FAO, and UNESCO.

UNICEF will manage the contract with the selected consultant as follows:

  • Manage all contractual aspects with the consultant
  • Provide and facilitate introductions to Government of Zimbabwe, UNICEF, FAO, and UNESCO
  • Provide a first quality review of deliverables presented by the consultant
  • Approving submitted work for payment upon verification that the work meets the Terms of Reference (ToR) and is of satisfactory quality.

Interim deliverables to be presented in printed and/or electronic copy, as per required.

At the end of the consultancy, consultant should submit an archive on electronic copies of all documentation processed.

Competitive market rates will apply and the consultant should submit an all-inclusive fee (lump sum) in his/her proposal.

If interested and available to undertake the consultancy, please submit your application online and attach the required documents including the technical and an all-inclusive financial proposal (detailing professional fees, DSA, airfare etc).

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.
  • Please note that UNICEF does not charge a fee or require personal banking details at any stage of the recruitment process.

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