Individual Contractor to develop WASH 3-year Strategy for North-East Nigeria

United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF)

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Purpose of the Consultancy:

The purpose of the consultancy is to develop a three-year strategy to enable WASH sector actors to respond to the evolving context in a responsive, effective and harmonized manner.

  • Development of a three (3) year WASH response strategy and prioritized action plans and ensuring these are adequately reflected in the overall country strategies and appeals with reference to MoWR for Borno, Adamawa and Yobe states.
  • Designing a roadmap for the collective realization of key issues for improved WASH delivery.
  • Review and compile relevant policies, guidelines, technical standards and relevant commitments that the Government/concerned authorities have defined; and that sectoral response is in line with them.
  • Develop WASH emergency response actions while at the same time considering WASH within early recovery as well as prevention and risk reduction concerns in Government plans.

Expected Deliverables:

  • Work-plan developed based on literature review (home-based)
  • List of key stakeholders to engage, inclusive of WASH actors, government line ministry and complimentary sectors (Health, Education, Nutrition, CCCM, Protection) and framework for engagement completed (home-based)
  • Questionnaire and agenda drafted for key stakeholder interviews and meetings (home-based)
  • Partner and government ministry key informant interviews (Maiduguri/Jere, Ngala, Monguno, Pulka, Damaturu, Yola)
  • Draft strategy including:
    1. Early recovery, protracted crisis and emergency response strategies
    2. Contextualized approaches
    3. Joint or integrated approaches across sectors, where relevant
    4. Measurable indicators to track progress against strategy
    5. Capacity building gaps and ways of addressing gaps
    6. Linkages to State and Federal level Plan
    7. Gaps in technical guidelines
    8. Costed strategic work-plan (home based)
  • Workshop to present draft and solicit comments from all stakeholders (Maiduguri)
  • Final consolidated and endorsed documents developed and designed ready for launch and dissemination- Three (3) year WASH Sector Strategy Z

Qualification, experience and skills required:

  • Advanced University Degree in Water and Sanitation Technical field or Public Health, along with relevant technical knowledge and experience in assessing quality of WASH emergency response etc.
  • At least 5 year’s experience in coordinating and managing WASH programs in an emergency context
  • Previous experience working in UNICEF is highly desirable
  • Language skills: Fluency in English is required
  • Ability to conduct data analyses using Excel or other statistical software (Stata, SPSS, etc.)
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Proven problem-solving skills; to assess situations, identify needs, and respond with recommendations to address identified issues during the assessment
  • Willingness to travel and work in the field in insecure areas.
  • Experience of designing and delivering training on project cycle management.
  • Experience in mainstreaming crosscutting issues-like protection, GBV prevention, PSN and environment
  • Excellent knowledge of the latest tools in the field of information management within social science sector
  • Familiarity with child protection and the systems strengthening approach would be beneficial
  • Experience of working on information management and reporting systems within the public sector
  • Experience of undertaking assessments of management information systems
  • Working knowledge of the local languages is an asset.


60 days from the date of signing of the contract

Working Conditions:

The contractor is expected to spend 20 days in Adamawa, Borno and Yobe states in Nigeria and 40 days home-based. While in Borno, the contractor is expected to travel to deep field locations.


Please submit your all inclusive financial proposal in addition to a detailed technical proposal. Application without these will not be entertained. 

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.


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, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks, and will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles.

Opening Date Fri Mar 06 2020 11:00:00 GMT+0300 (Arabian Standard Time) W. Central Africa Standard Time
Closing Date Sat Mar 21 2020 01:55:00 GMT+0300 (Arabian Standard Time





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