Laos nationals: 2 Consultants for WASH monitoring to be based in a district of Houaphanh and Phongsaly province

United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF)

Vientiane, Laos 🇱🇦

Job no: 565663
Contract type: Consultant
Duty Station: Vientiane
Level: Consultancy
Location: Lao People’s Democratic Republic
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,

UNICEF Laos is seeking two National Consultants for WASH monitoring to be based in a district of Houaphanh and Phongsaly province to support the implementation of school latrines and water supply systems in communities, in schools and in health centers, including monitoring of the WASH software component. The duration of this assignment will be a period of 12 months, starting from 15 October 2023 to 14 October 2024.

Summary of key functions/accountabilities:

The assignment will include the following key tasks for 12 months contract:

  • In consultation with all partners involved in the construction of school WASH facilities, water supply systems and hygiene and sanitation interventions in schools, communities and WASH in Emergency, the consultant will provide input/feedback for successful implementation.
  •  Prepare work plans with timeframe for monitoring of the construction of latrines in primary schools and community water supply systems, including scale up of hygiene and sanitation interventions in the two northern provinces.
  • In close collaboration with the UNICEF Supply Officer, WASH Specialists, Provincial Nam Saat and Provincial Education Unit, provide guidance in preparation of existing technical specifications for bidding documents, Bill of Quantities (BoQ) and ensure the technical quality of the construction documents.
  •  Supervise and monitor at different stages the construction of school latrines, water supply systems including boreholes, gravity fed systems, including construction of Catchment Protection and Rain Water Harvesting and other water sources in respective selected schools to ensure compliance with the design documents, specifications, Bill of Quantities, construction standards (using a checklist), and timely completion.

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

  • Bachelor or Master’s Degree in Environment, Civil Engineering, technical field related to WASH
  • Relevant experience in WASH. Work experience with international organization is an advantage.

Assessment Criteria:

  1. Technical Evaluation (75 Points)
  • Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree in Environment, Civil Engineering or any other technical field related to WASH (15 points)
  • At least 5 years relevant experiences in WASH (40 points)
  • Specific experience in working with local government or NGOs (20 points)
  1. Financial Proposal (maximum of 25 Points)

The maximum number of points shall be allotted to the lowest Financial Proposal that is opened /evaluated and compared among those technically qualified candidates who have attained a minimum 56 points score in the technical evaluation. Other Financial Proposals will receive points in inverse proportion to the lowest price.

The Contract shall be awarded to the candidate obtaining the highest combined technical and financial scores, subject to the satisfactory result of the verification interview.

Submission of applications:

  • Letter of Interest (cover letter)
  • CV or Resume
  • Performance evaluation reports or references of similar consultancy assignments (if available)
  • Financial proposal: All-inclusive lump-sum cost including travel, medical insurance and accommodation cost for this assignment as per work assignment.

Please find attached TOR here:  Terms of Reference – for WASH Nat. consultants based in PSL and HP_SC_SS (002) for VA.pdf

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 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. 

Advertised: 06 Sep 2023 SE Asia Standard Time
Deadline: 19 Sep 2023 SE Asia Standard Time





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