Quality Assurance and Certification of WASH Infrastructure Consultancy

United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF)

Lusaka, , ZM

For every child, Hand washing

The UNICEF Programme of Cooperation with the Government of the Republic of Zambia (GRZ) is designed to address and mitigate the threat of poverty the country’s children face, while responding to the needs with interventions addressing the multiple causative factors.

To find out more about UNICEF’s work in Zambia, please visit https://www.unicef.org/zambia/.

How can you make a difference?

The main purpose of this consultancy is to supervise the quality of water and sanitation infrastructures in communities, schools and health centres.

The main objective is to ensure that the water and sanitation works being carried out with UNICEF support are in line with the best engineering practices. There are two elements to the consultancy to allow that objective to be achieved:

  1. To provide expert advice and assistance including for technical assessments for civil works as well as equipment (e.g. chlorinators, pumps, pipes, water tanks) and preparation of BoQ for water and sanitation infrastructure; and
  2. To ensure that the construction works adhere to quality standards, designs, BoQs and specifications through regular supervision of construction work and reporting back to UNICEF on progress and challenges.

Please see Detailed TOR for more information on the tasks and deliverables, here Download File TOR – Quality Assurance and Certification of WASH Infrastructure.pdf

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

  • A Master’s degree in civil engineering, geology, hydrogeology, groundwater engineering or a related field;
  • At least eight years’ relevant experience including in design/supervision of water and sanitation infrastructure including piped water supply, boreholes and sanitation infrastructure;
  • Strong communication skills in English (spoken and written);
  • Proven ability to work effectively in cross-cultural and multi-cultural settings and teams, and to deliver high-quality results within expected time frames; and
  • Experience of working in African countries, especially in Zambia.

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.

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.

Opening Date Tue May 19 2020 03:00:00 GMT-0400 (Eastern Daylight Time) South Africa Standard Time
Closing Date Mon May 25 2020 17:55:00 GMT-0400 (Eastern Daylight Time)