Consultancy: Development of WASH Climate Resilience Case Studies in 5 Countries and WASH Climate Resilient 4 Star-Approach in East Asia Pacific Region

United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF)

Bangkok, , TH

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 fulfilling 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, a better future

UNICEF works to ensure the rights of all children in the East Asia and Pacific Region.  This means the rights of every child living in this country, irrespective of their nationality, gender, religion or ethnicity, to:

  • survival – to basic healthcare, peace and security;
  • development – to a good education, a loving home and adequate nutrition;
  • protection – from abuse, neglect, trafficking, child labour and other forms of exploitation; and
  • participation – to express opinions, be listened to and take part in making any decisions that affect them

 

How can you make a difference?

UNICEF has developed a global framework for Climate and resilience which constitutes the fundamental tool of UNICEF WASH programming in Climate Change works. At the global level, UNICEF in collaboration with the Global Water Partnerships (GWP) has developed the strategic Framework for WASH Climate Resilient Development. Applying the framework will help reduce the likelihood that girls, boys and families feel the effects of climate change; strengthen the reliability of WASH services and strengthen the capacities of governments and communities to build resilience over time. To understand the situation of the Climate Resilient, WASH in EAST Asia and Pacific Region (EAPRO), in 2019, UNICEF EAPRO has completed the situation assessment on the understanding and implementation of climate resilience framework in WASH in 12 countries in East Asia and Pacific Region. This is a first kind of this study in the region and will serve as a benchmark for national WASH programming and moving forward in the sector. The main objective of the consultancy is to support EAPRO to mainstream the outcome of the knowledge from the assessment and to provide additional evidences with case studies and develop a clear guidance in implementing 4-star approach for climate resilient WASH programming and financing.

For Background, please see attachment.

Download File VA2020-44 Consultancy – Dev. of WASH Climate Resilience Case Studies in 5 Countries and WASH Climate Resilient 4 star approach.pdf

Purpose of Assignment:

The main purpose of this assignment is to undertake the following tasks:

  1. To mainstream the assessment reports of 12 countries based on the Country Assessment Reports and Regional Synthesis Report on “Assessment of climate resilience in WASH in East Asia and Pacific Region: identifying financing options and opportunities for future WASH programming” using UNICEF “WASH Discussion Paper Format” for publication.
  2. To prepare al list 2 case studies [one on water and one on sanitation] of UNICEF and partners’ contribution in the area of climate resilient WASH particularly in five priority countries in East Asia and Pacific region and align them to UNICEF WASH field note format.
  3. To develop further the WASH climate resilience 4 star approaches and its guidance of implementation in country.

End Product:

The key deliverables will include:

  1. 12 Countries assessment reports edited and presented in the WASH discussion Format template) and one regional report edited and presented in WASH Discussion Format template
  2. 10 case studies in total for the 5 countries (2 per country one water and one Sanitation per country) on climate resilient WASH intervention
  3. 4 Star approach for WASH climate resilient guidance,
  4. 4-star Climate resilience WASH approach for Planning, implementation and monitoring guidance.

 

Estimated Duration of Contract:   75 working days over the period of 1 July 2020 – 31 December 2020

 

Official Travel: Country visits will be conducted to improve data CR-WASH case studies. 

 

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

  • Advanced Master’s Degree in WASH (or similar field), Public Health, Social Sciences or Statistics are required.
  • 12 years of experience and demonstrated track record in Climate Change, Natural Resource Management (NRM) and Renewable Energy, governance policy review, climate change financing, WASH situation analysis, project design, monitoring and evaluation including compilation, documentation and publications.
  • Knowledge of Climate resilience and adaptation in WASH programmes and WASH sector in EAPRO desirable.
  • Good writing and analytical skills in English are required.
  • Ability to work independently and able to meet deadlines.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.

 

Interested candidates are requested to submit CV or P-11, full contact information of minimum 3 references, availability, and proposed daily professional fee in USD by 23 June 2020.

Download File FORM P11.doc

 

For every Child, you demonstrate…

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

View our competency framework at

http://www.unicef.org/about/employ/files/UNICEF_Competencies.pdf

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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.

 

Remarks:

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 Jun 09 2020 22:00:00 GMT-0400 (Eastern Daylight Time) SE Asia Standard Time
Closing Date Tue Jun 23 2020 12:55:00 GMT-0400 (Eastern Daylight Time


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