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, Survival!
How can you make a difference?
Review re-design of WASH Facilities Specifically Gravity Fed Water Supply System (GFS) and drilling boreholes with reticulation (41 HCF under DFID WES Programme and others in pipeline for COVID-19 response).
Construction Management of 41 HCF under DFID WES Programme and others in pipeline for COVID-19 response.
To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have…
An advanced university degree in Civil, Engineering or a relevant technical discipline related to design/construction of Water Supply Systems from a recognized University/Institution.
*A first University Degree in a relevant field combined with 2 additional years of professional experience may be accepted in lieu of an Advanced University Degree.
A minimum of two years of relevant professional experience in monitoring and supervision of water infrastructure including design of GFS and WASH construction management;
Experience working with optimization of design or water management capacity building in Rural or large-scale systems;
Experience with quality assurance and site monitoring for civil engineering projects, including review of change orders, inspection of works, and reporting discrepancies
Experience in contract administration
Knowledge of WASH in humanitarian situation will be an asset
Strong communication skills and flexibility working with various government stakeholders;
Previous work experience with UNICEF or other international organization working in WASH Sector in developing countries is an asset.
Computer skills, including internet navigation and various office applications, including knowledge of AutoCAD and MIS/GIS applications.
The consultant will prepare and present weekly progress update (Friday one pager) and monthly progress reports against agreed targets at the end of each month and final report at the end of contract to the supervisor.
Condition of work
The consultant will be based in Freetown, Sierra Leone. UNICEF will provide transportation for official travel while traveling within the country from the base. 2/3 of the time, the Consultant will be involved in field monitoring.
Completion of mandatory courses: BSAFE, Ethics and Integrity, PSEA and PSHA. The link will be shared with the recommended candidate once approval is received.
Duration of Consultancy
1 July 2020 to 31st January 2021 (7 Months)
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 Sat Jun 13 2020 05:00:00 GMT-0400 (Eastern Daylight Time) Greenwich Standard Time
Closing Date Wed Jun 17 2020 19:55:00 GMT-0400 (Eastern Daylight Time