Papua New Guinea nationals: WASH in Schools-Education in Emergencies Consultant

United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF)

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UNICEF works in 190 countries and territories to protect the rights of every child. UNICEF has spent 70 years working to improve the lives of children and their families. Defending children’s rights throughout their lives requires a global presence, aiming to produce results and understand their effects. UNICEF believes all children have a right to survive, thrive, and fulfill their potential – to the benefit of a better world. 

For every child, Education.

With over 850 indigenous languages and one of the most ethnically diverse populations, widespread poverty, and gender inequality make it hard for many children to realize their rights. In Papua New Guinea (PNG), UNICEF’s works effectively both ‘upstream’ (with governments) and ‘downstream’ (at the grassroots level) to carry out its mission through a programme of cooperation jointly developed with the government guides our work in the country.

How can you make a difference? 

Under the guidance of  Chiefs of WASH and Education, the consultant is to support and oversee UNICEF activities and interventions in the National Capital District (NCD), Lae Urban (Morobe Province), Madang Urban (Madang Province), North Fly (Western Province), Telefomin (Sandaun Province) and North, Central and South Bougainville (Autonomous Region of Bougainville – ARoB) ensuring WASH in Schools institutional contracts and partnerships construction and rehabilitation work is completed in line with the agreed design and specifications. This position will verify and certify the construction and rehabilitation works in close coordination with the National Department of Education (NDoE), National Department of Health (NDoH), as well as Provincial and District Authorities.

The consultant will work closely with implementing partners and Government counterparts on monitoring and quality control of construction works to ensure that all the construction and rehabilitation activities are completed on time, certified and handed over to the institutions and communities. S/he will provide technical advice and support to the institutional contractors, implementing partners, national and provincial counterparts on WASH in Schools construction and rehabilitation in line with the WASH national standards for handwashing.

As a champion for every child, you will have… 

  • A completed university degree in Civil Engineering, Building Construction, or Architecture is required. Further studies in related fields are an asset.
  • Minimum three years of relevant professional experience in construction with a focus on construction and project management plus capacity building, supervision, training/mentoring, communication, programme monitoring and evaluation.
  • Previous work experience in UN agencies will be an asset.
  • Languages: Fluency in written and spoken English required
  • Computer literacy in Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.

For every Child, you demonstrate…our core values of Commitment, Respect, Integrity, Trust, and Accountability. 

This position is a short-term consultancy project and doesn’t give rise to a long-term permanent post with the organization. For full Terms of Reference, you may email [email protected].

Applicants are required to include in their applications a financial proposal which includes a lumpsum amount for consultancy fees, local transportation and other miscellaneous costs. Breakdown or details of the fee will be much appreciated.

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.

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.

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.

UNICEF does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process (application, interview meeting, processing, or training). 

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

Opening Date Fri Aug 14 2020 07:30:00 GMT-0400 (Eastern Daylight Time) West Pacific Standard Time
Closing Date Wed Aug 26 2020 21:55:00 GMT-0400 (Eastern Daylight Time





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