WASH International Consultant

United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF)

Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan 🇰🇬

Job no: 569922
Contract type: Consultant
Duty Station: Bishkek
Level: Consultancy
Location: Kyrgyzstan
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, care

UNICEF plans to hire an International WASH consultant, who is expected to assist in revision of the National standards on WASH in schools in consideration of gender responsiveness and inclusiveness and propose a model WASH facility in selected schools.

How can you make a difference? 

  • Review information collected by the national consultant (existing documentation related to WASH infrastructure in schools, particularly national standards, policy and regulatory frameworks, with a focus on gender responsive and inclusive designs). Visit schools and kindergardens in both urban and rural Kyrgyzstan, meet national stakeholders to identify challenges and opportunities for improved WASH situation in educational settings and write a desk review of the current situation.
  • Provide technical guidance and, in collaboration with the national consultant, design inclusive and gender-responsive standards for school latrines and WASH facilities ensuring adaptability to all conditions in Kyrgyzstan, including rural/urban context, and taking into consideration the available infrastructure, its quality, construction material and winter temperatures.
  • Review and ensure quality assistance of the cost analysis to be done by national consultant for the development of a prototype at model schools based on the new proposed standards.
  • Costing of the proposed prototype for scale up based on unit cost of WASH facility (toilet with hand washing sink with reliable water source) including building, infrastructure requirement and service maintenance (how to empty septic tank etc).

Under the supervision of Health Specialist P3;

Duration from March 2024 till July 2024, 90 working days in total (within 30 days remote work, 32 days in Bishkek and 28 days visiting regions of Kyrgyzstan).

Travel: Bishkek 32 days, Osh and Jalalabad 7 days; Naryn, Talas and Batken – 15 days; Issyk Kul – 6 days. 

Please review the full TOR below and attach the financial offer as per the table here. Applications without the fin offer will not be considered.  Download File Financial Proposal wash.xlsx

Download File TOR wash.docx

TasksDeliverablesTimelineBudget estimate
1. Activity: Review information collected by the national consultant and visit schools and kindergartens in both urban and rural Kyrgyzstan, meet national stakeholders to identify challenges and opportunities for improved WASH situation in educational settings and write a desk review of the current situation.Desk review18 days 
2. Activity:  Provide technical guidance and in collaboration with the national consultant design a prototype of WASH facility which has an inclusive and gender-responsive standards. A proposed prototype must ensure adaptability to all conditions in Kyrgyzstan, including rural/urban context, and taking into consideration of available infrastructure, its quality, construction material and winter temperatures.Draft copy of inclusive and gender responsive standards for school latrines47 days65%
3. Activity:  Review the cost analysis of a prototype at model schools based on the new standards proposed. Finalize costing of the proposed prototype for scale up at regional and national levels based on unit cost of WASH facility (toilet with hand washing sink, water source) including building, infrastructure requirement and service maintenance (how to empty septic tank etc.)Cost analysis20 days 
4. Activity:  Presentation of costing analysis reportPower point presentation for both design and costing approved and presented to MOES and MOH, State Architecture Agency1 day 
5. Activity:  Final report including conclusion and recommendation proposed prototype, necessary steps for scale up in consideration of adaptability to Kyrgyzstan contextFinal report is submitted and cleared4 days35%

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

  • An advanced university degree (Master’s or higher) in engineering or civil engineering and another relevant engineering field.
    *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 5 years of relevant professional experience in WASH-related programs, with particular focus on engineering experience of WASH facilities in developing countries is required;
  • Understanding of public health, gender and disability-accessible WASH facilities;
  • English is required, Russian is desirable.

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 here to serve the world’s most disadvantaged children and our global workforce must reflect the diversity of those children. The UNICEF family is committed to include everyone, irrespective of their race/ethnicity, age, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, nationality, socio-economic background, or any other personal characteristic.

UNICEF offers reasonable accommodation for consultants/individual contractors with disabilities. This may include, for example, accessible software, travel assistance for missions or personal attendants. We encourage you to disclose your disability during your application in case you need reasonable accommodation during the selection process and afterwards in your assignment. 

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. 

The selected candidate is solely responsible to ensure that the visa (applicable) and health insurance required to perform the duties of the contract are valid for the entire period of the contract. Selected candidates are subject to confirmation of fully-vaccinated status against SARS-CoV-2 (Covid-19) with a World Health Organization (WHO)-endorsed vaccine, which must be met prior to taking up the assignment. It does not apply to consultants who will work remotely and are not expected to work on or visit UNICEF premises, programme delivery locations or directly interact with communities UNICEF works with, nor to travel to perform functions for UNICEF for the duration of their consultancy contracts. 

Advertised: 27 Feb 2024 Central Asia Standard Time
Deadline: 12 Mar 2024 Central Asia Standard Time


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