Uganda nationals: National WASH Consultant

United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF)
Position Type: 
Organization Type: 
International Organization
Experience Level: 
10+ Years
Degree Required: 
Advanced Degree (Master's or JD)


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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, a fair chance

Uganda is one of the over 190 countries and territories around the world where we work to overcome the obstacles that poverty, violence, disease, and discrimination place in a child’s path. Together with the Government of Uganda and partners we work towards achieving the Millennium Development Goals, the objectives of the Uganda National Development Plan, and the planned outcomes of the United Nations Development Assistance Framework.

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How can you make a difference?

The consultant will be responsible for analyzing the qualitative and quantitative data and for producing a WASH in HCFs analytical report in the agreed format/layout. The consultant will use the data to develop district and national costed plan to achieve the relevant SDG.

The consultant will work under the direct supervision of the UNICEF WASH Officer and the overall technical guidance provided by the WASH Manager. In addition, the consultant will closely collaboration with the Assistant Commissioner, Environmental Health, Ministry of Health. Weekly progress update meetings will be held at the UNICEF office/MOH office.


Functional Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) services contribute to reduction in disease, improved occupational health more efficient health care services, improved staff morale and performance, the sustained ability to provide safe care, and increased trust in health care services. All of these contribute to the increase in the uptake of health services. Primary health care facilities are often the first point of care in rural settings and play a key role in outbreak prevention, which is not possible without proper WASH facilities and prevention of contamination of water.

It’s worth noting that different stakeholders have conducted studies on WASH in health care facilities in different regions, but these did not cover the entire country and only had limited utility. Hence, the Ministry of Health requested UNICEF to support a comprehensive data collection on WASH for all public Health Care Facilities to inform the development of a national micro plan on WASH in Health Care Facilities.

The data is being collected by MoH with financial and technical support from UNICEF and will form the basis for planning, partnership building and resource mobilization to improve coverage and quality of WASH in Health Care Facilities in Uganda. This data collection and micro planning will also provide a good opportunity to position WASH in health care facilities agenda within Water and Health sector and set a baseline of reporting against SDG 6. Additionally, it will support the development of a roadmap for achieving WASH related sustainable development goal for institutions.

UNICEF seeks services of a consultant to review, analyze and systematize the raw data already collected by MoH teams to inform the development of a comprehensive and well-structured plan, advocacy, resource mobilisation and partnership building for accelerated improvement of WASH services in the Health Care Facilities.


1. Review the Data collected by the Ministry of Health (data collection tools attached, and data collected in 4,600 Public Health Facilities in 134 Districts will be provided in electronic form).

2. Systematize the raw data in excel format in disaggregated manner for all districts.

3. Analyze the data, develop maps and illustrations, and prepare analytical report (Note: A sample of similar analytical report is attached for reference only and the product design /lay out will be agreed with UNICEF)

4. Write an analytical report with illustrations: National WASH in Health Care Facility Microplanning analytical document presented in clear manner in word format that should include; but not limited to i) Presentation of  National summary and District level summaries ii) An analysis of ranking of districts on various components iii) A district analysis sheet with various indicators for each of 134 Districts. iii) A national analysis sheet with various indicators disaggregated at the district level and other illustrations as agreed by UNICEF iv). District costed plans and national costed plan based on unit cost (UNICEF will provide unit cost of various components to derive the overall cost)

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

1. Education (knowledge):

  • Master’s degree or equivalent in Social Science, Public Health and related technical field.

2.  Experience:

  • At least 10 years of relevant working experience in the WASH and Health sectors.
  • Demonstrated experience of integrating and synthesizing diverse and complex quantitative and qualitative data; data analysis and presentation of data in tables/graphs/charts etc;
  • Proficiency with Excel and/or other database management is required
  • Experience in writing reports, developing strategies or guidelines related to environmental health preferably standards and design of WASH services for health care services delivery points
  • Knowledge of English is mandatory.

3.  Competencies and skills:

  • Effective organizational skills and drive for results;
  • Analytical and problem-solving skills;
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills;
  • Experience of working with and effectively interact/collaborate with governmental and non-governmental institutions;
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills;
  • Teamwork and ability to work in multicultural environment.

4.   Desirable:

  • Understanding of issues and challenges in the areas of WASH in institutions.
  • Understanding of the UN procedures.

Application Procedure/Call for Proposals

Interested candidates are required to submit a technical proposal on how they intend to approach the work. The proposal should include a timeline, and methodology, based on the Terms of Reference. The proposal must also include detailed CV of the consultant, as well as a financial proposal, clearly indicating daily rate for professional fees. The financial proposal must be all-inclusive of all costs (consultancy fees and where applicable air fares, airport transfers, daily living expenses).  This is an international level consultancy and competitive market rates should apply.

Evaluation of Candidate:

The consultant will be competitively selected from a list of applicants based on their past experience of doing similar work (extensive experience in writing donor reports, in compiling and editing annual reports for various UNICEF offices).

For every Child, you demonstrate…

UNICEF’s core values of Commitment, Diversity and Integrity 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, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks, and will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles.


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

Advertised: 04 Nov 2020 E. Africa Standard Time
Deadline: 11 Nov 2020 E. Africa Standard Time