WASH Consultancy

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Job Number: 502364 | Vacancy Link
Location: South Sudan
Work Type : Consultancy

If you are a committed, creative professional and are passionate about making a lasting difference for children, the world’s leading children’s rights organization would like to hear from you.

For 70 years, UNICEF has been working on the ground in 190 countries and territories to promote children’s survival, protection and development. The world’s largest provider of vaccines for developing countries, UNICEF supports child health and nutrition, good water and sanitation, quality basic education for all boys and girls, and the protection of children from violence, exploitation, and AIDS. UNICEF is funded entirely by the voluntary contributions of individuals, businesses, foundations and governments.

Purpose of the Assignment

The WASH Consultant will be responsible for providing WASH Technical Assistance to the WASH Cluster and Government of Abyei Administrative Area (AAA).

Assignment Tasks

  1. Carry out needs assessment and prepare work plans for water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) interventions
  2. Draft technical specifications, distribution plan etc for supplies that support project implementation and also to follow up on distribution, end-user monitoring and submit to WASH coordinator in Wau/Abyei for review/approval
  3. Facilitate quality assurance checks on all supplies on delivery and, facilitate efficient storage and distribution of supplies and equipment to end users, prepare periodic inventory and utilization reports
  4. Support Government/NGO partners in preparation of proposals for cash advances for the water supply, sanitation and hygiene promotion components and ensure timely liquidation of advances following UNICEF rules and regulations.
  5. Prepare and/or provide inputs for weekly, monthly and quarterly reports, donor reports, budget reviews program analysis and annual reports and preparation of project proposals and funding appeals, etc.
  6. Under take regular field visits to project sites for the participation in and observation of project activities and local conditions, prepare field visits reports highlighting inputs, field activities and suggest appropriate corrective action to overcome constrains and follow up on recommendations.
  7. Provide support for the local authorities in Abyei to conduct regular WASH cluster coordination meetings and to assist in preparing minutes of coordination meetings and of sharing of them with the sector partners.
  8. Prepare PCAs with Service providers/NGOs as required and follow up on the implementation of PCAs.

Expected Deliverables

  1. Monthly progress report every end of each month of the contract shared promptly.
  2. DCT requests and implementation report by both PCA partners and Government WES Programme submitted on time,
  3. WASH Cluster meetings held regularly and humanitarian response monitored and gaps identified and addressed by partners, minutes clearly documented and shared.
  4. WASH supplies for humanitarian response mobilized and distributed among the ender users, and utilization effectively monitored and reported on.
  5. Final report highlighting accomplished deliverables prepared and shared

Qualifications of Successful Candidate


University degree or its equivalent in Public Health, sanitation or related technical field.

 Years of relevant experience

  • At least 3 years professional work in national and International level in Public health, Environmental Sanitation or hygiene promotion.
  • Emergency experience in WASH interventions will be an asset/Knowledge of the latest developments and technology in low cost sanitation, hygiene promotion and capacity building.

To view our competency framework, please click here

Please indicate your ability, availability and daily/monthly rate (in US$) to undertake the terms of reference above (including travel and daily subsistence allowance, if applicable).  Applications submitted without a daily/monthly rate will not be considered.

UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages qualified female and male candidates from all national, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of our organisation.

Opening Date 11 Jan 2017 E. Africa Standard Time
Closing Date 17 Jan 2017 E. Africa Standard Time