Call for candidates for inclusion in the roster of experts and consultants for WASH via ReliefWeb

Kigali, , RW

1. Background:

UNICEF is supporting the Government of Rwanda in improving access to safe water and sanitation in line with the provisions of EDPRS 2 and under the framework of United Nations Development Assistance Framework 2013-18. Since 2009, UNICEF support to the Government of Rwanda has resulted in provision of access to improved water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) services to over 500,000 people. In addition, over 260 schools and 50 health centres were also provided access to improved WASH services.

As part of continued efforts to support the Government of Rwanda in improving the coverage of WASH services, UNICEF is currently assisting in implementation of interventions aimed at strengthening enabling framework as well as provision of WASH services in communities, schools, early childhood development centres in 11 districts. Moreover, assistance is also being provided to support construction and maintenance of emergency WASH infrastructure in the refugee camps.

2. Objective(s):

The purpose of this announcement is to attract suitable candidates to be included on UNICEF Rwanda’s Roster of Experts and Consultants in WASH. The Roster will be used by UNICEF Rwanda to identify possible candidates for short-term specific assignments in WASH on need basis.

3. Specific areas of expertise:

It is planned to recruit individual experts and consultants to provide, inter-alia, the following specialized services related to WASH, on need basis:

(i) Technical assessments/feasibility for water and sanitation infrastructure (piped water supply systems, water treatment plants, boreholes and latrines in communities, schools, early childhood development and family centres and health centres) in development as well as emergency settings;

(ii) Preparation/review of technical specifications, designs/drawings, bills of quantities, cost estimates and bidding documents for water and sanitation infrastructure;

(iii) Technical advice on contractual issues;

(iv) Supervision, quality assurance, monitoring and evaluation;

(v) Technical assistance for development of water and sanitation sector legislation, strategies, master plans and technical guidelines;

(vi) Technical assistance for scale-up of hygiene and sanitation promotion related interventions as well as and sanitation marketing;

(vii) Technical assistance for strengthening of public-private partnerships;

(viii) Environmental and disaster risk assessments;

(ix) Preparation of strategic briefs and analytical reports;

(x) Water quality surveillance/monitoring;

(xi) Documentation of experiences and best practices;

(xii) Preparation of proceedings of major sector events, workshops and meetings; and

(xiii) Project proposal development.

4. Qualifications and Experience:

(i) An advanced degree (Masters or PhD) in a related field (ref. no. 3 above). In exceptional circumstances, a combination of a Bachelor’s degree and appropriate experience may also be accepted in lieu of advanced degree;

(ii) At least 5 years of relevant professional experience;

(iii) Ability to work in a multi-cultural environment and establish harmonious and effective working relationships both within and outside the organisation; and

(iv) Professional experience working in Rwanda or the region.

5. Competencies:

(v) Excellent planning and facilitation skills;

(vi) Cultural awareness and sensitivity;

(vii) Ability to research, analyze and present complex information coupled with excellent report writing skills;

(viii) Strong interpersonal, teamwork and communication skills;

(ix) Strong analytical and presentation skills; and

(x) Good command of English (both oral and written).

6. Duration:

Consultants/individual contractors who are selected from the roster for short-term specific assignments on need basis will be governed by and subject to UNICEF General Conditions of Contracts for the Services of Consultants / Individual Contractors.

7. Supervision and work arrangements:

Consultants/individual contractors who are selected from the roster for specific assignments as per the agreed ToRs will work under the supervision of the WASH Manager, UNICEF, Rwanda.

The position will be based in Kigali.

The work of the consultant/individual contractor may, however, include travel outside Kigali to participate in the field work, workshops or conferences. In such cases consultants/individual contractors will be reimbursed based on incurred out of pocket expenses associated with the travel and the subsistence allowance will be based on DSA prevailing UN rate. As a non-staff, the consultant/individual contractor will not be issued a Travel Auhorisation. The claim will be based on submitted voucher approved by supervisor.

How to apply:

Interested candidates are requested to submit their cover letter, CV and P11 form (which can be downloaded from:, to Human Resources at: [email protected] by 19th June 2016. The cover letter should indicate the main area(s) in which the applicant would like to provide services (Ref. 3 above), indicative daily fees in RWF or US$ and a description of previous relevant experience.

You may also submit to: Human Resources Specialist, UNICEF Rwanda, and P.O. Box 381, Kigali, Rwanda.

Applications submitted without a daily fee will not be considered. Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be put in the Roster. {