Rural WASH Consultant

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Specific Tasks

 Under the guidance and direct supervision of the P4 Rural WASH Manager to support UNICEF WASH Ethiopia with the following tasks:

  1. To develop a community engagement package for scaling up sanitation and hygiene with in the overall framework of national hygiene and environmental health strategy
  2. To train community facilitators for carrying out triggering of communities for achieving Open Defecation Free status in Lowland regions  ( the cost of training to be borne by UNICEF/other partners)
  3. Provide hand holding support to the trained facilitators and provide the community facilitators guidance on post triggering community engagement enhancing capacity of local facilitators 
  4. To develop a verification and certification mechanism for ODF communities; working closely with Somali Regional Government and other regional partners
  5. Provide technical support to Lowland regional Government for improved coordination in scaling of sanitation and hygiene in the communities that includes developing TOR for Regional sanitation and hygiene interagency coordination mechanism or its equivalent

Methodology

The consultant shall:

  • Be based in Addis and  will work closely with the Regional Government and UNICEF Regional WASH teams in Lowland areas under overall supervision of Rural WASH Manager
  • Undertake such field and monitoring visits within Ethiopia as shall be necessary

 Expected Deliverables

  1. Related to Task 1: Community engagement package for achieving improved sanitation
  2. Related to Task 2:  i Training module ii) 40 Community facilitators are trained and have the requisite skills for carrying out triggering process iii) Training report of each training
  3. Related to Task 3: : Report on field monitoring of quality of triggering and post triggering
  4. Related to Task 4: Verification and certification manual for Primary, Secondary ODF communities with in framework of Ethiopia HEH strategy
  5. Related to Task 5:  Minutes of meeting of coordination meeting and document defining institutional structure with roles and responsibility of various stakeholders for strengthening the coordination

     Reporting

The consultant will be required to submit deliverable as and when completed. Consultant will be paid on monthly basis subject to progress on deliverables and submission of deliverables as outlined above.

Expected background, Experience and Competency

 University degree (Masters preferred) in WASH-related field; such as civil engineering, environmental management, public health, water resources management etc.

  • At least 5 years of relevant working experience in international development and/or emergencies;
  • Previous experience conducting training especially on CLTS
  • Previous work experience in sanitation  is highly desirable;
  • Knowledge of Somali language is an asset
  • Proven proficiency in spoken and written English;

 General Conditions: Procedures and Logistics

  • Location: The consultant will work in Ethiopia, at the UNICEF Addis office.

    Office Equipment: Desk and office space in the UNICEF office, UNICEF laptop and desktop screen, access to Outlook, INTRANET and the Shared Drive, UNICEF email address, CDMA, office phone for the duration of the contract to facilitate both interactions with UNICEF officers and remote follow up/work during out of office hours as required. Any office supplies required to fulfil this TOR’s requirements will be provided e.g. pens, markers, notebooks etc. This is because the nature of the assignment requires the consultant to: 1) Frequently and independently access and save documents that are located in the Shared Drive; 2) Consult and circulate documents and information (provision and request of) to ECO management team, as well as key programme colleagues as the need arises; 3) Access the office calendar and receive invitations to meetings related to the assignment; 4) Access documents related to reporting and fundraising available on UNICEF INTRANET; 5) Use Windows system programmes that are in line with UNICEF regulations.
  • Transport: The consultant will have access to UNICEF transportation to attend meetings and monitoring visits related to the deliverables specified in this TOR. The consultant will be provided travel support and DSA as per rates applicable and the approved travel itinerary by the supervisor. This may be treated as  exceptional as the travel requirement depends on the preparation by Regional UNICEF office and Government counterparts to support as resource person and for technical support through field observation
  •  Penalty clause: The final payment will be issued upon satisfactory completion and timely submission of all deliverables (as stated in the TOR). The Final Payment will be withheld in case of delay in the submission or in case the deliverables do not meet the TOR requirements.

General Conditions: Procedures and Logistics

  • Location: The consultant will work in Ethiopia, at the UNICEF office at Addis and will travel to regions as per approved travel itinerary
  • Office Equipment: Desk and office space in the UNICEF office, UNICEF laptop and desktop screen, access to Outlook, INTRANET and the Shared Drive, UNICEF email address, CDMA, office phone for the duration of the contract to facilitate both interactions with UNICEF officers and remote follow up/work during out of office hours as required. Any office supplies required to fulfil this TOR’s requirements will be provided e.g. pens, markers, notebooks etc. This is because the nature of the assignment requires the consultant to: 1) Frequently and independently access and save documents that are located in the Shared Drive; 2) Consult and circulate documents and information (provision and request of) to ECO management team, as well as key programme colleagues as the need arises; 3) Access the office calendar and receive invitations to meetings related to the assignment; 4) Access documents related to reporting and fundraising available on UNICEF INTRANET; 5) Use Windows system programmes that are in line with UNICEF regulations.
  • Transport: The consultant will have access to UNICEF transportation to attend meetings and monitoring visits related to the deliverables specified in this TOR.
  •  Penalty clause: The final payment will be issued upon satisfactory completion and timely submission of all deliverables (as stated in the TOR). The Final Payment will be withheld in case of delay in the submission or in case the deliverables do not meet the TOR requirements.

Policy both parties should be aware of:

  • Under the consultancy agreements, a month is defined as 21 working days, and fees are prorated accordingly.  Consultants are not paid for weekends or public holidays.
  • Consultants are not entitled to payment of overtime.  All remuneration must be within the contract agreement.
  • No contract may commence unless the contract is signed by both UNICEF and the consultant or Contractor.
  • For international consultants outside the duty station, signed contracts must be sent by fax or email.  Signed contract copy or written agreement must be received by the office before Travel Authorisation is issued.
  • No consultant may travel without a signed travel authorisation prior to the commencement of the journey to the duty station.
  • Unless authorised, UNICEF will buy the tickets of the consultant.  In exceptional cases, the consultant may be authorised to buy their travel tickets and shall be reimbursed at the “most economical and direct route” but this must be agreed to beforehand.
  • Consultants will not have supervisory responsibilities or authority on UNICEF budget.
  • Consultant will be required to sign the Health statement for consultants/Individual contractor prior to taking up the assignment, and to document that they have appropriate health insurance, including Medical Evacuation.
  • The Form ‘Designation, change or revocation of beneficiary’ must be completed by the consultant upon arrival, at the HR Section.

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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.

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Opening Date Thu Nov 16 2017 07:00:00 GMT+0100 (CET) E. Africa Standard Time
Closing Date Thu Nov 30 2017 21:55:00 GMT+0100 (CET)


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