UNICEF is currently implementing a Rural WASH programme (RWP) in 45 districts of Zimbabwe as part of its 2016 to 2020 Programme of Cooperation with the Government of Zimbabwe. Also, as part of its humanitarian response to the El Nino induced drought and El Nina floods, UNICEF has also provided WASH intervention through funding from UK (DfID), USA , Canada and Korea.
The DFID supported UNICEF humanitarian response, has been multi sectoral comprising WASH, Nutrition, HIV/AIDS to result in better outcomes and programme effectiveness. The UNICEF regular Rural WASH Programme(RWP) and the DfiD supported humanitarian response has included rehabilitation of piped water schemes and defunct boreholes, drilling of new boreholes, hygiene promotion, capacity building of community structures/ cadres such as Village Pump Mechanics, Water Point Community, Community and School Health Clubs and strengthening of national and sub national coordination and monitoring; the RWP has also promoted demand led sanitation whilst the Humanitarian response provided essential hygiene kits for the most vulnerable segments of those affected by the disaster.
UNICEF recently received additional funds from DfiD to consolidate the gains, contribute to sustainability of the humanitarian response and strengthen recovery of the affected populations. The interventions arising from the humanitarian response and recovery is expected to be concluded by April 2018. Additionally, UNICEF will continue the implementation of its regular WASH development programme as well as its response to emerging humanitarian situations in line with its Core Commitment to Children (CCC) based on available resources.
Given the above organisational requirements, UNICEF requires the services of short term WASH consultant from 1st February 2018 to 30 June 2018 to complement its current WASH staff in concluding the effective supervision, monitoring and implementation of the UNICEF WASH humanitarian response and recovery. The consultant will also be required to ensure complementarity of interventions between WASH and other sectors – Nutrition, HIV AIDS, Child Protection and offer support to the various stakeholders and partners (Rural District Councils, National Coordination Unit and NGOs) for quality implementation, including rights based approach to programming, data reliability and timeliness of reporting to meet donor reporting timelines.
The consultant will also contribute to complementarity of the humanitarian response and recovery with the regular WASH programme as well as with any emerging humanitarian response during the consultancy assignement.
The WASH Consultant is expected to coordinate the exit of the DfiD supported WASH response and recovery in the affected districts