WASH Contractor to support UNICEF Chennai Field Office

United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF)

Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India 🇮🇳

UNICEF works in some of the world’s toughest places, to reach the world’s most disadvantaged

children. Across 190 countries and territories to protect the rights of every child, everywhere, every day, to build a better world for everyone. UNICEF has spent 70 years working to improve the lives of children and their families. Defending children’s rights throughout their lives requires a global presence, aiming to produce results and understand their effects. UNICEF believes all children have a right to survive, thrive and fulfill their potential – to the benefit of a better world. And we never give up!

UNICEF is a leading humanitarian and development agency working globally for the rights of every child. Child rights begin with safe shelter, nutrition, protection from disaster and conflict and traverse the life cycle: pre-natal care for healthy births, clean water and sanitation, health care and education. UNICEF has spent nearly 74 years working in continuously improving the lives of children and their families. Working with and for children through adolescence and into adulthood requires a global presence, with goal is to produce results and monitor their effects. UNICEF also lobbies and partners with leaders, thinkers and policy makers to help all children realize their rights, especially the most disadvantaged.

Click here to learn more about UNICEF: https://youtube/E1xkXZs0cAQ

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. Our workplace policies promote flexible work arrangements, to support all staff in maintaining a healthy life balance, both in and out of the office. We are the first United Nations agency to be awarded the EDGE certification – the leading global standard for gender equality in the workplace.

For more information on UNICEF EDGE Certification, kindly view the video here. UNICEF prides itself on fostering a multicultural and harmonious work environment, guaranteed by a

zero-tolerance policy on sexual exploitation and abuse, and on any kind of harassment, including

sexual harassment and discrimination. All selected candidates will undergo rigorous reference and background checks.


LOCATION: UNICEF Chennai Office; employees will be provided flexible working from home options based on agreement with supervisor and terms of availability to be negotiated as COVID protocols change in the months ahead.

CLOSING DATE: 19 July 2021 


 External TOR for WASH Contractor for Chennai Office.docx

HOW TO APPLY: Your online application should contain three separate attachments to be uploaded under the specified place holders as directed on the online platform:

  1. An updated CV, demonstrating all the requirements stated above
  2. Cover letter (max 2 pages) highlighting ability to communicate clearly; and reflecting key experiences relevant to the position e.g. collaborating with government, projects in WASH sector, etc.
  3. A financial proposal as per template attached below.  Please do not forget to specify your name in the file and include your signature, while saving. (to be uploaded under “Financial Proposal” tab).


Important please note: Please do not indicate financials anywhere else in the online application form, please mark “n/a or 00”, under the fee related questions in the online application form.

All 3 documents are required to be submitted mandatorily, if there is any document missing then your application will not be evaluated further

The technical evaluation criteria (80 points in total) will be split as follows:

(1) Language and content of cover letter: demonstrates strong grasp of language and ability to communicate clearly; and reflects key experiences relevant to the position e.g. collaborating with government, projects in WASH sector, etc. (Max 10/Min 7 Marks)                 

(2) Relevant Education Qualifications (Max 10/Min 7 Marks)                 

(3) Relevant work experience      (Max 25/Min 18 Marks)

Candidates who score overall 32 marks and above as well as the minimum marks in each of the criteria (1), (2) and (3) will be shortlisted for an Interview

(4) Interview with panel of relevant experts in WASH sector (Max 35/Min 24 Marks)                 

Candidates who score overall 56 marks and above out of  80 and also meet the minimum score in each sub-criteria, on the technical proposal will have their financial bids considered

  • Candidate receiving maximum score after combining their Technical Score and Financial score will be selected.
  • Any attempt to unduly influence UNICEF’s selection process will lead to automatic disqualification of the applicant.
  • Joint applications of two or more individuals are not accepted.
  • Please note, UNICEF does not charge any fee during any stage of the process. 
  • Attached are General  Conditions for the Consultancy Contracts for your reference. General Conditions of Contracts for Contractors and Individual Consultants.pdf
  • Female candidates meeting the requirements are strongly encouraged to apply.
  • UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion and encourages qualified candidates from all backgrounds including persons living with disabilities to apply.

For any clarifications, please contact:


Supply & Procurement Section

73, Lodi Estate, New Delhi 110003

Telephone # +7303259136

Email : [email protected]