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UNICEF Zimbabwe is inviting applications for WASH Safety and Security Consultant for Tropical Cyclone Idai WASH Recovery Programme - Based in Chipinge (open only to nationals of Zimbabwe)

Harare (Zimbabwe)

  • Organization: UNICEF - United Nations Children’s Fund
  • Location: Harare (Zimbabwe)
  • Grade: Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Humanitarian Aid and Coordination
    • Security and Safety
    • Water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH)
    • Project and Programme Management
    • Information Technology and Computer Science
    • Disaster Management (Preparedness, Resilience, Response and Recovery)
    • Children's rights (health and protection)
  • Closing Date: 2020-01-22

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Under the supervision and guidance of the Chief of WASH, the consultant is expected to work closely with Local Councils, GoZ, Zimbabwe National Water Authority (ZINWA), PWSCC and DWSCC, collaborating NGOs/CSOs and other relevant stakeholders and provide support for community-led rehabilitation of communal water and sanitation systems in line with build-back-better and protection standards, including for toilets/latrines, boreholes and small piped schemes.

UNICEF works in some of the world’s toughest places, to reach the world’s most disadvantaged children. To save their lives. To defend their rights. To help them fulfill their potential.

Across 190 countries and territories, we work for every child, everywhere, every day, to build a better world for everyone.

And we never give up.

For every child, good Water, Sanitation and Hygiene

UNICEF has been operating in Zimbabwe since 1982. We are a team of passionate professionals committed to the protection and fulfillment of children’s rights. 

The current UNICEF-Government of Zimbabwe Country Programme of Cooperation (2016-2020) aims to support Zimbabwe to sustain and build upon the gains achieved for children during the 2012-2015 Country Programme of Cooperation. The programme focuses on improving the quality of social services, increasing access to services, and helping to build national and sub-national capacities to provide low-cost, high-impact interventions for all children, especially the most vulnerable.

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Objectives

Technical assistance will be required to support communities, local and national government counterparts, and humanitarian partners in the recovery process. A National consultant is being sought to support implementation of community-led water and sanitation interventions under the overall rehabilitation efforts with the Government of Zimbabwe in TC Idai affected areas.

Methodology and Expected Outputs

As part of TC Idai recovery efforts, UNICEF will be supporting WASH activities in affected areas including restoration of boreholes, piped water schemes, protection of springs, and other ancillary infrastructure using build back better principles where appropriate. Communities will be actively involved and supported in the rehabilitation process with capacity building for community-based management systems for operation and maintenance and drinking water safety and security planning.

The consultant is expected to work closely with Local Councils, GoZ, Zimbabwe National Water Authority (ZINWA), PWSCC and DWSCC, collaborating NGOs/CSOs and other relevant stakeholders and provide support for community-led rehabilitation of communal water and sanitation systems in line with build-back-better and protection standards, including for toilets/latrines, boreholes and small piped schemes.

Outputs foreseen under this consultancy includes but is not limited to: WASH capacity building programmes for communities and local governments; guidance for WASH in schools and health centers; guidance for demand-led sanitation and participatory health and hygiene education; guidance for drinking water safety and security planning and community-based water quality monitoring; and guidance for sustaining equitable WASH services.

Major tasks, Deliverables, Timeframes and Payment Schedule

The consultant will carry out the following activities:

a) WASH in schools and health centers

  1. Promote use of guidance materials for WASH facilities at schools and health centers
  2. Support use of advocacy and awareness materials for school hygiene promotion
  3. Establish and support school and community health clubs in TC Idai affected areas
  4. Support the development of a WASH in Schools contingency plan based on TC Idai experiences
  5. Provide input to lessons learned exercises and assist the development of knowledge products

b) Demand-led Sanitation and Participatory Health and Hygiene Education

  1. Provide support to UNICEF implementing partners and District Water and Sanitation Subcommittees (DWSSC) and Environmental Health Technicians (EHT) on demand-led sanitation and PHHE
  2. Support communities in the construction of household latrines
  3. Review of demand-led sanitation approach and triggering methodologies and identify challenges, best practices linked to the National Sanitation and Hygiene Strategy
  4. Develop relevant IEC materials
  5. Organize door to door campaigns and community gatherings

c) Drinking water safety and security planning

  1. Support communities with the development of drinking water safety and security plans and linked to O&M strategies at local source level
  2. Develop guidance materials for water safety and security planning and strengthening of community resilience
  3. Provide guidance on appropriate and culturally acceptable household level water treatment options through a keeping your drinking water safe community toolkit
  4. Provide technical support and training of key non-government partners
  5. Provide on-going monitoring and technical support and regular reviews of the DWSSP approach

d) Sustaining WASH services

  1. Support communities to sustain WASH services with water point committees, sanitation action groups and school and community health clubs
  2. Train village-based informants to provide updates to the National Rural WASH Management Information System (RWIMS) on the functionality of water points
  3. Ensure timely reporting and repairs of non-functional water sources in collaboration with DWSSC

e) Support NGO and CSO partners to implement TC Idai recovery activities

    1. Enhance partner implementation through targeted capacity building on WASH safety and security
    2. Monitor programme cooperation agreements with selected partners and document progress in adapting to the DWSSP approach
    3. Conduct field monitoring as required
    4. Provide on-going training to partners in the use of mobile data collection tools, mapping, and reporting
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Major Task
Deliverable
Timeframe (days)
Payment schedule (%)
1
Develop and support WASH in schools and health centers
Guidance materials for WASH facilities at schools and health centers

25

10

Advocacy and awareness materials for hygiene promotion

25

10

2
Demand-led Sanitation and Participatory Health and Hygiene Education
Participatory Health and Hygiene Education materials

25

10

Review of demand-led sanitation approach and triggering methodologies

25

10

3
Drinking water safety and security planning
Guidance materials for water safety and security planning

25

10

Keeping your drinking water safe community toolkit

25

10

4
Sustaining WASH services
Capacity building of communities on Operation & Maintenance

25

10

Water source functionality report

25

10

5

Support NGO and CSO partners to implement TC Idai recovery activities

 
Evaluation of progress reports CSO partners

25

10

Field monitoring and reports

25

10

Total
 
 

250

100

All deliverables will have to meet expected quality and standards as assessed by the supervisor of the assignment. Should the consultant fail to deliver as per expected quality and standards, UNICEF reserves the right to amend the payouts accordingly, or to delay them until satisfactory submission has been received.

Consultancy Timeframe and Location

The duration of the contract shall be 11 ½ months beginning in mid-January 2020. The consultant is expected to work on a full-time basis based in Chipinge with travel to Harare from time to time. The consultant shall undertake frequent travel to project sites. Official travel within and outside of Chipinge will be arranged by UNICEF or reimbursed following UNICEF operational guidelines. UNICEF will arrange or reimburse the consultant for mobilization to Chipinge, but no DSA will be paid while living in Chipinge.

Supervision

The Chief WASH of UNICEF Zimbabwe shall provide overall supervision. The UNICEF WASH Manager and WASH Specialists based in Harare, shall provide technical guidance as required.

To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have…

Consultancy Requirements

Advanced university degree in one of the following fields is required, Environmental Health, Civil Engineering, Hydro(geo)logy, Water Management, Sanitation Engineering or other related technical field with 5 years progressive experience in WASH in developing countries. A first university degree in a relevant field, combined with 8 years progressive professional experience maybe accepted in lieu of an advanced degree.

•    At least five years of progressive experience in WASH in developing countries; sub Saharan African experience will be an added advantage.

•    Excellent technical knowledge and experience in the drinking water safety and security planning and operation and maintenance of water supply and sanitation infrastructure, small piped water systems and borehole development.

•    Demonstrated experience in community engagement, hygiene promotion and social mobilization, preferably with some water safety and security program experience.

•    Experience working with UN agencies and/or NGO and demonstrated ability to work in complex environment.

•    Proven experience of working in liaison with a broad range of stakeholders including inter-alia, government agencies, international organizations, and development partners for the delivery of WASH services in humanitarian situations

•    Excellent communication skills including fluency in English (verbal and written).

For every Child, you demonstrate…

UNICEF's values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, and Accountability (CRITA) and core competencies in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results. View our competency framework at http://www.unicef.org/about/employ/files/UNICEF_Competencies.pdf

Application Procedure

If you meet the entry qualifications and you are interested and available to undertake the consultancy assignment, please submit your application online, upload your application letter, highest academic qualification (certified certificate), CV, technical proposal and an all-inclusive financial proposal detailing your professional fees and other miscellaneous consultancy costs for delivering the assignment. The selection process will be competitive.

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 to become a part of the organization.

UNICEF has a zero-tolerance policy on conduct that is incompatible with the aims and objectives of the United Nations and UNICEF, including sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination. UNICEF also adheres to strict child safeguarding principles. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks, and will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles.

Remarks

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.

Please note that UNICEF does not charge a fee or require personal banking details at any stage of the recruitment process.

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 to become a part of the organization.

UNICEF has a zero-tolerance policy on conduct that is incompatible with the aims and objectives of the United Nations and UNICEF, including sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination. UNICEF also adheres to strict child safeguarding principles. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks, and will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles.

 

Remarks:

Mobility is a condition of international professional employment with UNICEF and an underlying premise of the international civil service.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.

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