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Consultancy: Technical Support for the development of a mobile and web based remote monitoring system for the Regional Open WASH Program for Refugees and IDPs (R-WASH) in East Africa UNICEF, ESARO (11.5 month)

Nairobi (Kenya)

  • Organization: UNICEF - United Nations Children’s Fund
  • Location: Remote | Nairobi (Kenya)
  • Grade: Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Humanitarian Aid and Coordination
    • Water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH)
    • Monitoring and Evaluation
    • Information Technology and Computer Science
    • Children's rights (health and protection)
    • Refugee rights and well-being
    • Project and Programme Management
  • Closing Date: 2022-01-19

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Under the supervision of the Program Manager (R-WASH), with guidance and oversight of the Regional Advisor - WASH, the consultant will provide technical support to, (i) Development of an online/remote monitoring system for the R-WASH Programme using an open source software and/or program compatible to UNICEF ICT Systems and Procedures, (ii) collecting, recording, validating, and documenting project results using the remote monitoring system, (iii) Capacitation of field teams on the use of the system and on-demand backup support.

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, WASH

[Include information about the country/specific programme. Ideally include a link to a video]

How can you make a difference?

Please see attached TOR Download File TOR WASH Programme Technical Support for Development of a Webbased Remote Monitoring System.docx

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

  1. Advanced university degree (Master's or above) in Computer Sciences, Software Engineering, Information Systems Management, Monitoring and Evaluation, or a related field with specialised training in information systems.
  2. A first University Degree (Bachelor's) in a relevant field combined with 3 additional years professional experience may be accepted in lieu of an Advanced University Degree.
  3. A minimum of five (5) years of progressive professional work experience at the national and international levels in conceptualizing, developing remote monitoring systems in developing countries, as well as experience in programme monitoring and evaluation.
  4. Exposure to and awareness to, remote monitoring mobile/web-based tools / solutions, system utilities and development tools, application software packages, information management systems and PC-based packages used in development or support of remote monitoring and evaluation.
  5. Excellent analytical skills and fluency in English is required.
  6. Proven ability to: (i) handle multiple tasks under pressure with short deadlines; (ii) ability to work independently, seeking guidance on complex issues; and (iii) excellent interpersonal skills, proven team orientation and the ability to work across unit boundaries
  7. Developing country work experience and/or familiarity with emergency is considered an asset
  8. Full proficiency both oral and written English. Knowledge of another official UN language (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian or Spanish) or a local language is an asset

For every Child, you demonstrate…

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.

The UNICEF competencies required for this post are...

To view our competency framework, please visit here.

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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 be expected to adhere to these standards and principles and will therefore undergo rigorous reference and background checks. Background checks will include the verification of academic credential(s) and employment history. Selected candidates may be required to provide additional information to conduct a background check.


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

Individuals engaged under a consultancy or individual contract will not be considered “staff members” under the Staff Regulations and Rules of the United Nations and UNICEF’s policies and procedures, and will not be entitled to benefits provided therein (such as leave entitlements and medical insurance coverage). Their conditions of service will be governed by their contract and the General Conditions of Contracts for the Services of Consultants and Individual Contractors. Consultants and individual contractors are responsible for determining their tax liabilities and for the payment of any taxes and/or duties, in accordance with local or other applicable laws.

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