WASH Engineer (National Consultancy)
Job Number: 528454 | Vacancy Link
Locations: Africa: Malawi
Work Type : Consultancy
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, sanitation!
Background and Justification
Malawi is currently facing multiple shocks requiring a concerted humanitarian response. The heavy and persistent rain led to severe flooding across some districts in southern Malawi in March 2019 and consequently more than 868,900 people have been affected, including more than 86,980 displaced, with 60 deaths and 672 injuries. UNFPA estimated that among the total affected population, 30,000 women and girls of reproductive age and about 12,000 deliveries are expected.
The heavy rains that fell in the country damaged infrastructure, including houses, roads, bridges, and water well and irrigation systems. Most of the displaced are living in displacement sites such as schools, churches, community buildings and other temporary shelters. Some are hosted by relatives or neighbors. Some of the displacement sites are overcrowded. There is limited basic services such as water, sanitation and hygiene, raising concerns over possible disease outbreak.
Due to the above situations, UNICEF received funding from KFW and Chinese Government which will help to restore WASH services in affected districts and build a resilient community. Therefore, WASH section needs the service of a technical assistant in supporting rehabilitation of water and sanitation facilities that have been destroyed during the flood.
How can you make a difference?
Scope of Work
The Consultant will be based in Lilongwe office with frequent monitoring field visits. Duties will include, but are not limited to, the following:
Community mobilization and ensure that the communities are involved in site selection and collect and submit data for the design of solar powered water schemes.
Supervision of the construction of WASH infrastructures and issuing formal instructions to the contractors regarding technical aspects and ensure that private contractors adhere to technical specifications.
Measure the actual work executed by the contractors and report so that the payment is done based on actual work verified and approved by Unicef
Compile and submit the progress and final report
The consultant will be expected to perform the following activities as per the deliverable schedule and estimated dates below which is aligned to the scope of work described above:
Progress report #1 – update on community mobilization, site selection, data for the design of the water supply schemes
Progress report #2 – update on supervision of the construction of WASH infrastructures; issuance of formal instructions to the contractor regarding technical aspects; ensure quality works in accordance with technical specifications.
Progress report #3 – update on actual works executed by the contractors and payment certification
Final report (to be presented along with the 3rh progress report)
Further details are in the attached Terms of Reference Terms of Reference for WASH Engineer.docx
To whom will the consultant report: WASH Specialist
What type of reporting will be expected from the consultant: Monitoring reports on the progress and final report
How and when will reporting be done: Weekly updates, monthly reports and final report
To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have…
Minimum of university degree or equivalent experience in Civil Engineering, Water resources, hydrogeology, or Environmental Engineering, or another related field.
A minimum of 5 years of experience working with government agencies, local authorities or international organizations, NGOs and communities in the field of water and sanitation infrastructures.
Experience in planning and contract management for water supply and other WASH projects
Experience in design and implementation of solar powered water systems\
Experience in rehabilitation of contaminated boreholes.
Fluency in English (verbal and written). Good written and spoken skills in the language of the humanitarian operation and knowledge of another UN language an asset. Skill in local language an advantage
Excellent analytical, conceptual and writing skills
Strong facilitation and coordination skills, including participatory group discussion
Strong communication, advocacy and negotiation skills.
Familiarity with WASH programme in Malawi or similar countries in the region is an advantage
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
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.
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.
Closing Date Mon Dec 23 2019 16:00:00 GMT+0100 (Afr. centrale Ouest)