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Sanitation and Hygiene Consultant Solomon Islands

UN Children's Fund

Closing date: 05 May 2017

If you are a committed, creative professional and are passionate about making a lasting difference for children, the world's leading children's rights organization would like to hear from you.

 

For 70 years, UNICEF has been working on the ground in 190 countries and territories to promote children's survival, protection and development. The world's largest provider of vaccines for developing countries, UNICEF supports child health and nutrition, good water and sanitation, quality basic education for all boys and girls, and the protection of children from violence, exploitation, and AIDS. UNICEF is funded entirely by the voluntary contributions of individuals, businesses, foundations and governments.

 

Purpose of the Assignment

 

A Consultant is being sought to support the strategic scale-up of sanitation and hygiene in the country, by way of conceptualizing and framing an operational plan for reaching An Open Defecation Free status, with a province as an example, including drafting of a capacity building framework, to roll out the plan. The consultant is also expected to anchor and support a high level national sanitation consultation to share the plan and leverage support.

 

Assignment Tasks

 

The consultant will be based at UNICEF Office Honiara and work closely with WASH Specialist UNICEF, Honiara on a daily basis. However, he/she will also consult the EU Team of Advisors, Director, EHD, on a regular basis. The consultant will undertake the following broad activities, but will not be limited to the ones below:

 

Open Defecation Elimination Plan

 

Review the existing rural sanitation landscape in the country, including review of data, national policies, institutional delivery structure and mechanisms, existing programming strategies, partnerships at the national and provincial level.

Review the existing institutional capacity development initiatives for rural WASH and identify the key gaps to be filled.

Research and build insights into the various potential stakeholders to be possibly included in a district sanitation initiative, which may include, but not limited to religious leaders, school teachers and students, extension workers from other departments, political leaders, provincial heads and others.

Develop insights into the budgets available at the district level for sanitation outreach programme (provincial budgets as well), including communication, capacity building, and infrastructure requirements with a view to identifying the deficit.

Using the above information, and with more relevant research, and supported by field visits, develop a pragmatic and implementable plan for a district to reach ODF status. This plan should include a suggested institutional design and possible convergence strategy for pooling in human resources, capacity development plan, outreach mechanism, time plan, budgets and possible sourcing of funds, and other relevant information, as required.

National Capacity Development Plan

 

Review the existing capacity development initiatives of RWASH at the national and province level, to understand the key gaps in capacities, to deliver on the National RWASH policy.

Develop an appropriate plan to develop institutional capacities and an institutional design and framework that can possibly respond to the capacity need to implement the national RWASH policy

Strengthening RWASH monitoring

 

Review the monitoring mechanisms, existing data collection, reporting and tracking systems with regards to rural WASH in the country.

Research on appropriate monitoring mechanisms adopted by other countries, with a view to learning from global good practices. Develop insights on the SDG monitoring requirements and the key data gaps that exist in the country.

Develop a discussion note, outlining the status, key issues as identified and key recommendations to strengthen the sanitation data and reporting for JMP/SDGs.

National sanitation consultation

 

Develop an outline for the workshop, including drafting of the key results and outputs, workshop content and design. Identify potential participants, speakers, best practice examples (global), develop invitation letters and other related work as necessary.

Network with all relevant stakeholders for participation in the proposed workshop

Share the content of the ODEP and the capacity development plan during the workshop.

Prepare the workshop report.

Expected Deliverables

 

1. Report on the stakeholder consultations and discussions, on capacity building plan and ODEP plan (includes field visits)

 

2. A well-researched, strategic ODF plan/road map, recommending key advocacy, programming and communication interventions to make a province ODF, along with a power point presentation explaining the above.

 

3. A well-researched and pragmatic capacity building plan to take sanitation to scale in the country

 

4. A discussion note on the key gaps in the existing sanitation/CLTS data sets, monitoring mechanisms and capacities in the country, and a practical way to strengthen sector monitoring.

 

5. Conference preparation, conference outline and design

 

6. Conference report

 

7. Handover to the WASH TA supported by EU

 

Qualifications of Successful Candidate

 

Education

 

Degree in one of the disciplines relevant to the following areas: Public Health or a field relevant to WASH-related development assistance.

Additional training in Water, Sanitation and Hygiene and Emergencies is considered an asset.

Years of relevant experience

 

Three to five years progressively responsible experience in project implementation, monitoring and supervision and evaluation or related field.

Experience in community mobilization. especially in urban areas

Experience working with UN, bilateral donors, Government and NGO partners is desirable.

Experience working in the WASH Sector, in Solomon Island is an advantage.

Languages

 

Fluency in English required, and Pidgin preferred.

To view our competency framework, please click here.

 

A DETAILED copy of the TERMS OF REFERENCE is attached (EXTERNAL) TOR WASH Ruran Sanitation Consultant (2).docx

 

Interested candidates must complete the following documents to be considered

 

Cover letter describing how you meet the requirements for this position

Complete the online consultant application form

Please indicate your ability, availability and daily/monthly rate (in US$) to undertake the terms of reference above (including travel and daily subsistence allowance, if applicable). Applications submitted without a daily/monthly rate will not be considered.

For any queries in relation to this position please forward your email to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

 

UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages qualified female and male candidates from all national, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of our organisation.

 

HOW TO APPLY:

UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages qualified female and male candidates from all national, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of our organization. To apply, click on the following link http://www.unicef.org/about/employ/?job=504227

 

Job posted on 21 April 2017.

 

Please mention Ethical Jobs while applying for this position.

 

16.

Nutrition Specialist, P-3, Kupang, Indonesia (Temporary Appointment)

 

JOBfrom UN Children's Fund Closing date: 04 May 2017

UNICEF works in 190 countries and territories to protect the rights of every child. 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.For every child,Nutrition

 

A steadily growing economy isn't benefiting all. Half the population still lives in poverty and children's changes can vary dramatically depending on their families wealth or where they live.

 

For more information, visit the UNICEF Indonesia Country Office website:https://www.unicef.org/indonesia/

 

How can you make a difference?

 

Under the supervision of the Chief Nutrition, you will guide the design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of acute malnutrition programme, particularly CMAM modelling project in Kupang, NTT province, Indonesia. You will also play a key role in advocating for the scale-up of CMAM programme in Indonesia, mobilizing government to invest its own resources in expanding coverage across Indonesia.

 

The key responsibilities include:

 

1. Provide technical direction for the design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of acute nutrition programme, particularly CMAM, to ensure achievement of objectives, introducing where necessary new approaches, methods and practices to ensure community participation and ownership of the nutrition problems and solutions.

 

2. Participate in monitoring and evaluation exercises, program reviews and annual reviews with government and other counterparts to assess progress and to determine required action/interventions to achieve results.

 

3. Prepare/assess monitoring and evaluation reports to identify gaps, strengths/weaknesses in CMAM program and management, identify lessons learned and use knowledge gained for development planning and timely intervention to achieve goals.

 

4. Actively monitor programs/projects through field visits, surveys and/or exchange of information with partners/stakeholders to assess progress, identify bottlenecks and potential problems and take timely decisions to resolve issues and/or refer to relevant officials for timely resolution.

 

5. Prepare regular/mandated program/project reports for management, donors and partners to keep them informed of program progress.

 

6. Identify training needs of health and nutrition staff in terms of acute malnutrition. Support the development of relevant training modules and follow-up tools. Develop plans for capacity reinforcement, facilitate and coordinate the implementation of these plans.

 

7. Identify supply needs for the UNICEF response and ensure timely supply release. Coordinate with operations staff for the provision of supply and non-supply assistance to partners, ensuring proper and timely accountability in accordance with UNICEF policies and procedures. Certify disbursements of funds, monitor utilization and preparation of financial status reports.

 

8. Work closely and collaboratively with internal and external colleagues and partners to discuss strategies and methodologies and to determine national priorities/competencies to ensure the achievement of concrete and sustainable results.

 

9. Facilitate partnership at sub-national and national level with ACF, WHO, WFP, and other NGOs about acute malnutrition prevention and treatment activities, including emergency response plans and rapid nutrition assessments (when needed).

 

To qualify as a champion for every child you will have…

 

An Advanced University Degree or higher in nutrition, public health, nutritional epidemiology, global/international health and nutrition, health/nutrition research, policy and/or management, or other health related science field is required.

A minimum of five years of professional experience in nutrition, public health, related research or planning and management in relevant areas of maternal, infant and child nutrition, at the international level some of which preferably in a developing country is required. Relevant experience in health/nutrition program/project development and management in any UN system agency or organization is an asset.

Developing country work experience and/or familiarity with emergency is considered an asset.

Fluency in English is required. Knowledge of another official UN language (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian or Spanish) or a local language is an asset.

For every Child, you demonstrate…

 

Our core values of Commitment, Diversity and Integrity and core competencies in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results.

 

UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages qualified candidates from all backgrounds to apply.

 

HOW TO APPLY:

UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages qualified female and male candidates from all national, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of our organization. To apply, click on the following link http://www.unicef.org/about/employ/?job=504156

 

Job posted on 21 April 2017.


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