WASH in Emergency Consultant, Beirut, Lebanon, 10 months (Remote with occasional visits to office)

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Application deadline 9 months ago: Monday 14 Feb 2022 at 21:55 UTC

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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, hope

UNICEF started to work in Lebanon in 1948 and established its office in 1950. For more than 70 years we’ve been working closely with the Government of Lebanon, other UN agencies, international and local NGOs, universities, and more than 100 partners to meet the needs of disadvantaged children in Lebanon. Responding to lifesaving needs and ensuring equal access to quality public services, the impact of our work is felt in every aspect and every sphere of society. To learn more about our work, please refer to: https://www.unicef.org/lebanon/what-we-do

How can you make a difference?

Under the overall supervision of the Emergency WASH Specialist, and in close collaboration with the Water Sector and UNICEF WASH Officer, the Consultant will update and ensure proper implementation of the Water and Sanitation Action Plans to be reviewed and approved by the Ministry of Energy and Water, in addition to identification of an innovative solution including a strong Public Private Partnership.

Regarding sanitation, the aim of the Action Plan is to establish a roadmap of investments required to reduce risks of pollution from Informal Settlements. The Action Plan should inform on most efficient and cost-effective wastewater facilities to be installed in all the Informal Settlements according to national guidelines, geographical specificities, pedological and hydrogeological data, local acceptance, and local capacities to treat the sludge. The Consultant will update the list of priority measures at national level, and per area or site, directed at ensuring the provision of equitable access to sanitation in informal settlements. S/he will provide technical monitoring of the different phases for the implementation of the actions.

In parallel, the Consultant will ensure the Water action plan is updated and in place confirming the cost-effectiveness and control of the provision of safe drinking water through tanker trucks to the Syrian refugees living in Informal Settlements.

Such plan should guide a coordinated and focused implementation of WASH activities in informal settlements.

Duties include:

  • Regularly launch Wastewater sampling campaigns to monitor the efficiency of treatment of the decentralized WWTP
  • Support on the Identification of a company for DFM report
  • Support the evaluation consultants for the Learning and evaluation framework
  • Regularly prepare WAP progress dashboard updates
  • Lead the Sanitation Technical Thematic group
  • Facilitate of the installation of the Omni-processor at Iaat WWTP and support in selection of the operator and in the monitoring of the activities.
  • Follow up on the operationalization of the Sanitation Action Plan
  • Validate the Batch 3 design by the results of the WWTP.
  • Definition of financial needs and securing funds commitment for the production of the different units.
  • Contractor selection for the production of the systems (for mold production and unit commercialization)
  • Launch discussion with BMGF regarding the CN of Co-composting creation and development of this new market
  • Gradually transfer of the responsibility for the monitoring of the Sanitation action plan to the UNICEF Field Officers
  • Report recommendation and proposition to regulate the Desludging vendors and National legislation
  • Prepare the Final BMGF technical report.

The consultant shall support the sector while ensuring regular coordination with Government of Lebanon (MoEW & MoE) and ensuring continuous consultation with field coordinators and sector IM.

If needed, the consultant will also support the Ministry of Energy and Water to finalize and/ or update the different guidelines related to water and wastewater interventions in informal settlements.

The Consultant maybe requested to undertake additional roles and duties for other projects as required.

Performance Indicators:

Consultant’s performance will be evaluated based on the following indicators:

  • Quality and timeliness of the completed tasks and deliverables specified in the Tors and reflected in the monthly reports
  • Analysis and report on Informal settlements WASH vulnerability Assessment
  • Action Plan for WASH intervention update in informal settlements. Conformance of the updated plan to Lebanon context, norms, standards, regulations and specifications. Identification of priority actions bases on analysing of existing data.
  • At least 70 new sites in Governorates of Bekka, Baalbek, North/ and or Akkar and Nabatiyeh/ South have access to an innovative sustainable treatment technology.
  • Submission of an updated case study report presenting the findings on the effectiveness of treatment for each pilot and every batch intervention.

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

  • Advanced University Degree in Engineering, water and sanitation or environmental health and appropriate graduate qualifications
  • Eight to Ten years’ experience in the WASH sector development, including experience in emergency response and humanitarian development nexus
  • Previous experience in conducting water and sanitation sector needs assessments and ability to design and implement innovative and cost-effective solutions in protracted emergency context.
  • Technical design and supervision experience in WASH construction (mainly in Water quality and Wastewater treatment)
  • Previous work experience in implementing and coordinating WASH programmes in Lebanon and understanding of country policies and procedures is an asset.

For every Child, you demonstrate…

UNICEF's values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, and Accountability (CRITA).

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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.

Individual Consultants are responsible for their own equipment (ICT, phone, SIM card etc.) and UNICEF will not provide.

Candidates are requested to submit an all-inclusive financial offer with a clear indication of their daily fees. The fees payable to consultants and individual contractors will follow the “best value for money” principle.

The final evaluation is based 25% on the financial offer and 75% on the technical expertise.

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