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Individual Consultant for Field Monitor and Technical Support for ERVHIZ WASH Project (Based in Bulawayo)- Open to Nationals Only at UNICEF International

UNICEF International

Expires: 16 May 2024

Full Time



job Description

UNICEF Zimbabwe's WASH programming strategy for 2022-2025 prioritised providing technical support to operationalise the Government of Zimbabwe (GoZ)'s commitment to increase the resilience of all children and their families, including to protect against water and sanitation related diseases at home, in schools and in healthcare facilities - in ordinary times and during emergencies. Climate change is already having an impact on WASH services in Zimbabwe. The country has not been spared from the detrimental effects of climate change, including from extreme weather patterns resulting in recurring droughts and floods - the worst and unprecented disaster being the 2019 Cyclone Idai. Zimbabwe's future outlook is projected to experience more frequent and intense droughts, as well as more erratic rainfall patterns. In the efforts to ‘build back better' from the Cyclone Idai, UNICEF worked closely with the Government of Zimbabwe with support from the World Bank to pilot innovative risk-informed programming approaches, including the Drinking Water Safety and Security Planning (DWSSP) framework to achieve sustainable and resilient WASH Services.

This approach is now being amplified to model agriculture and nutrition as a nexus approach to enhance household and institutions resilience, in 6 Districts of Matabeleland South Province through support from EU in collaboration with FAO, under the ‘Enhanced Resilience Building for Vulnerable Households in Zimbabwe (ERVHIZ). Key stakeholders include: the Department of WASH Coordination (DWASHC) in the Ministry of Lands, Agriculture, Fisheries, Water & Rural Development (MoLAFWRD), the Ministry of Health and Child Care (MOHCC), WASH sector national and sub-national coordination bodies, NGOs/CSOs implementing partners and other relevant stakeholders.

The ERVHIZ project is ending in August, 2024. In order to ensure the project is successfully completed on time, intensification of monitoring and technical support are required. There is also need to ensure lessons learned and best practices are well documented and handover processes are well coordinated.

It is against this background that UNICEF Zimbabwe WASH Section now requires technical assistance services of a consultant with skills and demonstratable capacity to provide the required support.

UNICEF Climate Resilient WASH requires a consultant who will work closely with Rural Development Councils, District Water and Sanitation Sub-committees (DWSCCs), Provincial Water and Sanitation Sub-commitee, UNICEF and its implementing NGO partners and other relevant stakeholders, to provide effective coordination, capacity building, monitoring, documenting and reporting services in the implementation of the EU supported FAO-UNICEF Enhancing Resilience in Vulnerable Households in Zimbabwe (ERVHIZ) project in 6 targeted districts of Matabeleland Province (Beitbridge, Bulilima, Mangwe, Matobo, Gwanda and Insiza).

Outputs foreseen under this consultancy include but are not limited to project field monitoring and reporting, coordination of relevant stakeholders in liason with the respective DWSSC and Rural District Councils, collating best practices and lessons learned and providing capacity building on identified gaps.

Duties and Responsibilities

The consultant will carry out the following activities:

Provide field monitoring and coordination oversight of UNICEF's ERVHIZ implementing partners, tracking implementation progress and reporting support, ensuring clear plans are in place, updated regularly and remain on track and that information is regularly communicated to local authorities and UNICEF.
Responsible for building capacity of the DWSSC and PWSSCs on WASH sector coordination, Demand Led sanitation, District WASH planning and provide support in implementation of project sustainability and closure processes,
Provide support and coordinate project closure processes and oversight on implementing exit and sustainability mechanisms eMTOmAN DYgoQD
Promote effective project knowledge management, communication and visibility through providing input in collating lessons learned and assist partners in development of knowledge products sharing good practices and lessons learned.

Qualifications and Experience

Advanced University Degree in Social Sciences, Water Management, Public Health or Development Studies or a Bachelors' degree plus an additional five years of experience.

At least eight years of relevant experience in WASH in Zimbabwe with capacity to carry out field monitoring and reporting of WASH development/humanitarian interventions with reference to similar projects. Experience working in Matabeleland Provinces would be an added advantage.

Knowledge/Expertise/Skills required:
Extensive technical and professional evaluation skills and direct experience in applying qualitative and quantitative evaluation methods; and familiarity with UNEG Norms and Standards and Ethical Guidelines is required.

Strong experience and knowledge in the UN programming principles, including leaving no one behind LNOB, human rights, gender equality and women's empowerment, sustainability and resilience, and accountability is required.

Excellent knowledge of emerging global development issues and evaluation trends that impact the work of the UN. is desirable.

Previous experience working in Zimbabwe is an added advantage.

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  • Job Type

    Full Time

  • Expiry Date

    16 May 2024

  • Date Posted

    10 May 2024