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UNICEF Zimbabwe is seeking to hire an innovative Individual Consultant to support monitoring of borehole rehabilitation and Covid-19 preparedness of selected schools through access to safe water and hygiene enabling facilities.
Individual consultancy to support monitoring of borehole rehabilitation and Covid-19 preparedness of selected schools through access to safe water and hygiene enabling facilities.
Location: Home Based
Purpose: Individual consultancy to support monitoring of borehole rehabilitation and Covid-19 preparedness of selected schools through access to safe water and hygiene enabling facilities.
Duration: 3 Months
Start and end dates: 15 February 2021 to 15 May 2021
Reporting to: HIV/AIDS Specialist
With funding from the Global Partnership for Education, UNICEF with approval from MoPSE has distributed USD$3,000 to 950 schools to rehabilitate their water source to ensure access of water within the school premise. With this fund, the schools are to fix their broken pumps, fix any other problem that is preventing the access to water source.
For schools receiving this fund, a utilization criteria for Emergency WASH School Improvement Grant has been developed as follows:
In order to implement Emergency WASH SIG, MoPSE together with UNICEF agreed on a set of eligible and ineligible items. Emergency WASH SIG is to be used to support the WASH aspects at the School that are consistent with the utilization criteria (set out below). Schools to be guided by the general comments provided for each component for quality assurance. Every expenditure is subject to approval by DSI.
Hand washing with soap or a chlorine based solution has been identified as a critical life saving intervention in the fight against Covid-19 and restoring access to water for the targeted schools will go a long way in improving the preparedness of schools against the pandemic. In the planned utilization of funds under the SIG modality, the schools will need WASH technical backstopping and there is need to engage a technical consultant to guide the schools in the technical implementation. MoPSE therefore seeks a suitably qualified and experienced consultant to provide quality assurance services for WASH in Schools during the restoration and construction of WASH facilities.
• Provision of technical support to schools and monitoring correct rehabilitation of their water sources such as boreholes and wells and restoration/rehabilitation of WASH infrastructure in schools.
• To provide quality assurance in the utilization of SIG funding for WASH outcomes making sure funds have been used according to the agreed criteria. that will lead to preparedness against Covid-19 in schools ahead of schools opening.
• To enhance local capacities in water and personal hygiene management in selected schools.
• To provide a final detailed report on schools monitored and provide recommendation for improving this modality.
Duties And Responsibilities
The consultant will be responsible for the following
Assisting whenever possible selected schools to come up with BoQs for water and hygiene enabling infrastructure.
Support the prioritization of rehabilitation works in collaboration with local councils, DDF and schools
Assist selected schools in understanding and unpacking eligible and ineligible costs under the SIG arrangement.
Co-ordinating with government on supervising the water point repair works. This includes linking schools to relevant service providers within their wards where they are available or within district if not available at ward level.
Coordinate the pre-delivery inspections for materials procured by selected schools
Monitor the rehabilitation works (including small piped water systems, borehole repairs, solar systems) and ensure quality assurance and conformity with standards.
Reinforcement of the committees’ and officials’ capacities to maintain the WinS infrastructure.
Assist in the awareness of the school communities (in collaboration with the Ministry of Health and Child Care relevant officials) to use and maintain WinS facilities and to have better hygiene practices. Hygiene promotion should specifically target children in schools and among the community.
Prepare and submit Monthly reports.
Prepare and submit minutes of meetings with selected schools and district education officials (Monthly meeting, special meetings)
Analyze contractor’s/ service providers claims from technical and contractual point of view. This includes the works that will be done by Pump mechanics, solar pump installers, electricians and other service providers as may be required by the schools.
Prepare final report.
Qualifications And Experience
To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have…
An advanced university degree (Master’s or higher) in the area of WASH, health promotion, public health, planning, public policy.
A minimum of 10 years of relevant professional experience in
Developing country work experience and/or familiarity with emergency is considered an asset.
Skills in facilitation of stakeholder engagements/workshops.
Evidence of having undertaken similar assignments.
In-depth knowledge and experience of the WASH, public and school health environment at the global level , particularly focusing on the African continent, SADC and in Zimbabwe would be an a distinct advantage.
Fluency in written and spoken English and any local indigenous languages required.
How To Apply
Apply using the link below
Deadline: 22 Jan 2021 South Africa Standard Time