WASH in Emergency Consultancy

United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF)
Beirut, Lebanon
Position Type: 
Consultancy
Organization Type: 
International Organization
Experience Level: 
Mid-Level/Senior (8-9 Years)
Degree Required: 
Advanced Degree (Master's or JD)

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Purpose of Activity/Assignment:

The Water Sector under the leadership of the Ministry of Energy and Water is identifying designs of on-site wastewater
treatment systems that will reach satisfactory environmental standards, to be piloted and then scaled up in the most
critical Informal Settlements under the guidance of a Standards Operating Procedure. Similar guidelines are being prepared
 on water and wastewater management in Informal Settlements.

 

The purpose of this consultancy is to develop a comprehensive, cost-effective and practical Action Plan aiming at
strengthening wastewater and water services in Informal Settlements according to guidelines that will be provided
by the Water Sector and prioritization criteria.

How can you make a difference?

Scope of Work:

 

Under the overall supervision of the sector coordinator, and in close collaboration with the Water Sector and Water Establishments, the Consultant will develop the Water and Sanitation Action Plan to be reviewed and approved by the Ministry of Energy and Water.
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 provide a 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 establish the budget and propose the different phases for the implementation of the actions. In parallel, the Consultant will propose a similar approach to maximize 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. It includes:

 

1. Undertake a comprehensive desk review baseline (WAP, WWTPs assessment, Water Sector guidelines, LCRP 2019 and 2020, update of the National Water Sector Strategy, …)
2. Consolidate and analyze data from the sector platform on informal settlements and from additional information at field level to formulate a concise and coherent end-of-year report on the WASH situation in Informal Settlements
3. Analyze core Water Sector indicators, local pedological and hydrogeological data, and other relevant data to evaluate the level of risks of pollution per Informal Settlement.
4. Considering in addition nearby wastewater treatment plants capacity to receive the sludge, acceptance from local authorities and landlords and other relevant parameters, select from approved designs the best technical and cost-effective wastewater system to be installed per area or site. Permanent hard structures are prohibited.
5. Consider provision of drinking water in Informal Settlements in the overall cost analyzing to propose the most cost-effective use of tanker trucks per area or site, while ensuring quality and control of safe water services provided.
6. Use existing data related to aquifer management to propose to Water Establishments the most appropriate wells to replenish tanker trucks serving Informal Settlements.
7. Design a planning tool to implement investments related to the implementation of the Action Plan on distinct phases according to funding availability, value for money and environmental impact of the action
8. Develop a detailed action and investment plan in line with the update of the National Water Sector Strategy.

 

The timeframe to improve existing wastewater systems should be agreed between MoEW, Donors and Implementing Organizations, after an assessment of feasibility, costing and prioritization starting with the largest and those assessed as priority and is subject to financial resources availability for the response.

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 the finalize and/or update the different guidelines related to water and wastewater interventions in Informal Settlements.
The Consultant maybe requested undertaking 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 completed of tasks and deliverables specified in the TOR and reflected in monthly reports;
• Analysis and report on Informal Settlements WASH Vulnerability assessment
• Action plan for WASH interventions in Informal Settlements. Conformance of proposed action plan to Lebanon national context, norms, standards, regulations and specifications; Identification of priority actions based on analyzing of existing data.
Financial analyzing of the Action Plans with identification of investments required per priority;


Work Assignment Overview

 

Task Milestone 1: 

 

• Situation analysis on Water & Waste water in informal collective sites

• Development of the consultancy detailed workplan for water and wastewater

 

Deliverables/Outputs: 
# Follow up action taken and design of the several pilots treatment systems
# coordination meetings with authorities, partners and private sector (consultancy firms in charge of the water and waste water strategy) on prioritization approach
#SitAn report
#Workplan for Waste water action plan
#Workplan for water supply 

 

Timeline 

 

21 days and before the end of November 2019 

 

Task Milestone 2:

 

Follow up on the effectiveness of treatment for the previous pilots and/or sustainable solutions Review,

Develop and document typical and technical designs with bill of quantities for the different typical sizes of foreseen cost-effective waste water treatment systems and/or connections.

Actively participate in the creation and building up national wastewater Workshops and taskforces to collect and capitalize on the different intervention on waste water in settlement and gatherings in Lebanon 

 

Deliverables Output: 

 

# of systems documented
 for the different typical cases including but not limited to: effectiveness of treatment, operation and maintenance, cost effectiveness, space saving/requirements

#  Wastewater Taskforces created 

 

Task Milestone 3:
 
Support the sector on the WASH assessment platform for the sanitation and water sections

Select of best methodology and approach to ensure timely and sound implementation

 

Deliverables / Output:

 

Development and selection of best modality for public private partnership.
The consultant will gather evidence enabling the Water sector to decide which option will be the best for the humanitarian and development side. 

 

Timeine: 21 days and before the end of January 2020 

Task Milestone 4:
 
Action plan developed for Bekaa & Baalbeck Hermel Governorates 

 

Deliverables / Output:

 

Develop an action plan including but not limited to the following: Guidelines for the prioritization and modalities,
lessons learnt,  mapping of high priority areas/sites, budget per area and/or per site, implementation timeframe, O&M, evaluation & monitoring framework

 

Timelines: 21 days and before the end of February 2020 

 

Task Milestone 5:
 
Action plan developed for North, Akkar, BML & South Governorates

 

Deliverables / Output:

 

Develop an action plan including but not limited to the following:
Guidelines for the prioritization modalities, lessons learnt, mapping of high priority areas/sites, budget per area and/or per site, implementation timeframe, O&M, evaluation & monitoring framework

 

Timeline:21 days and before the end of March 2020

 

Task Milestone 6:
 
Proposed action plans are reviewed and validated with MoEW and sector partners
 
Deliverables / Output:

 

# of action plans reviewed & validated with MoEW and sector partners

 

Timeline: 21 days and before the end of April 2020

 

Task Milestone 7:

 

Deliverables / Output:
 
Review on the current practices, effectiveness of pilots and/or sustainable solutions

Review, Develop and document typical and technical designs with bill of quantities for the different typical sizes of foreseen cost-effective water treatment systems and/or connections

Actively participate in the creation and building up national water Workshops and taskforces to collect and capitalize on the different intervention on waste water in settlement and gatherings in Lebanon

 

Timeline: 21 days and before the end of May 2020

 

Task Milestone 8:

 

Deliverables / Output:

 

Action plan developed for Bekaa & Baalbeck Hermel Governorates  

 

Timeline:21 days and before the end of June 2020 

 

Task Milestone 9:

 

Action plan developed for North, Akkar, BML & South Governorates

 

Timeline: 21 days and before the end of July 2020 

 

• Ensure regular coordination with Government of Lebanon (MoEW & MoE)
• Continuous transfer of capacities and handover of plan monitoring responsibility to field coordinators and
sector IM.

 

Deliverables / Output:

 

Contribute to development of recommendations to the national legislation regarding standards and regulations for WASH in informal settlements by preparing supporting documentation;

Assist in updating WASH sector related barriers and bottlenecks and support capacity development activities for
government and non-governmental partners in coordination with other donors;

Contribute to WASH programme related M&E activities to track progress and evaluate results. Consultant will work on methodology for baseline studies, monitoring tools, technical assessments for WASH infrastructure at collective gatherings levels; 

 

Timeline 42 days and before the end of September 2020

To qualify  an advocate for every child you will have:

An Advanced university degree in engineering, water and sanitation, environmental health and appropriate post-graduate
qualifications (Degree, diploma);

Eight to ten years’ experience in the WASH sector development, including experience in emergency response
and humanitarian development nexus (CV);

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 (CV);

Technical design and supervision experience in WASH construction (CV);
Prior work experience in implementing and coordinating WASH programmes in Lebanon and understanding of country’s policies and procedures is an asset (CV);

For every Child, you demonstrate Integrity:

UNICEF’s 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 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.

Remarks:

Candidates are requested to submit an all inclusive financial offer including the daily fees. 

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.

Opening Date Tue Oct 29 2019 08:00:00 GMT+0100 (Central European Standard Time) Middle East Standard Time
Closing Date Tue Nov 12 2019 22:55:00 GMT+0100 (Central European Standard Time)