Bangladesh nationals: National WASH Consultant (Accelerated Sanitation and Water for All (ASWA II) Project)

United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF)
Dhaka, Bangladesh
Position Type: 
Organization Type: 
International Organization
Experience Level: 
Senior (10+ Years)
Degree Required: 
Advanced Degree (Master's or JD)


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Purpose of Activity/Assignment:

Accelerated Sanitation and Water for All (ASWA II) intervention under Government of Bangladesh (GoB)-UNICEF WASH project, which is being implemented in 14 districts of Bangladesh from November 2017 to December 2021. The key activities under ASWA II project are declaration and sustaining open defecation free environment, sanitation and hygiene promotion through Community Approaches to Total Sanitation (CATS)/Sanitation Marketing approaches; system strengthening, capacity development and scaling up drinking water safety through provision of safe water and development and implementation of Water Safety Plans (WSPs) for improving WASH facilities and improved WASH behavior among the targeted communities, schools and health care facilities (HCF). Department of Public Health Engineering (DPHE), Directorate General of Health Service (DGHS), Directorate of Primary Education (DPE) and Directorate of Secondary and Higher Education (DSHE are two critical government partners who are implementing CLTS, Hygiene promotion, WSP, WASH in school using 3-stars approach and WASH in health care facilities with support from six implementing partners hired under GoB-UNICEF WASH project.

As part of the ASWA II intervention of GoB-UNICEF WASH project, UNICEF is seeking the services of a national consultant to strengthening institutional capacity building for ODF/WSC verification and certification system, introduction of sanitation market development system during post ODF period in the targeted unions, site-specific appropriate design/drawings of WASH facilities for schools and HCF through capacity building of implementing agencies (GoB and NGOs) key staff, establishing operation and maintenance system for sustainability of the new WASH facilities provided from the project and local skill development with DPHE, DPE, DSHE, DHGS and implementing agencies (IAs).

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

  • An advanced university degree (Master’s) in Civil Engineering, Water and Sanitation Engineering, Environmental Engineering etc.
  • At least 10 years’ experience in development field, preferably in the water and sanitation sector;
  • Strong field implementation experience of the water supply, sanitation, faecal sludge and waste management in rural, peri-urban and urban areas in Bangladesh;
  • Extensive experience in organizing and facilitating training / meeting /workshop /seminar/WASHBAT analysis
  • Knowledge and information about the local context, capacity of the local NGOs on WASH and capacities of various stakeholders, would be considered an asset;
  • Have strong and in-depth knowledge in subject matter and related approaches;
  • Well convergent with the development programme aspect of water supply and sanitation;
  • Good written and spoken in English;
  • Computer skills especially in word processing, MS Excels, power point is preferred

For every Child, you demonstrate…

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

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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, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks, and will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles.


Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advanced to the next stage of the selection process. This is deliverables-based contract. The technical suitability of the candidates is assessed first through review of applications, test and/or interviews; to be followed by the invitation to provide financial offer for the candidates who best meet the technical requirements.

Opening Date Mon Nov 25 2019 23:00:00 GMT-0500 (Eastern Standard Time) Bangladesh Standard Time
Closing Date Wed Dec 11 2019 12:55:00 GMT-0500 (Eastern Standard Time)