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Consultancy - Technical Support Monitoring & Supervision, Pyongyang DPRK

Apply now Job no: 515227
Work type: Consultancy
Location: Korea, DPR
Categories: Monitoring and Evaluation, Consultancy

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, resilience

The Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) continues to be affected by an ongoing complex emergency that has a severe impact on the nutrition, health and well-being of children. Since the late 1990s, UNICEF – together with partners – has responded through a multisectoral programme including nutrition, health and WASH interventions. Within WASH, most emphasis has been on support to rebuild the national water system network – which has fallen into disrepair – through support for construction of gravity-fed water systems (GFSs). GFSs are a good fit for the challenges of the national context (limited electricity for pumping, limited spares for pumps, limited options for alternative water supply systems) while capitalizing on the opportunities provided by topography and the availability of protected water sources.

How can you make a difference? 

In 2017, UNICEF conducted an independent evaluation of Gravity Fed Water Systems (GFS) that it has supported for the past 13 years. In line with the recommendations, we are now seeking a consultant to monitor WASH supplies and supervise and develop capacity on construction, operation and maintenance of GFS. In particular, the consultant will be tasked to

  • Monitor WASH supplies and provide technical supervision of GFS construction, repair and rehabilitation.
  • Update the Construction, Operation and Maintenance Manual 
  • Deliver two batches of a 5-day training on the manual
  • Write a final report and accompanying presentation describing the GFS programme inclusive of best practices and recommendations for improvement

The assignment is estimated at 52 working days starting 1 October. For the duration of the assignment, the consultant will be based in Pyongyang with frequent travel to the field.

For details, please review the complete ToR.  ToR -WASH Intensive Monitoring and supportive supervision.docx

To qualify as a champion for every child you will have…

  • Advanced degree (Masters) in Civil engineering/ Mechanical Engineering/ Geology/ Hydrology etc. Additional qualification in Construction training will be an asset
  • Minimum of 10 years of experience on water supply system design, construction, operation and maintenance including least 5 years of field work experience on construction or supervision of water supply systems, preferably gravity fed systems
  • Minimum 60 hours of experience on training of engineers, technicians and masons on construction, operation and maintenance of gravity fed system
  • Proven track record of high quality written analytical reports

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.

If you recognise yourself from the above and wish to make a difference for every child, please review the full Terms of Reference and send 1) Cover Letter, 2) CV, 3) Examples of previous, relevant work, and 4) Lump sum financial quote with a breakdown in daily rate, travel costs and other costs in US Dollars. Travel within DPRK will be arranged by UNICEF. Apply online through www.unicef.org/employ (requisition 515227) or by email to sbaikamara@unicef.org and syun@unicef.org.

 The deadline for receipt of applications is 20 August.2018.

 ToR -WASH Intensive Monitoring and supportive supervision.docx


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