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National and International Consultancy: Development of five-years Hygiene and Environmental Health (HEH) Strategy and strategic action plan for UNICEF Ethiopia Country Office (Home-based) 60 working days

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Contract type: Consultancy
Level: Consultancy
Location: Ethiopia
Categories: Health, WASH (Water, Sanitation and Hygiene), 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, health


The Federal Ministry of Health Hygiene and Environmental Health (HEH) Directorate in Ethiopia is working with development partners and sectors to improve HEH related public health problems.

The ministry developed the first National Hygiene and Environmental Health Strategy (NHEHS) in 2016 (2016-2020) and signed an MoU with seven major sectors. During this period, the ministry played a key role in creating good working platform among the partners and sector by arranging different discussion forums, establishing HEH task force, technical and steering committee and conducting bottle neck analysis on the platforms. Moreover, the ministry has upgraded the hygiene and environmental health structure from a case team to the directorate level.

As this is the end year of the strategy, the ministry has planned to develop a new one which will serve for the coming five years (2021-2025). The strategy is expected to be aligned with the SDGs, the country’s and the health sector’s five years plan and will be used as roadmap for program interventions and provide guidance for government actors and partners at different levels.

How can you make a difference?

Scope of Work: 

The consultant is expected to develop a five-year national Hygiene and Environmental health Strategy and strategic action plan. This assignment is part of the Ministry of Health/UNICEF joint Annual Work Plan under the activity “support to sanitation policy implementation and undertake relevant advocacy activities to advance the sanitation agenda,” allocated for quarter three of the EFY 2013. The consultant shall undertake the following tasks:

  • Conduct review of existing hygiene and environmental health strategy and performance assessment.
  • Conduct situational analysis.
  • Prepare a report on Situational assessment.
  • Conduct stakeholder analysis.
  • Draft the hygiene and environmental health strategy.
  • Present the document at different stages for stakeholders and incorporate comments.
  • Prepare a Strategic Action Plan (SAP) for the strategy.
  • Finalize the draft based on the comments provided by stakeholders.
  • Conduct a national validation workshop with federal and regional actors.
  • Submit the final HEH strategy and Strategic action plan.

Work Assignment Overview




Estimated Budget

  1. Inception: Outlining the approach, and tools for collecting information, and designing the strategy with a detailed work plan

Inception Report

1 week


  1. Situational and stakeholder analysis: review previous strategy, global and national reports, related policies, strategies and guidelines of relevant sectors, identifying achievements and gaps of environmental health services and program implementation.

Situation analysis report

3 weeks


  1. Develop 1st draft of the strategy with strategic action plan: 1st draft to be submitted within three weeks. Conduct stakeholder consultation workshop on the first draft.

1st draft HEH 5 year strategy and SAP

6 weeks


  1. Incorporate inputs from the consultation workshop and conduct a national validation workshop with federal and regional actors

Workshop proceedings

1 week


  1. Finalise HEH five-year strategy and strategic action plan based on feedback.


Final strategy and SAP submitted and approved

1 week

























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

  • An advanced university degree (Master’s or higher) in Environmental Health or related field.
  • A minimum of 10 years of relevant professional experience in the Environmental Health field. 
  • Demonstrated experience in designing and developing strategies.
  • Previous experience effectively working with government and partner organizations in Ethiopia.
  • Track-record of excellent interpersonal, communication and time management skills.
  • Ability to prioritize, meet deadlines, and manage changing priorities.
  • Ability to be flexible and hard-working, both independently and in a team environment, in a high pressure on-call environment with changing priorities.
  • Fluency in English is required. 

For every Child, you demonstrate…

UNICEF's values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, and Accountability (CRITA) and core competencies in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results.

To view our competency framework, please visit here.

Click here to learn more about UNICEF’s values and competencies.

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 be expected to adhere to these standards and principles and will therefore undergo rigorous reference and background checks. Background checks will include the verification of academic credential(s) and employment history. Selected candidates may be required to provide additional information to conduct a background check.


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

Individuals engaged under a consultancy or individual contract will not be considered “staff members” under the Staff Regulations and Rules of the United Nations and UNICEF’s policies and procedures, and will not be entitled to benefits provided therein (such as leave entitlements and medical insurance coverage). Their conditions of service will be governed by their contract and the General Conditions of Contracts for the Services of Consultants and Individual Contractors. Consultants and individual contractors are responsible for determining their tax liabilities and for the payment of any taxes and/or duties, in accordance with local or other applicable laws.

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