Wash International Consultant

United Nations Children's Fund

Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan

Experience: 3 to 5 Years

Skill Required: Media and Communication

UNICEF plans to hire an International WASH consultant, who is expected to assist in revision of the National standards on WASH in schools in consideration of gender responsiveness and inclusiveness and propose a model WASH facility in selected schools.
  • Review information collected by the national consultant (existing documentation related to WASH infrastructure in schools, particularly national standards, policy and regulatory frameworks, with a focus on gender responsive and inclusive designs). Visit schools and kindergardens in both urban and rural Kyrgyzstan, meet national stakeholders to identify challenges and opportunities for improved WASH situation in educational settings and write a desk review of the current situation.
  • Provide technical guidance and, in collaboration with the national consultant, design inclusive and gender-responsive standards for school latrines and WASH facilities ensuring adaptability to all conditions in Kyrgyzstan, including rural/urban context, and taking into consideration the available infrastructure, its quality, construction material and winter temperatures.
  • Review and ensure quality assistance of the cost analysis to be done by national consultant for the development of a prototype at model schools based on the new proposed standards.
  • Costing of the proposed prototype for scale up based on unit cost of WASH facility (toilet with hand washing sink with reliable water source) including building, infrastructure requirement and service maintenance (how to empty septic tank etc).
To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have… 
  • An advanced university degree (Master’s or higher) in engineering or civil engineering and another relevant engineering field.
  • A first University Degree in a relevant field combined with 2 additional years of professional experience may be accepted in lieu of an Advanced University Degree. 
  • A minimum of 5 years of relevant professional experience in WASH-related programs, with particular focus on engineering experience of WASH facilities in developing countries is required;
  • Understanding of public health, gender and disability-accessible WASH facilities;
  • English is required, Russian is desirable.