UNICEF Individual WASH Consultant Jobs in Kampala - Uganda

UNICEF Individual WASH Consultant Jobs in Kampala - Uganda

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  • Across 190 countries and territories, we work for every child, everywhere, every day, to build a better world for everyone.

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  • Uganda is one of the over 190 countries and territories around the world where we work to overcome the obstacles that poverty, violence, disease, and discrimination place in a child’s path. Together with the Government of Uganda and partners we work towards achieving the Millennium Development Goals, the objectives of the Uganda National Development Plan, and the planned outcomes of the United Nations Development Assistance Framework.

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    Background and Justification

  • Inadequate access to hygiene and sanitation remains a significant problem in Uganda, placing the poorest and most marginalized children at high risk of diarrheal diseases and malnutrition.

  • While overall Sanitation Coverage2 (population accessing any form of sanitation facility) in Uganda is at 78% in rural areas and 89.1% in urban areas, it is estimated that use of basic sanitation in rural areas is at 18% and in urban areas at 44.8%, while safely managed sanitation in rural areas is at 7.1% and in urban areas 38.9%. The rural population practicing open defecation is 22 % and urban 12%.

  • Community Led Total Sanitation (CLTS), which has been adopted as the core strategy for eliminating open defecation, has galvanized communities into improving their sanitation and resulted into open defecation free (ODF) villages.

  • While the community-led total sanitation approach has proven successful in accelerating the elimination of open defecation, it has generated a large proportion of people getting access to unimproved toilets (pit latrines without a slab or platform, that do not hygienically separate excreta from human contact and do not conform to standards of basic sanitation).

  • The Districts offer a strong opportunity to develop innovative and transformative approaches aiming at consolidating the efforts put in to mobilize communities to achieve ODF status to now improve sanitation facility at household level through by market-based sanitation (MBS) approach which involves engaging with the private sector and unlocking financial bottlenecks.

  • The Market Based Sanitation approach to be implemented in the two focus districts of Adjumani and Kamuli is aligned to the Rolling Workplan activity “Technical and financial assistance for strengthening sanitation marketing approaches for adoption of basic sanitation by the communities in rural and urban areas” and is expected to contribute to achieving the following results by the end of 2022:


    Inception Phase

  • In collaboration with Ministry of Health, develop a baseline assessment tool for measuring access to sanitation in accordance with the JMP (Joint Monitoring Program) ladder, unimproved, limited, basic and safely managed sanitation, and to carry out scoping of businesses being carried out related to sanitation in the target areas.

    (Deliverable: Baseline assessment tool developed within two weeks of start of the contract)

  • Develop a detailed concept note and the operational guidelines highlighting the activities and steps required for the implementation of the market-based interventions, including demand stimulation, building upon the CLTS interventions, supply chain improvement through availability of skills, material and finances to be accessed by the community.

    (Deliverable: Concept Note and Operational Guideline within four weeks from start date of the contract)

    Technical Support to strengthen demand generation

  • Provide technical support to districts and implementing partners in demand creation and generation for basic sanitation.

  • In consultation with District Local Government and C4D in UNICEF, develop Sanitation Marketing Campaign and support roll out and monitoring.

    (Deliverable: Provide monthly reports of support to districts and implementing partners in demand creation and generation)

    Technical Support to strengthen supply chain

  • Conduct scoping in two districts to determine the available sanitation products suppliers, and document their products, product functions and features and costs.

    Deliverable: Scoping report
    of available sanitation products, suppliers and entrepreneurs including development of options of toilet with costs with in eight weeks of start day of the contract.)

  • Support orientation of hardware owners and suppliers in market-based sanitation for effective delivery of affordable products.

    (60 masons trained to upgrade existing toilet / construct new toilet.)

  • Note: the training will be organized by the DLGs and the consultant is expected to provide technical support in organizing and conducting the training

    Technical Support to strengthen financing

  • Conduct scoping for available options of financing mechanisms to be accessed by the communities.

  • Support orientation of members of financial institutions to develop incentive mechanisms to community members and sanitation product suppliers.

  • Develop/ identify and test financing model supporting vulnerable households as well as entrepreneurs.

    (Deliverable: Report of available financing mechanisms and financing model developed/ identified to support scaling up and training report.

    Technical Support to strengthen monitoring

  • Develop Monitoring tool and monitor results achieved through the MBS approach and to refine the approach in case any bottlenecks are identified.

    (Deliverable: Fortnightly update of progress of MBS interventions supported by UNICEF)


  • Prepare documentation of the interventions conducted to accelerate basic sanitation, highlighting the achievements, innovations, challenges and lessons learnt.

    (Deliverable: i) Process documentation of the MBS initiative ii) A concise documentation in the form of field note (a standard UNICEF template) capturing key results and lessons learnt.

    To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have

    The selected Consultant should have:


  • A Master’s Degree in Public Health, Sanitation and Hygiene disciplines or related fields / or a relevant technical discipline related to public health, hygiene and sanitation from a recognized University / Institution.

  • A Bachelor’s Degree in Public Health, Civil Engineering, Sanitation and Hygiene or related/ relevant field.

    Experience and skills:

  • A minimum of three (3) years’ experience working on hygiene and sanitation related projects especially in the area of Market based Sanitation

  • Experience of working with the UN systems in similar function is highly desirable.

  • Proficiency with excel and MS word is required, familiarity with other software programs is a plus including designing of a simple monitoring system

  • A high level of interpersonal, management skills, integrity and ability to work with complex teams is required.

  • Proven ability to work under pressure and meet tight deadlines with minimum supervision is required.

    Skills and abilities:

  • Proven skills in strong analytical and problem-solving skills;

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills;

  • Effective organizational skills; high drive for results;

  • High commitment;

  • Teamwork and strong interpersonal and intercultural skills;

  • Computer literacy especially with Excel and database management is required.

    Language Requirements:

  • The language competency is English both fluent in writing and speaking and knowledge of local language will be an asset”


  • Understanding of issues and challenges in the areas of WASH in institutions and communities.

  • Understanding of the UN procedures


    Core Values

  • Commitment

  • Diversity and inclusion

  • Integrity

    Core competencies

  • Communication

  • Working with people

  • Drive for results

    Functional Competencies:

  • Planning and organizing

  • Formulating Strategies and Concepts

  • Analysing

  • Relating and networking

  • Deciding and Initiating action

  • Applying technical expertise

    Evaluation of Candidate:

  • The consultant will be competitively selected from a list of applicants based on their past experience of doing similar work (extensive experience in writing donor reports, in compiling and editing annual reports for various UNICEF offices).

    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.

    How to Apply

  • For more information and job application details, see; UNICEF Individual WASH Consultant Jobs in Kampala - Uganda

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