UNICEF Senior Technical Utility Operation consultant Jobs in Ethiopia

UNICEF Senior Technical Utility Operation consultant Jobs in Ethiopia

Job no: 519018
Work type:
  • Consultancy
  • Ethiopia
  • WASH (Water, Sanitation and Hygiene)


    Provision of technical support to the Itang utility for electromechanical operations of the water supply system

    Specific Tasks

    The Consultant’s major tasks will be related to the day-to-day operation of the Itang water supply system with training for the utility staff to take over progressively more roles in the operation of the system.

    The specific tasks for the consultant is - but not limited to:

  • Identify, develop, and review electro-mechanical requirements for the water system;
    Inspect supplies for quality and compatibility, supervise installation, and monitor functionality of equipment and materials;
  • Monitor service and pumping times and water production rates;
  • Ensure availability of fuel and lubricants for running of pumps at pumping stations for daily operations and ensure reasonable contingency at all stations of the system;
  • Review spare part logs and available supplies for the continued operation of the system;
  • Mobilize water system guards/generator operators and plumbers to avert problems encountered in relation to generators, pumps, and pipelines;
  • Assess the maintenance and rehabilitation requirements of electromechanical parts of water supply systems;
  • Supervise and monitor performance, progress, and daily assignments for operators, technicians, and plumbers;
  • Prepare specifications and inform the utility of procurement needs for electromechanical parts, fuel, tools, and other equipment and parts needs for the operation and maintenance of the system;
  • Maintain, rehabilitate and install electromechanical parts as needed;
  • Provide clear and non-overlapping tasks for water system guards/generator operators and plumbers;
  • Collect and compile log sheets for maintenance, fuel consumption, and operational hours from each generator;
  • Ensure chlorination of water to all users of the system to appropriate levels;
  • Investigate and propose organizational structures of the operators in place and operators to be newly established;
  • Immediately report failure of equipment, including meters, generators, and pumps requiring external support to the utility General Manager and the UNICEF WASH Officer;
  • Contribute to reporting mechanisms in accordance to UNICEF’s requirements;
  • Collaborate with UNICEF staff in Gambella; and
  • Provide timely
    and quality technical advice to regional and local authorities, UNICEF, and other involved partners on different WASH issues as requested.

    Expected Deliverable
  • Monthly updated utility staff microplans outlining the training needs and progress of utility operators, technicians, and plumbers
    Monthly procurement needs reports to the utility for fuel, spare parts, and other tools
    Daily report of water production to Thurpham, Itang, Ngunyiel, Tierkidi, and Kule via email or SMS to UNICEF and the utility
  • Weekly fuel consumption reports to UNICEF and the utility
  • End of contract report at the conclusion of the assignment

  • University degree in Electromechanical studies or related technical fields
  • A minimum of two (2) years of relevant professional experience in water infrastructure, specifically with electromechanical systems
  • Developing country work experience and/or familiarity with emergency is considered an asset.
  • Fluency in English is required. Knowledge of another official UN language (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian or Spanish) or a local language is an asset.

    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.
  • 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.

    How to Apply
  • Interested candidates should apply online by 21st January 2019
  • Mobility is a condition of international professional employment with UNICEF and an underlying premise of the international civil service.
  • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.
  • For more information and job application details, see; UNICEF Senior Technical Utility Operation consultant Jobs in Ethiopia

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