General International / Multinational

National Consultant on Water Supply Facilities’ Management Systems at UNICEF

United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), Nigeria is supporting the
Government of Nigeria to strengthen prevention of and response all forms
of violence against children.
In particular, assistance will be
provided to strengthen the child protection system, including through

modelling the system in four States, in order to demonstrate the impact
of a well-functioning child protection system, to develop a common model
for operationalizing the Child Rights Act at State level and to develop
standardized tools, including regulations, working protocols and
training manuals to govern the system.

If you are a passionate and committed professional and want to make a
lasting difference for children, the world’s leading children’s rights
organization would like to hear from you.

We are recruiting to fill the position of:

Job Title: National Consultant on Water Supply Facilities’ Management Systems

VN No: VN-NGR-56-2015
Location: Abuja
Level: NOC
Type of Appointment: Special Service Agreement (SSA)

Purpose of the Consultant

  • To support the development and operationalization of systems for
    sustainable water supply facilities management within project

Major Tasks to be Accomplished

  • Task 1: Conduct literature review on the existing documents on
    water supply facilities technology options, Operation and maintenance
    manuals, water point surveys and technical feasibility
  • Task 2: Support a rapid assessment of motorized water supply
    systems in key project States and document the existing technology
    options and O&M practices
  • Task 3: Facilitate stakeholders’ consultation towards the review
    and finalization of the draft operation and maintenance manual for
    motorized schemes
  • Task 4: Facilitate consultations and drafting of minimum service standards for community water supply delivery
  • Task 5: Support the documentation of community level facilities
    management practices and models and develop guidelines for service
    contracts for water supply facilities management
  • Task 6: Facilitate national and sub-national level dissemination
    and capacity building activities on minimum service standards and water
    supply facilities’ management systems
  • Task 7: Support processes for introducing models on sustainable
    water supply facilities’ management in at least 3 project communities.

Minimum Qualification

  • Post Graduate Degree in Engineering, Geology, Water Supply,Public Health or related fields relevant to WASH
  • Minimum of 3 years progressive experience working in the WASH
    sector and supporting community-oriented service delivery and
    participatory capacity development for operation and maintenance of
    diverse options of water supply facilities
  • Ability to identify learning points, formulate strategies and scale up concepts
  • Experience in networking, social mobilization and advocating for
    results amongst government agencies, NGO’s private actors and
    development partners.
  • Excellent training and facilitation skills with ability to
    effectively lead participatory discussions and manage large group
  • Good analytical skills and report writing ability including
    experience in tracking programme effectiveness and efficiency with IT
    skills and use of statistical software for data management
  • Fluency in written and spoken English is essential. Knowledge of local languages would be an advantage.
  • Effectively work as part of a team in difficult circumstances
    and manage relationships with government Officials and other UNICEF
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a multi-cultural environment and
    establish harmonious and effective working relationships both within
    and outside the organization.
  • Minimum of 5 years progressive experience in designing,
    construction and management of water supply facility options, especially
    for rural communities

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidate should submit their application,
accompanied by updated CV’s in English and a completed United Nations
Personal History Form.

Application should be sent to: Candidate are advised to put the Job Title on the Subject line of their email.

Click here to download United Nations Personal History Form

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