National Consultancy – WASH Information Manager
Job Number: 528892 | Vacancy Link
Locations: Africa: Senegal
Work Type : 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, hope
West and Central Africa is hit by numerous humanitarian crisis including man-made crisis (political instability, terrorism, armed conflicts), natural disasters (drought, flood, landslide) and outbreaks (Ebola, Cholera…).
In 2019, the region registered almost 10 million IDPs and refugees in the region (DRC, Nigeria, CAR, Chad…) and 6.3 children affected by severe accurate malnutrition (mostly in Sahel).
A 2015 review of cholera’s global burden estimated that 1.25 billion people are at risk of cholera, with 2.9 million cases and 95,000 related deaths in endemic regions annually, with the majority of the burden in Sub Saharan Africa (Ali & al., 2015). Since 2009, the UNICEF regional office pays special attention to cholera issues in the region and launched cholera regional platform in 2012.
How can you make a difference?
The purpose of this work is to support the Regional Cholera project from an IM perceptive but more generally the WASH section in WCAR office.
The objective of the consultancy is to:
1) Support Information & Knowledge Management, Evidence Generation
Collect & analyse emergency WASH data, with a specific focus on epidemiological data to produce the cholera regional update (bimonthly)
Manage the cholera regional platform Website
Update the regional cholera webmap
Support WASH section with creation of maps
Keep contact regularly updated
2) Provide Technical Support & Capacity Development (implementation & monitoring of cholera roadmap)
Produce an annual review of the cholera situation in 2019 in the region
Support data collection, development and deployment of a monitoring tools for the inventory of sustainable WASH & OCV activities in cholera hotspots
Provide cholera update during Regional Cholera Platform members meeting
Act as focal point for the WASH section with T4D team
Support WASH team with monitoring of program / dashboard (on-request)
Scope of work
Consultant will be in touch with key informant at country level. He/She will collect relevant emergency WASH and cholera data liaising with the countries
The consultant will be in charge to provide all the deliverable and will lead those activities.
He/She will report to Cholera Specialist on progress.
Consultant will work four full working days per week.
Deliverables and Schedules
Payments will be based on monthly report as main deliverable:
|1st monthly report|
28th of February 2020
|2nd monthly report|
31st of March 2020
|3rd monthly report|
30th of April 2020
|4th monthly report|
31st of May 2020
|5th monthly report|
30th of June 2020
|6th monthly report|
31st of July 2020
Monthly reports will embrace all activities delivered by the consultant. This includes but is not limited to the list of secondary deliverables below:
12 Regional Updates (Cholera Bulletin every 2 weeks)
1 comprehensive database of cholera cases & deaths at admin 2 level (or amdin1 when not available – management on weekly basis)
1 Webmap (cholera current outbreaks – management on bimonthly basis) – ideally aligned with webmap in East and southern Africa
1 annual review of the cholera situation in 2019 in the region
1 online compilation of various transdisciplinary studies in the region useful for advocacy with development donors (on monthly basis)
1 contact directory of cholera platform members (update on weekly basis)
1 matrix for regular monitoring of cholera data completeness (update on weekly basis)
Maps for WASH section
Monitoring and/or dashboard for the WASH section
Any other deliverables on request with his line management
Timing: 6 months: ideally from 1st of February 2020 to 31st of July 2020
Consultant will submit monthly report on regular monthly basis.
However, secondary deliverables will be monitored directly through the delivery of Regional Updates (Cholera Bulletin), 1 Webmap, 1 monitoring tool, Website, contact list.
To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have…
At least Bachelor’s Degree in environmental sciences, geographical health, Monitoring and Information Management, GIS or a related field;
At least 7 years’ relevant experience in related sectors (or Master’s Degree with 5 years of relevant experience)
Proven experience working in health-related fields in the West and Central Africa Region
Experience on Data Management, Information and Knowledge Management and Mapping (including use of ArcGIS)
Strong analytical skills and ability to clearly synthesize and present findings, draw practical conclusions, make recommendations and prepare well-written reports;
Experience data collection, monitoring and analysis techniques, especially in the public health sector (on ideally on epidemiology with cholera)
Ability to manage website is ideal
At least Advanced level in French and English (both speaking and writing)
Understanding of institutional mandates and operations of UNICEF preferred;
For every Child, you demonstrate commitment
UNICEF’s values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, and Accountability (CRITA) and core competencies in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results.
The functional competencies required for this post are
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.
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.
Closing Date Thu Jan 09 2020 00:55:00 GMT+0100 (Afr. centrale Ouest)