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International WASH Consultant- Policy Support



Freetown, Sierra Leone

Job Type


Closing date:

3 April 2022

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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, sustenance.

Please visit UNICEF Sierra Leone website here:

How can you make a difference?


Tasks, Activities and Deliverables

  • Preliminary data collection and desk review of existing sector policies, institutional arrangements, strategies and plans
  • Holding of stakeholders’ consultative meetings to articulate views and generate inputs to inform the development of the implementation guidelines
  • Drafting of policy implementation guidelines
  • Holding of stakeholders’ validatory workshop on the review and adoption of the draft policy implementation guidelines
  • Collate all inputs and finalize the guidelines

Please see attached ToR for detailed information. TOR_WASH Individual Consultant_ASPG.pdf

To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have…

  • Advanced university degree in one of the disciplines relevant to the following areas: Policy and Strategic Studies, Public Health, Social Science, Economics, WASH Engineering or other relevant technical fields from a recognized University/ Institution
  • Additional training in Guidelines Development, Health Education, Communication for Development (Programme Communication), etc. is an asset.
  • Eight years of progressively responsible professional work experience in the UN or other international development organization, national government or the private sector
  • At least 8 years at a senior level working in the areas of policy development, institutional strengthening, programme management, research and learning, strategic planning and systems building both in the development and humanitarian context
  • Familiarity with the West African context is an asset.
  • Good knowledge and skills on the use of basic computer applications (including office suite, data analysis and presentation software)
  • Familiar with community approaches to total sanitation and other behaviour change communication tools for sanitation and hygiene promotion
  • Familiar with the current developments, research, and best practices and global in development of environmental sanitation and hygiene strategy.
  • Strong communication skills and fluency in spoken and written English
  • Experience in the use of the ASPG tool is an asset

For every Child, you demonstrate…

UNICEF’s values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, and Accountability (CRITA).

To view our competency framework, please visit here.

Click here to learn more about UNICEF’s values and competencies.

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 be expected to adhere to these standards and principles and will therefore undergo rigorous reference and background checks. Background checks will include the verification of academic credential(s) and employment history. Selected candidates may be required to provide additional information to conduct a background check.

Consultants and Individual contractors are responsible for paying any taxes derived from the earnings received from UNICEF.

  • Application to include financial proposal that will detail your daily/monthly rate (in USD) to undertake the terms of reference.
  • Payment of professional fees will be based on submission of agreed satisfactory deliverables. UNICEF reserves the right to withhold payment in case the deliverables submitted are not up to the required standard or in case of delays in submitting the deliverables on the part of the consultant.


Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.

Individuals engaged under a consultancy or individual contract will not be considered “staff members” under the Staff Regulations and Rules of the United Nations and UNICEF’s policies and procedures and will not be entitled to benefits provided therein (such as leave entitlements and medical insurance coverage). Their conditions of service will be governed by their contract and the General Conditions of Contracts for the Services of Consultants and Individual Contractors. Consultants and individual contractors are responsible for determining their tax liabilities and for the payment of any taxes and/or duties, in accordance with local or other applicable laws

About the Role

The objective of the consultancy is to provide technical support to the Ministry of Health and Sanitation and other sector players to develop sanitation and hygiene policy implementation guidelines for Sierra Leone in line with the ASPG, existing policies and sector priorities. The Consultant will support the Ministry to review the existing sector policies and plans, facilitate stakeholders’ consultative meetings and galvanize ideas and opinions towards developing the national implementation guidelines for sanitation and hygiene services delivery.

Methodology and Technical Approach

The Consultant will conduct a detailed review of the existing WASH policies and sector documents, critically examine the current institutional landscape, and actively engage with stakeholders to analyze bottlenecks in the roll-out of existing policies and plans. The Consultant will conduct preliminary data collection and hold consultative meetings to identify existing challenges, gaps, and lessons in developing and implementing sector policies and plans. S/He will work in close liaison with the ASPG and UNICEF WASH

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