National expert for the analysis of proposals, implementation, and use of humanitarian aid provided to water utilities (Vodokanals), Kyiv, Ukraine, 12 months (Remote/Work from home)

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  • Ukraine
  • Posted 2 weeks ago

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Background:

 

Now within the third yr of escalation, the continued conflict in Ukraine has had extreme penalties for the well-being of the nation’s youngsters. Even earlier than the escalation of the battle, in February 2022, roughly 10 million folks in Ukraine lacked entry to a centralized piped water provide, and 20 million folks lacked entry to centralized wastewater assortment and remedy services (GoU, 2021). The scenario stays nearly the identical as per the Authorities’s 2023 figures. Poor water high quality (one-third of samples fail nationwide requirements) and insufficient sewage remedy current public well being dangers, together with illness outbreaks, such because the suspected cholera in Mariupol and the Hepatitis A outbreak in western Ukraine. Prices have risen sharply, whereas demand and affordability have declined drastically. Furthermore, the water and sanitation services are general outdated and decaying, and each consuming water provide and wastewater remedy depend upon this closely degraded infrastructure. As of 2021, round 40% of current networks have been in important situation, and nearly 35% of sewage remedy services wanted upgrades (GoU 2021). In the meantime, local weather change is predicted to make pure catastrophes in Ukraine extra possible and extra extreme by growing temperature, altering rainfall patterns, extending warmth waves, and lowering water availability.  

 

The Ministry of Restoration (MinRestor) offers with key areas of built-in transport coverage formation and efficient public administration, the principle instructions of growth. The Ministry of Infrastructure is the principle physique within the system of central govt authorities that ensures the formation and implementation of state coverage (i)  within the area of settlement enchancment, housing and communal companies, and family waste administration; (ii) within the area of restoration of areas, territories and infrastructure affected by the armed aggression of the Russian Federation towards Ukraine; (iii)within the area of housing and communal companies management; (iV)within the area of vitality effectivity of buildings. 

 

UNICEF, along with companions, is working to make sure that emergency entry to secure water and sanitation is on the market to youngsters and households throughout the nation, together with a few of the precedence and most affected areas, particularly within the frontline, the place we help vodokanals (water utilities), municipalities, hospitals, colleges, and collective facilities, restoring water and sanitation companies and services, and offering gear and important consumables resembling chemical substances for water remedy, amongst different interventions. UNICEF can be the main company of the WASH Cluster in Ukraine, a coordination mechanism of over 100 implementing companions, significantly lively within the frontline space. Notably, the Administration Info System (MIS) Cell of the WASH cluster conducts quite a few evaluation visits and helps the coordination of over 100 simultaneous tasks. Such efforts guarantee well timed and knowledgeable response efforts whereas avoiding dangers of gaps or duplication.  

 

Given the present calls for and rising wants of the sector on account of destruction and injury within the water and sanitation sector, humanitarian organizations play an necessary position in emergencies and on the way in which to the restoration of the WASH sector in Ukraine. The consolidated help offered by humanitarian and donor organizations to essentially the most weak inhabitants wants be recorded and monitored by the MinRestor for extra clear, accountable and accountable actions. For the reason that ongoing hostilities are inflicting each day injury and destruction to important infrastructure, the help offered to the vodokanals (water utilities) might be technical or monetary. Accumulating, analyzing and publishing such experiences on the help offered will assist strengthen the sector and draw consideration to weaknesses within the strategy of supporting water utilities.

 

Objective of project:  

 

UNICEF seeks to offer enhanced capability to the MinRestor, to reinforce the standard, effectivity, and transparency within the utilization of humanitarian assist obtained by utility corporations, significantly important infrastructure enterprises. The main focus is on bettering institutional capability, readability, and transparency in alignment with the priorities set by the MinRestor.  

 

How will you make a distinction? 

Key facets of the project embrace: 

1. Readability and Transparency: Improve the readability and transparency of the utilization of humanitarian assist obtained from donors. This includes monitoring the quantitative and price expression of the help and guaranteeing clear reporting mechanisms. 

2. Compliance with Priorities: Be certain that the usage of humanitarian assist aligns with the priorities outlined by the MinRestor. 

3. Memorandums of Cooperation: Implement and cling to signed memorandums of cooperation within the area of water provide and sanitation. 

4. Monitoring and Reporting: Monitor the humanitarian assist obtained, together with its quantitative and price expression, and monitor the variety of enterprises receiving assist throughout totally different areas. Present complete monitoring knowledge to the MinRestor. 

5. Consulting Companies: Supply consulting companies and help to important infrastructure enterprises, advising on making ready analytical paperwork, experiences, displays, and different supplies associated to humanitarian assist. This consists of responding to requests from stakeholders and supporting the Venture Supervisor/Director in varied issues associated to assembly the wants of important infrastructure enterprises. 

6. Institutional Capability Constructing: Enhance the institutional capability of utility corporations, particularly important infrastructure enterprises, to successfully make the most of humanitarian assist. 

 

The Advisor will work beneath the supervision of a supervisor from the UNICEF WASH Part and shut coordination with the Venture Supervisor of the Reform Help Workplace beneath the MinRestor. 

 

General, the project goals to strengthen the general humanitarian assist framework for important infrastructure enterprises, guaranteeing efficient utilization and alignment with the broader objectives of the Ministry and signed agreements. 

 

Work project overview:

Deliverable 
Deadline 
# of w/days 
Inspection report, together with workplan, listing of deliverables and supplies/timelines for the consultancy 
30 Apr 2024 
10 
6 Analytical experiences on the wants and requests of humanitarian assist recipients of important infrastructure 
31 Might 2024 
20 
6 Analytical experiences on the wants and requests of humanitarian assist recipients of important infrastructure 
30 June 2024 
20 
4 Analytical paperwork relating to the standing of enterprises of important infrastructure, particularly relating to potential dangers, penalties, and proposals for his or her prevention and determination 
31 July 2024 
20 
4 Analytical paperwork relating to the standing of enterprises of important infrastructure, particularly relating to potential dangers, penalties, and proposals for his or her prevention and determination 
31 Aug 2024 
20 
4 Analytical paperwork relating to the standing of enterprises of important infrastructure, particularly relating to potential dangers, penalties, and proposals for his or her prevention and determination 
30 Sep 2024
30 
 
10 Analytical paperwork relating to the consideration of donors’ proposals for settlement and provision of humanitarian assist in important infrastructure 
30 Nov 2024 
30 
 
5 Studies and/or protocols relating to consultations with stakeholders and different coordination conferences 
31 Dec 2024 
20 
 
8 Consulting companies and help offered together with suggestions on inputs to donors’ month-to-month reporting. 
15 Feb 2025 
20 
8 Consulting companies and help offered together with suggestions on inputs to donors month-to-month reporting to the MinRestor. 
15 Mar 2025 
20 
 
Last report, together with classes discovered and proposals for future implementation and monitoring of WASH tasks.  
10 April 2025 
10 
Sub-total: 
220 


Please present an all-inclusive monetary proposal together with travels to hold out the deliverables listed above.

 

To qualify as an advocate for each youngster you should have… 

Schooling: Bachelor’s diploma in one of many following fields is required: economics, legislation, enterprise/public administration. A Grasp’s diploma or larger in any of the talked about areas is a bonus.

Skilled expertise:

  • Ideally 5 years of normal expertise within the area of challenge administration, public or enterprise administration, and provision of consulting companies within the related area. 

  • A minimum of 3 years {of professional} expertise associated to the sphere of housing and communal companies, challenge or change administration. 

Languages: 

  • Ukrainian: Proficient/Native [C2];
  • English: ​​Superior [C1]​.

 

Expertise and competencies: 

  • Understanding of processes in housing and communal companies. 
  • Robust planning, stakeholder coordination, and crew administration abilities. 

 

 
 

For each Baby, you exhibit… 

UNICEF’s values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Belief, Accountability, and Sustainability (CRITAS). 

 To view our competency framework, please go to  here

 

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Remarks:  

Solely shortlisted candidates can be contacted and advance to the subsequent stage of the choice course of. 

People engaged beneath a consultancy or particular person contract is not going to be thought-about “employees members” beneath the Employees Laws and Guidelines of the United Nations and UNICEF’s insurance policies and procedures, and won’t be entitled to advantages offered therein (resembling go away entitlements and medical insurance coverage protection). Their circumstances of service can be ruled by their contract and the Common Circumstances of Contracts for the Companies of Consultants and Particular person Contractors. Consultants and particular person contractors are chargeable for figuring out their tax liabilities and for the fee of any taxes and/or duties, in accordance with native or different relevant legal guidelines. 

The chosen candidate is solely accountable to make sure that the visa (relevant) and medical health insurance required to carry out the duties of the contract are legitimate for your complete interval of the contract. Chosen candidates are topic to affirmation of fully-vaccinated standing towards SARS-CoV-2 (Covid-19) with a World Well being Group (WHO)-endorsed vaccine, which should be met previous to taking over the project. It doesn’t apply to consultants who will work remotely and will not be anticipated to work on or go to UNICEF premises, programme supply places or immediately work together with communities UNICEF works with, nor to journey to carry out capabilities for UNICEF at some point of their consultancy contracts. 

Marketed: 26 Mar 2024 FLE Commonplace Time
Deadline: 01 Apr 2024 FLE Daylight Time

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