Environmental Health Consultant; Sana’a – Yemen (10 months)_Only for Yemeni Nationals
United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF)
Location: Yemen
Grade: NO-3, Mid-level Professional
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Job Description


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, health


Under the supervisor of the Programme Manager, the consultant will assess the hygiene, sanitation, and waste management practices in Primary Health Care facilities; provide recommendations for improvement and prepare an action plan and implement the action plan in up to 3,000 UNICEF-supported primary health care facilities.


How can you make a difference?


The Consultant will make a difference for the children by performing the following specific tasks:


  1. Undertake a review of the ESMF and MWMP. Update of the MWMP based on best practice. Review the incinerator consultancy report, when available.

  2. Conduct an initial assessment of hygiene, sanitation, and waste management capacities and practices in UNICEF-supported primary health care facilities. Base the preliminary assessment primarily on project monitoring data that already exists and that UNICEF will provide to the consultant.

  3. Conduct additional site visits (if possible given the mobility situation in the country).

  4. Present the report and draft recommendations to UNICEF Health and Nutrition management team and lead a discussion to build consensus and agreement on the required actions.

  5. Develop an action plan including need for supplies, infrastructure (incinerators), training / capacity building, and scale (quantity) and costing of needs.

  6. Implementation of action plan, training plan, procurement plan.

  7. Monitoring of the action plan and implementation.

  8. Quarterly reporting on progress 


Please find attached the ToR for more details (hold CTRL & Double-click to open)


 Download File Terms of Reference_EHNP Environmental Health Consultant_July 2020_for review of HR_revised.pdf


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


  1. A master’s degree in environmental sciences, public health, health care management, or related subject.

  2. Eight years working experience on health care safety including infection prevention and control and medical waste management, health facility management, environmental health, health and nutrition services delivery, and/or public health

  3. Practical program management experience

  4. Experience in training and development of training materials

  5. Experience in report writing in English for UN and donor audiences

  6. Strong analytical skills, communicating and negotiation skills

  7. Fluency in English and Arabic is required.


For every Child, you demonstrate…


UNICEF’s core values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust and Accountability and core competencies are Builds & Maintains Partnership; Demonstrates Self-Awareness & Ethical Awareness; Drive to Achieve Results for Impact; Innovates and Embraces Change; Manages Ambiguity and Complexity; Thinks and Acts Strategically and Works Collaboratively with Others.


View our competency framework at: http://www.unicef.org/about/employ/files/UNICEF_Competencies.pdf






** Please include your quotation for the monthly fees along with your application documents.


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.




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 (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.





For 70 years, UNICEF has been working on the ground in 190 countries and territories to promote children’s survival, protection and development. The world’s largest provider of vaccines for developing countries, UNICEF supports child health and nutrition, good water and sanitation, quality basic education for all boys and girls, and the protection of children from violence, exploitation, and AIDS.

UNICEF is the driving force that helps build a world where the rights of every child are realized. UNICEF supports child health and nutrition, good water and sanitation, quality basic education for all boys and girls, and the protection of children from violence, exploitation, and AIDS. UNICEF is also the world’s largest provider of vaccines for developing countries. As a global authority UNICEF is able to influence decision makers at the global level and turn the most innovative ideas into reality.