Local Consultant: Sanitary or Civil Engineer (38 Days)

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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.

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UNICEF has been an active partner of the Government of the Philippines and civil society in realizing the rights of every Filipino child, in line with priorities to achieve the Millennium Development Goals. UNICEF efforts have been focused on the most vulnerable regions identified by the Government of the Philippines Development Plan, particularly in the regions of Visayas and Mindanao. To ensure that interventions are sustainable and scaled up, UNICEF will support primarily local government units (LGUs) as the main instruments of delivering services and building systems. The level of engagement with government institutions will take into account capacities, economies of scale and sector issues.

It has a field office in Cotabato City, the second largest city in Mindanao, southern Philippines, with some 300,000 population. The city is the regional administrative centre of the Autonomous Region of Muslim Mindanao and over 80 percent of the population is Muslim. Mindanao is both conflict-affected and prone to frequent earthquakes and typhoon storms.

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UNICEF will be implementing a project that aims to demonstrate the use of leveraging public funds with market-based financing in delivering climate resilient sanitation facilities to 150 vulnerable families in the province of Samar.  Implementing the project – “Household Sanitation using Blended Financing with Output-based Aid” in the province of Samar will contribute to setting up the systems for the province to adopt the modality, and also aid in national policy development, establishing evidence on the effectiveness and efficiency of such financing modality, and documenting good practices for other local governments to emulate.

Currently, the Provincial Engineering Office has prepared the technical drawings and bill of materials for the standard pour flush toilet with two-chamber septic tank and leach pit. However, it is anticipated that the designs may require adjustments during actual construction, based on local conditions, and to ensure the design is climate resilient (typhoon and flood proof) and PWD friendly. The services of a sanitary engineer or civil engineer is required to support the revisions in the toilet design and documentation of good practices.



  1. Conduct site visits in the municipalities of Basey, Jiabong and Paranas and assess the necessary revisions on the toilet design for selected households.
  2. Prepare the technical plans and drawings and bill of materials for each of the revised toilet design.  
  3. Conduct site visits to document modifications done independently by beneficiaries
  4. Prepare as-built plans / technical drawings and bill of materials  
  5. Document good practices observed from the various designs and modifications adopted in the project
  6. Coordinate with the Provincial Engineering Office and the Provincial Health Office in the performance of the above mentioned tasks


  1. Revised plans, technical drawings and bill of materials for each of the toilet designs where significant modifications have been done
  2. As-built plans and bill of materials for modifications done independently by the households
  3. Presentation of the good practices on the various toilet designs to the Project Steering Committee

Work Schedule:

The start of the activities below are dependent on the LGU’s completion of household beneficiaries selection.


# of Days

Indicative Date

Coordination and planning

3 days

Week 1

Site visits and assessment of household toilet locations and design

10 days

Week 2-4

Preparation of as-built plans, technical drawings and bill of materials

12 days

Week 5-9

Submission of as-built plans, technical drawings and bill of materials, including 1 revision

12 days

Week 6-10

Debriefing with UNICEF and Provincial Engineering Office and Provincial Health Office

1 day

Week 11


Qualified candidates are requested to complete an online candidate profile in http://www.unicef.org/about/employ/ by 02 June 2023.  Only applications sent through the e-recruitment portal under Job Number: 562428 will be considered.

All candidates are requested to submit a COVER LETTER, and the duly filled P11 Form which can be downloaded from our website at P11 Form.docx (sharepoint.com) indicating three (3) previous supervisors. Please indicate your ability, availability and daily/monthly rate to undertake the terms of reference above.  Applications submitted without a daily/monthly rate will not be considered.

Only shortlisted consultants will be contacted.


Terms of reference may be shared upon request.

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“UNICEF has a zero-tolerance policy on conduct that is incompatible with the aims and objectives of the United Nations, 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.”