Consultant for Site Inspection and Monitor Installation of Solar Water Heating System in Lao Cai

Save the Children’s vision is a world in which every child attains the right to survival, protection, development and participation. Our mission is to inspire breakthroughs in the way the world treats children, and to achieve immediate and lasting change in their lives.

Save the Children started our work in Vietnam in 1990, and implements programs in the key thematic areas: Education, Health and Nutrition, Child Protection, Child Rights and Governance, Child Poverty, Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) and Emergency Response. At present, Vietnam Country Office has programs in 20 out of 63 provinces in Vietnam.

Save the Children in Vietnam continues to develop innovative programming that reflects the overall strategic goal of measurably improving the survival, health, protection and development of Vietnam’s poorest children by strengthening the capacity of women and children, caring adults, communities and partner organizations.

Save the Children is committed to ensuring that all our personnel and programmes are absolutely safe for children.

Child Safeguarding positioning statement:

We need to keep children safe so our selection process, which includes rigorous background checks, reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse.

We are looking for a consultant to perform consultancy services for:

  • Vacancy: consultant for the site inspection and monitoring of the installation of solar water heating systems in the target schools in Lao Cai province.
  • Based in Lao Cai

Main Responsibilities:

The consultant will need to complete the following tasks:

3.1    Conduct site inspection in the 16 target schools to ensure that the sites suggested by the schools are technically suitable to install the solar water heating system of specific capacity. Information to be identified includes, but not limited to, the followings:

  • The technical requirements for the water heating system
  • The material of the roof (tiles, cement or metal) and the area of the roof (how many square meters), whether it is strong enough and can ensure the safety for the users
  • The usability of the existing water tanks (if any)
  • How far from water tank to bathrooms or toilets (water using place)
  • The capacity of the water pump needed
  • The capacity of the existing pump and whether it works well for the solar heater system or not
  • The requirements for accessories and taps (how many/what kind of taps: separate hot and cold taps, or a warm taps)
  • The power backup system (especially in the winter) is required or not, how to connect with the power supply
  • Requirements for the filter system (if needed)

3.2    Conduct monitoring during the installation of solar water systems in the target schools to ensure that the systems are installed properly and follow all requirements of safety and security.

The list of schools included in this consultancy work is detailed in the Annex 1 of the SOW.

Key Competencies:

  • University degree in a relevant discipline, e.g. construction and engineering
  • Experience in site inspection and monitoring of installation of solar water heating system
  • Experience on similar work in Lao Cai context

Please send CV and a completed application form, contact of three referees and a covering letter in English addressing the list of competencies to: 4th Floor, Mercury Building, No. 444 Hoang Hoa Tham street, Tay Ho District, Hanoi or by Email: [email protected]

The SC’s application form and job description are attached.

The closing date for application is 5pm on 15th November 2018. Applications will be treated in confidence. Due to the volume of applications we receive, only short-listed candidates will be contacted and CVs cannot be returned.

Save the Children is an equal opportunities employer. Our selection processes reflect our commitment to the protection of children from abuse, and our people are as diverse as the challenge we face.  We welcome applications from all qualified candidates, regardless of age, disability, HIV/AIDS status, race, national origin, religion, or sexual orientation.

Job Details
Organisation Name: 
Save the Children
Lao Cai
Application Deadline: 
Thu, 2018-11-15