Myanmar nationals: Consultant for Development of National Rural Sanitation and Hygiene Policy and Costed Implementation Plan

United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF)
Yangon, Myanmar
Position Type: 
Consultancy
Organization Type: 
International Organization
Experience Level: 
Mid-Level (5-7 Years)
Degree Required: 
Advanced Degree (Master's or JD)

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Background

The WHO/UNICEF Joint Monitoring Programme (JMP) 2014 update indicates that Myanmar has met the MDG targets for both water supply and sanitation. Access to improved water supply is reported as 86% nationwide, while for sanitation is 77% nationwide, with open defecation at just 5%.  However, under new Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) classifications, the 2017 JMP report indicates that population using basic drinking water service reported as 66% nationwide, while population using basic sanitation services is 65% nationwide, with open defecation at just 5%.  Myanmar is currently in the process of aligning monitoring systems with these new indicators and figures are not available for safe services of water supply and sanitation at this time.

At first glance, WASH services in Myanmar compare well to those in other Southeast Asian countries. There have been a number of recent initiatives in the sector at policy level which include Myanmar National Water Policy which was developed by the National Water Resources Committee in 2014 and water, sanitation and hygiene is briefly described in it and the first time ever Myanmar national strategy for rural water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) and a corresponding investment plan in 2016. The strategy covers community water supply, sanitation and hygiene, WASH in schools, WASH in health care facilities and WASH in emergencies, for the period 2016 to 2030 and the strategy moves the WASH sector away from short term, time-bound projects to an approach which ensures continuous quality of service delivery to communities. In addition, the strategy moves the rural sanitation sector away from "subsidy based toilet construction approach" to "elimination of open defecation" in rural communities.

Objectives of the Consultancy

In close collaboration with the Department of Public Health of the Ministry of Health and Sports, the national consultant will be mainly responsible for

Contributing for the development of National Rural Sanitation and Hygiene Policy and Costed Implementation Plan that includes environmental sanitation and hygiene direction, guiding principles, policy strategies and measures for rural sanitation and hygiene including small towns, schools and health care facilities

Assignment Tasks and Expected Deliverables

Task 1:

Assist international consultant to review/analyse secondary data, meet with Technical Steering Committee members and key stakeholders at the national level. Some suggested documents for review are:

Analysis of national context

Myanmar Development Assistant Plan and Myanmar Sustainable Development Plan (2018-2030)

Rural Sanitation

  • National Health Plan of MoHS (2017-2021)
  • Health Profile for Republic of the Union of Myanmar 
  • Burma Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Sector Brief
  • Indicators for Morbidity and Mortality of Diseases Under National Surveillance [2011] in Public Health Statistics 2010-2011
  • Myanmar DHS (2015-2016)
  • Myanmar National Water Policy (2014)
  • National WASH Strategy and Investment Plan (2016-2030)

Hygiene

  • Overarching Communication Strategy and Plan of Action
  • Thant Shin Star Approach for WASH in Schools
  • Cleaner, safer health care facilities in Myanmar: Health care facility needs assessment 

Analysis of international context

(UNICEF Strategic Plan 2018-2021, UNICEF’s Strategy for Water, Sanitation and Hygiene 2016-2030, Sustainable Development Goals - SDGs, WHO/UNICEF JMP, Sanitation and Water for All - SWA, etc.)

End Product/Deliverable 1:

1.1  Stakeholders’ interviews and secondary data review completed

1.2  Inputs and comments from sanitation and hygiene related key stakeholders compiled and shared with international consultant for summary report of secondary data review submitted to Technical Steering Committee

Task 2:

Task 2 (a): Assist international consultant to Define sector vision and goals and set targets

Task 2 (b): to draft outlines for policy development process including format and workplan 

  • Scope of work for policy development will be agreed with Technical Steering Committee
  • Present the draft outlines of policy document and plan to the Technical Steering Committee and agree on it

National Rural Sanitation and Hygiene Policy outline

Policy context, policy direction and principles

Costed Implementation Plan outline

Goals, objectives, operational strategies and measures

Task 2 (d): Present Zero draft national policy and costed implementation plan document to Technical Steering Committee for review and comment

End product/Deliverable 2:

2.1  Sector vision and goals and sanitation and hygiene targets translated into Myanmar

2.2  Outlines of national policy and costed Implementation plan document, national/ subnational consultation process and workplan developed and agreed by the Technical Steering Committee translated into Myanmar

(Use Myanmar 3 font size 11 with 0-point line spacing for translation)

Task 3:

Task 3 (a): Facilitate 1st National level preparatory workshop for State/Regional level consultation and consultations with DPH and other key stakeholders in Nay Pyi Taw together with international consultant

  • Support to identify participants (State/Region, National Government, UN and CSO/NGOs)
  • Develop State/Region level consultation plan
  • Ensure division of tasks among the Technical Steering Committee members is done

Task 3 (b): Present Zero draft national policy and costed implementation plan document to Technical Steering Committee for review and comments

Task 3 (c): Facilitate/participate 1st State and Regional level planning and consultation workshops in Hilly Region, Plain Area and Coastal Area together with international consultant. Key participations of the workshops will be:

  • Representatives from General Administrative Department (GAD), Department of Public Health (DoPH), Department of Rural Development (DRD), Planning Department, Department of Disaster Management, Department of Basic Education (DBE) and CSO/NGOs working in WASH sector.

Ensure division of tasks among state/township level government officials is done

End product/Deliverable 3:

3.1  One national level consultation workshop completed

3.2  Workshop discussion points documented and shared with international consultant  

3.3  State/Region level consultation process, format and workplan developed and agreed by Technical Steering Committee

3.4  State/Region (Shan, Magway and Tannithayi) level planning and consultations workshops completed

3.5  Workshop discussion points documented and shared with international consultant 

Task 4:

Facilitate consultation workshop with Development Partners and CSO/NGOs in Yangon

End Product/Deliverable 4:

Workshop discussion points documented and shared with international consultant 

Task 5:

Task 5 (a): Draft National Rural Sanitation and Hygiene Policy for rural communities, WASH in schools and WASH in health care facilities which will include the following sections

  • Policy context
  • Policy direction and principles 
  • Policy review (in line with Myanmar DAP, MSDP, NHP, National WASH Strategy):

Task 5 (b): Draft Costed Implementation Plan for Policy planning development - medium and long-term including

  • Implementation framework
  • Monitoring and evaluation framework
  • Human resources development
  • Financial and economic approach
  • Technical considerations

Task 5 (c): Incorporate comments and prepare 1st draft

Task 5 (d): Review the presentations of inputs of the draft policy and costed Implementation plan by state/ township representatives

Task 5 (e): Facilitate to compile State/Region level inputs

End Product/Deliverable 5:

The national consultant will ensure that the following works are done:

5.1 Zero draft of National Rural Sanitation and Hygiene Policy developed in English translated into Myanmar

5.2 Zero draft of Costed Implementation Plan for Sanitation and Hygiene medium and long term developed in English translated into Myanmar

Summary of inputs for national rural sanitation and hygiene policy and costed Implementation plan compiled and prepared (Use Myanmar 3 font size 11 with 0-point line spacing for translation)

Task 6:

Task 6 (a): Design and facilitate 2nd National level review workshop (feedback and comments)

(participants will be representatives from States and Regions, WASH stakeholders and Technical Steering Committee members)

Task 6 (b): Review the presentation of state/region level national rural sanitation and hygiene policy and Implementation plan by state/region representatives.

Task 6 (c): Lead/guide the compilation of policy and costed plans presented by state/region representatives

End Product/Deliverable 6:

6.1  Second national level workshop completed

6.2  Workshop discussion points documented and shared with international consultant

Compilation of the inputs for National Rural Sanitation and Hygiene Policy and Costed Implementation Plan development completed

Task 7:

Task 7 (a): Assist to revise the draft National Rural Sanitation and Hygiene Policy and Costed Implementation Plan incorporating the outcomes of second national workshop

Task 7 (b): Present the draft National Rural Sanitation and Hygiene Policy and Costed Implementation Plan to the Technical Steering Committee and other key stakeholders 

Task 7 (c): Incorporate comments/suggestions of the Technical Steering Committee and prepare the final draft

Note: All the Technical Steering Committee members to be invited and given at least one-week notice and a draft copy

End Product/Deliverable 7:

National Rural Sanitation and Hygiene Policy and Costed Implementation Plan drafted and reviewed by the Technical Steering Committee translated into Myanmar

(Use Myanmar 3 font 11 with 0-point line spacing for translation)

Task 8

Task 8 (a): Assist to Finalize National Policy and Costed Implementation Plan Document

Task 8 (b): Organize consultative meeting with Technical Steering Committee members in Nay Pyi Taw to get the comments/ feedback and then present the final draft

Task 8 (c): Incorporate the comments/feedback and revise the documents

End Product/Deliverable 8:

8.1  Consultation meeting with Technical Steering Committee conducted and the outcomes of the consultation incorporated to the draft document (2nd draft) translated into Myanmar

(Use Myanmar 3 font size 11 with 0-point line spacing for translation)

Task 9:

Task 9 (a): Prepare the final Policy and Costed Implementation Plan document in Myanmar. Conduct a final review workshop to review/ endorse the Sanitation and Hygiene Policy

Note: All WASH partners to be invited and given at least one- week notice and a copy of the final drafts in advance of the workshop.

End Product/Deliverable 9:

9.1  Hardcopy final manuscript of the Policy and Costed Implementation Plan in English presented to the Technical Steering Committee & UNICEF translated into Myanmar

9.2  National Rural Sanitation and Hygiene Policy and Costed Implementation Plan in English approved/ endorsed by the Technical Steering Committee translated into Myanmar

(Use Myanmar 3 font size 11 with 0-point line spacing for translation)

Task 10

Task 10 (a): After final review completed by the Technical Steering Committee, review and revise the National Rural Sanitation and Hygiene Policy and Costed Implementation Plan with incorporation of comments and inputs of the Technical Steering Committee

Task 10 (b): Present the National Policy and Costed Implementation Plan to the Ministry of Health and Sports (MOHS) to get approval and endorsement

End Product/ Deliverable 10:

10.1 Final review of National Rural Sanitation and Hygiene Policy completed and translated into Myanmar

10.2 Presented National Rural Sanitation and Hygiene Policy and Costed Implementation Plan to MOHS for approval, endorsement and translated into Myanmar

(Use Myanmar 3 font size 11 with 0-point line spacing for translation)

Task 11:

Review and revise the final document with comments from MOHS

End Product/ Deliverable 11:

Final National Policy and Costed Implementation Plan reviewed and revised are translated into Myanmar for launching and dissemination

Task 12:

Develop advocacy brief of National Rural Sanitation and Hygiene Policy and Costed Implementation Plan for Launching and Dissemination 

End Product/ Deliverable 12:

Advocacy brief of National Rural Sanitation and Hygiene Policy and Costed Implementation Plan translated into Myanmar for launching and dissemination

Qualification and specialized knowledge/experience required for the assignment:

Education

  • Advanced university degree in one of the disciplines relevant to the following areas: Public Health, Social Science, Civil Engineering, Sanitation Engineering, Economics, or a field relevant to international WASH development work.
  • Additional training in Policy Development, Health Education or Communication for Development (Programme Communication), an asset.

Work Experience

  • Five years of progressively responsible professional work experience in the UN or other international development organization, national government or the private sector.
  • At least 5 years at a senior level working in the areas of programme management, strategic planning and policy, strategy development, research and investment development.
  • Knowledge of the Myanmar WASH sector policy, guidelines and strategies.
  • Familiar with CLTS approach and other similar participatory approaches for elimination of open defecation
  • Good knowledge and skills especially use of Microsoft office, data management programmes, designing tools and programmes. 
  • Familiar with the current developments, research, and best practices and global in development of environmental sanitation and hygiene policy.
  • Field work experience and working experience in the region.

Language Proficiency

Fluency in English is required (oral and written) and another UN language.

Interested candidates are requested to submit the application with updated CV and completed EOI form.