Review of existing policies and guidelines on hygiene sanitation

Practical Action
Nairobi, Kenya
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Organization Type: 
NGO/Civil Society
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Not Specified


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Practical Action is seeking the services of a consultant to undertake a comprehensive assessment and review of the existing County (Kisumu) & National policies and guidelines on Water, Sanitation & Hygiene (WASH) with a view to developing clear and conclusive policy recommendations on WASH financing and innovative models for behavior change on hygiene promotion among the under-fives. The consultant will undertake desk reviews of WASH policies nationally and by extension, in Kisumu County, hold meetings with Key stakeholders in the County and the national level identify policies and guidelines for review, identify and propose new changes/ amendments to the policies. 

The consultant will work with Practical Action, Kisumu Urban Apostolate Programme (KUAP) and Kisumu County Government (Public Health Department, Water & Environment, Early Childhood Education) during the whole process of desk review, consultations and key meetings with stakeholders. 

The key tasks for this consultancy that would ensure that the consultant(s)/firm will achieve the above will be to:

  1. Develop an inception report clearly demonstrating full understanding of the TOR, proposed methodology and relevant instruments to achieve the objectives the policy review.
  2. Develop relevant tools for data collection i.e Key informant interview, focus group discussions among others.
  3. Conduct desk review to identify and appraise existing national and county WASH policy frameworks and legislations. With the support of Practical Action and KUAP staff the consultants will identify and interview key stakeholders including representatives from the County government
  4. Field work: The policy review will involve field visits/ interviews with ECD Center managers and health facility in charges in Nyalenda A, Nyalenda B and Obunga. The Consultant will also hold stakeholder meetings with key partners. The use of participatory tools for data collection and analysis is highly recommended. These will be discussed and agreed upon between the consulting firm and Practical Action.
  5. Facilitate a one-day consultative workshop for the key WASH stakeholders within Kisumu County