Job Number: 499358 | Vacancy Link
Work Type : Consultancy
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Background and Purpose of the Assignment
Myanmar faces many climatic hazards such as cyclones, floods, landslides and droughts. At the same time poverty and chronic underinvestment in water and sanitation infrastructure make communities extremely vulnerable to the impacts of these hazards as well as future climate change. These conditions directly threaten health, education and livelihoods of children and their families. The Myanmar Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Resilience (WASHR) Programme aims to support the Government of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar to decrease the vulnerability of communities through more climate and disaster resilient WASH infrastructure and increase government capacity to prepare and respond to emergencies in Townships that have an especially high climatic risk.
In collaboration with the Department of Public Health and local and international NGOs UNICEF will increase access to improved sanitation applying the Community Led Total Sanitation (CLTS) approach – which will be adapted to include disaster risk reduction aspects and key nutritional messages. Triggering and consequent monitoring of 40 villages in Bogale Townships in Ayeyarwady Region will take place between October 2016 and June 2017.
The purpose of this consultancy is to support the WASH team in the Country Office (CO) in the development, planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of the CLTS part of the WASHR programme in Bogale Townships in Ayeyarwady Region. Namely, this consultancy will involve the development of Programme Documents for implementing partners, coordination with the Department of Public Health at State, District and Township level, as well as timely involvement and liaison with other local authorities. Further, the consultant will monitor the progress of the CLTS programme against the agreed upon timeline through Programmatic Visits, contribution to donor reports and continuously give advice on necessary steps to implement the CLTS part of the WASHR programme in a timely and high quality manner.
Objectives of the consultancy
• Provide technical assistance for planning, implementation, monitoring and reporting of CLTS and hygiene promotion component.
• Assist in developing Programme Documents for implementing partners, review their progress reports and conduct Programmatic Visits.
• Plan and organize trainings on CLTS for Public Health Supervisors (PHS II) and CSO partners in Bogale Township.
• Regular visits of the CLTS villages to monitor the process and development in the communities in close collaboration with the Public Health Supervisors (PHS II) and the implementing CSOs.
• Provide monthly written reports to the supervising WASH Officer on the overall progress on the CLTS part of the WASHR programme.
• Under the guidance of the supervisor take the necessary actions to implement the project in a timely and high quality manner.
Assignment Tasks and expected deliverables/deadline
1. Pre-triggering activities:
1.1 Sanitation baseline establishment:
Guide and support to NGO for preparation of village level sanitation baseline using CLTS approach • Sanitation baseline of targeted 40 villages established 1st month: 50% village data collected
2nd month: 50% village data collected
1.2 Training and capacity development:
Facilitate to plan and organize CLTS training and orientation sessions at the township level (UNICEF will provide training cost separately through implementing partner) • One township level CLTS orientation session organized in which key government partners participated
• One CLTS training organized for PHS II staff 2nd month : Orientation and training completed
2. Sanitation marketing
Prepare inventory/list of sanitation product suppliers (Township and Regional level) • Sanitation supplier/vendor lists prepared 3rd month
Guide, support and monitor CLTS triggering activities • At least one triggering event organized in each village by NGO partner (total triggering events- 40)
• One CLTS triggering event report prepared 3rd month: 50% villages
4th month: 50% villages
3rd /4th month: triggering report
4. Post triggering
Ensure post triggering monitoring works done by NGO
Follow up and monitor on post triggering monitoring of all the targeted villages • At least two post triggering follow up meetings organized in each village 5th month: 35% villages
6th month: 35% villages
7th month: 30% villages
5. ODF verification and certification
• Using national guidelines, facilitate formation of ODF verification and certification team
• Provide orientation to the Team
• Engage local media in ODF certification process • ODF verification and certification team formed
• ODF verification completed in all targeted villages
• All the ODF villages received ODF certificates
• ODF verification and certification report prepared 8th month: 50% villages
9th month: 50% villages
8th/9th month: Verification and certification report
6. Progress report and end line monitoring report
• Prepare and submit monthly progress report
• Prepare progress report against WASH-R project indicators
• Prepare summary of end line report of sanitation situation of each village (based on ODF verification)
• Assist to develop a strategy for scaling up CLTS in consecutive phases of WASHR. • 10 monthly progress reports with analysis and lessons learned submitted
• Summary of end line sanitation situation report prepared. This shows the ODF status and % of households with improved latrines
• Written strategy for scaling-up the CLTS par of the WASHR programme following the completion of the current phase developed Monthly report
10th month: Final progress report with recommendation
Qualifications of Successful Candidate
Advanced university degree in one of the disciplines relevant to the following areas:
Sanitation Engineering, Public Health, Social Science, Civil or Mechanical Engineering or a field relevant to international WASH related development assistance.
• Additional training in CLTS and hygiene promotion, WASH in emergency, WASH in schools and Communication for Development an asset.
Years of relevant experience
• At least three years of relevant professional work experience in WASH
• Knowledge of WASH-related technical guidelines, standards and indicators
• Proven skills and experience in community development and working with communities
• Experience in monitoring and evaluation of WASH interventions
• Fluency in English is required (oral and written)
• Knowledge of Myanmar language(s) is required
Competencies of Successful Candidate
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Interested candidates are required to complete the Expression of Interest Form circulated with the call for proposals, answering the technical questions included and attach a CV to the application.
The consultant will be identified by UNICEF based on a competitive selection process, taking into account the candidate’s experience, the quality of the answers produced, and of the lump-sum requested.
If deemed opportune, UNICEF will require a telephone interview with shortlisted candidates.
UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages qualified female and male candidates from all national, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of our organisation.
Opening Date 30 Sep 2016 Myanmar Standard Time
Closing Date 13 Oct 2016 Myanmar Standard Time