Indonesia nationals: WASH in Institutions Analyst and Writer
Title: National Consultant – WASH in Institutions Analysis and Writer
Duty Station: Jakarta
Type of Contract: Individual Consultancy (Special Service Agreement)
Duration: July 2019 – 30 January 2020 (60 working days)
Access to Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) beyond the community and household level, especially in schools and Health Care Facilities (HCF), is crucial for maintaining the health and education of children. Children spend significant amount of their time at school. It is well acknowledged that WASH services at schools can improve educational opportunities and decrease the potential for disease transmission between students, in addition to addressing issues around inclusion, accessibility, and dignity, particularly for girls. Similarly, addressing WASH issue in HCF is a critical element to achieve Universal Health Coverage (UHC) with quality, infection prevention and control (IPC), patient safety, and child and maternal health, specifically during child delivery. In both schools and HCF, WASH issues also related to patient, students, teachers’ dignity and respect, staff morale, performance and safety, and climate change resilience.
Indonesia still faces many challenges with regards to the issues WASH in Institutions. According to the WASH in Schools Profile published by Ministry of Education and Culture, one out of three schools in Indonesia, do not have access to basic water services. About 50% of the schools do not have sex-segregated toilets for boys and girls. This condition is worsened with the facts that, no data available on WASH in Early Child Development (ECD) centers. A recent existing data analysis jointly conducted by the Government of Indonesia and UNICEF found that one quarter of primary health centers (23.6%) did not have access to a combination of minimum basic water and sanitation services with significant regional variation (10.6% – 59.8%).
Based on current challenges on WASH in Institutions, UNICEF Indonesia has committed to addressing these issues through a range of strategies including:
- Supporting evidence-generation so good science can inform sound policy and leverage Government commitment and resources for action
- Advocacy & engagement to strengthen national policy to ensure follow-up to local level
- Technical advice to improve program content and quality, strengthen monitoring systems and ensure limited resources get where they are needed most.
To this end, a further research on WASH in Institutions is urgently needed to be formulated to ensure that WASH in Institutions is mainstreamed by the Government of Indonesia as part of its effort to achieve Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) target in 2030. UNICEF seeks to collaborate with a university that provide interns who are interested to provide analysis for WASH I Institutions.
PURPOSE OF THE ASSIGNMENT
Under the supervision of the WASH Specialist, supported by Chief of WASH, this consultancy work aims to produce high quality publication on WASH in Schools and WASH in Health Care Facility.
The Consultant will be responsible for conducting analysis and writing up publications, with the scope of work and the end products as follows:
- A work plan: including a clear methodology for the data analysis, writing up, and consultation: 5 days
- Data analysis: data will be provided by UNICEF: 15 days
- Write up: 20 days
- Consultation: UNICEF and Government will provide necessary input and consultant need to revise accordingly. 10 days
- Proofread after design/layout: UNICEF will provide design graphics: 10 days
- Work plan for analysis
- Presentation slides on research objective, method, analysis, key findings and recommendation
- A 2-pager brief on WASH in Schools with key findings and recommendations
- A 2-pager brief on WASH in Health Care Facility with key findings and recommendations
- WASH Field Note on WASH in Schools Profile
- WASH Field Note on WASH in Health Care Facility Profile
- Format for all publications will be shared for by UNICEF
- All products should be presented in English/Bahasa.
To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have…
- Education in Public Health, Education, Sanitation Engineering, or a field relevant to international WASH related development assistance
- Experience and expertise in statistical analyses
- Experience and expertise in qualitative and quantitative research
- Experience in working with various stakeholders, including the government and vulnerable sub groups of the population, including children and adolescents
- Excellent communication and writing skills in English
- Excellent writing skills
- Computer skills, including internet navigation, teleconferencing, file sharing, and various office applications
Closing date: 13 July 2019