International Consultant WASH
Purpose of Activity/Assignment: Assessment of BABYWASH (WASH & Nutrition Joint Programming) intervention and Prepare Implementation Toolkit
Emerging knowledge recognizes the significance impact of faecal ingestion on stunting in children has led UNICEF to explore and initiate an integrated Nutrition and WASH programme. One example of integrated Nutrition and WASH programme with technical support of UNICEF is BABYWASH initiative.
BABYWASH programme has been implemented in Sylhet from 2017 with key interventions focusing on WASH behaviors toward reducing faecal ingestion by children under 2 years of age.
BABYWASH was implemented in Sylhet Division, the division with the highest stunting rate in Bangladesh where almost half of the 2-year-old children are stunted, and their poor nutrition status will impair their growth and cognitive development. BABYWASH programme was implemented in Gowainghat Upazila of Sylhet Division, where programme interventions implemented by a UNICEF’s CSO partner, Friends in Village Development Bangladesh (FIVDB). Key interventions included social behavior change communication, through messages and communication materials. At piloting period, 10500 household monitored three times and structured data captured on assess behavior change initiatives affect on mothers and caregivers. The programme is completed in December 2017, the documentations on the lessons learned on the use of SBCC, messaging and communication materials have not been done. As the programme is a unique initiative, it is essential to document the best practices and lessons learned during the implementation of the programme, conduct proper assessment of effectiveness of the developed messages and communication materials. The assessment for UNICEF to consolidate the methods, messages and materials that have been developed for imparting the BABYWASH approach, to assess the effectiveness of developed materials and prepare a BABYWASH Implementation Toolkit.
UNICEF is therefore seeking the services of an international consultant to assess the learning from the BABYWASH pilot initiative and develop a BABYWASH Implementation toolkit.
The assessment will include (but not be limited to):
- The assessment of the effectiveness of the BABYWASH approach, implementation process and tools in reducing chronic undernutrition (from the existing dataset of approx. 10,500 households)
The compilation of learning will include (but not be limited to):
- Develop BABYWASH implementation toolkit detailing the means (methods, messages and materials) for implementation according to the findings of effectiveness assessment.
- Develop a project proposal for the expansion of UNICEF joint WASH & Nutrition programming approaches and present it donor consortium
Assessment report on effectiveness of BABYWASH approach- 15 days
- Review the existing data set of 10,500 households.
- Review existing communication materials, reports and messages
- Skype meeting with WASH and Nutrition colleagues
BABYWASH Implementation Toolkit – 15 days
- Share the draft toolkit inhouse UNICEF
- Incorporate the feedbacks
- Finalization of the toolkit through a review workshop in Dhaka (5days visit in Bangladesh).
Project proposal to expand joint WASH & Nutrition programmes – 15 days
- Share the draft project proposal and incorporate feedback from WASH and Nutrition Colleagues of UNICEF.
- Finalize the project proposal and present it to donor consortium
Education/ Knowledge/Expertise/Skills required:
- Master’s in Public Health or any other relevant subject
- At least 8 years of working experience with WASH functional area without masters or 5 years of working experience with masters
- Experience on WASH & Nutrition Programming
- At least 2 years of experience on Pilot Project Assessment/Evaluation and Report Writing
- Hands on Experience on Donor Advocacy Document preparation at international level
- Working Experience with Donor Agencies/The World Bank/ADB
- Working Experience in Bangladesh would be an asset.
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- Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.
- Duration : 45 work days.
- Consultation Fees: US$ 440.00 per work days.
- Duty Station: Home based with travel to Bangladesh
- Travel & DSA will be provided as per policy.