Call for Consultant (Healthcare Waste Management)



Job description

Call for Consultant – Technical Guidance on Healthcare Waste Management

WaterAid is seeking consultancy support for a technical guide on Healtcare Waste Management. In WaterAid’s global strategy, the aim “WASH to improve Public Health” provides an opportunity to drive health sector leadership in the promotion of WASH. WaterAid has been working with the health sector and WASH partners to strengthen health systems through strengthening the capacity of the government to deliver accessible and sustainable WASH in HCF. HCWM is a newer area of work for WaterAid but has gained attention and momentum in the past few years in several WaterAid Country Programmes. A Healthcare Waste Management bibliography was developed in March 2019 as a starting point to gather existing resources available on HCWM to Country Programmes. This was followed by an overview training of HCWM by an external expert and then additional indepth training to Country and Regional staff in 2022. WaterAid is committed to continuing to build on the foundation work it has done over the years by developing technical guidance on Healthcare Waste Management and providing staff with clear, concise, and evidence-based guidance on HCF.

The desired Consultant will have:
o Considerable knowledge and experience in Healthcare Waste Management programmes in low-resource settings.
o Considerable international experience and strong understanding of the various regions in which WaterAid works.
o Proven experience of producing clear, succinct, user-friendly guidance and technical documents for use amongst diverse audiences with differing levels of technical knowledge/experience.
o Demonstrated ability to present complex information in visual/graphical formats which are engaging and easy for audiences to understand.
o Excellent technical writing skills in English.

To see the full Terms of reference, please click ‘Apply‘.

How to Apply: Please submit your CV and Expression of Interest (EOI) to Upama Adhikari Tamang with the subject line ‘EOI for Technical guidance on HCWM’.

The EOI should include:
o a financial proposal for the work including daily rate (inclusive of VAT)
o a statement of the expertise you will bring to this review outlining relevant qualifications and experience. o an example of a similar technical document that you have produced
o location (UK-based or non-UK-based) and type of consultant (sole trader/self-employed, team, company)

Interested applicants based in, or originating from, LIC/MICs are strongly encouraged to apply by 31 January 2023.

Contact Upama Adhikari Tamang ( for any questions or clarifications.

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