Bangladesh nationals: Training on Gender- WASH in Emergency

United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF)

Dhaka, , BD

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Women are disproportionately affected by emergencies, in part because of existing gender inequalities. It is important to involve all members of the community, particularly women and girls, at all stages of emergency management programmes as they bring valuable perspectives, capabilities and contributions to the emergency response. Gender balance and active involvement of women and men in decision-making in the provision of safe and appropriate water, sanitation and hygiene programming is crucial to adapt to the specific needs and include the knowledge of the entire community.  

Water is essential for life and health. In emergencies, when adequate and appropriate water, sanitation and hygiene are not available, major health hazards can result. The provision of adequate and accessible water, sanitation and hygiene therefore demands immediate attention from the onset of an emergency. However, simply providing water and sanitation facilities will not by itself guarantee their optimal use or impact on public health. Understanding gender, culture and social relations is absolutely essential in assessing, designing and implementing an appropriate water, sanitation and hygiene programme that is effective and safe and restores the dignity of the affected population.

How can you make a difference?

Purpose of Activity/Assignment:

The Consultant will be assigned to develop training modules on Gender related to WASH in emergency situation in Bangladesh to support the capacity development of government departments and WASH Cluster members on Gender emergency preparedness and response actions.

The training modules will consider the design of gender responsive WASH in Emergency Response. 

The Tasks of the Consultant are as follows:

The structure of the training module will include background, overall objectives, session objectives, justification, methods of conducting training sessions, contents of training sessions, method of evaluating training program etc. The training module must be translated in both Bangla, and English language.

The specific task will include but not be limited to:

  • Literature review of secondary sources including review the existing internal and external training material on Gender and WASH in emergency especially UNICEF’s Gender Toolkit.
  • Work closely with the BCO Gender team to develop the draft content.
  • Meeting with UNICEF and DPHE to incorporate feedback. Present the draft module and facilitators guidelines in consultation with UNICEF to key stakeholders and incorporate feedbacks in the final report
  • Develop and submit a detailed work plan and proposed methodology to implement the assignment.
  • Developing the 2 days training module for the training of government officers from DPHE and WASH Cluster members with facilitators guidelines
  • The BCO Gender Team will support facilitation also co-facilitate in the training 
  • Fully organize and conduct 1 batch training
  • Submit a comprehensive training report (separate report in English and Bangla language) and accompanying documents


Deliverable 1: Work plan and training concept note.                                                                                                                  Output: Prepare and submit a detailed workplan and study methodology describing total implementation process of the mentioned assignment.

Deliverable 2: Developing the 2 days training manual and facilitators guidelines including Power Point presentations.                     Output: Develop training module in English and Bangla including training manual, facilitation guideline supporting power point presentation, pre and post test, and other supporting documents; all documents should be in both (English and Bangla) language.

Deliverable 3: Conduct 1 batch training.                                                                                                                                  Output:  Fully organize and conduct 1 batch training for government officers from DPHE and WASH Cluster members.

Deliverable 4: Final report.                                                                                                                                                    Output:  Submit final training report in both (English and Bangla) language and attach all related files with the report in soft and hard copies.

To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have…

  • Master’s Degree in Disaster Management/ Gender Studies/ Development Studies/ Social-Science/ Civil Engineering or any other related field.
  • Minimum 10 years of relevant working experience on Gender /WASH and particularly in capacity development/training. especially module development and training facilitation.
  • Among the stated 10 years, 05 years’ experience on module development and training facilitation.
  • Experience on working with UN organization/ World Bank/ Other International agencies
  • Knowledge on Gender / Emergency /DRR
  • Excellent presentation and facilitation skills;
  • Confident in demonstration of work;
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills
  • Displays cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality, age sensitivity and adaptability;
  • Developing country work experience and/or familiarity with emergency is considered an asset.
  • Fluency in English is required. Knowledge of another official UN language (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian or Spanish) or a local language is an asset.

For every Child, you demonstrate…

UNICEF’s values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, and Accountability (CRITA) and core competencies in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results.

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UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages all candidates, irrespective of gender, nationality, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of the organization.

UNICEF has a zero-tolerance policy on conduct that is incompatible with the aims and objectives of the United Nations and UNICEF, including sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination. UNICEF also adheres to strict child safeguarding principles.


Mobility is a condition of international professional employment with UNICEF and an underlying premise of the international civil service.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.

Consultants and Individual contractors are responsible for paying any taxes derived from the earnings received from UNICEF.

Opening Date Mon Feb 24 2020 06:00:00 GMT+0300 (Arabian Standard Time) Bangladesh Standard Time
Closing Date Tue Mar 03 2020 20:55:00 GMT+0300 (Arabian Standard Time)





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