The Government of India has received a loan from the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD) towards the implementation of Punjab Rural Water and Sanitation Sector Improvement Project (PRWSSIP) and intends to apply a part of the proceeds to eligible payments under the contract for hiring Consultancy services for on-ground implement of support activities (IEC/BCC/Capacity Building) in districts of Gurdaspur and Amritsar as well as Patiala and Fatehgarh Sahib.
The objective of the assignment is to achieve higher service delivery by accelerating the social engagement through community mobilization activities at the village level. The scope of the assignment includes activities of pre-planning and planning phases of scheme cycle which also includes formulating Risk Communication and Community Engagement (RCCE) plan, creating relevant Information, Education and Communication (IEC) materials, conducting resource mapping and village data situation analysis, conduction focus groups discussion (FGD), conduction exposure tour of Gram Panchayat Water Sanitation Committees (GPWSC), capacity building training of GPWSC members, providing monthly training for attitudes and behavioural changes of the villagers, providing digital learning platforms, etc.
Glimpses of the Scope are summarized as under:
- General public awareness and demand for improved water supply, water quality and sanitation services in rural Punjab.
- Promoting and strengthening of GPWSC formed under the project.
- Promoting personal responsibility and accountability of various stakeholders, including women, besides community participation and involvement of the rural population to achieve PRWSSIP objectives.
- To make the system financially sustainable, to encourage consumers engaging in metering, billing and paying for operations and the maintenance on an on-going basis.
World Vision India has been invited to submit a proposal for providing these consultancy services and wishes to acquire staff for the key positions required thereof.