WASH Consultant via Devex

London, , GB

Plan is seeking a WASH consultant to support on an exciting new opportunity with corporate partner, Unilever.

About the partnership

The one year partnership began in January 2017. Managed through the UK office but implemented in India, the project is trialling value-add of introducing the School of Five (So5) WASH methodology in Plan India’s programming.

The project is run by a consortium of partners; Plan International UK, Plan India, Lifebuoy soap (Unilever’s subsidiary based in India) and Unilever.

About the consultancy

The consultant will support Plan International UK in the early development stages of the project, providing technical advice and guidance. Particularly key is the correct establishment of reporting and monitoring processes that will be essential in assessing the impact of the project as project close.

The consultant will develop, in collaboration with Plan International UK and Plan India, a technically sound implementation plan and results framework, as well as a feedback/ reporting mechanism, allowing Plan International UK to easily assess and monitor results and impact throughout the project lifecycle and at project close. The consultant will also deliver a monitoring trip and follow up report, providing recommendations on the pilot. Lastly the consultant will host a learning event in December to provide key recommendations on implementation methods and give recommendations for project scale up.

The consultant would need to work for 2 months throughout a one year period to carry out the following activities:

Workshop and Preliminary Planning

Prepare for, facilitate and document a one week workshop at the end of January/ beginning of February with Unilever, Lifebuoy, Plan India So5 team and Plan International UK.

Feedback mechanism

Develop and implement a robust feedback mechanism for the programme that can be used by everyone within the consortium.

Monitoring visit

Critically assess the project implementation methods and results halfway through the piolt phase, providing robust recommendations for the next phase of implementation.

Learning Event

Host a learning event between consortium partners in December. Provide key recommendations for future scale-up of the project

What we’re looking for

You will have significant experience in WASH programming, preferably in India or similar setting, and will have excellent facilitation skills in participatory approaches.

  • At least 5-8 years WASH programme management and M&E experience
  • Excellent facilitation skills in participatory approaches
  • Understanding of the Indian school sector (desirable: the school WASH sector)
  • The skills and experience of identifying and capturing learning
  • Ability to develop research questions
  • Strategic thinker

Experience working with the private and NGO sectors is desirable.

About the Organization

A bit of a background to Plan

Plan is a global children’s charity. We work with children in the world’s poorest countries to help them build a better future. A future you would want for all children, your family and friends. For over 70 years we’ve been taking action and standing up for every child’s right to fulfil their potential by:

  • giving children a healthy start in life, including access to safe drinking water
  • securing the education of girls and boys
  • working with communities to prepare for and survive disasters
  • inspiring children to take a lead in decisions that affect their lives
  • enabling families to earn a living and plan for their children’s future.

We do what’s needed, where it’s needed most. We do what you would do.

With your support children, families and entire communities have the power to move themselves from a life of poverty to a future with opportunity.

Join the plan to help them keep doing it.