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.
Develop and implement a robust feedback mechanism for the programme that can be used by everyone within the consortium.
Critically assess the project implementation methods and results halfway through the piolt phase, providing robust recommendations for the next phase of implementation.
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.