Community-Based Water Safety Plan

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Job Number: 503282 | Vacancy Link
Location: Senegal
Work Type : Consultancy
 

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Purpose of the Assignment

As a follow-up to the commitment made at the High Level Sanitation and Water for All Meeting in Washington D.C. in April 2012, the Netherlands Minister of Foreign Trade and for Development Cooperation and UNICEF signed in December 2012, an arrangement for a partnership program for Accelerating Sanitation and Water for All in West and Central Africa for progress towards the MDG targets in Water and Sanitation. This programme aims to enhance the lives of more than 5 million people across nine countries in West and Central Africa – Benin, Central African Republic, Cote d’Ivoire, Ghana, Guinea, Liberia, Mali, Mauritania, Niger and Sierra Leone – through the provision of safe water and sanitation facilities during the period 2013 – 2017.

 Following the mid-term review of the programme, and in an effort to consolidate the quality and sustainability of results, the programme wants to ensure the delivery of safe and sustainable water services. Preventative management approaches such as Water Safety Plans (WSPs) provide a simple robust framework for communities in this case to assess risks to water safety and to make climate resilience assessments, and to plan progressive adaptation to climate change and concurrent challenges.

 In the second semester of 2016, WCARO conducted an assessment of the progress of household water treatment and safe storage and worked to identify the linkages and opportunities to introduce water safety planning in their WASH programs. This work focused on 6 countries the West and Central Africa region including, Guinea, Ghana, Benin, Mauritania, Central African Republique and Cote d’Ivoire; all countries participating in the DGIS funded program. As part of the work these 6 countries drew up preliminary road maps to which aimed to help launch the dialogue and activities to introduce and move forward the concepts of Water Safety Planning in their countries. Building off this body of work done from August to December 2016, WCAR WASH programme aims to take WSP a step further, deepening the knowledge and understanding of water safety planning in the region and work with interested countries to pilot WSP activities in their countries.

 Assignment Tasks

The consultant for Community-based Water Safety Planning will be responsible for the following:

Output 1: Support and conduct a face-to- face in-depth training on WSPs on small communities at the CSD/WASHNET meeting.

–       Development of training module and reference materials for 1-Day Training

–       Preparatory 1.5 hour webinar on background of WSPs, early April 2017 (English and French version)

–       One day training held at the CSD/WASHNET Meeting, 26-27 April 2017

–       Conduct one-to-one side meetings with country teams who will participate in the pilot

Output 2: In-country practical training in 2 pilot countries (countries TBD – Mauritania and CAR proposed for planning purposes)

–       Introductory meeting with government officials and sector partners

–       Two-day Training of in-country WSP facilitators

–       Three-day field work component to demonstrate WSP ‘triggering’ and follow-up in rural community setting

–       Debriefing session with government officials and sector partners

–       Aim is to provide visible action in-country and results that will led to buy-in based on evidence

Output 3: Development of technical documents:

–       Adapt guidance/manual with simplified WSP tools based on outcomes of pilot testing

–       Update training package for country level trainings of national and sub-national actors

Output 4. Provide Remote Support to Country Offices

–       Follow-up support to 6 WCAR countries on recommendations from WSP Assessments in conducted in 2016

–       Follow-up support to 2 pilot countries after practical training and field testing. Includes measuring results – verifying plans after 3 months

Expected Deliverables

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Output 1: Face-to- face in depth training on WSPs on Small communities

–       Preparatory webinar, Country Experiences on WSPs

–       One day training held at April 2016 Regional WASHNET Meeting in Senegal

–       3 days preparation (webinar, training), 1 day webinar (EN, FR), 2 days travel, 2 days at WASHNet, 2 days follow-up

10

April 2017

Output 2: In-country practical training in 2 pilot countries (countries TBD – tentatively: Central African Republic and Mauritania)

–       Training of in-country WSP facilitators

–       5 day preparation, 7 days + 2 travel days per country (18 days total) + 2 days mission reports

25

May-June 2017

Output 3: Development of technical guidance documents:

–       Develop guidance/manual with simplified WSP tools

–       Training package for country level trainings of national and sub-national actors

10

July

2017

 

Output 4. Remote Support to Country Offices

–       Follow-up support to 6 WCAR countries on recommendations from WSP Assessments in conducted in 2016 (1 day / country, 6 days total)

–       Follow-up support to 2 pilot countries after practical training and field testing (2 days/ country, 4 days total)

8

On-going April-August 2017

Final Report                                                                          

2

30 August

Total Working Days

55

 

Qualifications of Successful Candidate

Education

  • An advance degree in water and sanitation field, public health or related field

Years of relevant experience

  • At least 10 years’ experience in water, sanitation or hygiene promotion programme in several countries at local, national and regional level;
  • Have developed or participated in the development of reference materials about water safety planning/drinking water quality: operation guidance, national plan, strategy;
  • Have worked in several countries providing technical assistance to government and partners on WASH programming;
  • Have contributed to the organization of international capacity building, knowledge management event in the area of sanitation is an advantage;
  • Fluent in English and French.
  • Experience working in West/Central Africa desired.
  • Specific experience working with Water Safety Planning desired

Competencies of Successful Candidate

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Please indicate your ability, availability and daily/monthly rate (in US$) to undertake the terms of reference above (including travel and daily subsistence allowance, if applicable).  Applications submitted without a daily/monthly rate will not be considered.

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Opening Date 2 Mar 2017 GMT Standard Time
Closing Date 14 Mar 2017 GMT Standard Time


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