Sanitation and Hygiene Consultant Solomon Islands

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Job Number: 504227 | Vacancy Link
Location: Fiji (Pacific Islands) – MCP
Work Type : Consultancy

If you are a committed, creative professional and are passionate about making a lasting difference for children, the world’s leading children’s rights organization would like to hear from you.

For 70 years, UNICEF has been working on the ground in 190 countries and territories to promote children’s survival, protection and development. The world’s largest provider of vaccines for developing countries, UNICEF supports child health and nutrition, good water and sanitation, quality basic education for all boys and girls, and the protection of children from violence, exploitation, and AIDS. UNICEF is funded entirely by the voluntary contributions of individuals, businesses, foundations and governments.

Purpose of the Assignment

A Consultant is being sought to support the strategic scale-up of sanitation and hygiene in the country, by way of conceptualizing and framing an operational plan for reaching An Open Defecation Free status, with a province as an example, including drafting of a capacity building framework, to roll out the plan. The consultant is also expected to anchor and support a high level national sanitation consultation to share the plan and leverage support.

Assignment Tasks

The consultant will be based at UNICEF Office Honiara and work closely with WASH Specialist UNICEF, Honiara on a daily basis. However, he/she will also consult the EU Team of Advisors, Director, EHD, on a regular basis. The consultant will undertake the following broad activities, but will not be limited to the ones below:

Open Defecation Elimination Plan

  • Review the existing rural sanitation landscape in the country, including review of data, national policies, institutional delivery structure and mechanisms, existing programming strategies, partnerships at the national and provincial level.
  • Review the existing institutional capacity development initiatives for rural WASH and identify the key gaps to be filled.
  • Research and build insights into the various potential stakeholders to be possibly included in a district sanitation initiative, which may include, but not limited to religious leaders, school teachers and students, extension workers from other departments, political leaders, provincial heads and others.
  • Develop insights into the budgets available at the district level for sanitation outreach programme (provincial budgets as well), including communication, capacity building, and infrastructure requirements with a view to identifying the deficit.
  • Using the above information, and with more relevant research, and supported by field visits, develop a pragmatic and implementable plan for a district to reach ODF status. This plan should include a suggested institutional design and possible convergence strategy for pooling in human resources, capacity development plan, outreach mechanism, time plan, budgets and possible sourcing of funds, and other relevant information, as required.

National Capacity Development Plan

  • Review the existing capacity development initiatives of RWASH at the national and province level, to understand the key gaps in capacities, to deliver on the National RWASH policy.
  • Develop an appropriate plan to develop institutional capacities and an institutional design and framework that can possibly respond to the capacity need to implement the national RWASH policy

Strengthening RWASH monitoring

  • Review the monitoring mechanisms, existing data collection, reporting and tracking systems with regards to rural WASH in the country.
  • Research on appropriate monitoring mechanisms adopted by other countries, with a view to learning from global good practices. Develop insights on the SDG monitoring requirements and the key data gaps that exist in the country.
  • Develop a discussion note, outlining the status, key issues as identified and key recommendations to strengthen the sanitation data and reporting for JMP/SDGs.

National sanitation consultation

  • Develop an outline for the workshop, including drafting of the key results and outputs, workshop content and design. Identify potential participants, speakers, best practice examples (global), develop invitation letters and other related work as necessary.
  • Network with all relevant stakeholders for participation in the proposed workshop
  • Share the content of the ODEP and the capacity development plan during the workshop.
  • Prepare the workshop report.

Expected Deliverables

1.      Report on the stakeholder consultations and discussions, on capacity building plan and ODEP plan (includes field visits)

2.      A well-researched, strategic ODF plan/road map, recommending key advocacy, programming and communication interventions to make a province ODF, along with a power point presentation explaining the above.

3.      A well-researched and pragmatic capacity building plan to take sanitation to scale in the country

4.      A discussion note on the key gaps in the existing sanitation/CLTS data sets, monitoring mechanisms and capacities in the country, and a practical way to strengthen sector monitoring.

5.      Conference preparation, conference outline and design

6.      Conference report

7.      Handover to the WASH TA supported by EU

Qualifications of Successful Candidate


  • Degree in one of the disciplines relevant to the following areas: Public Health or a field relevant to WASH-related development assistance.
  • Additional training in Water, Sanitation and Hygiene and Emergencies is considered an asset.

Years of relevant experience

  • Three to five years progressively responsible experience in project implementation, monitoring and supervision and evaluation or related field.
  • Experience in community mobilization. especially in urban areas
  • Experience working with UN, bilateral donors, Government and NGO partners is desirable.
  • Experience working in the WASH Sector, in Solomon Island is an advantage.


  • Fluency in English required, and Pidgin preferred.  

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A DETAILED copy of the TERMS OF REFERENCE is attached Download File (EXTERNAL) TOR WASH Ruran Sanitation Consultant (2).docx

Interested candidates must complete the following documents to be considered

  1. Cover letter describing how you meet the requirements for this position
  2. Complete the online consultant application form
  3. 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.

For any queries in relation to this position please forward your email to [email protected]

UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages qualified female and male candidates from all national, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of our organisation.

Opening Date Thu Apr 20 2017 19:00:00 GMT-0300 (BRT) Central Pacific Standard Time
Closing Date Fri May 05 2017 09:55:00 GMT-0300 (BRT)