Sudan nationals: Consultant to provide technical support to Central Darfur State Ministry of Health on the Implementation of Environmental Sanitation and Hygiene Master Plan (ESHMP)

United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF)

Zalingei, , SD

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Sudan is a huge country, more than four times the size of Sweden and the third largest in Africa—even after South Sudan was carved out in 2011. Sudan has a lot of land and resources, a population of 40 million and a history that predates the Nubian kingdoms established along the Nile River around 4,000 BC.

Sudan’s children make up half of the total population, and the past two decades have seen their lives improve. Fewer boys and girls are dying before their fifth birthday. Primary school attendance is increasing. Immunization coverage is high and the country remains polio free.

Still, millions of children continue to suffer from chronic conflict, from seasonal natural disasters and disease outbreaks, from under-investment in basic social services. Sudan ranks as one of the worst in the world for malnutrition, and three million of its school aged children are not in the classroom.

How can you make a difference?

National Consultant to provide technical support to the Locality of Zalingie, Central Darfur State on planning, implementation, and monitoring of community, school and health/nutrition centers sanitation and hygiene activities.

Scope

The Consultant will be based in Zalingei UNICEF Office, and will work closely with WASH Officer, WASH Specialist and UW4D project manager, Zalingei Central Darfur State Sanitation coordinator, locality sanitation and hygiene team and Hygiene promoters. The tasks capacity building, data collection, monitoring of the implementation of different components of Master Plan and Facilitate the development of WASH improvement.  

Specific Tasks

  • Supporting the planning and implementation of WASH activities in communities, schools, health facilities and public places of Zalingei Town.
  • Conduct on-the-job training, coaching and mentoring to Locality health promoters in sanitation and hygiene promotion activities.
  • Coordinate data collection and hygiene promotion activities from 42 communities in 18 residential areas and 5 IDP camps
  • Promotion of Urban Sanitation in 42 communities through participatory tools for Community Approaches to Total Sanitation (CATS).
  • Training and orienting WASH committees in using data collection tools for monitoring activities;
  • Regular community follow-up and monitoring towards the attainment of ODF status;
  • Coordination of hygiene promotion activities using local media targeting communities, schools and public places.
  • Initiate WASH sector coordination activities at the locality ensuring full leadership of the locality alongside all departments and sections.
  • Facilitate the development of toilet models and establishment of supply chain to targeted households
  • Coordinate technical and business training to local entrepreneurs involved in providing sanitation products.
  • Supervise development of School WASH improvement and monitoring plans ensuring active engagement of Parent Teacher Associations (PTAs), school teachers and WASH clubs.
  • Supervise the development of WASH improvement and monitoring plans for Primary Health Centers, ensuring active engagement of surrounding committees.
  • Facilitate the development of WASH improvement and monitoring plans for public places, ensuring active engagement of marketing committees, sellers, shop owners and women groups;
  • Organize key events that promotes various thematic areas related to environmental sanitation and hygiene.

Key Deliverables

Monthly progress reports with detailed quantifiable outputs, lessons learnt and photos in relation to the following:

  • List of communities attaining open defecation status through collective action plans for behavior change and construction of household toilets.
  • List of communities where households have adopted the practice of hand washing with soap at critical times including the installation of hand washing stations next to toilets and food preparation areas.
  • List of locality staff trained and mentored in various aspects of facilitation of community-led action planning, implementation, monitoring and reporting.  
  • List of WASH committees trained and WASH committees trained in community based hygiene and sanitation monitoring.
  • List of sanitation entrepreneurs trained and linked to households for toilet construction.
  • List of schools implementing WASH improvement plans and observing routine hygiene promotion activities including supervised group hand washing for students.
  • List of health facilities implementing WASH improvement plans, safely managing drinking water.
  • A complete package of monitoring tools by locality health promoters, WASH committees and local artisans.
  • List of communities where the locality is supporting community-based waste management.

Monthly progress reports with detailed quantifiable outputs, lessons learnt and photos in relation to the following:

  • List of communities attaining open defecation status through collective action plans for behavior change and construction of household toilets.
  • List of communities where households have adopted the practice of hand washing with soap at critical times including the installation of hand washing stations next to toilets and food preparation areas.
  • List of schools implementing WASH improvement plans and observing routine hygiene promotion activities including supervised group hand washing for students.
  • List of health facilities implementing WASH improvement plans, safely managing drinking water.
  • A complete package of monitoring tools by locality health promoters, WASH committees and local artisans.
  • List of communities where the locality is supporting community-based waste management.

To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have…

  • A University degree in one of the disciplines relevant to the following areas: Public Health, Sanitation and Hygiene and Sanitation Engineering is required. Advanced degree in one of the mentioned disciplines is an asset.
  • Minimum 4 years’ professional management and implementation experience in the field of water, sanitation and hygiene.
  • Previous experience in urban sanitation, hygiene promotion, and school WASH areas. Experience in Darfur will be an added advantage.
  • Knowledge of the latest developments and technology in low cost sanitation, hygiene promotion, and capacity building.
  • Fluency in writing, reading, and speaking English and Arabic.
  • Strong negotiating, communication and advocacy skills.
  • Computer skills, including various office applications.
  • Ability to work and live in difficult environment.

For every Child, you demonstrate…

UNICEF’s core values of Commitment, Diversity and Integrity and core competencies in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results.

The technical competencies required for this post are….

View our competency framework at

http://www.unicef.org/about/employ/files/UNICEF_Competencies.pdf

UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages all candidates, irrespective of gender, nationality, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of the organization.

Remarks:

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.


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