Sudan nationals: Consultant provide technical support to Federal Ministry of Health for the rolling out of the National Open Defecation Free (ODF)

United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF)

Khartoum, , SD

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For every child,

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 FMoH for the rolling out of the national ODF road and follow-up with states on development of State ODF road maps, system strengthening (data collection, monitoring and reporting) and CLTS capacity building. Additionally, the consultant provide technical support to Sanitation and Hygiene team of WASH section on timely, implementation, supervision, monitoring and reporting of UNICEF supported sanitation and hygiene activities in different states and national level and other required support. The consultancy will also include supporting all UNICEF field office teams in the country on the implementation, monitoring and reporting of UNICEF supported sanitation and hygiene activities in different states and emergency response as required.  


The consultant will be based in Khartoum and will work closely with the sanitation and hygiene team of WASH section and National Sanitation Coordinator in the Ministry of Health, National Sanitation High Committee (NSHC), Sanitation technical committee, as well as all UNICEF WASH section team. The tasks include: support the preparation of national ODF road and follow-up with states on development of State ODF road maps, system strengthening (data collection, monitoring and reporting) and CLTS capacity building, collection and compilation on the progress on the implementation of Output 1 (Sanitation and Hygiene)  of national and state 2018 AWP, compile the progress on the number of triggered and  ODF committee in consultation and communication with field office, support the organization of national workshops ( roadmap of ODF and School WASH assessment), travel to field to provide support to field office on the emergency response, monitoring and reporting the progress on AWP implementation and other task as required.  

Responsibilities/ Key Assignments

Under the overall guidance and supervision of UNICEF WASH Manager / Sanitation and Hygiene and in close co-ordination with the WASH officer (JPO) the key assignments for this consultancy will be carried out as indicated below; 

Specific tasks:

Under direct supervision of UNICEF WASH Manager (Sanitation and Hygiene) the consultant will conduct the following tasks in full collaboration and coordination with UNICEF WASH staff in Khartoum and filed office: 

  • Support FMoH on the development of national ODF road and follow-up with states on development of State ODF road maps.
  • Collect and compile on monthly base the progress of CLTS implementation in UNICEF supported States from through regular communication of UNICEF field office team, PCA partners and FMoH.
  • Conduct field trip to provide technical support for field office on the implementation of Sanitation and Hygiene activities and emergency response.
  • Support FMoH on the organization and coordination of national consultative workshop of ODF roadmap. 
  • Support FMoH and FMoE on the organization and coordination of national consultative school WASH assessment workshop.
  • Collect and compile progress of Sanitation and Hygiene activities implementation from UNICEF Field office under different grant. 
  • Provide technical support to CLTS and M&E team of Environmental health team of FMoH to roll out the development of national ODF road map and establishment of mobile phone based monitoring and reporting system.
  • Attend different sanitation and hygiene coordination meeting on behalf of WASH section

Expected Deliverables

1. Month progress report using agreed reporting format and covering the following topics based monthly output indicators.

  • The number of trigged and ODF community in each state,
  •  Functional Sanitation Council (work plan and progress) 
  •  Implementations of sanitation and hygiene activities (Output one) of national and state based on 2018 AWP.

2.  Draft Kassala, Gedarif, West and South Kordofan State ODF Road Map

3.  Report of field trip and any attended meeting

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 emergencies and regular programmers in the sanitation, hygiene promotion, and school WASH areas.
  • Knowledge of the latest developments and technology in low cost sanitation, hygiene promotion, and capacity building including CLTS/ CATS and Sanitation Marketing.
  • 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  in the field

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.

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