Myanmar nationals: Consultant for development of Water Safety Plan

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Nature of Consultanct

Short term (National) Consultancy on development of Water Safety Plan (WSP), training on WSP, and sustainable water supply and preparation of brief history of community managed piped water metering system.

Background

In close collaboration with “Department of Rural Development (DRD) and Community”, community managed piped water metering system was implemented in 110 villages of Myaing, Pauk, Wetlet and Nahtogyi townships with assistance from DFID in 2014-2015. The community contribution ranges from 33 to 64 percent of the total project cost for these water supply systems. The project creates strong sense of ownership, strong commitment of concerned government officials from township to HQ level and active participation of township development supportive committees from planning to implementation of the project. UNICEF provided uPVC pipes for distribution system, drilling new tubewells, solar panel and pumps, mono pump elements, facilitation and close supervision throughout the project period.

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) set in 2015 includes a goal related water, sanitation and hygiene which is SGD Goal 6 to “Ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all”. Under SDG Goal 6, there are 8 targets for water supply and sanitation. Target 6.1 states that By 2030, achieve universal and equitable access to safe and affordable drinking water for ALL. The indicator for this target is “Percentage of population using safely managed drinking water services (6.1.1)” By definition: Population using an improved drinking water source (MDG definition) which is:
• located on premises,
• available when needed, and
• free of faecal and priority chemical contamination

The community managed piped water metering system under “Community-DRD-UNICEF” project provides water available on premises and when needed to communities in project areas.

The objective of this assignment is
• To develop Manual on Water Safety Plan (WSP) for community managed piped water metering systems
• To conduct training on WSP approach and plan for sustainable water supply and preparation of brief history of community managed piped water metering system.
Water Safety Plan (WSP) approach will be implemented in 110 communities of Myaing, Pauk, Wetlet and Nahtogyi townships through trainings with government departments such as Department of Rural Development, Department of Public Health and community members. DRD engineers, Public Health Supervisors and two local NGOs which are going to implement WSP will get involved and facilitate in the whole process. The local NGOs will co-facilitate and provide support to train the manual on WSP with government officials, community members in close collaboration with officials of DPH, DRD, DBE, consultants and UNICEF WASH team.

Under WSP approach, NGOs with DRD engineers and basic health staff will jointly facilitate and prepare a document covering 1) the formation of WSP team, 2) water supply system description, 3) hazards and risk assessment, 4) incremental improvement plan, 5) operational and verification of monitoring plan and 6) management procedures. They will jointly prepare the management procedure covering source information (Tubewell / Dug well / Overhead tank, installed pump, engine / motor / other power supply sources, riser pipe, casing pipe etc.,), distribution system (pipelines, valves, valve box and water meters) and storage facilities (ground tank and overhead tank).

In addition, NGOs will ensure WASH committees and WSP team to provide hands-on training on safe management of water system which is located on premises, available when needed and free of faecal contamination.

Beside that prepare brief history of community managed piped water metering system including summary of community contribution, incomes, expenditures and plan for sustainable water supply will be prepared.

Purpose of Assignment
• Review the available manuals, guidebooks, reports on Water Safety Plan implemented by government, NGOs and good management practices for sustainable community managed water metering systems in rural areas in global context.
• Develop Water Safety Plan (WSP) manuals for facilitator and community on community managed piped water metering system.
• Assist and provide guidance on trainings and implementation of WSP in 16 places.
• Review the feedback of WSP trainings and revise WSP manuals for facilitator and community

Assignment Tasks

Task 1: Development of First version of WSP manual for community managed piped water metering system
Task 2: Review the feedback of WSP trainings and then revise and develop the WSP Facilitator Guide and WSP manual for community
The national consultant will work closely with DRD, DPH, DBE and two local NGOs implementing WSP in 110 villages of Myaing, Pauk, Wetlet and Nahtogyi townships.  

Task 1 and 2 related activities:
i. Desk/Literature review:
– Jointly with government officials from Department of Rural Development, Department of Public Health and Department of Basic Education and two LNGOs review guidelines/ manuals on WSP and sustainable water supply systems from various countries. See in annex-01, (Task-1)
– Facilitate to form a team on development of WSP manuals jointly with UNICEF WASH team

ii. Work with government officials and LNGOs to develop the draft outlines of the manuals, discuss and compile the feedbacks.

iii. Prepare the draft version documents in Myanmar language:

iv. Field testing of the draft WSP manual in 5 villages

v. Revise and develop the first version of WSP manual for community. See format in annex-02.

vi. Field work: Conduct field visits for the first 8 training places in consultation with LNGOs implementing WSP.

vii. Supervise/facilitate trainings on WSP implementation and preparation of brief history of water supply system for the first 8 places

viii. Conduct field visits in another 8 training places in consultation with DRD, DPH, DBE and two local NGOs. (WSP at communities, schools and health center)

ix. Compile inputs and comments from participants during trainings

x. Analysis and Reporting
Work with government officials of DPH, DRD, DRD and LNGOs to revise the first version and lay out based on the outcomes of trainings in 110 communities. (Task-2)

xi. Final editing to incorporate comments, feedback of trainings. Format the manuscript for printing.

  1. Facilitator Guide for Water Safety Plan
  2. Water Safety Plan Manual for communitiesxii. Provide print ready document with editable soft copy to UNICEF

xii. Provide print ready document with editable soft copy to UNICEF

Expected Deliverables

a. Desk review of manual and guidelines on WSP, and secondary data review completed.
b. Core group on development of WSP manuals formed.

c. The draft outline of the manuals in Myanmar & English language developed and presented to the core group. (HQ level)
d. Discussions/meetings on manual conducted and feedback of the draft outline from government officials, LNGOs and UN agencies collected (HQ level )
e. Draft version of manual prepared and presented at township level (Pakokku)
f. 1st version WSP manual developed ( Zawgyi one font size 11 OR Myanmar3 13.5 of minimum pages of 30)

g. Field observation recorded, inputs and comments from consultations with township government officials and NGOs collected for improvement of the first draft WSP manual.
h. Inputs and comments from participants compiled for drafting the WSP facilitator guide

i. Prepare WSP Facilitator Guide
j. Consultation meetings conducted at HQ and township levels
k. Second draft of WSP manual for community in Myanmar language completed with incorporation of inputs and comments from consultations and reviewed by the core group.

l. Hardcopy: final manuscript of the manuals on WSP for Facilitator and Community in Myanmar presented to UNICEF and manual development core group.
(Zawgyi-One font size 11 OR Myanmar3 13.5) and translation of English language

Qualifications or Specialized Knowledge /Experience Required

1. Education
• Advanced university degree in one of the disciplines relevant to the following areas: Public Health, Social Science, Economics, Civil Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Geology, Hydrology, Sanitation Engineering, or a field relevant to international WASH related development assistance.
• Additional training in Health Education or Communication for Development (Programme Communication), an asset.

2. Work Experience
• Five years of progressively responsible professional work experience in the UN or other international development organization, national government or the private sector.
• At least 5 years at a senior level working in the areas of proposal development, programme management and strategy development.
• Familiarity with the water quality and water safety plan work an asset.
• Knowledge of the Myanmar WASH sector and governance.
• Have experience in developing guidelines, preferably for WASH related manual and guidelines.
• Familiar with the current developments, research, best practices and global in the WASH in general.
• Field work experience.

3. Language Proficiency
• Fluency in English and Myanmar writing skills.

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) in the attached Expression of Interest form.  Applications submitted without a daily/monthly rate will not be considered.

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Opening Date 20 Jul 2016 Myanmar Standard Time
Closing Date 2 Aug 2016 Myanmar Standard Time


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