Job Number: 498129 | Vacancy Link
Work Type : Consultancy
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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
The International evaluation consultant reports on the Ethiopia WASH CPD (January 2012 to June 2016) to document results achieved, challenges met, lessons learnt, innovation and strategies for UNICEF supported WASH program implementation during Jan 2012 – June 2016.
Scope of the Study Activity
To document achieved results, challenges met, lessons learnt, innovation and strategies/approach of UNICEF supported WASH program implementation during Jan 2012 – June 2016. The assignment is to be undertaken from home and the consultant is required to travel to Ethiopia at the beginning of the assignment (early August) to have an introductory meeting with the required stakeholders and collect information/data to undertake the assessment. The second travel will be in mid-September when stakeholders meeting will be undertaken and the consultant is required to facilitate and present the findings. After this consultation/validation the final report can be prepared.
The methodology of the documentation consists of desk review (work from home) and travel to Ethiopia (two times) for data collection/ introduction and facilitation of the workshop including presentation of findings. The following is the method for undertaking this assignment:
- Desk review of UNICEF annual reports including Results Assessment modules (RAM), donor reports, publications, unpublished reports, documents developed by UNICEF on policy, guideline, manuals and papers. UNICEF will provide the necessary data and information related to WASH and available in its data repository in Addis Ababa.
- Undertake semi-structured interviews with government and key development partners.
- Analyze and document UNICEF’s financial support (expenditures by program component, funding source and cost center).
- Analyze UNICEF support to the national WASH program including its support in the sector coordination, WASH in emergencies, development of the ONE WASH National Program, etc.
- Review of UNICEF CPD for the period 2012-2016, Program documents, PCAs, implementation modality documents WASH strategy documents, bottleneck analysis documents.
- Review of government of Ethiopia WASH sector programs, WASH program implementation framework, ONE WASH national program document, WASH program operational manual.
- Review program documents of other Multi-lateral, Bi-lateral and other partners financing and implementing WASH program in Ethiopia.
- Review existing implementation modalities of WASH program in Ethiopia: programs implemented by the government, private companies, civil society organizations, government state enterprises, etc.,
- Analysis of impact achieved from WASH programing using existing evaluations/studies by UNICEF and others specially the link between WASH intervention and diarrheal reduction and the link to nutrition.
- Review WASH budget raised for the program from the regular resources and different donors.
- Review achieved results against donor contributions and types of outputs – produce a table that shows disaggregated result by funding source, region and type of output.
- List results by number of beneficiaries for community WASH services provided and number of institutions provided with services (and the number of people benefited from these services). The data should be segregated by region, funding source and urban/rural.
- Identify, challenges, lessons learnt, innovations and policy documents developed and endorsed during the program period.
Specific Tasks with timelines
- Coordinate and liaise with UNICEF – WASH section in undertaking the whole documentation including arranging meetings to discuss study results in the workshop/meeting.
- Undertake data collection and analysis on the UNICEF WASH program planning, implementation and achievement for the period 2012-2016.
- Analyze data and come up a report on UNICEF achievement, its contribution to the National WASH program implementation and results, lessons learnt, areas to improve, challenges/bottlenecks, etc.
- Prepare a report on the physical performances, financial implementation, donor contributions and financial and physical achievements. The results should be disaggregated by region, funding source and output.
- Prepare reports, flyers, summary documents and power point presentations.
- Travel to Addis Ababa and collect data/information required for the analysis and have an introductory discussion with partners and UNICEF staff. Another travel is required to facilitate a workshop on the achieved results and present findings during the workshop.
- Folders will be created in the Q drive for each of the program components (pillars).
- Pillar leads will provide documents specific to achievements related to their area of work.
- Other documents required:
- Yearly financial implementation report to be provided from January 2012 – June 2016 (disaggregated by program component, CC’s and funding sources).
- Donor proposals, agreements, donor reports (should be compiled in a folder or Q-drive).
- Program strategy documents, documents on BPR processes and results, SITAN document, revised program documents (mid-term review)
- Finalised policy related documents (guidelines, manuals, strategy documents, etc.), joint review documents, MSF undertakings, etc.
- Quarter and annual reports including RAM reports and IMEP updates.
- List of partnerships (PCAs, etc.) and their involvement (PCA program documents).
- Standard Operating Procedures (SOP’s) specific to WASH (implementation of DP’s, contracting procedures, etc.)
Schedule of Tasks & Timeline
The overall assignment is expected to be completed within two months. The contract is planned to be started on August 01, 2016 and will be completed by the end of September. It is expected that a maximum of seven days in country (two visits: 4 days for semi-structured interview and 3 days to facilitate the workshop and present the findings). The assignment is planned to be started at the beginning of August 2016. The specific tasks and preliminary schedule of activities is indicated in the following table.
Anticipated Timeline (e.g. # of weeks)
Preliminary preparation, work plan and SSI formats
Travel to Ethiopia for data/information collection and introductory meetings
Analysis of data/information and come up with analysis as specified in the scope
Twenty five days
Finalize the analysis, facilitate workshop and present results including distribution of findings in different formats.
Submit the final report including summary reports, flyers, glossy reports, power point presentations.
The following outputs are expected from the assignment:
- 12 page summary document.
- Evaluation reports in word and pdf formats (results, lessons learnt, innovations and recommendation for next CPD). The report is both physical and financial and expected to be disaggregated by region, funding sources and program component and be compiled at national level.
- Compiled WASH program files and documents used for the analysis.
- Power point presentations on the most important findings.
- Preparation and facilitation of National level consultative workshop with national, regional government and WASH development partners (September 2016).
Qualifications of Successful Candidate
Advanced university degree in WASH sector technical fields or any other field related to WASH programming.
Years of relevant experience
- Over 10 years of experience in planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of WASH projects and programs.
- Have a good experience similar to the assignment in data analysis and reporting including publishing WASH research documents and papers.
- Have the capacity to put together a professional knowledge and experience to carry out the assignment and have previous experience working in similar areas in Ethiopia.
- Have a very good understanding of Development and emergency WASH program in Ethiopia.
- Fluency in English and skill of writing very good reports in English is required.
- Good communication, advocacy and people’s skills. Ability to communicate with various stakeholders. Ability to express concisely and clearly ideas and concepts in written and oral form.
- Very good working knowledge in computer, data analysis and reporting.
- Knowledgeable on institutional issues of the UN system, national and regional partnerships; WASH sector coordination activities, bilateral and multilateral programing and WASH integration.
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 27 Jul 2016 E. Africa Standard Time
Closing Date 9 Aug 2016 E. Africa Standard Time