International Consultancy on Household Sanitation 24 views1 application

Closing date: Friday, 20 July 2018

Job no: 514494

Position type: Consultancy

Location: Rwanda

Division/Equivalent: Nairobi Regn’l(ESARO)

School/Unit: Rwanda

Department/Office: Kigali, Rwanda

Categories: WASH (Water, Sanitation and Hygiene)

UNICEF works in some of the world’s toughest places, to reach the world’s most disadvantaged children. To save their lives. To defend their rights. To help them fulfill their potential.

Across 190 countries and territories, we work for every child, everywhere, every day, to build a better world for everyone.

And we never give up.

For every child, water, sanitation and hygiene


The Government of Rwanda has achieved most of the MDGs including the targets on water and sanitation. Despite this steady improvement in realizing the right to sanitation, 38% of the population do not have access to basic sanitation services. Aside from prioritizing water, sanitation and hygiene, the Government 2017-2023 National Strategy for Transformation also prioritizes reduction of stunting and early childhood development (ECD). Ensuring at least basic water and sanitation services in and outside the home as well as widespread handwashing with soap will be critical to achieving stunting and ECD targets.

UNICEF and Society for Family Health (SFH) are partnering with the Government of Rwanda represented by Ministry of Health to support district authorities to promote and sustain universal household sanitation services. Aligned to and building on the Government Community-Based Environmental Health Promotion Program (CBEHPP), an approach has been developed and is being implemented in eight districts in an effort to establish an evidence-based effective methodology to achieve desired results. Early progress indicates the methodology is effective although a more comprehensive package is required to scale the approach to other districts and to enable other partners to scale a similar approach. Further, while good early progress is being made, further work will be needed to fully achieve universal access and to ensure sustainable sanitation services. Therefore, further evolution of the methodology is also needed.

How can you make a difference?


The consultant will support the development of the UNICEF/SFH/Ministry of Health sanitation program, including efforts to support the government to achieve district-wide basic household sanitation services.

Key tasks and deliverables

The consultant will focus particularly to the following activities and deliverables:



Estimated Days

Due Date

Improve Be hygienic, Be healthy sanitation programming methodology: Through discussion with the team and review of data on progress thus far: adapt and finalize draft UNICEF-SFH-MOH Trainer of Trainers Manual for Be hygienic, Be healthy sanitation programming methodology, which aims to reach universal district-wide basic sanitation. Particular attention is needed to evolve monitoring and evaluation. This work will include working with the graphic designer to lay out the manual with appropriate formatting and drawings.

Final text of training manual developed for external partner use
Publish-ready manual developed


November 30

Review available sanitation and hygiene messaging and material: Catalog government and partner sanitation and hygiene promotion material currently available in Rwanda. Review and advise a strategy to streamline materials utilizing all available channels; ensuring consistent messaging.

Compilation of documents available in Dropbox and catalog
Report summarizing findings and recommendations to streamline effective messaging in Rwanda


December 22

Deliver training: Train SFH and government staff and other external partners on the delivery of the use of the training materials for delivery of the methodology

Preparation and delivery of refresher training for SFH staff (20-25 people)
Preparation and Delivery of trainer of trainers for 15-20 people



November 30

March 15

Review and further development of the ‘Be hygienic, Be healthy ‘sanitation programming methodology: Design a review of progress to date, strengths and weaknesses of the current methodology and further evolve the methodology in order to achieve and sustain universal district-wide access. Particularly this will include the development of a District verification and certification process for achieving District-wide Basic sanitation, drawing on CLTS and other methodologies used inside and outside Rwanda. Review usage of materials once developed

Report summarizing findings and proposal to further evolve the methodology and training modules
Training module and complementary promotional material
Review effectiveness of methodology and training materials and revise as needed




January 30

February 28

May 30

Maximize effectiveness of UNICEF channels for sanitation and hygiene promotion: Review WASH messaging and material within other UNICEF areas of intervention (ECD, Nutrition, CAP, Gender, Health, Education) and advise a consistent set of messages and materials to be used

Report summarizing findings and recommendations, including proposed messages and materials to be used through each channel


January 30

Develop a Child Rights and Business Training Package: Develop and implement training package for WASH for private sector partners within UNICEF Child Rights and Business workstream

Training module for tea plantation managers on WASH
Conduct workshop with tea plantation managers on integrating WASH for employees into core business



March 30

April 30

Payment schedule

Payments will be made based upon satisfactory completion deliverables and according to the following schedule:

November 30: 20%
February 28: 45%;
May 30: 35%

Evaluation Criteria

55% – Technical expertise in reviewing and developing approaches to expanding sanitation services and training material development and training delivery.

20% – Quality of approach, detailed in Technical proposal

25% – Financial proposal, detailed in Financial proposal

Format for Financial Proposal, aligned to technical approach



Daily rate

Trips (all costs related to international and local travel and stay in Rwanda)

Other: (define)


General Conditions: Procedures and Logistics

The consultant will work from Home. However, the consultant will be required to travel to Rwanda for completing certain task that matches the assigned work activities. The consultant will use his (her) own computer. The consultancy fees, living allowances and travel cost and transport cost within the country while in Rwanda, will be included in the negotiated lump sum.

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

Desired background and experience

The consultant needs to have the following experiences:
An Advanced University Degree in social and behavioral science, sociology, anthropology, psychology, education, communication, public relations or other related field is required
Minimum of 10 years of professional experience in areas of social development program planning, communications and development, public advocacy and/or related areas at the international and/or large organization some of which preferably were served in a developing country is required. Relevant experience in related areas in a UN system agency or organization is an asset.
Experience in effective and sustainable sanitation programming, including CLTS/CBEHPP-type approaches
Experience with development of materials for and delivery of training of trainers
Proficiency in English required. Â Knowledge Kinyarwanda, French and/or Swahili will be an asset.

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.

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.


Application not including a technical and Financial proposal will not be considered. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.

Advertised: Jul 10 2018 South Africa Standard Time

Application close: Jul 20 2018 South Africa Standard Time

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