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Consultancy: Development of National Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) strategy and costed action plan for schools in Kenya

UNICEF
Kenya

Salary rangeConfidential | Contract type: Fixed term

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Job Summary

Required qualifications, desired competencies, technical background and experience
(Consult with HR on this prior to signing off on the TOR)Education: Academic qualifications and required level of education;
Advanced university degree in one of the disciplines relevant to the following areas: Public Health, Civil Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Geology, Hydrology, Sanitation Engineering, or a field relevant to international WASH related development assistance.
Qualified WASH specialist, and or social science background with competency or specialization in gender, social inclusion, equity, results-based programming, humans rights approach in the WASH sector.
Additional training in Health Education or Communication for Development (Programme Communication), an asset.
Specialist skills/Training: State the specialized skills and/or training if needed;
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Excellent communication and writing skills
  • Minimum 15 years working experience in the area of WASH in school. Experience in WASH in school strategy formulation.
  • Previous experience in supporting countries in developing WASH related policies, strategies and implementation plans.
  • Familiarity with SDGs, child friendly school (CFS) concept and other related global trends and priorities, most up-to-date country experiences.
  • Previous experience of developing strategy and implementation plans in this specific field.
Languages required: any specific language requirements
  • High standard of written and verbal English language skills
  • Familiarity with the local social and cultural context is highly recommended

Responsibilities

Activities and Tasks
  • The consultant will review the global, regional and national documents.  Global WASH strategies, JMP report on WASH in Schools, MTSP, UNDAF priorities, as well as National policies:  5-year Strategic Plan of MOE, National school Health policy and guidelines, MHM policy and strategy; standards and guidelines for WASH infrastructure in schools, Basic Education Act and other relevant documents.
  • Engage in various bilateral discussions, joint consultations with line ministries (MOE, Ministry of Water, Sanitation and Irrigation (MWSI), MOH), UN agencies, key donors and other major bilateral stakeholders such as WB, GTZ, JICA, CIDA and International NGOs (World Vision, CARE, AMREF, KEWASNET, MWA, OXFAM etc).
  • Conduct two formal consultation workshops with key stakeholders to present the draft and final strategy and costed action plan document for input and validation by various stakeholders.
  • The consultant will travel to 3 counties in Kenya and visit selected schools, discussions with teachers, students, parents/school Boards of Management, Subcounty, county and Regional Directors of Education, subcounty and county water and Health officers.
  • Development of monitoring sheets (integration of WASH criteria in the monitoring sheet of Quality assurance Officers-MOE, review of NEMIS form for WASH Indicators)
  • Finalize the National WASH strategy and costed action plan for schools in Kenya and launched by MOE for implementation.
  • The consultant will review the EMIS and identify gaps in data collection for WASH through EMIS.
  • The consultant will review reporting mechanism on yearly basis on the situation of WASH in schools in the Ministry of Education and propose solutions to the gaps.
  • Consultant will look at the quality and management aspects currently being implemented in schools and identify gaps with proposed solutions.        
Outputs/Deliverables
  • Inception report with detailed methodology, workplan, timelines and milestones, proposed options for structuring and content of the final document.
  • literature review (published and grey literature) report on situation of Wins in Kenya and globally.
  • Draft WASH strategy and costed action plan document, accompanying PowerPoint presentation, and consultation workshop report with WinS stakeholders in Nairobi.
  • A monitoring tool which makes it possible to monitor the progress of the indicators in the strategy and action plan
  • Final WASH strategy and costed action plan document and validation workshop report with Wins stakeholders in Nairobi.

Job Requirements

Required education: Post-graduate education
Required relevant work experience: 10 years
Required languages: English (Spoken: fluent | Written: fluent)
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