WASH International Consultant

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Background and Purpose of the Assignment:

Six years into the crisis, Cox’s Bazar District of Bangladesh hosts more than 970,000 Rohingya refugees, of which 52% are children, in 33 congested camps in Cox’s Bazar District. Additionally, as part of the Government of Bangladesh’s plans to relocate up to 75,000 Rohingya refugees to Bhasan Char, more than 30,748 refugees have been relocated to the island until 31 January 2024.  This protracted crisis amidst competing global priorities such as conflicts and other humanitarian crisis elsewhere, combined with donor fatigue, has resulted in decreased funding over the recent years.  Given the recent and anticipated decline in funding, it is necessary to improve the effectiveness of the refugee response, gain efficiencies, and look at long-term and sustainable solutions.

The purpose of this consultancy is to provide technical expertise and strategic guidance for strengthening and scaling the sustainable WASH programme in Cox’s Bazar, including supporting the identification of best practices to support learning/training opportunities for the wider humanitarian community.  The consultant will work with UNICEF WASH teams, government agencies, NGOs, national consultants, and other partners to design and implement effective WASH interventions in Cox’s Bazar District.

Work Assignment Overview:

Tasks/Milestone: Deliverables/Output: Timeline:
Conduct feasibility assessment for construction of shared WASH facilities for refugee camps and host communities, including protection and use of traditional water ponds for drinking water supply in Teknaf and develop funding proposals in collaboration with the Cox’s Bazar and Dhaka team. Completion of assessment of the feasibility of shared WASH facilities and WASH in learning centers with Report and project proposals. 4 weeks
Support the national consultant and WASH team in reviewing the school curriculum to improve WASH in schools. Support in developing funding proposals and concept notes to explore innovative approaches for promoting hygiene behaviors through sport. Analysis of school Curriculum (Test Book) completed. Funding proposals were developed for WASH in schools and health facilities. 8 weeks
Support WASH in developing a clear TOR and road map for developing a district WASH plan. Draft Concept Note and TOR for developing District WASH Plan for achieving SDG targets completed. 4 weeks
Support developing a TOR for Gender and inclusion review and analysis of the WASH programme in refugee camps. Draft TOR completed. 4 weeks
Provide strategic advice and guidance to the WASH team in developing a transitional plan for taking additional WASH responsibilities. WASH transitional plan completed through support from the consultant. On need basis
Review and analyze successful WASH programme interventions, identify the topics and draft Concept Notes/proposals for Distance Learning Course (online learning course) targeting government officials and CSO partners. Two possible areas are FSM and groundwater monitoring in Cox’s Bazar. Review and analysis of distance learning opportunities completed with key topics identified. 6 weeks

Minimum Qualifications/Knowledge/Expertise/Skills required:

  • At least a master’s degree in WASH .
  • At least 10 years of demonstrated experience in the areas of WASH programme
  • Previous experience in similar activities with the UN or other international organizations will be an added advantage
  • Demonstrate knowledge, experience understanding of the Cox’s Bazar context especially in the area of WASH.

Administrative Details:

Assignment duration:  132 days spread over six months

Work modality:  Physical presence at the duty station

Fee:  Lump sum fee inclusive travel-DSA and all other costs

Payment:  Payment will be made upon successful completion of each deliverables with certification from supervisor

Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh
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