Consultant – Review of 10 years of the WASH in Schools International Learning Exchange, UNICEF East Asia and Pacific Regional Office (EAPRO), Bangkok, Thailand

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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 fulfilling 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, a better future

UNICEF works to ensure the rights of all children in the East Asia and Pacific Region. This means the rights of every child living in this country, irrespective of their nationality, gender, religion or ethnicity, to:

  • survival – to basic healthcare, peace and security;
  • development – to a good education, a loving home and adequate nutrition;
  • protection – from abuse, neglect, trafficking, child labour and other forms of exploitation; and
  • participation – to express opinions, be listened to and take part in making any decisions that affect them

How can you make a difference?

The WASH, Climate & Sustainable Environment Section, UNICEF East Asia Pacific Regional Office (EAPRO) is seeking an international consultant to carry out a rapid review of the previous nine WASH in Schools International Learning Exchanges to measure the relevance and effectiveness of these events for learning and exchange of knowledge amongst governments and other sector partners in the East Asia and Pacific and South Asia regions.

Work Assignments:

Task 1: Review of previous nine WinS ILE content, design and outputs

The consultant will carry out a review of previous WinS ILEs to determine:

  • Progress and evolution in technical content of the WinS ILEs including topics most and least exchanged (e.g. monitoring, menstrual hygiene, Three Star Approach, etc)
  • Progress in government and collective participant commitments in alignment with the SDGs
  • Relevance of the design of the WinS ILEs for the goals of learning and knowledge exchange

It is anticipated that this will mostly be accomplished through desk review, supplemented by a limited number of key informant interviews or focus group discussions, in order to keep the scope of the assignment focused. The documentation that will be provided by UNICEF and other co-convening agencies of the WinS ILE may include:

  • WinS ILE outcome documents
  • WinS ILE presentations (ppts and recordings if available)
  • WinS ILE summary reports
  • WinS Enabling Environment Matrices and Country Action Plans
  • Any other documents provided by country delegations or UNICEF

Task 2: Assessment of uptake and follow-up on ILEs in participating countries

The consultant will compile an overview of the take-up and any spin-off events from the ILEs in all participating countries, including an assessment of the factors that contributed to or prevented further take-up. It is anticipated that this will be done either through a short on-line survey or key-informant interviews with participants from participating countries.

Task 3: Synthesis report and development of recommendations

The consultant will develop a synthesis report that answers the main questions for the assignment on relevance and effectiveness of the WinS ILE. The report should also make concrete recommendations to the next hosts and organizers on:

  • How to better generate momentum and political commitments on WASH in schools through the WinS ILE
  • How to structure future exchanges to accelerate learning
  • How to facilitate more take-up of the learnings if the ILEs at national level
  • New technical topics recommended for future events
  • Monitoring framework with indicators and data collection methods for future WinS ILEs
  • How the organizers can best direct country action towards the biggest bottlenecks during the WinS ILE, using the enabling environment matrix

Work Schedule:

The consultant is expected to carry out the assignment with estimated 50 days of effort over the period of 15 December 2022 – 15 May 2023. A workplan will be submitted by the consultant during the inception phase of the consultancy.

End Product(s):

The consultant is expected to submit the following reports

  • Inception Report including methodology, timeline, and outline of the final report
  • Draft and Final Report
  • Final presentation slides with presenter notes

All reports, together with the required reporting guidelines and deadlines for submission are listed above. All reports should be written in English. Payments will only be made upon successful review and deliverable sign-off by UNICEF. Regular project status updates will be agreed upon between the selected consultant and the UNICEF contract manager (WASH Specialist P4). Regular progress meetings and approval of plans and tools/materials are expected throughout the contract period.

Deliverables

Indicative

Timeline

  1. Inception report detailing the methodology, timeline, initial activities and any proposed improvements to the project design

January 2023

  1. Draft final report as a word document for feedback from UNICEF and partners

March 2023

  1. Final report as a word document, PDF and powerpoint slide deck (with presenter notes) that could be delivered in 30 minutes

May 2023

Duration of Contract: 50 working days within 15 December 2022 – 15 May 2023

Official Travel and Work Location: No travel is anticipated. The consultant will work from his / her home office.

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

• Advanced University Degree (minimum Master’s level) from a reputable institution in Public Health, Environmental, Water or Civil Engineering, Education, International development, economics, or other social science field is required.

• At least 10 years working in the WASH and/or education sectors with international agencies

• Working experience in countries in the the South Asia, East Asia and Pacific regions

• At least 5 years of professional experience in WASH in schools either as a practitioner, consultant, researcher, or lecturer, with experience in policy analysis.

• Experience in designing WASH in schools learning (online and face to face courses)

• Knowledge of UN agencies and prior work with UNICEF WASH In schools programmes is an advantage

• Proven excellent communication skills in English

Interested candidates are requested to submit CV, full contact information of minimum 3 references, availability, and proposed daily professional fee in USD by 22 November 2022****.

For every Child, you demonstrate…

UNICEF’s values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, Accountability (CRITA) and core competencies in Communication, Working with People, and Drive for Results.

To view our competency framework, please visit here.

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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.

UNICEF has a zero-tolerance policy on conduct that is incompatible with the aims and objectives of the United Nations and UNICEF, including sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination. UNICEF also adheres to strict child safeguarding principles. All selected candidates will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles and will therefore undergo rigorous reference and background checks. Background checks will include the verification of academic credential(s) and employment history. Selected candidates may be required to provide additional information to conduct a background check.

Remarks:

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.

Individuals engaged under a consultancy or individual contract will not be considered “staff members” under the Staff Regulations and Rules of the United Nations and UNICEF’s policies and procedures, and will not be entitled to benefits provided therein (such as leave entitlements and medical insurance coverage). Their conditions of service will be governed by their contract and the General Conditions of Contracts for the Services of Consultants and Individual Contractors. Consultants and individual contractors are responsible for determining their tax liabilities and for the payment of any taxes and/or duties, in accordance with local or other applicable laws.

UNICEF is committed to promote the protection and safeguarding of all children.

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