Consultant - Sanitation and Drinking – Water

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1. Area of expertise: Consultant for Sanitation and Drinking – Water

2. Purpose of consultancy: The consultant shall work under the overall guidance of the WASH technical staff at the Ministry of Water Resources and Sanitation and under the technical supervision of the WHO - Universal Healthier Population (UHP) Cluster Lead, and Public Health and Environment focal point, WHO.

The Global Analysis and Assessment of Sanitation and Drinking Water (GLAAS) National Consultant plays an important role in GLAAS data collection by supporting processes, coordinating, and contributing to the main GLAAS outputs.

3. Background

The Global Analysis and Assessment of Sanitation and Drinking Water (GLAAS) is a UN-Water initiative implemented by the World Health Organization (WHO). GLAAS objectives are defined as, at the global and regional level, monitoring the inputs (in terms of human resources and finance) and the enabling environment (in terms of laws, plans, and policies, as well as institutional and monitoring arrangements), required to sustain and extend water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) systems and services to all, and especially to the most vulnerable population groups. GLAAS is also mandated to analyze the factors associated with progress to identify drivers and bottlenecks, highlight knowledge gaps, and assess strengths and challenges within and across countries. It aims to facilitate the work of government-led platforms to enhance coordination across the various sectors, institutions, and actors influencing and requiring WASH service delivery.

In a national context, GLAAS aims to complement WASH sector review processes and assist in assessing the state of the enabling environment, including financial and human resources inputs directed to sanitation, drinking water, and hygiene, while identifying barriers and enablers. GLAAS is not meant to be an additional burden on countries but rather a tool to aid in existing national processes.

In addition to providing sanitation and drinking-water policymakers and practitioners with a more comprehensive evidence base, the GLAAS process also informs political decision-making, particularly through its association with the Sanitation and Water for All (SWA) Partnership. Sanitation and Water for All provides a global platform for discussion among countries and donors participating in the SWA High Level Dialogue Meetings.

For the GLAAS 2024/2025 cycle, data collection will be from August to September 2024, and the GLAAS 2024/25 final data and report will be submitted on 15th October 2024 to WHO HQ.

4. Deliverables

· Facilitate the GLAAS process in Sierra Leone. This includes:

· Developing an implementation plan and receiving approval from the government and WHO country offices.

· Organizing, convening and write report on the GLAAS inception workshop with key stakeholders, including representatives from government ministries (Ministry of Finance, Education, Health, Water Resources & Sanitation, and those working in water and sanitation) and partners (such as WHO, UNICEF, INGOs, etc.); and

· Liaising with key stakeholders throughout the GLAAS process.

· Coordinate data collection. This includes:

· Reviewing sector documents as necessary.

· Ensuring all the require data are compiled in GLAAS survey form.

· Following up with stakeholders to receive complete data.

· Having the survey answered as best and completely as possible; and

· Submitting the completed GLAAS survey data base to the Ministry.

· Manage post-data collection tasks. This includes:

· Organize a final review of the completed GLAAS survey data with key stakeholders during a validation workshop.

· Facilitate the completion and submission of the data release consent form, data collection process form, and country feedback form.

· Obtain the government verification and signing off on the data; and

· Work with the GLAAS team at WHO headquarters through WCO SL on any data quality issues and requests for additional validation, if necessary, with no cost attached.

· Expected Outcomes / Impacts

· The government and stakeholders, including donors and partners, use GLAAS data for evidence-based decision-making.

· Informed policies, decisions, programs, and effective planning will increase access to WASH services.

· Strengthening national WASH systems for collection and analyze WASH data for action.

5. Qualifications, experience, skills and languages

(Identify the educational qualifications and expertise needed for the terms of reference outlined above.)

Educational Qualifications:

· Essential: A holder of a master’s degree in public health or WASH or environmental health, sanitation, or equivalent.


Essential: Experience in the sanitation or drinking-water supply sector, planning, development, and/or service delivery in Sierra Leone.

· Minimum 5 years’ experience in WASH-related activities.

· Desirable: Experience in facilitating meetings.

· Established relationships within key government ministries are desirable.


Essential: Experience using data software (e.g., MS Word, Excel, PPT, etc.)

· Knowledge of national WASH monitoring processes.

· Knowledge of key WASH sector stakeholders.

· Strong communication skills.

· Desirable: Understanding of the legal framework governing the WASH sector; and

· Proven experience in studies and evaluation of programs in the water sector.

Languages and level required (Basic/Intermediate/Expert):

Essential: English

Expert knowledge of …………….

Intermediate knowledge of ……………

Desirable: (if applicable)

Expert knowledge of …………….

Intermediate knowledge of ……………

6. Location

Freetown, Sierra Leone

7. Travel

(Please specify any expected travel(s): dates, location and purpose.)

The consultant is not expected to travel


The total consultancy cost for this assignment is SLE 46,960.4 (forty-six thousand and nine hundred & sixty & four cent New Leones). The consultant will be entitled to a sum of one thousand and one hundred and seventy-four leones and one cent (SLE 1,174.1) per day and for ten days the consultant will be entitled to eleven thousand seven hundred and forty & one cent (SLE 11,740.1) which will be paid monthly.

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