Bangladesh nationals: WASH - TAPP WASH Sector Dev and SanmarkS

United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF)
Bangladesh
Position Type: 
Consultancy
Organization Type: 
International Organization
Experience Level: 
Senior (10+ Years)
Degree Required: 
Advanced Degree (Master's or JD)
Apply By: 
19 November 2019
3 days remaining

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Background:

Bangladesh has achieved successfully almost all targets included in MDG 7. It has now started implementing SDGs to reach to the higher achievement in all development sectors including WASH. The significant differences of SDG with MDG is that the MDG targets were set to increased percentage of the population with access to improved infrastructure, while the SDGs are designed to improve the management of multiple risks by ensuring safe and reliable services for all. This approach frames the need for enhanced strategies: getting “halfway there” in MDG period encouraged countries to “do the easiest parts first.” But SDGs have a broader focus on the empowering the poorest and hardest to reach populations with safe and sustainable services. Also, the SDGs  are predicated on the involvement of multiple institutional actors including government, market, communities, and individuals as compared to MDGs which were largely envisioned to be funded by aid flow. The SDGs put sustainable, inclusive economic development at the core of the policy, and address the ability of countries to address social challenges largely through improving their own revenue generating capabilities. The SDGs target to increase significantly the availability of high-quality, timely and reliable data disaggregated by different characteristics relevant in national contexts to strengthen monitoring, evaluation and accountability. Another important character of SDGs is the interlinked nature of the goals which promotes cross sector collaboration. 

The Policy Support Branch (PSB) has been established in the Water Supply Wing of Local Government Division (LGD) under the Ministry of Local Government of Rural Development and Cooperatives in 2016. The PSB is tasked with facilitating sectoral coordination, financing and development of policies, strategies, bi-laws and guidelines for creating enabling environment of WASH sector development. As part of its strategic upstream support to the sector, UNICEF Bangladesh will be giving highest priority in its new country programme to the provision of technical assistance for the PSB activities. The activities are related to harnessing the required political will, generating technical and policy level stakeholder buy in, re-establishing and operationalizing the defunct thematic groups and development, resource mobilization and technical support for the implementation of sector wide strategies and approaches.

Bangladesh has had great success in involving the private sector in the promotion, construction and marketing of latrines and other hygiene products and services. In UNICEFs SanMarkS program, which was implemented in six districts from 2016 to 2019, more than 500 local latrine producers (LPs) were trained, engaged in the sanitation supply chain in connection with national firms, which led to the sales and construction of more than 160,000 toilets, reaching more than 724,000 people. The average cost saving per household was equivalent to US$132 per year and the basic toilet model cost only US$18.

Purpose of Activity/Assignment:

Based on successful implementation of Sector Policy and enabling environment and SanMarkS phase 1 project UNICEF, SDC and GoB agreed to undertake new project entitled as WASH Sector Development, Policy, Advocacy and Sanitation Market System Development in Bangladesh. As endorsed by Secretary, LGD in the tri-partite meeting with UNICEF-SDC and PSB, LGD dated 22 July 2019, UNICEF will hire a consultant to prepare a Technical Assistance Project Proposal (TAPP) in consultation with the key stakeholders. The consultant should have experience developing slimier kind of TAPP/DPP and familiar with GoB planning process. 

Under this assignment, some of the expected tasks include:

  • Draft an MoU between SDC-UNICEF-LGD/ERD on WASH Sector Development, Policy, Advocacy and Sanitation Market System Development in Bangladesh project.
  • Draft texts and annexes of proposed TAPP on WASH Sector Development, Policy, Advocacy and Sanitation Market System Development in Bangladesh project as per Planning Commission format of GoB.
  • Draft detail budget sheet, procurement plan etc. of TAPP on WASH Sector Development, Policy, Advocacy and Sanitation Market System Development in Bangladesh project as per Planning Commission format of GoB.
  • Finalize draft TAPP (both text, detail budget, procurement plan, required human resources (manpower), project duration, Organogram and annexes) on WASH Sector Development, Policy, Advocacy and Sanitation Market System Development in Bangladesh project with consultation of the key stakeholders such as PSB, LGD, DPHE, NILG, BARD, PKSF, UNICEF, SDC, Planning wing of DPHE, LGD, MoF, Planning Commission, ERD etc.
  • Facilitate approval of the TAPP on WASH Sector Development, Policy, Advocacy and Sanitation Market System Development in Bangladesh project from, LGD and Ministry of Planning of GoB.

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

  • An advanced university degree in one of the following areas: Finance, Commerce or Public Health Engineering, Business Administration, Social Science or a field relevant to WASH related development assistance.
  • At least 10 years’ experience in development field, Government of Bangladesh (Retired civil servant of GoB having working experience in ERD, Planning Commission, LGD, DPHE planning wing, MoF etc.) will be given preference in the selection process.
  • Well conversant with GoB procedures, rules, regulations, planning process, development plan formulation, policies and strategies of the water supply and sanitation sector in Bangladesh;
  • Extensive experience in organizing and facilitating meetings/workshops/seminars;
  • Good interpersonal, leadership and management skills in implementing multi-party development projects.
  • Working experience with donors funded Government projects/organization/international
  • Computer skills especially in word processing, MS Excels is preferred.
  • Excellent spoken and written English.

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.

View our competency framework at

http://www.unicef.org/about/employ/files/UNICEF_Competencies.pdf

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, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks, and will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles.

Remarks:

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process. This is deliverables-based contract. The technical suitability of the candidates is assessed first through review of applications, test and/or interviews; to be followed by the invitation to provide financial offer for the candidates who best meet the technical requirements.

Opening Date Mon Nov 04 2019 04:00:00 GMT+0100 (Central European Standard Time) Bangladesh Standard Time
Closing Date Tue Nov 19 2019 18:55:00 GMT+0100 (Central European Standard Time)