Consultancy for guidelines and tools development for WASH intervention in detention centres

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Terre des hommes Foundation (Tdh)
Home-Based / Remote
Position Type: 
Organization Type: 
Experience Level: 
5-7 Years
Degree Required: 
Advanced Degree (Master's or JD)
Languages Required: 


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I. Background et justification

Terre de hommes Vision 2030 has defined Access to Justice has one of the key priority’s areas. One of the focus of the ToC of the Access to Justice programme is to work with authority and detention staffer to ensure that girls and boys are treated with dignity and are prepared for reintegration.

Terre des hommes work together with the staff of the detention centres and with training institutions for justice professionals to alleviate the negative impact of deprivation of liberty on children and young people. The final goal is to reduce violence and to lower recidivism, but also to ensure that young people in custody are treated with dignity and prepared for their reintegration.

Based on recent findings coming from different Tdh delegations working in the field, it was identified that one of the main challenges to implement water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) activities in detention centres was the lack of practical technical resources and tool, especially for hygiene promotion aspects.

Aware of this issue, Tdh wishes to call upon a consultant to produce tools adapted to our contexts and to facilitate the implementation of interventions.

II. Objectives and expected results of the consultancy

Objective: Develop operational guidance and toolkit to orient Tdh delegations in situation analysis and project design on WASH intervention in detention centres in COVID-19 context

Result 1: A guidance note for WASH activities in detention centres in COVID-19 context is produced based on extensive literature review. This guidance should include methodologies of interventions, standard activities descriptions, minimum standards and supportive tools.

A ready-to-use presentation on the guidance produced that will be used to deliver a webinar for Tdh delegation.

Result 2: Tools for assessing WASH conditions in detention centres are produced

  • WASH Knowledge, Attitudes and Practises survey (adapted to COVID-19)
  • WASH Infrastructure assessment tools based on the Facility Evaluation Tool for WASH in Institutions (FACET)

Result 3: An awareness-raising module for detainees on good hygiene practices and WASH-related behaviour changes is produced including adapted information, education and communication tools

Note: the guidance should address the key following cross-cutting elements: gender & diversity, age sensitivity, do no harm & risk analysis.

The guidance should clearly highlight the specific challenges / mitigation measures linked to the pandemics in designing / implementing WASH activities in detention centres as well as in situation analysis phase with the deployment of the recommended data collection methods.III. Final deliverables

  1. A guidance note for Tdh WASH activities in detention centres in COVID-19 context (15-20 pages);
  2. A KAP WASH survey questionnaire including differentiation by gender and age (juvenile detainees between 14 and 18 years of age), a survey methodology note (2-5 pages) and its analysis plan (Excel sheet)
  3. A set of questions to assess WASH services in detention centre adapted according to the FACET (5-10 pages)
  4. A methodological note for sensitizing detainees to good hygiene practices and WASH-related behaviour changes (10-20 pages) including modules contents and recommend approaches and tools to be used.

Note: the consultant may choose to produce the deliverables in either English or French.

IV. Key competencies and qualifications of the consultant

  • Master’s degree in public health or WASH related studies;
  • At least 5 years of professional field experience on hygiene promotion and/or WASH needs assessment;
  • Solid experience of working in detention centres;
  • Demonstrated track record in designing technical tools and guidance documents
  • Strong analytical and critical thinking skills;
  • Fluent in English AND French;
  • Ability to work independently and respond to feedback in a timely and professional manner;
  • Ability to communicate effectively in a multi-cultural environment;

III. Contract arrangements

The assignment is estimated at a total of 15-20 working days spread out within the period of September 1st to September 31th 2020.

The consultancy is fully home-based with regular communication with Tdh delegations and Tdh HQ WASH technical team.

Tdh will cover only the payment of working days. Payment of consultancy fees will be done after the validation of deliverables.

Payment of consultancy fees will be done in two instalments:

  1. 20% on signature of contract;
  2. 80 % on completion and validation of all deliverables.

How to apply

Candidates are requested to submit the following documents:

  • 1 full CV;
  • 1 financial proposal with daily fees;
  • 1 proposal of a working chronogram;
  • 1 sample of guidance / tools produced
  • 3 references with name, job title, and email address.

To apply, please send your application by email by Friday 14th of August 2020 with 1 single zipped attachment containing the required documents and indicating in the email ( ) subject line “WASH in detention centre consultancy”. We will only consider complete applications that match the required profile.

Please do not send any additional documents, including diplomas and certificates. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.

Terre des hommes offers equal working conditions for men and women. In addition, for candidates with equivalent qualifications and for positions of responsibility, female candidates are strongly encouraged. Terre des hommes' recruitment and selection procedures reflect our commitment to the safety and protection of children.

The terms of reference of the consultancy can be downloaded by following the link below: