Ghana nationals: Development of MHM Guidelines

United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF)
Tamale, Ghana
Position Type: 
Organization Type: 
International Organization
Experience Level: 
Mid-Level (5-7 Years)
Degree Required: 
Advanced Degree (Master's or JD)


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UNICEF has supported the Government of Ghana to improve WASH in Schools (WinS) with the development of the WinS National minimum standards and guidelines which serves as a reference for all WASH in schools programming in Ghana. The minimum guidelines support the mandate of the Ghana Education Service, as outlined in the School Health Education Program (SHEP) policy. There are however no detailed comprehensive guidelines on Menstrual Hygiene Management (MHM).

The Ghana Education Service (GES), with support from UNICEF, has developed an MHM communication package that has been piloted in over 100 schools. Delivery to date has been on a donor-driven basis, within specific districts. However, there is no guidance to structure the delivery of MHM education in schools at scale within Ghanaian schools.

How can you make a difference?

The development of the MHM guideline  forms part of the Better Life for Girls (BLG) project which aims at equipping girls to effectively manage their menstruation and also stay in school throughout the school period.  You will be expected to complete the following tasks over the course of the contract in addition to documentation and stakeholder engagements:

Review existing documentation for preparation of inception report
Work with GES to develop an initial draft national guideline for MHM in schools building on existing manuals for MHM, with consideration of learnings from MHM program implementation in 100 schools (within Krachi East, Kpandai, North Dayi and Karaga Districts).
Engage with stakeholders, principally the MHM Technical Working Group, to refine MHM guideline and implementation model and prepare advocacy two-pager
Support SHEP to disseminate updated draft guideline and prepare a workplan for advocacy
Provide technical assistance to SHEP to implement MHM in 100 schools located in Northern Region and Volta Regions
Make input into the WASH in Institutions database monthly as required
Identify success stories for photo and video documentation
Support coordination of MHM advocacy, including sharing sessions and Menstrual Hygiene Day.


Inception report (max. 20 pages) and workplan for assignment.
Initial draft of guideline for implementing MHM in schools
Facilitation and documentation of stakeholder feedback into MHM guideline
Final draft guideline for implementing MHM in schools, advocacy workplan and two-pager
Kindly find Terms of Reference attached for details.

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

A national professional with a minimum of a Masters Degree in Public Health, Sanitation Engineering, Education, Project Management or a field related to international related development assistance. Additional training in Health Education or Communication for Development (Programme Communication) with Gender focus is a strong asset.
At least five years progressively responsible professional experience in designing, implementing or reviewing WASH in Schools behavior change programmes and projects and two years’ experience in WASH in Schools including MHM.
Experience in developing guidelines, plans or strategies
Strong writing and communication skills with proven ability to develop concise informative and accessible pieces of literature.

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.

The technical competencies required for this post are….

*See Attachment*

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.

Application must be accompanied with detailed CD and two page write up on how you intend to effectively accomplish the deliverables on this assignment.  Please indicate your daily professional fees in Ghana Cedis.  Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.Download File TOR- National Consultant - Development of MHM Guidelines.doc

Opening Date Wed Aug 22 2018 04:00:00 GMT-0500 (Central Daylight Time) Greenwich Standard Time
Closing Date Wed Sep 05 2018 18:55:00 GMT-0500 (Central Daylight Time)